Week 8
October 26, 2016

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    TEN @ KC

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    DAL @ TEN

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    TEN @ CIN

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    TEN @ IND

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    CLE @ TEN

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    JAC @ TEN

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    TEN @ WAS

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    HOU @ TEN

  • Week 9 - Nov 02


  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    TEN @ BAL

  • Week 11 - Nov 17

    PIT @ TEN

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    TEN @ PHI

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    TEN @ HOU

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    NYG @ TEN

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    NYJ @ TEN

  • Week 16 - Dec 18

    TEN @ JAC

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    IND @ TEN

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    NE 34 @ TEN 13

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    TEN 10 @ SD 38

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    DET 41 @ TEN 44

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    TEN 14 @ HOU 38

  • Week 5 - Oct 02

    HOU @ TEN

  • Week 6 - Oct 11

    PIT @ TEN

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    TEN @ BUF

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    IND @ TEN

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    CHI @ TEN

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    TEN @ MIA

  • Week 11 - Nov 18


  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    TEN @ JAC

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    TEN 14 @ JAC 16

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    BAL 13 @ TEN 26

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    DEN 14 @ TEN 17

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    TEN 31 @ CLE 13

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    TEN 17 @ PIT 38

  • Week 6 - Oct 16


  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    HOU 41 @ TEN 7

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    IND 10 @ TEN 27

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    CIN 24 @ TEN 17

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    TEN 30 @ CAR 3

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    TEN 17 @ ATL 23

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    TB 17 @ TEN 23

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    TEN 23 @ BUF 17

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    NO 22 @ TEN 17

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    TEN 13 @ IND 27

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    JAC 17 @ TEN 23

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    OAK 13 @ TEN 38

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    PIT 19 @ TEN 11

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    TEN 29 @ NYG 10

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    DEN 26 @ TEN 20

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    TEN 34 @ DAL 27

  • Week 6 - Oct 18

    TEN 30 @ JAC 3

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    PHI 19 @ TEN 37

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    TEN 25 @ SD 33

  • Week 9 - Nov 07


  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    TEN 17 @ MIA 29

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    WAS 19 @ TEN 16

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    TEN 0 @ HOU 20

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    JAC 17 @ TEN 6

  • Week 14 - Dec 09

    IND 30 @ TEN 28

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    HOU 17 @ TEN 31

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    TEN 14 @ KC 34

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    TEN 20 @ IND 23


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DeMarco Murray

Tennessee Titans

2011 Statistics

                          RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY

                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats         164      897      2        26         35       183      0         120.0      9.2

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) DeMarco is the undisputed starter/workhorse back of the team (HC Jason Garrett gave him 20+ carries five times last season, the most a Dallas RB has had since he arrived in 2007)

(+) Jerry Jones loves him, which means he’ll get every opportunity to succeed

(+) Should receive 20-25 touches per game, thus landing in the Top-10 in that category

(+) Murray is 100% recovered from his ankle injury last season and will have nothing holding him back from Day 1 on

(+) With Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten surrounding him, defenses won’t be able to stack the box against him

(+) DeMarco has true three-down skills and could even eat into Felix Jones passing-down/third-down action

(+) Averaged 5.5 YPC on 164 carries last season, good for a Top-5 finish in the category

(+) Absolutely torched the Rams defense in Week 7 for 253 yards on 25 carries with one TD…and he didn’t even start the game!

(+) In games that Murray started, the Cowboys went 4-3. Without him starting, they went 4-5

(–) Despite his high yardage total, Murray only scored two TDs in the 13 games he played in

(–) The Cowboys Red Zone rushing attack was one of the absolute worst in the league last season

(–) Though he certainly looks good, Murray is still unproven after only one injury-shortened season

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DFS - RB Plays for Week 6

Pyro's take: McCoy and the Bills have a high implied total and a large spread. That spells positive game script. Hyde faces the Bills who have allowed 4th most RB1 FF Points, only 4 teams giving up more RB rushing TDs. Murray's been amazing and the game script against Cleveland is exactly what Malarkey and company wants, this highly favors the run game today.

Fantasy Goo: Gamescript and matchup plays a big factor in these two games. This is a RB DFS week

10/16/16, 11:21 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.nfl.com

Titans Backs Dominate PFF Preseason Grades


Pyro's take: According to the grades determined by Pro Football Focus, Henry and Murray, the two Titans RBs, shined in the preseason. On a points per snap basis, an excellent statistic in determining talent and current ability, they beat all other offensive skill positions sans the QB. Henry led by putting up .56 FF Points every snap. His teammate, DeMarco Murray, was right behind him logging .54 FF Points per snap in standard scoring. As a point of reference, the 18th best player in this statistical category averaged .31.

