Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Rams. He was added to the injury report on Friday but put in a full practice. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported this morning that Murray “shouldn’t be limited” vs. Los Angeles.
Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is expected to play against the Rams today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Just some tightness, he shouldn’t be limited," Rapoport adds. It sounds like Murray is safe to keep in Week 13 fantasy lineups.
Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Rams. He was added to the injury report on Friday but put in a full practice. At this point, we've heard nothing to suggest that Murray is in any danger of missing this one. But any limitations on his rushing ability would be a blow to his fantasy value.
The Cardinals selected Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray with the 1st pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Murray spent his first 3 college seasons — 1 at Texas A&M and 2 at Oklahoma — on the bench. He followed Baker Mayfield as the Sooners’ starter this past year and turned in a massive campaign. Murray completed 69% of his passes and averaged an NCAA record 11.6 yards per attempt on his way to 4,361 yards and 42 TDs. He ranked top 2 in this draft class in adjusted completion rate, adjusted completion rate vs. pressure and adjusted completion rate vs. the blitz, according to Pro Football Focus. But what makes Murray such an exciting fantasy prospect is his elite athleticism. (He was also the 9th overall pick of the 2018 MLB Draft.) He cranked out 1,001 yards and 12 scores on the ground last year, showcasing RB-like speed and quickness. His transition to the pros will be made easier in Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury’s college-style Air Raid offense. Kingsbury, of course, has no NFL coaching experience — so this marriage with Murray certainly has bust potential. Murray’s size is also a concern: at 5’10, he’ll be the league’s shortest QB. We’ll see what happens with QB Josh Rosen, but Murray is the heavy favorite to be under center for the Cardinals in the season opener against Detroit.