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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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Raiders | Less work for Latavius Murray?

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:30:35 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray could be more efficient in 2016 with a lighter workload. Head coach Jack Del Rio said Murray is still growing as a player and he can still work on some things that will make him even better next season.

Fantasy Tip: Murray was one of only seven running backs to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards last season. He added six touchdowns to that milestone. Unfortunately, fumbles were an issue and he did have to carry a heavier workload compared to other starting running backs in the league. Fewer touches don't necessarily mean less production, though. Murray should still be regarded as a RB2 in the fantasy realm.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray to have company?

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:45:54 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray could have company in the backfield in 2016. ESPN's Adam Caplan believes the Raiders will be looking to add running back depth in the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Murray topped 1,000 yards last year, but his production varied wildly from one game to the next. He has a chance to be a solid RB2 in 2016, but his value could change dramatically if Oakland brings in another quality back.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray coming off career year

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:07:32 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray gained 1,865 total yards, including over 1,000 rushing yards, and six touchdowns this year in his second season in the NFL. Murray said the 1,000-yard season is exciting, but he knows there's a lot more for him to do.

Fantasy Tip: Murray came through in what was expected to be a breakout campaign for him, en route to being one of only seven running backs to rush for 1,000 yards. He was one of the few bright spots for the Raiders, and he should be viewed as a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 heading into next season.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray has 56 yards in finale

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 21:22:31 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray rushed 11 times for 31 yards in the Week 17 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and he added four receptions for 25 yards on six targets.

Fantasy Tip: Murray totals 1,066 yards and six rushing touchdowns to emerge as a low-end RB1 or must-start RB2 in 2015. He will be a decent early-round fantasy option with a chance to continue his improvement in 2016.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray runs well

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 21:29:29 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray carried the ball 19 times for 79 yards and a touchdown and six catches for 62 yards in a 23-20 win over the San Diego Chargers in Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Murray went over 1,000 yards for the year, but he has just two 100-yard games and hasn't showed much upside despite a steady workload. He is a matchup-dependent option at FantasyScore.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray goes nowhere

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 22:19:13 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray carried the ball 16 times for just 27 yards in the Week 14 game against the Denver Broncos. He was targeted once and did not have any catches.

Fantasy Tip: Murray has been solid at home, but he has struggled on the road, rushing for 59 or fewer yards in each of his past three away from O.co Coliseum. The good news is he is home in Week 15 facing a Green Bay Packers rush defense which was trampled by former Raiders RB Darren McFadden in Week 13.

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Raiders | Tough sledding for Latavius Murray

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:27:29 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray carried 22 times for 59 yards and had one catch for 23 yards in a 24-21 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Murray has underwhelmed the last three games, and there is a chance that he is wearing down in his first season as the feature back. His slump could continue with matchups against Kansas City and Denver on tap the next two weeks.

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Raiders | Rough outing for Latavius Murray

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:17:12 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray had 13 carries for a season-low 28 yards and a touchdown in an 18-13 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 11.

Fantasy Tip: Murray continues to dominate the carries in Oakland, but his production has been inconsistent. He has failed to reach 50 rushing yards five times, and he could deliver a dud for fantasy owners on any given week.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray due for rebound?

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:57:31 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray hasn't scored in four weeks and has only averaged 85.6 rushing yards the last three weeks. He could bounce back this week, though, against a Detroit Lions defense allowing 103.6 rushing yards and more than one rushing touchdown per game on the year.

Fantasy Tip: The matchup is certainly there for Murray ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) to have one of his better games of the season. His recent production may scare owners away, but he's worth strong consideration on FantasyScore if not just for this week.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray active

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:30:48 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (concussion) is active Sunday, Nov. 15, against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Tip: Murray may not be given his usual amount of playing time after suffering a concussion next week, but he's still starting. The Vikings have been solid versus running backs this year, though, so expectations should be lowered.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray expected to play

Sun, 15 Nov 2015 07:45:15 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (concussion) is expected to play in Week 10's game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) passed all of his concussion tests and was a full participant in practice Friday, Nov. 13, after participating on a limited basis Thursday, Nov. 12. He could be worth a gamble in FantasyScore as a RB2 against a Minnesota defense ranked near the middle of the pack in terms of rushing yards allowed (111.6 yards per game).

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Raiders | Amari Cooper, Latavius Murray probable

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:41:38 -0800

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (quadriceps) and RB Latavius Murray (concussion) are both listed as probable for Week 10 against the Minnesota Vikings. Both players were full participants in practice Friday, Nov. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Cooper ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) has been a rookie sensation at wideout and continues to be heavily targeted by Derek Carr. Cooper will remain popular for daily lineups. Murray ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) looks to be cleared from the concussion protocol this week and could be an under-the-radar value play on FantasyScore against an overrated Vikings run defense.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray shows optimism

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:39:56 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (concussion) is at practice Friday, Nov. 13, and looks like he'll be able to play in Week 10, barring setbacks.

