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Latavius Murray | Running Back

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
College: UCF
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New Raiders OC Bill Musgrave said he's going to "tailor" the run game so it's "right up [Latavius Murray's] alley."
The previous Raiders regime oddly stunted Murray, criminally giving Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden unproductive carries. Once Murray was finally freed, the size/speed freak excelled. He averaged 5.17 YPC on his 72 attempts with two touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 143 yards. Musgrave, who has worked with Adrian Peterson and LeSean McCoy in his last two stops, appears ready to lock in Murray as his 2015 starter. Jan 21 - 2:03 AM

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Latavius Murray rushed 10 times for 37 yards and caught four passes for 60 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss at Denver.

The inept Raiders declined to give Murray a chance for the first three months of the season even though it was painfully obvious Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden were done. Once they finally gave the keys to the physical specimen, Murray shined. Over the final six weeks, Latavius rushed 56 times for 413 yards (7.37 YPC) with two touchdowns and caught 14 passes for 124 more yards. He's more than earned favorite status for the Week 1 starting job no matter who is coaching the team.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed for 86 yards on 23 carries in the Raiders' Week 16 win over the Bills.

He caught 3-of-4 targets for an additional 22 yards. Murray got off to a slow start, but picked up gains of 25 and 17 on back-to-back carries midway through the game. He also had another 15-plus-yard run called back on a holding penalty. Murray was vultured by Darren McFadden late on a goal-line look, and DMC predictably was stuffed for no gain. The Raiders have a building block in Murray. He runs somewhat high, but has proven slippery. He and the Raiders will close out the season in Denver next week.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:55:00 PM

Coach Tony Sparano said "we ran the ball well" against the Chiefs, but "just didn't have enough opportunities."

Latavius Murray averaged 4.91 YPC and out-touched Maurice Jones-Drew/Darren McFadden 14-4. The Raiders seem to realize they should have rode the run game harder and now Murray gets a decent spot in Week 16. Following an upset of the Packers, the Bills are due to let down in the Black Hole -- where the Raiders are 2-0 in their last two games. The Bills have also been scuffling a bit against the run lately, leaving Murray as a rock-solid FLEX option at worst.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Latavius Murray rushed 12 times for 59 yards Week 15 against the Chiefs.

Despite averaging 4.9 yards per carry, the Raiders coaching staff only got Murray 12 carries in a game that was close well into the third quarter. Derek Carr had 56 attempts in the game. On the bright side, Murray started and was the clear lead back for the Raiders. Murray gets a tough matchup against the Bills next week, but he will be a solid FLEX play in the fantasy Super Bowl.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 23 times for 76 yards and caught two balls for nine yards in the Raiders' Week 14 win over the 49ers.

Murray was the Raiders' clear lead back in this one, as Darren McFadden finished with four touches while Maurice Jones-Drew didn't get any work at all. Unfortunately, Murray failed to break long gains in the running game and had a long reception whistled back for offensive pass interference. Still an exciting talent with plenty of stretch-run intrigue, Murray will be an upside RB2/flex in Week 15 against the Chiefs' leaky run defense. He torched Kansas City for over 100 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries when those clubs played in Week 12.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 07:32:00 PM

Latavius Murray is active for Week 14 against the 49ers.

He is expected to handle 12-15 carries. The Raiders' Week 14 inactives are QB Matt McGloin, WR Denarius Moore, CB Neiko Thorpe, G Tony Bergstrom, T Menelik Watson, TE Brian Leonhardt, and DT Stacy McGee.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 02:56:00 PM

Latavius Murray (concussion) is listed as probable for Week 14.

Murray passed his concussion tests and has been cleared to return. With Darren McFadden expected to stay involved Murray faces an uncertain workload, but should lead the Raiders in touches. Murray is a high-upside RB3 against the 49ers.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 04:50:00 PM

According to CSN Bay Area, Latavius Murray has been taking "lower-team reps" in this week's practices.

Per reporter Scott Bair, it's "likely" that Darren McFadden and possibly even Maurice Jones-Drew will receive "significant touches" against the 49ers. However, both Bair and Murray himself expect an increased workload for the intriguing second-year pro. DMC and MJD are failed states for a team going nowhere. As long as Murray can handle the work, there's no reason for him not to lead Oakland in touches against San Francisco. Murray's upside leaves him on the RB3 radar despite the uncertain workload.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Latavius Murray (concussion) practiced again on Thursday.

He was listed as "full," and will be ready to rock against the 49ers. Coach Tony Sparano has already said Murray — the Raiders' best running back by miles — won't be utilized as a workhorse upon his return, but reporter Steve Corkran expects Murray to get "plenty of carries" on Sunday. He's the only Raiders running back worth starting in fantasy leagues, and offers a high ceiling as an RB3.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 02:51:00 PM

Raiders coach Tony Sparano told Sirius XM Radio on Wednesday that Latavius Murray will not be utilized as a workhorse down the stretch.

The Raiders are synonymous with losing, and virtually all of their actions continue to reinforce that indisputable notion. We suppose Maurice Jones-Drew might "need more touches," as Sparano hilariously stated earlier in the year. It sounds like Murray will be part of a committee attack with washed-up Jones-Drew, dunzo Darren McFadden, and always-underutilized Marcel Reece. Latavius will be a low-floor, high-ceiling flex play versus San Francisco.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 08:12:00 PM

Latavius Murray (concussion) has been cleared for Week 14.

Murray was limited in practice Wednesday. He'll return after sitting out last week and is expected to get the majority of carries over Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew. Murray is a high-upside RB2/FLEX against the 49ers.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 07:01:00 PM

Latavius Murray (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday.

Murray was forced to sit out practice last Friday after he failed his final concussion test. He still hasn't been fully cleared, but is on track to play this week. Murray will be a high-upside RB2/FLEX option against the 49ers if he returns.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 05:02:00 PM

Latavius Murray still has yet to be cleared from his Week 12 concussion.

Coach Tony Sparano said Murray is "close," but "we're not there yet." Murray still has five days to gain clearance, but we'd like to see him do it sooner than later. Either way, as soon as he's back, Murray will go right back to the top of the depth chart after Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew continued to stink up the place against the Rams on Sunday. Oakland hosts the 49ers in Week 14.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Latavius Murray (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 13.

Murray failed his final concussion test and won't be cleared this week. He was held out of Friday’s practice after being limited Wednesday and Thursday. The Raiders will go with a committee of Darren McFadden, Marcel Reece, and Maurice Jones-Drew. Murray will have a chance at returning in Week 14.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 04:52:00 PM