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Latavius Murray | Running Back | #25

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: UCF
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (181) / OAK
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Latavius Murray played 6-of-66 snaps Week 2 against the Steelers.
Murray now has played nine snaps through two games. He can be safely dropped in all but the deepest redraft formats. Sep 18 - 10:10 AM

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Latavius Murray rushed two times for six yards in the Vikings' Week 1 win over the Saints.

Murray played just three offensive snaps as the clear No. 3 back behind Dalvin Cook (51 snaps) and Jerick McKinnon (11). Murray got a red-zone carry but promptly fumbled it, though Minnesota was able to recover. He barely saw the field again. Murray would need a Cook injury to have fantasy relevance.
Sep 11 - 11:11 PM

Latavius Murray said the Vikings haven't settled on a goal-line back.

The 6'3, 230-pound Murray would seem to be an obvious choice for goal-line work after registering 12 touchdowns with Oakland in 2016, but the Vikings have yet to assign him that role. "We still need to go out there and play some games," said Murray. The Vikings may opt to take things slow with Murray after he missed part of camp with an ankle injury. Either way, second-round rookie Dalvin Cook is the back to own in Minnesota.
Sep 7 - 3:10 PM

Latavius Murray rushed twice for six yards and caught two passes for ten yards in the Vikings' third preseason game.

It was Murray's debut in a Vikings uniform. He played 13 first-half snaps, but looked like little more than a change-up back behind Dalvin Cook. Murray is unlikely to offer standalone fantasy value this season.
Aug 27 - 11:45 PM

Latavius Murray is expected to make his preseason debut against the 49ers on Sunday.

Not a moment too soon for Murray, who will be taking the field in the Vikings' regular season dress rehearsal. Rookie Dalvin Cook has seized the day during Murray's protracted absence. Murray should be considered the Vikings' clear-cut No. 2 back until further notice.
Aug 24 - 3:53 PM

Vikings activated RB Latavius Murray (ankle) from the active/PUP list.

Murray ended up spending two weeks on the PUP list. It's not a moment too soon for the 27-year-old back, who has been working on side fields as second-rounder Dalvin Cook wows onlookers. Murray should miss this week's preseason opener, but has enough time to get in shape for Game No. 2. It's not written in stone, but Cook is the current favorite to lead the Vikings' backfield in touches.
Aug 7 - 3:10 PM

Latavius Murray (ankle, PUP) believes he's getting close to a return.

"I had two really good (workouts), so things are good," Murray said Thursday. "It is (getting close)… I did a little bit of everything, so hopefully soon." The Vikings have been talking of Murray falling behind while rookie Dalvin Cook makes an excellent first impression. Murray was originally supposed to be ready for training camp. He seems unlikely to be ready for next week's preseason opener.
Aug 3 - 7:04 PM

Latavius Murray (ankle, active/PUP) said his injury has put him "behind the 8-ball."

Murray missed the entire offseason program and has yet to participate in camp, saying on Monday there is no timetable for his return. "It’s very frustrating to not be a part of what the guys got going on," Murray said before adding he is taking his rehab "a day at a time." With Murray sidelined indefinitely, second-rounder Dalvin Cook looks like the clear favorite for the starting job.
Aug 1 - 10:45 AM

Latavius Murray (ankle, active/PUP) said there is still no timetable for his return.

Murray would only commit to being ready for the regular season, and coach Mike Zimmer said he does not know when the running back will be able to practice. Despite some optimism at the start of camp, it sounds like Murray still has a long way to go before he is cleared. With Murray's health up in the air, second-rounder Dalvin Cook is the clear favorite for the starting job.
Jul 31 - 12:46 PM

Vikings placed RB Latavius Murray (ankle) on the active/PUP list.

LB Shaan Washington (leg) will join him on the PUP. All it means is Murray is not ready to practice right now, but he can be removed from the list at any time. On Sunday, Murray said his "health is really good," suggesting he will be able to practice sooner rather than later. Murray will compete for a role behind second-rounder Dalvin Cook when healthy.
Jul 24 - 11:54 AM

Latavius Murray (ankle) says his "health is really good."

Murray sat out the entire offseason program recovering from ankle surgery, but it sounds like he will be able to get back on the field early in camp. "Progress is coming along," Murray said. "I still have to get with coach and the training staff to see what they’re going to have me do." With second-rounder Dalvin Cook likely to earn the starting job, Murray will need a strong camp to earn a fantasy-relevant role.
Jul 24 - 8:34 AM

Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune believes Latavius Murray (ankle) will be the Vikings' short-yardage back this season.

Vensel notes Minnesota struggled in short-yardage situations last season while Murray scored nine touchdowns from inside the five-yard line and converted 13-of-18 short-yardage tries on third or fourth down, albeit behind one of the best offensive lines in the league. Second-rounder Dalvin Cook should be the starter, but Murray could vulture significant fantasy value if he is able to earn the goal-line job. Unlikely to be ready for training camp because of ankle surgery, he will have to get healthy first.
Jun 29 - 9:48 AM

Speaking on NFL Network's Good Morning Football, Latavius Murray said he expects to "be the guy" in the backfield.

"This is my time, this is my opportunity," Murray said. "When it comes Game 1, I need to be back there lining up." It would be shocking if he said anything else, but second-rounder Dalvin Cook looks like the heavy favorite after Murray was forced to miss the offseason program with an ankle injury, which the veteran admitted has put him "behind." Murray should have a role if he can get his ankle right, but it would be surprising if he emerges as the starter.
Jun 27 - 10:06 AM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he thinks Latavius Murray (ankle surgery) will be ready around the start of camp.

Murray is expected to resume running unassisted soon, but it does not sound like anyone expects him to be ready for the start of camp. Murray himself said his "goal is just to try to be available during training camp at some point." Murray was never a good bet to beat out second-rounder Dalvin Cook, but he will have no chance if he misses a large chunk of training camp.
Jun 15 - 1:37 PM

Latavius Murray (ankle surgery) expects to resume running unassisted in "about a week."

Murray has had surgery on both of his ankles since entering the NFL in 2013. Murray previously stated his goal is to "just to try to be available during training camp at some point," suggesting he might not be ready until sometime in August. The Vikings plan to use a committee backfield this season, but second-rounder Dalvin Cook is the heavy favorite for touches.
Jun 8 - 1:05 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Sam Bradford
2Case Keenum
3Teddy Bridgewater
RB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
3Jerick McKinnon
GLB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
3RB1Dalvin Cook
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1C.J. Ham
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Michael Floyd
3Jarius Wright
WR21Adam Thielen
2Laquon Treadwell
3Stacy Coley
4Rodney Adams
WR31Laquon Treadwell
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Blake Bell
LT1Riley Reiff
2Rashod Hill
3Aviante Collins
LG1Nick Easton
C1Pat Elflein
RG1Joe Berger
2Danny Isidora
RT1Mike Remmers
K1Kai Forbath