FF Today's Take:Latavius Murray is on the mend and could suit up as early as this weekend. His status for this weekend will likely depend on whether he can get in a full practice before the end of the week so monitor his progress over the next couple of days. Once cleared, Murray figures to retain his status as the team's top fantasy running back, albeit with limited upside in Oakland's RBBC trio with DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard.
Latavius Murray misses practice Friday-- Fri Oct 14 1:30 pm --
Expected to miss Week 6
Yes, the Raiders are practicing in the rain. But running back Latavius Murray and right tackle Menelik Watson are not among them. Again. They are likely OUT vs. the Chiefs on Sunday, when it's supposed to rain.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:It's shaping up to be the DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard once again with both backs splitting the workload against the Chiefs. Given the RBBC, its difficult to trust either players as anything more than a flex option in Week 6.
Latavius Murray ruled out for Week 5-- Fri Oct 7 5:30 pm --
The Raiders will be without Latavius Murray against the San Diego Chargers, as their leading rusher was ruled out Friday with a toe injury. “Latavius is the smartest one we have in terms of pass protection,” offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said.(San Jose Mercury News)
FF Today's Take:With Murray out, DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard are expected to share work in the backfield with Washington having a slight edge in fantasy value. The Chargers have given up the third most fantasy points to running backs mostly due to six rushing TDs allowed.
Latavius Murray doubtful for Week 5-- Wed Oct 5 10:00 pm --
DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard to split time
Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray, who injured his right foot in Sunday's 28-27 victory at the Baltimore Ravens and was wearing a protective boot on Tuesday and Wednesday, is doubtful to play Sunday at home against the San Diego Chargers, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard are likely to split carries against the Chargers with Washington being the lead back in the committee. Both are worth a look in Week 5 against a Chargers defense giving up the second most fantasy points to running backs.
Del Rio: More carries for Latavius Murray in '16-- Tue Aug 16 9:26 am --
Raiders coach looking to give RB more touches than last season
San Francisco Chronicle reporter and Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) on Twitter: "Del Rio wants Murray to have more carries than last year. Even w/ addition of Washington. Will be more carries to go around. #Raiders"(Twitter)
FF Today's Take:Del Rio's admission that one of the Raiders' goals this season -- for Latavius Murray to finish with even more carries than he had last year -- should give the talented, explosive young back some added shine in upcoming fantasy drafts. He's in a good spot for increased production and makes sense as third-round selection.