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Felix Jones Week 16 Fantasy Projections

Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones is back in the starting running back roll since rookie DeMarco Murray is out for the season with a broken ankle. Jones was the starter prior to his own ankle injury that sidelined him for most of October, however in the last two games when Jones was the starter and rushed for over 100 yards in each game but he did not see the endzone in those games.

Normally, Jones would be a no-brainer to start but he only practiced on Thursday and that was on a limited basis, however Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones said he would be "surprised" if the Jones does not play:

"It would surprise me if Felix does not go," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "That would surprise me. On the other hand, it would be madness not to recognize he hasn't practiced this week, so you better have another plan in place.

"The point is these things are something that you gauge that has anything to do with how much he exerts and then how he feels after the exertion. He did it yesterday, he's doing that today. We'll have a much better feel at game time tomorrow on just how much he can get."

The official Cowboys injury report lists Jones as questionable with a hamstring injury.

As for Jones fantasy value, Fake Teams ranks Jones ranked as the No. 19 back likely due to the uncertain status of Jones, but over at numberFire they rank Jones as the No. 9 back for Week 16.

For more on the Dallas Cowboys head over to Blogging the Boys, and for more fantasy football check out Fake Teams as well as SB Nation's fantasy football hub.

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