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DeMarco Murray | Running Back | #29

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (71) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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DeMarco Murray rushed 16 times for 114 yards and one touchdown in the Titans' 17-10, Week 3 loss to the Raiders, adding five catches for 41 yards.
Murray was the only source of offense for the Titans on Sunday. He had a long run of 36 yards and was consistently breaking off chunk gains as both a runner and receiver. On his touchdown run, Murray was supposed to run between the tackles, but saw nothing there and bounced it outside to get to the right pylon. He produced the Titans' first 100-yard rushing game since Chris Johnson in 2013. Murray has been the Titans' lead back and has caught at least five passes in all three games. He's a locked-in RB1 heading into Week 4 at the Texans. Sep 25 - 4:07 PM

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DeMarco Murray rushed 12 times for 89 yards and caught 7-of-7 targets for 56 yards in the Titans' Week 2 win over the Lions.

Murray's rushing day was salvaged by a 67-yard sprint after he began the day with negative one yard on his first six rushing attempts. He continues to be heavily involved in the passing game and now has 12 receptions through two games. Murray lost 10 touches to Derrick Henry, but remained the Titans' clear lead back and is the obvious go-to option in passing situations. Murray will be a high-end RB2 and arguable RB1 when the Titans host the Raiders next.
Sep 18 - 4:22 PM

DeMarco Murray rushed 13 times for 42 yards and caught 5-of-7 targets for 35 yards and two touchdowns Week 1 against the Vikings.

The first touchdown came on a dump off after a play-action fake to Derrick Henry that Murray finished with a swan dive over a defender into the end zone. The second was a meaningless score in garbage time. The fantasy numbers look good in the end, but it was a bad game from Murray. Outside of a 12-yard carry, he struggled to find any running room, and he played a role in two second-half fumbles which helped give the Vikings the game. Luckily, Derrick Henry did not find any success on the ground either, so Murray's spot atop the depth chart is safe. Still, he is a prime sell-high candidate to any owner just looking at the fantasy total. Murray will be a FLEX play next week at Detroit.
Sep 11 - 4:23 PM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey says DeMarco Murray will be the featured back against the Vikings in Week 1.

The plan is for rookie Derrick Henry to spell him. Henry looked phenomenal during preseason play, but for now, the Titans will roll with Murray as the workhorse. He's in the RB2 discussion for Week 1.
Sep 7 - 5:16 PM

DeMarco Murray rushed eight times for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' third preseason game Saturday night.

Murray got the start and dominated snaps on the first three series. He put a good move on a defender in the hole to create a 16-yard gain on his first run, and he exploited a big hole for a 17-yard gain off the right side to open the second quarter. He also capped the opening drive with a one-yard score on his second attempt from inside the five. Murray has been outplayed by Derrick Henry this preseason, but he is still firmly entrenched atop the depth chart. Even so, he is overvalued early in the fourth round.
Aug 27 - 9:31 PM

DeMarco Murray rushed six times for 93 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' preseason opener Saturday night.

The Titans' first- and second-team running games were completely dominant against the Chargers, with Derrick Henry also showing big-play ability with the twos. Murray's highlight was a 71-yard touchdown run where he exploited a huge hole off left guard and outraced San Diego's defense to the house. A committee with Henry remains inevitable, but Murray showed he still has juice in the tank coming off a sluggish season in Philadelphia. Look for Murray's ADP to begin rising following this memorable play.
Aug 13 - 9:32 PM

According to the Titans' website, DeMarco Murray "continues to impress" in camp.

We haven't heard much about Murray so far this summer, but he's evidently doing his job. Murray may be handling his business, but Derrick Henry is drawing plaudits for his pass catching, meaning he could end up challenging Murray on all three downs. With Dexter McCluster also involved, Murray has zero room for error in a backfield that could quickly devolve into a "hot hand" mess.
Aug 4 - 3:05 PM

TitansOnline's Jim Wyatt expects DeMarco Murray to be the "workhorse" this season.

The Titans have consistently praised Murray's attitude and work ethic since acquiring him from the Eagles in March, and Wyatt reports the team expects him to "return to form" this season. While that may be true, they did not spend a second-round pick on Derrick Henry for nothing. Both backs should get work, and Henry could see a lot more than expected if Murray struggles again this season. Murray is ridiculously overpriced as the RB18.
Jul 19 - 9:46 AM

Titans RBs coach Sylvester Croom called DeMarco Murray a "coach's dream."

