Despite early-week optimism that Murray would gut it out and play through a sprained MCL sustained in Week 6 versus the Redskins, he will instead be sidelined. It would have been an unlikely scenario to return after just a week's rest from a multi-week injury, especially with the Cowboys getting serviceable play from Joseph Randle and having the ability to thrive in a pass-heavy game plan.
Fantasy Spin: Randle will once again get the start, but expect his workload to be cut into with Lance Dunbar returning to the team after sustaining a hamstring injury earlier this season. Versus a Lions defense that is allowing a league-worst 5.1 yards per carry, the Cowboys ought to be able to deploy an effective rushing attack with Randle leading the way.
In a week that's been overtaken with injuries and byes, Randle can be penned into fantasy lineups as a solid RB2 in what could be a shootout.