Del Rio: More carries for Latavius Murray in '16-- Tue Aug 16 9:26 am --
Raiders coach looking to give RB more touches than last season
San Francisco Chronicle reporter and Raiders beat writer Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) on Twitter: "Del Rio wants Murray to have more carries than last year. Even w/ addition of Washington. Will be more carries to go around. #Raiders"(Twitter)
FF Today's Take:Del Rio's admission that one of the Raiders' goals this season -- for Latavius Murray to finish with even more carries than he had last year -- should give the talented, explosive young back some added shine in upcoming fantasy drafts. He's in a good spot for increased production and makes sense as third-round selection.
Will DeAndre Washington have a significant role?-- Wed Jun 22 8:00 pm --
Raiders giving rookie reps with first team
"Latavius did have to carry a majority of the load, so it will help," offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said of adding a complementary back. "I think we have a really good stable of runners right now. Someone will emerge."(East Bay Times)
FF Today's Take:The Raiders made it clear this off-season they were interested in improving their running back depth. The only acquisition they made was adding rookie DeAndre Washington who could be inline for a significant role, perhaps forming a RBBC with Latavius Murray. Murray's not likely to duplicate his numbers from last season if Washington can prove he's capable at this level. Washington is worthy of a late-round pick in redraft leagues.