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25 Latavius Murray RB

New Orleans Saints

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
60%7%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
161405784.160

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Vikings' Latavius Murray: Replacing Ingram in New Orleans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray is set to join the Saints on a four-year, $14.4 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The contract suggests Mark Ingram priced himself out of the Saints' comfort zone, forcing the team to assess external options to pair with Alvin Kamara in the backfield. It's hard to sell this as anything but a downgrade from the team's perspective, but it does appear to be a decent outcome for Murray, who will now take on a complementary role in an excellent offense. Ingram averaged 11.5 carries and 2.3 targets per game in 2018, with seven touchdowns in 12 appearances. It's reasonable to expect a similar workload for Murray in 2019.

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Vikings' Latavius Murray: Hopes to find starting job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March and is hoping for the opportunity to compete for a starting job, Andrew Krammer of The Star Tribune reports. "I want to start. I'm not content with being in a backup role," Murray said Monday. "I want to compete, and Dalvin [Cook] knows that. We push each other. That's what it's about. But I would love to be back here for that opportunity to compete."

Murray seems to have enjoyed his time in Minnesota, but he'll need to look elsewhere if he's truly determined to compete for a starting job. Playing behind lead back Dalvin Cook, the 28-year-old averaged 15.2 snaps and 7.9 touches over the final eight weeks of the 2018 campaign, essentially disappearing whenever the Vikings played from behind. It's hard to imagine any franchise being excited about signing Murray as a starter, but he shouldn't have much trouble finding an opportunity to compete for work. Another season in Minnesota likely would require a hometown discount, considering the Vikings don't have a ton of cap space but do have much bigger needs than a high-end backup running back.

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Vikings' Latavius Murray: Picks up 28 yards in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray ran for 22 yards on nine carries and added two catches for six yards during Sunday's 27-9 win over Detroit.

Through 13 games with John DeFilippo calling plays, Minnesota dropped back on 62.2 percent of offensive snaps. With Kevin Stefanski now calling the shots and pledging for a return to the grind-it-out style that took the Vikings to the conference title game last season, Minnesota has dropped back on just 43.8 percent of offensive snaps over the past two weeks. That's good news for Minnesota's stable as a whole, but Dalvin Cook has been the primary beneficiary, edging out Murray 35 carries to 24. This return to pound-it-out football will face a tough test in Week 17 against a Chicago defense that ranks in the top five in the league against the run, surrendering just 3.8 yards per carry.

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Vikings' Latavius Murray: Racks up 15 carries in blowout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray rushed 15 times for 68 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-17 win over Miami. He wasn't targeted in the passing game.

Murray scored Minnesota's third touchdown of the first quarter courtesy of an 18-yard run, handing his team a 21-0 lead. Playing from ahead throughout, the Vikings gave 15 carries to Murray and 19 to Dalvin Cook. Cook was the much more explosive running back with 136 rushing yards and two touchdowns, so Murray's owners will need to hope that Minnesota races out to a similar early lead against the Lions in Week 16 for Murray to have a realistic shot of replicating this performance.

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Vikings' Latavius Murray: Gets three carries
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murray rushed three times for four yards in Monday night's 21-7 loss to the Seahawks.

Murray was again used sparingly while working behind Dalvin Cook, whose 13 carries marked his most since Week 1. Cook also scored through the air, where Murray was not targeted once. With four or fewer carries in three of his last four outings, Murray's stock has returned to that of a backup tailback in need of an injury ahead of him to carve out more significance.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/9/18SF114290
29/16/18GB41990
39/23/18BUF2120
49/27/18LAR2220
510/7/18PHI1142120
610/14/18ARI24155341
710/21/18NYJ1569382
810/28/18NO1356121
911/4/18DET103191
1111/18/18CHI4560
1211/25/18GB113380
1312/2/18NE41150
1412/10/18SEA3420
1512/16/18MIA1568181
1612/23/18DET922110
1712/30/18CHI218200
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2013Oakland Raiders0000---0000
2014Oakland Raiders153824245.2902418
2015Oakland Raiders161626610664.0546949
2016Oakland Raiders14121957884.04212552
2017Minnesota Vikings16112168423.9468742
2018Minnesota Vikings1661405784.1386623
TOTAL774889936984.1903431184
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2013Oakland Raiders0000---00000
2014Oakland Raiders153171438.4460113
2015Oakland Raiders1616412325.7230109
2016Oakland Raiders1412332648.03902011
2017Minnesota Vikings1611151036.9280103
2018Minnesota Vikings166221416.4160007
TOTAL77481288836.94605133
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2013Oakland Raiders000---000
2014Oakland Raiders151942922.63800
2015Oakland Raiders1600---000
2016Oakland Raiders1400---000
2017Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2018Minnesota Vikings1600---000
TOTAL771942922.63800
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Oakland Raiders000.000000.0000
2014Oakland Raiders1544.000000.0000
2015Oakland Raiders1621.010000.0000
2016Oakland Raiders1400.000000.0000
2017Minnesota Vikings1600.000000.0000
2018Minnesota Vikings1600.000000.0000
TOTAL7765.010000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Oakland Raiders000000000
2014Oakland Raiders1510000000
2015Oakland Raiders1641010010
2016Oakland Raiders1421000000
2017Minnesota Vikings1610000000
2018Minnesota Vikings1600000000
TOTAL7782010010
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/230
Birthdate:
1/18/1990
Age:
29
Hometown:
Titusville, FL, USA
School:
UCF
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: