Becoming the summer of 2019, Zero RB poster child. Any word on his goal-line role? Ingram is only 28 days older than Murray. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. Payton claims Ingram was suddenly gone (might well be true) and it doesn't sound like they had extensive negotiations with Ingram. Your email address will not be published. For the time being, this is very much Murray’s show. Hurts Kamara’s value now:/ was looking forward to him being a 3 down back. Josh Jacobs found some success on the ground last week, but that’s probably a one-week outlier performance. He will def lose some GL carries IMO. Historically, talent doesn’t matter when it comes to being the Saints running back. Saints aren't paying Murray this kind of money to hold Kamara's towel all year. This news is still far from a guarantee that Kamara will hold out into the regular season, but it certainly opens the door for that possibility. He’s got the size, speed, and athleticism to fit the role that Murray figures to fill, but he’ll come a whole lot cheaper to NO for the next few years if he pans out. This bodes well for Murray, although it should be noted that fantasy points per game isn’t adjusted to level of competition. So basically he's Lamar Miller but about a round later. Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In 2019, Murray was a must-start when Kamara was hurt but a bench player when Kamara suited up. This is still one of the elite units in the league, and this projects as a low-scoring affair. 2020 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet ?   Your previous content has been restored. The third one may well be a deciding factor. You can still start Murray and expect low-end RB2 production, but don’t expect him to put together a league-winning performance. However, you need to consider the matchup, and Murray faces a bad one in Week 7. I'd bet a fair amount of money if someone knows of a site that takes this action that Ingram will not be a Raven (at least at that price, maybe gets reworked) in 2021 and if so through 2020 the Saints are investing more in Murray then the Ravens are in Ingram so I would have to feel like Sean Payton likes something in Murray especially for the next 2 seasons.   Pasted as rich text. Murray’s going to have a full workload, but he won’t move the ball that efficiently or receive many scoring opportunities. I thinkit increases kamaras value given that murray is not a better rb than ingram on this offense. Sean Payton is one of the best offensive minds in the league and excels at scheming wide-open targets to running backs. (*2) What does the Ravens contract have to do with Murray? I'm guessing they lean on Kamara more, but not too heavily; Murray will get some work, but I think his value is mostly as a handcuff, not a guy who will put up enough points that you'd want to start him. NOTICE: No Assistant Coach Discussion in This Forum. You can expect a similar result out of Murray. Latavius Murray signed a 4 year, $14,400,000 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including a $3,400,000 signing bonus, $7,200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,600,000. If Kamara gets injured at any point in 2019, Murray should easily return RB2 value. Just sayin, kamara has played two full seasons without missing a game. Murray's even less of a threat here. He has had a lot of success in that area in his career. It's not going to be worth it to roster Latavius and hope he punches in a TD here and there. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'QMoTtfc2RJtGm0EbpkFeDQ',sig:'2yu1pnwYoHiUT7AfOQIbvOSoXi34z8gPddAZAyxKFDw=',w:'594px',h:'424px',items:'1180857950',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Great article, one question, How much do you think the absence of Akiem Hicks will affect Murray’s performance? It certainly doesn't sound as if they were negotiating with both, and decided to go with Murray for slightly more money. Alvin Kamara reportedly has a high ankle sprain, creating a path for Latavius Murray to have fantasy football relevance. Chicago’s defense, while not quite as good as 2018, is still one of the best all-around units in the league. Additionally, New Orleans has one of the best run-blocking offensive lines in the league and can create wide-open running lanes on a consistent basis. Murray's draft stock should already start to climb from his current average draft position (ADP) of RB39, according to FantasyPros. Before you take the matchup into account, Murray is probably a fringe-RB1/RB2. The thing is, it seems like Ingram moved into a situation that could give him fewer touches, between Edwards and Hill taking touches along with LJax. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. This defense is still legit, and it’s going to make running the ball a difficult task. Sure, why not. Digging deeper Murray counts 12.5 million against the cap through 2 years then they can move on or have him for dirt cheap in his age 30 and 31 seasons, while Ingram counts 9.6 against the cap through 2 years and also the Ravens can move on in year 3 of the deal which would be Ingram's 31 year old season. Basically agree with this. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. Looks like Ingrams replacement. If they wanted to use a secondary back like that they would have just paid Ingram. Mark Ingram signed a 3 year, $15,000,000 contract with the Baltimore Ravens, including a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $6,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,000,000.