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.

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Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Rams. He’s a risky fantasy play at less than 100%.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Cardinals are planning on having QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) against the Rams this afternoon. "Only way he doesn’t is if Murray’s hamstring bothers him during pregame warmups," Schefter adds. The rookie remains a shaky fantasy play at less than 100%.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Cardinals QB Kyler Murray is a "true game-time decision" for today's game against the Rams with his hamstring injury. The 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff adds risk to waiting for him, and Murray's situation will include elevated re-injury risk even if he plays. Avoid the rookie in your Week 17 lineups if you can.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury labeled QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) a game-time decision for Sunday's finale against the Rams. We're not sure why Arizona is even considering playing the rookie if he's not at 100%. Murray will be a shaky fantasy option if he ends up active. If not, it'll be Brett Hundley under center for the Cards.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) will practice on Tuesday, HC Kliff Kingsbury said. The rookie's hamstring injury is obviously minor, and it looks like he has a good chance to play in Sunday's finale against the Rams.

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