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Running Back, Dallas Cowboys

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Draft: 2013 Round 5 (18)
College: Oklahoma State
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 200 DOB: 1991-12-29 Age: 23

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2013 DAL 5 - 54 164 3.0 2 10 8 61 7.6 0 34.5 6.9
2014 DAL 14 - 51 343 6.7 3 5 4 23 5.8 0 54.6 3.9
2015 (Projected) DAL     201 1,004 5.0 7   28 205 7.3 0 162.9  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
Randle enters training camp as the starting running back poised to replace DeMarco Murray as the lead ball carrier in a potent rushing attack. The former fifth round pick from Oklahoma State will compete against veteran tailback Darren McFadden, who signed a free agent deal after a somewhat disappointing seven-year stint with the Raiders. Randle showed excellent burst and power as a change of pace back for Murray last season, averaging just under seven yards per carry on 51 runs in limited action. However, when he did see more than 10 carries per game in four games in his first two seasons, he averaged less than 3.5 yards per carry, including a dismal 17 yards on 11 carries against the Redskins in Week 6 of 2013. It remains to be seen if he can handle between 15 and 20 carries per game, which he would need to be worthy of a top-20 RB ranking. A possible dreaded running back by committee is another factor that hurts Randle’s value this season, as the Cowboys could use both Randle and McFadden in early down situations, with Lance Dunbar acting as the third down back.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Joseph Randle
RB2RB2 Darren McFadden
RB3RB3 Lance Dunbar
Cowboys Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Cowboys' backfield still in flux
Team may eventually lean on back not already on roster
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 24, 3:40 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Joseph Randle appears to be the starter. Lance Dunbar is the change-of-pace back with a package of plays that will be more significant than past seasons. Darren McFadden’s role will vary based on his health and Randle’s effectiveness. An argument can also be made that the Cowboys are trying to send Randle a message. This is his starting job to lose. He hasn’t done anything to lose it, but he apparently hasn’t nailed it down, either. The Cowboys may lean on a back this season who’s not currently on the roster. (Dallas Morning News)

FFToday's Take: Owner/GM Jerry Jones said before training camp that if the team makes a move at running back, it will be near the end of the preseason. That possibility is looking more like a certainty, and the lucky recipient probably has RB2 potential running behind the Cowboys' vaunted front five. At this point, fantasy owners should expect the team to add a veteran runner like Pierre Thomas or maybe even Ray Rice since the Cowboys fashion themselves as a Super Bowl contender.


Injury Joseph Randle aggravates strained oblique
Unlikely to play in Sunday's preseason game
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Aug 20, 10:00 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Joseph Randle suffered a setback during Thursday’s practice. The third-year running back, who has worked with the first-team throughout training camp, aggravated an oblique he strained a week ago. “We’ll go in there and get some treatment and see how it’s feeling,” Randle said. “It’s the same thing I had earlier in camp. It flared up on me again.” (Dallas Morning News)

FFToday's Take: Randle is considered Doubtful for Sunday's preseason game against the 49ers. It's also unclear if Darren McFadden (hamstring) will play. Randle's injury woes this preseason are making him a risky pick as a RB2 in redraft leagues.


Injury Cowboys fine with what they have in backfield
Team appears content with trio of backs to replace Murray
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 17, 4:15 pm

Dallas Cowboys
The fact that the Dallas Cowboys have not added another tailback has confounded some. How can the Cowboys expect to run the ball as well as they did the previous season - with DeMarco Murray leading the NFL with 1,845 yards - without a running back like Murray? For now, the Cowboys are going with what they've got. "We've had months and months and months to evaluate these guys or the prospects of playing with them," owners/GM Jerry Jones said, "so you can't get nervous now." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Oh Jerry. The Cowboys' all-world offensive line should be able to mask some deficiencies in the backfield, but the injuries to Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar in camp should serve as a wake-up call. Dallas has only brought in marginal talents to this point, but it would be a mistake for the team not to add at least one more back when final cuts are made. For now, the Cowboys are committed to Randle as 1A and McFadden as 1B with Dunbar contributing heavily on passing downs.


