DeMarco Murray injury update: Fantasy owners welcome him back in favorable matchup

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DeMarco Murray is back in the lineup to face the Vikings. We break down the fantasy implications.

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is listed as probable to face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. He didn't miss any practice this week and will return to the lineup.

The Cowboys have been without Murray since Oct. 13 after his knee sprain and nobody has really stepped up in his stead. Joseph Randle had double-digit carries in his last three games, but hie didn't clear 2.0 yards per game in two of them.

Murray wasn't having too great of a year before going down, totaling 428 rushing yards, 164 receiving yards and three scores. He still boasts an average of 4.7 yards per carry, but the Dallas has never been much of a rushing team.

Fantasy impact: The full week of practice is a great sign that he's close to 100 percent. What's more, the Cowboys said Murray could have played in the game following their loss to the Detroit Lions last week. Considering the plus matchup, Murray makes sense as a RB2 in most leagues, including PPR. Owners can look to cut guys like Joseph Randle because he didn't prove anything as the starter.

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