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Latavius Murray

Oakland Raiders
Running Back

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 225

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Raiders | Latavius Murray mostly bottled up

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:12:01 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray carried 10 times for 37 yards and a touchdown in the Week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans. Outside of his 22-yard scoring scamper, he has 15 rushing yards on his nine other totes.

Fantasy Tip: Murray has scored a rushing touchdown in each of his three games so far, but his rushing yardage total has also decreased in each of his games to date. Still, he remains a low-end RB1 in all leagues because of his touchdowns.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray in backfield committee?

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:40:46 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray will continue to lose carries to DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard, based on comments made by head coach Jack Del Rio following a Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. "All of our running backs are pretty good. We were running the ball well, and they're all going to play," Del Rio said.

Fantasy Tip: Murray averaged 7.1 yards per carry versus the Falcons with a long run of 18, so his role wasn't being reduced due to ineffectiveness. He also boosted his fantasy bottom line by adding six catches for 44 yards, while Week 1 standout Richard was mostly ineffective. Murray owners may want to see what he can fetch in trade offers this week since his upside will be obviously be limited in a committee, but his offensive line is good enough for him to maintain RB2 value even with a limited workload.

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Raiders | DeAndre Washington expected to contribute

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 18:15:04 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington had five carries for 14 yards in Week 1, and RB Latavius Murray said Washington is just scratching the surface and will see his "fair share" this season.

Fantasy Tip: Three different players scored rushing touchdowns for Oakland in Week 1, but Washington wasn't among them. He could ultimately emerge as the No. 2 option behind Murray, but Washington is mainly an asset in keeper leagues for now.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray to remain featured back

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 09:24:17 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray is still expected to remain the feature back despite losing some carries to Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington and Jamize Olawale in Week 1, according to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez.

Fantasy Tip: Murray was forced to settle for 14 carries against the New Orleans Saints last week, but that may have been just as much about seeing limited work during the preseason as it was anything else. Expect Richard and Washington to remain involved just enough to keep Murray out of the RB1 discussion but no so much that he can't be considered an every-week starter.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray finds end zone

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 19:24:29 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray rushed 14 times for 59 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 game against the New Orleans Saints. He also added a 13-yard reception.

Fantasy Tip: Murray's fantasy owners likely weren't pleased when they saw the highlights from the corner of their eye and it was Jalen Richard, not Murray, running for a long fourth-quarter TD. However, Murray still had a fairly productive game. He remains a solid low-end RB1 in most fantasy formats despite the presence and occasional touches by Richard, DeAndre Washington and even Jamize Olawale.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray's job not in question

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:49:12 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray had a limited role in the team's third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Tennessee Titans, but head coach Jack Del Rio said it is not indicative of Murray's job being in question. "We saw him last year. We need to find out who will be the backup," Del Rio said.

Fantasy Tip: Murray didn't do much in his limited snaps and touches, but he is the unquestioned No. 1 tailback in Oakland and a solid low-end RB1 in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray may receive more work

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:08:57 -0700

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said he would like RB Latavius Murray to receive more carries than he did last season.

Fantasy Tip: Murray received 266 carries last season and should be able to handle more this season. He should be a focal point for the Raiders this season and can be a No. 2 running back in most leagues.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray having strong camp

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 17:35:04 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray is "cruising" through training camp, according to beat writer Vic Tafur.

Fantasy Tip: Murray was one of just seven running backs to top 1,000 yards last year, and while he doesn't have a huge ceiling, he should have a safe floor as a mid-level RB2.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray practices

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:27:57 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray returned to practice Friday, Aug. 5, after he sat out Thursday, Aug. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Murray is a middling RB2 who posted a nice season through volume in 2015 by staying healthy and starting 16 games. The numbers were underwhelming, though. Murray averaged just 4.0 yard per carry with only six touchdowns, and he'll have to hold off the explosive DeAndre Washington for work in 2016. Murray offers a modest fantasy floor with a limited ceiling.

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Raiders | Oakland doesn't have need for RB

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:58:00 -0700

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said the Raiders don't have a glaring need for another running back with RB Latavius Murray in the picture. There has been talk this offseason that general manager Reggie McKenzie is looking for help in the backfield. Oakland ranked 28th in the run with 91.1 yards per game and just 3.9 yards per carry in 2015. Del Rio said any new running back Oakland adds will have a chance to compete for carries. "We would like to add somebody in the backfield at some point, but it's not like it's a glaring need," Del Rio said. "We do have a good player there."

Fantasy Tip: Murray topped 1,000 yards in his sophomore campaign and totaled six touchdowns. With Oakland's offense only improving, Murray's upside remains strong, but the Raiders may prefer to keep him fresh as much as possible. Because of that, he's more of an RB2 than RB1 for 2016.

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