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Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Date of Birth:  08/07/1997
Age:  24
Height  5'10"
Weight:   207
College:  Oklahoma
Drafted:  2019 | Round 1 | Pick 1
Depth Chart:  Starter

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB


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Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray (ankle) is officially active for the Cardinals.

Murray is officially back after missing three starts due to his ankle sprain, and he’s looking to lead the 9-2 Cardinals to a division title and top seed in the NFC down the stretch. First up, a Week 13 matchup at Chicago.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray expected to be a game-time decision in Week 13.

The hope was that Murray would be ready to go following the bye, but he apparently isn't quite at 100% yet. That said, Murray did practice fully to start this week, and Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury says the team is being "overly cautious" with their franchise quarterback. Thankfully, the Cardinals play at 1:00 PM ET this week, so Murray's status will be official by late Sunday morning.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray (ankle) is officially inactive for the Cardinals.

The expectation all week was that Murray would be held out for the Week 11 matchup with the Seahawks given that Arizona has a bye next week.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray (ankle) is questionable for Week 11.

Murray is looking like he might be a legitimate game-time call this week, but the Cardinals again play in the late-afternoon window, which might things more difficult for fantasy owners. Keep in mind that Arizona has a bye in Week 12, and the Cardinals might opt to hold him out through then.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray (ankle) is officially inactive for Week 10.

Murray was able to get in a limited practice on Friday, but the expectation was that he would be unable to play today against the Panthers. This is said to be a one-to-three-week injury for Murray, and he should have a decent shot to be ready for next Sunday against the Seahawks.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Week 10.

Look for Murray to be listed as questionable when the official injury report for the Cardinals is out later today. Murray was able to get on the practice field today, and now Arizona is going to see how he's feeling the next couple of days. The bad news for fantasy owners hoping to use Murray is that the Cardinals play in the late slate of games on Sunday, so be sure to have a backup plan if this goes up to kickoff.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray (ankle) is officially inactive for Week 9.

Murray had indicated that he wanted to play today, but this is a situation similar to the Dak Prescott one last Sunday night, where Murray is being rested as to not risk further injury. This is a long-term move, and Colt McCoy will start against the Niners. Hopefully Murray can return to the lineup next week versus the Panthers.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray (ankle) has returned for the Cardinals.

Murray has basically missed the entire game, but he's back in there early in the fourth quarter with the Cardinals down 11 points to the Rams and needing a comeback victory to make the postseason. This was an odd situation, but a hobbled Murray is in there after missing a lot of time and going in and out of the locker room a few times throughout the day.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray leaves game with apparent leg injury.

Murray limped to the locker room after the first drive for the Cardinals, and Arizona quickly got the ball back following an interception by the defense, with Murray not out there. The dynamic quarterback entered today's game dealing with a minor leg issue, but he was thought to have no limitations and looked good on the first drive running the ball. Hopefully Murray is able to return to the game soon.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray is off the Week 12 injury report.

Murray is probably at less than 100% while dealing with his shoulder issue that popped up a couple of Thursdays ago, but the Cardinals aren't even messing around to list him questionable on the final injury report. Murray will be out there this Sunday in Foxboro versus the Patriots.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray runs often in Week 1.

Murray did a lot of heavy lifting on offense for the Cardinals in their upset victory over the 49ers to open the season, going 26/40 for 230 yards, one touchdown, and one interception while leading Arizona in rushing with 13 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown. The former Heisman Trophy winner looks more comfortable scrambling around like he did at Oklahoma after it took him some time to get going as a runner during his rookie season, and that'll be huge news for his fantasy outlook in 2020. Going against a dynamic Washington pass rush next week will be a challenge, but Murray just showed he can perform against a similar San Francisco rush in Week 1.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray (hamstring) is officially active for Week 17.

Murray is battling a hamstring issue from last week, but he’ll be under center against the Rams as he looks to conclude his rookie season with a win. At less than 100%, consider Murray more of a QB2 this week in fantasy title matchups.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Week 17.

