Latavius Murray 28 | Running Back

Oakland Raiders

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Thu. Nov 27, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Murray was limited in practice Thursday and still has yet to be fully cleared. Impact: He suffered a concussion last week in his break-out game against the Chiefs.(STATS, 3:11pm)
Thu. Nov 27, 2014
News: Murray (concussion) remained limited at practice on Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Impact: As the final practice of the week approaches, Murray has yet to pass all of his concussion tests, and thus remains questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. "He still has one step to go, we're not there yet," coach Tony Sparano said Thursday. An expanded role presumably awaits Murray the next time he plays, but his Week 13 status hinges on Friday's developments, before and after practice.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Nov 27, 2014
News: Murray (concussion) was present for Thursday's practice, Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports. Impact: Murray was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday, and while his continued participation Thursday is a positive indicator, it is unclear at this stage whether or not the running back has cleared the final stage of the NFL's concussion protocol.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Nov 26, 2014
News: Murray (concussion) practiced Wednesday, ibabuzz.com reports. Impact: It's unclear at this stage whether Murray has been fully cleared to play this weekend, but his presence on the field Wednesday suggests that he is progressing through the NFL's concussion protocol and thus seems on track to suit up Sunday against the Rams, assuming there aren't any setbacks. In such a scenario, we'd expect the Raiders to give Murray a chance to build off his impressive showing against the Chiefs last Thursday, making the running back worthy of Week 13 lineup consideration.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Nov 26, 2014
News: Murray, who was limited at practice Wednesday, has one more step to clear in the NFL's concussion protocol, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Impact: Given that he's progressed to within one step of clearance at this stage of the week, Murray's chances of suiting up Sunday against the Rams look solid. If he does suit up this weekend, Murray should have an opportunity to see an expanded role in the Oakland backfield, after sparking the team's running game last Thursday, by recording 112 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Nov 25, 2014
News: Murray (concussion) has been able to exercise early this week, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. Impact: It's not exactly clear where Murray stands in the NFL's concussion protocol, and it's too early to determine if he will be able to play Sunday against the Rams. However, it is a good sign that he is working out, as he likely would not be able to if he were still dealing with intense concussion symptoms. Be sure to keep tabs on Murray's status over the next few days if you are considering using him in your fantasy lineup this week.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Nov 24, 2014
News: Murray, who suffered a concussion against the Chiefs this past Thursday, didn't practice Monday, ibabuzz.com reports. Impact: Though Murray had only four carries before his exit Thursday, he totaled 112 rushing yards (including a 90-yard run) and two touchdowns in the game, presumably earning an expanded workload in the Oakland offense moving forward. Assuming he gains clearance to play in advance of Sunday's game against the Rams, we'd expect the Raiders to give Murray a chance to build off his impressive Week 12 showing, a potential outcome that makes the running back one of this week's most sought after waiver/FAAB pickups.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Nov 21, 2014
News: Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano said Friday that Murray is undergoing a battery of concussion tests, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Impact: The 24-year-old was instrumental in the Raiders earning their first win Thursday, although he was knocked out of the game with a concussion on just his fourth carry. He rushed for 112 yards and two scores against a Chiefs team that had not allowed a rushing touchdown on the season coming into the game. While Murray will be afforded some extra time to recover from the injury before Week 13 and has earned a greater share of the workload after Thursday's performance, he'll need to be cleared through league protocol and by an independent neurologist before returning to action.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Nov 21, 2014
News: Murray ran for two touchdowns and 112 yards on just four carries Thursday against Oakland before leaving with a concussion. Impact: Murray's 90-yard touchdown run was the longest by a Raiders running back since Bo Jackson's 92-yarder against Cincinnati in 1989. It's especially disappointing to see him suffer a setback given how impressive he looked in limited action.(STATS, 00:47am)
Thu. Nov 20, 2014
News: Murray (concussion) will not return to Thursday's game against the Chiefs. Impact: Murray made the most of his expanded role in the early going, with 112 yards and two scores on four carries, thanks in large part to a 90-yard touchdown. He quite clearly proved that he deserves to stay heavily involved in the offense, but he'll now need to make it through the NFL's concussion protocol before making another appearance. Once he's healthy, Murray should at least split the touches with Darren McFadden, who continues to underwhelm.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Nov 20, 2014
News: Murray left Thursday's game shortly before halftime to be evaluated for a concussion, and he is questionable to rejoin the contest, B.J. Kissel Of KCChiefs.com reports. Impact: Murray exploded for 112 rushing yards and two touchdowns before suffering the injury, with his first half highlighted by a 90-yard scoring scamper. Meanwhile, Darren McFadden finished the half with just six carries for 10 yards and one reception for two yards. Though his role is clearly expanding, Murray will still have to miss the rest of Thursday's game if his concussion is confirmed.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Nov 19, 2014
News: Murray got more work than normal in practice this week, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. Impact: He received just four carries in the second half of last Sunday's loss to San Diego, but Murray finished with a team-high 43 rushing yards and added 16 yards on three catches. The winless Raiders appear set to finally give Murray an extended audition, with Caplan suggesting he'll likely split time with Darren McFadden against the Chiefs on Thursday. Maurice Jones-Drew, who played just 10 snaps last week, figures to play a minimal role yet again.(RotoWire, )
Nov 16, 2014
News: Murray rushed for a team-high 43 yards on four carries and caught three passes on four targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 13-6 loss to the Chargers. Impact: With the plodding combination of Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew proving wholly ineffective again in the first two quarters, the Raiders finally turned to Murray for a spark in the second half. The 24-year-old Murray ended up leading the Raiders' position players with 59 total yards, 23 of which came on one rush attempt. McFadden, on the other hand, hasn't had a 20-plus yard run since Sept. 15, 2013. The now 0-10 Raiders figure to increase Murray's usage in the weeks ahead, making him a decent speculative add for those seeking production at the running back position.(RotoWire, )
Latavius Murray
2014 Season
CAR
14
YDS
166
AVG
11.9
TDS
2
Bio
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 225  Age: 24
Born: 1/18/1990, Nedrow, New York
College: UCF
NFL Experience: 2nd season
Drafted: 2013 - Rd 6
(181th overall by the Raiders)
Salary: $420,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury