In 2015, Murray rushed for 1,066 yards and 4 touchdowns as an Oakland Raider and made the Pro Bowl because of his performance. He believes he's a better player now.
“I think so,’’ Murray said when asked about being better than his Pro Bowl version. “I think I’m continuing to get better each year. Each year I’ve been in the league, that’s my goal has been to try to get better even if it’s just a little bit, and I think I’ve been able to do that.’’
On the season, Murray has rushed for 496 yards and 5 touchdowns, however, 399 of those yards and all of his scores have come in the past five games.
As much as some in the fantasy community prefer Jerick McKinnon to Murray, there's no denying Murray has been a useful fantasy asset over the past five games. During that span, he has rushed for at least 68 yards and a touchdown in every game but one.
Vikings backs have a neutral matchup against the Falcons this week, who rank 11th in our aFPA vs. RBs metric. Feel free to start Murray as either your second fantasy RB or in the FLEX position as we have him ranked as our No. 22 RB in standard leagues and our No. 26 RB in PPR leagues.