Second chance for Jones could save season for some playoff teams
Just five carries into the Sunday night's game against the Giants, DeMarco Murray's season was over.
The promising running back, who took the starting job from Felix Jones due to an injury, broke his ankle at the end of an eight-yard run in the first quarter. He'll have surgery and will be placed on injured reserve.
If you had Murray, you probably lost your fantasy playoff game. The team my mom and I co-own survived, though, so some of your squads probably did, too. So, who to get?
Jones looked quite good in relief of Murray on Sunday; he rushed for 106 yards on 16 carries for his first double-digit fantasy performance since Week 3. He also caught 6 passes for 31 yards on 7 targets, driving his numbers even higher in points-per-reception leagues.
Tampa Bay, the Cowboys' opponents this week, gives up the second-most points to fantasy running backs this season. They give up a decent amount in the receiving game to running backs, too. Jones is owned in 61 percent of leagues and might not be sitting there on the waiver wire, but if he is he's a great replacement.