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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 rolled to 65 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries Sunday in the Titans' Week 6 win over the Browns.
It wasn’t his most efficient effort as Murray’s 65 rushing yards were his fewest since Week 1. Murray was also held without a catch for the first time this season. But when you’re getting as many touches as Murray (25.3 per game over his last four outings), good things tend to happen. He punched in his fourth rushing touchdown of the year early in the third quarter on a goal-line carry. Murray should be a top-five option next week in a great matchup with Indianapolis. Oct 16 - 6:32 PM

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DeMarco Murray totaled 121 yards on 27 carries while catching five-of-six targets for 16 yards Sunday in the Titans' Week 5 win over the Dolphins.

Murray couldn’t find the end zone on Sunday but his 121 rushing yards were a season-high, as were his 27 carries. He out-touched Derrick Henry 32-7 including 17-0 in the second half. Murray continues to chew up yards while distancing himself from Henry. Through five games, Murray is on pace for 16 touchdowns and over 2,000 yards from scrimmage. He’ll be an elite play next week in a favorable matchup with Cleveland.
Oct 9 - 5:09 PM

DeMarco Murray rolled to 95 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries while providing two catches for 24 yards Sunday in the Titans' Week 4 loss to the Texans.

Murray’s continued resurgence is about the only thing that’s gone right for the Titans this year. He didn’t break off any huge runs on Sunday but the Titans fed him plenty of carries and Murray did his job on the goal line with a pair of short touchdowns. Sunday was Murray’s second multi-touchdown game of the season. We’re only four weeks in but so far the post-Chip Kelly version of Murray has been extremely kind to fantasy owners. Look for Murray to feast against the struggling Dolphins in Week 5.
Oct 2 - 5:06 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Matt Cassel
3Alex Tanney
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3Antonio Andrews
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
FB1Jalston Fowler
WR11Tajae Sharpe
2Andre Johnson
3Marc Mariani
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