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Posted: 1/14/2018 5:50pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray and Jerick McKinnon shared the backfield carries at a 2-to-1 split, with Murray doing most of the lifting. Look for the same distribution in the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles next week. Murray is a decent RB2 or flex fantasy option in DFS play next week.
Posted: 12/23/2017 8:49pm ET
Huddle Up: Efficiency hasn't been Murray's strong suit, but his heavy workload makes him a quality flex play with RB2 upside.
Posted: 12/17/2017 1:41pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray bounced back from his disappointing Week 14 performance and rushed for at least 75 yards for the four time in the last five games. He will continue to receive most of the carries during games and can be a No. 2 running back in most leagues.
Posted: 12/10/2017 2:18pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray had been gobbling up huge chunks of real estate in the past few weeks, averaging 4.0 yards or better per carry in each of his past four games with four rushing touchdowns. He struggled against the stout Panthers rush defense, however. He'll try and rebound in Week 15 against the visiting Bengals.
Posted: 12/3/2017 1:11pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray has rushed for at least 76 yards in each of the last three games and has four touchdowns in the last four games. He should continue to see more of the carries during games and can be a No. 2 running back in standard leagues.
Posted: 11/23/2017 1:26pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray has been on a roll, now scoring four times in his last three outings. His main value is in standard leagues as he has only caught seven passes on the year. Still, he needs to be in the RB2 conversation going forward.
Posted: 11/19/2017 3:41pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray started out slow, but he has emerged as the top back in the Twin Cities. The former Raiders back has 15 or more carries in each of his past five games while finding the end zone four times in the past four outings. He'll look to keep it going on Thanksgiving against the Lions in Week 12.
Posted: 10/29/2017 9:54am ET
Huddle Up: Murray received a season-high 19 carries against the Browns but was not able to build off his terrific Week 7 performance. He will continue to share work with Jerick McKinnon but probably will only be a flex option in most standard leagues.
Posted: 10/22/2017 1:53pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray had by far his best performance of the season against the Ravens and has received at least 12 carries in each of the last three games. He can be a solid No. 2 running back next week because of the matchup.
Posted: 10/20/2017 8:48pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray has been splitting time with Jerick McKinnon in Cook's absence, but McKinnon has been the more explosive and versatile back. Murray is a low-upside flex play against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7, and McKinnon has RB2 upside in PPR formats.
Posted: 10/15/2017 4:20pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray just doesn't look comfortable in the Minnesota offense, as Jerick McKinnon is much more familiar with the system and way more productive since Dalvin Cook went down. Murray admitted two weeks ago he isn't 100 percent after offseason surgery and he certainly looks like it.
Posted: 10/9/2017 11:30pm ET
Huddle Up: In Minnesota's first game without Dalvin Cook, Murray actually began the game as the starter in the backfield, but it was virtually all downhill from there, as Jerick McKinnon took over shortly after and garnered significantly more touches than the former Oakland Raider. McKinnon seems to have taken over as the Vikings' lead back, which makes Murray droppable in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/2/2017 8:25am ET
Huddle Up: Jerick McKinnon is also dealing with an ankle issue, and their health will be a big factor in how the load is split. Murray becomes a flex option if Dalvin Cook (knee) indeed tore his ACL.
Posted: 10/1/2017 3:04pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray saw a season-high nine touches, as he and Jerick McKinnon are expected to shoulder the load now that Dalvin Cook suffered a knee injury and could be lost for the season. Murray is worth scooping up in all fantasy leagues, as he is fresh and should get plenty of looks going forward. The Vikings meet the Bears on Monday Night Football in Week 5.
Posted: 9/15/2017 9:10pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray should see more than a couple of touches per game going forward, but Dalvin Cook looks locked in as the lead back. Murray is merely a handcuff to Cook at this point.
Posted: 9/7/2017 6:52pm ET
Huddle Up: If Murray can carve out a role as the goal-line back, it could salvage his fantasy value to a degree. Either way, Dalvin Cook is the back to own in Minnesota and a RB2 candidate. Murray is no more than a RB4 and a handcuff to Cook.
Posted: 8/27/2017 7:43pm ET
Huddle Up: While he is finally back from injury, Murray has already been surpassed by Dalvin Cook in the backfield pecking order. Cook is worth a look as a RB2 while Murray is no more than a low-end RB4 at this point.
Posted: 8/24/2017 1:03pm ET
Huddle Up: Don't expect Murray's workload to be too big in his return from offseason ankle surgery. Dalvin Cook is the running back to own in Minnesota, but Murray could very well vulture some scores and short-yardage carries. Murray returning does not decrease Cook's fantasy value, who should still be selected as an RB2.
