College: UCF | 6 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 230 lbs
Birth Date: 1/18/1990
2019 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 38
Avg Pts: 2.38
Rank: 25 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||6||Latavius Murray 18 yd TD rush (6 pts)|
|Playoff Week 3||0|
|Playoff Week 4||0|
Free-agent RB Latavius Murray (Vikings) officially agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, March 13.
Fantasy Spin: Murray likely will receive a similar role Mark Ingram received this past season. He will have some value in standard leagues but likely will not be a weekly starting option.
The New Orleans Saints are signing free-agent running back Latavius Murray to a four-year, $14.4 million deal on Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The signing will make up for the fact that the Saints will move on from free-agent running back Mark Ingram. Ingram compiled 6,007 rushing yards and 50 touchdowns in eight seasons in New Orleans. Murray can't catch passes like Ingram did, but he had 578 yards (4.1 yards per carry) with Minnesota last year and will be a change-of-pace back to Alvin Kamara. The loss of Ingram in New Orleans likely means an even bigger workload for Kamara in 2019.
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray plans to sign a four-year deal with the New Orleans Saints worth $14.4 million, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Murray likely will take over Mark Ingram's role in the offense and share time with Alvin Kamara. He rushed for 578 yards and six touchdowns this past season and may be able to improve on those stats. He could be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in some standard fantasy leagues.
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray is not expected to re-sign with the Vikings this offseason unless he does not receive a lot of interest during free agency.
Fantasy Spin: Murray probably will not be able to find a starting job this offseason but can be a solid No. 2 running back for a team. He may have some fantasy value in standard leagues depending on his situation.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray could be a free-agent target of the Philadelphia Eagles, in the opinion of NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt, who believes Murray's abilities as a receiver and reasonable price tag could make him part of a timeshare with holdover RB Josh Adams.
Fantasy Spin: Murray isn't the most explosive back available, but his desire for more work and underrated ability as a receiver could make him part of a 1a/1b situation with the Eagles. Rosenblatt isn't alone in connecting Philadelphia and Murray, either, so it's definitely something to watch.
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray said he is open to re-signing with the Vikings this offseason but is not content to being in the backup role and wants to start in 2019.
Fantasy Spin: Murray finished the season with 578 yards and six touchdowns, but it is not known if he will be able to find a starting job if he tests free agency. He has played well in the past and could be a No. 2 running back in standard leagues if he finds a starting job.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed nine times for 22 yards in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions and he added two grabs for six yards.
Fantasy Spin: As long as Dalvin Cook remains healthy then Murray has a very limited ceiling. Trust him as a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy option into Week 17 against the Bears if your league decides a champion in the final week.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray picked up 68 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries during a Week 15 win over the Miami Dolphins. Murray was out-touched by Dalvin Cook in the game, but he still made his presence known. It was his best fantasy performance since Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints and his first touchdown since Week 9 against the Detroit Lions. Cook is unquestionably the lead back, but Murray still has a role in the offense depending on the game script. He is not an option in shallow leagues, but he is a mid-tier flex play for Week 16 for managers in deeper formats.
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.