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  Saints | Latavius Murray has decent outing    Sun Oct 25, 05:05 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed for 47 yards on 11 carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 7.

Footballguys view: Murray ran well but was a fantasy disappointment in a great matchup. The Panthers hung tight this one and never let the Saints truly lean on their running game.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray totals 10 touches    Tue Oct 13, 12:43 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed eight times for 34 yards in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers and he added two receptions for 23 yards on two targets.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray rushes for two touchdowns    Sun Oct 4, 05:38 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed for 64 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries against the Detroit Lions in Week 4. He also caught one pass for 19 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Murray's two scores made him a strong play this week, and it looks like double digit touches may become the norm for him this year, making him a safer flex play. Next week, he'll face a Chargers defense that gave up five touchdowns today.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray rushes for 58 yards    Mon Sep 28, 01:58 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray ran 12 times for 58 yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3. He also caught a pass for seven yards.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray totals five touches    Mon Sep 21, 11:35 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed three times for 14 yards and he added two receptions for 19 yards on two targets in Week 2 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray stays busy in Week 1    Mon Sep 14, 01:42 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray ran for 48 yards on 15 carries in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray got good blocking in 2019    Tue Apr 7, 10:24 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray averaged 2.7 yards before contact per rushing attempt in 2019 - tied for the sixth-best average among qualified rushers last season.

Footballguys view: Murray does a good job before and after contact. He'll continue to serve a valuable role in the Saints offense, working in tandem with Alvin Kamara.

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  Saints | New Orleans loses Wild Card game    Sun Jan 5, 04:38 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 26-for-33 for 208 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card playoff game. QB Taysom Hill completed a 50-yard pass, rushed for 50 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 25 yards and one touchdown during the game. RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 21 yards and one touchdown on seven carries and caught eight passes for 34 yards. RB Latavius Murray rushed for 21 yards on five carries. WR Michael Thomas caught seven passes for 70 yards on eight targets. TE Jared Cook caught five passes for 54 yards on five targets, while WR Ted Ginn Jr. caught one pass for 18 yards on two targets.

Footballguys view: The Saints just couldn't stop the Vikings offense down the stretch. There was a potential non-call on Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph when he pushed off to score a touchdown in overtime, but so many other opportunities slipped through the Saints fingers on Sunday. It's another disappointing end for the Saints in the postseason. The Saints are now the first team in NFL history to have six straight playoff eliminations by one score and the second team since the Packers from 2013-15 to be eliminated in three straight postseasons on the final play of the game.

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  Saints | Week 17 final stats for Saints    Sun Dec 29, 04:23 PM

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees wrapped up the regular season with 19-of-30 passing for 253 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers. RB Latavius Murray led the team with 61 rushing yards on 17 attempts, while RB Alvin Kamara posted eight runs for 39 yards and two touchdowns while hauling in two grabs for 18 yards. WR Tre'Quan Smith led the way with five grabs for 56 yards and a score, and QB Taysom Hill had a 45-yard touchdown on his only grab while running for four yards. WR Michael Thomas was held to just 37 yards on four grabs across nine targets. TE Jared Cook also contributed two catches for 44 yards and a TD. LB A.J. Klein also added a 14-yard interception for touchdown.

Footballguys view: Brees had an easy day in the tune up for a possible game next week against Minnesota if the 49ers beat the Seahawks and a bye and #2 seed if the Seahawks win at home. He may retire after this season, but appears to be in better form than fellow aging quarterbacks Philip Rivers, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray sees 11 total touches    Tue Dec 17, 12:28 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed nine times for 29 yards in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts and he added two grabs for 20 yards on three targets.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray handles it nine times    Sun Dec 8, 08:32 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed seven times for 69 yards vs. the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8. He added two receptions for 25 yards on three looks.

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  Saints | No role for Latavius Murray on TNF    Fri Nov 29, 12:40 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray carried the ball four times for two yards on Thursday, Nov. 28.

Footballguys view: Murray was barely used as the Saints didn't hold the ball for long stretches of this game and didn't establish the run. He's going to be on fantasy benches for next week's game against San Francisco, but could still be a league winner if Alvin Kamara goes down.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray leads team in rushing    Mon Nov 25, 01:22 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray carried the ball seven times for 64 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 12 win over the Carolina Panthers.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray sees large snap share    Tue Nov 19, 10:28 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray played 41 percent of the offensive snaps Sunday, Nov. 17, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. RB Alvin Karmara played 61 percent.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray held in check    Sun Nov 17, 05:39 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed for 27 yards on 10 carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11. He also caught two passes for five yards during the game.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray quiet in Week 10    Sun Nov 10, 05:06 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed for 12 yards on five carries against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10. He also caught two passes for seven yards during the game.

