Posted: 7/03/2021 1:24 am GMT
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray said his running ability 'should be a luxury' for the offense. 'And it kind of wasn't like that last year,' Murray said 'It was kind of me having to run for us in a sense and once my shoulder was banged up, or whatever, and I wasn't trying to put myself out there and take those hits and stuff like that, we kind of hit a lull.'
Huddle Up: While it is probably best for Murray's health if he stays in the pocket more in 2021, his fantasy value would suffer if his rushing stats decline. His scrambling ability is going away completely, so should remain a QB1. However, he will have a tough time finishing as a top-five option at the position if he isn't making consistent plays with his legs.
Posted: 6/26/2021 4:29 pm GMT
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray has general manager Steve Keim eager for 2021 as the quarterback enters his third season. 'Because it's arguably the most important position on the field, you always put some time and effort into that position,' Keim said in article Friday, June 25, on the team's website. '(But) I would say my confidence at the position and in general is at a real high. ... with a guy like Kyler Murray, the thing that is so exciting for me is having the opportunity to build around a young player, a guy you can grow with as an organization and as a roster. And there are different things you can do, especially with a rookie contract, as opposed to a veteran who is making a considerable part of your salary cap.'
Huddle Up: Fantasy-wise, Murray is much further ahead of schedule as only Josh Allen (29.1) and Patrick Mahomes (28.8) averaged more fantasy points per game than Murray (28.2) last season. Almost a third (9.2), though, of those points came via the ground so there's still ample room for Murray to grow as a passer. It all adds up to a top-five QB ranking for Kyler entering drafts this summer.
Posted: 6/02/2021 7:28 pm GMT
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray has 'mastered our (offensive) system,' according to comments head coach Kliff Kingsbury made to Omar Ruiz of NFL Media on Wednesday, June 2.
Huddle Up: After trading for DeAndre Hopkins last offseason, the Cardinals continued to fortify Murray's supporting cast by adding A.J. Green via free agency and Rondale Moore in the draft this spring. Had Murray not got hurt midway through last season, he could have finished as the overall QB1. With good health and more weapons, he's a solid bet to make a run for that title in 2021.
Posted: 2/01/2021 3:36 am GMT
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray threw 26 touchdowns and ran for 11 scores in 2020, becoming just the second quarterback in league history to throw for at least 25 touchdowns and score at least 10 rushing touchdowns in a single season.
Huddle Up: While Murray's production dipped a bit down the stretch, his versatility as a runner gives him a strong floor and the upside to be a top-five fantasy option at the position on any given week.
Posted: 1/03/2021 10:45 pm GMT
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the Week 17 game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Murray is able to return. He is a weekly starting option when healthy.
Posted: 1/02/2021 5:10 am GMT
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (leg) has a total of 29 rushing attempts in the last three games, logging at least eight carries in all three contests.
Huddle Up: Murray only had 15 total carries in the three games leading up to Week 14, but despite nursing a leg injury, he has been scrambling more in recent weeks. The rushing stats bolster his floor and his upside, and he will be a QB1 against the Rams in Week 17 with the Cardinals battling for a playoff spot.
Posted: 1/02/2021 1:38 am GMT
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (leg) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Murray has thrown for seven touchdowns in the last four games but also has thrown an interception in four of his last five games. He played well against the Los Angeles Rams earlier in the season and can be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/01/2021 12:44 am GMT
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (leg) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Murray is on track to play and should not have any limitations because of the injury. He can be considered a No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/31/2020 12:07 am GMT
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (leg) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: Well, this is a promising development. Murray should be expected to be on the field Sunday if practicing this early in the week. He's a must-start QB1 in a must-win game for the Cards.
Posted: 12/28/2020 7:37 pm GMT
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (leg) is dealing with a 'lower leg injury' and his status for Week 17 versus the Los Angeles Rams is uncertain, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Huddle Up: Kingsbury told reporters Monday he won't put Murray on the field in Week 17 unless his quarterback can be effective, which is notable since the team is still very much alive for a playoff berth. If Murray plays, his scrambling ability figures to be compromised in much the same way it was about a month or so ago. Chris Streveler would likely draw the start if Murray doesn't play and obviously cannot be trusted in Week 17 lineups.