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DeMarco Murray | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Oklahoma
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One anonymous Eagles player has questioned the effort of DeMarco Murray.
At the end of a short-yardage run against the Dolphins last week, Murray had an opportunity to run over or around 185-pound CB Brice McCain. Instead of finishing his run, Murray slid at McCain's feet. "Well, when you see DeMarco sliding before getting hit, you tell me. Was that giving full effort?" said the anonymous Eagles player. "You see that [expletive] and it makes you wonder." It comes on the heels of Sunday's argument between Mark Sanchez and Darren Sproles, who were seen bickering after a screen pass was intercepted. The Philly Inquirer counted "at least a dozen missed tackles" by Eagles players as Doug Martin ran for 235 yards in Week 11. Dating back to last season, the Eagles have lost nine of their last 14 games. Nov 22 - 9:49 PM

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DeMarco Murray rushed 13 times for 64 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 27 yards in the Eagles' Week 11 loss to the Bucs.

Murray started the game hot, ripping off a number of solid gains, but the Eagles eventually fell behind and wound up losing 45-17 in a dominant effort by both the Buccaneers' offense and defense. Murray's fantasy owners should be happy that he still emerged with over 90 total yards in such a bad game script. Murray will remain in the RB1 crosshairs when Philadelphia takes on Detroit on Thanksgiving.
Nov 22 - 4:48 PM

DeMarco Murray rushed 22 times for 61 yards in Philadelphia's Week 10 loss to the Dolphins, adding six receptions for 58 additional yards.

Murray had surprisingly little running room against a run defense that had been getting pulverized in recent weeks. Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh was creating chaos, routinely collapsing the interior of Philly's line. Murray out-touched Ryan Mathews 28-10 on a day where Mathews departed early with a concussion. Although he continues to not run up to his contract, Murray will be a volume-based, high-end RB2 for Week 11 against the Bucs.
Nov 15 - 5:16 PM

DeMarco Murray is on the Week 10 injury report with a groin injury, but is practicing in full.

It's a minor issue, and not one that's going to hold Murray out Week 10 against the Dolphins in a plus matchup. Murray is a near-lock for 20-plus touches.
Nov 11 - 3:15 PM

DeMarco Murray had 18 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown and caught 6-of-7 targets for 78 yards in Sunday night's Week 9 win over Dallas.

Murray converted on a fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line for his touchdown. He had a six-yard TD vultured by Ryan Mathews in the third quarter, but continued to see more touches (24) and snaps (45). Murray set up the Eagles' game-winning OT drive with two long gains. He looked more comfortable in Chip Kelly's scheme coming out of the Week 8 bye. Despite missing a game, Murray's on pace for 212 carries, 1,200 total yards, and 10 touchdowns.
Nov 9 - 12:36 AM

DeMarco Murray had 18 carries for 65 yards and caught 2-of-4 targets for five yards the Eagles' Week 7 loss to the Panthers.

Murray started and got the majority of carries, but struggled for running room behind an offensive line that lost LT Jason Peters in the first half. It was a step back after he went over 100 yards for the first time last week. Murray had two carries inside the 10-yard line, but couldn't convert. He continued to have negative plays in a run scheme Chip Kelly refuses to adapt to his strengths. Murray will be a mid-range RB2 when the Eagles come out of their bye in Week 9.
Oct 26 - 12:30 AM

DeMarco Murray rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries in the Eagles' 27-7, Week 6 win over the Giants on Monday night.

He also caught 3-of-4 targets for 14 yards in the pass game. A turnover-fest and slop-filled affair between both teams on Monday night, Murray and Odell Beckham were the only two offensive players to show up and do their jobs. Murray entered the game with 134 yards on the ground across the first five weeks and nearly matched it with a 97-yard second half to get him his first 100-yard game of 2015. The Eagles started getting Murray more looks as a downhill runner after the break after continuously trying to use him on stretch plays the first 30 minutes. By no coincidence, Murray had success and managed several 10-plus yard runs after entering the game with just three all season. His 12-yard touchdown was a thing of beauty, as Murray stiff-armed S Brandon Meriweather in the face and to the ground on his way to the end zone. Murray will be an RB2 next week in a tough road date with the Panthers. He still possesses RB1 upside.
Oct 19 - 11:38 PM

DeMarco Murray rushed 20 times for 83 yards and a touchdown and caught 7-of-8 targets for 37 yards Week 5 against the Saints.

