Latavius Murray

Baltimore Ravens
Running Back #28
Baltimore Ravens
Running Back #28
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Steps up after Freeman injury

Murray rushed 16 times for 150 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' 16-13 overtime loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

Analysis: Devonta Freeman was sidelined with a hip injury after just five carries, paving the way for Murray to carry the backfield load. The veteran back responded admirably, even ripping off a season-long 46-yard run. Murray had seen his carries rise back to 11 in Week 17 against the Rams, but Sunday's performance served as a reminder of his ability to still perform effectively with an expanded workload, albeit against a weak run defense. Nevertheless, Murray does turn 32 later in January and is headed into unrestricted free agency, so his likeliest role in 2022 will be as a complementary back once again.

Jan 9, 2022 2:19 PM EST


Sees workload uptick

Murray had 11 carries for 31 yards against the Rams in Week 17.

Analysis: Though the uptick in volume was an improvement, Murray still struggled to turn the increased opportunities into production as he was held under 3.0 yards per carry yet again. Murray has gone over the 30-yard mark three times in his last seven games and his highest total in that stretch was 48 against Green Bay. The veteran has just one rushing touchdown since Week 6. Murray and the Ravens finish the regular season Sunday against the Steelers.

Jan 4, 2022 6:22 AM EST



Minimal impact again

Murray had five carries for 12 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards Sunday against the Bengals.

Analysis: Murray's snap count dipped below 20 for the third time in four games and his effectiveness dropped back down as well as he averaged 2.4 yards per carry. Murray has seen five-or-fewer carries in three of his last four games and has broken the 20-yard mark just once in that stretch. The Ravens host the Rams in Week 17.

Dec 28, 2021 8:04 AM EST


Does well Sunday

Murray rushed seven times for 48 yards and caught one of three targets for three yards in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Murray garnered just three carries in his last two games prior to Sunday, but with Devonta Freeman going for just 22 yards on his six totes versus the Packers, Murray capitalized when called upon. Although both players were still outgained by fill-in quarterback Tyler Huntley, who rushed 13 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns, Murray will hope his good showing Sunday translates into more work in Week 16 versus the Bengals.

Dec 19, 2021 6:28 PM EST


Scores on lone carry

Murray had one carry for a one-yard touchdown Sunday against the Browns and did not draw any targets.

Analysis: The veteran's usage decreased despite seeing a slight uptick in snaps (18 compared to 14 in Week 13). Murray made the most of his opportunity, punching in a touchdown to pull the Ravens closer to a near comeback. He has just three total carries in the last two weeks after combining for 18 in his first two games back from injury. His lack of consistent work out of the backfield makes him difficult to roster in most leagues, especially with Devonta Freeman now seeing the bulk of the backfield work.

Dec 14, 2021 12:21 PM EST



Makes impact in passing game

Murray had two carries for one yard and caught both of his targets for 34 yards against the Steelers.

Analysis: Murray's snap count dropped from 35 in Week 12 to 14 in Sunday's game. He didn't get enough carries to get into a rhythm as Devonta Freeman and Lamar Jackson took on the bulk of the rushing work. Murray was effective with his targets, however. Freeman remains Baltimore's lead back heading into Sunday's game against the Browns.

Dec 7, 2021 11:55 AM EST


Bottled up by Browns

Murray had eight carries for 14 yards in the win over the Browns.

Analysis: Though Murray's volume stayed in line with what he saw in his return against Chicago, his effectiveness was limited. The Browns bottled up Murray to the tune of 1.8 yards per carry and his longest rush was good for four yards. Baltimore, as a team, averaged a meager 3.4 yards per carry, so Murray wasn't the only Raven who had trouble finding traction Sunday. Still, it's telling that Devonta Freeman doubled Murray's carry count appears to be the lead back for the Ravens heading into Week 13 against the Steelers.

Nov 30, 2021 1:46 PM EST


Logs 10 carries in return

Murray (ankle) rushed 10 times for 32 yards and brought in both targets for one yard in the Ravens' 16-13 win over the Bears on Sunday.

Analysis: Murray's return from a three-game absence was relatively uneventful, and he notably logged six fewer carries than backfield mate Devonta Freeman. It was also Freeman on the field for the Ravens' game-winning drive and scoring the go-ahead touchdown from three yards out with 22 seconds remaining. With Freeman playing well over the last few games, it's likely Murray remains a complementary option for a Week 12 divisional battle against the Browns.

Nov 21, 2021 4:13 PM EST


Suits up Sunday

Murray (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Analysis: Murray, who last suited up in Week 6, will rejoin the Ravens' backfield Sunday and in doing so figures to work in a time-share with Devonta Freeman, with Ty'Son Williams on hand in reserve. It's a context that makes Murray a hit-or-miss Week 11 fantasy lineup option, while coming off a three-game absence, though with Lamar Jackson (illness) unavailable Sunday and Tyler Huntley slated to draw the start at QB for the Ravens, a run-heavy approach could be on tap for the team.

Nov 21, 2021 8:47 AM EST


Expected to play Sunday

Murray (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Murray, who has been sidelined since Week 6, thus looks set to rejoin the Ravens' backfield in a time-share with Devonta Freeman, with Ty'Son Williams on hand in reserve.

