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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Cardinals QB Kyler Murray won't rush his return to the field and will focus on getting back to 100% following the ACL and meniscus tears in his right knee. "Do not be surprised if we don't see him to start the season, or maybe even by the midway point," Rapoport said Sunday morning. We'll obviously be tracking Murray's recovery throughout the offseason. This latest news should give you hesitation in best-ball drafts, though. It's tough to like the Cardinals QB inside the position's top 12 in the earliest drafts. On top of the knee, Murray also faces the challenge of learning a new system when Arizona selects its next coach. And WR DeAndre Hopkins has been discussed as a trade candidate.

The Arizona Cardinals have fired HC Kliff Kingsbury. He went 28-37-1 across 4 NFL seasons that included 1 playoff trip: last year's loss to the Rams in the Wild Card round. The Cardinals sank to 4th in the division this season with a 4-13 record. Worse for fantasy football purposes, the offense sank from 8th in yards and 11th in points to 22nd and 21st, respectively, the worst marks of Kingsbury's stint in each category. QB Kyler Murray's Week 14 ACL tear didn't help, but his performance also fell way off vs. the previous 2 seasons before that. Kingsbury looked like a questionable choice from the start after a 6-year run as Texas Tech's HC that included a 35-40 overall record and just 2 seasons of .500 or better -- despite having 3 years of Patrick Mahomes at QB. We'll see about Arizona's next move, as well as Murray's recovery. The franchise will also be replacing GM Steve Keim, who announced Monday that he's stepping away to "focus on his health."

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury conceded Wednesday that QB Kyler Murray (knee) "probably" won't be ready for the start of the 2023 season. Murray underwent surgery Tuesday to reconstruct his ACL and repair meniscus damage in his right knee. We're just about 8 months from the start of the 2023 campaign; this is an injury that usually takes 9+ months to return from. Early fantasy drafters should be operating under the assumption that Murray misses at least the first few games. The PUP list, which would cost him the first 6 games, is a real possibility. Kingsbury also said that QB Colt McCoy isn't playing this weekend to protect him from injury, suggesting that he might be Plan A to replace Murray early next season. McCoy is signed for 2023 with a reasonable $5 million cap hit.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of the 2023 season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Murray is reportedly working with a 6-8 month timeline to return -- which is shorter than usual for a torn ACL. Murray is set to undergo surgery after Christmas. Doctors don't believe there's damage to any of Murray's other ligaments, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that there's
associated meniscus damage that will be repaired. We'll keep you updated on Murray's progress throughout the offseason.

An MRI on Cardinals QB Kyler Murray's right knee confirmed a torn ACL. That ends Murray's 2022 season and gives him just about 9 months to get ready for the start of the 2023 campaign. We'd consider him iffy for Week 1 -- and unlikely to have his usual rushing ability until much closer to the end of 2023. Murray just signed a 5-year, $230.5 million deal in July that ties him to Arizona through the 2028 season. He's not realistically cuttable until after the 2026 season.

A source tells ESPN's Josh Weinfuss that there's "little doubt" QB Kyler Murray has a torn right ACL. “Doesn’t look good," HC Kliff Kingsbury said after the loss. Murray is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, so we should get confirmation on his status later today. A torn ACL would end his 2022 season and threaten his availability for the start of the 2023 campaign.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray went down with a non-contact injury on the 3rd play from scrimmage in Monday night's game vs. the Patriots. Murray had to be carted off the field and is certainly done for the night. We'll update Murray's status when we know more. QB Colt McCoy has replaced Murray.

Update: Murray has a knee injury and is officially "questionable" to return, the team announced.

Update: Murray has been downgraded to out.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray threw for 191 yards and 2 TDs (plus an INT) in Sunday's return from 2 games lost to a hamstring injury. He added 56 yards and a TD on 7 carries. Murray now gets a Week 13 bye and then a fairly neutral closing schedule -- with the highlight a Week 17 trip to Atlanta.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final Week 12 injury report. "He feels great, he feels 100%,” HC Kliff Kingsbury said Friday. “If there was anything less than that we would have maybe waited, but he feels full go, so we're going to get him going." Murray will be back under center for Sunday’s game vs. the Chargers.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (foot) is expected to be activated from IR and play vs. the Chargers on Sunday, HC Kliff Kingsbury said. Brown has been practicing for a couple of weeks now after going down back in Week 6. He carries elevated risk in his 1st game back but certainly has enough upside to make sense in plenty of fantasy lineups. Brown averaged 10.7 targets, 7.2 catches, 81 yards and .5 TDs over the first 6 games of the season -- although none of those came with WR DeAndre Hopkins.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. It's his 1st full practice since going down in Week 9, putting Murray on track to return for this weekend's game vs. the Chargers.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury said Wednesday that QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is "trending in the right direction" to return for Sunday's game vs. the Chargers. Murray said that he "feels good" and expects to start that game. Arizona has seemingly played it very safe with this hamstring, so we're expecting Murray to be very close to 100% if he suits up this weekend.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday that QB Kyler Murray has progressed "quite a bit" with his hamstring injury. Kingsbury did not say whether Murray will be back for Week 12, though, saying that he needs to be "full throttle" before getting back under center. We'll track Murray's status throughout the week. Kingsbury also said that QB Colt McCoy is "banged up" with elbow, hand and knee injuries.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is inactive for tonight’s matchup with the 49ers. Colt McCoy will make his 2nd straight start.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) might not return until after the team's Week 13 bye, "depending how the injury heals this week." It's already assumed Murray will miss tonight's game against the 49ers. This would mean he also misses next Sunday's clash with the Chargers. We'll watch to see what happens on that front this week. Colt McCoy remains the next man up.

FOX's Peter Schrager reports that QB Colt McCoy is expected to start Monday night against the 49ers. That would mean a 2nd straight missed game for QB Kyler Murray (hamstring). We're updating the Week 11 fantasy football rankings to reflect the QB change, though the QB switch shouldn't make a huge difference for the outlooks of Arizona pass-catchers.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury said Friday that QB Kyler Murray's injured hamstring has "come a long way," according to ESPN's Josh Weinfuss. But the coach also said Murray will still be a game-time decision for Monday night against the 49ers. That late kick will make Murray difficult to wait for in fantasy football lineups unless you have Jimmy Garoppolo or Colt McCoy as insurance. We'll watch for early signals on the expectation for Murray's involvement.

Update: Murray is officially listed as questionable after getting in 3 limited practices this week.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) remained limited in Friday's practice. We'll see what he does on Saturday and how he's listed on the final injury report for Monday night's game vs. the 49ers. QB Colt McCoy (knee) was a full-go on Saturday, so it looks like he'll be available to start if Murray can't.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury said Friday that QB Kyler Murray is "progressing" and has "come a long way" with his hamstring injury. Kingsbury went on to call Murray a game-time decision for Monday night's meeting with the 49ers -- which Kingsbury does for pretty much every questionable player. We'll get a couple more practice reports on Murray and then see how he's listed on the final injury report on Saturday afternoon.

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