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Kyler Murray
ADP: 5.9
Bye: 13
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 24.9
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 207
40 Time: 4.49

Injury PredictorKyler Murray's Injury Guide

High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

26%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

1.8%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

1.20

Durability

5

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Guide, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 5, 2015 Non-NFL Inguinal Hip Strain Injured left hip and left game immediately after inuring. Returned following week.
Dec 22, 2019 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 He suffered a hamstring injury on a third-down scamper early in the third quarter. He returned for the next game
Nov 19, 2020 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Murray suffered an AC joint injury to his throwing shoulder during Week 11's loss to Seattle. He didn't miss any game
Oct 28, 2021 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Murray sustained an ankle sprain in the Cardinals' Week 8 loss to the Packers. He missed three games

Basic StatsKyler Murray's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • Murray has opened his career with QB8, QB3 and QB10 fantasy finishes.
  • He’s averaged the 7th most fantasy points per game among QBs over the past 3 seasons, behind Lamar Jackson, Justin Herbert, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Josh Allen and Dak Prescott.
  • Murray ranks 3rd among QBs in carries, 2nd in rushing yards and 2nd in rushing TDs over the last 3 seasons.
    • Only Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen have scored more rushing fantasy points than Murray over that span.
  • Murray has ranked 7th, 5th and 4th among QBs in carries inside the 10 over the last 3 years.
  • Murray has improved his completion rate, adjusted completion rate, yards per attempt, adjusted yards per attempt and Pro Football Focus passing grade in each of his 3 NFL seasons.
  • Here’s where Murray ranked in those 5 metrics among 31 qualifying QBs last year:
    • Completion rate - 2nd
    • Adjusted completion rate - 6th
    • Yards per attempt - 4th
    • Adjusted yards per attempt - 8th
    • PFF passing grade - 3rd
  • Murray was especially excellent throwing deep last year. He ranked 1st in PFF grade and 2nd in adjusted completion rate on passes 20+ yards downfield.
    • Murray ranked 5th and 9th in PFF’s deep passing grades in his first 2 seasons.
  • Murray missed 3 games last year with a left ankle sprain. He played all 16 games the previous 2 seasons but dealt with hamstring, shoulder and leg injuries.
  • The Cardinals lost WR Christian Kirk and RB Chase Edmonds in free agency this offseason.
    • Those 2 combined for 26.4% of Arizona’s targets, 28.9% of the receptions, 28.0% of the receiving yards and 18.5% of the receiving TDs last year.
  • Murray will also be without WR DeAndre Hopkins for the first 6 games of the season after he was suspended for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
  • The Cardinals return RB James Conner, WRs Rondale Moore and A.J. Green and TE Zach Ertz.
  • They swung a trade during the 1st round of this spring’s draft for WR Marquise Brown.
    • Murray and Brown played together at Oklahoma in 2017 and 2018. Brown posted 57-1,095-7 and 75-1,318-10 lines those 2 years.
    • Brown’s speed should be a nice fit with Murray’s deep-ball prowess.
  • HC Kliff Kingsbury returns for his 4th season with Murray and the Cardinals.
    • Kingsbury has been a pass-leaning play caller, with Arizona ranking 5th, 12th and 4th situation-neutral pass rate over the last 3 years.
  • The 2021 Cardinals ranked 16th in PFF’s pass-blocking grades and 15th in Football Outsiders’ Adjusted Sack Rate.
    • The only significant addition Arizona made on the line this offseason was G Will Hernandez, who ranked 46th among 68 qualifiers in PFF’s 2021 pass-blocking grades.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Murray has finished as a top 10 fantasy QB in each of his first 3 NFL seasons, averaging the 7th most points per game at the position over that stretch. He’s been 1 of the most productive rushing QBs in the league and has consistently improved as a passer. He turns just 25 in August.

Losing WR DeAndre Hopkins to a PED suspension for the first 6 games of the season hurts. But the Cardinals traded for Murray’s former college teammate, Marquise Brown, and return Rondale Moore, A.J. Green, Zach Ertz and James Conner. There’s plenty of firepower here.

Murray should be 1 of the first 5 QBs off the board in fantasy drafts. He’s 1 of a handful of guys with the potential to lead the position in fantasy points.

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9:47am EST 12/5/21

Kliff Kingsbury: Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins will play Week 13

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury told NFL Network's Stacey Dales that QB Kyler Murray (ankle) and WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) will play vs. the Bears today. Kingsbury had previously called both guys game-time decisions, so they evidently checked out well today. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported this morning that Hopkins could be limited today, so he still carries more risk than usual in Week 13 fantasy lineups.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (ankle) is expected to play vs. the Bears today. Murray was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable, but he's been trending toward returning for this one for a while. Murray ranks 3rd among QBs in fantasy points per game but comes with added risk this week. It'll be his first action since Week 8, WR DeAndre Hopkins is expected to be limited and the weather in Chicago could be an issue.

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Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Bears. He got in 3 limited practices this week. HC Kliff Kingsbury labeled Murray a game-time decision on Friday, but multiple reports throughout the week had Murray expected back for this one. We'll find out for sure around 11:30 am ET on Sunday.

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Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (ankle) and WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) put in limited practices on Wednesday. HC Kliff Kingsbury confirmed that both guys are on track to return for this weekend's game vs. the Bears, barring a setback over the next few days. We'll keep an eye on them, but Murray and Hopkins can be penciled into Week 13 fantasy lineups for now.

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Both ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hear that Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (ankle) is unlikely to play vs. the Seahawks today. Schefter reports that a final decision on Murray's status won't be made until pregame warmups but that "signs point" to QB Colt McCoy getting another start. Rapoport says there's a "chance" Murray is able to play -- but a "better chance" that it's McCoy. We won't get Arizona's inactives until 3 pm ET, so Murray belongs on fantasy benches unless we get a more optimistic report on his status. McCoy played well in his 1st start vs. the 49ers 2 weeks ago but bombed last week vs. the Panthers. He's a low-end QB2 and a clear downgrade for Arizona's offense.

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