Nov 21, 2021 1:25 AM EST


Questionable for Week 11

Murray (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears after practicing in a limited fashion this past week.

Analysis: Murray, who has been sidelined since Week 6, thus has a chance to rejoin the Ravens' backfield this weekend, and if he does, he'd be in line to re-enter the mix in a time-share with Devonta Freeman, with Ty'Son Williams on hand in reserve. It's a context, that would make Murray a speculative Week 11 fantasy lineup option, especially with QB Lamar Jackson being such a key cog in Baltimore's rushing attack.

Nov 19, 2021 1:15 PM EST


Another limited practice session

Murray (ankle) remained limited at practice Thursday.

Analysis: After having logged back-to-back limited practices, Murray appears to have a decent chance to return the Ravens' backfield this weekend against the Bears. Unless he practices fully Friday, however, Murray figures to carry a Week 11 injury designation as the team's 1:00 ET kickoff on Sunday approaches.

Nov 18, 2021 2:27 PM EST


Limited in return to practice

Murray (ankle) was limited in his return to practice Wednesday.

Analysis: While Murray is trending toward a return to action Sunday against the Bears, he'll need to practice fully by Friday in order to avoid a Week 11 injury designation. If he is back in the lineup this weekend, Murray would be in line to work in a time-share with Devonta Freeman, with Ty'Son Williams on hand in a reserve capacity.

Nov 17, 2021 2:42 PM EST


Resumes practicing

Murray (ankle) will practice Wednesday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The running back has missed three straight games with an ankle sprain, but his looming return to practice, as well as the Ravens' decision to waive Le'Veon Bell bodes well for Murray's chances of suiting up Sunday against the Bears. If he's able to return to the lineup in Week 11, Murray would likely work in a time-share with Devonta Freeman, with Ty'Son Williams in reserve.

Nov 17, 2021 9:35 AM EST


Inactive Thursday night

Murray (ankle) is inactive for Thursday night's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: With Murray set to miss his third straight game, look for Devonta Freeman to head a Baltimore running back committee in Week 10 that will also include Le'Veon Bell and Ty'Son Williams. It's an arrangement that led to Freeman starting and logging 57 of a possible 98 snaps, while carrying 13 times for 79 yards and catching two passes for four yards and a TD in this past Sunday's 34-31 overtime win over the Vikings, while Bell (23 snaps) carried 11 times for 48 yards and a TD and Williams didn't record a touch while playing 18 snaps.

Nov 11, 2021 3:59 PM EST


Doubtful for Thursday

Murray (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game in Miami, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Murray didn't practice at all this week and now is all but certain to miss a third straight game. Devonta Freeman has been filling in as the starter, with Le'Veon Bell and Ty'Son Williams working in reserve. Murray's next chance to play will come 10 days later against the Bears on Nov. 21.

Nov 10, 2021 1:07 PM EST


Missing from practice again

Murray (ankle) wasn't spotted taking part in Tuesday's practice, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Murray's absence from a second straight practice to kick off the short turnaround for Thursday's game against the Dolphins doesn't bode well for his chances of suiting up. Barring an upgrade in his participation during Wednesday's session, it's looking like Devonta Freeman (13 carries last week) and Le'Veon Bell (11 carries last week) are in line to serve as the team's primary backs again this week.

Nov 9, 2021 10:51 AM EST


Listed as DNP on practice estimate

Murray (ankle) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice estimate.

Analysis: Murray was inactive for Sunday's overtime win over the Vikings, so it's not surprising to see him listed as a 'DNP' on Monday's estimate. Given the short turnaround this week, there's a decent chance that he won't make it back for Thursday night's game against the Dolphins. If so, Devonta Freeman (57 snaps vs. Minnesota) and Le'Veon Bell (23 snaps) would be in line to head the Ravens' Week 10 backfield, with Ty'Son Williams in reserve.

Nov 8, 2021 4:02 PM EST


Won't play Sunday

Murray (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Analysis: With Murray out for a second consecutive game, Devonta Freeman, Le'Veon Bell and Ty'Son Williams are in line to continue to work in a backfield time-share for the Ravens in Week 9. It's a context that resulted in Freeman logging four carries and three targets on 29 snaps in the team's Week 7 loss to the Bengals, with Bell carrying five times and recording two targets (on 22 snaps) and Williams notching two carries and two targets, while seeing 21 snaps. Until one of the team's backs emerges as the hot hand, this looks like a committee situation to avoid in most fantasy formats.

Nov 7, 2021 8:37 AM EST


Doubtful for Week 9

Murray (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Vikings after not practicing again Friday.

Analysis: Given the official doubtful designation and the fact that Murray was unable to practice this past week, he'll almost assuredly be inactive for Sunday's 1:00 ET contest. In that case, Devonta Freeman, Le'Veon Bell and Ty'Son Williams will continue to work in a backfield time-share in Week 9. It's an arrangement that led to Freeman logging four carries and three targets on 29 snaps in the Ravens' Week 7 loss to the Bengals, while Bell carried five times and had two targets (on 22 snaps), with Williams notching two carries and two targets, while being out there for 21 snaps against Cincinnati.

Nov 5, 2021 12:09 PM EST


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