Fantasy Football News: Player News and Updates for 11/29/13
Fantasy Football Daily: Checking in on yesterday's stars, injuries and more
November 29, 2013
Yesterday gave us our first dose of Week 13 action in the NFL, kicking off the fantasy football scoring with a bang. We’ve got a couple more days to wait before our games resume, so with that in mind let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy fantasy names out there who are making headlines this morning. Here’s the latest.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys: What a great game Murray had against the Raiders yesterday. His fantasy owners are incredibly happy this morning after the incredible three-touchdown, 102-yard outing in the victory. It was the first multi-TD game of Murray’s career.
That gives him three double-digit fantasy weeks in a row, and he should keep right on rolling. After the extended rest, the Cowboys will get back to work next Monday in Chicago.
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Lance Dunbar, RB, Dallas Cowboys: While we’re in the Cowboys backfield, let’s take a look at Dunbar, who was a pretty big contributor in his own right. He posted 94 total yards on 13 touches, which was a career day for him. Unfortunately, he hyper-extended his knee late in the game and didn’t return.
The good news here is that Dunbar walked off under his own power, so maybe he’ll be able to utilize the extended rest to get healthy again. He’ll be a waiver wire consideration this week.
Nate Burleson, WR, Detroit Lions: After posting seven catches for 77 yards and a TD last week against the Buccaneers, Burleson became a complete and utter disappointment yesterday. He got one target (which was more of a sack-avoiding overthrow) and came up with exactly zero catches in the Lions big win. It’s frustrating, as there were some high hopes for Burleson’s fantasy prospects this week, and he was just about the only one in a Lions jersey to not get in on the action.
Don’t do anything rash like drop him. He should be able to find his form again next week--we think.
Rashad Jennings, RB, Oakland Raiders: We’ve got another injury concern in the Raiders backfield. Jennings was having a good day against the Cowboys, notching 35 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns (the first multi-score outing of his career). Then, late in the fourth quarter, Jennings sustained a knee to the head on a tackle and came out of the game with an injury. He was later diagnosed with a concussion, so owners will have to monitor his progress heading into Week 14 in New York.
The good news here is that he’s got a few extra days to potentially get healthy.
Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers: Hopefully, you didn’t have any Packers on your fantasy roster yesterday because, well, they were flat-out terrible. The offense was utterly lost without Aaron Rodgers, and their porous offensive line offered QB Matt Flynn no time to throw and Lacy nowhere to run. He ended up with just 16 rush yards on 10 carries and two grabs for 23 more in what was his worst game of the season.
Lacy should fare better next week against the Falcons. Hopefully Rodgers will be healthy by that time and the team won’t have to rely on either of their backup-level options.
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