NFL fantasy football: DeMarco Murray likely out again

Cowboys mum on Murray: Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is still on crutches, although head coach Jason Garrett isn’t saying whether or not the running back will play this weekend against the New York Giants. However, Murray is avoiding putting any weight on his sprained foot, so you don’t need a medical degree to know that it doesn’t bode well for his status in Week 8. The Giants are a bad matchup for fantasy running backs, but Murray or even Felix Jones would have been a better option than Dallas’ likely RB duo of Phillip Tanner and Lance Dunbar. In a week that features some of the top fantasy backs on byes, your choices might be limited, but scour the waiver wire before you give any of the ‘Boys RBs a look.

No timetable for MJD: The good news for Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is that he won’t need surgery for a Lisfranc injury, but it doesn’t answer the question of when he’ll return. You can debate whether this is just bad luck or another bad example of a holdout running back. Either way, we’re back on the Rashad Jennings bandwagon, just as we were during the preseason. This week’s opponent, the Green Bay Packers, have been average at best against the run this season, so Jennings is worth snagging off the waiver wire — especially with uncertainty about Blaine Gabbert’s status.

Amendola practices: Word comes from across the pond that St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola practiced on a limited basis as the team prepares for its game in London against the New England Patriots. He’s still a few weeks away from being back on the field on gameday, but he also appears to be a few weeks ahead of schedule. If you made the decision to stash Amendola on your roster, you might be rewarded for your patience. If he’s on the waiver wire in your league (and have the space on your roster), you might want to quietly pick him up in time for your fantasy playoffs.

— Marcas Grant
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