NFL fantasy football: DeMarco Murray still out of OTAs

Murray still struggling with injury: Stop me if you’ve heard this one … DeMarco Murray is out with an injury. The third-year running back is still recovering from a hamstring injury and is expected to miss at least a portion of Dallas’ organized team activities. There’s no denying Murray’s effectiveness when he’s on the field, but the fact that he’s already missed nine games in his first two seasons is cause for concern. In the interim, it likely means rookie Joseph Randle will see more snaps — though Randle is still recovering from thumb surgery.

Ravens could seek veteran WR: Now that Anquan Boldin is plying his trade for the San Francisco 49ers, the Ravens plan to rely on a pair of young receivers – Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones — to pick up the slack. However, general manager Ozzie Newsome admits that the team could target a veteran wideout if the team can’t get production from the position. We’re likely a long way from seeing that happen, but it could cause a shake-up in the pecking order if the move indeed comes to pass.

Pead looking to compete in St. Louis: The Rams’ running back job is reportedly wide open. But in practice, it appears Daryl Richardson is in the catbird seat. That isn’t discouraging Isaiah Pead from believing he can challenge for the top spot. He’ll have some work to do since he appears destined for a gig as a third-down back. It’s been hard to rank either player without knowing how they’ll be used during the season. But if the latest reports are any indication, those clouds could be starting to clear.

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