It's an early bye week for the Raiders after just five ...

Inside Bay Area Sports - [Full Article]

It's an early bye week for the Raiders after just five games this season, but the timing is good for banged up running back Latavius Murray.

Murray had only two second-half carries in the Raiders' 16-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday as he continued to deal with a shoulder injury suffered the week.

Murray briefly went into the locker room during the second half of the game, but he spent most of his time on the sidelines standing with the offensive personnel. Coach Jack Del Rio said after the game that he was banged up, but available.

The third-year running back in his first full season as the starter is hoping a week off -- the team practices Wednesday and Thursday before getting four days off -- is enough to get him back to full strength.
Oakland Raiders’ Latavius Murray (28) runs against Denver Broncos’ Danny Trevathan (59) in the first quarter of their NFL game at O.co Coliseum
Oakland Raiders' Latavius Murray (28) runs against Denver Broncos' Danny Trevathan (59) in the first quarter of their NFL game at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) ( Nhat V. Meyer )

"I definitely think it's a good time to get some rest, just relax and heal up," Murray said Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: 

Without Murray, the Raiders options on the ground are limited. He leads the team with 336 yards, an average of 67.2 per game that would put him on pace for a 1,000-yard season.

Filed Under: 2015, W6

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