DeMarco Murray, RB, Eagles
|RB - #10||15.58||PHI||Active||4 years||27||6'0||217||@DeMarcoMurray|
2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Nov-20-2015 by Shawn Childs
UPDATE (11/20): On film Murray has been awful this season. Granted, a lot of that is the fact he's a poor fit for the system, but he can't do what he's asked to do by head coach Chip Kelly. Still, he has bounced back a bit and has had some value thanks to his pass catching. He's only rushed for 451 yards and four TDs on 3.5 yards per carry. However, he's added 35 receptions for 268 yards and a TD. A far cry from his breakout 2014 campaign.
UPDATE (10/3): DeMarco Murray's season isn't over, not yet anyway. Last year's top back still has plenty of time to get things back on track. That said, Fantasy owners should already be concerned. He didn't play in Week 3 and has a whopping 11 yards on 21(!) carries. Unacceptable. A touchdown saved his Week 2 point total, but he'll need to do a lot more than that to satisfy the masses. No shame in trading him for whatever you can get.
Murray was just outstanding last season. He led the league in rushing yards (1,845) and yards from scrimmage (2,261). DeMarco had the seventh-most rushing attempts (392) and the sixth-most touches (449) in NFL history. He posted a dozen 100-yard games and scored a league-high 13 rushing touchdowns. For his career, DeMarco is averaging 4.8 yards per carry. His value in the passing game has improved in each of his four seasons. With Mathews and Sproles on the roster as well, Murray will have more competition for snaps. In the end, the best player will earn the most playing time. DeMarco wasn't really a workhorse in his first three seasons, so his huge volume of work in 2014 may not lead to as much failure as most people believe. Philly ran the ball 975 times over the past two years. Murray can't help but stumble into 300 carries and at least 30 catches. He will have high value at the goal line as well. I expect 1,700-plus total yards with a chance at 15 touchdowns. He still projects to be a 300-point Fantasy player in PPR leagues.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Ryan Mathews is inactive for today's game. He is still in the league's concussion protocol.Fantasy Analysis:
With Mathews out, Darren Sproles and DeMarco Murray should both see an uptick in snaps. Sproles should be more of a beneficiary. Murray is already playing more than he should be.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors11/26 - Eagles RB Ryan Mathews inactive
11/18 - Eagles RB Ryan Mathews in the league's concussion protocol
Latest References to DeMarco Murray on FFToolbox:
- 2015 Team Outlook: Philadelphia Eagles New
- Week 4: Game Time Decisions
- 2015 Free Agent Running Backs Outlook
2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|2.04||#5 World Ranked - Murray finished as the #6 RB in PPR scoring last year despite missing a game. He's always an injury risk but his upside is worth the risk in the 2nd round.|
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