Originally written on Fantasy Sports Locker Room  |  Last updated 11/10/14

After a week of discussion about how the Cowboys needed to commit to the run the team, and their Quarterback who took some heat from Cowboys defenders this week for audibling away from rush calls too frequently, kept the ball on the ground and controlled the tempo against the St. Louis Rams. Romo did his part, too, with three touchdowns and a 70.8 completion percentage but Murray’s 203 total yard performance, to go with a rushing touchdown, headlines the week. Murray, it should be known, loves playing against St. Louis. In 2011 he entered our collective fantasy consciousness after a 253 yard rushing effort against St. Louis. He won’t face them every week but if the Cowboys play and signal callers learned anything from today’s effort its that the offense looks a lot more efficient when they’re focused on balance. Murray won’t get 26 carries every week – though he did have 45 touches combined in Dallas’ two games coming into today – but an eye toward assuring him 20 touches should help the Cowboys and his owners. A road matchup against the Chargers before hosting the Broncos shouldn’t have anyone overly excited but with those games followed by a date with Washington (and a subsequent date with Daniel Snyder’s team in fantasy championship week) there are great matchups on the slate for the Cowboys back and he’ll be useful all season provided the volume keeps up. Giovani Bernard’s first quarter touchdown was the NFL’s equivalent of dunking from the free throw line. Impressive diving it in from several yards out. Also impressive that he’s the team’s goal line back, if nothing else, for fantasy owners (though BJGE did get some carries inside the 20 as well). The gap between his 99 yard 14 touch performance and Green-Ellis’s 2.9 YPC with a lost fumble is obvious both in the final numbers and while watching the game play out. Credit Brian Hoyer for leading the Browns to victory and for maintain the fantasy relevancy of his skill position guys. I was high on Josh Gordon heading into Week 3 until Brandon Weeden was set to miss the start and Trent Richardson was traded. I guess I should have stayed as such. There isn’t much reason to assume that he’ll be anything less than a top 36 wide receiver week in and out for the rest of the year, and now that we know that Jordan Cameron remains a significant part of the gameplan regardless of QB keep rolling him out there with confidence. Hoyer won’t put the ball in the air 54 times each week (nor will Gordon have 19 targets) but they’ll have to throw the ball from time to time and he is their clear #1 target.

1 Comment:
  • Finally, the run works. Always has, always will. Passing works only after the run is established and romo can't change that. It's funny how the coaches and romo just don't understand. Even when the yardage from running isn't good the pass is just not relevant in todays game.....Run baby run, pass is overrated.
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