With injuries piling up in the NFL, there are several hot fantasy pickups for week 7 of the NFL season. We’ll highlight a few recommendations.
DeMarco Murray is one of the top pickups because of Felix Jones’ sprained ankle. Murray is a rookie running back out of Oklahoma who has seen action throughout the entire season. He carried the ball a season-high 10 times against the Patriots and ran for 32 yards. The length of Jones’ injury (2-4 weeks) gives Murray some appeal, especially considering that several teams will have byes the next few weeks.
Keep in mind about 75% of the Cowboys’ yards are passing, and nine of their 10 offensive touchdowns have been through the air. They’re not a running team, so you shouldn’t expect much out of this position. Additionally, Tashard Choice will split time with Murray, making this an even less desirable spot. Still, with players being out because of byes, Murray will be a nice plug-in at the flex. He should get at least six points each of the next two weeks.