Fantasy Goo: The efficiency displayed by the two Tennessee backs is quite impressive. I thought Henry looked outstanding. d-Rx is a big fan of Murray ranking him inside his top 10 at the position for the year. Plus, Malarkey and company, are attempting to employ a run-heavy scheme. My only hesitation stems from potential game-scripts. According to Vegas, the Titans are just 1 of 3 clubs that are predicted to win less than 6 games this season. So, in all likely-hood, they will need to pass early and often. However, there are more reasons to be excited about the team and the ground game then there are causes for concern. After all, if Mariota does indeed take a step forward, this could be a surprisingly talented fantasy squad.

09/10/16, 08:12 PM CDT by PyromaniacMo

Henry catches the attention of the ZOMBIES

Entering the game in the second quarter of Saturday's game against San Diego at Nissan Stadium, Henry had an immediate impact on the game.

Pyro's take: Entering the game in the second quarter of Saturday's game against San Diego at Nissan Stadium, Henry had an immediate impact on the game. He rushed 10 times for 74 yards in the quarter. Among his carries was a 6-yard touchdown run. Among his carries was a 6-yard touchdown run.

Fantasy Goo: And just like that one of my sleepers has just become a round more expensive to draft. Derrick Henry is going to backup DeMarco (also scored and looked GREAT) heading into this season. Henry could pound his self into additional playing time during the season if Murray slips like he did in Philly in 2015. For fantasy purposes Henry will be tough to predict on draft day because we all know there are owners who go ape-shit over preseason success. Now we know that Derrick Henry is not going to be a sleeper and has been outed like Glenn from The Walking Dead when he is banging his broad and the zombies smell her or hear the two of them bumping unwashed organs. Someone tell Carl he is killing the show. Since Carl is becoming a young man maybe he will spend most of his time beating off behind the barn and off my TV.

08/14/16, 06:23 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.tennessean.com

I'll hand the ball off 40 times a game if we win games

In the offseason, the Titans brought in RB DeMarco Murray and C Ben Jones.

Pyro's take: In the offseason, the Titans brought in RB DeMarco Murray and C Ben Jones. In the draft, they added Michigan State OT Jack Conklin and Alabama RB Derrick Henry. Those additions alone should improve a running game that was 25th out of 32 NFL teams last season. Marcus Mariota, "I told Coach Mike (Mularkey) that I'll hand the ball off 40 times a game if we win games. That's what's important to me, to giving us an opportunity to win. Having those two workhorses back there should help us out."

Fantasy Goo: Fantasy owners do not want to hear about a QB handing off 40 times per game however unlikely that could be. DeMarco and Derrick do have the keys to the car if they can drive which is great for whoever drafts either of the running backs. In the NFL football it is nice to assist your young QB with a sweet running game. A couple negatives for fantasy owners from this is that the clock expires rapidly while the running game chews the clock with each run and there being one less pass play. Three runs that end up in a three-in-out are what nightmares are made of for fantasy owners.

06/29/16, 04:57 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.dailypress.com

King Henry Catching On

Mularkey said @KingHenry_2 has been very impressive as a pass catcher. Since he's a big body, makes him even more dangerous.

Pyro's take: Mularkey said @KingHenry_2 has been very impressive as a pass catcher. Since he's a big body, makes him even more dangerous. Jim Wyatt @jwyattsports

Fantasy Goo: Derrick Henry at 6’3” and 247 pounds hopes to be this eras Earl Campbell (the Titans were once the Oilers). Both weight and speed (both clocked 4.5 forty times) are punishing similarities. Yes, he is no Earl Campbell yet, and odds are against him slaughtering defenders as The Tyler Rose once did but, we have to let him go out on the field and let him show us what he has. Ahead of Derrick Henry is DeMarco Murray who has a long college and pro history of injury. The year Murray won the rushing title he had broken his hand and like a trooper he played through the pain. A young and hungry Henry will be nipping at Murray’s jersey for his own playing time and if Henry simply outplays DeMarco then playing time will come. In fantasy drafts owners usually select their handcuffs late but, you will have to go one round or two earlier than you might want to if you feel like rolling the dice.

