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: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 184 RB
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Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray had 19 yards on four carries in a 29-29 tie against the Green Bay Packers in Week 2. Murray probably would have seen less carries had Dalvin Cook not left the game with a hamstring cramp in the fourth quarter. Regardless, Cook said himself that the injury is minor and was mainly due to the humid weather. Murray only has fantasy value as a handcuff to Dalvin Cook and should remain a minuscule part of the Vikings offense in Week 3.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed four times for 19 yards in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.
Fantasy Spin: Murray didn't have a very productive day, but he could be in line for a much bigger role after Dalvin Cook left in overtime with a hamstring injury. If Cook is forced to miss time then Murray could re-emerge as a solid RB3 or flex play in Week 3.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray only registered five fewer carries than fellow RB Dalvin Cook in Week 1, but most of those carries were late in the fourth quarter when the Vikings were trying to run out the clock. Murray was only on the field for 20% of the Vikings offensive snaps. He has a great matchup in Week 2 against a porous Green Bay Packers run defense, but he will not see a high enough volume of carries to warrant a start in fantasy. Currently, he is only valuable as a handcuff for Cook owners.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray had 42 yards on 11 carries in the Vikings' Week 1 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Murray was sparsely used by the Vikings until later on in the game when the team was attempting to run out the clock. It was evident that Dalvin Cook is the primary back and should see the majority of snaps going forward. Murray only has value as a handcuff to Cook owners, as the notion that the two would be splitting carries has been dispelled.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray was utilized on 14 snaps (20 percent of the offense) Sunday, Sept. 9, in Week 1.
Fantasy Spin: Murray has taken a backseat to Dalvin Cook, and he still holds RB5 value. However, there will be weeks like this.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed 11 times for a team-best 42 yards in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Fantasy Spin: Murray was leaned upon late to salt the team away. He averaged 3.8 yards per carry, which wasn't great, but it was much more productive than Dalvin Cook's 2.5 yards per tote. Both players will look for much better results in the Week 2 road game against the Green Bay Packers.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray could start the season as the goal-line back if the team tries to bring Dalvin Cook along slowly. Murray took over in the backfield last season after Cook went down, and he posted 842 yards with 8 TDs. While it seems likely that Cook will eventually take over the lion's share of the carries, Murray offers intriguing upside in Week 1. The Vikings offensive line leaves a lot to be desired, but Murray could be a decent flex play in deeper leagues due to his red zone upside.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray could be used a lot inside the five-yard line this year to alleviate some stress on Dalvin Cook, according to ESPN's Courtney Cronin. Both Murray and Cook are expected to be used as receivers in offensive coordinator John DeFilippo's system, and sometimes they might both be on the field at the same time. It's possible that Cook's touches will gradually increase as the season wears on. While it's a bit concerning that Murray could vulture touchdowns from Cook, the main takeaway is that Cook is healthy and should gradually see more of the workload. He's a low-end RB1 target.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray redeemed himself on Friday night after fumbling twice in a week two loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Against the Seattle Seahawks in week three, Murray rushed 10 times for 24 yards and a touchdown, chipping in three catches for 32 yards on seven targets. Murray finished the 2017 season on a strong note as the lead back, giving the Vikings staff confidence in his abilities to complement starting running back Dalvin Cook. With the possibility that the Vikings ease Cook back into the offense slowly due to his recovery from a torn ACL last October, Latavius Murray is a decent bet to exceed his current ADP of 117th overall. Even if the Vikings thrust Cook back into the lead role right away, Murray has the ability to stay fantasy-relevant due to the touches and goal-line opportunities he's likely to receive as part of a top-tier offense.
Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed for 12 yards on six carries during the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday, Aug. 18. He also fumbled the ball twice during the game.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray fumbled twice on Saturday and one of them was recovered by the Jacksonville Jaguars defense. This was a very strange display by Murray, as he only fumbled once in 11 starts last season. Murray had 12 yards on six carries against the Jaguars. This was a disappointing outing from Murray, a day after head coach Mike Zimmer mentioned that Murray and Dalvin Cook will both be factors in the run game. Cook is a fringe first-round draft pick, and Murray could prove to be an incredibly valuable handcuff option for Cook owners if the two backs do indeed split time. Take a late flier on the 28-year-old if you draft Cook in the early rounds.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has said there is a competition for the RB1 spot on the team. This statement can be taken with a grain of salt, as it is still incredibly likely that Dalvin Cook will be getting the majority of the reps. Regardless, Latavius Murray has shown up to training camp looking great and feeling healthy. The 28-year-old was explosive in the Vikings preseason opener, carrying the ball four times for 48 yards, including back-to-back runs of 21 yards. Zimmer has sung praises for both of the talented running backs throughout training camp, and it seems that both will get a decent amount of touches. Murray may be a valuable handcuff for Cook owners, especially if he ends up becoming a TD vulture in short red-zone situations. It seems apparent that Murray will still have a significant role in the Vikings offense, although what that role is still remains to be seen.