Posted: 8/20/2017 6:34am ET
Huddle Up: Murray will split time in the backfield with Dalvin Cook this season and is expected to be used primarily as a ball carrier. He should be viewed as a RB3 or flex option in most fantasy formats.
Posted: 8/8/2017 8:48pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray just started practicing this week, so it is not known when he will be able to play in a game. He is expected to share playing time with Dalvin Cook this season and probably will be used mostly as a ball carrier. Murray could be used as a No. 3 running back or flex option this season.
Posted: 8/7/2017 12:57pm ET
Huddle Up: Look for the Vikings to take it easy with their new running back leading up to the regular season. Dalvin Cook has impressed so far and should stay ahead of Murray, but Murray is ideal for short-yardage and goal-line situations. That being said, Cook has low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 potential, with Murray slotting as more of a flex play.
Posted: 8/3/2017 4:41pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray is expected to be a part of a committee at the position with Dalvin Cook and Jerick McKinnon also on the roster. Murray probably will be used mostly as a ball carrier and will only see a few targets in the passing game. Owners will need to keep an eye on his role during the preseason to see how he will be used. He could be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back depending on his role.
Posted: 7/31/2017 11:42am ET
Huddle Up: The longer Murray is on the PUP list the more of a concern his availability is. Cook gains value every day Murray isn't activated. Cook is expected to start anyway, but expect Murray to vulture some touchdowns and to be used more as he becomes healthier.
Posted: 7/24/2017 8:46am ET
Huddle Up: Murray's offseason ankle surgery has slowed him and allowed rookie Dalvin Cook to potentially usurp him atop the depth chart. Both with be in the RB3 category in fantasy drafts.
Posted: 7/23/2017 7:26pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray has been limited this offseason by an ankle injury, which could allow rookie Dalvin Cook to close the gap. Both backs should be viewed as RB3 candidates for now, but Cook has the higher ceiling.
Posted: 7/11/2017 8:51am ET
Huddle Up: Murray was an RB2 when he signed in the offseason, but Cook's arrival has to demote Murray into the RB3 range in fantasy. Cook has upside in the system as an RB3, but Murray has the advantage in experience. This will be a battle to keep a close eye on moving forward.
Posted: 6/29/2017 7:34pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray also said he expects to the starter in Week 1, but it remains to be seen how the carries will be split between Murray and Cook. Both backs are RB3 candidates, and Cook figures to have more upside in PPR formats and long-term value.
Posted: 6/27/2017 11:45am ET
Huddle Up: Murray missed the entire offseason because of ankle surgery but has a chance to be ready for training camp. Murray may be the starting running back but will have to share work with Cook and Jerick McKinnon. Owners probably should consider Murray as a No. 3 running back this season.
Posted: 6/15/2017 12:31pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray's injury, recovery and the presence of Dalvin Cook make him an iffy fantasy player for 2016. While Murray will be involved in a committee with Cook, assuming he's healthy, he can't be viewed as more than a weekly flex option.
Posted: 6/8/2017 12:40pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray was acquired this offseason to kind of take over for Adrian Peterson, but Dalvin Cook is favored by many pundits to be Minnesota's main back. It will be a committee, assuming Murray is healthy, but Cook does have more upside. Drafting the rookie as an RB3 isn't ludicrous, while Murray is more of a flex selection.
Posted: 6/1/2017 1:55pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray's stock really took a hit this offseason with the injury, surgery and Dalvin Cook being drafted. If Murray isn't able to get back to full health by the time the regular season starts, he could be taken over by Cook sooner rather than later. Either way, Murray will be splitting time with Cook and can't be trusted as more than an RB3 or flex.
Posted: 5/10/2017 7:39pm ET
Huddle Up: The competition can't begin in earnest until training camp, when Murray is expected to be ready after undergoing ankle surgery in March. Based on talent alone, Cook should be considered the frontrunner, but Minnesota was more than happy having Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata share touches last season. Cook will most likely lead the backfield in touches, but Murray will probably be the change-of-pace and preferred goal-line option, making both flex options at best.
Posted: 5/5/2017 12:01pm ET
Huddle Up: Nor should he. Zimmer is an old-school coach in the first place and naming a starter - or even a leader in the clubhouse - now serves no purpose when he wants his players to earn the job in camp. Murray will almost certainly begin camp atop the depth chart, but Cook figures to reduce his role to more of a short-yardage hammer and goal-line back early in the season. Cook has low-end RB2 upside as a rookie, while Murray may struggle for flex value.
Posted: 4/25/2017 10:09am ET
Huddle Up: Murray doesn't have a lot to fend off for touches in Minnesota, and if he can stay healthy, he's a solid RB2 option in fantasy.
