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DeMarco Murray

Philadelphia Eagles
Running Back

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Eagles | DeMarco Murray being eased in?

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:51:32 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray hardly practiced Sunday, July 30, but it wasn't because he's not healthy. Murray said he is fine and is trying to do as much as he can for his new team.

Fantasy Tip: It would make sense for head coach Chip Kelly and the Eagles to bring Murray along slowly and give him fewer reps, considering how much he was used with the Dallas Cowboys last season. Murray will be splitting time with Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles this year, but he's still the Eagles' starting running back and should be drafted as a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Corey Seidman

Bills | LeSean McCoy scares opponents?

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:25:51 -0700

Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy strikes more fear into defenses than Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray, according to a top personnel executive. "I'll take McCoy over Murray every time," the personnel executive said. "When you played the Eagles, you feared McCoy. He was the guy who scared you the most. When you played Dallas, you didn't fear Murray. He's good. But you didn't fear him. You feared Dez (Bryant), or (Tony) Romo, but not Murray."

Fantasy Tip: Both McCoy and Murray have RB1 potential. McCoy is probably the safer bet because he is in line for a workhorse role in Buffalo, but Murray is a high-end RB2 at the very least.

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Eagles | DeMarco Murray solid in passing game

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:01:43 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray was one of two running backs with at least 40 targets last season that caught 89% of those targets. He caught 57 of his 64 targets. The other running back was Oakland Raiders RB Roy Helu.

Fantasy Tip: It's still unclear how often Murray, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles will be used, but Murray probably won't be called on as much in the passing game, especially with Sproles present. Murray will still be the Eagles' go-to tailback, however, and should be in low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 territory heading into drafts.

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Eagles | DeMarco Murray in a timeshare?

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 23:11:26 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray is expected to have the rushing workload divided between he and RB Ryan Mathews, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Wednesday, June 3. The OC would not reveal what the percentage of carries would be for either back.

Fantasy Tip: The load is still expected to fall heavily on Murray, who signed with the team for big dollars, and you have to remember Mathews has been injury prone in his NFL career to date. Murray can be safely considered an RB1 for fantasy owners in standard formats, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to handcuff him with Mathews in the middle rounds just in case.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Delaware County Times - Bob Grotz

Cowboys | Dallas going to miss DeMarco Murray?

Sun, 17 May 2015 16:16:52 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray is going to be missed by his former team, the Dallas Cowboys, according to retired WR Michael Irvin. "I want to upchuck sometimes when I hear the thoughts of others and (they say), 'Oh, you can put any running back behind that offensive line of the Dallas Cowboys," Irvin said. "I say, 'Really? Why did they hand the ball off to DeMarco Murray 392 times? Why didn't they stick anybody back there last year?' Because they already knew."

Fantasy Tip: Irvin is unconvinced that Darren McFadden and company can fill Murray's shoes, but he is probably selling Dallas' talented offensive line a little short. If McFadden can stay healthy, he could produce RB1 numbers. Even with the injury risk, he is worth taking a chance on as a RB2.

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Cowboys | Tony Romo would have taken pay cut

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:56:19 -0700

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo said Tuesday, March 31, he would have taken a pay cut in order for the team to retain RB DeMarco Murray (Eagles). "DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?'" Romo said. "I was like, 'I will. I will take a pay cut to go do this.' I was like, 'They're going to restructure me and the whole thing, 'that's the same thing in some ways just for salary-cap purposes." In the end, the Cowboys never approached Romo about a a pay cut and Murray left for a five-year deal from the rival Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Tip: Now Romo will hand footballs off to Darren McFadden instead of Murray, a huge downgrade at the position considering his injury history. The good news is that Romo might actually do a little more passing in 2015, so his fantasy value could increase a little bit.

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Eagles | Chip Kelly favors one-cut runners

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 06:58:57 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles traded RB LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills because head coach Chip Kelly desires a one-cut running back, according to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. Lurie praised McCoy as a player, but the move was not financially driven. Kelly felt he could garner more production from a different running back or two. Lurie used the term "power spread" on multiple occasions to describe Kelly's offense. RBs DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews figure to share the work.

Fantasy Tip: Murray was one of the best players in fantasy last season, but there's almost no way he can repeat that kind of performance with two other legit backs wanting the ball. With Sproles an elite receiver from the RB position, Murray may find it difficult to repeat his 57 receptions from a year ago. Murray still rates as a mid-to-low RB1. Sproles is a capable RB3 in PPR leagues. Mathews' role is a little cloudy, but he is likely a low-end RB3 for now.

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Eagles | DeMarco Murray has rushing escalators

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 06:35:57 -0700

Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray has up to $500,000 in base salary escalators from 2016-19 based on rushing yards.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson

Eagles | DeMarco Murray's deal is official

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:13:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray's five-year deal is official. The deal is worth $42 million with $21 million guaranteed.

Fantasy Tip: It's in an intriguing situation for Murray, who will be splitting time with RBs Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles. Still, Murray will start and see the majority of touches out of the backfield. He should still be considered an RB1 in 2015 drafts, but there is obvious risk involved with Murray's injury history and the extensive workload he had in 2014. Tread carefully with Murray as an RB1.

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Eagles | DeMarco Murray financials

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:30:50 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray will receive $40 million in base salary over the next five years of his deal, with a max of $42 million. He will have $18 million fully guaranteed and $21 million in total guarantees.

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