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) faces a Minnesota Vikings team in the top five at containing RBs the last five weeks. He's a really suspect option on FantasyScore this week.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray limited Thursday

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:14:14 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (concussion) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) is making progress, and assuming he is able to play, he could make a solid RB2 at FantasyScore against a below average Minnesota Vikings run defense in Week 10.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray making progress

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:50:17 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (concussion) said he is not dealing with any concussion symptoms and is making progress but is not sure if he will be able to play against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Murray ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) will be cleared to play against the Vikings. Murray could be a solid starting option if he plays, but owners should have other options available if he is ruled out.

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Raiders | Latavius Murry misses practice

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:43:55 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) will have to pass all of his concussion tests before he is cleared to play, so owners should monitor his situation during the week. Murray could be a solid option if he plays, but owners should have backup plans ready in case he is inactive.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray could play

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:17:04 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (concussion) is showing positive signs as he goes through the concussion protocol, according to head coach Jack Del Rio. Del Rio hopes to have Murray back for Week 10.

Fantasy Tip: It's still too early to tell if Murray ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) will be able to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week. Whether it's Murray or Taiwan Jones ($4,000, 8.0%) who starts, they may have a tough succeeding against a Pittsburgh defense that has only surrendered two rushing touchdowns to running backs all year.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray in protocol

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 08:48:40 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (concussion) is in the league's concussion protocol after a helmet-to-helmet hit Sunday, Nov. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Murray might be iffy for the game against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 10. Marcel Reese or Taiwan Jones could be worth a flyer in fantasy if Murray is out.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray may have concussion

Sun, 08 Nov 2015 12:38:31 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (head) left Week 9's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third quarter, after suffering a possible concussion on a big hit that caused a fumble. He was sent to the locker room to undergo tests and his status for the remainder of the game is unknown.

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) had 17 carries for 96 rushing yards before exiting the game. Marcel Reece ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) and Taiwan Jones ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) are expected to split the carries for as long as Murray is sidelined. Keep checking back for further updates on his status.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray could struggle to score

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 19:07:42 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray faces the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road in Week 9, and the Steelers have yet allow a rushing touchdown at home this season.

Fantasy Tip: The Steelers have allowed just two rushing touchdowns overall and rank in the top 10 in fewest rushing yards allowed. Murray ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) may not be the wisest investment at FantasyScore this weekend.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray rumbles over Jets

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 19:00:21 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray had 20 carries for 113 yards in a 34-20 win over the New York Jets in Week 8.

Fantasy Tip: After a couple of rough outings, Murray ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) has been solid the last two weeks. His big day against a stout Jets run defense is encouraging, but he should still be considered a matchup-based play at FantasyScore going forward.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray finds end zone

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 19:39:18 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray carried 15 times for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Week 7 game against the San Diego Chargers and he added one grab for just one yard.

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) has emerged as a solid FantasyScore option this season, and he remains a solid value at this mid-tier price level.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray likely will play

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:54:03 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is listed as probable for the Week 7 game against the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) should see his normal workload during the game and has a favorable matchup since the Chargers allow the second most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Owners in most leagues should consider using Murray in their starting lineups.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray has full practice

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 16:45:41 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 22.

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) has one of the better matchups among running backs this week against the San Diego Chargers. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback heading into the weekend, he's a solid play on FantasyScore.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray has full practice

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 16:40:24 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (shoulder) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) looks ready to play against a San Diego Chargers defense that is surrendering over 100 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown per game to running backs. Murray is a great play on FantasyScore for Week 7.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray appears healthy

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 07:31:25 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (shoulder) appears healthy and ready to play in Week 7 after the bye. Murray had 28 touches for a combined 88 yards the last two games after a career-high 139 yards in Week 3. "It's timing," said head coach Jack Del Rio. "You're working on double teams and being able to come off and just some of the little nuances that make the running game go where you do it a little bit better and it turns into an eight-yard gain instead of a three- or four-yard gain. It's what you're after - creating the space and the opportunity for our backs. We've had some examples when we've done it pretty well and we haven't been quite as good as we looked to be. The encouraging thing is we've converted enough on third down to have enough opportunities. If you're getting 25, 26 runs in a game you're getting a decent amount of opportunities to run it, so, that's a positive."

