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Optimism is high for Murray to return to his top-10 Fantasy QB form now that he's completely over his ACL rehab from 2023 and is armed with outstanding rookie wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. in the Cardinals passing game. In eight starts last season, Murray averaged 20.8 Fantasy points per game, notching at least 22 in half of them. That was good for 11th-best among quarterbacks in that time frame, continuing his trend of being a top-12 finisher in per-game Fantasy average (he was ninth in 2022 and seventh in 2021 and 2020). It would then make sense to target Murray as at least the eighth quarterback off the board in Fantasy drafts since he's had some consistency through his career and has the upside to have an even stronger season in 2024. Taking him by Round 7 in one-QB leagues doesn't feel like too big of a risk; if you want him in Superflex/two-QB drafts, be prepared to spend a top-15 choice.

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2023 1799 10 5 244 3 16020
2022 2368 14 7 418 3 22020
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: New target in form of Harrison

    Murray will be throwing to a new No. 1 wide receiver during the upcoming season and beyond after the Cardinals selected Marvin Harrison with the No. 4 overall pick in last week's draft. Murray's 2023 debut was delayed due to a torn ACL in his right knee that he suffered Dec. 12, 2022. Upon his return Week 10, he started the final eight games of the season, completing 176 of 268 passes (65.7 percent) for 1,799 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions while rushing 44 times for 244 yards and three more scores. By the end of the season, second-year tight end Trey McBride had emerged as Murray's favorite target, and after the offseason departure of Marquise Brown, the quarterback was in search of a dynamic weapon in the passing game. The arrival of Harrison provides just that for Murray, who also will have running back James Conner and wideout Michael Wilson at his disposal.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Sleeper QBs

    Murray had a surprising game in Week 16 at Chicago with 24.4 Fantasy points. He snapped a two-game streak where he scored fewer than 16 Fantasy points, and we'll see how he does in back-to-back road games at the Eagles. Philadelphia has limited the past two opposing quarterbacks to under 15 Fantasy points against Seattle and the Giants, but the Eagles are still No. 2 in most Fantasy points allowed to the position. I don't mind taking a chance on Murray this week as a low-end starter in all leagues.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Likely to play in Week 17

    Murray (illness) is in line to play in Sunday's game in Philadelphia, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Murray dealt with an illness during the entirety of Week 17 prep, capping him to one limited session Friday before the Cardinals deemed him questionable to play this weekend. His status will be clarified about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff, and assuming he avoids being inactive, he'll continue to lead Arizona's offense. After his top wide receiver, Marquise Brown (heel), was placed on injured reserve Friday, Murray's primary pass catchers will be tight end Trey McBride and wideouts Michael Wilson, Rondale Moore and Greg Dortch.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Officially DNP on Thursday

    Murray (illness) officially didn't practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Murray wasn't seen at all during Wednesday's session, but he made an appearance in sweats on the side one day later, per Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. A "holiday bug" is the culprit, as coach Jonathan Gannon told Weinfuss on Wednesday, but there's an expectation that the quarterback will be able to suit up Sunday at Philadelphia. Ultimately, Murray's listing on Friday's injury report will clarify whether or not he enters the weekend with a designation for that contest.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Present but not practicing Thursday

    Murray (illness) was seen on the side at Thursday's practice but didn't appear to be participating, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Coach Jonathan Gannon said Wednesday that Murray has what he termed a "holiday bug," which didn't allow him to take part in drills to begin the week. If Murray indeed goes down as a non-participant Thursday, he'll have just one more chance to get on the field in advance of Sunday's game at Philadelphia. For what it's worth, Gannon isn't concerned about Murray's availability for Week 17, per Weinfuss.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Ill, but should play Week 17

    Head coach Jonathan Gannon said that Murray won't practice Wednesday due to an illness, but the Cardinals aren't concerned about the quarterback's availability for Sunday's matchup against the Eagles, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Gannon implied that Murray will likely be back on the practice field Thursday, and added that there are no real worries of an absence due to the "holiday bug." Murray is coming off a solid performance in a loss to Chicago this past Sunday, when he threw for 208 yards and two touchdowns despite not having wide receiver Marquise Brown (heel) available. The signal-caller added five carries for 32 yards.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Throws two TDs in Week 16

