DeMarco Murray Fantasy Football News 2020

RB DeMarco Murray announced his retirement on Friday night. The 7-year veteran has been toiling on the free-agent market since being released by the Titans in mid-March. Murray's 1,845 rushing yards with the Cowboys in 2014 were the 17th most in NFL history. He finishes his career with 4.5 yards per carry and 55 total TDs across 99 games.

The Titans have released RB DeMarco Murray. The move should surprise no one. Murray is now 30, averaged just 3.6 yards per carry and 6.8 yards per catch last year and was set to earn $6.5 million in 2018. We'll see where he lands, but he's not a good bet to be a fantasy asset this coming season. In Tennessee, meanwhile, Derrick Henry finally gets his shot at a workhorse role. He averaged a mediocre 4.2 yards per carry last year, but that number jumps to 4.7 in 7 games with 13+ attempts. He's the type of big, bruising back that should improve with more consistent workloads. Henry remains unproven as a pass-catcher, although he has hauled in 75% of his targets and averaged 11.4 yards per catch through 2 NFL seasons.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (knee) is out for Saturday night's playoff game against the Patriots. Derrick Henry will again serve as Tennessee's feature back. He's played 97% of the offensive snaps both of the past 2 weeks, tallying touch totals of 29 and 25. The Titans need to get him up into that territory again if they want any chance of leaving New England with a win. The Patriots have allowed 4.7 yards per carry to RBs this season.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's playoff game against the Chiefs. He's dealing with what's usually a 6-8 week injury and is unlikely to be ready for next weekend if Tennessee advances. Derrick Henry will again operate as the Titans' feature back on Saturday after playing 97% of the offensive snaps and racking up 29 touches in the regular-season finale. Of course, he's less likely to have game flow in his favor in Arrowhead.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. There was early-week talk that Murray could play through his torn MCL, but that always seemed unlikely. He's certainly not a lock to be ready for the Wild Card Round -- if Tennessee gets there. RB Derrick Henry will operate as the feature back vs. a Jacksonville defense that's allowed a mediocre 4.3 yards per carry over the past 5 weeks. He's a solid RB2 with RB1 upside.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray isn't dealing with an LCL sprain, as originally reported. It turns out he suffered a 3rd-degree MCL tear in his right knee, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That means a complete tear of the ligament. Yet Murray still hopes to play through the injury in Week 17. “I’m not going to rule him out just yet, knowing DeMarco, knowing some of the other things he’s had happen to him and how quickly he responds to treatment,” Mularkey said, via The Tennessean. “So I’d say he’s day-to-day right now and I just hope for the best. Maybe in a limited role. We don’t know yet.” We'd still bet on Murray missing the game, given his injury that normally calls for a 2-3 month recovery period. Schefter's report also say playing this week would risk ACL because the MCL works as a key stabilizer. We'll see what happens this week.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport calls Titans RB DeMarco Murray a "long shot" to play in Sunday's regular-season finale. He reportedly sprained his LCL in yesterday's loss to the Rams. So we'll finally get to see RB Derrick Henry in a featured role. Unfortunately, it'll come against a Jaguars defense that's allowed just 3.7 yards per carry to RBs since a Week 8 bye. Henry will still be a volume-based RB2 for Week 17.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray has been a full-go in practice this week. He picked up a knee injury in last Sunday's win over the Ravens, but it won't keep him out of this weekend's game vs. the Bengals. Murray is a lower-end RB2 for that one. He's topped 16 total touches in just 2 of 8 outings this season.

Titans HC Mike Mularkey said Monday that RB DeMarco Murray is dealing with a knee injury. It presumably happened in yesterday's win over the Ravens. Although Murray never exited for good, he handled just 11 total touches. He'll be limited in practice this week, per Mularkey, which means Murray should play vs. the Bengals on Sunday. But he's tough to like as more than a low-end fantasy option at this point. The 29-year-old's body seems to be breaking down.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Browns. He only got in a limited practice on Friday after hobbling through Tennessee’s game last Monday night. We’re expecting RB Derrick Henry to lead the backfield in touches today. Murray is a risky fantasy bet.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is expected to play today against the Browns, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Murray, of course, also played through the issue Monday night and saw Derrick Henry out-carry him in the win over the Colts. We'd bet on Henry either topping Murray in carries again this week or at least splitting the rushing workload evenly. Henry looks like the better bet in non-PPR, with Murray still holding the big receiving edge for PPR formats.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Browns. He only put in a limited practice on Friday. Murray played through the issue last Monday night and could probably gut it out on Sunday. But Tennessee could also opt to hold him out, especially considering they have a Week 8 bye. RB Derrick Henry is the safer fantasy play in the Titans’ backfield either way. He’ll be a borderline RB1 if Murray ends up inactive.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) remained sidelined on Thursday. He played through the injury on Monday night, so Tennessee could just be taking a cautious approach with the veteran. But it's clear that he won't be 100% if he plays against the Browns on Sunday. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. He was noticeably hobbled on Monday night but never exited the game. We're expecting him to play against the Browns this weekend, but check back tomorrow for another update.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Seahawks. There’s a good chance his snaps are limited, and he’s at risk of another in-game setback. Murray is a risky Week 3 fantasy bet. RB Derrick Henry is the preferred play in Tennessee’s backfield.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is "more than likely" to play against the Seahawks today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Murray only put in a limited practice on Friday after exiting last weekend's game. This hamstring has been bothering him for over a month now. Don't be surprised if his snaps are limited today considering RB Derrick Henry has out-played him so far this year anyway. We'd try not to use Murray in Week 3 fantasy lineups. Consider Henry a RB3 with lots of upside.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Seahawks. He put in a limited practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. Murray will likely be a game-time call, which complicates the situation with Titans-Seahawks not kicking off until 4:05 pm ET. Between the bum hammy and a tough matchup, Murray is best off on fantasy benches this week. Derrick Henry will be a RB3 or flex if Murray is active; a RB2 if not.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. The veteran might be able to play without practicing much or at all this week, but he'll be a risky fantasy option without much upside against a tough Seahawks defense even if he plays. Murray should be on fantasy benches right now.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. Frankly, we would have been surprised if a 29-year-old RB with hamstring problems did practice on Wednesday. ESPN's Cameron Wolfe hears there's "optimism" about Murray's Week 3 status. We'll see if he's able to get on the practice field tomorrow.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray is "day-to-day" with the hamstring injury that knocked him out of Sunday's win over the Jaguars, HC Mike Mularkey said Monday. Mularkey also said that he still views Murray as the starting RB. We're not reading much into that. Murray has been bothered by this hammy since August and is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry through 2 games. Derrick Henry simply looks like the better RB at this point. We're expecting a full-blown committee in Week 3 -- assuming Murray plays.


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