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2011 Fantasy Football Rankings, Week 13: DeMarco Murray Storms The Desert

The Arizona Cardinals take on their old friends, the Dallas Cowboys, on Sunday for Week 13 of the NFL season. Between DeMarco Murray, Larry Fitzgerald, Beanie Wells, and Laurent Robinson, Sunday's game features a smattering of important fantasy names for your last-second playoff push. With the help of, we've put together a comprehensive list of sit/start projections for this NFC matchup.


Laurent Robinson Projections: 4.15 receptions, 62.74 yards, .34 touchdowns, 8.41 fantasy points
To say Laurent Robinson has been on a tear would be doing him a disservice. Seemingly out of nowhere the 26-year-old has exploded for seven touchdowns in the past five weeks and is averaging a ridiculous 14.82 points per game over that span. Ride this hot streak for as long as it lasts.

Larry Fitzgerald Projections: 4.28 receptions, 64.39 yards, 0.44 touchdowns, 9.34 fantasy points
Larry Fitzgerald will do what he does, catch a few passes, nab a late touchdown, and all will be right with the world.

DeMarco Murray Projections: 19.57 rushes, 87.27 yards, .66 touchdowns, 2.08 receptions, 16.26 receiving yards, 14.42 fantasy points
Raise your hand if you thought DeMarco Murray would be this year's Peyton Hillis. The 23-year-old has run roughshod over the NFL since a midseason injury sidelined Felix Jones, breaking records and carrying countless fantasy teams to the promise land. To put things in perspective, Murray has rushed for 761 yards over the last six games, snapping the franchise mark of 744 set by Emmitt Smith in 1995. There's no way you can sit him in the midst of such an extraordinary run.

Tony Romo Projections: 218.73 passing yards, 1.42 touchdowns, 15.86 fantasy points
Somewhere after his early season meltdown Tony Romo shifted from over-hyped to criminally underrated. By all accounts the Cowboys' signal caller has pieced together a fantastic season, ranking seventh among all quarterbacks in spite of an injury-riddled receiving corps. It's been a while since the Cardinals secondary was carved up, but this could be the week.


Kevin Kolb Projections: 200.47 passing yards, 1.24 touchdowns, 12.24 fantasy points
Over the last four weeks the Dallas secondary has faced the likes of Tavaris Jackson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rex Grossman, and Matt Moore. Not exactly world-beaters. As you would expect, each man -- with the exception of Grossman -- failed to deliver any semblance of a helpful fantasy day. Like it or not, Kevin Kolb fits in perfectly with that list. Sit this one out.

Beanie Wells Projections: 11.60 rushes, 49.59 yards, .36 touchdowns, 2.58 receptions, 24.31 receiving yards, 10.40 fantasy points
Without question, Beanie Wells was incredible last week. Still, we all knew he was capable of something like that; the issue has always been consistency. The Cowboys' frontline will present a much broader challenge than the Rams did, so it'll be interesting to see how the youngster holds up. Watch this one from the sidelines if you can.