Latavius Murray, RB, Vikings: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Latavius Murray, RB, Vikings

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #41 MIN Questionable 4 years 27 6'3 230 @LataviusM

2017 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last updated on Jun-30-2017 by Shawn Childs


(Updated: 06/30/17)

Over the last two seasons with 461 carries, Murray averaged 4.0 yards per carry with 18 rushing TDs. He only has 100 yards rushing in four of his 30 games played over the last two years. Latavius battle an ankle injury in 2016, which required surgery In March to remove bone spurs. He has 74 combined catches in 2015 and 2016 with growth in his yards per catch (8.0) last year. The Raiders looked to get him off the field on passing down while looking his way in the red zone. Murray has one season on his resume with over 1000 yards rushing with pass catching ability. The Vikings have a veteran back in Jerick McKinnon plus an upside rookie in Dalvin Cook. I have to believe McKinnon played his way out of the rotation and I can't trust Cook on pass downs. This puts Latavius on a path for 200+ rushes and the top value on the team in the passing games. Bradford will dink and dunk with the best of them leading to RBs catching 82 passes for 569 yards and two TDs on 111 targets in 2016. I expect Murray to catch over 50 passes with an early shot at rushing TDs. The Vikings' offensive line should be better, so his opportunity comes down to how much he outplays Cook. Something along the lines of 1,100 combined yards with eight to ten TDs seems like a reasonable expectation. More of RB3 due to his competition for playing time.

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do you think cook will be the starter?

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I'll know in about a week when I do the Vikings' Outlook.

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Childs 06/13/17 10:38 PM

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