News: 1 day agoMurray ran for 14 yards on three carries while hauling in both of his targets for 19 receiving yards during Monday's 34-24 loss to the Raiders.
Spin: The game script worked against Murray somewhat, as New Orleans fell into its first deficit at the 9:58 mark of the third quarter, and subsequently ducked into a two-possession disadvantage midway through the fourth quarter. Besides that, Alvin Kamara found himself in the midst of a magical night, racking up 79 yards and two touchdowns on the ground as well as 95 receiving yards on a combined 22 offensive touches. Murray wasn't able to put forth a noteworthy performance against his former team, but now he'll focus on a Packers defense that has surrendered 4.9 yards per rush to opposing running backs through two weeks.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Murray is now 30 years old, but he remains in a good spot as Alvin Kamara's backup in a high-scoring Saints' offense. In his first season in New Orleans, Murray was held to 98 touches and the 49th-most fantasy points among backs during the 14 weeks Kamara was also active. However, with Kamara sidelined during Weeks 7 and 8, Murray stepped in and racked up 307 yards and four touchdowns on 60 touches. He was fantasy's top-scoring RB in that span. Murray lacks stand-alone value but is obviously an elite insurance option.