Murray
Latavius Murray
Latavius Murray
Latavius Murray
Latavius Murray
28-Year-Old RB
2017 Rush/Rec Stats
2018 Rush/Rec Projections
ATT
216
YDS
842
TD
8
YDS
103
TD
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Signed as a free agent from the Raiders last offseason, Murray looked like he would only be an insurance policy behind rookie Dalvin Cook, but that policy got cashed in quickly when Cook tore his ACL in Week 4. Murray did a solid but unspectacular job on the larger side of... read more
Signed as a free agent from the Raiders last offseason, Murray looked like he would only be an insurance policy behind rookie Dalvin Cook, but that policy got cashed in quickly when Cook tore his ACL in Week 4. Murray did a solid but unspectacular job on the larger side of a timeshare with Jerick McKinnon for the rest of the year, primarily handling early down and short-yardage duties, which led to top-five finishes in both red-zone touches and goal-line carries. Never a particularly elusive or powerful runner, Murray needs to be schemed into open space, but he does have the speed to pick up chunk yards once he gets there. While his role will diminish in 2018 assuming Cook's recovery continues to go smoothly, Murray should still see valuable snaps as Minnesota's No. 2 running back, and he could be a bit more involved in the passing game with McKinnon now in San Francisco.
HT: 6'3"   WT: 230 lbs.   DOB: 1/18/1990   College: Central Florida   Drafted: 6th Rd, #13 Overall in 2013Show Contract
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Latavius Murray Contract Info:
Signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Vikings in Match of 2017.
Still eyeing starting job
RBMinnesota Vikings
August 13, 2018
Murray is hoping to push Dalvin Cook (knee) for a starting job, Chris Tomasson of The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "We're here to compete against each other and that's what I'm going to do,'' Murray said. "I'm going to leave it up to the coaches to make that decision who plays or whatever but we both want to compete and make each other better and help this team win.''
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Latavius Murray NFL Stats
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Latavius Murray 2017 NFL Game Log
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2017 Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2017 Offensive Snaps:
    421
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
680
0
2016
525
0
2017
421
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   6' 3"
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Weight:   230 lbs
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Minnesota Vikings Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Latavius Murray 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Latavius Murray 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Toe and ankle injuries limited Murray to 14 games last year and reduced his workload when he was in the lineup, but the Raiders gave him plenty of action in the red zone and as a result he scored 12 TDs, good for fifth in the NFL. He has the speed and pass-catching ability to do damage in open space, but his height (6-3) and upright running style make it difficult to handle the punishment that comes with being a lead back. He signed with the Vikings after undergoing offseason ankle surgery, only to watch his new team select Dalvin Cook in the draft. While the rookie is the favorite to start, Murray could still have value as a receiving-down option. Without those red-zone carries, an area in which Cook excelled in college, it's tough to see Murray coming close to double-digit scores again. The veteran fell behind in missing the offseason program and first two weeks of training camp, but he still expects to be ready for Week 1.
  3. Latavius Murray 2016 Preseason Outlook
    When a player goes off in limited action, it can be tricky to apply that to a potential role increase. Consider the case of Murray. He went bonkers in limited touches two years back, but when the Raiders handed him a featured role last year, the efficiency left us old (4.0 a carry, 5.7 a reception). He seemed to wear down over the final two months of the year, when his average rush cratered to 3.3. Nonetheless, the Raiders still have a high opinion of Murray. They did add rookie DeAndre Washington, but he's merely a fifth-round pick. Washington could cut into Murray's pass activity, but he's under 200 pounds and not considered a threat for full-time duty. Perhaps the overall improvement of Oakland's offense could help boost Murray. Quarterback Derek Carr is coming off a career year, and WR Amari Cooper could take a step forward as a sophomore. Oakland's minus-40 point differential was its second-best mark in 13 years — this team might not be far from contention. And if the Raiders improve as a club, it figures to give Murray a better draw with game flow and second-half opportunity.
  4. Latavius Murray 2015 Preseason Outlook
    After missing his rookie season with an ankle injury, Murray entered 2014 buried on the Raiders' depth chart behind veterans Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew. As the the old-timers got hurt or simply underperformed, Murray finally got a look in Week 12 and exploded for 112 rushing yards on just four carries before bowing out with a concussion. Once he returned in Week 14, Oakland happily made him the lead back. Built more like a wide receiver at 6-3, 225, and with the speed to match, Murray uses plus burst and vision to blow through holes into the second level, and he's a major asset on passing downs, showing both excellent receiving skills (averaging four targets per game over the final four weeks last year) as well as strong pass blocking. He isn't particularly elusive, however, and his frame doesn't allow him to run with a lot of power, a combination that could leave him susceptible to injury. It also made him fairly easy to bring down, and Murray's seven missed or broken tackles in 99 touches was among the worst rates in the league. The Raiders brought in Trent Richardson and Roy Helu to help keep his workload manageable, but Murray should get every chance to prove he can be a productive starter this season.
  5. Latavius Murray 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Murray spent his entire rookie season on IR due to an ankle injury, but even with that all healed up, he faces an uphill battle for carries in the early going behind the two-headed monster of Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew. Of course, McFadden's an injury waiting to happen and MJD's no spring chicken, so Murray could end up producing sneaky value as the year goes on. With elite speed, good hands and receiver-like size at 6-3, 230, he has the tools to be a three-down back, but will need to show some durability before the Raiders start looking at him like one.
  6. Latavius Murray 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Murray will start the season on injured reserve. The Raiders' sixth-round pick, Murray will eventually compete with Rashad Jennings to be Darren McFadden's primary backup. The backup to the fragile McFadden, who has never played more than 13 games in a single season, could have a good opportunity to see significant work. Jennings has also been less than durable, which leaves Murray in a good spot for action. At 6-3, 223, Murray is built more like a big receiver than a tailback, but he's a speedy runner (4.4 40) who possesses surprising lateral quickness and good acceleration. He averaged at least 5.6 YPC in each of his final three seasons at Central Florida while totaling 40 touchdowns in that span.
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Still eyeing starting job
RBMinnesota Vikings
August 13, 2018
Murray is hoping to push Dalvin Cook (knee) for a starting job, Chris Tomasson of The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "We're here to compete against each other and that's what I'm going to do,'' Murray said. "I'm going to leave it up to the coaches to make that decision who plays or whatever but we both want to compete and make each other better and help this team win.''
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Explosive in preseason opener
RBMinnesota Vikings
August 11, 2018
Murray rushed four times for 48 yards during Saturday's preseason opener against the Broncos.
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Restructures deal
RBMinnesota Vikings
March 16, 2018
Murray restructured his contract with the Vikings, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Uncertain to return to Minnesota in 2018
RBMinnesota Vikings
March 1, 2018
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman suggested Wednesday that Murray isn't guaranteed to return to the team in 2018, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "We've discussed a lot of things," Spielman said when asked if the Vikings were set with Dalvin Cook (knee) and Murray as the team's primary running backs next season. "We're very excited, Dalvin continues to rehab. We're very excited about the progress he's making and anxious to see what we are with him in the fold along with whatever combination is there."
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Meager production in NFC championship
RBMinnesota Vikings
January 22, 2018
Murray rushed six times for 18 yards while bringing in both of his targets for 11 yards during Sunday's 38-7 loss to the Eagles in the NFC championship game.
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