Marcus Murphy

#22 RB / Buffalo Bills / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-9 Weight: 195 lb Age: 27 College: Missouri Bye 6

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    Bills' Marcus Murphy: Buried on depth chart

    Marcus 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 Buffalo 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.

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    Bills' Marcus Murphy: Lands on injured reserve

    The Buffalo Bills placed Marcus 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.

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    Bills' Marcus Murphy: May play through elbow injury

    Coach Sean McDermott said Marcus 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 Buffalo 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.

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    Bills' Marcus Murphy: Dislocates elbow

    Marcus 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 Buffalo 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.

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    Bills' Marcus Murphy: Suffers arm injury

    Marcus Murphy was forced out of Sunday's game against the Lions with an arm injury, Chris Brown of the Buffalo 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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    Bills' Marcus Murphy: Steps into larger role

    Marcus Murphy is listed as the projected starter in the Buffalo backfield Sunday against Detroit, as both LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) are inactive for the contest.Murphy saw a season-best 40 offensive snaps Week 14 against the Jets, but ended up with just five touches for 18 total yards from scrimmage. He'll get another chance against Detroit -- a run defense that has been boosted by the midseason acquisition of "Snacks" Harrison, but is one of 12 teams allowing 20 or more average fantasy points per game to opposing running backs in standard formats on the year. Backing up Murphy in the Buffalo backfield will be Keith Ford, with Isaiah McKenzie representing a wild-card option to receive carries.

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    Bills' Marcus Murphy: May act as lead back Sunday

    Marcus Murphy could serve as the Buffalo Bills' top option out of the backfield Sunday against the Lions with both LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) listed as questionable and both at risk of missing the contest, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.Citing a source, Schefter relays that McCoy isn't expected to play, while Ivory's fate won't be decided until he completes a pregame warmup. Meanwhile, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network -- also citing sources -- characterizes McCoy as more of a game-time decision, while Ivory isn't expected to play. Official word on the statuses of both hurting backs should come with the release of the Bills' inactive list at 11:30 a.m. EST, but Murphy would be next in line for work if both players are out and/or limited. In that scenario, Murphy could see enough touches to make for a decent speculative lineup option in deeper leagues or as a punt play in DFS tournaments, though the Bills' inclination to incorporate quarterback Josh Allen and speedy wideout Isaiah McKenzie in the run game would naturally lower Murphy's ceiling. Fellow back Keith Ford, who was promoted from the practice squad earlier this week, could also have a role on offense if McCoy and Ivory are unavailable.

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    Bills' Marcus Murphy: Could see spike in role

    Marcus Murphy rushed four times for 10 yards while catching his lone target for eight more in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Jets.Murphy didn't do much with his opportunities after both LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Chris Ivory (shoulder) exited due to their respective injuries. In fact, wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie was more productive as a rusher than Murphy, turning four carries into 22 yards and a touchdown. Should McCoy and Ivory sit out in Week 15, Murphy would become Buffalo's primary rushing option against the Lions.

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    Bills' Marcus Murphy: Logs single carry

    Marcus Murphy had a seven-yard carry during Sunday's 21-17 loss to Miami.What's the risk of reading too much into one game? Murphy has 16 carries over his last five games. Fourteen came in Week 10 against the Jets, a game in which Buffalo's stable ran all over Gang Green. Sunday brings a rematch against the division rivals. The third-year back has been very efficient this season, averaging 5.5 yards per carry in limited duty, but it'd be a surprise if he's able to repeat his 69-yard game from Week 10. He remains behind LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory, while the return of rookie quarterback Josh Allen, who did not play in the first meeting against the Jets, adds another talented rusher not named Marcus Murphy to the equation.

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    Bills' Marcus Murphy: Busy in backup role

    Marcus Murphy rushed 14 times for 69 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game during Sunday's 41-10 win over the Jets.Murphy benefited from a perfect storm of opportunity, as Chris Ivory's shoulder injury cleared out the backup running back role, and game script called for plenty of rushing attempts with Buffalo sitting on a big lead. LeSean McCoy rushed 26 times, so Murphy was the clear-cut No. 2 despite his volume. He may not get another workload as large as this one the rest of the way after the Week 11 bye.