06/23/16, 10:00 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: twitter.com

Demarco Murray Is Very Comfortable In The Titans Offense

In an interview

Pyro's take: In an interview on the Jim Rome show, Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray stated that he loves OC Mike Mularkey’s offense. Murray stated “It’s strictly downhill and that’s what I’ve been accustomed to my entire life.” In a similar system with the Cowboys, Murray had the best year of his career in 2014. In 2015 Murray was considered a bust but was in an offense that used a lot of runs out of the shotgun. This was something that didn't match up with his skill set.

I think Murray will definitely have a better year in 2016 than he did in 2015. Being in a power offense where Murray can run a north/south style will play to his strengths. I don’t however, see Murray having the year that he had in 2014. Rookie RB Derrick Henry has looked good in practice and will definitely cut into Murray’s touches.

06/22/16, 09:39 PM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: www.twitter.com

Demarco Murray Will See Carries Carries Based On Hot Hand

When asked this week

Pyro's take: When asked this week about how the Titans will divvy up the workload at running back, offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie says he will ride the "hot hand". He will vary the touches by both success and game plan. DeMarco Murray added “We have a lot of good running backs on this team, so I think everybody is going to get a fair share of carries."

This is just yet another red-flag for those eyeing DeMarco Murray in their upcoming fantasy drafts. Despite the immense talent that we all know he is, you may be right to hesitate pulling the trigger too early. He is a buyer beware candidate in 2016 with boom-or-bust potential. But with his current ADP as the eighteenth RB coming off the boards, he may be worth rolling the dice on.

06/09/16, 11:40 AM CDT by PK Ripper
Source: www.titans.com

DeMarco Murray insists he wants to remain with the Eagles.


Pyro's take: Murray said that he wants to stay in Philadelphia and that he has no plans to leave.

"No. I'm signed there for the next four years. I don't know where that story is coming from," Murray said to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. "It's a little crazy. Every week I feel like there's something new. It's a little weird. I can't worry about what people are saying. I'll just continue to work hard. I'm signed for four years and I'm committed."

"No. I'm signed there for the next four years. I don't know where that story is coming from," Murray said to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. "It's a little crazy. Every week I feel like there's something new. It's a little weird. I can't worry about what people are saying. I'll just continue to work hard. I'm signed for four years and I'm committed."

02/04/16, 10:15 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.philly.com

Chip Kelly Fired


Pyro's take: "We appreciate all the contributions that Chip Kelly made and wish him every success going forward," Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement.

Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will be interim head coach for the Week 17 game against the New York Giants.

"I have made a decision to release Chip Kelly this evening," Lurie said in a statement. "I spent the last three seasons evaluating the many factors involved in our performance as a team. As I watched this season unfold, I determined that it was time to make a change."

One of the biggest failures was DeMarco Murray.

12/29/15, 08:26 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.nfl.com

Murray Tumbles Down the Dpth Chart


Pyro's take: Murray has quickly become the Mad Cow player of Week 14, in other words, avoid at all costs. I like Sprolles to get the uptick.

12/13/15, 11:14 AM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.rotoworld.com

Avoiding Murray, the Eagles will Utilize a Committee with Sprolles and Mathews


Pyro's take: DeMarco is in the dog house. That means Sprolling with my homie Darren, should see an uptick as well as Mathews, who returns from injury. The Eagles average just over 22 seconds per play, fastest in the NFL. While I am benching DeMarco, I like Sprolles in PPR, and I think there will be plenty of opportunity for Mathews to put up points. The Eagles are a fast mocing machine on offense, so there should be enough to go around. I think Mathews is a possible GPP play in DFS.

12/13/15, 09:58 AM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.nfl.com

Chip Kelly explains DeMarco Murray's diminished role


Pyro's take: “Everything is a weekly basis depending on who we’re matched up with,” Kelly said Monday. “Who’s healthy has a lot to do with it. Where does Ryan (Mathews) fit in when Ryan gets back? It’s a good problem when you have some backs and all three of them are productive.

“We have three running backs right now who were productive.”

“That lack of (offensive) snaps is usually because we haven’t been productive offensively. It’s just because our defense was scoring and our special teams were scoring. We’ll take it any time we can, but it was a different game from that standpoint.”

12/07/15, 05:58 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Ryan Mathews fared well with the full time role, why not Murray


Pyro's take: In eight games sharing time with Ryan Mathews, DeMarco Murray has averaged 16 carries for 56.4 yards. Mathews appears likely to miss Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. Murray hasn’t played without Mathews this season. In Mathews’ lone game without Murray, he carried the ball 24 times for 108 yards. Murray may get that kind of work against the Bucs. -- Phil Sheridan

11/22/15, 03:43 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

DeMarco Murray at practice


Pyro's take: According to Philadelphia reporter Zach Berman via twitter "Mychal Kendricks and DeMarco Murray are practicing. Riley Cooper is not practicing"

OC Pat Schurmur will allow DeMarco Murray to go as far as he can, and as long as there are no set backs, look for Murray to get the start.

