College: UCF | 6 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 230 lbs
Birth Date: 1/18/1990
Depth Chart: RB1.2
2018 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 32
Avg Pts: 2.46
Rank: 24 RB
|Week 4||2||Latavius Murray 1 receiving 2XP (2 pts)|
|Week 6||6||Latavius Murray 21 yd TD rush (6 pts)|
|Week 7||12||Latavius Murray 11 yd TD rush (6 pts)|
Latavius Murray 38 yd TD rush (6 pts)
|Week 8||6||Latavius Murray 1 yd TD rush (6 pts)|
|Week 9||6||Latavius Murray 1 yd TD rush (6 pts)|
|Playoff Week 1||0|
|Playoff Week 2||2||6-25yds / 0.3TDs projected|
|Playoff Week 3|
|Playoff Week 4|
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray had four yards on three carries during a 21-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. Murray has four or fewer carries in three of the past four weeks. He is an afterthought on the Vikings' offense that is usually only utilized in chew-clock situations. Murray was solid with Dalvin Cook injured earlier in the season, but he is now someone to avoid in all fantasy formats. Murray is not a fantasy option for a Week 15 matchup against the Miami Dolphins.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray was out-touched 17-6 by Dalvin Cook during a Week 13 loss to the New England Patriots. The Vikings have the most pass-happy offense in the league and Murray is no longer the lead back. Murray will face the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14, who have allowed three 100-yard rushers in the past five weeks. Unfortunately, he will not have enough opportunity to exploit the solid matchup. The only possible saving grace for Murray would be if he can vulture a touchdown, but he has not scored since Week 9. Avoid Murray in all formats for Week 14.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed four times for 11 yards in Week 13 against the New England Patriots and he added two catches for just three yards.
Fantasy Spin: Murray's workload has dried up significantly once Dalvin Cook returned from an injury and got back up to speed. Murray is worth keep around on the fantasy roster as a reserve, but he has very little use unless Cook goes back to the shelf.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray has seen his role steadily decrease as Dalvin Cook has gotten healthier, and this week represented another step back for him in the loss to the Patriots. He rushed four times for just 11 yards and reeled in 2-of-3 targets for three yards. Cook is the more talented and more versatile back, and Latavius Murray was out-touched by him 17-6 in the game. Murray is no longer a back that can be trusted in any but the deepest of formats - he'll face off with the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed 11 times for a team-high 33 yards in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers.
Fantasy Spin: It was a slow go on the ground for the home team, but they came away with the victory. Murray remains a low-end RB3 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 13 against the New England Patriots.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed four times for five yards in a 25-20 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 11.
Fantasy Spin: Chicago's tough defense may have contributed to his small workload, but Murray is going to play second fiddle to a healthy Dalvin Cook regardless.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray will be hard-pressed to make a fantasy impact in Week 11 against the Chicago Bears. Dalvin Cook is fully healthy and will likely dominate the snap count. Furthermore, the Bears' defense has surrendered the sixth-fewest fantasy points to running backs this season. Murray has five touchdowns over his past four games, but now his upside is severely limited. Avoid Murray in Week 11 as he is a risky touchdown-or-bust asset.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray ran 10 times for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Week 9 game against the Detroit Lions and he added a 16-yard grab on his only target.
Fantasy Spin: Dalvin Cook was back from injury and that hurt Murray's value, as it was back to an even split of the backfield carries. Cook averaging 8.9 yards per tote, while Murray had just 3.1 yards per rush. Murray's fantasy outlook after the bye in Week 10 is rather murky with Cook back.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray will still serve as the team's lead back Sunday., Nov. 4, with activated fellow RB Dalvin Cook expected to see a package of 15-20 snaps coming off a hamstring injury.
Fantasy Spin: Murray has been averaging a healthy 18.3 touches the last four weeks with Cook sidelined, but even if that total sees a slight decrease Sunday, Murray still remains a solid RB2 play with six teams on bye and facing a Detroit Lions defense surrendering the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray faces the Detroit Lions in Week 9, and the Lions are allowing the second-most yards per carry and a league-high 144.6 rushing yards per game.
