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RB DeMarco Murray - Tennessee Titans

5-10, 213Born: 2-12-1988College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 3

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News you need to know

General News (Tue Oct 25): partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

Week 8: vs Jacksonville Jaguars

All RB vs JAX

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

4 at HOU 63 25 95 2 2 2 24 0 0 23.9
5 at MIA 60 27 121 0 6 5 16 0 0 13.7
6 vs CLE 59 21 65 1 2 0 0 0 0 12.5
7 vs IND 70 25 107 1 5 3 20 0 0 18.7
8 vs JAX PROJ-Dodds * 20 * * 4 * * * *
8 vs JAX PROJ-Tremblay * 21 * * 4 * * * *
8 vs JAX PROJ-Bloom * 24 * * 2 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 7 vs IND (25 / 107 / 1 rush, 5 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)

Demarco Murray had another strong performance this week as he surpassed 100 rushing yards for the third time this season with over 100 total yards in five of seven games now. While Murray did not account for any huge gains in this game, sheer volume and consistently solid runs allowed him to average 4.3 yards per carry. This was the fourth game in a row in which Murray has exceeded 20 carries, and he now has at least one touchdown in all but two games this season. Murray's lone touchdown on the day came on a one-yard goal line plunge that could have been ruled a fumble had Murray not barely broken the plane before losing the ball. Murray added to his rushing totals by hauling in three of five targets for 20 yards.

2016 Week 6 vs CLE (21 / 65 / 1 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

It was a rough day on the stat sheet for Demarco Murray as he rushed for his lowest total since Week 1, averaging only 3.1 yards per carry and failing to catch a pass for the first time this season. Murray was fed 21 carries, but with the Browns secondary as bad as they were, Murray's receiving talent out of the backfield was not needed since Titans receivers were getting open downfield at will. Murray did manage to find the end zone as he punched in a 3-yard rush early in the third quarter, so this helped his fantasy stat line. No worries about Murray going forward, as he will continue to be an asset to the Titans offense.

2016 Week 5 vs MIA (27 / 121 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 16 / 0 rec)

Demarco Murray continues to dominate this season as he surpassed 100 total yards for the 4th consecutive game this season. Murray received a season-high workload on the ground in terms of both carries and yards, looking very sharp despite not making it into the end zone. Murray continues to be heavily involved in the passing attack as he tar the 2nd most targeted option on the team and has now hauled in at least five receptions in all but one game this season. Even with Derrick Henry looking incredible behind Murray (only 7 touches to Murray's 32), Murray has a rock solid grip on this job and the majority of the offensive production for the Titans.

2016 Week 4 vs HOU (25 / 95 / 2 rush, 2 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)

Despite the poor play around him, Demarco Murray continues to carry the Titans offense and put up very consistent performances week in and week out. Murray was the clear workhorse in the backfield here, carrying the ball 25 times compared to only three carries for Derrick Henry. Murray was much more calm through the air in this game, but all Titans receivers were limited by their quarterback's poor play in this game. Murray scored the only two touchdowns of the game for the Titans, both coming on the ground. His first touchdown came early in the 2nd quarter on a two-yard goal line plunge set up by a nice 14-yard run up the middle that had him fall just short of the goal line. The next score was also a goal line carry prompted first by a Titans interception, followed by a 14-yard reception by Murray to get them close to the end zone.

2016 Week 3 vs OAK (16 / 114 / 1 rush, 5 / 5 / 41 / 0 rec)

Demarco Murray was the primary source of production for the Titans offense yet again this week as he cracked 100 yards rushing for the first time this season. This 100-yard rushing game was the first by a player on the Titans roster in over two seasons. Murray had a nice long run of 36 yards on the 1st drive set up by some great blocks to give him a large hold to run through. Murray scored his first rushing touchdown on the season from a play that was designed to be ran up the middle, but Murray bounced the run to the outside using his speed and sheer will to barely clip the pylon for the Titans' first and only touchdown. Murray added another five receptions (led the team) to continue his season of very consistent production both on the ground and through the air. Murray remains a very solid RB2 with upside in full PPR formats. Look for his salary to increase next week in DFS formats due to his consistent point output.

2016 Week 2 vs DET (12 / 89 / 0 rush, 7 / 7 / 56 / 0 rec)

Demarco Murray was the focal point of the offense again this week.. Even with his relatively low number of carries at 12, Murray managed to grind out 89 yards on the ground, primarily aided by a 67-yard blast enabled by some very well executed blocks. Unfortunately for Murray, this long run was one of the only plays on which he had good blocking, as Murray averaged only 2 yards per carry on his other 11 attempts behind some very poor offensive line play. The more encouraging part of Murray's game was his usage through the air, as Murray managed to convert all 7 of his targets into receptions for 56 receiving yards. Murray now has 12 receptions through 2 games, which should rank him near the top among running backs in total receptions. While the usage split with Derrick Henry continues to be a threat, it is clear watching the game that Murray is a go-to target for Marcus Mariota, even when playing from behind (which they will be often).

2016 Week 1 vs MIN (13 / 42 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 35 / 2 rec)

Demarco Murray got the starting nod and ended up being the more utilized back on the day with a team high 13 carries compared to only 5 for Derrick Henry. Murray exhibited great vision on a 12-yard run on the first possession, and he looked good overall throughout the first half with most of his runs going for 4 or more yards. Murray was heavily utilized in the passing game as well, with both of his touchdowns coming through the air. The first of his 2 touchdowns was definitely the more eye-popping of the two as Murray snagged the short dump-off from play action and flipped over a defender landing on his back in the endzone Murray's other touchdown came in garbage time, a quick pass into the end zone from the 4-yard line. Murray did have an injury scare come early in the 2nd half as he limped off the field after being rolled over on after a play, but he was quickly back out there as if nothing had happened. Murray's primary mis-step of the game was a big one though as he fumbled due to flat out improper ball security, resulting in the team's second consecutive turnover to cap off an epic Titans meltdown.


Latest News

Titans | DeMarco Murray on track to play (Wed Oct 26, 02:43 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (non-injury) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 26, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

Our View: Thursday Night Football is usually an abomination, but we've got Murray as a RB1 this week against the Jaguars.
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Titans | DeMarco Murray limited Tuesday (Tue Oct 25, 07:20 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray (non-injury) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Our View: Murray is getting a huge workload this year, so getting a day off isn't a bad thing. He should once again be the centerpiece of the Titans offense as they take on the Jaguars on Thursday night. Murray is a RB1 for fantasy owners every week.
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Titans | DeMarco Murray rushes for TD (Sun Oct 23, 06:09 PM) - Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray had 107 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries Sunday, Oct. 23, in a 34-26 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Our View: Murray has been a steady-eddie RB1 for the exotic smashmouth Titans, even though they are 3-4. He has been game script proof and looks like one of the best picks of fantasy drafts this year. He's a strong RB1 heading into a matchup with Jacksonville on Thursday.
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