Schedule

Opponent Game Opp RK Opp FPTS
vs 31 23
@ 22 20
vs 3 16
@ 9 18
vs 16 19
@ 18 19
vs 5 16
@ 21 20
vs 18 19
@ 3 16
vs 13 19
vs 17 19
BYE
- -
vs 2 16
@ 6 17
vs 24 20
@ 30 22
@ 13 19
Player Outlook
Murray is a top-seven Fantasy quarterback who should be considered as early as Round 6 in one-quarterback leagues or Round 1 in leagues where you can start two quarterbacks. Murray has had multiple stretches where he looked like the best quarterback in football, but he has not finished the past two seasons as strong as he started them. Murray added Marquise Brown in the offseason but lost Christian Kirk and won't have DeAndre Hopkins for the first six weeks due to his suspension. Murray has the upside to be the No. 1 quarterback in football this year, but the absence of Hopkins and some durability concerns are enough to keep him from being drafted that high.

Fantasy Stats

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Passing Yards
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Touchdown Passes
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Interceptions Thrown
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Rushing Yards
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Fantasy Points
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Fantasy Points per Game
2022
2021 3787 24 10 423 5 34724.8
2020 3971 26 12 819 11 42926.8
3y Avg. 3827 23 11 595 7 36824.5
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Fantasy Performance by Week
98%
Roster
89%
Start
#6
QB Rank

Fantasy News

  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Practices Monday

    Murray (wrist) took part in Monday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Murray hasn't got much on-field work in training camp, first missing five days after testing positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 1 before having his practice reps limited last week due to a sore wrist. Monday's session actually marked the first in which Murray and Marquise Brown (hamstring) both were available, and the Cardinals also showed signs of running the Air Raid, with Brown and Rondale Moore serving as slot receivers while DeAndre Hopkins and A.J. Green manned the outside, according to Paul Calvisi of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. Murray won't have Hopkins available come Week 1 due to the wideout's six-game suspension to start the campaign, but the quarterback still has a wealth of skill-position talent with which to make his presence felt.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Dealing with minor wrist soreness

    Murray's practice participation has been limited due to a sore wrist recently, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Coach Kliff Kingsbury downplayed the issue, saying it's essentially maintenance rather than a real injury. Murray isn't likely to play in Friday's preseason opener against Cincinnati, though that presumably would've been the case even if his wrist wasn't sore.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Practicing Saturday

    Murray (illness) will participate in Saturday's practice, although the expectation is that he'll be eased back into the majority of the team drills, Taylor Bisciotti of NFL Network reports. It sounds as if Murray will participate in most of the conditioning drills, which is important considering he tested positive for COVID-19 last week. It's unclear whether the Cardinals will use their $230.5 million quarterback during the team's opening preseason contest Aug. 12 against the Bengals, but regardless it certainly seems as if the star signal caller will have no issues heading into the 2023 campaign.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Has chance to practice Saturday

    Coach Kliff Kingsbury noted Friday that he hopes Murray (illness) will be able to participate in Saturday's Red/White practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Murray tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and has been isolating since then, missing all on-field work in the meantime. The diagnosis comes on the heels of his five-year, $230.5 million extension, which initially included a homework clause that eventually was removed after much scrutiny. Once he returns to action -- be it Saturday or next week -- he seemingly will be available for the Cardinals' first preseason game next Friday, Aug. 12 in Cincinnati, but with three exhibitions on tap he may only make one appearance before Week 1, like he did last year.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Could return to practice soon

    Murray (illness) is "feeling better" according to coach Kliff Kingsbury and could return to practice by the end of the week, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Murray recently tested positive for COVID-19 but has been participating in meetings virtually. Additionally, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site notes that Murray had his right wrist checked out during Friday's practice, but Kingsbury relayed that the signal caller's wrist is improving. While Murray is unable to practice, Colt McCoy will take Arizona's first-team QB reps.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Tests positive for COVID

    Murray has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss at least five days of practice, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Murray likely will return to practice next week ahead of the Cardinals' preseason opener in Cincinnati on Aug. 12. He recently signed a five-year contract extension for approximately $230.5 million.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Lands five-year extension

    Murray signed a five-year contract extension with the Cardinals on Thursday. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft -- who was set to enter the final year of his rookie contract -- is getting a five-year, $230.5 million deal that includes $160 million guaranteed. With that, the 24-year-old quarterback is under contract with Arizona through the 2028 season.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Expected to make offseason debut

    Murray returned to the Cardinals' training facility Tuesday and is expected to be on the practice field for the first time during Arizona's voluntary OTAs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Murray has yet to appear at any of Arizona's offseason workouts while he seeks a contract extension after a tough finish to last season. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury previously stated he expected the quarterback to return for mandatory minicamp, but Murray is seemingly showing his commitment to the organization by showing up for the voluntary workout.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Expected to be present for minicamp

    Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday that he expects Murray to be present for mandatory minicamp, Tyler Dragon of USA Today reports. Murray currently isn't present for Arizona's voluntary OTAs, which started Monday. The quarterback remains away from the team as he seeks a contract extension after a tough end to last season. Arizona picked up the fifth-year option on Murray's rookie contract in April, but he's made it clear he's dissatisfied with his current contract situation, with Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reporting the quarterback could be unwilling to suit up for Week 1 without a new deal. Fowler's report and Kingsbury's comments appear to contradict each other, so whether Murray is present or not at Arizona's mandatory minicamp, which starts in mid-June, may go a long way in determining what the Cardinals' quarterback situation may look like heading into the regular season.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Absent from start of OTAs

    Murray isn't present Monday for the start of Arizona's voluntary OTAs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Cardinals won't begin mandatory minicamp until mid-June, and it looks as though Murray may remain away from the team until then as he continues to angle for a contract extension. Murray, who had his fifth-year option picked up by Arizona in April, has made it clear that he's dissatisfied with his current contract situation, with Jeremy Fowler of ESPN even reporting that the quarterback could be unwilling to suit up Week 1 without a new deal. While no agreement on an extension has been reached, the Cardinals did extend an olive branch to Murray by trading for former Oklahoma teammate Marquise Brown from Baltimore, a move which helps to make up for the fact that DeAndre Hopkins (suspension) will miss the first six games of the season.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Affected by Hopkins' suspension

    Murray will be without DeAndre Hopkins to start the 2022 season after the NFL handed the wide receiver a six-game suspension Monday for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, The Athletic reports. Murray's offseason thus far hasn't been lacking in drama, as the quarterback notably expressed dissatisfaction with both the Cardinals and his contract. The team picked up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal April 27 and then appeased him by acquiring wide receiver and college teammate Marquise Brown from the Ravens last Thursday. Brown was set to join Hopkins atop the depth chart at receiver, but the former now should serve as Murray's No. 1 option for the first six contests of the upcoming campaign. Aside from Brown, Murray will have wideouts A.J. Green, Rondale Moore and Antoine Wesley, tight ends Zach Ertz and Trey McBride and running James Conner to work with as pass-catching options once Week 1 arrives. Whether Murray can fare better sans Hopkins this year versus 2021 is uncertain, but as Field Yates of ESPN notes, the signal-caller's completion percentage dropped seven points (72 to 65), while his yards per attempt went down 2.2 YPA (8.8 to 6.6) when Hopkins wasn't on the field last season.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Fifth-year option picked up

    The Cardinals exercised the fifth-year option on Murray's contract Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The move comes as no surprise, as Murray more or less has met expectations since Arizona made him the first overall pick in the 2019 draft. He's improved both his completion percentage and yards per attempt in each of his three seasons, topping out at 69.2 percent and 7.9 YPA in 2021. Murray also has combined for 70 passing touchdowns, 1,786 rushing yards and 20 more scores on the ground in 46 games. The quarterback's future with the organization has been called into question this offseason, with Murray expressing dissatisfaction with his contract and the Cardinals. Following Wednesday's news, though, Murray will be due roughly $30 million for the 2023 campaign, per Rapoport. Next season, Murray will have all of DeAndre Hopkins, James Conner, Zach Ertz, A.J. Green, Rondale Moore and potentially other offseason additions at his disposal in the passing game.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Unlikely to be dealt

    GM Steve Keim stated Thursday that there's "zero chance" the Cardinals trade Murray, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. The rumor mill has swirled around Murray this offseason, with multiple outlets reporting his dissatisfaction with the team and the situation with his contract. Currently, the first overall pick in the 2019 Draft is preparing for his fourth season as a pro, making him eligible for an extension on his rookie deal. Keim spoke on that topic, noting recent top-tier quarterbacks with three years under their belts (like Patrick Mahomes in 2020 and Josh Allen in 2021) were extended "in the middle of the summer or late summer." Murray himself chimed in on his personal Twitter page Thursday, writing "I wanna win Super Bowls with the Cardinals, AZ is home." Assuming he remains in Arizona, Murray will have WR DeAndre Hopkins, RB James Conner, TE Zach Ertz, WR A.J. Green, WR Rondale Moore and whoever may join them via the draft available to him at the skill positions this fall.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Seeks long-term deal

    In a statement Monday, Murray's agent, Erik Burkhardt, relayed that the QB wishes to remain with the Cardinals long term, ESPN's Josh Weinfuss reports. The statement also notes that Murray -- who is slated to earn about $5.4 million in 2022 -- has sent a detailed contract proposal to the franchise that Burkhardt suggests is "in line with the current quarterback market" but lowers the 2022-23 salary-cap hit of the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. For his part, Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill indicated that he spoke with Murray on Thursday night, noting "we've had good conversations nonstop." While Bidwill has stated that Murray is part of the team's "long-term plan," he also hinted that addressing the signal-caller's contract situation is something that may not arrive until further down the road, indicating as NFL free agency approaches that "the structure of it, the timing of it -- it's a complicated process and it takes some time."
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Dismal in defeat