The Cardinals said earlier today that Murray would be a game-time decision, and this questionable tag was fully expected. If you're planning to use Murray in your fantasy lineup this week, be sure to have a backup plan in place in case he's out.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray (hamstring) was officially limited in today's practice.

Murray certainly wants to finish his rookie year by playing in the season finale, but we'll see how he's listed on the final Week 17 injury report when it's released tomorrow. The Cardinals might ultimately decide to play things safe with their franchise quarterback.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray (hamstring) is officially questionable to return for the Cardinals.

Murray looks pretty angry on Arizona's sideline like he knows he's not going to be able to come back today. Before leaving, Murray was 11/18 for 118 yards and one touchdown along with six carries for 40 yards, helping the Cardinals go up 20-7 on the Seahawks. Brett Hundley is now in the game for the Cardinals.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray (hamstring) is officially active for Week 13.

Murray was officially listed as questionable entering the weekend, but he practiced fully on Friday and there was little doubt he would play today against the Rams. The rookie quarterback is in the QB1 mix despite facing a defense that should be fired up after they were routed last week.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday.

This is a bit of a surprise coming off the bye, but Murray practiced fully and is expected to be ready to go for a Week 13 matchup against the Rams. The Cardinals kickoff at 4:05 PM ET on Sunday, so Murray's status won't be locked in until after the early games have kicked off.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray plays well again versus the 49ers.

Murray was 24/33 for 150 yards and two touchdowns along with eight carries for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' close loss at San Francisco. The No. 1 overall pick in the draft did a nice job of escaping pressure and doing damage with his legs while again showing off his outstanding arm talent. The 49ers clearly didn't want Murray to have another good game after he was excellent against them on Halloween, but the rookie quarterback made smart decisions and accurate throws throughout the game. The Cardinals now have their late Week 12 bye before facing a couple of tough defenses in the Rams and Steelers, but Murray has looked like a matchup-proof QB1 for most of this season.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray plays well in first career NFL win.

Murray was 20/32 for 253 yards along with ten carries for 93 yards and a rushing touchdown in the Cardinals' 26-23 win against the Bengals. The rookie quarterback's touchdown was a nine-yard run on a fourth-down designed bootleg in the first quarter, when he used his quickness to get past a couple of defenders near the pylon. Late in the game, Murray led his team down the field for a game-winning field goal by Zane Gonzalez as time expired. The 25.4 standard fantasy points were the most for Murray through five games, and he should have more performances like this moving forward. The former Heisman Trophy winner has offered a strong combination of weekly floor and upside early in his career, and he has a good matchup against the Falcons in Week 6.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

Kyler Murray nears 350 yards in Cardinals' Week 2 loss.

Murray was 25/40 for 349 yards while carrying three times for four yards against the Ravens. The rookie quarterback helped both Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk go over 100 yards despite facing a tough defense, and his 16.4 standard fantasy points was a solid outing, especially with no touchdowns and little damage on the ground. Murray is off to a very promising start, as he hasn't done much rushing through two games yet has been a viable fantasy option. The rushing should pick up, and Murray will be on the QB1 radar for Week 3 as the Cardinals host the Panthers.

Kyler Murray | Cardinals QB

The Cardinals have selected Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

There was plenty of talk about Arizona going in a different direction over the past couple days, but that proved to be pre-draft drama more than anything else. Murray—the reigning Heisman Trophy winner—is basically Barry Sanders with a rocket arm, so he should be the perfect fit as the quarterback of Kliff Kingsbury’s spread attack; our full scouting report on Murray can be ready in the link below. The Cardinals still need to add pieces up front to protect their new franchise quarterback, but Murray will have a chance at immediate fantasy success throwing to Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk (along with David Johnson out of the backfield). A case could be made for the dual-threat as the first pick in rookie drafts because of his ability as a runner, but he will be more of a late-round flier in redraft leagues.

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