Footballguys view: The Saints never gave Murray a chance to get on track. He faces a tough Bucs run defense next week so he probably won't be a good play, but he is still worth a bench spot to see if the Saints offense gets on track for the stretch run.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray to remain involved    Fri Nov 8, 09:16 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray will continue to have a big role in the offense against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10 despite the return of RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee), according to head coach Sean Payton. 'Week 1 of Alvin coming back,' Payton said. 'We'll be smart.'

Footballguys view: Murray worked well in Kamara's absence. The Saints should use Murray the way they used Mark Ingram in tandem with Kamara for a couple of seasons. That makes Murray a RB3 or flex option with upside for Fantasy GMs on a weekly basis.

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  Saints | Two touchdowns for Latavius Murray    Sun Oct 27, 05:02 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed for 102 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8. He also caught nine passes for 55 yards and one touchdown during the game.

Footballguys view: Murray has been in beast mode while Alvin Kamara has been out, including a huge passing game role. Kamara should be back after the bye next week, but Murray deserves enough work each week to be a flex consideration going forward.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray rumbles over Chicago    Sun Oct 20, 10:46 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed 27 times for 119 yards and two touchdowns and caught five passes for 31 yards in a 36-25 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 7.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray posts 79 total yards    Sun Oct 13, 04:16 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed for 44 yards on eight carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6. He also caught three passes for 35 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Murray had a long catch and run touchdown called back by penalty and looked swift and powerful all afternoon. He might have a larger role going forward with Alvin Kamara nursing an ankle injury.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray not on injury report    Fri Oct 11, 04:18 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 11, but is not on the injury report for Week 6.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray a no-go Friday    Fri Oct 11, 03:01 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray (non-injury) was not at the portion of practice open to the media Friday, Oct. 11, but head coach Sean Payton later clarified his absence was not injury-related.

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  Saints | Nine total touches for Latavius Murray    Sun Oct 6, 08:09 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed seven times for 28 yards in Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added two grabs for six yards.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray remains an afterthought    Mon Sep 30, 01:24 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray ran four times for 14 yards in Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray does little in loss    Mon Sep 16, 12:16 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray carried the ball five times for seven yards against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Sept. 15. He added one catch for 16 yards.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray scores in team debut    Mon Sep 9, 11:57 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray carried six times for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 game against the Houston Texans on Monday, Sept. 9. He also had two grabs for four yards on three targets.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray back on field    Sat Aug 3, 07:14 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray (undisclosed) participated in practice Saturday, Aug. 3. Murray missed the previous four practice because of an undisclosed reason.

Footballguys view: We can take Murray off of our camp injury watch list now. He's worth a bench pick as the Saints #2 back with some work at the goal line and to finish out wins.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray officially joins NO    Wed Mar 13, 09:47 PM

Free-agent RB Latavius Murray (Vikings) officially agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday, March 13.

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  Saints | Latavius Murray to join Saints    Tue Mar 12, 12:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray plans to sign a four-year deal with the New Orleans Saints worth $14.4 million, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Saints get a veteran back who can grind on early downs while Alvin Kamara is set to have a more prominent role. Mark Ingram is unlikely to return with Murray in the fold.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray not expected back with MIN    Sun Mar 10, 04:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray is not expected to re-sign with the Vikings this offseason unless he does not receive a lot of interest during free agency.

Footballguys view: The Vikings are set with Dalvin Cook as their lead back. Murray is looking for a starting role on the open market.

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  Eagles | Latavius Murray a fit in Philly?    Fri Feb 1, 02:01 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray could be a free-agent target of the Philadelphia Eagles, in the opinion of NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt, who believes Murray's abilities as a receiver and reasonable price tag could make him part of a timeshare with holdover RB Josh Adams.

Footballguys view: Murray can work in a downhill running game, but he's a committee back through and through. The Eagles could also aim higher at the position in the draft or free agency. Murray wants to start again, but is unlikely to get a huge payday or workload in free agency.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray wants to start    Wed Jan 2, 10:58 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray said he is open to re-signing with the Vikings this offseason but is not content to being in the backup role and wants to start in 2019.

