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DeMarco Murray puts up solid fantasy points against Steelers

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

DeMarco Murray fared well against Pittsburgh's stingy run defense. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Steelers rank fifth in the league against the run, but DeMarco Murray didn't have much of problem racking up the yards against them on Sunday. He rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, averaging 5.8 yards per touch.

Murray also caught four passes for 31 yards on the afternoon, hauling in each of his targets from Tony Romo.

Fantasy Impact: You might have been skeptical about Murray's upside this week, but hopefully you stuck with the Cowboys No. 1 back. Dallas didn't force feed him the ball this time around. It didn't matter for Murray's stats, though.

The Cowboys face a much easier Saints defense next weekend. Continue sticking with Murray in your starting lineup.

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