Joseph Randle was one of the only positives for the Cowboys, who lost 6-23 versus the 49ers at Levi stadium. Randle had a stat line of seven Car, 30 Yds rushing and zero TDs. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Randle was initially ruled "doubtful", but ended up playing behind Darren McFadden who disappointed. This was great news for Randle who will see an increased workload if McFadden can't contribute. Randle lead the league with 6.7 YPC last season, but it was on limited work (51 Car) and running behind DeMarco Murray who Dallas lost in free agency. Randle's current ADP of RB22 and 42nd overall offers major upside, especially if McFadden gets injured or can't produce.
Category: Game Recaps
Fri, Aug 21st 9:31pm EDT
By John Muguerza
Joseph Randle is "doubtful" for Sunday's game after aggravating a strained oblique injury during Thursday's practice. (Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Fantasy Impact: This is starting to become a concerning trend with Randle, who missed last weeks game also due to the injury. This opens up the door for Darren McFadden to get a run with the first team offense and show he still has something left to contribute. If McFadden looks good and can stay healthy it will negatively affect Randle's fantasy ceiling, perhaps dropping him into the low end RB2 range. However the big "if" is McFadden staying healthy, since he's missed 29 games with 15 different injuries in his seven year NFL career. Randle's ADP is currently RB 22, according to fantasypros.com.
Category: Injury Updates
Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle aggravated a strained oblique injury during Thursday's practice session. Randle is now doubtful to play in the team's second preseason game this weekend. (Source: Star-Telegram)
Fantasy Impact: Obliques are known to linger, and considering the setback you can expect the Cowboys to take it easy with Randle. This means more time for Darren McFadden, who's recovering from his own injuries. Considering the injuries that all three of the Cowboys' RBs are dealing with, including Lance Dunbar, it's anyone's guess how things will be spread around in the early going.
Category: Injury Updates
Now that the Dallas backfield is finally getting healthy it looks like the Cowboys will roll with the combination of Randle, McFadden and Dunbar to start the season. (Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Fantasy Impact: This was somewhat expected since the Cowboys haven't signed a free agent RB even after Randle, McFadden, Dunbar and Johnson all got injured during training camp. However, Randle should lead the committee in touches and will get an even bigger workload if or when McFadden goes down with another injury. But until then Randle's fantasy ceiling will be capped to no more than a RB2 range based on his limited workload. McFadden has missed 29 games with 15 different injuries in his seven year NFL career.