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Running Back, Minnesota Vikings

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Draft: 2013 Round 6 (13)
College: Central Florida
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 223 DOB: 1990-01-18 Age: 27
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#48 7 9.03

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G 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 16 267 1,066 4.0 6 53 41 232 5.7 0 165.8 10.4
2016 OAK 14 195 788 4.0 12 43 33 264 8.0 0 177.2 12.7
2017 (Projected) MIN   109 437 4.0 4   11 85 7.7 0 76.2  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
Signed to a big off-season deal to help fill the gaping hole left by the release of Adrian Peterson, Murray was, for about a month, at the top of the Vikings running back depth chart. But after his recovery from ankle surgery went slower than expected, the Vikings couldn't pass up nabbing Dalvin Cook in the 2nd round. Murray quickly went from having a shot at 200 carries to being the goal line back in a flat three-way timeshare.

Murray was money in the redzone last season for the Raiders, scoring a career high 12 touchdowns. The rest of his stats were a supreme disappointment after his strong 2015 season. Despite playing for one of the league's best offensive lines, Murray failed to generate big plays in the run game, topping off at 4.0 yards per carry in both 2015 and 2016. Even before getting hurt early in the year, he was beginning to cede passing down work to a young duo of back-ups. Murray simply didn't give Oakland a consistent big play threat in the run game, and they felt he was a replaceable talent. Minnesota seemed like a great landing spot, but now with the off-season a virtual wash, Murray will be in an uphill battle with Cook and McKinnon to grab the lion's share of touches. Murray might be best suited for work inside the 20s, as he lacks the elusiveness of McKinnon and Cook, and doesn't get many yards after contact. I really do think Cook and Murray are going to cancel each other out if they both remain healthy, and therefore can't see drafting Murray as anything better than an RB4/FLEX.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Dalvin Cook
RB2RB2 Latavius Murray
RB3RB3 Jerick McKinnon
RB4RB4 Bishop Sankey
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Dalvin Cook still favorite to win RB job
Latavius Murray "behind the 8-ball" because of injury
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 1, 11:05 am

Minnesota Vikings
With rookie Dalvin Cook looking good, Latavius Murray is behind in the race to be the Vikings’ starting running back. Following March 22 surgery on his right ankle, Murray sat out spring drills and has been on the physically unable to perform list since he was eligible July 24 to participate in his first practice at training camp. (Pioneer Press)

FFToday's Take: “It’s very frustrating to not be a part of what the guys got going on,” Murray said Monday. “I know I’m behind the 8-ball. That’s the most frustrating part.” Murray has never exactly been the prototypical workhorse back and Cook is running the majority of plays with the first team. Cook himself is reluctant to say he's the leading candidate to replace Adrian Peterson, but he makes sense as the first Vikings Rb off the board in fantasy drafts.


Latavius Murray to see bulk of goal-line work?
Scored nine of his 12 TDs inside the 5 last year
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jun 29, 5:40 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Latavius Murray might not lead the team in carries this year, but even if he is technically a backup, he figures to assume a critical role for the Vikings offense. In 2016, there were 25 occasions when the Vikings ran the ball on third or fourth down within three yards of the first-down marker, according to Pro Football Reference. They converted on only 13 of those plays, averaging a pathetic 1.36 yards per carry. In 2016, his final season in Oakland, Murray scored a dozen touchdowns, nine from inside the 5-yard line. In those short-yardage situations on third and fourth down, he converted on 13 of 18 tries, averaging 4.9 yards. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

FFToday's Take: Despite Murray's three-year, $15 million contract, rookie Dalvin Cook is considered the heavy favorite to open the season as the starting running back. While Murray will not have one of the best offensive lines in the league to run behind anymore, he is certainly an upgrade over Matt Asiata in short-yardage and goal-line situations. The former Raider warrants RB5 consideration in most leagues this summer.


