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Latavius Murray | Running Back | #28

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: UCF
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (181) / OAK
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Raiders OC Bill Musgrave expects free-agent addition Kelechi Osemele to help the "run game be more productive."
Osemele appears to agree about where his biggest impact will come. "I’m a mauler, that’s what I do," he said. "I’m a road grader. I like to run people over and leave them there flat, so I’m glad to be on a team that is headed that direction." Latavius Murray struggled with per-carry efficiency last season, but he is now playing behind one of the most imposing offensive lines in the league. If he can hold off fifth-rounder DeAndre Washington on early downs, Murray could return high-end RB2 value. Jul 2 - 9:45 AM
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Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said running back is not a "glaring need."

"We do have a good player there," Del Rio said, referring to much-maligned starter Latavius Murray. Of course, Murray is much-maligned in part because Oakland has openly discussed bringing in "help" in the backfield all offseason. Del Rio's tune has changed somewhat since he declined to name Murray his No. 1 back last week, saying he is "just scratching the surface" and has "a lot more upside." The Raiders are still likely to draft a running back, but Murray's spot atop the depth chart sounds slightly more secure.
Mar 31 - 10:47 AM

Speaking Tuesday, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio declined to say that Latavius Murray would remain the team's No. 1 back.

The Raiders have made it clear they will add competition in the backfield, and Del Rio isn't sure where Murray will end up in 2016. "We're looking for talent," Del Rio said. "How it shakes out is up to (the players)." The Raiders haven't added any backs in free agency, but will do so on draft weekend. Murray will probably still carry the mail on early downs, but seems extremely unlikely to match the 41 receptions he posted in 2015.
Mar 22 - 5:57 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said "we'll get some help" in the backfield at running back.

The Raiders have said all offseason that they're not giving Latavius Murray 266 carries again after he had drastic peaks and valleys last season. Roy Helu and Taiwan Jones were of no help, and Jamize Olawale was the de facto No. 2 at the end of the year. "We need some healthy bodies back there to help out," McKenzie said. "The way this league is with the pounding you’re taking, you can’t just have one guy getting beat up all year." Look for McKenzie to address the position in the draft. Murray's Dynasty owners might want to use this time to try and sell high.
Mar 21 - 6:55 PM

CSN Bay Area reports the Raiders hope Latavius Murray will be "more efficient with a decreased workload."

In a Wednesday radio interview, coach Jack Del Rio said an improved run game was a priority. "We didn’t run effectively enough," he said. "That’s one of the things we’re addressing right now. Some of it is who we were running it with." Speaking about Murray in particular, Del Rio praised his "long speed," but said there were "things he’ll want to do better going forward." Murray should be the chairman, but the Raiders have made it clear he will be part of a committee in 2016.
Feb 25 - 4:31 PM

CSN Bay Area's Scott Bair believes the Raiders need to find a complementary running back to pair with Latavius Murray.

Murray finished with 1,066 yards and six touchdowns on 266 carries, but he struggled through several periods of poor play. Murray's intermittent struggles would not have been as big an issue if Oakland had gotten any production from the rest of the running back corps. Derek Carr was the second leading rusher on the team with 138 yards, and the Raiders' four other running backs combined for 259 yards on 67 carries (3.87 YPC). Oakland will likely look for Murray's replacement this offseason, but at the very least they need to find a competent No. 2 to spell their inconsistent starter.
Feb 17 - 6:39 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Raiders will be "looking to add another running back" this offseason.

Although Latavius Murray's final rushing stats (266-1,066-6) look solid on paper, Murray mixed in long bouts of ineffectiveness and also seemed to fall into coach Jack Del Rio's doghouse a few times. Caplan suggests the Raiders could make a run at free agent Matt Forte, who would almost certainly take over for Murray as Oakland's starter. The Raiders are flush with cap space and could easily beat out most teams if Forte is looking to break the bank. The Raiders were major players in the 2015 DeMarco Murray "sweepstakes."
Feb 12 - 5:34 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 11 times for 31 yards and caught 4-of-6 targets for 25 yards Week 17 against the Chiefs.

