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DeMarco Murray | Running Back | #29

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (71) / DAL
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DeMarco Murray rushed eight times for 10 yards in the Titans' Week 11 loss to the Steelers, adding five receptions for 37 additional yards.
Murray is a warrior who has been playing hurt for much of 2017, but he was killing drives this evening. He entered halftime with six carries for three yards. Murray couldn't beat first contact and was having serious trouble moving side to side with the ball in his hands. He's now averaged fewer than 3.3 yards per carry in five straight games and is down to a 3.78 YPC on the season. The Titans need to think long and hard about making Derrick Henry the leader of their backfield. There's been zero indication it's something they're considering. Murray will be a low-end RB2 for Week 12 against the Colts. Nov 17 - 12:01 AM

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DeMarco Murray rushed 14 times for 42 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' Week 10 win over the Bengals, adding four receptions for 30 yards and an additional touchdown.

Murray was relatively ineffective most of the game, averaging only three yards-per-carry and looking sluggish on the majority of his runs. His first two touchdowns came from a combined three yards away. His third touchdown was the game-winner on a dump off in which he stretched the ball into the end zone. With Murray and Henry splitting carries, Murray won't be much more than a low-end RB1 with touchdown upside most games.
Nov 12 - 4:57 PM

DeMarco Murray (knee) is practicing in full for Week 10 against the Bengals.

Murray came away with a minor knee injury in Sunday's win over Baltimore, but it's obviously nothing serious. He should see his usual workload against Cincinnati, which amounts to splitting carries with Derrick Henry.
Nov 8 - 5:04 PM

Speaking Monday, Titans coach Mike Mularkey confirmed DeMarco Murray is dealing with a knee injury.

Murray somewhat played through the issue against the Ravens, but was limited to nine carries for 19 yards. His 37 snaps were tied for his second fewest of 2017. "Murray gets right back in, doesn't let anything hold him back," Mularkey said of the performance. "If he's effective we'll allow him to continue to play." It's frustratingly similar to how the Titans handled Murray's hamstring issue. It appears he will likely keep suiting up at well less than 100 percent health, making for an unpredictable committee with Derrick Henry. Murray will probably be held out of Wednesday's practice. His Week 10 status should not be taken for granted.
Nov 6 - 2:03 PM

DeMarco Murray chipped in 19 yards on nine carries while pulling in two catches for 22 yards on two targets Sunday in the Titans’ Week 9 win over the Ravens.

For much of the day, Tennessee’s leading rusher was cornerback Adoree Jackson, who broke out for a 20-yard burst on the game’s opening drive. Needless to say, the Titans didn’t have much success running the ball on Sunday. Murray got the start but was sidelined for a stretch after injuring his left knee in the first half. He returned after getting taped up, but wasn’t on the field when Derrick Henry punched in a goal-line touchdown late in the second quarter. Overall Murray out-touched Henry 11-10 while outgaining him by five yards from scrimmage (41-36). Tennessee’s messy backfield tandem will continue to be a source of frustration for fantasy owners next week against the Bengals.
Nov 5 - 6:13 PM

DeMarco Murray (shoulder) was upgraded to a full practice on Wednesday.

Murray tweaked his shoulder against Cleveland in Week 7 but had the bye week to heal up. He'll serve as Tennessee's lead rusher Sunday against Baltimore, though feisty second-year back Derrick Henry remains a weekly threat to his workload.
Nov 1 - 4:57 PM

DeMarco Murray (shoulder) was limited in Titans practice Monday.

Murray suffered a shoulder contusion in Tennessee's pre-bye win over the Browns. He is fully expected to be available for this week's bout with Baltimore.
Oct 30 - 3:37 PM

DeMarco Murray suffered a bruised shoulder in Sunday's win over the Browns.