Zimmer: Dalvin Cook could be "special"
HC sings the praises of rookie RB
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jun 15, 5:30 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Dalvin Cook has yet to run in pads for the Minnesota Vikings, and it will be some time before coaches begin to establish a pecking order for a backfield that hasn't really needed one for the better part of a decade. But Cook's early work has coach Mike Zimmer believing the Vikings might have a unique player on their hands. "I think he's got a chance to be special. ... I just think this guy has got a chance to be pretty good. Now, he's got some things he's got to work on, like all young backs, but I've been very impressed with him this spring," Zimmer said. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Latavius Murray's offseason ankle surgery is costing him an opportunity to make an early impression, while Jerick McKinnon doesn't seem to be getting much of a chance to compete for a starting spot. With that said, Zimmer's praise is notable because he usually does not engage in hyperbole. Cook regularly flashed playmaking ability at Florida State and should emerge as the lead back at the very least early this season.


Injury Latavius Murray has walking boot removed
Available at some point during training camp
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Jun 1, 11:39 am

Minnesota Vikings
Vikings running back Latavius Murray is keeping his goals modest as he recovers from ankle surgery. Murray had his walking boot removed Tuesday, 10 weeks following March 22 surgery on his right ankle, and was able to walk around freely Wednesday during an organized team activities session. “The goal is just to try to be available during training camp at some point,” Murray said. “Right now, everything is pointing toward that. I’m just going to trust the process and not rush the process.” (Pioneer Press)

FFToday's Take: Murray's recovery from ankle surgery seems to be on track but he's going to be playing catchup when he finally gets on the field. Rookie Dalvin Cook and Jerick McKinnon are also expected to be in the running back mix this season. Right now, the rookie has in the inside track to being the RB to own in the Minnesota backfield.



2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NO W 35-34 14 59 4.2 1 2 1 13 13.0 0 13.2
2 ATL L 28-35 8 57 7.1 1 6 6 44 7.3 0 16.1
3 at TEN W 17-10 10 37 3.7 1 1 1 1 1.0 0 9.8
4 at BAL W 28-27 8 19 2.4 0 2 2 5 2.5 0 2.4
7 at JAC W 33-16 18 59 3.3 2 5 2 4 2.0 0 18.3
8 at TB W 30-24 11 48 4.4 0 7 5 23 4.6 0 7.1
9 DEN W 30-20 20 114 5.7 3 1 1 13 13.0 0 30.7
11 HOU W 27-20 12 33 2.8 0 5 5 59 11.8 0 9.2
12 CAR W 35-32 19 45 2.4 1 4 3 43 14.3 0 14.8
13 BUF W 38-24 20 82 4.1 2 5 3 23 7.7 0 22.5
14 at KC L 13-21 22 103 4.7 1 1 0 0 - 0 16.3
15 at SD W 19-16 13 81 6.2 0 1 1 11 11.0 0 9.2
16 IND W 33-25 15 40 2.7 0 2 2 11 5.5 0 5.1
17 at DEN L 6-24 5 11 2.2 0 1 1 14 14.0 0 2.5
WC at HOU L 14-27 12 39 3.3 1 4 1 12 12.0 0 11.1
WC = Wild-Card

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
4 at CHI L 20-22 16 49 3.1 0 5 3 12 4.0 0 6.1
5 DEN L 10-16 13 39 3.0 0 4 3 18 6.0 0 5.7
7 at SD W 37-29 15 85 5.7 1 1 1 1 1.0 0 14.6
8 NYJ W 34-20 20 113 5.7 0 2 1 6 6.0 0 11.9
9 at PIT L 35-38 17 96 5.6 0 2 2 -1 -0.5 0 9.5
10 MIN L 14-30 12 48 4.0 0 5 5 29 5.8 0 7.7
11 at DET L 13-18 13 28 2.2 1 0 0 0 - 0 8.8
12 at TEN W 24-21 22 59 2.7 0 3 1 23 23.0 0 8.2
13 KC L 20-34 20 86 4.3 1 6 4 11 2.8 0 15.7
14 at DEN W 15-12 16 27 1.7 0 1 0 0 - 0 2.7
15 GB L 20-30 21 78 3.7 0 2 1 2 2.0 0 8.0
16 SD W 23-20 19 79 4.2 1 5 5 38 7.6 0 17.7
17 at KC L 17-23 11 31 2.8 0 6 4 25 6.3 0 5.6

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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