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RB Marcus Murphy - Buffalo Bills

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

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News you need to know

General News (Tue Dec 18): was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 18.

General News (Mon Dec 17): suffered dislocated elbow in Week 15, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

Week 16: at New England Patriots

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
12 vs JAX 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 at MIA 6 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7
14 vs NYJ 40 4 10 0 1 1 8 0 0 1.8
15 vs DET 19 11 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.5

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Marcus Murphy's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

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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Latest News

Bills | Marcus Murphy sent to IR (Tue Dec 18, 04:25 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Marcus Murphy (elbow) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 18. Free-agent WR Victor Bolden (49ers) was signed in a corresponding move.

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Bills | Marcus Murphy has elbow injury (Mon Dec 17, 04:20 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Marcus Murphy (elbow) suffered dislocated elbow in Week 15, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

Our View: That didn't last long. Murphy was the lead back for the Bills on Sunday due to LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory being banged up. He got hurt in the game which led the team to turn to Keith Ford. If McCoy and Ivory miss some more time, Ford could get the starting job in Week 16. Stay tuned for practice reports later in the week.
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Bills | Marcus Murphy ineffective before injury (Sun Dec 16, 05:38 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Marcus Murphy (arm) rushed 11 times for 35 yards and did not catch a pass against the Detroit Lions in Week 15.

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Bills | Marcus Murphy ruled out (Sun Dec 16, 03:11 PM) - Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Marcus Murphy (arm) will not return to the Week 15 game because of his arm injury.

Our View: The Bills eventually ended up using fullback Patrick DiMarco in the backfield and even he got banged up in this one. The Bills backfield is empty heading into a matchup with the Patriots.
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Bills | Marcus Murphy injured (Sun Dec 16, 01:51 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Marcus Murphy (arm) suffered an arm injury during the Week 15 game and is considered doubtful to return.

Our View: Murphy was a late plug-in for desperate fantasy teams. He got off to a solid start, but left the game. Keith Ford is next man up for Buffalo.
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Schedule

16@ New England Patriots
17vs Miami Dolphins