RB DeMarco Murray plays 30 snaps and scores Week 16
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray, suiting up six days after undergoing hand surgery, played 30 snaps in Dallas' blowout of the Colts. Murray ran 22 times for 58 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Murray was limited by his surgically-repaired left hand. He primarily carried the ball with his right and was unable to use his stiff-arm. But he appeared to emerge unscathed.
Having locked up the NFC East, the Cowboys visit Washington in the regular-season finale. It's unclear how much Murray will play in that game.
After surrendering 34 points on 474 yards to the Lions in Week 13, the Bears stepped up their defensive game Week 16 against Detroit, allowing 20 points on 367 yards. They had four sacks and three takeaways (two interceptions and one fumble recovery), their most of either since Week 12 against Tampa Bay.
Though it was a big improvement for the Bears DST, the fact it had allowed an average of 35.3 points on 438.0 yards in its previous three games shows it's not a reliable unit in Fantasy. Granted, none of those was a particularly favorable matchup, but the way rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has played recently, neither is Week 17 at Minnesota.
You can probably do better than the Bears DST in standard 12-team leagues.
Ravens RB Justin Forsett held to 19 rushing yards in loss
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Ravens running back Justin Forsett failed to get anything going on the ground during the Ravens’ 25-13 loss to the Texans Sunday.
Forsett was held to 19 rushing yards on 10 carries. The 19 rushing yards were a season low for Forsett. It was the third straight game Forsett failed to reach 100 rushing yards in a game. Forsett did catch all four of his receiving targets for 13 yards.
Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden each chip in for LeGarrette Blount
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
With LeGarrette Blount sidelined with a shoulder injury, Patriots running backs Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden did most of the heavy lifting on the ground against the Jets in Week 16.
Bolden only carried the ball five times for 32 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per attempt. Vereen was more involved, as he rushed for 38 yards on six carries. He also caught one of two targets for 12 yards in a 30-14 victory.