The fantasy football community is presently determining just what it should take to decide up Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray off the waiver wire, whether or not it’s a piece of FAAB cash or a high waiver priority.

That’s since it seems to be like rookie sensation Dalvin Cook could moreover be out for the remaining of the yr with a knee injury (we don’t know for positive still what the prognosis is). & while this comes with the caveat of “yes, in fact you must decide up Murray,â€� I’m looking at this example & considering Murray won’t be rather more than a Flex choice week to week. Here’s why:

1. Latavius Murray shouldn’t be Dalvin Cook

Evident, still acceptable to recollect. Watch this Murray video from last yr while he was with the Oakland Raiders:

After which watch Cook’s highlight reel from Week three:

If it doesn’t stand out to you, let me do it for you: Cook is quicker, shiftier, & a terrific pass-catcher out of the backfield. Murray is more of a battering ram who had the advantage of the solid Raiders line to assist him score 12 touchdowns last yr.

Cook might make plays out of nothing within the open field, one thing I don’t think Murray can basically do as well. That stated, the Vikes offensive line is an improved unit, which may assist Murray.

2. Murray hasn’t been in that acceptable so far

He’s averaged a paltry 2.7 yards per carry in 2017, & totaled per touch on Sun. in seven carries. & as many people indicate, relying on touchdowns in fantasy (see Gillislee, Mike) is a dice roll week to week. So don’t go expecting another 12 TDs this yr.

three. Jerick McKinnon is additionally there

How long have we been awaiting McKinnon to escape? The- reply is 4 years of time of time. However the 5-foot-9 runner continues to be a pass-catcher out of the backfield and never the rare three-down back Cook was. In different words, McKinnon might be helpful in PPR leagues taking over for the rookie’s third-down usage, still meaning he’ll eat in to Murray’s workload. McKinnon, in fact, is additionally value a pickup.

UPDATE: I just saw this twitter site message, which made me wince:

Again, as I stated: With all the issues at running back across the league, you’ll have to leap on Murray. However dial these expectations down.