Archive for DeMarco Murray

NEWS: Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray, will DAL be able to sign both?

SMITTY: According to several reports, Jerry Jones admitted recently that it will be challenging to retain both DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant heading into 2015. Murray, who is no spring chicken given he turns 27 shortly, might not command as much off-season attention as he hopes. That said, it only takes one team to look past his age and injury history, and if you look at what he did last year, he deserves a ton more than the low-ball offers the Cowboys have been slinging in the runner’s direction. Expect Dallas to focus on signing Dez, then expect them to refocus their attention on retaining Murray after the running back tests the open market. In Dallas, Murray has top 1-5RB upside heading into 2015; however, if in another situation, he could drop a lot from that slotting, Dallas is that good of a situation. Looking for Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings?

NEWS: Aaron Rodgers (calf) active and will start Divisional Playoff game against Cowboys.

SMITTY: No surprise here. While anything can go down on Sundays, this should be a high scoring game, which is fantastic for all. Looking for Week 19 Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings?

ARTICLE: Crazy-Early 2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (Dynasty)

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Hey Starters Nation:

Looking for an early 2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft / Rankings heading into 2015? This is a dynasty mock draft, so keep in mind that players like Marshawn Lynch, Peyton Manning, Matt Forte, among others, are going to fall much, much further than they would in a early 2015 fantasy football yearly-league mock draft, but this mock draft should be rather useful to all fantasy leaguers, as for the most part things in redraft and dynasty can often times line-up rather well entering January. On that note, enjoy!

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ARTICLE: Who are the top 20 Dynasty Fantasy Football Players for 2015?

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Are you a dynasty fantasy football nut in need of some 2015 fantasy football content? Well, here is a writeup on the Top 20 Fantasy Football Dynasty Players heading into 2015 and beyond. Note, this is not a fantasy football mock draft, it is more of a value-based board, meaning you will find Aaron Rodgers and Andrew Luck a lot higher than you’d want to draft them, which ultimately means that I’m suggesting that their values are fantastic when faced off against their early 2015 Average Draft Positions (ADPs). So, again, this is NOT a mock draft, but in many cases will mirror where mocks have some of the players going in early mocks. Enjoy.View Top 20 Dynasty Players

NEWS: Aaron Rodgers and team not concerned over calf?

SMITTY: The team doesn’t appear to be worried about his calf, and neither are we. Expect him to be ready to rumble against the Cowboys in a Divisional battle. This should be a high-scoring event for all those Cowboys and Packers players. Looking for Week 19 Fantasy Football Playoff Rankings?

NEWS: DeMarco Murray admits broken hand was hurting during Week 16 game.

SMITTY: He wasn’t involved in the passing game, which was kind of expected, but many sources believe that should change in Week 17, as he should be a touch healthier. Because there is still some playoff round clinching to do for the Cowboys, we expect Murray to play, and play well (same goes for Romo down to Dez), in Week 17, but check back all week to ensure he suffers no setbacks with the hand! Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: DeMarco Murray (hand) will be the one to decide if he plays Week 16?

SMITTY: Word is that if it’s left up to DeMarco Murray, he will most likely play Week 16. This is great news for those hoping to win their Week 16 fantasy championship on his shoulders. He may not see his usual workload, making both Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar decent super-desperate flex plays, but Murray should see well-near 20 touches, or even 20 carries, if he starts. “Should” being the keyword here, though, as anything can happen during the game. If he is playing though, sitting him is just about unthinkable. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: DeMarco Murray (hand) practiced for second-straight day on Thursday.

SMITTY: He only got in limited sessions according to reports, but he is continuing to see action in practiced and is even catching passes with his wrapped hand. While we can see him sitting Week 16 out last-minute, as the Cowboys will have a preparation advantage keeping the Colts in the dark up until game-time, there is a real chance he plays. If he doesn’t, Joseph Randle could have sneaky-good RB2-type production for a week. He is a tough runner and would do very well behind that line. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: DeMarco Murray (hand/surgery) has a chance to play Week 16?

SMITTY: According to several reports, the Cowboys are hopeful that DeMarco Murray (hand/surgery) can play in Week 16. This would seem quite reckless if the Cowboys shoved him out onto the field, as they have already given him record-breaking touches this year, a workload that often times destroys a player heading into that next NFL season. Joseph Randle is a must-grab right now for all fantasy owners, as he can be a top 5-10RB this week if Murray sits. Standby for more on this topic, but our guess is that Murray will remain questionable all the way up to game day. Looking for Week 16 Power Rankings?

NEWS: DeMarco Murray suffers broken hand and will require surgery.

SMITTY: Horrible news. DeMarco Murray will undergo surgery to repair the hand (left), but he hasn’t been officially ruled out of Week 16. We expect him to miss Week 16, but stay tuned. Players with similar injuries have been known to come back in 1-2 weeks, but since most fantasy seasons end after Week 16, Joseph Randle becomes the top pickup of the week! Lance Dumbar could see in uptick in production as well, but Randle is a tough runner capable of 100 yards and a score any game he gets big carries. Stay tuned.