DeMarco Murray has been the dream RB1 for fantasy football owners this season. He’s rushed for at least 100 yards in every game, has five rushing touchdowns, and is clearly the rock in the Dallas Cowboys’ high-power offense, averaging 29 touches per game.

Oh, and you should trade him.

So said Ray Flowers and Kyle Elfrink Tuesday on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. Flowers laid out a pair of reasons for why Murray owners should at least consider selling high:

  • “Right now, he’s on pace to tie Larry Johnson‘s all-time record, 416 carries in a season. DeMarco Murray has been hurt every year in his life, so giving him a workload of that immense proportion, No. 1, makes no sense, and No. 2, it boggles my mind to think it would actually happen if he stays healthy for all 16 games.”
  • “His carry total of 130 is more than halfway to his career high of 217 … and we’re in Week 6.”

Elfrink gave owners a couple of ideas on what type of package Murray could command in a trade.

Right now, he’s a great sell-high candidate. Does that mean you have to trade him? No. Does that mean you should really try hard to trade him? No. But it should mean that if you’re interested in what we’re talking about tonight, with his workload and, you know, his previous history, it’s not the worst thing in the world to be kicking the tires on flipping the best running back in fantasy football. Might I also add, Dallas still has their bye to come. You can maybe get a runner like Marshawn Lynch, and still another piece, for a guy like DeMarco Murray.

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