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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:15:59 -0700
Oakland Raiders RBs Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray will both receive a crack at the running back duties in Week 2 against the Houston Texans with RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) unlikely to play, according to offensive coordinator Greg Olson. The Raiders only had 25 yards rushing on 12 carries in Week 1 against the New York Jets.
Fantasy Tip: McFadden and Murray will each cost only the minimum for running backs ($3,700) at FantasyScore this weekend. How they'll be used is anyone's guess at this point. Consider both backs weak flex options against the Texans.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:32:38 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is expected to miss the Week 2 game, according to multiple sources. Jones-Drew had a small bandage covering a surgical site below his index finger, and his hand was swollen Thursday, Sept. 11. He said he didn't break his hand, however, multiple sources have reported that he did break his hand. He's not expected to miss a lot of time.
Fantasy Tip: Darren McFadden ($3,700; 7.4% of your cap) becomes a great bargain on FantasyScore against the Houston Texans this weekend. Latavius Murray should see some action as well, at the same fantasy price tag.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:05:30 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray might see increased reps in Week 2 against the Houston Texans if RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is unable to go.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:03:26 -0700
Because of the injury to RB Kory Sheets (Achilles'), Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray will now be the primary kick returner.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:56:12 -0700
Oakland Raiders OT Donald Penn said the team plans to run the ball often in 2014. "We're gonna run the ball, run the ball, then run it again, until the defense stops us," Penn said.
Fantasy Tip: Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew should have ample opportunities to run the ball. However, they're going to need an effective passing game to keep eight defenders out of the box limiting their daylight. The winner of the lion's share of carries should be an RB3 with the second back and Latavius Murray as flex options.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:36:58 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray seems to be the team's No. 3 running back at this point in the offseason behind RBs Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew. RB Kory Sheets has also been playing well, though. "We're looking for big things from Latavius Murray right now, coming off the foot injury. He's shown, to me, the biggest upside right now in what we've seen thus far, if he can stay healthy," offensive coordinator Greg Olson said.
Fantasy Tip: Murray is an intriguing option in the backfield for the Raiders, but as long as McFadden and MJD are healthy and playing, he won't have much fantasy value. With that said, we all know McFadden's long injury history, and Jones-Drew has plenty of wear on the tires. Remember Murray's name in-season if one of the top two running backs go down.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:53:57 -0700
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (ankle) and CB D.J. Hayden (ankle) did not participate in organized team activities Monday, June 2, because they both rolled their ankles last week.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:52:17 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (undisclosed) was not at practice Monday, June 2.
Fri, 16 May 2014 17:14:33 -0700
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen mentioned RBs Darren McFadden, Maurice Jones-Drew and Kory Sheets as well as FB Marcel Reece before RB Latavius Murray when talking about the team's depth chart at running back.
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:10:45 -0700
The Oakland Raiders placed RB Latavius Murray (ankle) on the Injured Reserve due to a minor ankle injury. RB Rashad Jennings will remain the primary backup to RB Darren McFadden. The team also placed CB Joselio Hanson (undisclosed) on IR.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:10:03 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (ankle) had his ankle scoped Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Fantasy Tip: It's unknown how long he'll be out. Stay tuned for more information on his timetable to return to the field.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:07:49 -0700
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen had an on-field meeting after practice Monday, Aug. 12, with RB Latavius Murray, a day after saying Murray has to be "accountable." He missed the past two practices due to an undisclosed ailment. "Latavius Murray had a couple of good runs," Allen said. "A couple of them got called back because of penalties, but one run down the sideline he ended up being able to lower his shoulder and finish off the run pretty good. I saw some good things, but he wasn't out here today so being available and being accountable are two things that we have to make sure we're able to be."
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 17:05:38 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (undisclosed) has missed the past week of practices in training camp due to an undisclosed injury.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:26:27 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (foot), WR Jacoby Ford (undisclosed) and OG Lucas Nix (undisclosed) were not taking part in practice Tuesday, July 30. WR Conner Vernon, DT Stacy McGee and OG Alex Parsons suffered undisclosed injuries during practice.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:03:00 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (foot) is not participating in practice Wednesday, June 12, because of a foot injury.
Fantasy Tip: Keep an eye on this deep sleeper as the summer goes along. Of course, if he isn't healthy, his potential to step up if Darren McFadden gets injured (as per usual) will diminish.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:40:06 -0700
The Oakland Raiders have signed sixth-round draft choices TE Nick Kasa, RB Latavius Murray, TE Mychal Rivera and DT Stacy McGee as well as seventh-round draft choice WR Brice Butler and DE David Bass. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Wed, 29 May 2013 10:00:04 -0700
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen praised the work of rookie RB Latavius Murray, saying he's "picked up everything offensively from a schematic standpoint, assignment-wise. ... He's done a nice job in pass protection. That's one of the things you see with young backs that they struggle with at times."
Fantasy Tip: Rashad Jennings is widely considered the top handcuff to Darren McFadden, but Murray has more explosiveness and could easily overtake Jennings. Keep an eye on Murray this summer.
Wed, 01 May 2013 19:34:05 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray will battle for a roster spot in training camp and the preseason, and he is viewed as one to watch since the team had injuries problems at the position a season ago. He said he thinks he runs like teammate RB Darren McFadden, as well as Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, and he uses his power and strength with an upright running style. Murray likes to embarrass defenders with his stiff-arm, or 'The Tave' arm, as his UCF teammates called it.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 08:40:47 -0700
The Detroit Lions are visiting with Central Florida RB Latavius Murray Tuesday, April 16.