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RB Marcus Murphy - Buffalo Bills

5-8, 193Born: 10-3-1991College: MissouriDrafted: Round 7, pick 2015

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2018 Week 15 vs DET (11 / 35 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Marcus Murphy started for the Buffalo Bills against Detroit, with LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory both missing the game against Detroit with injuries. The running back position for Buffalo is hazardous, as Murphy left the game with a dislocated elbow. Prior to his injury, Murphy was the lead back including an unsuccessful carry inside Detroit's 5-yard line. Murphy was not targeted in the passing game. His dislocated elbow will likely threaten his season with only two weeks remaining.

2018 Week 14 vs NYJ (4 / 10 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Marcus Murphy worked to spell Chris Ivory after LeSean McCoy left with an injury. Murphy is an unexceptional athlete but a dependable rusher and receiver. He will likely backup Chris Ivory if McCoy misses time but will struggle for fantasy relevance behind an offensive line that struggles to create running room.

2018 Week 10 vs NYJ (14 / 69 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Marcus Murphy was the only other active running back behind LeSean McCoy with Chris Ivory inactive. Murphy rotated in with McCoy throughout the game and saw his own drives later in the game when Buffalo led. Murphy was not targeted in the passing game. Murphy is a dependable but unexceptional depth player and likely will remain behind Ivory on the depth chart when he returns from injury.

2018 Week 7 vs IND (4 / 53 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 17 / 0 rec)

Marcus Murphy saw more playing time than recent weeks after LeSean McCoy left the game with a head injury. Murphy functioned in the passing game during a two-minute drill and had more expansive work in the second half with Ivory missing time briefly with an injury. Murphy is an unexceptional athlete but played hard and has ability in the receiving game.

2018 Week 3 vs MIN (8 / 33 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Marcus Murphy was the clear backup to Chris Ivory with LeSean McCoy missing the game. Murphy was not a threat to Ivory's work as a lead back during the game. He worked to spell Ivory at times, but his primary usage was in gadget type roles. Murphy was used on a couple of screens, an option run, and on jet sweep motion type plays.

2018 Week 2 vs LAC (3 / 6 / 0 rush, 5 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Marcus Murphy was the second back into the game and saw a total of 8 opportunities for 13 total yards. In Murphy's defense, a couple of the throws were off target from Josh Allen, but he did nothing to elevate himself in the offense. McCoy missed time during the second half of the game, and it was Chris Ivory who saw more extended usage than Murphy. If McCoy is forced to miss time, the situation is a key to monitor.

2018 Week 1 vs BAL (6 / 31 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

In a backfield where Chris Ivory looked like the backup to LeSean McCoy, it was Marcus Murphy who saw the first non-LeSean McCoy running back carries. Murphy was also targeted twice in the passing game, both incompletions.


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