College: UCF | 8 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 230 lbs
Birth Date: 1/18/1990
2020 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 140.2
Avg Pts: 8.76
Rank: 12 RB
|Week 1||3.00||Latavius Murray 1 reception (0.50 pts)|
Latavius Murray 25 rush and rec yds (2.50 pts)
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray averaged 2.7 yards before contact per rushing attempt in 2019 - tied for the sixth-best average among qualified rushers last season.
New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray picked up 21 rushing yards on five carries and caught one of two targets for four yards in a 26-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Murray finishes his season with a disappointing effort, though it ended up being a pretty good year for the 29-year-old. He enjoyed two games as the starter with Alvin Kamara injured, as he proceeded to explode for over 150 scrimmage yards in both games. For the year, Murray posted a career-high 4.4 yards per carry and scored at least five times for the fifth straight year. He and Kamara could potentially benefit from a more run-heavy approach in 2020, as Drew Brees nears his 41st birthday.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 26-for-33 for 208 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card playoff game. QB Taysom Hill completed a 50-yard pass, rushed for 50 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 25 yards and one touchdown during the game. RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 21 yards and one touchdown on seven carries and caught eight passes for 34 yards. RB Latavius Murray rushed for 21 yards on five carries. WR Michael Thomas caught seven passes for 70 yards on eight targets. TE Jared Cook caught five passes for 54 yards on five targets, while WR Ted Ginn Jr. caught one pass for 18 yards on two targets.
New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray has performed well in a backup role to Alvin Kamara this season, but a Wild Card Round matchup with the Minnesota Vikings proves a tough spot. Murray is very much a touchdown-dependent fantasy option but he does have 34 receptions on the season, adding some PPR value to his profile. While his usage solely relies on spelling Kamara, it's very possible Murray gets a goal-line carry or two on Sunday, which gives him some flex value in a GPP lineup.
New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray totaled 61 rushing yards on 17 attempts and caught his lone target for 14 receiving yards in a 42-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. Murray's 17 carries were his third-most of the year and came as a result of the Saints blowing the game open and resting their starters in the third quarter. It would have been nice to see Murray find the end zone, though he still did enough to put together his best game since Week 14. He and the Saints will await the winner of tonight's Seahawks-49ers matchup to determine if they get a first-round bye or not.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees wrapped up the regular season with 19-of-30 passing for 253 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers. RB Latavius Murray led the team with 61 rushing yards on 17 attempts, while RB Alvin Kamara posted eight runs for 39 yards and two touchdowns while hauling in two grabs for 18 yards. WR Tre'Quan Smith led the way with five grabs for 56 yards and a score, and QB Taysom Hill had a 45-yard touchdown on his only grab while running for four yards. WR Michael Thomas was held to just 37 yards on four grabs across nine targets. TE Jared Cook also contributed two catches for 44 yards and a TD.
New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray has a great matchup on hand against the Carolina Panthers in Week 17. Murray has seen at least nine touches in the last three games after seeing seven and four in Weeks 12 and 13, respectively. Carolina has allowed two opposing backs to exceed 50 scrimmage yards in four of their last five games. Plus, Murray posted 64 yards and a score in his first matchup with the Panthers. Murray should be able to find success on the ground again in this one and could be in line for garbage time carries if the Saints blow this one open. All these factors make Murray a solid flex play this week and a good option in DFS.
New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray carried the ball seven times for 14 yards and caught two of three targets for 11 yards in a 38-28 win over the Tennessee Titans. Murray couldn't find any room to run against Tennessee, though teammate Alvin Kamara had no such trouble. He's now failed to exceed 50 scrimmage yards in five of his last seven contests. If Kamara is going to play the way he did today, Murray won't get much run next week against Carolina, unless it's at the goal line.
New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray will face the Tennessee Titans in Week 16. At first glance, it appears to be a tough matchup, given Tennessee's ranking of 13 against the run. However, the Titans have surrendered a touchdown to a running back in four straight weeks. That's likely what fantasy owners are hoping for with Murray, who has failed to exceed 50 scrimmage yards in four of his last six contests. The veteran back has seen at least nine touches in back-to-back games and certainly could steal a touchdown away from Kamara. Unfortunately, it's not a particularly likely scenario, making Murray a risky, touchdown-or-bust option for Week 16.
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed nine times for 29 yards in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts and he added two grabs for 20 yards on three targets.
Fantasy Spin: Murray had double-digit touches, but as long as Alvin Kamara is healthy his fantasy ceiling is rather limited. The Saints travel to Tennessee in Week 16.
New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray picked up 29 rushing yards on nine totes and caught two of three targets for 20 receiving yards in a 34-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Murray saw at least 10 touches for the first time since Week 11. Unfortunately, he was held in check by the Colts' tough run defense. The 29-year-old will continue to operate as the change-of-pace back behind Alvin Kamara, though he'll likely need to score touchdowns to justify a start in fantasy. Murray and the Saints will take on another tough defense next week in a matchup with the Tennessee Titans.
New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray draws a tough matchup against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15. After seeing a steady decrease in snaps from Weeks 11 to 13, Murray saw a slight uptick in Week 14. Alvin Kamara's struggles likely were the reason for his increased role, so it's unclear how much playing time he'll see against the Colts. Indianapolis is a tough matchup- they've allowed two running backs to post at least 50 scrimmage yards only four times this year, though one of those games was last week. The best-case scenario for Murray is he gets added carries again because of Kamara's struggles and finds his way into the end zone. It's possible, though too risky to count on in a crucial playoff matchup.
New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray posted 64 rushing yards on seven carries and caught two of three targets for 25 yards in a 48-46 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Murray was out-touched by Alvin Kamara 17-nine, though Murray looked like the better player in this game. It was a great rebound effort for the 29-year-old, who had seen his snaps decrease steadily over the last three games. Perhaps the coaching staff will look to Murray more moving forward, especially considering they promised him more touches earlier in the year. He and the Saints will take on a strong Indianapolis Colts run defense in Week 15.
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed seven times for 69 yards vs. the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8. He added two receptions for 25 yards on three looks.
Fantasy Spin: The Saints face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15. A defined role, and the way Alvin Kamara has played in 2019, makes Murray a reasonable play for gamers seeking a touchdown opportunity. The disparity in efficiency is becoming too large to ignore, and Murray has worked his way into weekly flex territory.
New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray will face the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14. San Francisco's defense ranks 22nd against the run despite being the best in the league against the pass, presenting Murray with a good matchup. The problem is, he's seen a steady decrease in snaps and touches over the last three games, including his second-lowest snap total of the season last week, 13. This usage makes Murray nothing more than flex play in deep leagues, even in a more run-friendly matchup.