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Quarterback, Arizona Cardinals

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Draft: 2019 Round 1 (1)
College: Oklahoma
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 207 DOB: 1997-08-07 Age: 24

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2019 ARI 16 349 542 64.4 3,722 20 12 93 544 5.8 4 344.5 21.5
2020 ARI 16 375 558 67.2 3,971 26 12 133 819 6.2 11 450.5 28.2
2021 ARI 6 144 195 73.8 1,741 14 4 37 116 3.1 3 172.7 28.8
2021 (Projected) ARI   380 575 66.1 4,084 25 12 120 717 6.0 7 417.9  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
2019's No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick gave us glimpses of greatness during his rookie season, but really broke out in his second year in the league. Kyler Murray made improvements in practically every single statistical category, catapulting him to being the second-highest scorer in all of fantasy football this past season. Now that his cost has risen to the point that he'll be one of the first three QBs taken in almost every draft. Murray is no longer a "sleeper" at the position, but he's someone who fantasy managers can legitimately build their team around, just like the Cardinals are doing down in Arizona.

Murray was on a record pace in 2020 prior to injuring his shoulder in the Week 11 loss to the Seahawks. This unfortunate injury surprisingly led to him running a bit less down the stretch, which really limited his fantasy output on the ground. After scoring a whopping 10 rushing touchdowns through his first nine games, Murray was held to just one rushing score from Week 10 on and he reached 35 rushing yards on the ground just twice in his final seven games.

Not only did the shoulder injury affect his willingness to run the ball, but he was also significantly less productive as a passer. Murray had thrown for an average of 264 yards per game through his first nine games, but that average fell to 228 yards per game in his final seven games. Worse yet, Murray was held to just one or fewer total touchdowns in four of those seven contests. Still, despite the major statistical cliff-dive, Murray had amassed enough fantasy points that he finished as an elite option at his position, as the No. 2 highest-scoring QB in 2020.

A full offseason to recover should allow Murray to hit the ground running to start the 2021 season, but there's some concern that the Cardinals will actually ask him to run less. We've seen an example of running quarterbacks being asked to run the ball less as they get older with Russell Wilson, who started off as one of the league's top runners at the position but has been noticeably less apt to run in recent years. In fact, Murray himself recently said that he hopes to run less in 2021. That could just be a throwaway comment, but it doesn't exactly inspire confidence about Murray duplicating the 67 rushing yards per week, touchdown-per-game runner that we saw prior to his shoulder injury. Still, even if we saw a staggering 30 percent drop in rush attempts, similar to what Russell Wilson experienced in 2016, Murray's rushing numbers would still be around 100 attempts. Only three other quarterbacks (Lamar Jackson, Cam Newton, Josh Allen) even reached 100 rushing attempts in 2020 and that high of a number, combined with more pass attempts, would still allow Murray to contend for fantasy football's top scorer at the position.

One of the most exciting offseason moves for the Cardinals has been their investment in pass catching weapons. Say what you will about A.J. Green, but he's a veteran presence who's dominated when he's been healthy throughout his career. We can't expect that he's going to step in and produce monster numbers, but it's hard to believe that he wouldn't be an upgrade to Larry Fitzgerald. Arizona also added rookie Rondale Moore in the second round of the NFL Draft, whose athleticism jumps off the charts, and has been called a perfect addition to the Kingsbury offense.

Arizona has embraced the theory of a high play rate, but they've actually run the ball more frequently than most expected. Their recent investments at wide receiver do imply, however, that they may be looking to lean at least a bit more on their passing game, which would theoretically help Murray reach closer to his passing ceiling.

