Latavius Murray

Latavius Murray

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 230 lbsAge: 29College: Central FloridaDrafted: #181 (6th Rd. by Oakland)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 23rd
Draft Rank (ECR) #68
Best / Worst #43 / #141
ADP #85


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Remember in 2017 when Alvin Kamara finished #3 and Mark Ingram finished #6 among all half-PPR fantasy running backs? Well, Ingram's average draft position was 46th overall last year even despite a 4-game suspension. He and Kamara proceeded to score 33.0 fantasy points per game combined last year after 32.7 in 2017. The point in saying all this is that Murray is replacing Ingram in one of the most useful roles in fantasy football. He may be a better version, yet is being drafted 45 spots after Ingram was last year, even despite Ingram having a four-game suspension. That doesn't seem smart.

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Latavius Murray to sign 4-year deal with Saints

ESPN Insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the Saints have come to an agreement with free agent running back Latavius Murray on a four-year deal worth $14.4 million.

Fantasy Impact

He's the Mark Ingram replacement in New Orleans. For those who were holding out hope for Ingram to return to the team, this eliminates that from happening. Over the last two years with Alvin Kamara on the roster, Ingram has averaged 13.1 carries and 2.8 receptions per game, so it's not as if Murray's walking into a backup role like the one he had with the Vikings. That's nearly 16 touches per game to a running back who's delivered whenever his name's been called. If he can cross the 200-carry threshold, Murray should be locked in as a low-end RB2 in this top-six scoring offense.

Mike Tagliere - 19 weeks ago
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DraftRB #30RB #21RB #5077
Dynasty RB #42RB #33RB #7317
Running Backs#36#34#38#36
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Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week18001.8
Last 3 Weeks360.30.75.8
Season to Date36.
Game Log
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OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 17vs. CHI18001.8
Week 16@ DET22022.8
Week 15vs. MIA681012.8
Week 14@ SEA4000.4
Strength of Schedule
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Next Gamevs. HOU25th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesLAR, SEA, DAL25th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)SF, IND, TEN26th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--24th easiest remaining opponents