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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
Contract: view contract details

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Latavius Murray rushed 10 times for 37 yards and one touchdown in the Raiders' Week 3 win over the Titans.
Murray's workload continues to be limited as part of this backfield committee, but he's keep his fantasy owners happy with another touchdown. He's scored in each game this season despite seeing just 32 total carries. Murray's score came from 22 yards out straight up the middle as he ran into the end zone untouched for the most part. He'll be a tough sell as an RB2 in a tough spot at the Ravens in Week 4. Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington are both seeing work. Sep 25 - 4:45 PM

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Raiders coach Jack Del Rio confirmed the team will continue to use a backfield rotation.

"All of our running backs are pretty good," Del Rio said. "We were running the ball well, and they’re all going to play." Latavius Murray handled 14 touches Week 2, but he lost 18 total to DeAndre Washington (7), Jalen Richard (8), and FB Jamize Olawale (3). Oakland has run the ball well enough for Murray to retain RB2 value even on a limited workload, but the timeshare severely limits his upside.
Sep 19 - 11:59 AM

Latavius Murray rushed eight times for 57 yards and a touchdown and caught 6-of-6 targets for 44 yards in the Raiders' Week 2 loss to Atlanta.

Murray has salvaged each of his first two fantasy games with short touchdowns -- and today's passing-game involvement -- but the Raiders' frequent use of DeAndre Washington (7 touches), Jalen Richard (8 touches), and even FB Jamize Olawale (3 touches) is a concern for Murray's going-forward outlook. Fantasy owners of Murray may want to send out trade-high feelers this week.
Sep 18 - 8:07 PM

ESPN's Paul Gutierrez believes the Raiders still plan to feature Latavius Murray.

Murray lost snaps to both Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington in the second half of the Week 1 win and gave up some red-zone work to Jamize Olawale. He should remain the clear favorite on early downs, but his workload will likely be more gamescript dependent than last season. Even so, he is a solid RB2 this week against the Falcons.
Source: ESPN
Sep 17 - 9:59 AM

Latavius Murray rushed 14 times for 59 yards and a touchdown in Oakland's Week 1 win over the Saints, adding a 13-yard reception.

Murray was moving the pile early, but fell into a bit of a timeshare as the Raiders played catch up, ceding 11 touches to backups Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. Richard, in particular, played important snaps on Oakland's game-winning drive. Murray remains the clear early-down bell-cow, but he's losing passing game work, as expected. He'll be a mid-range RB2 against the Falcons in Week 2.
Sep 11 - 5:20 PM

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Latavius Murray's 2016 workload "should be close to last season's."

Beat writer Vic Tafur acknowledges rookie DeAndre Washington will steal some passing-game snaps, but says coach Jack Del Rio "wants to run more," and the Raiders' talent collections on the offensive line and defense should create more positive game scripts, potentially setting up Latavius to exceed last year's 266 carries. "We’re working on becoming a team that’s capable of running the ball well," said Del Rio. "We never really, truly established that last year." Derek Carr also noted that Murray "doesn't miss protections," which should keep him on the field in plenty of passing situations. Murray will be a borderline RB1 in Week 1 against New Orleans' swiss-cheese defense.
Sep 6 - 10:59 PM

The Raiders rested their first-team offense in the preseason finale, and the players resting included Latavius Murray.

DeAndre Washington and Matt McGloin got the start. Although Murray skeptics questioned his job security after Murray rotated in and out of the third preseason game, the Raiders appear to view Murray as less expendable than their two rookie backs, UDFA Jalen Richard included. Although Murray struggled in the preseason, he appears locked in as the Raiders' feature back.
Sep 1 - 10:45 PM

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio insisted Latavius Murray's reduced playing time in the third preseason game was not indicative of Murray's starting job coming into question.

Murray took a backseat as rookies DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard ran with the Derek Carr group. Del Rio insists Murray is not falling into a committee, saying "we saw (Latavius) last year. We need to find out who will be the backup." Both rookies shined, with Washington totaling 53 yards and a touchdown on 11 touches and Richard parlaying nine touches into 42 yards. Washington is a recommended handcuff for Murray in all leagues.
Aug 27 - 11:53 PM

Latavius Murray rushed twice for zero yards and caught two passes for 19 yards Saturday against the Titans.

With the Raiders looking to get both DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard work with the first-team offense, Murray spent much of the first half on the bench. He did return for the two-minute drill, suggesting the Raiders still expect him to be the lead back. It is concerning he lost red-zone work to both Jamize Olawale and Washington, who caught a six-yard touchdown. Murray should enter the season as the starter, but he could be on a short leash.
Aug 27 - 10:01 PM

Coach Jack Del Rio said Monday one of the Raiders' goals this season is for Latavius Murray to finish with even more carries than he had last year.

It's a sensible goal because Murray finishing with more carries would indicate the Raiders are playing with more leads. Although Murray was inefficient with his 2015 touches, he piled up 307 touches and ranked third in the NFL in rushing attempts (266). Often available in the fourth and fifth rounds of drafts, Murray is a value pick at his current cost. The Raiders are much stronger on defense and the offensive line, setting up Murray for another high-volume campaign.
Aug 15 - 5:15 PM

Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle believes Latavius Murray is "headed for a big season."

Tafur says Murray is "cruising through camp," shining as the Raiders' feature back. The Raiders' draft selection of DeAndre Washington created some concern about Murray's 2016 workload, but his starting job remains secure. With big improvements on defense and the offensive line, Murray is well positioned to match or even beat last year's 307 touches assuming he stays healthy.
Aug 6 - 5:16 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Derek Carr
2Matt McGloin
3Connor Cook
RB1Latavius Murray
2DeAndre Washington
3Jalen Richard
4Taiwan Jones
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Jamize Olawale
3RB1Latavius Murray
2DeAndre Washington
FB1Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Andre Holmes
3Johnny Holton
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Seth Roberts
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Clive Walford
2Mychal Rivera
3Lee Smith
LT1Donald Penn
2Matt McCants
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2Vadal Alexander
C1Rodney Hudson
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Jon Feliciano
RT1Austin Howard
2Menelik Watson
K1Sebastian Janikowski