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Latavius Murray (RB, MIN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups


BALLER MOVE: Add in 10-Team PPR Leagues

OWNED IN:  48% of Leagues

ANALYSIS: Entering the season, there appeared to be justification for believing that Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray would seize a reasonable workload as the Vikings' short-yardage specialist, who would also receive coveted red zone carries. But the additional enticement for owning the former 1,000-yard rusher was the potential for significant value if Dalvin Cook encountered another health issue.

However, Murray had failed to capitalize on his opportunities when Cook was limited to just 125 snaps during Minnesota’s first five contests (98 yards/2.7 YPC/0 touchdowns). But when Cook was sidelined yet again in Week 6, Murray’s production improved enormously, as he bolted for 155 yards and a touchdown on a season high 24 attempts (6.5 YPC). His value is bolstered even further by the minimal usage of Roc Thomas (1 touch), after the undrafted free agent had appeared to be lurking as a threat to siphon touches. Murray has been reestablished as a viable roster component, who can boost his owners' scoring totals amid Cook's ongoing struggles to re-enter the field.


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