Fantasy Spin: Murray has been rolling the last three games, averaging 5.4 yards per carry and scoring four times. If Dalvin Cook remains sidelined in Week 9, Murray can be a RB2 against the Lions.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray has been excellent over the past three weeks, totaling 280 rushing yards and four touchdowns over that span. In Week 9, he has a matchup against the Detroit Lions who possess one of the worst run defenses in the NFL. They are allowing an average of 139 yards per game on the ground. Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is questionable for the contest, but it would be surprising if the Vikings rushed him back before their bye week. Murray is a solid RB2 play if Cook remains out.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray performed surprisingly well against a stout New Orleans Saints run defense in Week 8. Murray picked up 56 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. The game script in the second half saw the Saints dominate the time of possession, which effectively crushed Murray's chance at making more of an impact. Regardless, the 28-year-old has been fantastic since Week 6, averaging 93 yards per game with four touchdowns. Even with Dalvin Cook (hamstring) returning in a few weeks, Murray has earned himself a role in the offense. He will be the lead back in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions and is a serviceable RB2 for fantasy purposes.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray carried 13 times for 56 yards and a touchdown and added five catches for 39 yards in Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints.
Fantasy Spin: Murray had 28 yards rushing after three attempts on the first drive before the league's best run defense shut things down. Since coming out of the gates painfully slow over his first five games, Murray has been a fantasy stud in large part because he has found the end zone four times over that stretch. Assuming Dalvin Cook is forced to sit out at least one more game, Murray figures to be an easy RB2 start for his owners in Week 9 versus the Detroit Lions.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray has been dynamite the past two weeks for fantasy owners, but he faces the top-ranked run defense of the New Orleans Saints in Week 8. The last time a running back had more than 45 rushing yards against them was in Week 1. With Dalvin Cook (hamstring) out, Murray will slot in as the RB1, but it will be tough for him to make anything happen. The game is projected to be a shootout, so maybe Murray can get involved in the passing game. Regardless, he is a risky fantasy option at the flex position for Week 8.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed 15 times for 69 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 7 against the New York Jets and he added two grabs for 14 yards on his two targets.
Fantasy Spin: Murray was a hot property off of the waiver wire in fantasy leagues this week with Dalvin Cook back on the shelf. As long as Cook is sidelined Murray is a solid RB2 in most fantasy formats. The Vikings host the Saints in Week 8 on Sunday night.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray garnered 69 yards and two touchdowns on 15 rushing attempts in a Week 7 win over the New York Jets. He also had two receptions for 14 yards. Murray has excelled the past two weeks without Dalvin Cook (hamstring). He's put up a combined 224 rushing yards and three touchdowns in the last two games. After a dismal start to the season, the Vikings running game has finally found its' teeth. If Cook sits again in Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints, Murray is a must-start as an RB2.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray exploded for 155 yards and a touchdown in Week 6, but a repeat performance seems unlikely. With Dalvin Cook (hamstring) practicing in full, the talented sophomore will likely be back in the fold for Week 7 against the New York Jets. That sets up a platoon situation which is never ideal for fantasy owners. What makes matters worse, is that the Jets have been dominant against opposing running backs. Even coming off of a monster performance, fantasy owners may be better suited to sit Murray if they have the option in Week 7.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed for 155 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: Murray received most of the work at running back with Dalvin Cook sidelined and made the most of his opportunity. It is not known when Cook will return to the lineup, so owners should take a wait-and-see approach with Murray next week.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray carried the ball 24 times for 155 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals. He also caught one pass for three yards. The Vikings running game had been abysmal heading into this contest, but they finally had a breakout performance. Murray had three runs of over 20 yards and dominated the trenches all game long. If Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is unable to play in Week 7, Murray would be a solid flex play for fantasy owners.
Minnesota's RB Latavius Murray ran for 155 yards on 24 carries with one touchdown in Sunday's win against the Cardinals.