DeMarco Murray practices Wednesday, likely to play for fantasy owners

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Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray practiced on Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was at practice on Wednesday, and took reps with the first team, according to Todd Archer of ESPN. Murray is dealing with an MCL sprain sustained on Oct. 13.

Murray missed the Cowboys' Week 7 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Rookie Joseph Randle started in his place and played a decent game, carrying the ball 19 times for 65 yards with no touchdowns. Randle also added three receptions for 28 yards in the game.

Murray is the team's leading rusher, though. He's carried the ball 91 times fr 428 yards and three touchdowns with a per-carry average of 4.7 yards. Randle comes in second with 30 carries for 82 yards, and a paltry 2.7 yards per-carry average. Obviously, the Cowboys would like to get Murray back as soon as possible, though Randle could be in line for more carries.

Fantasy Impact: Murray hasn't been huge for fantasy owners, but he's developed into a solid second or even third running back option. He was drafted all over the place, so there's certainly happy and disappointed fantasy owners at this point. Still, Murray is a solid option going forward and should be started this week, unless we hear otherwise heading into further practices.

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