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How to handle Latavius Murray injury in the 2021 NFL Playoffs

Latavius Murray is on the Saints final injury report for the Divisional round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

Latavius Murray #28 of the New Orleans Saints scores a touchdown against Charvarius Ward #35 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the third quarter in the game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 20, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Game day update: Murray is not expected to play, per Ian Rapoport and Jane Slater.

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a quadriceps injury. The veteran running back did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday, and then got in a limited workout on Friday.

Fantasy impact: Latavius Murray (quad)

As of right now, Murray is looking like a game-time decision for Sunday’s Divisional round game against Tampa Bay. The 30-year-old running back played in last week’s playoff game, after missing Week 17 due to COVID-19 contact tracing protocols.

In the Super Wild Card game against the Chicago Bears, Murray had nine rushing yards on four carries. But he added two receptions for 11 yards and a touchdown. For his efforts, he scored 10 fantasy points with limited production. If Murray plays on Sunday, he’ll be going against one of the best run defenses in Tampa Bay, which is only allowing 80.9 yards per game.

But knowing that he’s dealing with a quad injury, it might be best to stay away from him in DFS this weekend. Alvin Kamara is the best and only running back option for the Saints.