A week after complaining about his workload, Murray was fed early and often against New Orleans. Murray still did not look explosive and still went down too often at first contact, but the Eagles’ offensive line did a great job opening running lanes on the outside. He lost a goal-line touch to Ryan Mathews when the game was in doubt, but he scored a four-yard touchdown in garbage time. Murray does not look like the same player from a season ago, but he should get plenty of work as long as he stays healthy. He will be an RB2 next Monday night against the Giants.
Oct 11 - 5:18 PM

DeMarco Murray told reporters he does not believe he is getting the ball enough.

Murray carried the ball eight times for 36 yards in the Eagles' Week 4 loss to the Redskins, but 30 of those yards came on a single run early in the game. Murray has managed 17 yards on his other 28 carries this season. If anything, the offense moved better with Murray out of the lineup last week, and the offense did not find its legs against the Redskins until the deep passing game became the focus in the second half. The evidence suggests Murray should be getting the ball less, and that very well may happen next week against the Saints.
Oct 4 - 5:02 PM

DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is active for Week 4 against the Redskins.

There was a report early Sunday morning Murray may be forced to miss another game. That report turned out to be incorrect, but it does raise concerns about Murray's ability to handle a big workload this week. On the road against a good run defense, Murray is a risky Week 4 play.
Oct 4 - 11:32 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday at Washington.

Schefter did acknowledge, however, that he doesn't know whether Murray will start over Ryan Mathews or Darren Sproles. Sproles started last week's game, but Mathews ended up handling the majority of the workload. With Murray back in a difficult matchup against the run-tough Redskins defense, all Eagles running backs are shaky Week 4 fantasy starts on the road with uncertain usage.
Oct 4 - 10:14 AM

Appearing on NFL GameDay Morning, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the Eagles "do plan to play" DeMarco Murray against the Redskins.

We're seeing conflicting reports, with ESPN's Britt McHenry reporting earlier in the morning that it would be a "surprise" if Murray suited up Week 4. FedEx Field is one of the worst playing surfaces in the league, and has been pounded with rain the past couple days. If Murray plays, he'd at least be at some risk for a re-injury, but it sets up as a game to hammer the run. Treat him as a game-time call.
Oct 4 - 9:27 AM

A source told ESPN's Britt McHenry they would be "surprised" if DeMarco Murray (hamstring) plays "or how much they use him" Sunday against the Redskins.

NFL Network's Albert Breer and ESPN's Adam Schefter are both saying he's expected to play, so take this report with a grain of salt. Murray has been a full participant at practice this week so it would be somewhat surprising if he sits. With windy playing conditions expected in Washington and the Eagles likely to rely on the run, this would be a missed opportunity for Murray and his fantasy owners. Ryan Mathews played well against the Jets in Week 3 and makes for a strong RB2 play in Week 4 if Murray can't get the green light.
Oct 4 - 7:58 AM

DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 4 after turning in another full practice on Friday.

Murray was also a "full" participant in Thursday's practice. Consecutive full practices suggest Murray is a good bet to play against the Redskins, although he was also seen as likely to play at this time last Friday, and wound up being inactive after not feeling well enough in pre-game warmups. Expect another game-time decision. If Murray gets the green light, he'll be a boom-or-bust RB2 against an underrated Washington defense.
Oct 2 - 3:32 PM

Updating an earlier item, DeMarco Murray (hamstring) was "full" in Thursday's practice.

It would seem to put Murray on track to return against the Redskins, but the local media reports he was "coy" and "reluctant" to guarantee that he would suit up. Perhaps Murray wants to avoid anything definitive after last week's surprising scratch, but we tentatively expect him to be a go in Washington. He'll be a boom-or-bust RB2.
Oct 1 - 2:15 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Sam Bradford
2Mark Sanchez
3Thad Lewis
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Miles Austin
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Riley Cooper
3Seyi Ajirotutu
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Zach Ertz
2Brent Celek
3Trey Burton
LT1Jason Peters
2Tanner Hawkinson
LG1Allen Barbre
2Josh Andrews
C1Jason Kelce
2Julian Vandervelde
RG1Matt Tobin
RT1Lane Johnson
2Dennis Kelly
K1Caleb Sturgis