RB DeMarco Murray - Philadelphia Eagles
|5-10, 213||Born: 2-12-1988||College: Oklahoma||Drafted: Round 3|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 5): The Eagles can't run with consistency, and they don't appear to be inclined to give Murray a true lead back role. He's just a flex play going into the matchup with New Orleans.
General News (Tue Oct 6): said he's not getting enough touches in the offense Sunday, Oct. 4. "No, I'm not," Murray said. "I don't think I am. It's how the plays are being called. I love this offense. I love playing with these guys. It's just how it is."
Week 5: vs New Orleans Saints
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 4 vs WAS (8 / 36 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
After some question about his availability, DeMarco Murray saw his first action on the Eagles second series and promptly took a handoff for 30 yards on a beautiful cut and run. That, however, would be his only successful run of the day. His next seven carries only netted six total yards, with not a single one gaining more than three yards. It's wasn't clear if he was on a pitch count, or if the game script limited his opportunities, but he did at least lead all running backs in snap counts (25). What was clear is how ineffective the Eagles ground game was against a tough defensive front. Furthermore, with Bradford taking more shots down the field, Murray's presence as a check-down was all but erased. If there's any positive to squeeze from his mediocre performance, it's that he looked healthy and didn't suffer any setbacks.
2015 Week 2 vs DAL (13 / 2 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 53 / 0 rec)
There was no revenge for DeMarco Murray, nor was there much meat on the bone for him to eat. He was met by defenders before he could even look for a lane. It was so bad that he had fewer rushing yards in the first half (13 carries for 10 yards) than Tony Romo (two carries for 11 yards). He was responsible for one of the Eagles few highlights when he took a swing pass and hurdled a defender on his way to a 22-yard gain. His night was otherwise stuffed. He had a few chances around the end zone but the blocking in front of him failed to clear a path. If this trend continues, his stock is going to plummet.
2015 Week 1 vs ATL (8 / 9 / 1 rush, 5 / 4 / 11 / 1 rec)
About four minutes into the first quarter, DeMarco Murray's stat line, -10 rushing yards and six receiving yards, looked like a start to a bad movie where it's obvious the actors won't be able to carry the plot. The pressure that was in Bradford's face also penetrated the backfield unimpeded. The good news for Murray owners is that his usage remained largely unaffected despite the Eagles trailing by double-digit points. Bradford's lone touchdown pass was a product of Murray slipping the coverage, then forcing a missed tackle with a stutter step and bursting past the goal line. Murray was also responsible for the Eagles first touchdown on a swing right that featured premier run-blocking. His final box score, without those two touchdowns, would have certainly broke some hearts. His performance despite the box score is a reminder that he is well worth the investment.
Latest NewsEagles | DeMarco Murray unhappy with touches (Mon Oct 5, 08:38 AM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray said he's not getting enough touches in the offense Sunday, Oct. 4. 'No, I'm not,' Murray said. 'I don't think I am. It's how the plays are being called. I love this offense. I love playing with these guys. It's just how it is.' Our View: It seems like plenty of people are upset in Philadelphia. Murray is just the latest player to complain about his role in the offense. We'll see if Chip Kelly starts using Murray more going forward. Right now, the Eagles offense is not instilling confidence in fantasy owners.
link to story Eagles | DeMarco Murray not happy with role (Sun Oct 4, 08:55 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray had eight carries for 36 yards and two catches for 12 yards in a 23-20 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 4, and after the game, Murray said he was not being given enough touches. Our View: Murray is just one of a three-headed committee despite being paid like a #1. He had one 30 yard run but was otherwise held in check. He's only a flex play with the Saints coming to town.
link to story Eagles | DeMarco Murray will play in Week 4 (Sun Oct 4, 11:36 AM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is active for the Week 4 game against the Washington Redskins. link to story Eagles | DeMarco Murray should be on the field (Sun Oct 4, 10:42 AM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is expected to play in the Week 4 game against the Washington Redskins even though he is listed as questionable for the game, according to a source. Our View: Murray is likely going to give up more touches to Ryan Mathews than the team planned coming into the season after Mathews was a shot in the arm for a limp Eagles running game. No Eagles running back is a safe play today, and in PPR leagues, Darren Sproles might be the best of the trio.
link to story Eagles | DeMarco Murray expected to play (Fri Oct 2, 07:50 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring), who is questionable for Week 4 against the Washington Redskins, is expected to play, according to a source informed of the situation. link to story More News
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