Posted: 3/22/2017 3:54pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray likely will miss all of the offseason workouts but should be on the field for the first training camp practice. Murray should receive most of the touches in the running game next season and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 3/18/2017 7:49pm ET
Huddle Up: It ends up being a low-risk deal for Minnesota, and Murray should have plenty of incentive to deliver a strong season. He should have a high floor as a volume-based RB2.
Posted: 3/16/2017 8:23am ET
Huddle Up: Murray fits the offense better than Adrian Peterson, and he's a two-way threat that should help Sam Bradford in check-down situations. Murray will probably have to share some of those third-down reps with Jerick McKinnon, and Murray has been a bit brittle. However, he has upside in the offense with a heavy workload and has RB2 bang for the buck.
Posted: 3/16/2017 12:08am ET
Huddle Up: The signing all but closes the door on a potential return for Adrian Peterson and is perhaps the best landing spot for Murray, who spent most of 2016 sharing touches in the Oakland Raiders' backfield. Murray should have a clear path to 200-plus carries and be a low-end fantasy RB2 with Minnesota, while Jerick McKinnon should retain potential low-end flex value as the likely passing-down back.
Posted: 3/14/2017 11:42am ET
Huddle Up: Minnesota missed out on signing Eddie Lacy, and Murray may be next on the list of coveted replacements for Adrian Peterson. The Vikings' offensive line needs some work, so this would be a downgrade for Murray from his prospects with Oakland. In short, he has RB2 upside but is a mildly risky third fantasy rusher if he winds up in the Twin Cities.
Posted: 3/11/2017 2:47pm ET
Huddle Up: The Jaguars have Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon on the roster, but Murray could be the lead back if he signs with Jacksonville. Murray probably will have to join a running back committee no matter where he signs but could be a No. 3 fantasy back if he leads his team in carries.
Posted: 3/9/2017 1:38pm ET
Huddle Up: The Seahawks have Thomas Rawls on the roster but could also use another option in their running game. Murray may look at other options but probably would not start if he decides to sign with the Seahawks. Owners probably could consider Murray a No. 3 running back if he signs with Seattle. C.J. Prosise has the most fantasy upside among the Seahawks backs because of his role as a third-down back and can be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy option.
Posted: 3/8/2017 7:47pm ET
Huddle Up: The Raiders haven't made much of an effort to bring him back, mostly because they believe he left too many yards on the field and didn't show enough elusiveness. For now, it is good news for DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard, although Oakland is fully expected to bring in a power back this offseason. That player - whether it be a free-agent like Adrian Peterson or a rookie like Oklahoma's Samaje Perine - will be walking into a situation in which he should immediate assume RB2 value.
Posted: 2/28/2017 10:18pm ET
Huddle Up: Although the former sixth-round draft pick averaged just four yards per carry for the second straight campaign, Murray did score a career-high 12 touchdowns and would be a fine option to replace Adrian Peterson. His value might receive an uptick, even if just slightly, if he were to end up in Minnesota, where he would unquestionably also become one of Sam Bradford's most dependable targets in the passing game as well.
Posted: 2/27/2017 4:58pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray is not expected to return to the Raiders but should receive interest from a few teams during free agency. He may not be able to find a starting job but should have a solid role with a team in 2017. He probably should be considered a No. 3 fantasy running back at this point. Rob Kelley likely will be the starter for the Redskins and can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 back for fantasy owners.
Posted: 2/26/2017 11:43am ET
Huddle Up: An earlier report suggested 'the door will remain open' for Murray to return, but the fact the Raiders are willing to let the market set his price means the odds of that are slim. Murray is not a difference-making talent, but he's a capable power back with 74 catches over the last two seasons despite losing a ton of reps to DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard in 2016. Teams like the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers could be interested if his financial demands aren't too high.
Posted: 2/26/2017 8:48am ET
Huddle Up: The 27-year-old Murray had 788 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in 14 regular-season games last year and should be viewed as a RB2 in most fantasy formats. If he does not return to Oakland, expect the Raiders to use a committee of DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard and Taiwan Jones in the backfield in 2017.
Posted: 2/19/2017 6:07pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray has been the workhorse for Oakland the last two years, and if he returns, he should be a high-floor, volume-based RB2.
Posted: 2/13/2017 1:35pm ET
Huddle Up: The Raiders have a deep backfield as is and they can afford to let Murray go even with his recent success. DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard and Taiwan Jones will make up the Raiders' backfield for now. Washington has the most promise, but this should end up as a committee.
Posted: 1/30/2017 3:33pm ET
Huddle Up: Murray will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so there is a chance he will be playing for a new team in 2017. He finished in the top five in touchdowns with 12 and may be able to find a starting job with a team. He can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues depending on his offensive role.
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