    Murray was 23-for-37 passing for 208 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions and also tallied five carries for 32 yards during Sunday's 27-16 loss at Chicago. Aside from a nine-play, 75-yard drive that ended in a Murray TD pass to RB James Conner late in the second quarter, eight of the Cardinals' first nine drives didn't net more than 30 yards of offense. His two passes through the air marked a season high for Murray, and his output on the ground nearly mimicked his weekly average (31 YPG) from his first five appearances of the season. He was operating without his No. 1 WR Marquise Brown (heel) in Week 16, so Murray's prospects could brighten if Brown is able to return Sunday, Dec. 31 in Philadelphia.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: QBs to Sit

    Murray has scored fewer than 16 Fantasy points in each of his past two starts at Pittsburgh and San Francisco, and he should have another down outing in Week 16 at Chicago. While the Bears allowed Joe Flacco to score 21.1 Fantasy points in Week 15, he still threw three interceptions, and Chicago has 12 interceptions compared to six passing touchdowns allowed in the past four games. It's too tough to trust Murray in Week 16 against this defense on the road.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Manages Arizona to road win

    Murray completed 13 of 23 passes for 145 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Steelers. He added nine rushes for 20 yards. The game took place in very rainy conditions and was unusually delayed twice as a result. Given that the Cardinals were also playing from ahead for much of the game, it comes as little surprise that Murray wasn't asked to carry the team to victory. Even so, he did what was required by not turning the ball over for the second consecutive contest while also managing his sixth total touchdown of the season on a five-yard completion to Trey McBride just before halftime. Following Arizona's Week 14 bye, Murray will face a stiff test against the 49ers' defense.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: QBs to Sit

    Murray has performed well in his comeback from last year's torn ACL with at least 22.4 Fantasy points in two of three games this season. He's rushed for a touchdown in each outing, and he has two contests with at least 33 rushing yards. He's more of a bust alert than a sit in Week 13, but I don't love this matchup for him at Pittsburgh. The Steelers have only allowed one quarterback to score more than 16.7 Fantasy points since Week 4, including matchups with Lamar Jackson and Trevor Lawrence, and Pittsburgh's pass rush should be a problem for Murray. I would only start him in Superflex and two-quarterback leagues in Week 13.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Two total touchdowns in loss

    Murray completed 27 of 45 passes for 256 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions and added a two-yard score on his only rush in the Cardinals' 37-14 loss to the Rams on Sunday. Murray's final stat line was perfectly serviceable from a fantasy perspective, but as the final score indicates, it didn't translate the same way on the field. Murray was able to pad his numbers late with a 10-play, 75-yard scoring after the game was already decided, and he did manage to record both a passing and rushing touchdown for the 18th time in his career. Murray has thrown for over 200 yards in each of his first three games of the season, but his almost complete lack of rushing yardage Sunday dragged down his overall fantasy ceiling for the afternoon. Murray and the Cardinals will look to regroup in a Week 13 road matchup against the Steelers.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Sleeper QBs

    Murray seems all the way back from last year's torn ACL, and he just scored 23.7 Fantasy points at Houston in Week 11. He's now run for 84 yards and two touchdowns in his first two games this season, and that's a great sign that there's no restrictions on his movement. This week, Murray faces a Rams defense that has struggled with mobile quarterbacks, as Anthony Richardson, Jalen Hurts and Joshua Dobbs, when he was starting for the Cardinals in Week 6, all had at least 47 yards on the ground. Richardson and Hurts each scored at least 29.3 Fantasy points against the Rams, and Los Angeles is tied for the NFL lead with four rushing touchdowns allowed to quarterbacks.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Solid showing in Week 11 loss

    Murray completed 20 of 30 passes for 214 yards with one touchdown and one interception and rushed seven times for 51 yards and a score in the Cardinals' 21-16 loss to the Texans on Sunday. He also committed a fumble recovered by Arizona. Murray's numbers through the air were about average in his second game of the season, but the pair of touchdowns he had a hand in helped him to a solid fantasy day overall. Murray first struck through the air via a 48-yard touchdown pass to Rondale Moore to cap off a quick three-play opening drive for Arizona, and he then added a one-yard rushing score of his own for the final points of the day for either squad. Murray connected with eight different targets overall against a tough Texans defense, and he'll draw what could be a more palatable matchup at home against the division-rival Rams in Week 12.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Passes test in season debut

