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Latavius Murray

Latavius Murray

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 230 lbsAge: 30College: Central FloridaDrafted: #181 (6th Rd.)

Week 12 Outlook

Sun 4:05pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) RB #39
Projection 7.8 pts


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While doing research for this game, I came across something pretty hilarious on Kamara. He's seen a remarkable 24.5 percent of the Saints targets, which ranks 11th in the NFL, but has seen just 3.0 percent of their air yards. These are the little tidbits I find that keep me amused. That target share number was actually 26.0 percent before Taysom Hill took over, so should we be worried about Kamara? I'll be honest, it's not great, as Kamara has totaled more than 14 carries just once all season. That receiving work is what offered most of his value. We can't completely panic about one game, and who knows, maybe the Falcons cornerbacks were just so bad that Hill couldn't help himself and didn't want to dump it down. But yes, it's worrisome. The matchup this week should allow for a lot of production on the ground, as the Broncos just haven't been the same since losing Mike Purcell on the defensive line. After being one of the best run defenses in the league, they've struggled to slow down much of anyone over the last five games, as they've allowed 595 rushing yards on 129 carries (4.61 yards per carry) with six rushing touchdowns. They've also allowed 143 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown over their last four games to running backs, so they're clearly struggling with the position, and it's not like their competition has been stellar. On top of that, their offense is struggling to put points on the board most weeks, which has led to running backs averaging 28.4 touches per game against them. You probably don't want to spend up for Kamara in cash games until we see his targets get back up to par, but you're still playing him as an RB1 in season-long formats in a plus-matchup. This is the first plus-matchup for Murray's role in quite a few weeks, as they've played the Bears, Bucs, 49ers, and Falcons over the last four weeks. Not many realize that Murray has just 15 fewer carries than Kamara on the year, though he's been on the short end of the stick in the touchdown department (Kamara 8, Murray 2). Knowing Murray has received at least nine touches in 9-of-10 games this year, he's in the low-end RB3/high-end RB4 conversation who just might make an appearance into the end zone.

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Latavius Murray goes off in Week 12

Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed 19 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns while adding one reception for one yard on his lone target in Sunday's Week 12 win over Denver.

Fantasy Impact

Murray had his best game of the year on Sunday, going for 125 total yards and a pair of scores. He is severely vulturing Alvin Kamara. However, Murray's skillset may work better with Taysom Hill under center than Kamara's -- as crazy as it sounds -- as he is the better in-between-the-tackles rusher. Murray will look to keep it going in Week 13 against the Falcons.

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Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings From the Most Accurate Experts photo
Here's a look at fantasy football rankings from our most accurate experts of the 2020 season. These rankings are for half-PPR scoring fantasy football ...
by FantasyPros Staff in FantasyNov 28, 2020
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 12RB #39RB #29RB #4736
Rest of Season RB #39RB #32RB #433
Dynasty ----
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Projections (Week 12)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week49028.5
Last 3 Weeks48.301.36.1
Season to Date42.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 11vs. ATL49028.5
Week 10vs. SF57005.7
Week 9@ TB39024.2
Week 8@ CHI17033.1
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Game@ DEN20th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesATL, PHI, KC24th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)PHI, KC, MIN19th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--27th easiest remaining opponents
Who Should I Start?
recommended by 55% of experts
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for Latavius Murray
Most accurate experts for Latavius Murray
1.Pierre CamusRB #50
2.Dominick PetrilloRB #33
3.Justin GeorgeRB #42
4.Drew DeLucaRB #34
5.Tim JablonskiRB #30
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