RB - BUF
Week 4 Outlook
Latavius Murray rushed the ball five times for 15 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for six yards in Sunday's 37-3 win over the Commanders.
Murray did his job on Sunday, working as the goal-line back for the team and bringing in a touchdown. He didn't get much work overall and wasn't efficient, so his fantasy value basically started and stopped with the lone score he had. He doesn't project to have much standalone value while sharing this backfield with James Cook and Damien Harris, but he is still good enough to take away touchdown opportunities from those other two guys.
In the Bills' Week 2 demolition of the Raiders, veteran running back Latavius Murray played a solid supporting role.
The 33-year-old back carried the ball six times for 22 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown scamper in the first quarter. He also added two receptions on two targets for nine yards. While his yardage totals were modest, Murray's touchdown helped his fantasy managers and contributed to the Bills' 38-10 victory. His performance was good enough to rank him as the 19th best running back for the week, a notable improvement from his season-long rank of 33rd. Looking ahead, Murray and the Bills will face the Washington Commanders in Week 3.
Latavius Murray carried the ball five times for 18 yards and added three catches for 21 yards in a 23-19 win over the Colts in preseason action on Saturday.
Murray took over after starter James Cook checked out of the game. The veteran running back is looking to carve out a backup role over Damien Harris as the preseason continues.
Latavius Murray is signing a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills per ESPN's Adam Schefter on Twitter.
Veteran Latavius Murray joins the Buffalo backfield alongside James Cook and Damien Harris, with the hopes he can carve out a role on early downs. Murray performed well when Denver scooped him up during the middle of last season after Javonte Williams went down with a devastating knee injury. In 12 games from Weeks 6-18, Murray was the RB24 in half-point scoring, averaging 10.3 points per game (RB30). He was PFF's 10th-highest graded rusher (82.8) and averaged 15 touches per game. Murray also averaged nearly 70 yards from scrimmage and three targets per game. Not too shabby for the 33-year-old running back. Murray will also reunite with former Raiders RB coach and current Bills RB coach Kelly Skipper after the two spent the 2014 season in Oakland during Murray's second season.
Latavius Murray carried 12 times for 56 yards and hauled in an additional 4-of-6 targets for 16 yards as the Broncos fell to the Chiefs 27-24 in Week 17.
Murray's line was pretty typical, as he was fed early but the offense was forced to abandon him when they were chasing points later on. The six targets were the most he's seen in a game this season, yet he was unable to do much with them yardage-wise. Murray does get the Chargers' league-worst run defense in Week 18, giving him a real opportunity to produce in the season finale.