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) faces the San Diego Chargers in Week 7, who have been exploited by opposing running backs the last three weeks. The Bolts are one of the worst at defending the position in that stretch.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray probable for Week 5

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:56:33 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 9, and is listed as probable for the Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) should see his normal workload in this game despite the injury. Murray has one 100-yard game this season and has posted decent numbers in the other three games. Murray could be a starting option for owners but may want to lower their expectations.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray limited again

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:25:00 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) should have a good chance to play against the Denver Broncos in Week 5, but owners should continue to monitor the situation to see if he suffers any setbacks. Murray will be facing a solid Broncos defense but should be considered a starting option.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray limited

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:40:06 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on Murray's ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) practice participation during the week to see if he will play in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos. Murray had a great Week 3 performance and three other solid performance and could still be a starting option even though he is dealing with a tough matchup.

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Raiders | OAK HC confident in Latavius Murray

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:27:52 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray still has the confidence of head coach Jack Del Rio, despite a rough outing in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears. Murray accounted for two turnovers for Oakland, but Del Rio still believes in his young running back. "I remain confident. We have some good young players. None of us are perfect. We all are capable of making mistakes," Del Rio said. "I think the sooner you own up to mistakes, the quicker you can put them behind you and move forward."

Fantasy Tip: Murray had been one of the better running backs in the NFL prior to Week 4. He's still one of the Raiders' most dangerous weapons, but he'll have to improve his ball protection. The Denver Broncos, Oakland's Week 5 opponent, have allowed 90.2 rushing yards and less than one rushing touchdown per game, so Murray ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) may not be the most valuable play on FantasyScore this week.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray benched late

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 17:44:20 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray was benched late in a 22-20 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 4. He finished with 16 carries for 49 yards and three catches for 12 yards and lost a fumble.

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) also bobbled a pass that turned into an interception and left temporarily with a shoulder injury, so it was a rough day all around. That being said, he should remain a viable starting option at FantasyScore as long as he is receiving a bulk of the carries.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray back on the field

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:22:35 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (shoulder) was able to return to the Week 4 game after missing time with a shoulder injury.

Fantasy Tip: It appears that Murray ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) should be fine moving forward. Murray likely will receive a majority of the carries as long as he is healthy and is a solid starting option.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray leaves game

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:12:49 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the team's Week 4 game.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to see if Murray ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) will be able to return to the game or if he is out for the game. Roy Helu ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) likely would see a majority of the work if Murray misses any playing time.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray headed for big game?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:09:48 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray faces the Chicago Bears in Week 4, and the Bears have allowed the sixth-most rushing yards to running backs this year.

Fantasy Tip: The Bears allowed Seattle Seahawks backup Thomas Rawls ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) to run for 104 yards in Week 3, and Murray ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) should have no problem piling up yards. Start him with confidence at FantasyScore.

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Raiders | OAK trio has historical day

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:25:33 -0700

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr, RB Latavius Murray and WR Amari Cooper gained more passing/rushing/receiving yards in Week 3 than any offensive trio under the age of 25 had gained in a single game in NFL history.

Fantasy Tip: The Raiders offense is proving to be legitimate. Carr, Murray and Cooper are a solid corps to build on, and at least Murray and Cooper have turned into every-week starters.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray posts 139 yards, TD

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 18:55:49 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray carried 26 times for 139 yards and a touchdown in the Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns. He also had a 10-yard reception on his only target.

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) did what New York Jets RB Chris Ivory did in Week 1, and Tennessee Titans RB Dexter McCluster did in Week 2 - have a big game against the Cleveland Browns rushing defense.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray set to run wild?

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:06:50 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray faces the Cleveland Browns in Week 3, and the Browns have allowed a league-high 320 rushing yards through the first two weeks of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Murray ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) has been a workhorse for the Raiders, and his 26 carries are 21 more than any other back on the roster. He should be able to do plenty of damage against Cleveland, making him a great mid-priced play at FantasyScore.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray productive in win

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:14:19 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray totaled 87 yards and a touchdown while adding three catches in the Raiders' Week 2 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Tip: Murray only saw 15 carries as Oakland was forced to pass to stay with the Ravens. That could be what hinders Murray from reaching his full potential this season, but he still put forth a solid effort in Week 2. He has now scored twice in as many weeks. He has RB2 status until further notice.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray working with hands

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:23:43 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray has been working on his hands in order to improve as a receiver and make himself an all-around player.

Fantasy Tip: If Murray can improve his pass-catching, he'll be even more valuable this year. We already know he can effectively run the ball, but catching a few more passes and gaining a few more receiving yards would add to his value, especially in PPR leagues.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray taking all starter reps

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 09:03:22 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray has taken all of the first-team repetitions and has looked powerful running, according to beat writer Vic Tafur. "The biggest improvement has been in his explosiveness and his conditioning," Murray's trainer Vinny Scollo told Syracuse.com. "Last year, we really had to taper the workouts and work around his injury. This year, his conditioning, his wind, is 100 percent there."

