Latavius Murray Injury Updates

Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) practiced all week and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s smash spot at home for the Falcons. Kamara might cede a bit more work to RB Latavius Murray than he was before the injury, but he remains a high-end RB1. Murray is in the RB3/Flex mix in this week's plus matchup.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) is out for Sunday’s game against the Bears after missing practice all week. He tried to battle through the ankle injury last weekend and ended up tweaking his knee. We’ll see if Kamara can make it back for Week 8, but note that New Orleans has a Week 9 bye. RB Latavius Murray will step in as the lead back on Sunday. It’s not an ideal matchup, but he should be looking at 15-20 total touches, making him a RB2 for the week.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle, knee) didn't practice on Wednesday. He entered last weekend's game with an ankle injury and tweaked his knee during the win over the Jaguars. Kamara probably could play against the Bears on Sunday -- but New Orleans might opt to let him heal up. We'll get another update tomorrow. RB Latavius Murray should be owned in all leagues and would be a RB2 for Week 7 if Kamara doesn't play.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Jaguars. After being added to the injury report on Thursday, he didn’t practice on Friday. So it looks like Kamara is in real danger of missing Sunday’s game. We’ll get his official game status by noon ET on Sunday. If Kamara is out, Latavius Murray will be a solid fantasy play as New Orleans’ lead back.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara was added to the injury report on Thursday as limited with an ankle. That's all we know at this point. We'll get another update on Kamara tomorrow. Latavius Murray would step in as New Orleans' lead back if Kamara can't play agains the Jaguars on Sunday.

ESPN's Courtney Cronin hears that Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring) is likely to be sidelined through the team's Week 10 bye. That's not a surprise after Cook seemingly aggravated his hamstring injury in practice last week. RB Latavius Murray's solid play also makes it easier for the Vikings to continue to be cautious with their starting RB. Murray will remain a solid RB2 for however long Cook is out.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook suffered a hamstring injury in overtime against the Packers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. We'll see if he returns if the Vikings get the ball back. Obviously, any missed time for Cook would put Latavius Murray squarely in the fantasy-starter conversation.

Update: Cook did not return. We'll await further details.

The Vikings announced that RB Latavius Murray underwent ankle surgery on Wednesday. The team was aware of the issue when it signed Murray to a 3-year, $15 million deal last week. We don't have any details on Murray's injury or the procedure, but the Vikings expect him to be back to 100% for the start of training camp. Still, missing OTAs and minicamp with his new team isn't ideal.

Raiders RB Latavius Murray is dealing with turf toe, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. There'd been confusion over whether Murray has a toe or foot injury. Neither is good for a RB, and turf toes can sap a guy's explosion and linger for a while. Raiders OC Bill Musgrave said Thursday that he "hopes" to have Murray for this weekend's game against the Chargers. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Raiders RB Latavius Murray will test his foot/toe injury on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan. Colleague Adam Schefter called Murray "doubtful" to play vs. the Chargers this weekend, but it doesn't sound like Murray's chances are dead quite yet. We'll continue to keep an eye on the situation.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Raiders RB Latavius Murray is "doubtful" to play against the Chargers on Sunday due to a foot injury suffered last week. Murray "wants to play," per Schefter, but didn't practice on Wednesday. (Oakland listed him with a toe injury, rather than foot.) Murray's absence will leave the Raiders with DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard and Jamize Olawale. It's unclear at this point how the touches will be divvied. Washington paced that trio with 8 touches last week but actually played fewer snaps than Richard and Olawale. We'll look for clues about this backfield over the next few days, but it might turn out to be a situation to avoid.

Raiders RB Latavius Murray suffered a head injury in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game.  He went limp on the play and fumbled the ball.  Murray was able to walk off the field but will be evaluated for a concussion.

Raiders RB Latavius Murray tallied 16 touches in Sunday's loss to the Broncos ... but none after the midway point of the 3rd quarter.  HC Jack Del Rio said afterward that Murray is "banged up."  He was limited in practice this past week and listed on the injury report with a shoulder.  Murray has a Week 6 bye to get healthy.  We'll keep an eye on his status coming out of it.

Raiders RB Latavius Murray left in the 2nd quarter of Thursday night's game with a head injury.  It's a tough break after he took 2 of his 4 carries for TDs, including a 90-yarder.  We'll see if he can pass his baseline concussion tests and return.

Update: Murray has been ruled out for the rest of the game with a concussion.  He'll have 10 days to get cleared in time for Oakland's Week 13 game against the Rams.  Once healthy, Murray figures to play a significant role down the stretch.  He's worth rostering in all fantasy leagues.

Raiders insider Scott Bair believes RB Latavius Murray is "poised to make an impact in the regular season."  His rookie year was cut short last August by an ankle injury that eventually required 2 surgeries.  Murray wasn't back to 100% until May but now looks "healthy and strong," per Bair.  Murray will likely open the season as Oakland's #3 RB, leaving him short on reliable fantasy value.  But the 2 guys ahead of him on the depth chart -- Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew -- have missed a total of 21 games over the past 2 seasons.  Consider Murray an intriguing late-round sleeper in deep fantasy drafts.

Raiders RB Latavius Murray's 2013 rookie campaign was cut short by a preseason ankle injury.  He was impressing the coaching staff before that, though, and the Raiders are excited to see what he can bring to the backfield this coming season.  “I think Latavius is one of those guys that we’re anxious to see be healthy and get out there and play,” HC Dennis Allen said. “He’s a big back that’s got excellent speed and excellent size. He runs tough."  Murray certainly passes the eye test.  He goes 6'3, 230 pounds with 4.38 speed.  And his final season at Central Florida produced 1,106 rushing yards, 231 receiving yards and 19 total TDs.  The Raiders are fully expected to let free agent Darren McFadden walk, although they're reportedly interested in bringing back Rashad Jennings.  Even then, Murray has the potential to beat out Jennings for the starting job.  He'll be worth keeping a close eye on this summer and needs to be owned in all keeper and dynasty leagues.

Central Florida HC George O'Leary told ESPN.com that Oakland got an "NFL-ready" talent when it drafted UCF RB Latavius Murray in Round 6. "They are getting a player that is good in just about everything he does," he said. "He can run. He knows blocking protections. He has really good hands of the backfield. He can help on special teams. They are getting a good player." In a wide-open, largely uninspiring class of RBs, Murray carries fantasy sleeper potential. His landing in Oakland helps. Behind the injury-prone Darren McFadden sits only Rashad Jennings, Marcel Reece and Taiwan Jones. Look to the 6'3, 224-pound Murray as an upside pick in the middle of your dynasty rookie draft. Murray capped his college career with 1,106 rushing yards, 27 catches for 231 yards and 19 total TDs last season.

 
 
 

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