RB Latavius Murray - New Orleans Saints

6-3, 230Born: 2-21-1991College: UCFDrafted: Round 6, pick 181 (2013)

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Summary

Mark Ingram's indecision created a window for Murray to move to New Orleans, which is welcome for anyone, but especially when Murray got a raise from his 2018 pay with Minnesota. He'll move into one of the best RB2 roles for fantasy. Expect high ceiling games in Saints blowout wins, and there will be a few, and Rb2/Flex consideration on the back of short yardage touchdown upside in the rest of the games. He has massive Alvin Kamara injury upside and is an underrated pass catcher who could get more opportunities as a receiver out of the backfield in this offense. (May 1)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 28, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 28, 33, 33, 34, 34, 35, 46
Overall Redraft - 71, 42, 58, 58
RB Redraft PPR - 33, 25, 28, 30, 30, 31, 33, 33, 34, 35, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 39, 44, 52
RB Dynasty - 43, 31, 37, 43, 47, 48, 55

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 OAK 14 195 788 12 43 33 264 0 1
2017 MIN 16 216 842 8 17 15 102 0
2018 MIN 16 140 578 6 26 22 141 0
2019 NO 9 85 * * 30 25 * * *
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 165.0 * * 23.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 145.0 * * 23.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 150.0 * * 23.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 152.0 * * 24.5 * * *

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

Percentile ranks

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

Average Draft Position

Overall: 86
RB: 34
Overall-PPR: 90
RB-PPR: 34

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Latest News

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.

Our 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.'

Our 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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2019 Schedule

1vs Houston Texans
2@ Los Angeles Rams
3@ Seattle Seahawks
4vs Dallas Cowboys
5vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6@ Jacksonville Jaguars
7@ Chicago Bears
8vs Arizona Cardinals
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Atlanta Falcons
11@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12vs Carolina Panthers
13@ Atlanta Falcons
14vs San Francisco 49ers
15vs Indianapolis Colts
16@ Tennessee Titans
17@ Carolina Panthers