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Latavius Murray | Running Back | #25

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: UCF
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (181) / OAK
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Latavius Murray earned 50 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries while snagging two catches for 17 yards on two targets Sunday in the Vikings’ Divisional Round win over the Saints.
Murray had a touchdown called back in the second quarter—it was negated by a Mike Remmers holding penalty. But he didn't have to wait long for his next opportunity, finding the end zone for a one-yard score just five plays later. Murray out-touched backfield-mate Jerick McKinnon by a wide margin (21-11 was the final tally) but mostly squandered his big workload by averaging just 2.6 yards per carry. He'll have his work cut out for him against a stout Eagles run defense in next week's NFC Championship. Jan 14 - 9:20 PM

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Latavius Murray rushed 20 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Bears.

Murray added a three-yard reception. He finishes the regular season with 842 yards rushing, though he averaged just 3.89 yards per carry in the process. Murray has two weeks to rest up before banging between the tackles in the Divisional Round.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 05:38:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 21 times for 69 yards and caught his lone target for six yards in the Vikings' Week 16 win over the Packers.

It was a high-volume but inefficient night for Murray, who failed to rip big runs and repeatedly got stuffed in scoring position, forcing the Vikings to settle for three field goals. Nevertheless, Murray’s early-down role in Minnesota’s offense remains secure as the team’s primary ball carrier. He should get another 15-plus carries in Week 17 against the Bears.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 11:31:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 20 times for 76 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' Week 15 win over the Bengals, adding one reception for 28 yards on one target.

Murray was the workhorse with the Vikings enjoying positive game-script throughout the game. He scored a touchdown on a one-yard plunge in the first quarter. He racked up yards by consistently slashing through the Bengals defense with ease. Murray will be a RB2 in Week 15 against the Packers.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:16:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed nine times for 14 yards in the Vikings' Week 14 loss to the Panthers.

He caught both of his rare pass-game targets for a total of six yards. Murray has been running hot for the better part of two months but ran into a buzzsaw on Sunday in Carolina. Murray will be a TD-dependent RB2 next week at home against the Bengals. Murray is a high-risk fantasy playoffs entity.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:36:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 16 times for 76 yards and caught all three of his targets for 21 yards in the Vikings' Week 13 win over the Falcons.

It was not a great fantasy day, but Murray played an important role in a big win. Following a sleepy first quarter, Murray provided a spark with a 30-yard run to set up the offense at the two-yard line. Jerick McKinnon caught -- vultured -- a touchdown a couple plays later, one of the Vikings' two touchdowns in the win. Murray also played a big role on the second scoring drive, rushing six times for 19 yards and catching a 12-yard pass, before helping to salt the game away in the fourth. Murray now has at least 16 touches seven games in a row. He will be a solid RB2 next week in Carolina.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:15:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 20 times for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' Week 12 win over the Lions.

46 of Murray's yards came on one carry, but he was grinding out tough yardage for an offense that was humming. Murray basically single-handedly scored on the Vikings' opening drive of the second half, taking the rock twice in four plays for 48 yards and his touchdown. Firmly established on early downs, Murray has run his way into the RB2 mix, even with bye weeks over.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 04:32:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 15 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings' 24-7, Week 11 win over the Rams.

Murray looks to be taking hold of this Minnesota backfield; he has scored three touchdowns in the past two weeks and is getting all of the goal-line work, scoring two more times from inside the 10-yard line in this one. The first was straight up the gut from eight yards out and the other a two-yard plunge. Jerick McKinnon still got 19 touches, but his upside has been capped a bit with Murray getting the scoring carries. Murray will be an RB2 on Thanksgiving Day at the Lions.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 04:28:00 PM

Latavius Murray carried 17 times for 68 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 10 win over Washington.

Murray had a 1-yard score on the opening drive of the game set up by a long Stefon Diggs reception to the goal line. Murray played a season-high 49.2 percent of the snaps Sunday, out-touching Jerick McKinnon 17-to-12 in the game. Minnesota held a multiple possession lead for the entire second half, aiding Murray's involvement. Murray has now out-scored McKinnon in two of the past three games, which throws a wrench in using McKinnon as an RB1 more than it elevates Murray. Murray will remain a flex option in Week 11 versus the Rams.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 05:17:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 19 times for 39 yards and hauled in his only target for eight yards in the Vikings' Week 8 win over the Browns in London.

