DeMarco Murray, present? (USP)
The Philadelphia defense has been a fantasy giveaway for several weeks, so it makes sense to open our current wrap with the state of the Dallas offense. Meet us in the huddle and let's figure this out.
• DeMarco Murray (foot) has done some work this week and looks like a decent bet to play Sunday night, though he's certainly not a sure thing. I'll sign off on a Murray play so long as you have a reasonable late-game caddy (someone in the Sunday night or Monday night game) that you can shift to in a pinch. If you can preemptively slot Murray in a flex spot, all the better - you're expanding your options. There is nothing guaranteed here. Felix Jones (knees) is also dinged up and listed as questionable.
• Miles Austin (hip, hamstring) has been limited in the practice week but context clues point to him playing as well. They're listing Austin as questionable. The Eagles secondary has been a sieve since Todd Bowles became coordinator, though it's been more of an efficiency leak than a volume grab - with so many opponents routing Philadelphia, the opposing quarterbacks haven't had to attempt many passes. Can Austin get through a full game? No one can say with any confidence.
• Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, ribs) has already been ruled out for Week 13, so the poor Steelers offense will have to roll with Charlie Batch at Baltimore. I'm not bullish on any of the Pittsburgh pass-catchers: I'll look away from Mike Wallace and Heath Miller whenever possible. The same goes for Antonio Brown (ankle), who is expected to go.
• Percy Harvin (ankle) is considered doubtful for the Week 13 date at Green Bay, so you'll need other plans on that front. Jarius Wright looks like the best Minnesota wideout. At least the Packers are banged up again: Charles Woodson (collarbone) and Clay Matthews (hamstring) aren't going to play.
• Although Darren McFadden (ankle) has been active in practice this week, he's still not considered 100 percent and he's no sure thing to play (or take a full load) against the Browns. Basically, this is another dreaded game-time decision. The weather forecast is also messy for game-day, just to make things as complicated as possible. I wouldn't play McFadden on any team this week unless backed into a corner. I'll be surprised if Marcel Reece isn't the primary back.Read More »from Injury Wrap: Is it DeMarco Murray time yet?