Who Should I Start? - Week 7

DeMarco Murray or Marshawn Lynch

 
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  DeMarco MurrayD. Murray
RB - TEN
DeMarco Murray
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Marshawn LynchM. Lynch
RB - OAK
Marshawn Lynch
vs. KC, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 18# 24-
Best Rank# 12# 16-
Worst Rank# 75# 36-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CLE vs. KC-
Matchup Rank2421-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att23.723.4
Rush Yds72.3112
Rush TD0.60.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total49.941.5-
Avg Game8.36.9-
Avg Projection9.19.6-
Week 614.76.3-
    
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Weather76 F, Mostly Cloudy-
    
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  DeMarco MurrayD. Murray
RB - TEN
DeMarco Murray
Marshawn LynchM. Lynch
RB - OAK
Marshawn Lynch
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. OAK
12 rush, 44 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
at TEN
18 rush, 76 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at JAC
9 rush, 25 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
12 rush, 45 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. SEA
14 rush, 115 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 5 yds, 0 td
at WAS
6 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at HOU
7 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
at DEN
9 rush, 12 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at MIA
14 rush, 58 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 4 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
vs. BAL
12 rush, 43 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. IND
12 rush, 40 yds, 1 td
4 tar, 4 rec, 47 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
13 rush, 63 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at CLE vs. KC
Week 8BYE WEEK at BUF
Week 9 vs. BAL at MIA
Week 10 vs. CINBYE WEEK
Week 11 at PIT vs. NE
Week 12 at IND vs. DEN
Week 13 vs. HOU vs. NYG
Week 14 at ARI at KC
Week 15 at SF vs. DAL
Week 16 vs. LAR at PHI
Week 17 vs. JAC at LAC
  DeMarco MurrayD. Murray
RB - TEN
DeMarco Murray
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Marshawn LynchM. Lynch
RB - OAK
Marshawn Lynch
vs. KC, Thu 8pm EDT
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts11.813.5
Rush Yards48.256.9
Rush TDs0.40.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions2.41.3
Rec Yards17.89.8
Rec TDs0.10.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.19.6
   
  DeMarco MurrayD. Murray
RB - TEN
DeMarco Murray
Marshawn LynchM. Lynch
RB - OAK
Marshawn Lynch
2017 Points 
Week 16.09.2
Week 22.810.9
Week 318.02.6
Week 43.51.2
Week 54.911.3
Week 614.76.3
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  DeMarco MurrayD. Murray
RB - TEN
DeMarco Murray
Marshawn LynchM. Lynch
RB - OAK
Marshawn Lynch
2017 Targets 
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  DeMarco MurrayD. Murray
RB - TEN
DeMarco Murray
at CLE, Sun 1pm EDT
Marshawn LynchM. Lynch
RB - OAK
Marshawn Lynch
vs. KC, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
There is some danger in playing Murray, as he has a strained hammy and the Titans likely wouldn't need him against the Browns. He could end up with a huge game if they trust him with 12+ touches, however, so consider him a boom or bust this week. While Kansas City's pass defense has been a disaster this year, their run defense is still strong. Lynch should get his usual 12 to 15 carries with 30 to 50 yards and a coin flip at a touchdown. Unfortunately in today's age, that is a starting fantasy running back.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 It's gotten to the point where Marshawn Lynch just doesn't play on a team good enough to grind him out in wins, leaving him to touch the ball a maximum of 13 times over the last five weeks. He's coming off a matchup against the Chargers who may just be the worst run defense in the league, yet he walked away with just 63 yards. Lynch isn't done, but he's also not getting enough work to trust on a weekly basis. Prior to Le'Veon Bell killing them last week, the Chiefs hadn't allowed a running back to total more than 79 yards on the ground.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Murray is losing touches to RB Derrick Henry, but he still could have flex value in a favorable matchup. The Chiefs are 14th against fantasy running backs, Lynch is a low-upside flex play on a struggling offense.