There’s no denying the NFL is hurting for solid running backs. The Panthers, for example, have lost their star for the season. Other teams like the Jets and seen their starting back miss time this season already.
The Saints have two quality, starter-worthy backs on their roster. With Alvin Kamara as the No. 1 player in all-purpose yards by over 40, the Saints really could make him their every-down back if they feel he’s durable enough.
Murray has shown stints of excellence. Last season, when he was given over 20 touches, he notched over 100 yards.
In Week 1, Murray neared 50 yards on 15 yards. He did the same thing in Week 3, snagging 58 yards on 12 carries. Week 2 was the outlier in which he was given just three carries and wasn’t able to get even 20 yards.
Murray is a big, aggressive back, and he could be valuable on a team looking to contend. It’s tough to gauge Murray’s value, but if backs continue to fall, it certainly may climb.