It's considered minor. Speaking Monday, coach Mike Mularkey also said Murray escaped without setbacks with his balky hamstring. Murray has been ceding tons of work to Derrick Henry, but has stubbornly held onto lead duties in the Titans' backfield. He'll be an RB2 for Week 9 against the Ravens.
Oct 23 - 3:04 PM

DeMarco Murray rushed 18 times for 59 yards while catching three passes for 17 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Browns.

This was the second time on the season that Murray only put in a limited Friday practice and then led the Titans backfield in opportunity. Murray out-snapped Derrick Henry 43-to-30 and out-touched him 21-to-15. Murray wasn't electric against a Cleveland run defense that has been their lone bright spot on the season. Murray had back to back goal line opportunities in the first half in which he was stood up, which could've smoothed out his day for fantasy purposes. With the Titans on bye in Week 8, Murray will get much needed rest for his injured hamstring.
Oct 22 - 5:56 PM

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's Week 7 game versus the Browns.

Murray has been battling a hamstring injury for over two months, but with Derrick Henry continuing to press the veteran, Murray has been playing through the injury. The last time that Murray only put in a limited practice during the week, he out-snapped Henry 48-to-30 versus the Seahawks. With the Titans having a bye week upcoming in Week 8, Tennessee may lighten Murray's workload today, especially if they are able to control this game like we believe they should. Murray is a risky RB3/flex option while Henry is an upside flex option or emergency RB2. Inactive for the Titans are WR Darius Jennings, DB Kalan Reed, S Johnathan Cyprien, OL Corey Levin, WR Corey Davis, OLB Kevin Dodd and DL David King.
Oct 22 - 11:41 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports DeMarco Murray (questionable, hamstring) will play Week 7 against the Browns.

Here we go again. Murray was clearly hobbled against the Colts on Monday night and didn't practice until Friday this week but somehow convinced the coaching staff to let him play. Derrick Henry should lead the backfield with Murray at much less than 100 percent, but that's also what we expected in Week 3 when Murray was a game-time decision and rushed for a season-best 115 yards in a win over the Seahawks. Even in a plus matchup at Cleveland, health and workload concerns make Murray a risky RB3.
Oct 22 - 8:00 AM

DeMarco Murray (hamstring) expects to be a game-time decision for Week 7 against the Browns.

"We’ll see how I feel," said Murray, when asked about his status for Week 7. "I’m going to get a good warmup in before the game and see how I feel and then make a decision from there." Murray looked noticeably hobbled against the Colts last week and admitted his hamstring injury has been "very frustrating." Murray would likely work behind Derrick Henry if he suits up Sunday.
Oct 20 - 2:24 PM

DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is questionable for Week 7 against the Browns.

Murray returned to a limited practice Friday after sitting out on both Wednesday and Thursday. He's looked hobbled all year and Tennessee shouldn't need him to beat the winless Browns. Even if Murray plays, Derrick Henry is likely to lead the backfield in Week 7.
Oct 20 - 1:05 PM

Speaking Thursday, Titans coach Mike Mularkey admitted DeMarco Murray (hamstring) isn't guaranteed to play against the Browns.

Earlier this week, Mularkey was all sunshine on his running back's status. Thursday, he was talking contingency plans, saying the team could promote rookie Khalfani Muhammad from the practice squad if Murray doesn't play. It's a tacit admission Murray's status is in doubt. At this point, even if Murray plays, Henry will be the preferred fantasy back. Rotoworld's Week 7 rankings will be updated to reflect that.
Oct 19 - 2:50 PM

DeMarco Murray (hamstring) remained sidelined on Thursday.

Speaking Tuesday, coach Mike Mularkey claimed he wasn't concerned about Murray's Week 7 status, but it's definitely in question after missing two practices. It's possible, if not likely, the Titans are just monitoring Murray's reps with an eye toward a Friday return, but it's become clear he's not close to 100 percent healthy. Derrick Henry is beginning to look like the better Week 7 fantasy bet.
Oct 19 - 2:24 PM