2014 Strength of Schedule - OAK
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2014 Game Stats
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Thursday, December 11, 2014, 1:02pm
Raiders beat writer Bill Williamson on Latavius Murray's recent ascension:
The job appears to be Murray’s for the rest of the season. He had 23 carries for 76 yards against the 49ers. Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew have been disappointments this season. It is likely neither will be back next year. Thus, Murray will get the chance in the final three games to show Oakland it doesn’t have to worry about finding a lead back. Murray is an interesting player. After missing his rookie year last season with an injury, the former sixth-round draft pick started very slowly. But he has played well in the past three weeks, highlighted by his 90-yard touchdown run against the Chiefs on Nov. 20. The Chiefs will clearly be keying on Murray in this game. It will be fascinating to see who wins this battle.
After saying that Murray wouldn't be the workhorse, the team gave Murray workhorse-type carries in a grind-it-out win against the 49ers in Week 14. Murray has a terrific matchup against the Chiefs, who have yielded 4.9 YPC this season. The question is -- can Derek Carr provide enough of a threat in the passing game to keep Kansas City from keying on Murray?
Posted by Andy Rioux
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 5:47pm
Week 16 – Darren McFadden vs. Buffalo Bills
With Latavius Murray now carrying the load in the Oakland backfield, there is little for Darren McFadden to do. The declining veteran had two carries in Week 15. It would be a major surprise if McFadden made a fantasy impact in the final two games of the season.