Look for Murray to run the ball a bit less often in 2020, but even a slight shift to a more pass-focused offense could do wonders for the Cardinals' offensive production, which would in turn lead to more touchdowns overall, most of which are going to involve Murray. He participated in 37 total touchdowns in 2020 and that number would've almost certainly been even better if he was able to stay healthy throughout the season. He's one of the most reliable weekly options at the position given his rushing floor and the sky is truly the limit for him as a passer. If the Cardinals can improve as a team, Murray might not only be in the running for fantasy football MVP, but also a potential NFL MVP in 2021.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 Kyler Murray
QB2QB2 Colt McCoy
QB3QB3 Chris Streveler
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2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at TEN W 38-13 21 32 65.6 289 4 1 5 20 4.0 1 38.5
2 MIN W 34-33 29 36 80.6 400 3 2 5 31 6.2 1 41.1
3 at JAC W 31-19 28 34 82.4 316 0 1 7 19 2.7 1 23.7
4 at LAR W 37-20 24 32 75.0 268 2 0 6 39 6.5 0 25.3
5 SF W 17-10 22 31 71.0 239 1 0 7 1 0.1 0 16.1
6 at CLE W 37-14 20 30 66.7 229 4 0 7 6 0.9 0 28.1

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SF W 24-20 26 40 65.0 230 1 1 13 91 7.0 1 30.6
2 WAS W 30-15 26 38 68.4 286 1 1 8 67 8.4 2 37.0
3 DET L 23-26 23 35 65.7 270 2 3 5 29 5.8 1 30.4
4 at CAR L 21-31 24 31 77.4 133 3 0 6 78 13.0 0 26.5
5 at NYJ W 30-10 27 37 73.0 380 1 1 9 31 3.4 1 32.1
6 at DAL W 38-10 9 24 37.5 188 2 0 10 74 7.4 1 30.8
7 SEA W 37-34 34 48 70.8 360 3 1 14 67 4.8 1 42.7
9 MIA L 31-34 21 26 80.8 283 3 0 11 106 9.6 1 42.8
10 BUF W 32-30 22 32 68.8 245 1 1 11 61 5.5 2 34.4
11 at SEA L 21-28 29 42 69.0 269 2 0 5 15 3.0 0 23.0
12 at NE L 17-20 23 34 67.6 170 0 1 5 31 6.2 0 11.6
13 LAR L 28-38 21 39 53.8 173 3 1 5 15 3.0 0 22.2
14 at NYG W 26-7 24 35 68.6 244 1 0 13 47 3.6 0 20.9
15 PHI W 33-26 27 36 75.0 406 3 1 8 29 3.6 1 41.2
16 SF L 12-20 31 50 62.0 247 0 1 8 75 9.4 0 19.9
17 at LAR L 7-18 8 11 72.7 87 0 0 2 3 1.5 0 4.7

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 DET T 27-27 29 54 53.7 308 2 1 3 13 4.3 0 24.7
2 at BAL L 17-23 25 40 62.5 349 0 0 3 4 1.3 0 17.9
3 CAR L 20-38 30 43 69.8 173 2 2 8 69 8.6 0 23.6
4 SEA L 10-27 22 32 68.8 241 0 1 4 27 6.8 1 20.8
5 at CIN W 26-23 20 32 62.5 253 0 0 10 93 9.3 1 28.0
6 ATL W 34-33 27 37 73.0 340 3 0 11 32 2.9 0 32.2
7 at NYG W 27-21 14 21 66.7 104 0 0 10 28 2.8 0 8.0
8 at NO L 9-31 19 33 57.6 220 0 0 2 13 6.5 0 12.3
9 SF L 25-28 17 24 70.8 241 2 0 5 34 6.8 0 23.5
10 at TB L 27-30 27 44 61.4 324 3 1 3 38 12.7 0 32.0
11 at SF L 26-36 24 33 72.7 150 2 0 8 67 8.4 1 28.2
13 LAR L 7-34 19 34 55.9 163 0 1 4 28 7.0 1 17.0
14 PIT L 17-23 20 30 66.7 194 2 3 6 2 0.3 0 17.9
15 CLE W 38-24 19 25 76.0 219 1 1 8 56 7.0 0 20.6
16 at SEA W 27-13 11 18 61.1 118 1 0 6 40 6.7 0 13.9
17 at LAR L 24-31 26 42 61.9 325 2 2 2 0 0.0 0 24.3

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