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Running Back, Oakland Raiders

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Draft: 2013 Round 6 (13)
College: Central Florida
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 223 DOB: 1990-01-18 Age: 25

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2014 OAK 10 - 82 424 5.2 2 23 17 143 8.4 0 68.7 6.9
2015 OAK 3 - 52 248 4.8 2 11 11 68 6.2 0 43.6 14.5
2015 (Projected) OAK     205 965 4.7 6   28 225 8.0 1 161.0  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
The league’s worst run-blocking offensive line did no favors to 2014 starters Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden. The duo averaged just 3.2 yards per carry on 198 combined rushes while showing practically zero big play ability. While the veterans struggled to produce anything of value, the young Latavius Murray sat on the bench, waiting for his opportunity. When that opportunity finally arrived, Murray burst onto the scene, showing off electric playmaking ability which saw him average 5.2 yards per carry over the course of the season – a full two yards per carry better than what the Raiders were getting from Jones-Drew and McFadden.

With Jones-Drew now retired and McFadden now in Dallas, the feature running back job appears to belong to Murray as we head into the 2015 season. With an ideal combination of speed and strength, Murray is everything that fantasy owners should be looking for. The biggest red flag surrounding him is durability. Murray missed his entire rookie campaign in 2013 after suffering what was originally described as a “minor” ankle injury in a preseason game. He never saw the field again in 2013 and saw only four carries through the Raiders’ first half of the 2014 season. If he can stay healthy, Murray has the potential to be a top-10 fantasy running back this season. With only Roy Helu and a mediocre Trent Richardson behind him on the depth chart, 200-plus carries is certainly within reach.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Latavius Murray
RB2FB1 Marcel Reece
RB3RB2 Taiwan Jones
RB4RB3 Roy Helu
RB5RB4 Jamize Olawale
Raiders Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Raiders waive Trent Richardson
Carried 15 times for 42 yards in preseason action
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 31, 7:00 pm

Oakland Raiders
Sources: Raiders have cut Trent Richardson. (Bill Williamson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Richardson was once considered the best back to come out of the draft since Adrian Peterson when Cleveland made him the No. 3 overall selection in 2012. Since that time, the former Alabama standout has done virtually nothing to justify that draft pick and even showed up in Oakland overweight when many speculated the Raiders might be his final shot at a NFL gig. He was released in the first wave of cuts, meaning Latavius Murray, Roy Helu and Michael Dyer each soundly outperformed him.

Raiders' OC raving over Latavius Murray
Raiders' RB primed for a strong year
By: John Canario | Fri Aug 28, 5:45 pm

Oakland Raiders
Latavius Murray only has 82 professional carries, but he’s inspired great confidence in the Raiders coaching staff. Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, for one, has become a fan over the last six months. They’ve seen the tools required for success during the offseason program and the preseason. Murray doesn’t need many game reps to validate those sentiments, cemented by the third-year pro’s willingness to work on becoming a well-rounded back. "He’s made very positive impressions,” offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said after Thursday’s practice. “He has been working a lot on his hands so he can be a good receiver out of the backfield, because we don’t want a guy that’s going to be a liability when we go to throw the ball. He’s really been working on that. Of course, he’s got the body and the ability to really be a good player at this level.” (CSN Bay Area)

FFToday's Take: There are not many 6-foot-3, 230-pound backs who can run the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds. Having secured the starting job in Oakland, Murray is an intriguing option this year, and should be regarded as a high upside RB2.

Roy Helu Jr. returns to practice
Del Rio not handing him a role just yet
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Aug 26, 9:00 pm

Oakland Raiders
Running back Roy Helu Jr. returned to practice Wednesday after missing most of training camp. Helu has missed all but a couple of days of training camp with a hamstring injury. He was expected to be the team’s third-down running back, but Del Rio wasn’t in the mood to give him that title Wednesday. “Right now, he’s got to create a role,” Del Rio said. “Right now, he’s been on the shelf and been unable to do anything for us.” (

FFToday's Take: Roy Helu (hamstring) has plenty of upside in the new look Oakland offense. Once up to full speed he'll be competing for carries against starter Latavius Murray and Trent Richardson. Murray has not proved himself over a full slate of games and Trent Richardson has been underwhelming in each of the past two seasons. Helu's pass-catching skills make him a natural fit for third down snaps. Consider him a late round flier in PPR leagues and somebody to keep an eye on in standard scoring.

Latavius Murray getting all of the first-team reps
GM: "He can do it all"
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 6, 4:25 pm

Oakland Raiders
Latavius Murray, who missed his rookie season in 2013 with a foot injury, had some highlight-reel runs last season and started the last three games. But new head coach Jack Del Rio still brought in Trent Richardson to compete with Murray for the starting job. Richardson has missed the first week of training camp with an injury, and Murray isn’t looking back. He is getting all of the first-team reps and has looked powerful, especially in a scrimmage late in Wednesday afternoon’s practice in Napa. (San Francisco Chronicle)

FFToday's Take: GM Reggie McKenzie said, "If he could stay healthy, nothing is holding him back ... he can do it all.” Murray is a size-speed specimen that could see his ADP skyrocket during the preseason. Roy Helu appears to be his main competition at the moment, especially since Trent Richardson was just activated from the active/NFI list on Wednesday.

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 CIN L 13-33 11 44 4.0 0 7 7 36 5.1 0 8.0
2 BAL W 37-33 15 65 4.3 1 3 3 22 7.3 0 14.7
3 at CLE W 27-20 26 139 5.3 1 1 1 10 10.0 0 20.9

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
2 HOU L 14-30 1 6 6.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.6
3 at NE L 9-16 3 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.1
9 at SEA L 24-30 0 0 - 0 2 2 12 6.0 0 1.2
10 DEN L 17-41 2 4 2.0 0 1 1 7 7.0 0 1.1
11 at SD L 6-13 4 43 10.8 0 4 3 16 5.3 0 5.9
12 KC W 24-20 4 112 28.0 2 0 0 0 - 0 23.2
14 SF W 24-13 23 76 3.3 0 2 2 9 4.5 0 8.5
15 at KC L 13-31 12 59 4.9 0 6 2 17 8.5 0 7.6
16 BUF W 26-24 23 86 3.7 0 4 3 22 7.3 0 10.8
17 at DEN L 14-47 10 37 3.7 0 4 4 60 15.0 0 9.7

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