    Murray completed 19 of 32 passes for 249 yards, no touchdowns and one interception and also had six carries for 33 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 25-23 win against the Falcons. In his first game action in exactly 11 months, Murray looked like his normal dynamic self, especially on back-to-back scrambles late in the first half that culminated with a six-yard TD run. He also displayed an impressive rapport with second-year tight end Trey McBride, who hauled in eight of nine targets for 131 yards. Now that he's proved the health of his right knee following last season's ACL tear, Murray will set his sights on next Sunday's road matchup with a Texans defense that has given up the eighth-highest yards per attempt (7.5) to opposing quarterbacks in the current campaign.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Back on active roster

    The Cardinals activated Murray (knee) from the reserve/PUP list Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. Murray is closing in on his return from a torn ACL in his right knee that he suffered Dec. 12 of last season. Over the past two weeks, he was listed as doubtful to play in Week 8 and then questionable to suit up in Week 9, but Arizona elected not to activate him for either game. Murray seems on track to make his season debut Sunday against the Falcons.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Not listed on injury report

    Murray (knee) was removed from the Cardinals' injury report Thursday but remains on the reserve/PUP list, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. Like he did one week ago, Murray followed up a full practice Wednesday with no listing one day later. Last week, though, he ended up being doubtful to play this past Sunday against the Ravens, and the Cardinals didn't activate him ahead of that contest. It remains to be seen how Arizona lists Murray on the team's final Week 9 injury report Friday, but it could be telling for his chances to make his season debut Sunday at Cleveland. He's firmly in the mix to do so after the team dealt Joshua Dobbs to the Vikings on Tuesday, but fifth-round rookie Clayton Tune has been getting the first-team reps this week, while Murray again is throwing passes to members of the practice squad. Ultimately, the Cards will need to activate him from the reserve/PUP list by Saturday afternoon in order for him to have a chance to play Sunday.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Won't start before Week 10

    Murray (knee) won't start in Week 9 against the Browns, and coach Jonathan Gannon said "we'll see" after Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Ravens when asked if Murray would start in Week 10 against the Falcons, Tyler Drake of Arizona Sports reports. Murray returned to practice and had his 21-day window to rejoin the active roster opened ahead of the loss to the Ravens, but he remains on the PUP list. Gannon has named Joshua Dobbs the starter for Week 9, and while it's possible that the Cardinals will activate Murray as the backup against the Browns, such a scenario is unlikely. Arizona has little incentive to rush the starting quarterback's return considering the Cardinals are now 1-7 after Sunday's loss.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Listed as doubtful on final report

    Murray (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Baltimore, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. The Cardinals are no longer listing Murray with a knee injury but nonetheless consider him unlikely to be activated from the PUP list ahead of Sunday's game. The team's decision to give Murray the doubtful designation presumably means that the 2019 No. 1 overall pick needs another week or two to prepare for his 2023 debut, thus giving Joshua Dobbs another shot to start at quarterback for a struggling offense. Murray was a full participant in practice throughout the week, working with the scout team during the media-access portions of practices.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Gets removed from injury report

    Murray (knee) isn't listed on Thursday's injury report but remains on the reserve/PUP list, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Murray has been practicing for a little more than one week, but after logging a full session Wednesday, he now isn't being limited by the torn ACL that he suffered in his right knee Dec. 12 of last season. That's not to say the Cardinals will activate him from the PUP list ahead of Sunday's game against the Ravens, especially because his current on-field work is happening with wide receivers and tight ends on the team's practice squad, per GoPHNX.com. Still, Arizona has until Saturday afternoon to make a decision on Murray's availability for Week 8. If Murray doesn't return Sunday, Joshua Dobbs will remain the team's starting quarterback.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: One To Stash (QB Preview)

    Murray is the prize of the waiver wire at QB this week. We don't know if he'll return in Week 8, but he's close enough to a return that he should be rostered in more than 90% of leagues. He has never had a season below 20 FPPG and projects as a top-12 QB rest of season once he is activated.
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