Marcus Murphy will compete to be a reserve running back in Buffalo this season behind LeSean McCoy, Devin Singletary, Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon, and he has minimal Fantasy value in most leagues. In 2018, Murphy had one game with double digits in PPR points in the 11 games he played. He ended the season on injured reserve with an elbow injury, but Murphy will be a longshot to help the Bills this year. Ignore him on Draft Day in most formats.
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. The Bills also added wide receiver Andre Roberts, who led the league in kick return yards (1,173) and ranked second in punt return yards (324) last season. Long story short, Murphy would face a difficult path to a roster spot even if he wasn't coming back from a season-ending elbow injury. He at least figures to be healthy before training camp.
The Bills placed Murphy (elbow) on injured reserve Tuesday, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports. Murphy was knocked out of Sunday's 14-13 win against the Lions with a dislocated elbow, an injury that coach Sean McDermott said he may be able to play with, according to Fairburn. That will not come to pass, though. With LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) also tending to health concerns, Keith Ford is left as the Bills' sole able-bodied back. Expect the team to be in the market for a free-agent signing at the position.
Coach Sean McDermott said Murphy may be able to play with a dislocated elbow, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports. Murphy didn't play through the injury in Sunday's 14-13 win over the Lions, taking 11 carries for 35 yards before handing the backfield over to Keith Ford. The Bills are still in the process of figuring out if Murphy will be able to play Week 16 in New England, though it won't make much difference if LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) are available. McCoy and Ivory both missed Sunday's victory, allowing Murphy to operate as the lead back in the first half.
Murphy dislocated his elbow during Sunday's 14-13 win over the Lions, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Prior to being forced out of Sunday's game, Murphy logged 11 carries for 35 yards. Once he was hurt, the Bills were forced to turn their backfield duties over to Keith Ford (14 carries for 46 yards and one catch for seven yards), with LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) both inactive. With Murphy's Week 16 status now unclear, look for the Bills to add running back depth in short order.
Murphy was forced out of Sunday's game against the Lions with an arm injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. With Murphy injured and both LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) inactive, Keith Ford is the last man standing among the Bills' running backs Sunday.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||@New York Jets||18||17.75|
|2||09/15||@New York Giants||23||19.88|
|4||09/29||New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|16||12/22||@New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|17||12/29||New York Jets||18||17.75|
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