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Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles

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Draft: 2011 Round 3 (7)
College: Oklahoma
DOB: 1988-02-12 Age: 27

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2011 DAL 13 7 163 895 5.5 2 35 26 183 7.0 0 119.8 9.2
2012 DAL 10 - 161 663 4.1 4 42 35 251 7.2 0 115.4 11.5
2013 DAL 14 - 217 1,121 5.2 9 66 53 348 6.6 1 206.9 14.8
2014 DAL 16 - 393 1,845 4.7 13 64 57 416 7.3 0 304.1 19.0
2015 (Projected) PHI     278 1,277 4.6 9   42 287 6.8 1 216.4  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
DeMarco Murray enters 2015 as the reigning NFL rushing champion after posting a career high 1845 rushing yards in his final season with the Cowboys. Now a member of the Eagles after signing a lucrative free agent deal in the offseason, Murray’s value has taken a significant hit due to the fact that the Eagles also signed former Chargers’ running back Ryan Mathews to help carry the load. Veteran tailback Darren Sproles is also in the mix as a change-of-pace and third-down back, adding to the reduction in value for Murray.

It remains to be seen how the division of carries will be handled by head coach Chip Kelly and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. A 60-40 split is possible for first and second down carries, with Sproles working in on third downs. The one certainty about Murray is that he will not reach his 393 carry total from last season that allowed him to post eight-straight 100-yard games to open the season, unless Mathews sustains an injury that forces the Eagles to rely on one back. Although Murray’s value is down from what it was at the end of last season, he is still worthy of an early round selection and could be a nice low-end number one running back for fantasy owners in 2015.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 DeMarco Murray
RB2RB2 Ryan Mathews
RB3RB3 Darren Sproles
RB4RB4 Kenjon Barner
Eagles Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Cowboys trying to acquire RB Ball from Broncos?
Rumors abound that Dallas is looking to add the elusive RB
By: John Canario | Fri Sep 4, 3:50 pm

Dallas Cowboys
After maintaining all offseason that they're perfectly happy with their running back triumvirate of Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar, the Dallas Cowboys are discussing a trade for Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball, according to a report from Vic Lombardi of CBS 104.3 in Denver. Ball, a former second-round pick out of Wisconsin, was the starter for the Broncos during the early part of the 2014 season, but the combination of injuries and ineffectiveness led to him losing carries to Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson. He played in just five games, starting three, and carried 55 times for a total of 172 yards (3.1 per carry) and one touchdown. (CBS Sports)

FFToday's Take: If Ball gets moved from Denver to Dallas, his fantasy value will receive a massive boost. With Randle and McFadden both underwhelming throughout camp and into the preseason, Ball would likely inherit the majority of the touches that were given to DeMarco Murray last year. Stay tuned...


Eagles want to get Sproles more involved
Eagles hinting at more two-back sets in 2015?
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 3, 4:20 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
The coaching staff has consistently said they want to get Darren Sproles involved more, and you saw why on Sam Bradford’s first touchdown pass against the Packers. "We'd like to get him the ball steadily and consistently, and he certainly is a unique, outstanding player," OC Pat Shurmur said. "We just need to make sure we get him the ball, and we have a plan to do that." The more you use Sproles, the more you can use him as a decoy as well. He draws a lot of attention from defenses, which is why I expect to see more two running back sets this season. (Philly Mag: Birds 24/7)

FFToday's Take: The Eagles have spent a bit of time talking up Sproles this summer despite the additions of DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, even floating out the idea of using him in the slot. Some beat writers have a suggested a 65/30/5 split (Murray-Mathews-Sproles) for the Eagles' backfield, although it is extremely like Sproles will see heavy action in two-minute drills, third-down situations or whenever the team is trailing late.


Murray doesn't expect to alternate series at RB
Rushing champ claims Eagles' rotation hasn't been decided yet
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 27, 4:45 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
On Tuesday, DeMarco Murray was asked how he expects the rotation to play out. Will the RBs alternate series? Will they spell one another during a drive? "I don't think it will be alternating series," Murray said. "But [Ryan Mathews] is a quality back, great guy, works extremely hard. I'm sure he'll get his fair share of touches. But I don't know how the rotation will be yet, we haven't touched on it." Murray explained that against the Ravens, the Eagles were just trying to get all three top running backs time with the first-team offense. (CSN Philly)

FFToday's Take: It is almost inconceivable that Philadelphia hasn't discussed the backfield situation yet, but this week's dress-rehearsal preseason game should give us a clue into how HC Chip Kelly intends to utilize Murray, Mathews and Darren Sproles. One possible outcome could be that Murray starts and cedes one series per half and most early-down relief work to Mathews while Sproles handles most of the third down work. As such, Murray should probably be treated as a low-end RB1 at most.


