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Cowboys Vs. Bills: DeMarco Murray Week 10 Fantasy Football Projection

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is getting the start for the second straight week since starter Felix Jones is going to be out with an ankle injury. This week against the Bills, Murray is expected to be a top-10 running back this week, according to numberFire. Murray will get the yards, but the touchdowns have not been there this season.

The past three weeks where Murray has seen an increase in carries and has averaged 155 yards per game but Murray had only one touchdown during that stretch. NumberFire considers Murray a high risk player to start this week and it is due to his lack of touchdowns.

 

CBS Sports fantasy offers some more insight about Murray against the Bills this week:

 

It has taken only three games for Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray to lead all NFL rookies in rushing with 539 yards. Murray has been on a roll since replacing the injured Felix Jones and carries that momentum into Week 10 vs. Buffalo. The matchup against Buffalo sets up favorable for the rookie to keep rolling. The Bills are allowing RBs to average 19.0 Fantasy points per week, which is 11th-highest in the NFL. RBs have totaled 10 touchdowns (eight rushing) against the Bills, and two RBs -- Cedric Benson and Ahmad Bradshaw -- have rushed for 100-plus yards against Buffalo.

Here is the complete running back rankings from numberFire:

Top Running Backs powered by numberFire.com
Rank Player Opponent Points
1 Arian Foster (RB, HOU) vs. TB 16.95
2 Lesean McCoy (RB, PHI) vs. ARI 15.94
3 Adrian Peterson (RB, MIN) vs. GB 15.82
4 Maurice Jones-Drew (RB, JAX) vs. IND 15.35
5 Fred Jackson (RB, BUF) vs. DAL 14.98
6 Ray Rice (RB, BAL) vs. SEA 14.91
7 Matt Forte (RB, CHI) vs. DET 14.75
8 Steven Jackson (RB, STL) vs. CLE 14.16
9 Frank Gore (RB, SF) vs. NYG 13.74
10 DeMarco Murray (RB, DAL) vs. BUF 13.31
11 Michael Turner (RB, ATL) vs. NO 13.18
12 Willis McGahee (RB, DEN) vs. KC 13.12
13 Michael Bush (RB, OAK) vs. SD 13.09
14 Darren Sproles (RB, NO) vs. ATL 12.69
15 Chris Johnson (RB, TEN) vs. CAR 12.27
16 Ryan Mathews (RB, SD) vs. OAK 11.44
17 Shonn Greene (RB, NYJ) vs. NE 11.36
18 LeGarrette Blount (RB, TB) vs. HOU 11.09
19 Beanie Wells (RB, ARI) vs. PHI 10.95
20 Mike Tolbert (RB, SD) vs. OAK 10.48
21 Rashard Mendenhall (RB, PIT) vs. CIN 10.18
22 Reggie Bush (RB, MIA) vs. WAS 10.16
23 Jonathan Stewart (RB, CAR) vs. TEN 9.85
24 Cedric Benson (RB, CIN) vs. PIT 9.52
25 Roy Helu (RB, WAS) vs. MIA 9.02

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