Footballguys view: Murray could be productive in a downhill running game but needs a good offensive line to succeed. Veteran backs usually take a step down in role when they have to go through a cycle of the free agent market with so many talented runners entering via the draft every year.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray totals 11 touches    Sun Dec 23, 05:40 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed nine times for 22 yards in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions and he added two grabs for six yards.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray quiet in road loss    Sun Dec 2, 09:41 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed four times for 11 yards in Week 13 against the New England Patriots and he added two catches for just three yards.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray runs for 33 yards    Sun Nov 25, 11:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed 11 times for a team-high 33 yards in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray a non-factor    Sun Nov 18, 11:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed four times for five yards in a 25-20 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 11.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray finds end zone    Sun Nov 4, 04:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray ran 10 times for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Week 9 game against the Detroit Lions and he added a 16-yard grab on his only target.

Footballguys view: Murray had a touchdown that looked like a fumble at first to make an acceptable score for anyone that relied on him with the uncertainty about Dalvin Cook hanging over the Vikings backfield. He'll likely go back to being a mere handcuff after the bye, but one that has proven he is at the top of his game this year.

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  Vikings | Latavis Murray will serve as lead back    Sun Nov 4, 12:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray will still serve as the team's lead back Sunday., Nov. 4, with activated fellow RB Dalvin Cook expected to see a package of 15-20 snaps coming off a hamstring injury.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray primed for big day?    Fri Nov 2, 10:34 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray faces the Detroit Lions in Week 9, and the Lions are allowing the second-most yards per carry and a league-high 144.6 rushing yards per game.

Footballguys view: Going up against the Lions as the lead back for the Vikings, Murray has RB2 appeal. He's done a good job of producing consistently while Dalvin Cook has been out.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray totals 95 yards    Mon Oct 29, 12:09 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray carried 13 times for 56 yards and a touchdown and added five catches for 39 yards in Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray pays dividends    Sun Oct 21, 05:11 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed 15 times for 69 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 7 against the New York Jets and he added two grabs for 14 yards on his two targets.

Footballguys view: Murray was timely with his big runs, including one long run for a score, and probably deserves to be more than a mere backup when Dalvin Cook is back. He'll be a low ceiling RB2 play against the Saints if Cook can't go next week.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray has monster game    Sun Oct 14, 05:56 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed for 155 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals run defense is eminently beatable no matter what the opposing running games were doing going into the matchup. Next week Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman will get to run against them. If Dalvin Cook isn't ready, Murray could be a solid RB2 play against the Jets.

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  Vikings | Another slow day for Latavius Murray    Mon Oct 8, 12:59 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray carried 11 times for 42 yards and caught both of his targets for an additional 14 yards in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray does nothing in loss    Sun Sep 23, 04:41 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed just twice for one yard in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills and he added five receptions for 30 yards on seven targets.

Footballguys view: Murray was a dud and only bailed out folks who relied on him with some garbage time receptions. Dalvin Cook is supposedly going to be ready to play on Thursday against the Rams, but if he's not, this performance may make us think twice about plugging Murray in.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray sees four touches    Sun Sep 16, 07:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed four times for 19 yards in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.

Footballguys view: Murray could get the start next week against Buffalo, which would instantly make him a top ten running back play for Week 3.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray sees little action    Mon Sep 10, 08:14 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray was utilized on 14 snaps (20 percent of the offense) Sunday, Sept. 9, in Week 1.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray busy late in win    Sun Sep 9, 05:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed 11 times for a team-best 42 yards in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Footballguys view: Murray got a lot of his work after the Vikings opened a lead. He's just an injury handcuff heading into a matchup with the Packers.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray struggles    Sat Aug 18, 05:00 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed for 12 yards on six carries during the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday, Aug. 18. He also fumbled the ball twice during the game.

Footballguys view: The fumbles aren't a good look for Murray. The veteran is in line to be the primary backup behind Dalvin Cook in 2018.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray reworks deal    Thu Mar 15, 09:33 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray has agreed to restructure his contract and will remain with the team, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Murray will back up Dalvin Cook, but isn't draftable in typical fantasy leagues. We'll keep him on waiver wire speed dial.

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  Vikings | Latavius Murray may be in danger    Thu Mar 15, 08:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray could be released if he does not agree to restructure his contract. His $5.15 million salary for 2018 will become guaranteed if he is on the roster Friday, March 16.

Footballguys view: Murray performed admirably when Dalvin Cook went down, but he's a backup running back and the Vikings can fill that spot with a similar talent for a lot less than five million dollars. Every dollar matters after they signed Kirk Cousins, so they won't blink. Murray would be a minor committee back at best if he leaves Minnesota for greener pastures and more opportunity.

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