Chip Kelly talks running back usage
"I wanted to have two running backs"
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Aug 17, 7:00 am

Philadelphia Eagles
“I think there is a lot of validity to it,” he said. “But how do you manage him going into a season? Our plan all along was to get another running back with him (DeMarco Murray). I wanted to have two running backs, and that’s why we got Ryan Mathews. I don’t think you can have a guy carry it 370 to 400 times per season and be successful. We’re going to run it a lot—we always do—but we’ll have more than one guy doing it.” (SI.com)

FFToday's Take: Reading between the lines, Kelly is well aware of how a running back performs following a heavy-workload season and while Murray will be the lead back in the offense, he's going to use Mathews more than people might think. The Eagles run enough plays for Murray to be considered a RB1 even if he splits carries at a 70-30 clip with Mathews.



2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 SF L 17-28 22 118 5.4 1 4 3 25 8.3 0 20.3
2 at TEN W 26-10 29 167 5.8 1 2 1 6 6.0 0 23.3
3 at STL W 34-31 24 100 4.2 1 4 4 31 7.8 0 19.1
4 NO W 38-17 24 149 6.2 2 1 1 6 6.0 0 27.5
5 HOU W 20-17 31 136 4.4 0 8 6 56 9.3 0 19.2
6 at SEA W 30-23 29 115 4.0 1 6 6 31 5.2 0 20.6
7 NYG W 31-21 28 128 4.6 1 1 1 4 4.0 0 19.2
8 WAS L 17-20 19 141 7.4 0 4 4 80 20.0 0 22.1
9 ARI L 17-28 19 79 4.2 0 4 4 11 2.8 0 9.0
10 at JAC W 31-17 19 100 5.3 0 7 6 31 5.2 0 13.1
12 at NYG W 31-28 24 121 5.0 0 3 2 22 11.0 0 14.3
13 PHI L 10-33 20 73 3.7 1 6 6 40 6.7 0 17.3
14 at CHI W 41-28 32 179 5.6 1 10 9 49 5.4 0 28.8
15 at PHI W 38-27 31 81 2.6 2 1 1 3 3.0 0 20.4
16 IND W 42-7 22 58 2.6 1 0 0 0 - 0 11.8
17 at WAS W 44-17 20 100 5.0 1 3 3 21 7.0 0 18.1
WC DET W 24-20 19 75 3.9 1 4 3 22 7.3 0 15.7
DP at GB L 21-26 25 123 4.9 1 2 1 5 5.0 0 18.8
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 NYG W 36-31 20 86 4.3 0 10 8 39 4.9 0 12.5
2 at KC L 16-17 12 25 2.1 0 6 5 49 9.8 0 7.4
3 STL W 31-7 26 175 6.7 1 3 3 28 9.3 0 26.3
4 at SD L 21-30 14 70 5.0 0 5 5 20 4.0 0 9.0
5 DEN L 48-51 12 43 3.6 1 1 1 5 5.0 0 10.8
6 WAS W 31-16 7 29 4.1 1 2 2 21 10.5 0 11.0
9 MIN W 27-23 4 31 7.8 0 7 6 19 3.2 0 5.0
10 at NO L 17-49 16 89 5.6 1 2 1 6 6.0 0 15.5
12 at NYG W 24-21 14 86 6.1 0 3 3 40 13.3 0 12.6
13 OAK W 31-24 17 63 3.7 3 5 5 39 7.8 0 28.2
14 at CHI L 28-45 18 146 8.1 0 5 2 9 4.5 0 15.5
15 GB L 36-37 18 134 7.4 1 7 4 19 4.8 0 21.3
16 at WAS W 24-23 22 96 4.4 1 3 3 15 5.0 1 23.1
17 PHI L 22-24 17 51 3.0 0 7 5 39 7.8 0 9.0

2012 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 at NYG W 24-17 20 131 6.6 0 2 2 9 4.5 0 14.0
2 at SEA L 7-27 12 44 3.7 0 4 4 31 7.8 0 7.5
3 TB W 16-10 18 38 2.1 1 4 3 17 5.7 0 11.5
4 CHI L 18-34 11 24 2.2 0 7 7 57 8.1 0 8.1
6 at BAL L 29-31 14 93 6.6 0 1 1 4 4.0 0 9.7
13 PHI W 38-33 23 83 3.6 1 4 4 19 4.8 0 16.2
14 at CIN W 20-19 21 53 2.5 1 6 4 22 5.5 0 13.5
15 PIT W 27-24 14 81 5.8 1 4 4 31 7.8 0 17.2
16 NO L 31-34 11 40 3.6 0 6 4 51 12.8 0 9.1
17 at WAS L 18-28 17 76 4.5 0 3 1 6 6.0 0 8.2

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