Marcus Murphy
Marcus Murphy
28-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Murphy, who logged 52 carries for 252 yards and 11 catches for 26 yards in 11 games for the Bills last season, is now part of a backfield that also includes LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore, T.J. Yeldon, Senorise Perry and rookie third-round pick Devin Singletary. As a result, Murphy faces a difficult path to carries in 2019 unless injuries hit the Buffalo backfield hard. UPDATE: Murphy didn't survive the Aug. 31 roster cutdown and is now a free agent. Read Past Outlooks
$Cut by the Bills in August of 2019.
Getting looks elsewhere
RBFree Agent
October 7, 2019
Murphy logged a tryout with the Ravens on Monday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
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The Bills surprisingly cut ties with Murphy ahead of the season opener, despite getting rid of veteran LeSean McCoy as well. Murphy is coming off his best season in terms of statistics in 2018, in which he carried the ball 52 times for 250 yards.
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How do Marcus Murphy's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
195 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.61 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.40 sec
 
Vertical Jump
29.0 in
 
Broad Jump
109 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
8.63 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Murphy spent the first 15 games of 2017 on the practice squad, but he was activated for Week 17 and used immediately when LeSean McCoy injured his ankle. He rushed seven times for 41 yards (5.9 YPC) and caught two passes for seven yards. It was a solid showing for Murphy, albeit a small sample size. He'll take a backseat role again in 2018 with McCoy as the starter and Chris Ivory as the backup.
Murphy, the Saints' seventh round draft pick in 2015, excelled as a return specialist in his rookie season, averaging 25 yards per kickoff return and nearly 10 yards per punt return, but an ankle injury ended his season in mid-December. At 5-foot-9, 195 pounds, the pint-sized Murphy is unlikely to contribute much in standard scoring leagues – he had only one carry and did not catch a pass all last year – but he may have some value in leagues that reward return yardage. Murphy's role, however, is not guaranteed, as he will need to hold off former Saints return man Travaris Cadet and 2015 seventh-round pick Daniel Lasco for a roster spot.
Murphy was drafted by the Saints in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. At 5-foot-8, 193 pounds, Murphy is pint-sized, but he showed game-breaking ability as a runner, receiver, and kick returner. In his senior season at Missouri, Murphy finished 2014 with 177 rushing attempts for 924 yards and four touchdowns while adding 28 receptions for 212 yards and a score and returning three punts/kicks to the house. Still, he ran a disappointing 4.61-second 40-yard dash at the combine. Even though the Saints lost their incumbent kickoff returner (Travaris Cadet) in free agency, Murphy faces an uphill battle for a roster spot, with Jalen Saunders and Brandin Cooks capable of returning kicks and Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson, and CJ Spiller holding down the fort at running back.
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Misses out on roster spot
RBFree Agent
August 31, 2019
The Bills cut Murphy on Saturday, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
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Delivers with big return
RBBuffalo Bills
August 29, 2019
Murphy ran for 27 yards on eight carries during Thursday's 27-23 win over Minnesota and added 10 yards on two catches. He added a 79-yard punt return for a touchdown.
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Buried on depth chart
RBBuffalo Bills
Elbow
April 29, 2019
Murphy (elbow) is part of a backfield that now includes LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore, T.J. Yeldon, Senorise Perry and rookie third-round pick Devin Singletary, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
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Lands on injured reserve
RBBuffalo Bills
Elbow
December 18, 2018
The Bills placed Murphy (elbow) on injured reserve Tuesday, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.
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May play through elbow injury
RBBuffalo Bills
Elbow
December 17, 2018
Coach Sean McDermott said Murphy may be able to play with a dislocated elbow, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.
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