The news out of Dallas so far this week has been optimistic. The team seems to believe that there is a great chance for him to play in this week's all important tilt against the Indianapolis Colts. Murray has had some participation in practice, wearing a pad on his broken hand and taking hand offs from Brandon Weeden. But, Murray owners should be forewarned. Terrell Owens and Emmitt Smith both experienced the same injury and needed to wait a week before returning to the field.
That's why it behooves fantasy owners who are in the midst of a playoff fight to grab Joseph Randle from the waiver wire. Randle has shown flashes of brilliance in the limited playing time he has received this season and has filled in capably for Murray when he's struggled with injuries in past seasons. In 2014, Randle has received just 34 carries, as Murray has toted the rock over 400 times.
All he's done with these carries is produce 237 yards, 2 touchdowns and 7 yards per attempt. The Cowboys' offensive line has been able to open gaping holes no matter who is in the backfield and there is no reason to believe that this will change, especially against the Colts' leaky run defense.
Tony Romo is still a major injury risk and it's hard to see the Cowboys changing course and asking him to sling the pigskin 40 times. If Murray is unable to go, fantasy owners can use Randle as a plug and play option. Cowboys fans need not fret, as their running game remains in safe hands, regardless of Murray's condition.