By Chris Zolli, Cowboys Correspondent, Tue, Oct 14th 11:20am EDT
Joseph Randle was arrested Monday night for shoplifting and was released on bail early Tuesday morning. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: This is bad news for fantasy owners that looked at Randle as a good sleeper as DeMarco Murray's backup. He has played well in limited time this year and may still be a part of the Cowboys long term plan later in the season. This arrrest will cause issues. especially considering head coach Jason Garrett's hard stance on legal issues
By Chris Zolli, Cowboys Correspondent, Tue, Oct 7th 11:41am EDT
Joseph Randle only had two carries for four yards last week and only has 11 carries for 61 yards on the season. (Source: NFL
Fantasy Impact: Joseph Randle, or Lance Dunbar quite frankly, need to unburden DeMarco Murray or his record pace may come to a sudden stop. Randle has earned the backup running back role as Dunbar has not been good at all this season and Randle has a much higher upside. Murray says that he wants to maintain his pace, a career high 31 carries last week defends that point, but it is foolish for a running back to go from 217 carries to 400+ carries. For Murray to feel less of a burden, Randle needs to continue his 5.5 yard per carry pace so that the offense continues to run smoothly without Murray. There are some that see a lot of Murray's explosiveness in Randle so they could be a great combination in the backfield. If the Cowboys choose to limit Murray, Randle would be an outstanding sleeper pickup in all formats, as he also showed that he can be at least an average receiver out of the backfield.
By Chris Zolli, Cowboys Correspondent, Sat, Oct 4th 9:57am EDT
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones cautions that Joseph Randle should get more carries so DeMarco Murray is not overburdened. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Randle, the Cowboys' 2013 5th round pick out of Oklahoma State, has only been in on 16 offensive snaps for the Cowboys in 2014 but has been effective with 9 carries for 57 yards. As reported frequently, starting running back DeMarco Murray is on pace for nearly 400 carries this and the nearly consensus opinion is that he will not be able to withstand that workload; that is where Randle comes in. Randle was not good in 2013, as he only averaged three yards per carry, but 6.3 yards per carry this year and college success, 3000 rushing yards with a 5.5 yards per carry, show that Randle can be explosive. If Murray were to get injured or if the team chose to limit his workload in a week, Randle would be a great deep sleeper. He also had 100 receptions in his college career, so he could be an option out of the backfield as a receiver.
RotoBaller | Oct 14th
BALLER MOVE: Stash in 14+ Team Leagues Owned in 7% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: As a Giants fan, it pains me to have recommend a Cowboys running back. But I take my job of helping you guys find running backs very seriously, so I do what I must. You all know by now that DeMarco Murray is playing like he […]
RotoBaller | Oct 7th
BALLER MOVE: Add in deep STD leagues (14+), Continue monitoring <12 teams Owned in 6% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: I’m sure many people have noticed that DeMarco Murray is on fire this year with over 100 yards each of the first 5 games of the season. This accomplishment has only happened 3 times ever! To add to this accomplishment Murray [&he...