Marcus Murphy
Marcus Murphy
27-Year-Old Running BackRB
Buffalo Bills
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $1.97 million contract with the Bills in December of 2017.
Inactive once again
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October 14, 2018
Murphy is inactive for Sunday's game in Houston, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
This will make three straight missed games for the previously promising fantasy hopeful, with one absence due to injury and two to healthy scratches. With LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory both healthy and Taiwan Jones a better special teams option, Murphy has taken a back seat in the team's plans for now.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    62
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    25
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
1
29
2017
14
2
2018
62
25
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 9"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   195 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.61 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.40 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   31.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.63 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   29 in
TERRIBLE
Broad Jump:   109 in
TERRIBLE
Bench Press:   11 reps
TERRIBLE
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2015
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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Inactive vs. Titans
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Coach's Decision
October 7, 2018
Murphy will not suit up for Sunday's game against the Titans, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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Ready for Week 5
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October 5, 2018
Murphy (ribs) practiced fully Friday for the third straight day and doesn't appear on the Bills' injury report for Sunday's game against the Titans.
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Practices fully Wednesday
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October 3, 2018
Murphy, who missed Sunday's 22-0 loss to the Packers with a rib injury, turned in a full practice Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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On track for return
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Ribs
October 1, 2018
Coach Sean McDermott expects Murphy (ribs) to be fine moving forward, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
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Inactive Week 4
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Ribs
September 30, 2018
Murphy (ribs) is listed as inactive Sunday against Green Bay.
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