Raiders Beat: Team believes Latavius Murray 'is ready to become a standout'

ESPN - [Full Article]

Raiders beat writer Bill William projects Latavius Murray to start, adding, "The Raiders think Murray is ready to become a standout. He has 82 career carries and has averaged 5.2 yards per carry."

Fantasy Impact: 

Murray rushed 82 times for 424 yards (a 5.2 YPC) and two touchdowns, including an incredible four-carry, 112-yard, two-TD performance against the Chiefs in Week 12. He still averaged a solid (if unspectacular) 4.0 YPC when that game is excluded. With good size (6'2, 223 lbs) and great speed (4.38 40-yard dash), Murray has all the physical tools to succeed at the position. He even showed solid hands with 17 receptions on 23 targets. Per beat writer Jerry McDonald, Murray will be “given every chance” to win the starting job. According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, a Raiders source said that Murray is “freak” and has a chance to have “a huge year” in 2015.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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