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Defenses have had their fill with Murray lately.
Partly, that was due to the absence of his lead blocker, fullback Tony Fiametta. Fiametta had missed the last three games with an unknown illness (and whether the illness is linked to a concussion is also unknown). Without Fiametta, Murray averaged 66 yards per game and 3.4 yards per carry in those games.
Generally, the difference between the Cowboys running game with and without Fiametta is night and day. In the six games with him, the Cowboys average 145.8 yards rushing per game. Without him, they average 83.8 yards rushing per game in six games.
Murray has reason to rejoice with the expected return of Fiametta. Fiametta told reporters on Monday that doctors cleared him to practice on Wednesday and play on Sunday. Fiametta seemed itching to return.
"It's going to be a good time to come back," he said, "big game, and I want to make a difference."
In addition to having Fiametta back blocking for him, Murray will be facing an easy Giants run defense. The Giants allow 127 yards per game rushing, 23rd in the NFL. Also, the Giants are No. 28 in rushing touchdowns allowed (13).
Murray could find his way back into the end zone for the first time since Week 10. He's a keen start for fantasy owners.