Posted: 4/08/2020 2:24 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray averaged 2.7 yards before contact per rushing attempt in 2019 - tied for the sixth-best average among qualified rushers last season.
Posted: 12/17/2019 5:28 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed nine times for 29 yards in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts and he added two grabs for 20 yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: Murray had double-digit touches, but as long as Alvin Kamara is healthy his fantasy ceiling is rather limited. The Saints travel to Tennessee in Week 16.
Posted: 12/09/2019 1:32 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed seven times for 69 yards vs. the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8. He added two receptions for 25 yards on three looks.
Huddle Up: The Saints face the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15. A defined role, and the way Alvin Kamara has played in 2019, makes Murray a reasonable play for gamers seeking a touchdown opportunity. The disparity in efficiency is becoming too large to ignore, and Murray has worked his way into weekly flex territory.
Posted: 11/29/2019 5:40 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray carried the ball four times for two yards on Thursday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: Murray matched his season low with two total yards, which was a massive disappointment after he led the team in rushing with 64 yards in Week 12. The hope that Murray would morph into a true successor to Mark Ingram has never materialized, leaving Murray with inconsistent fringe value. He's best kept on the bench against the Niners next Sunday.
Posted: 11/25/2019 6:22 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray carried the ball seven times for 64 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 12 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: This was probably Murray's best game with Alvin Kamara also playing, even if the touch split is still heavily favoring Kamara. Murray hasn't grown into Mark Ingram 2.0, but he has flex appeal on a short week against the Falcons.
Posted: 11/20/2019 3:28 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray played 41 percent of the offensive snaps Sunday, Nov. 17, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. RB Alvin Karmara played 61 percent.
Huddle Up: Murray also carried the ball 10 times but for just 27 yards in the victory. This was expected to be the case for the entire season with Murray getting a heavy workload in favorable game scripts for the Saints before QB Drew Brees and Kamara each missed time. Expect him to finish the season with a significant role behind Kamara, and he'll warrant flex consideration in the most appealing matchups.
Posted: 11/17/2019 10:39 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed for 27 yards on 10 carries against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11. He also caught two passes for five yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Murray has been quiet since Alvin Kamara has rejoined the lineup but will still see some touches on offense moving forward. He probably can be benched next week because of the tough matchup.
Posted: 11/10/2019 10:06 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed for 12 yards on five carries against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10. He also caught two passes for seven yards during the game.
Huddle Up: The Saints had only 11 rushing attempts during the game, so Murray did not have a big role in the offense this week. He will be facing one of the best run defenses next week in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and could be benched if fantasy players have better options available.
Posted: 11/09/2019 2:16 am UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray will continue to have a big role in the offense against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10 despite the return of RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee), according to head coach Sean Payton. 'Week 1 of Alvin coming back,' Payton said. 'We'll be smart.'
Huddle Up: Murray proved he is more than capable of shouldering the load in Kamara's absence, delivering a pair of 100-yard rushing efforts. Even with Kamara back, Murray should be a strong flex option against the Falcons.
Posted: 10/27/2019 9:02 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray rushed for 102 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8. He also caught nine passes for 55 yards and one touchdown during the game.
Huddle Up: Murray was a big part of the offense this week with Alvin Kamara out of the lineup. Kamara probably will be available to play in Week 10, but Murray should still have a solid role in the offense. He can be considered a flex option in Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons.