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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 rushed four times for 19 yards in the Vikings' Week 2 tie with the Packers.
Murray was stuck on two carries before Dalvin Cook left with a hamstring injury in overtime. That issue is reportedly minor -- Cook described it as a cramp -- but it is enough to keep Murray on fantasy rosters for now. That said, he is nothing more than a handcuff. Sep 16 - 5:48 PM

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Latavius Murray rushed 11 times for 42 yards in the Vikings' Week 1 win over the 49ers.

Dalvin Cook played every snap of the first two series before Murray opened the third series and then handled much of the clock-killing work in the fourth quarter. Neither back found the end zone, while Murray wasn't targeted in the pass game. Murray is little more than a handcuff to Cook owners.
Sep 9 - 4:54 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 10 times for 24 yards and one touchdown in the Vikings' third preseason game against the Seahawks.

He added three catches for 32 yards on seven targets. Murray did all of this in one half of action, as the Vikings dominated the first quarter before Murray pounded in a short rushing score in the second frame. Dalvin Cook returned from his ACL for his first game action but played just one series before Murray acted as a three-down back the rest of the time with the starting offense. The Vikes may bring Cook along slow, especially after Murray had a big second half of last season. Murray is very much worth grabbing in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Aug 24 - 9:53 PM

Latavius Murray had six carries for 12 yards and two fumbles in the Vikings' second preseason game.

Murray fumbled twice on his first five carries. It was a rough game, but there's not much to read into. Murray had just one fumble on 216 carries last year.
Aug 18 - 2:11 PM

Latavius Murray has agreed to a contract restructure.

Murray was due $5.15 million on Friday, an amount Minnesota had been reluctant to pay, but it appears the sides came to a compromise. The 28-year-old rolled to eight touchdowns in his first year with the Vikings but should see his role scaled back this season with Dalvin Cook returning from ACL surgery.
Mar 16 - 1:17 PM

Latavius Murray rushed six times for 18 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 11 yards in the Vikings' NFC Championship loss to the Eagles.

The Vikings fell behind big early and never got back in, so Murray was severely out-snapped by passing-down back Jerick McKinnon. Although Murray has proven a less-than-exceptional talent, he held down the fort nicely as a between-the-tackles grinder following Dalvin Cook’s Week 4 ACL tear. Murray has averaged 4.0 yards per carry or fewer in three straight seasons, but he is a capable role player and executes more often than not in scoring position. Murray’s 2018 role will depend on McKinnon’s free agency landing spot and Cook’s knee health.
Jan 21 - 10:11 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Trevor Siemian
3Kyle Sloter
RB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
3Mike Boone
4Roc Thomas
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Dalvin Cook
3RB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
FB1C.J. Ham
WR11Adam Thielen
2Brandon Zylstra
3Aldrick Robinson
WR21Stefon Diggs
2Laquon Treadwell
WR31Laquon Treadwell
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Tyler Conklin
4Cole Hikutini
LT1Riley Reiff
2Brian O'Neill
LG1Tom Compton
2Danny Isidora
C1Pat Elflein
2Brett Jones
RG1Mike Remmers
RT1Rashod Hill
2Aviante Collins
3Bryan Witzmann
K1Dan Bailey