6'3'' / 230 lbs
Murray carried the ball six times for 22 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Raiders. He added two receptions on two targets for nine yards.
James Cook served as the lead back for the Bills, but Murray mixed in as early as the second possession. He capped that drive with a four-yard touchdown plunge and was also regularly on the field when the ball was inside the opponent's 10-yard line. That role will leave him as a touchdown-or-bust option, but it appears that he has jumped Damien Harris on the depth chart.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
|6 @LAC||Outdoor 69°||7.4||11th||0.46||3.5||45.5||15||66||4.4||0||56%||1||0||0||1||-2||0||65%|
|7 NYJ||Outdoor 63°||10.3||14th||1.03||2.5||39.5||8||24||3.0||1||42%||0||0||0||2||-1||0||29%|
|8 @JAC||Dome 61°||12.9||12th||0.86||1.0||40.5||14||46||3.3||1||61%||0||0||0||1||13||0||50%|
|10 @TEN||Outdoor 36°||7.7||10th||0.64||2.5||39.5||9||24||2.7||0||29%||1||0||0||3||23||0||36%|
|11 LV||Outdoor 49°||17.2||7th||0.82||-3.0||41.5||17||49||2.9||1||20%||1||0||0||4||23||0||61%|
|12 @CAR||Outdoor 66°||10.8||9th||0.77||-1.5||35.5||13||92||7.1||0||59%||2||1||1||1||6||0||68%|
|13 @BAL||Outdoor 63°||10.1||9th||0.48||8.5||38.5||17||47||2.8||0||34%||0||0||0||4||14||0||61%|
|14 KC||Outdoor 55°||6.1||15th||0.55||9.0||43.5||8||32||4.0||0||34%||0||0||0||3||-1||0||42%|
|15 ARZ||Outdoor 37°||21.2||3rd||0.85||-2.0||36.5||24||130||5.4||1||44%||3||2||0||1||12||0||71%|
|16 @LA||Outdoor 83°||7.0||16th||0.78||-3.5||35.5||8||34||4.3||0||29%||1||0||0||1||6||0||40%|
|17 @KC||Outdoor 47°||11.2||8th||0.70||12.5||43.5||12||56||4.7||0||9%||2||0||0||4||16||0||50%|
|18 LAC||Outdoor 43°||18.8||3rd||1.18||-6.5||40.5||15||103||6.9||1||21%||3||2||0||1||15||0||42%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Averages||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2014 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
Murray rushed two times for eight yards and caught one of two targets for nine yards in Monday's 22-16 overtime loss to the Jets.
Starter James Cook saw 59 percent of the offensive snaps, but Murray actually outsnapped teammate Damien Harris, 23 percent vs. 13 percent. Harris probably has the second-most value among the Buffalo crew due to his likely goal-line use, but Murray is no slouch in the red zone either with 55 career rushing touchdowns. It looks like the Bills are going to run their offense through Cook and Josh Allen's passing game, so for now Murray and Harris don't offer much value unless someone in the RB corps gets injured.
Murray remains on the Bills' roster following Tuesday's cutdown day.
The 33-year-old Murray seemed like a good bet to make the team all along once Nyheim Hines was lost for the season due to an off-field knee injury, but that's been put in ink unless the Bills see someone younger that they really like on the waiver wire. The Buffalo backfield will have a bit of a committee feel to it, though Murray -- based on his age and a few other factors -- seems to be the third option behind James Cook and Damien Harris.
Murray was held out from Saturday's preseason finale against the Bears, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
The implication is that Murray is in good position for a roster spot and perhaps is even a threat to overtake Damien Harris for the No. 2 RB role. James Cook and Harris both got work with the starters Saturday, though Cook came out of the game after a couple drives while Harris continued playing deep into the second quarter.
Murray carried five times for 18 yards and caught all three targets for 21 yards in Buffalo's preseason win over the Colts on Saturday.
Murray has been in the league since 2014 and is the league's fourth-leading career rusher among active players, so it's not like he needs a ton of work to be ready for another campaign. However, with Damien Harris out with a knee injury, Murray has a chance to state his case for a more meaningful role for the start of the season, and perhaps a clear-cut No. 2 role if Harris' injury lingers. James Cook likes like the starter, but this is a high-powered offense and one that has historically rotated running backs, so Murray's preseason usage and output is worth monitoring. He also appears to have a roster spot locked up following the season-ending, off-field injury to teammate Nyheim Hines.
James Cook has been seeing most of the reps in training camp with the starters, while it appears that Murray and Damien Harris are battling for positioning behind him, Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com reports.
Murray is 33 years old and is working under a one-year deal, so he seems like the most likely to be third in the pecking order. He was also thought to have some work to do to secure a roster spot, but that was before Nyheim Hines went down for the season with an off-field knee injury. While Murray looks to be on firmer footing to make the final roster, it looks like he has little chance to unseat Cook for anything resembling a heavy workload.
Murray's teammate Nyheim Hines will miss the entire 2023 season after suffering a serious knee injury during in a recent jet-ski accident, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Murray is 33 years old and is working under a one-year deal, so he was thought to have a bit of work to do in order to secure a spot on the team. While he and the versatile Hines have different skill sets, Murray may be more needed now with one of the team's key pieces out for the season. We'll see if the Bills bring in another running back. If not, Murray looks to have fairly firm footing for the No. 3 job behind James Cook and Damien Harris heading into camp.
Buffalo signed Murray to a one-year contract Monday.
Murray provides quality veteran depth for the Bills after the team passed on adding a running back in the 2023 NFL Draft. The 33-year-old averaged 4.4 YPC across 12 games with Denver last season, to the tune of 703 rushing yards and five touchdowns, with Javonte Williams (knee) having gone down early in the year. With Buffalo, he profiles as a depth option behind Damien Harris, James Cook and Nyheim Hines.
Murray rushed 15 times for 103 yards and a touchdown and brought in his only target for 15 yards in the Broncos' 31-28 win over the Chargers on Sunday. He also committed a fumble recovered by Denver.
The veteran running back closed out the season with another strong effort, and he posted a pair of 100-yard tallies in the last four games. Murray was an afterthought languishing on the Saints' practice squad earlier in the season, but a solid 11-carry, 57-yard, one-touchdown performance in Week 4 for New Orleans caught the eye of the Broncos, who were reeling from the loss of Javonte Williams (IR-knee) at the time. Murray went on thrive to the tune of 703 rushing yards and five touchdowns along with a 26-124 line through the air across 12 games in Denver, and although he'll be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year and turns 33 later in January, his body of work this past season suggests he still has plenty of tread left on his tires.