Minnesota Vikings
  • 6'3"
  • 230
  • 28
  • 5 years
  • UCF
  • 2013 R6 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2014 OAK 15 105 82 424 5.2 2 0 23 17 143 0 567 2 0 2 1
2015 OAK 16 319 266 1066 4.0 6 1 53 41 232 0 1298 6 0 3 6
2016 OAK 14 238 195 788 4.0 12 1 43 33 264 0 1052 12 0 4 8
  Avg 15 224 190 780 4.3 7 1 34 27 186 0 966 7 0 3 5

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 MIN 16 233 216 842 3.9 8 0 17 15 103 0 945 8 0 3 6

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 3/15/2018 6:33pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray has agreed to restructure his contract and will remain with the team, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Murray should have a solid role on offense in 2018 but will lose some work to Dalvin Cook. He can be a No. 3 running back in standard leagues but will be less valuable in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 3/15/2018 5:26pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray could be released if he does not agree to restructure his contract. His $5.15 million salary for 2018 will become guaranteed if he is on the roster Friday, March 16.

    Huddle Up: Murray is coming off a solid 2017 season where he rushed for 842 yards and eight touchdowns, but he probably will lose touches with Dalvin Cook returning from injury. He would receive interest if he becomes available in free agency but likely will be part of a committee no matter where he plays. He can be a No. 3 fantasy running back in 2018 depending on his role.

  • Posted: 1/21/2018 8:10pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed six times for 18 yards and caught two passes for 11 yards in a 38-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game.

    Huddle Up: It was a forgettable end to what turned out to be a solid season for Murray. However, Dalvin Cook is in line to return in 2018, so Murray will likely be no more than a handcuff.

  • Posted: 1/14/2018 5:50pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray ran 19 times for 50 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 14.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed 21 times for 69 yards and caught one pass for six yards in a 16-0 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 16.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed for 76 yards and one touchdowns on 20 carries against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15. He also caught one pass for 28 yards during the game.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray ran nine times for just 14 yards in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers and he added two grabs for six yards on his two targets.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed for 76 yards on 16 carries against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13. He also caught three passes for 21 yards during the game.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray notched 20 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown Thursday, Nov. 23.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed 15 times for 95 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 11 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed for 39 yards on 19 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 8.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed for 113 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray is averaging 2.6 yards on 25 carries in the two games since RB Dalvin Cook (knee) was injured.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed 15 times for just 28 yards in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers and he added one catch for nine yards.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray registered 12 rushes for 31 yards in the team's Week 5 game Monday, Oct. 9, against the Chicago Bears. He added two catches for 12 yards.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) said his ankle isn't 100 percent after offseason surgery, but he's ready for a big workload if needed in Week 5.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray rushed seven times for 21 yards in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions while adding two receptions for eight yards.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray said he is not worried about his lack of touches in Week 1. 'It doesn?t determine anything at this point,' Murray said. 'It's still very early. I got a lot of work to do and as a team we have a lot of work to do still.'

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray said goal-line carries have not been assigned to a certain running back yet. 'We still need to go out there and play some games,' Murray said.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) made his preseason debut Sunday, Aug. 27, finishing with two carries for six yards and two catches for 10 yards against the San Francisco 49ers.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) is expected to play in Week 3 of the preseason this weekend, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) is expected to play in the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 27, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. He had missed both of the team's first two exhibition contests.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings WR Latavius Murray (ankle) was limited during practice Tuesday, Aug. 8, and said he is not traveling with the team for their preseason game Thursday, Aug. 10. He said he is not sure if he will play in the second preseason game but knows he will be ready for the start of the regular season.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Aug. 7.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) said he has two encouraging individual workouts this week and believes he is close to taking part in practice. Murray has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list since the start of training camp.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) does not have a specific timetable for when he will return from the Physically Unable to Perform list, although he did say it would be before the regular season starts.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) isn't doing much at camp Monday, July 24.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) was one of the veterans to show up with the rookies for an early start to training camp Sunday, July 23. 'It'll be helpful for me just being here,' Murray said. 'I'm happy to be able to dive back into the playbook, and again, I want to learn it as much as I can, inside and out, so when I'm back on the field I'm able to play fast.'