    Murray completed 19 of 34 passes for 137 yards and two interceptions in Monday night's 34-11 wild-card round loss to the Rams. He also threw for a successful two-point conversion and gained six yards on two carries. Murray was rattled by the Rams' pass rush in the first half, at one point throwing a careless three-yard interception for a touchdown before being picked on a screen pass on his next drive. Despite being down 28 points early in the third quarter, he still didn't manufacture much in predictable passing situations afterward. In fact, he set a season low in yards per attempt. Prior to Monday's horrendous playoff exit, Murray enjoyed another successful regular season, ranking second league-wide in completion percentage at 69.2 percent while throwing for 3,787 yards, 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 14 games. He also rushed for 423 yards and five more scores. Now eligible for a contract extension, Murray's supporting cast will be interesting to monitor ahead of the 2022 campaign, as many key offensive contributors are slated to hit free agency. Given his familiarity and production within coach Kliff Kingsbury's system, however, the 24-year-old figures to remain one of the better playmaking quarterbacks in the NFL.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Struggles in finale

    Murray completed 28 of 39 pass attempts for 240 yards and one touchdown while running for 35 yards on five carries against Seattle on Sunday. It's a disappointing showing from Murray in a game the Cardinals really wanted to win but got outgunned 37-30 at home. A defensive touchdown by the Cardinals made the game look a little closer than it was, and Murray particularly struggled to get the ball to any of his wide receivers. Despite the Arizona receivers being much bigger than the Seattle corners, Christian Kirk (two catches for 43 yards on three targets), A.J. Green (four catches for 23 yards on nine targets) and Antoine Wesley (two catches for 17 yards on four targets) were all duds. Having dealt with significant separate injuries in each of the last two years (shoulder in 2020, ankle in 2021) and general inconsistency at times in 2021, Murray hasn't been able to turn into the consistently dominant fantasy force his talent otherwise gives reason to expect. He'll try to sharpen up his game and get back in rhythm as the Cardinals begin their playoff run.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Leads Cards to win

    Murray completed 26 of 38 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns while adding 44 rushing yards on nine carries in Sunday's 25-22 win over the Cowboys. It's the first time in four games that Murray has tossed multiple TDs, as he found Antoine Wesley for red-zone strikes in the second and third quarters. With a playoff spot locked up but the NFC West title still in reach, Murray will look to finish the regular season with another big performance in Week 18 against the Seahawks.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Spotty showing Saturday

    Murray completed 27 of 43 passes for 245 yards and one touchdown while compiling 74 yards on his four carries during Saturday's 22-16 loss to the Colts. Murray also was credited with seven receiving yards on a lateral. Most of Murray's output on the ground came on a 57-yard run on the Cardinals' second possession of the game. On top of that, game script forced the team into pass-happy mode once the Colts went up, 22-13, midway through the fourth quarter. In the end, the overall results were relatively fantasy friendly, but he does appear to miss DeAndre Hopkins (knee), as Murray has posted his two lowest completion percentages of the season since the premier wide receiver landed on IR after Week 14. Murray will attempt to right the ship Sunday, Jan. 2 in Dallas, whose pass defense ranks 22nd against the pass (245.6 yards per game) this season.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Struggles in stunning upset loss

    Murray completed 23 of 41 passes for 257 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 30-12 loss to the Lions. He added three yards on four rushing attempts. Murray struggled in the first game since his favorite target DeAndre Hopkins (knee) was shut down for the remainder of the regular season. The Lions did a great job of keeping the mobile quarterback from making plays with his legs en route to arguably the biggest upset of the season. It was 17-0 Detroit at the half, and just as the Cardinals seemed to be getting back into it with a field goal and a forced fumble to open the third quarter, Murray stunted that momentum with an interception. His 26-yard touchdown pass to Christian Kirk came with just 4:46 remaining, and backup Colt McCoy entered for Arizona's final possession as the Cardinals waved the white flag. Murray will look to bounce back and end Arizona's two-game losing streak when the Colts come to town for a Week 16 Saturday showdown.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Throws costly picks in defeat

    Murray completed 32 of 49 passes for 383 yards and two interceptions in Monday night's 30-23 loss to the Rams. He also rushed seven times for 61 yards. Murray missed a couple deep throws on Arizona's opening drive and was then picked on the doorstep of scoring to end his second series. The signal-caller subsequently rallied, though, helped by a perfect, 41-yard throw to Christian Kirk and some timely scrambles on the Cardinals' pair of scoring drives prior to halftime. However, to kick off the second half, Murray threw another costly interception, this time surrendering possession deep in his own territory. Although he compensated with some big plays through the air and on the ground in the fourth, racking up yardage, his comeback attempt ultimately fell short. He was also seen walking gingerly on the sideline after taking some hits late, Lindsay Jones of The Athletic reports. As long as he's fine to play, Murray will have a great opportunity to rebound in Week 15, as the Cardinals take on the one-win Lions.
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