Murray got the start and early work on running downs, handling the first four carries and seven of the first eight, but he struggled to find success, rushing for just 20 yards in the first half. Things did not get any better after the break, and Murray was kept on the sidelines as Jerick McKinnon scored from one-yard out in the third quarter. He did get his shot near the goal line later in the game, but he could not convert. Murray did have a big game last week, but the offense has simply looked better with Jerick McKinnon at running back. That said, the Vikings have not shown any signs of scaling back Murray's workload moving forward.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 01:03:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 18 times for 113 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' Week 7 win over the Ravens.

He wasn't used in the passing game, but Murray did out-touch Jerick McKinnon 18 to 17 in a game where Minnesota's rushing attack imposed its will on the Ravens' overrated run defense. Murray broke off chunk yardage in addition to big gains, ripping a 35-yarder and a 31-yard score. Murray's lack of receiving value hurts his weekly floor, but he now looks like a viable flex play ahead of a Week 8 date with the Browns. This is still going to be a timeshare backfield going forward.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 03:55:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 15 times for 28 yards in the Vikings' Week 6 win over the Packers.

He caught his lone target for nine yards. Murray looked better in this one, but he still is the far inferior talent to Jerick McKinnon. In two games minus Dalvin Cook, Murray has rushed 27 times for 59 yards (2.19 YPC) while McKinnon has scored three touchdowns. McKinnon is very clearly the one to own here, while Murray is just an RB3 play in hopes he'll score a short touchdown. Murray got a first-and-goal carry but was stuffed and McKinnon scored two plays later.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 05:07:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 12 times for 31 yards in the Vikings' Week 5 win over the Bears.

He added two catches for 12 yards. Murray got the start in the first game post-Dalvin Cook and received the first five touches in the Minnesota backfield, but it was all Jerick McKinnon after that. McKinnon out-touched Murray 22-9 from that point forward and ran circles around Murray, out-gaining him 146-43 while scoring a 58-yard touchdown. On the night, McKinnon played 47 snaps to Murray's 22 and provides that dual-threat ability that Cook had in Weeks 1-4. Murray is too one-dimensional and not even very good at that one dimension. He's looking like a complete waste of $3.4 million guaranteed. McKinnon will be the 1A to Murray's 1B next week against the Packers.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 12:14:00 AM

Latavius Murray said his ankle is still not 100 percent recovered from offseason surgery.

Murray did say he is healthy enough to play and handle a big workload. Murray's recovery from the surgery took longer than expected, so it is not a huge surprise he is still at less than full health. It is a major concern, however, with Dalvin Cook looking done for the season. Murray is still the No. 1 add in a crowded week on the wire, but he should not be expected to produce at the same level Cook was before the injury.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 11:13:00 AM

Latavius Murray rushed seven times for 21 yards in the Vikings' Week 4 loss to the Lions.

Murray didn't come into the game until after Dalvin Cook suffered what the teams fears is a torn ACL early in the third quarter. Murray simply isn't very good, but he needs to be picked up in all formats as the team's new lead back. Murray figures to get most of the early-down and goal-line work, while Jerick McKinnon should handle most of the pass work, as long as he avoided serious injury to his ankle. Murray will be more of an RB3 next week at the Bears.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 05:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Case Keenum
2Teddy Bridgewater
RB1Latavius Murray
2Jerick McKinnon
3Mack Brown
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Jerick McKinnon
3RB1Jerick McKinnon
2Latavius Murray
FB1C.J. Ham
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Michael Floyd
3Jarius Wright
WR21Adam Thielen
2Laquon Treadwell
3Stacy Coley
WR31Laquon Treadwell
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Kyle Carter
LT1Riley Reiff
2Rashod Hill
LG1Jeremiah Sirles
C1Pat Elflein
2Cornelius Edison
RG1Joe Berger
2Danny Isidora
RT1Joe Berger
2Aviante Collins
K1Kai Forbath