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|When Felix Jones went down with an ankle injury in Week 6, Murray took over the starting role and proved the Cowboys made the correct decision by drafting him in the 3rd round of the 2011 draft. Murray ran wild over the St. Louis Rams in Week 7 with 25 rushes for 253 yards and a score. He put together a string of solid performances until suffering a broken ankle in Week 14 that ended his season. Murray possesses outstanding speed, enough agility to make tacklers miss on the second level and enough strength to run over defenders when he has a head of steam. Unfortunately, he also can’t stay healthy making him a risky proposition as a RB1 in 2012. One thing is for certain, head coach Jason Garrett will give him the ball enough to establish himself as an upper tier running back. In the seven games that he was the Cowboys primary back, Murray accumulated 155 touches. His talent and productivity when he played last season coupled with the Cowboys strong offense basically ensure that some owner in your league will draft him as their RB1 and take on that risk. You need to decide if that owner is going to be you.
|Titans working on plan to split carries -- Wed Aug 24 4:15 pm --|
DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry will work in tandem
|The Titans will have a game plan for DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry, of course. Offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie will be calling the plays, but certainly Mularkey can make requests. “We’ll find ways to get [Henry] on the field,” he said. “We know what he’s capable of doing. I just want to be careful, I did it one time when I went in and was worrying about how many numbers guys were getting and it didn’t work.
“We’re going to do what’s best for the team like we’ve been doing from the beginning. And whatever that is, if he’s a large part of it, [he] is. But he’ll have a role, definitely.”
Mularkey said while Henry has shown he needs to be on the field, Murray hasn’t shown any reason not to be on the field.
FF Today's Take: There really isn't anything new to chew on here other than the confirmation that rookie Derrick Henry has carved out a true role within Tennessee's backfield. Instead of simply spelling DeMarco Murray in the traditional backup role, Henry is expected to be a consistent part of the running game each week. Nonetheless, the team will need improved play from its offensive line in order to make either running back a top option. In redraft leagues Murray looks like a nice RB2 value heading into the year while Henry deserves to be moved firmly into RB3 territory.