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Latavius Murray

Minnesota Vikings
Running Back

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 225

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Vikings | Tough sledding for Latavius Murray

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:48:08 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray is averaging 2.6 yards on 25 carries in the two games since RB Dalvin Cook (knee) was injured.

Fantasy Tip: Murray has been splitting time with Jerick McKinnon in Cook's absence, but McKinnon has been the more explosive and versatile back. Murray is a low-upside flex play against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7, and McKinnon has RB2 upside in PPR formats.

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Vikings | Latavius Murray goes nowhere fast

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:20:12 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed 15 times for just 28 yards in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers and he added one catch for nine yards.

Fantasy Tip: Murray just doesn't look comfortable in the Minnesota offense, as Jerick McKinnon is much more familiar with the system and way more productive since Dalvin Cook went down. Murray admitted two weeks ago he isn't 100 percent after offseason surgery and he certainly looks like it.

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Vikings | Latavius Murray has quiet night

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:30:14 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray registered 12 rushes for 31 yards in the team's Week 5 game Monday, Oct. 9, against the Chicago Bears. He added two catches for 12 yards.

Fantasy Tip: In Minnesota's first game without Dalvin Cook, Murray actually began the game as the starter in the backfield, but it was virtually all downhill from there, as Jerick McKinnon took over shortly after and garnered significantly more touches than the former Oakland Raider. McKinnon seems to have taken over as the Vikings' lead back, which makes Murray droppable in the majority of fantasy leagues.

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Vikings | Latavius Murray not 100 percent

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:25:32 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) said his ankle isn't 100 percent after offseason surgery, but he's ready for a big workload if needed in Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Jerick McKinnon is also dealing with an ankle issue, and their health will be a big factor in how the load is split. Murray becomes a flex option if Dalvin Cook (knee) indeed tore his ACL.

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Vikings | Latavius Murray totals nine touches

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 15:04:50 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed seven times for 21 yards in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions while adding two receptions for eight yards.

Fantasy Tip: Murray saw a season-high nine touches, as he and Jerick McKinnon are expected to shoulder the load now that Dalvin Cook suffered a knee injury and could be lost for the season. Murray is worth scooping up in all fantasy leagues, as he is fresh and should get plenty of looks going forward. The Vikings meet the Bears on Monday Night Football in Week 5.

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Vikings | Latavius Murray not concerned

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:10:59 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray said he is not worried about his lack of touches in Week 1. "It doesn't determine anything at this point," Murray said. "It's still very early. I got a lot of work to do and as a team we have a lot of work to do still."

Fantasy Tip: Murray should see more than a couple of touches per game going forward, but Dalvin Cook looks locked in as the lead back. Murray is merely a handcuff to Cook at this point.

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Vikings | Goal-line work up for grabs in Minnesota

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 18:52:27 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray said goal-line carries have not been assigned to a certain running back yet. "We still need to go out there and play some games," Murray said.

Fantasy Tip: If Murray can carve out a role as the goal-line back, it could salvage his fantasy value to a degree. Either way, Dalvin Cook is the back to own in Minnesota and a RB2 candidate. Murray is no more than a RB4 and a handcuff to Cook.

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Vikings | Quiet debut for Latavius Murray

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 19:43:21 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) made his preseason debut Sunday, Aug. 27, finishing with two carries for six yards and two catches for 10 yards against the San Francisco 49ers.

Fantasy Tip: While he is finally back from injury, Murray has already been surpassed by Dalvin Cook in the backfield pecking order. Cook is worth a look as a RB2 while Murray is no more than a low-end RB4 at this point.

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Vikings | Latavius Murray to make preseason debut

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:03:18 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) is expected to play in Week 3 of the preseason this weekend, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Fantasy Tip: Don't expect Murray's workload to be too big in his return from offseason ankle surgery. Dalvin Cook is the running back to own in Minnesota, but Murray could very well vulture some scores and short-yardage carries. Murray returning does not decrease Cook's fantasy value, who should still be selected as an RB2.

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Vikings | Latavius Murray could play next Sunday

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:34:15 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) is expected to play in the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 27, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. He had missed both of the team's first two exhibition contests.

Fantasy Tip: Murray will split time in the backfield with Dalvin Cook this season and is expected to be used primarily as a ball carrier. He should be viewed as a RB3 or flex option in most fantasy formats.

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