Joseph Randle RB DAL 1 month ago

With Demarco Murray's departure for Philadelphia as a free agent, Randle is currently at the top of the Cowboys' depth chart at running back.

Before you get too excited about Randle as a sleeper, consider that the 'Boys will almost certainly look to use a pick to bolster the position in a deep and loaded draft class for RBs headlined by Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley, and that there's a chance Randle himself may not be back with the team depending on the outcome of an investigation into domestic violence allegations. Still, if things break the right way for Randle, he could be Dallas' starting running back in Week 1 behind their top-shelf offensive line.

Joseph Randle RB DAL 2 months ago

Randle will not be charged for possession of a controlled substance, but he is now being investigated for accusations of domestic violence, the Dallas Morning News reports.

The new issue is obviously far more serious, and with Randle again drawing headlines for all the wrong reasons, it won't be surprising if the Cowboys eventually decide to release him. The team may wait to see how this latest incident plays out, but it's worth keeping in mind that domestic violence convictions now lead to a mandatory six-game suspension.

Joseph Randle RB DAL 2 months ago

Randle was cited with a ticket but not arrested on marijuana charges, his agent Erik Burkhardt reports.

It was initially reported that Randle was arrested on the drug charge, but it appears that may not have been the case. At this point, it's a bit unclear on what impact (if any) it will have on his footprint in the Cowboys' 2015 backfield.

Joseph Randle RB DAL 2 months ago

Randle was arrested on Tuesday for marijuana possession, KWCH Wichita reports.

Randle appeared to be in line to assume a much larger share of the Cowboys' backfield touches if DeMarco Murray left the team as a free agent, but given this news it seems unlikely that Dallas will be factoring Randle too heavily into their 2015 plans.

Joseph Randle RB DAL 4 months ago

Randle carried the ball four times for 69 yards and a touchdown, and caught one of two targets for three yards, during Sunday's win over Washington.

Fantasy owners who started Randle expecting DeMarco Murray to get a light workload must have been dismayed to see Murray stay in the backfield for basically the entire game, but a 65-yard TD scamper inside the final two minutes of the game salvaged Randle's production. He finishes the season with 51 carries for 343 rushing yards, good for an eye-popping 6.7 YPC, plus three touchdowns, and with Murray heading for free agency there is a chance Randle could wind up as the Cowboys' lead back in 2015.

Joseph Randle RB DAL 4 months ago

Randle had 13 carries for 37 yards and one catch for seven yards in Sunday's 42-7 win over the Colts.

Despite his broken hand, DeMarco Murray still received 22 carries, limiting Randle's impact. If your league plays through Week 17, Randle could be a sneaky play next week. With the NFC East wrapped up and a first-round bye a fairly unlikely proposition, the Cowboys may decide to rest Murray, which would obviously give Randle's value a significant boost.

Joseph Randle RB DAL 4 months ago17 Comments

Randle worked with the first team offense during Wednesday's practice, the Dallas Morning News reports.

If you're trying to figure out which Cowboys backup RB to grab in the event DeMarco Murray (hand) can't play, Randle is more likely to see significant touches than change-of-pace back Lance Dunbar. Randle's had some big runs this season behind the impressive Dallas O-line, and the Colts rank in the bottom half of the league in both YPC and rushing TDs allowed, so if he does get the start he could be a very solid fantasy play this week.

Joseph Randle RB DAL 4 months ago

With DeMarco Murray (hand) iffy for Sunday's game against the Colts, Randle is a candidate to see added work in the Cowboys' Week 16 backfield, ESPN.com reports.

While Murray has not been ruled out for Sunday's game, given that he will have surgery on Monday to repair a broken bone in his left hand, there's a decent chance that he'll miss the contest, and in such a scenario, Randle and Lance Dunbar would be in line to head the Cowboys' Week 16 backfield. While some form of time-share would likely be in effect in that event, Randle -- who has carried 34 times for 237 yards and two touchdowns this season -- would appear to be the higher-percentage fantasy dart than Dunbar, who has 26 carries for 91 yards to his credit in 2014.

Joseph Randle RB DAL 4 months ago

Randle took his lone carry for a 17-yard touchdown in Thursday's 41-28 win over the Bears.

Randle could perhaps come into a bigger role in Week 17, if the Cowboys unexpectedly have little or nothing to play for. Otherwise, he's stuck behind DeMarco Murray, who has a nearly-unthinkable 320 carries through 13 games. For now, Randle is a very valuable handcuff and little else, though his one touch in Thursday's game was rather impressive.

Joseph Randle RB DAL 5 months ago

Randle carried the ball seven times for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

He was quiet other than a 40-yard TD run in the third quarter, but the important takeaway is that Randle seems to have regained his spot as DeMarco Murray's primary backup. Should Murray get hurt, Randle would become an immediate waiver priority given the giant holes the Cowboys' offensive line can create for him.