Fantasy
Ready to feast
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - With 10 days between games, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray will have plenty of time to digest after feasting on Thanksgiving Day against the Raiders.

He'll need his appetite for the tasty matchups ahead in the fantasy playoffs.

Dallas plays at Chicago, against Green Bay and at Washington over the next three weeks.

The Bears have given up 156.8 rushing yards per game and 10 touchdowns to opposing running backs the last six games.

The Packers just allowed 237 rushing yards and a touchdown on 40 carries to Detroit Lions running backs on Thanksgiving and have given up 21 fantasy points per game to RBs in the last five games.

And while the Redskins limited San Francisco running backs to 56 yards on 24 carries Monday, they have allowed the third most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season.

Murray has produced at least 12 fantasy points in each of the last three games after getting just four carries in Week 10 against Minnesota.

He's averaging 18.1 touches per game this season and has produced 965 yards from scrimmage, including 697 yards on the ground, in 10 games. Murray now has seven touchdowns on the year, one more than he had in his first two seasons combined.

There's also nothing standing in the way of Murray getting 20 touches per game for the rest of the season.

Dallas lost change-of-pace back Lance Dunbar, who had 82 rushing yards on 12 carries against the Raiders, for the season due to ligament damage in his left knee.

The kitchen reopens for Murray Monday, Dec. 9. He should be starving by then.




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