Ryan Mathews dominated the Jets defense, and with Murray's injury it will be interesting to see how much playing time DeMarco gets.

09/29/15, 03:15 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Murray Out for Week 3

Murray out week 3

Pyro's take: DeMarco Murray is officially inactive for Week #3. If you added up all of his rushing yards to dat, you would barely get one first down. That said, love his passion, they need to rest him, and get the ship turned around. His schedule lightens up soon enough.

09/27/15, 11:03 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: twitter.com

DeMarco Murray a questionable start


Pyro's take: According to Les Bowen via twitter DeMarco Murray is questionable for Sundays contest "Chip: DeMarco Murray won’t go today. Tomorrow and Saturday will determine whether he plays on Sunday."

Going against one of the top defensive front units in the NFL is not a healthy prescription, especially after getting destroyed by Atlanta and Dallas. Im thinking he sits this out.

09/24/15, 02:26 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Back at it

DeMarco Murray was back at the individual drills today. Reported by Todd Archer via twitter. "DeMarco Murray going through all of the individual drills"

Pyro's take: Looks good for all-systems go! Expect probably lower than expected numbers for Murray as they are not going to want to further damage that hand. As that is said, he needs to be in your lineup, regardless of the situation.

12/17/14, 12:08 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

May Miss Indy

DeMarco Murray may miss his first game this season, after his hand operation. According to Jimmy Jones, "More Jones on DeMarco Murray: It will be an uphill battle for him to play this week but if he does miss INDY, he'll be ready for WAS" this via Sirius XM NFL twitter.

Pyro's take: From game one, owners have been dreading this day. Murray has always been an injury casualty, but this happens to be the worst time ever, as most leagues are entering their championship week. If you are a DeMarco Murray owner, now would be the time to grab Joseph Randle if he is available on your waiver wire, as the Colts struggle in defending the rush.

12/15/14, 06:11 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com


DeMarco Murray broke the consecutive 100 yard game rushing mark, held by Jim Brown, in 1958. ''I love that kid,'' Romo said after the two paired up to produce all four touchdowns in the Cowboys' sixth straight victory, 31-21 over the New York Giants on Sunday. ''He really exemplifies everything you want in a player. He's hard-working. He's humble. He's a team-first guy. He's talented. He's explosive."

On the day Murray ran for 128 yards and landed a late touchdown that came after a replay reversal, which denied Romo his fourth touchdown pass, and Dez Bryant his.

"I think we did it as a group,'' said Murray, the NFL rushing leader with 913 yards. ''It's hard for me to accept this individually."

Murray also ran 28 times, which was the second time this season that he more runs than Romo had passes.

Pyro's take: Right now, DeMarco Murray is best running back in the game. He has outdistanced all backs by a large number in yards, and his carry total is amazing too, especially with all the passing and rbbc going on. Obviously he is your starter and keep him in your lineup.

10/20/14, 12:30 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.cbssports.com

DeMarco 400 Carries

One of the biggest concerns, if not the only concern for DeMarco Murray is his health. Murray has a timed expiration every season, which increases with every carry.

Murray as of now has never carried more than 282 times, which was in his senior season at Oklahoma State. With the Dallas Cowboys his max has been 221, this season is on an entire new pace of 396. He had 31 attempts this week against the Texans.

Murray stated about the increased carries and if he can handle it: “If they ask me to, of course,” Murray said. “I feel fine and I take care of myself throughout the week. My body feels good.”

The most carries a player had was Larry Johnson for Kansas City, he had a total of 416 at 27 years old, Murray is 26. “I’ve always been one to take care of my body, doing different things, making sure I’m healthy,” Murray said. “Some things are out of your control, but just try to do some preliminary things, make sure your body is fresh, make sure you’re ready to come to work every day and work hard. I’ve always done that since I was in college, so I’ll continue to do certain things.”

Pyro's take: DeMarco Murray at this point is the best running back in the NFL. He is averaging a touchdown per game, and is becoming more active in the passing game, as he has 11 receptions over the last three games, and caught six on Sunday. Expect this to continue, and ride the wave, and hope it never crashes.

10/06/14, 10:17 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: cowboysblog.dallasnews.com