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Latavius Murray

Minnesota Vikings
Running Back

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 225

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Vikings | Latavius Murray without a timetable

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:09:50 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) said there's no timetable for his return, but he's hoping to be ready for training camp.

Fantasy Tip: Murray doesn't have a lot to fend off for touches in Minnesota, and if he can stay healthy, he's a solid RB2 option in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel

Vikings | Latavius Murray undergoes surgery

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:54:26 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) underwent ankle surgery Wednesday, March 22, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. The Vikings knew Murray would need surgery before they sign him.

Fantasy Tip: Murray likely will miss all of the offseason workouts but should be on the field for the first training camp practice. Murray should receive most of the touches in the running game next season and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Vikings.com

Vikings | Short stay for Latavius Murray?

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:49:27 -0700

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray's deal is for one year with two option years, and the minimum he could make is $3.4 million. The full $5.15 million that he's owed next season becomes guaranteed on the third day of the 2018 league year.

Fantasy Tip: It ends up being a low-risk deal for Minnesota, and Murray should have plenty of incentive to deliver a strong season. He should have a high floor as a volume-based RB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Vikings | Latavius Murray terms

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:23:31 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray received a three-year, $15 million deal, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Murray fits the offense better than Adrian Peterson, and he's a two-way threat that should help Sam Bradford in check-down situations. Murray will probably have to share some of those third-down reps with Jerick McKinnon, and Murray has been a bit brittle. However, he has upside in the offense with a heavy workload and has RB2 bang for the buck.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Vikings | Latavius Murray boards Vikings' ship

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:08:24 -0700

Free-agent RB Latavius Murray (Raiders) agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, March 16. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but ESPN's Field Yates reports the contract can be voided after one season.

Fantasy Tip: The signing all but closes the door on a potential return for Adrian Peterson and is perhaps the best landing spot for Murray, who spent most of 2016 sharing touches in the Oakland Raiders' backfield. Murray should have a clear path to 200-plus carries and could flirt with low-end fantasy RB2 value in Minnesota, while Jerick McKinnon should retain potential low-end flex value as the likely passing-down back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Vikings | Latavius Murray visiting Minnesota

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:42:48 -0700

Free-agent RB Latavius Murray (Raiders) is visiting the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, March 14.

Fantasy Tip: Minnesota missed out on signing Eddie Lacy, and Murray may be next on the list of coveted replacements for Adrian Peterson. The Vikings' offensive line needs some work, so this would be a downgrade for Murray from his prospects with Oakland. In short, he has RB2 upside but is a mildly risky third fantasy rusher if he winds up in the Twin Cities.

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Jaguars | Jacksonville to meet with Latavius Murray

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 14:47:35 -0800

Free-agent RB Latavius Murray (Raiders) is scheduled to meet with the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday, March 13, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: The Jaguars have Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon on the roster, but Murray could be the lead back if he signs with Jacksonville. Murray probably will have to join a running back committee no matter where he signs but could be a No. 3 fantasy back if he leads his team in carries.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Seahawks | Seattle to visit with Latavius Murray

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:38:04 -0800

Free-agent RB Latavius Murray (Raiders) is scheduled to meet with the Seattle Seahawks.

Fantasy Tip: The Seahawks have Thomas Rawls on the roster but could also use another option in their running game. Murray may look at other options but probably would not start if he decides to sign with the Seahawks. Owners probably could consider Murray a No. 3 running back if he signs with Seattle. C.J. Prosise has the most fantasy upside among the Seahawks backs because of his role as a third-down back and can be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

NFL | Latavius Murray not expected to return

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:47:18 -0800

Oakland Raiders impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray is unlikely to return to the team, with "all signs indicating" he won't be back, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur.

Fantasy Tip: The Raiders haven't made much of an effort to bring him back, mostly because they believe he left too many yards on the field and didn't show enough elusiveness. For now, it is good news for DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard, although Oakland is fully expected to bring in a power back this offseason. That player - whether it be a free-agent like Adrian Peterson or a rookie like Oklahoma's Samaje Perine - will be walking into a situation in which he should immediate assume RB2 value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Vic Tafur

Vikings | Vikings interested in Latavius Murray

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:18:57 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have exhibited "a good deal of interest" in Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray, according to "several sources."

Fantasy Tip: Although the former sixth-round draft pick averaged just four yards per carry for the second straight campaign, Murray did score a career-high 12 touchdowns and would be a fine option to replace Adrian Peterson. His value might receive an uptick, even if just slightly, if he were to end up in Minnesota, where he would unquestionably also become one of Sam Bradford's most dependable targets in the passing game as well.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: SI.com - Tony Pauline

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