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The 18 handoffs Murray took on Monday night against Chicago represented his highest total since Week 3, which is a shame because he has been running wild. Murray rushed for 146 yards against the porous Bears run defense for an 8.1 average. He has averaged at least 5.6 YPC in four of his last five games.
Week 15 opponent Green Bay is also weak against the run. They rank 25th in the NFL in yards given up on the ground (1,594) and in average yards per carry (4.4).
Murray is a consistent point producer, though his production as a pass-catcher has been sporadic. He is ranked between fourth and sixth among NFL running backs this week by the three CBSSports.com senior Fantasy writers.
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Murray posted his second 100-yard rushing game this season but failed to score after a three-touchdown effort Week 13. He caught two of his five targets for 9 yards.
Murray is averaging 96 rushing yards over his last four games, with four scores. He'll play the Packers in Week 15.
Chicago gives up the second-most Fantasy points (21.7 per game) to opposing running backs. Backs are averaging 4.9 yards per carry and have scored 14 touchdowns (two receiving) vs. the Bears.
Murray, who's rushed for a career-high seven touchdowns, got 22 touches against Oakland. He could see even more work now that impressive backup Lance Dunbar is out for the season with a knee injury.
Consider Murray a no-doubt, top-10 play Monday night.
Murray rushed for 63 yards on 17 carries, with his longest rush going 11 yards. He added five catches for 39 yards, but he made his biggest impact down in the red zone.
Murray's first touchdown run came from 2 yards out with 43 seconds remaining in the first quarter, which came one play after Dallas recovered a fumble. Murray's second touchdown came with 10 seconds left in the second quarter on a 4-yard run.
Murray scampered for a 7-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter, however, it was taken off the board as the refs threw a flag for holding. Luckily, Murray had to wait just a little longer for his third touchdown, as he scored from 7 yards out with 14:20 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Murray came close to a fourth touchdown late in the game, but he was stopped at the 1-yard line after a two-yard gain on third down with two minutes remaining.
Murray, who has a career-high seven rushing touchdowns in 2013, had a total of six rushing touchdowns in his first two NFL seasons (2011-12). The Cowboys get a nice 10-day rest before returning to action Week 14 at Chicago.
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