Fantasy Tip: Murray is being billed as a breakout candidate this season and should be taken as a midrange RB2 with some upside.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray ready to prove himself

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:19:55 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray said he understands how important it is for him to perform well in 2015. "I know the success I've had doesn't matter," Murray said Friday, July 31. "What matters now is what I [do going] forward and what I do this upcoming season, this upcoming training camp. Again, do anything I can just to get better and help the team."

Fantasy Tip: While Murray is an unproven option, he was impressive when his role expanded late last season. With the No. 1 running back job his to lose in 2015, Murray should make a solid RB2.

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Raiders | OL coach impressed with Latavius Murray

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:25:02 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray performed well during the mandatory minicamp this offseason, according to offensive line coach Mike Tice. Tice said Murray showed good speed and finish during practices.

Fantasy Tip: The Raiders could use a committee at running back this season, but Murray should see a majority of the carries. He posted a solid 5.2 yards per carries in 2014 and added two touchdowns. Murray could be a middle-round option in drafts and could be a No. 2 running back in deeper leagues.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray praised by teammate

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:26:20 -0700

Oakland Raiders FB Marcel Reece said he doesn't expect a drop off in chemistry as RB Latavius Murray replaces RB Darren McFadden this season because Murray has spent the last couple of years watching film and talking football with Reece.

Fantasy Tip: Murray should open the year as the primary back, and while he has never been a No. 1 back for an entire year, he has shown enough potential to be selected as a mid-range RB2.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray expects big season

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:24:26 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray has the opportunity to be the team's No. 1 running back in 2015, and it's one he embraces. "It's a great feeling, but every day I have to go in there knowing I need to get better every day," Murray explained. "I need to play like it's a new year. Last season is just last season and the year before that it was the year before that. Every season is a new year for me and it's a year I have to go out and prove something."

Fantasy Tip: It seems a certainty that Murray will win the No. 1 job away from free-agent addition Trent Richardson. Murray should be considered as an RB2 with plenty of upside.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray favorite to start

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:41:46 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray is currently the frontrunner for the starting running back position, according to head coach Jack Del Rio. Del Rio said Murray needs to improve his football intelligence and his versatility.

Fantasy Tip: It shouldn't be a surprise that Murray is considered Oakland's starting running back. He has the most talent between himself, Roy Helu and Trent Richardson, and showed what he's capable of in limited playing time last year. Assuming Murray holds on to the starting job and stays healthy, he's a RB2 candidate.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray could have big year

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 22:08:37 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray could be in line for a big season under new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, according to a team source. "(Murray) has a chance at a huge year in this system - because he is smart, physically a freak," the source said.

Fantasy Tip: Murray will be one to watch during training camp and the preseason. He could emerge as a bona fide No. 1 tailback in Oakland, so fantasy owners will want to watch the battle between Murray, Roy Helu and Trent Richardson for carries.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray primed for big year?

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:39:33 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray could be ready for a breakout season in 2015, according to a team source. The anonymous source said Murray has the intelligence and physique to have a huge year in his third season with the club.

Fantasy Tip: Despite Roy Helu and Trent Richardson being brought in, the starting running back job is Murray's to lose. He averaged 5.2 yards on 82 carries last year, and if he's able to play a full season as starter, he could end up in RB2 territory.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray excited for new season

Tue, 19 May 2015 10:56:13 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray is looking forward to being the Raiders' starting running back in 2015. "It's a great feeling, but every day I have to go in there knowing I need to get better every day," Murray said. "Every season is a new year for me and it's a year I have to go out and prove something."

Fantasy Tip: Murray will be competing with Roy Helu and Trent Richardson, primarily, for the starting position, but Murray is the favorite with Darren McFadden now in Dallas, especially after running for 424 yards in just three starts last season. If/when he does start, he'll be in RB2 territory.

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Raiders | Latavius Murray to compete to start

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:54:09 -0700

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said Tuesday, March 24, that he expects RB Latavius Murray and RB Trent Richardson to compete for the starting tailback job. "I think it will be a competitive situation," Del Rio said.

Fantasy Tip: Murray has just 82 career carries and two touchdowns, but he might be the player with more upside over the disappointing Richardson. It will be a situation worth monitoring in training camp and the preseason. The winner will be worthy of a spot as a low-end RB2 or flex fantasy play, while the loser of the battle will be nothing more than an RB3 kept around for fantasy depth.

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