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Latavius Murray | Running Back | #28

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: UCF
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (181) / OAK
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Speaking about impending free agent Latavius Murray, GM Reggie McKenzie said the Raiders "want to re-sign our own players."
"When you're talking about a guy who is 6-foot-3, close to 230 pounds, there's not a whole lot of similar you can get there," McKenzie said specifically of Murray. "There's 31 other teams out there who may be communicating to his representatives. We'll see where it goes, but we like to re-sign our guys." The San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur expects the Raiders to move on from Murray after attempting to replace him in back-to-back offseasons, but McKenzie does not sound so sure. If Murray moves on, the Raiders will likely add a power back in the draft to pair with Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. Feb 13 - 11:15 PM

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The San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur expects the Raiders to move on from free agent Latavius Murray.

The Raiders have tried replacing Murray in each of the last two offseasons, courting DeMarco Murray in 2015 before flirting with Matt Forte and the idea of drafting Ezekiel Elliott last year, only to whiff on all three. They also kept Latavius in frustrating three- and four-man committees for most of the 2016 season. Look for the Raiders to add a power back in the draft. Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington will return as change-of-pace options.
Feb 13 - 4:15 PM

Impending free agent Latavius Murray expressed a desire to re-sign with the Raiders.

"I wanna stay put and finish what I started," Murray said. The former sixth-round pick got his first chance late in the 2014 season and never really looked back. He's rushed 543 times for 2,278 yards (4.2 YPC) and 20 touchdowns over the past 2.5 seasons, finishing with a career-high 12 end-zone trips in 2016. Murray frustratingly shared work with rookies DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard, but remained the No. 1 back all year. He turns 27 next week.
Jan 10 - 9:08 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 12 times for 39 yards and one touchdown in the Raiders' Wild Card loss to the Texans.

He caught 1-of-4 targets for 12 yards. Murray actually had 41 yards rushing at halftime, but rushed two times for -2 yards after the break with the Raiders playing catch-up down multiple scores. Murray rushed for 13 touchdowns on the year, an increase from his six last season, but Murray ultimately saw just 195 regular-season carries after receiving 266 in 2015. Rookies Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington nibbled into his workload quite a bit, but the touchdowns saved Murray, as he finished as fantasy's RB13 as a high-end RB2. Murray is set to be a free agent in March and likely will command at least $4 million annually as a 27-year-old. He'll be someone to follow this offseason.
Jan 7 - 8:09 PM

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio implied that Latavius Murray hasn't been getting enough work.

"Latavius has only five carries. How does that happen?" Del Rio asked after Sunday's loss to Denver. Murray has had a bizarre season. He began the year in a committee with Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington, got injured, ascended to workhorse status upon his return and then lost work to Washington again late in the season. Del Rio's frustration at Murray's workload is an obvious jab at OC Bill Musgrave. Look for Murray to get the squeaky wheel treatment in Saturday's Wild Card game against Houston.
Jan 2 - 7:26 PM

Latavius Murray rushed five times for 11 yards and caught his only target for 14 yards Week 17 against the Broncos.

The Raiders could get nothing going on the ground with the Broncos giving no respect to the passing attack. The Texans are set up to play similarly next week at home, and Murray looks to be in a true timeshare with DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard. He will be nothing more than a tournament dart-throw in the Wild Card round.
Jan 1 - 7:59 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 15 times for 40 yards in Week 16 against the Colts.

He added two catches for 11 yards. Murray lost significant work to Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington for the second straight week. He led Oakland in carries, but was the least effective back. There's some concern over Murray's workload going into Week 17. The Raiders should have a run-heavy gamescript with Matt McGloin starting.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 07:45:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 13 times for 81 yards and caught his lone target for 11 yards in the Raiders' Week 15 win over the Chargers.

Murray has been a touchdown-scoring machine lately, but he was buried twice at the goal line in the second half before Sebastian Janikowski banged through what amounted to the game-winning field goal. Expect Murray to rebound in Week 16 against the Colts' leaky run defense, which will be visiting The Black Hole.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 07:58:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 22 times for 103 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 14 loss to the Chiefs.

The 100-yard rushing effort was just Murray's second of the season. He should have gotten the rock 30 times, as he was the Raiders' only means of moving the ball on a frigid evening in Kansas City. Fantasy owners will take it all the same. The score was Murray's 12th of the year, and fourth in three games. He's finally re-established himself as the Raiders' bell-cow, and is primed for a big finish to the season. The Chargers are not an imposing Week 15 matchup.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 12:09:00 AM

Latavius Murray has set season highs in touches and playing time in back-to-back weeks.

The Raiders opened the season using a four-way committee involving Murray, Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington, and Jamize Olawale. The RBBC has since been downsized to Murray and Richard, with Murray logging snap rates of 66 and 70 percent the past two weeks on touch totals of 22 and 23. Richard is now the primary change-of-pace back, while Washington has been a healthy scratch and Olawale isn't getting much work anymore. You can read more facts like this in our Thursday Night Matchup breakdown at the link below.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 09:47:00 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 20 times for 82 yards and two touchdowns in the Raiders' 38-24, Week 13 win over the Bills.

He also added three catches for 23 yards on five targets. Both of Murray's scores were of the shirt-yardage variety, with the first one coming from a yard out and the second from three yards away. He now has 11 touchdowns on the year for the top team in the AFC. With DeAndre Washington phased out of the offense in recent weeks, Murray has also been taking on a bigger pass-game role. Murray has settled in as a high-floor RB1/2 ahead of Thursday night against the Chiefs.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 07:30:00 PM

Latavius Murray (ankle) is active for Week 13 against the Bills.

Again, the Raiders are rolling with Murray and Jalen Richard at running back, making DeAndre Washington a healthy scratch for the second week in a row. Also inactive for the Raiders are QB Connor Cook, CB Antonio Hamilton, DT Darius Latham, OT Denver Kirkland, OLB Shilique Calhoun, and DT Stacy McGee.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 02:44:00 PM

Latavius Murray (ankle, questionable) will play Sunday in Week 13 against the Bills.

As expected. Murray was listed as questionable after putting in a limited week of practice, but his status for Sunday was never in jeopardy. Despite eclipsing 60 yards rushing only once this season, Murray has settled in as a weekly RB2 on the strength of a high touchdown rate and solid receiving numbers.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 08:15:00 AM

Latavius Murray (ankle) is questionable for Week 13 against the Bills.

Murray should be ready to roll against Buffalo after putting in a limited week of practice. Despite ranking only 23rd in the league in carries, Murray is tied for fourth with nine rushing touchdowns this season. He'll be in the RB2 mix this week.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Latavius Murray (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

It's the same routine Murray followed last week. He'll be ready to go against the Bills. Murray has proven to be a surprisingly-consistent RB2 despite unimpressive rushing totals.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 07:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2Connor Cook
RB1DeAndre Washington
2Jalen Richard
3Taiwan Jones
GLB1Jamize Olawale
2Jalen Richard
3RB1DeAndre Washington
2Jalen Richard
FB1Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Johnny Holton
3Jaydon Mickens
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Seth Roberts
3K.J. Brent
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Clive Walford
2Lee Smith
3Gabe Holmes
4Cooper Helfet
5Ryan O'Malley
LT1Donald Penn
2Denver Kirkland
LG1Kelechi Osemele
2Oni Omoile
C1Rodney Hudson
2Jon Feliciano
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Ian Silberman
RT1Austin Howard
2Vadal Alexander
K1Sebastian Janikowski