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) is losing his grip on the starting job due to the addition of RB Dalvin Cook. Murray has missed the entire offseason recovering from ankle surgery, and Cook's blend of speed and versatility coincides with offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur's stylistic history at the position.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has an early leg up in the running back competition, according to RB Latavius Murray. 'Dalvin's already been through the organized team activities, he's already been through the offseason,' Murray said. 'So, he has that up on me.'

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) said he expects to be the starting running back Week 1 even though the team added RB Dalvin Cook in the draft.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) is out of his walking boot and is expected to begin running unassisted in about a week. Murray said he feels great and that already dealing with the same surgery earlier in his career has helped his rehabilitation. The newly acquired running back anticipates being ready for training camp.

    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

    Minnesota Vikings RB Latavius Murray's (ankle) goal is to be recovered well enough from his ankle surgery that he is able to participate in training camp. Murray said he's going to trust the process, not rush the process, and that he is on track to return for camp at some point.

    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.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NO 2 6 0 0 0 0
2 @PIT 3 6 0 0 0 0
3 TB 2 5 0 0 0 0
4 DET 7 21 0 2 8 0
5 @CHI 12 31 0 2 12 0
6 GB 15 28 0 1 10 0
7 BAL 18 113 1 0 0 0
8 @CLE 19 39 0 1 8 0
10 @WAS 17 68 1 0 0 0
11 LAR 15 95 2 1 1 0
12 @DET 20 84 1 0 0 0
13 @ATL 16 76 0 3 21 0
14 @CAR 9 14 0 2 6 0
15 CIN 20 76 1 1 28 0
16 @GB 21 69 0 1 6 0
17 CHI 20 111 2 1 3 0
P2 NO 19 50 1 2 17 0
P3 @PHI 6 18 0 2 11 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @NO 14 59 1 1 13 0
2 ATL 8 57 1 6 44 0
3 @TEN 10 37 1 1 1 0
4 @BAL 8 19 0 2 5 0
7 @JAC 18 59 2 2 4 0
8 @TB 11 48 0 5 23 0
9 DEN 20 114 3 1 13 0
11 HOU 12 33 0 5 59 0
12 CAR 19 45 1 3 43 0
13 BUF 20 82 2 3 23 0
14 @KC 22 103 1 0 0 0
15 @LAC 13 81 0 1 11 0
16 IND 15 40 0 2 11 0
17 @DEN 5 11 0 1 14 0
P1 @HOU 12 39 1 1 12 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 CIN 11 44 0 7 36 0
2 BAL 15 65 1 3 22 0
3 @CLE 26 139 1 1 10 0
4 @CHI 15 49 0 3 12 0
5 DEN 13 39 0 3 18 0
7 @LAC 15 85 1 1 1 0
8 NYJ 20 113 0 1 6 0
9 @PIT 17 96 0 2 -1 0
10 MIN 12 48 0 5 29 0
11 @DET 13 28 1 0 0 0
12 @TEN 22 59 0 1 23 0
13 KC 20 86 1 4 11 0
14 @DEN 16 27 0 0 0 0
15 GB 21 78 0 1 2 0
16 LAC 19 79 1 5 38 0
17 @KC 11 31 0 4 25 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @NYJ 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 HOU 1 6 0 0 0 0
3 @NE 3 1 0 0 0 0
4 MIA 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 LAC 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @CLE 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @SEA 0 0 0 2 12 0
10 DEN 2 4 0 1 7 0
11 @LAC 4 43 0 3 16 0
12 KC 4 112 2 0 0 0
14 SF 23 76 0 2 9 0
15 @KC 12 59 0 2 17 0
16 BUF 23 86 0 3 22 0
17 @DEN 10 37 0 4 60 0

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