DeMarco Murray

DeMarco Murray

RB - TEN
Height: 6' Weight: 219 lbsAge: 29College: OklahomaDrafted: #71 (3rd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
4th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #13
Best / Worst #5 / #25
ADP #14

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DeMarco Murray to lead Titans' backfield in 2017

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey told the media running back DeMarco Murray will lead the team's backfield in 2017. "I've said it before: DeMarco Murray is our No.1 back," Mularkey said Tuesday. "He is our workhorse."

Fantasy Impact

As expected, Murray will lead Tennessee's backfield in 2017 despite the late-season emergence of Derrick Henry in 2016. Playing in all 16 games, Murray rushed for 1,287 yards and nine touchdowns that include five games of at least 100 yards rushing and a 4.4 YPC average. He also produced a 53-377-3 stat line as a receiver last season. Expect Murray to garner a similar workload next season as he had in 2016. However, it wouldn't be surprising if Henry received an expanded role in the offense as well to give Murray extra rest and extend his longevity.

DeMarco Murray expected to be featured again in 2017

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey told the media running back DeMarco Murray will continue to be featured over Derrick Henry in 2017. On the Titans backfield situation, Mularkey said: "He's [Henry] an important part of our offense but right now DeMarco Murray is the guy."

Fantasy Impact

If Murray is indeed featured next season, it shouldn't surprise many. The six-year veteran bounced back in 2016 after being labeled a bust in Philadelphia the year before. He accumulated 1,287 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground while adding 53 receptions for 377 yards and three scores as a receiver out of the backfield. He did, however, show signs of slowing down toward the end of the season, which is when Henry stepped in and showcased his talents. The impending sophomore rusher scored four of his five touchdowns in the final quarter of the season. With both Murray and Henry returning and healthy in 2017, barring an offseason setback, Tennesee's running game is primed for another big year behind their punishing offensive line, which is regarded a top unit around the league.

DeMarco Murray quiet in Week 17

Titans RB DeMarco Murray finished with 11 carries for 21 yards in a 24-17 win over the Texans.

Fantasy Impact

It was by far his lowest output of the season, not surprisingly with the Titans having nothing to really gain from the contest. Murray put up Pro Bowl numbers this year with 1,287 rushing yards for nine touchdowns and 377 receiving yards for three touchdowns. He should return as the starter for the Titans next season, but he may have to split more carries with Derrick Henry.

DeMarco Murray has rare quiet game against Jaguars

DeMarco Murray gained 42 yards on 14 carries and caught two passes for 18 yards in Saturday's loss to the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact

The Titans struggled on offense throughout the entire game, even before Marcus Mariota left in the third quarter with what turned out to be a season-ending injury. With Matt Cassel under center in Week 17 against Houston, expect a heavy dose of Murray, and he should have a more productive fantasy day.

Dan Harris22 weeks ago
DeMarco Murray totals 141 yards in win over Chiefs

Titans RB DeMarco Murray finished with 18 carries for 89 yards and five receptions for 52 yards in Week 15.

Fantasy Impact

Uhh ohh Derrick Henry vultured two touchdowns from Murray against the stingy Chiefs defense. Murray had a good game, but it could've been much better had he been the goal line back. Henry has been more and more apart of the offense each week, and while both backs are proving to be productive, Murray's value has taken a slight hit. Murray had a big impact through the air in this game. His big fourth down catch kept the Titans alive, and allowed Henry to punch it in from the one-yard line. Look for Murray to have even more success next week against the Jaguars.