Fantasy Football Week 7 Injury Report: Fantasy Advice Heading into the Weekend

Jerry Jones told the Dallas Morning News that DeMarco Murray is “probably” out for Sunday with a sprained MCL in his left knee.

We’re not totally sure what the severity of Murray’s injury is, so he could be out anywhere from two weeks to a full month.

While not a No. 1 fantasy running back during the preseason, Murray has been hovering around the edge of the top 10 fantasy running backs both in PPR and non-PPR leagues, though his point totals come in large doses.

He’ll have a huge week, followed by a so-so week. So his absence isn’t insubstantial, but it’s also not a tragedy.

It looks as though he’ll be back in four weeks at worst (barring a setback), so he is definitely someone worth holding on to, but you need a replacement who can serve not just in an immediate capacity, but longer term.

As with Randall Cobb, you’re not likely to find a solution who will fill Murray’s shoes very easily, so you might need to find a stop-gap measure.

Of course, one place to look is Peyton Hillis, who has just signed with the New York Giants.

Mind you, it’s not a great solution given that we don’t know how effective he’ll be—when last we saw him (in Kansas City) he had a 101-yard game against Indianapolis which he followed up with a five-carry, four-yard performance against Denver in Week 17. We also don’t know what Brandon Jacobs’ status is, though with the huge layoff between Thursday night and the next game on Monday night, he should be OK.

Hillis should get work, but how much is hard to say.

Zac Stacy doesn’t have great matchups—in fact, he has Carolina, then Seattle and Tennessee before seeing Indianapolis, so it’s rough—but he is running well and will hold the primary running back position for the Rams for the foreseeable future.

He could fill in as a flex play, allowing you to shuffle someone else forward into a No. 1 or 2 running back spot.

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