Injury Darren McFadden placed on active/PUP list
Hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 30, 6:35 pm

Dallas Cowboys
The search for DeMarco Murray’s replacement will go on without Darren McFadden practicing at the start of training camp. On Thursday, he was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list with a hamstring injury. McFadden’s body has routinely betrayed him since his NFL career was launched in 2008. McFadden suffered 15 injuries in his first six seasons that caused him to miss 29 games. (Dallas Morning News)

FFToday's Take: Former McFadden owners probably aren't surprised by this development since most of the 15 injuries McFadden suffered in Oakland were to his hamstring. With many evaluators suggesting McFadden lost some of his explosiveness during his final days in Oakland, it would seem Joseph Randle's grip on the right to replace Murray is tightening. The Cowboys have reportedly been in contact with Chris Johnson in recent days, for what it is worth.


Randle heads into training camp as starting RB
Cowboys RB ready to have career year
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Jun 23, 7:00 am

Dallas Cowboys
Joseph Randle led most of the individual drills throughout offseason workouts and regularly worked with the first-team offense. With a month to go before training camp, taking over as the lead back behind the Cowboys’ talented offensive line appears to be Randle’s job to lose. (Dallas Morning News)

FFToday's Take: Randle's competition currently includes Darren McFadden and Ryan Williams which is part of the reason why Randle's ADP currently sits at 4.04 (RB No.20) in twelve-team leagues. Assuming he can keep his head on straight, Randle has a chance to make a big fantasy impact in his third season.


Injury McFadden back at work, in full for Tuesday's practice
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Jun 16, 2:00 pm

Dallas Cowboys
Darren McFadden a full participant today after being limited the last two weeks by hamstring tightness. (Clarence Hill on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We'll be tracking the Cowboys running game this entire pre-season trying to get some clarity on the expected workload distribution between McFadden, Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar. McFadden has been limited during OTAs, giving Randle the first shot at making a lasting impression.


Cowboys sign RB Lache Seastrunk
Dallas searching for answers at RB position
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Jun 8, 10:35 am

Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are adding another running back to their 90-man roster as they continue to search for the right mix to replace DeMarco Murray. The Cowboys are signing former Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk, who had a standout high school career at Temple. Seastrunk will compete for a roster spot against Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden, Lance Dunbar and Ryan Williams. The Cowboys are expected to release undrafted rookie running back Synjyn Days out of Georgia Tech. (Dallas Morning News)

FFToday's Take: Despite the team putting on a good face, there's still some uncertainty surrounding the running back position in Dallas. Randle and McFadden are the atop the depth chart but neither inspire confidence or security at the position. Seastrunk in no lock to make the final roster



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
2 at TEN W 26-10 3 26 8.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.6
3 at STL W 34-31 2 9 4.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.9
4 NO W 38-17 4 22 5.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.2
5 HOU W 20-17 2 4 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.4
6 at SEA W 30-23 5 52 10.4 0 0 0 0 - 0 5.2
7 NYG W 31-21 2 7 3.5 0 1 1 14 14.0 0 2.1
8 WAS L 17-20 3 23 7.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.3
9 ARI L 17-28 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2
10 at JAC W 31-17 7 56 8.0 1 0 0 0 - 0 11.6
13 PHI L 10-33 2 6 3.0 0 1 1 -1 -1.0 0 0.5
14 at CHI W 41-28 1 17 17.0 1 0 0 0 - 0 7.7
15 at PHI W 38-27 2 13 6.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.3
16 IND W 42-7 13 37 2.8 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 4.4
17 at WAS W 44-17 4 69 17.3 1 2 1 3 3.0 0 13.2
DP at GB L 21-26 2 15 7.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.5
DP = Divisional Playoff

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
6 WAS W 31-16 11 17 1.5 1 2 2 15 7.5 0 9.2
7 at PHI W 17-3 19 65 3.4 0 4 3 28 9.3 0 9.3
8 at DET L 30-31 14 26 1.9 0 4 3 18 6.0 0 4.4
9 MIN W 27-23 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.3
14 at CHI L 28-45 9 53 5.9 1 0 0 0 - 0 11.3

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