The NFL’s Week 16 schedule falls on Christmas Day as the Denver Broncos travel to face the Los Angeles Rams. To the surprise of many, the Broncos put together an ample offensive performance in last week’s win, led by Latavius’ strong play in his Murray run-back. After an outstanding performance, will the veteran tailback remain a starting candidate for the Fantasy lineup in Week 16?
Fantasy Football Analysis: Broncos RB Latavius Murray
Murray is nearing the end of his best game of the season after the Broncos beat the Cardinals 24-15 last week. The veteran tailback had 21.2 PPR fantasy points after finishing with 24 carries for 130 yards and a rushing score while adding receptions for 12 yards. ‘s carry was far ahead of Marlon Mack’s five rushing attempts, showing the former to be Denver’s lead tailback. That should last for the rest of the season barring veteran injuries.
Speaking of injuries, Murray is reportedly dealing with a sprained foot as practice is restricted throughout the week. His limited participation in practice seems like a precautionary measure, but fantasy managers still need to be careful. Please look forward to it.
The Rams are one of the better run-stopping defenses, so it might be a long shot for Murray to record numbers similar to last week’s performance. Los Angeles surrenders the fourth-fewest rushing his yards (104.5 YPG) to opponents and the 14th-fewest fantasy his points to his back running. Like many fantasy options out there, Murray is the option that more or less relies on touchdowns this week.
Do you want to start on week 16 or sit down?
As long as Murray can wear it on Christmas Day, no fantasy manager can overlook his RB1 status in Denver. In this week’s lineup, inspire him with each his RB3/Flex his appeal.