Croom has been "blown away" by Murray's work ethic and leadership skills. He's also been impressed by rookie Derrick Henry, though Murray is obviously the more polished product. Murray imploded in Philly last year and never saw eye-to-eye with head coach Chip Kelly. He's off to a much better start in Tennessee.
Jul 8 - 4:39 PM

DeMarco Murray said he feels more comfortable in Mike Mularkey's offense than he did with Chip Kelly in Philadelphia.

"It’s strictly downhill and that’s what I’ve been accustomed to my entire life," said Murray. "Nothing against last year or what happened, it just didn’t work out." Murray was running on fumes last season after being overworked in his last year with Dallas. A change of scenery in a simpler offense could be Murray's ticket to a bounce-back season. He'll need to create distance ahead of 2015 Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry first.
Jun 22 - 6:44 PM

Titans OC Terry Robiskie said the Titans could employ the "hot hand" approach at running back.

"If we get to going in the game and some guy gets the hot hand and that’s what it takes to win the game then that is what we are going to do," Robiskie said. "We are not going to sit down before the game and say, 'So and so has to have 20 carries, or he has to touch it 25 times.'" DeMarco Murray is expected to open the season as the starter, but the Titans spent a second-round pick on Derrick Henry for a reason. If Murray comes out of the gates looking as terrible as he did last season in Philadelphia, Henry could see a lot more work than many are anticipating. Murray is a risk at his current 4th/5th-round ADP.
Jun 9 - 9:59 AM

TitansOnline's Jim Wyatt said "the plan" is for DeMarco Murray to handle "the bulk of the carries."

Coach Mike Mularkey said as much right after the Titans spent a second-round pick on Derrick Henry. While that could be the plan right now, Henry will certainly get his opportunities and could end up stealing work if Murray looks as sluggish and spent as he did last year in Philadelphia. For what it is worth, Wyatt says Murray has "been impressive so far."
May 28 - 10:52 AM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said DeMarco Murray "loved" the selection of Derrick Henry in the second round of the NFL draft.

Mularkey spoke with Murray immediately after the Titans made the pick. "I told DeMarco, ‘Nothing has changed since we made the trade for you. You’re still going to be the guy who is going to carry the load for us,'" Mularkey said. Considering how "well" Murray handled challenges to his workload in Philadelphia last season, there is no way this could go poorly.
May 2 - 10:40 AM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey says new RB DeMarco Murray will be "used extensively."

In the same breath, Mularkey also said the Titans would try to manage Murray's workload, but made it clear they plan to use the ex-Eagle as their foundation back. "I think he has a lot of juice left in the tank still, I really do,’’ Mularkey said. "(We) will be smart with him, how we handle him. We are going to manage him, but he is going to run the ball. He will be used extensively." Mularkey went on to hint he may try to establish a different third-down back, but left no doubt Murray will be carrying the early-down mail. It's fair to wonder how much Murray has left after a dead-legged 2015, but volume alone has him squarely on the RB2 radar.
Mar 22 - 8:46 PM

TitansOnline's Jim Wyatt reports DeMarco Murray will "carry the load" in Tennessee.

"The Titans like him because he’s a do-it-all back who can run it and catch it out of the backfield," Wyatt writes. Bishop Sankey is likely to be traded or waived, and David Cobb, Antonio Andrews and Dexter McCluster are not real threats to Murray's touches. After what he deemed a "year off" in Philadelphia, Murray should once again be a workhorse. The sheer volume of touches will give him weekly value, but playing on dead legs behind a questionable offensive line, Murray is ripe to be overvalued again this draft season.
Mar 12 - 12:11 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Matt Cassel
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3Antonio Andrews
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
FB1Jalston Fowler
WR11Tajae Sharpe
2Andre Johnson
WR21Rishard Matthews
2Kendall Wright
3Harry Douglas
WR31Andre Johnson
TE1Delanie Walker
2Anthony Fasano
3Phillip Supernaw
4Jace Amaro
LT1Taylor Lewan
2Dennis Kelly
LG1Quinton Spain
2Josh Kline
C1Ben Jones
2Brian Schwenke
RG1Chance Warmack
2Sebastian Tretola
RT1Jack Conklin
K1Ryan Succop