Murray finishes the season with 1,066 yards and six touchdowns on 266 carries and 232 yards on 41 receptions. Murray had just one game with fewer than 15 touches all year, and he was a consistent threat in the passing game. Despite all the touches, Murray averaged just four yards a carry and struggled down the stretch. Murray flashed enough to keep him in the lead role next season, but he will have to show more to earn a big contract in 2017.
Jan 3 - 7:57 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 19 times for 79 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 16 win over the Chargers, adding five receptions for an additional 38 yards.

Murray had nothing but cushion early, entering the break with 12 carries for 66 yards and his touchdown. He was practically untouched on his 22-yard score. The Bolts stiffened significantly after halftime, but thankfully for Murray's fantasy owners, the damage was already done. Murray will be a mid-range RB2 against the Chiefs' elite defense in Week 17.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 12:32:00 AM

Latavius Murray rushed 21 times for 78 yards in the Raiders' Week 15 loss to the Packers.

He also caught 1-of-2 targets for two yards. Murray was the Raiders' offense in the first half, rushing for 64 yards on 15 carries, but he was pretty much phased out after the break, as the Raiders dialed up Derek Carr and the passing game more. Murray hasn't been involved much as a pass catcher since earlier in the season. He'll get a tasty Week 16 date with the Chargers.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:22:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 16 times for 27 yards in the Raiders' Week 14 win over the Broncos.

He was targeted once in the passing game and failed to secure it, and also had a short touchdown negated by a holding penalty. Still, Murray's rushing efficiency has nosedived in the second half of the season, and his shortage of passing-game involvement has severely lowered his floor. Murray has devolved into a shaky RB2 play ahead of a Week 15 date with the Packers.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 08:20:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 20 times for 86 yards and one touchdown in the Raiders' Week 13 loss to the Chiefs.

He caught 4-of-6 targets for 11 yards. Murray ran roughshod through the Chiefs' of-late improved defense on the opening drive, finishing it off with a two-yard touchdown. The Raiders didn't have much trouble moving the ball on Sunday, but turned it over far too many times with three Derek Carr interceptions to kill possessions. Murray's 86 yards on the ground were his most since Week 9. He gets the Broncos' top defense in Week 14 on the road. In Week 5 against them, Murray rushed 13 times for 39 yards and caught three passes for 18 yards. Murray will be an RB2.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 08:11:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 22 times for 59 yards in Oakland's Week 12 win over the Titans, adding a 23-yard reception.

The Raiders fed Murray early and often, but he couldn't find his feet in soggy conditions at Nissan Stadium. Workload hasn't been an issue for Murray this season, but he now has only one score over his past five games. He'll be a lower-end RB2 against the Chiefs' stout defense in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:10:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 13 times for 28 yards and a touchdown in Oakland's Week 11 loss to the Lions.

Murray wasn't targeted in the passing game on a day where Derek Carr completed only 13 throws. Murray's score came after FB Marcel Reece was stuffed in comical fashion on two goal-line totes. Amazingly, Murray's 13 touches were his fewest of the season. He'll be on the RB1/2 borderline against the Titans' burnable run defense in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 04:58:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 12 times for 48 yards and caught all five of his targets for 29 yards in the Raiders' Week 10 loss to the Vikings.

Murray couldn’t get much going Sunday against a game Vikings’ run defense. He was bottled up on nearly every run and saw his fewest carries since Week 1. Murray moved the chains with his five catches but was never able to break the big one. It’s possible he was tentative coming off his concussion. He should have a much easier time next week against the Lions.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 09:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2Matt McGloin
3Connor Cook
RB1Latavius Murray
2DeAndre Washington
3Roy Helu
4Jamize Olawale
5Taiwan Jones
6George Atkinson III
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Jamize Olawale
3RB1Latavius Murray
2DeAndre Washington
FB1Marcel Reece
WR11Amari Cooper
2Andre Holmes
3Johnny Holton
4K.J. Brent
5Marvin Hall
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Seth Roberts
3Nathan Palmer
4Max McCaffrey
5Jaydon Mickens
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Clive Walford
2Mychal Rivera
3Lee Smith
4Gabe Holmes
5Ryan O'Malley
LT1Donald Penn
2Matt McCants
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2Vadal Alexander
3Oni Omoile
4Denver Kirkland
C1Rodney Hudson
2Mitchell Bell
3Ross Burbank
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Jon Feliciano
3Terran Vaughn
RT1Austin Howard
2Menelik Watson
3Torian White
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Giorgio Tavecchio