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Latavius Murray

Minnesota Vikings
Running Back

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 225

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

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.

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

Vikings | Minnesota to sit seven for preseason opener

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:58:26 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Brian Robison, LT Riley Reiff, RB Latavius Murray, WR Laquon Treadwell, RB Jerick McKinnon, LB Kentrell Brothers and CB Jabari Price are not expected to play in the team's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, Aug. 10.

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Vikings | Latavius Murray not traveling

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 20:48:33 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Latavius Murray (ankle) was limited during practice Tuesday, Aug. 8, and said he is not traveling with the team for their preseason game Thursday, Aug. 10. He said he is not sure if he will play in the second preseason game but knows he will be ready for the start of the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: Murray just started practicing this week, so it is not known when he will be able to play in a game. He is expected to share playing time with Dalvin Cook this season and probably will be used mostly as a ball carrier. Murray could be used as a No. 3 running back or flex option this season.

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Vikings | Latavius Murray returns from PUP list

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:57:50 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Aug. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Look for the Vikings to take it easy with their new running back leading up to the regular season. Dalvin Cook has impressed so far and should stay ahead of Murray, but Murray is ideal for short-yardage and goal-line situations. That being said, Cook has low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 potential, with Murray slotting as more of a flex play.

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

Vikings | Latavius Murray hopes to practice soon

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:41:18 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) said he has two encouraging individual workouts this week and believes he is close to taking part in practice. Murray has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list since the start of training camp.

Fantasy Tip: Murray is expected to be a part of a committee at the position with Dalvin Cook and Jerick McKinnon also on the roster. Murray probably will be used mostly as a ball carrier and will only see a few targets in the passing game. Owners will need to keep an eye on his role during the preseason to see how he will be used. He could be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back depending on his role.

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Vikings | No timetable for Latavius Murray

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:42:53 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) does not have a specific timetable for when he will return from the Physically Unable to Perform list, although he did say it would be before the regular season starts.

Fantasy Tip: The longer Murray is on the PUP list the more of a concern his availability is. Cook gains value every day Murray isn't activated. Cook is expected to start anyway, but expect Murray to vulture some touchdowns and to be used more as he becomes healthier.

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