Over the past two seasons, when Alvin Kamara is active and healthy (29 games), Murray has averaged 9.9 touches for 48 yards and 0.24 touchdowns per game. In the two games that Kamara missed, Murray averaged an eye-popping 31.0 touches for 153.5 yards and 2.0 touchdowns. In short, Murray is a shaky RB3/flex when Kamara is active and has overall RB1 upside when Kamara is out. He’s being drafted after several real-world RB2s–Zack Moss, Tony Pollard, A.J. Dillon, Gus Edwards, Darrell Henderson, etc.–who may (or may not) have a larger weekly role, but don’t have Murray’s immense injury upside. The Athletic’s Larry Holder suggested that the team could “lean heavily” on the running game which would likely serve to raise Murray’s weekly floor. He should be a prime target for anyone utilizing a Zero RB strategy. Really, anyone who wants upside on their bench should be targeting Murray.
Latavius Murray inactive vs. Tampa Bay
Jan 17 · 5:23 PM EST