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The Broncos again started RB Melvin Gordon in Sunday morning's win over the Jaguars, and he played 7 more snaps than RB Latavius Murray. But Murray garnered 5 more carries and outproduced Gordon on the ground. He posted a 14-46-1 rushing line to Gordon's 9-29-1. Gordon did run twice as many routes and beat Murray in targets (4-2) receptions (3-1) and receiving yards (23-13). Expect the veterans to continue splitting the work after a Week 9 bye.

3:50pm EDT 10/24/22

The Broncos placed RB Mike Boone (ankle) on IR. As a result, the team signed veteran RB Marlon Mack to the practice squad. For now, they’ll move forward with a 1-2 punch of Melvin Gordon and Latavius Murray. Gordon out-carried Murray 11-8 in Week 7.

The Broncos are signing RB Marlon Mack off the 49ers' practice squad. Per 9News' Mike Klis, the team hopes to get Mack to Denver in time for this afternoon's flight to London. The move suggests that RB Mike Boone will miss at least Sunday's game vs. Jacksonville with his ankle injury. Don't expect Mack to see much action, though, behind RBs Melvin Gordon and Latavius Murray.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon started and led the backfield in playing time in Sunday's loss to the Jets. He played 9 more snaps than Latavius Murray, running 12 more routes and logging 3 more carries. Each player averaged just 3.0 yards per carry, with Gordon going 11-33 and Murray 8-24. Murray ran for the team's only TD. Each guy also supplied 2 catches. Gordon took his for 17 yards, while Murray's catches went for 1 and minus-2 yards. Mike Boone contributed 23 yards on 4 carries before leaving with an ankle injury. Expect all 3 backs to remain outside the top 24 of our RB rankings for a Week 8 matchup at Jacksonville. Missing Boone would help the outlooks for the other 2.

Broncos HC Nathaniel Hackett said Wednesday that RB Melvin Gordon will start this weekend's game vs. the Jets. The 2 had a conversation about Gordon's role on Tuesday after he played just 9 snaps in the loss to the Chargers. Of course, starting the game only means that he'll be out there for the 1st snap. It doesn't tell us anything about how the work will be divvied between Gordon, Latavius Murray and Mike Boone. Still, it wouldn't be shocking to see Gordon lead the backfield in Week 7. Ultimately, it's a situation to try to avoid in fantasy lineups this week.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon surprisingly finished Week 6 with only 3 carries for 8 yards. All of that came in the first half. Gordon said afterwords that he was fine physically, despite entering as questionable with rib/neck injuries. “It was a close game,” Gordon said after the loss. “I felt like I could've helped make a difference, but apparently not.” Latavius Murray led the backfield with 15 carries for 66 yards. Mike Boone mixed in for 4 targets, while Gordon didn’t see any. We'll see what type of chatter we hear about this backfield over the next few days. But all 3 RBs will be volatile plays this week against a surging Jets defense.

7:12pm EDT 10/17/22

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (neck, ribs) is active for tonight's game vs. the Chargers. He was listed as questionable, but there never seemed to be any doubt about his availability for this one. Gordon should get 1st crack at leading the backfield tonight, but we'll see how much RBs Mike Boone and Latavius Murray mix in.

Broncos RB Melvin Gordon (neck, ribs) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game vs. the Chargers. We haven't heard any concern about his availability for this one, but the injuries add some risk to his Week 6 fantasy profile. RBs Mike Boone and Latavius Murray figure to be active alongside Gordon on Monday.

As expected, Broncos RB Latavius Murray is a healthy scratch for tonight's game vs. the Colts. Expect him to make his Broncos debut next week. RB Devine Ozigbo was elevated from the practice squad today and is active. He figures to see most of his action on special teams. We're expecting RB Melvin Gordon to handle most of the backfield work, with RB Mike Boone mixing in.

Broncos RB Latavius Murray won't play vs. the Colts tonight, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Just too quick a turnaround from London and with a new system," Rapoport adds. "Expect him to play vs. the Chargers [next week]." So it'll be Melvin Gordon and Mike Boone in Denver's backfield tonight. NFL Network's James Palmer says Gordon will be the "bell cow." He's a solid RB2 play. Consider Boone a shaky RB3 or flex.

Broncos OC Justin Outten said Tuesday that RB Melvin Gordon is "going to carry the load obviously" with RB Javonte Williams out. "We’ll have a mix of (Mike) Boone and after that we’ve got to figure out who can spell and who feels best in that position," Outten added. "But we trust Melvin going forward here.” Gordon needs to clean up the ball-security issues that have plagued him early this season, but he has every opportunity to carve out a very fantasy friendly role the rest of the season. Consider him a RB2 for now, with upside for more.

The Broncos are signing RB Latavius Murray off the Saints' practice squad, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Murray was just elevated for Week 4 in London, looking fresh-legged on his way to 57 yards and a score on 11 carries. Murray toted it 119 times for 501 yards (4.2 YPC) and 6 TDs for the Ravens last year, ranking 28th among 50 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' rushing grades. Murray will turn 33 in January but still has some juice left in his legs. He's worth adding now that he's part of Denver's Javonte Williams-less backfield -- although we still prefer Mike Boone as a pickup.

With Alvin Kamara (ribs) out, RB Mark Ingram started Sunday's game against the Vikings. But he left briefly with in injury early in the 2nd half, and Latavius Murray wound up leading the team in carries. Murray rushed 11 times for 57 yards and a TD. Ingram totaled just 30 yards on 10 rushes, adding 3 receptions for 13 yards. We'll see about Kamara's status heading into Week 5.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ribs) is officially inactive for today's game vs. the Vikings. It's a surprise after he played through this issue last week. Insider Nick Underhill says that Kamara is "looking to get healthy for the long haul." When Kamara missed Week 2, Ingram handled 10 of 16 RB carries and saw 2 targets. He wasn't at 100% for that game, though, and could see a bit more work today. RB Tony Jones is a healthy scratch today, so it's Ingram, Dwayne Washington and Latavius Murray, just called up from the practice squad, in New Orleans' backfield. See where Ingram sits in the Week 4 RB Rankings.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara (rib) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Bucs. He was limited in Wednesday's practice but sidelined on Thursday and Friday. So Kamara looks truly iffy for this one. RBs Mark Ingram (ankle) and Dwayne Washington (hamstring) are also listed as questionable after limited weeks of practice. The Saints also have RB Tony Jones on the active roster and RB Latavius Murray on the practice squad. We'll get their inactives around 11:30 am ET on Sunday.

11:34am EST 11/21/21

Ravens RB Latavius Murray (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Bears. We’ll see exactly how much work he garners alongside RB Devonta Freeman, but Murray can’t be trusted in Week 11 fantasy lineups. Freeman remains a borderline RB2.

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