In the four games that starter DeMarco Murray has been sidelined with a nagging foot injury, Jones has rushed 53 times for 173 yards and a TD. He’s also caught 13 passes for 122 yards and another score.
Considering Jones just had his finest game of the 2012 campaign—rushing for 71 yards on 16 attempts, while hauling in three receptions for 22 yards and a TD against the Philadelphia Eagles—the former backup is bound to continue his improvement against an atrocious Browns defense.
Cleveland gives up an average of 123.6 yards on the ground and 46.9 yards via the air to opposing RBs, and is just 2-7 on the season. The team has struggled to hold leads and often winds up playing from behind.
Should the Cowboys get a few quick scores in—assuming Murray is ruled out—it’s going to be Jones’ time to shine. The fifth-year man out of Oklahoma has the potential to earn 20-plus carries and be a consistent target for Tony Romo in the passing game.
Look for Jones to finish with a stat line of 22 carries for 102 yards and a TD, plus six receptions for 35 yards and another score.
Those are impressive numbers, worthy of a start in any fantasy football league, regardless of whether it’s PPR or not.
Remember, Jones is a former first-round pick and had some highly impressive weeks before Murray took over the starting gig. He’s capable of going off, especially against a terrible defense like Cleveland’s.
Don’t sleep on Felix Jones. Get him in your Week 11 starting lineup immediately if he’s on your roster.
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