College: Oklahoma | Rookie
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 207 lbs
Birth Date: 8/7/1997
Depth Chart: QB.1
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Murray was the first pick in this year's draft, becoming the face of the Cardinals franchise for years to come. Murray is a big-time athlete. He has a great arm, can make all the throws in the NFL game and use his legs as an asset offensively. He is the complete package at quarterback, drawing comparisons to Russell Wilson. The only knock on him is a lack of size, standing at 5-10. Murray should start from day one for the Cardinals. He'll play in an offense that should spread the field and be pass first.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Murray should not be considered a surefire fantasy starter just yet but could be in a few years. The Cardinals just lack some top offensive weapons around him to succeed on a weekly basis. Consider him a spot play for now. He can get around 3,500 passing yards, 500 rushing yard and 25 total scores with 10 or so interceptions.
Do not be afraid of rookies. Do not fall into the "Let me see him do it first" trap. The only real sure thing at QB this year is Patrick Mahomes and he is going to cost you a top 36 pick. Kyler Murray was one of the most prolific college QBs of all time running the same air raid offense that Kliff Kingsbury is going to have him run in Arizona. In 2018, we saw very flawed passers in Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen thrive in fantasy due to their rushing ability. Imagine if they could actually throw? In 2019, you won't have to because you will see it with Murray. The Cardinals may very well lead the league in pass attempts. If not lead the league, they will be at the top. Murray could push 600 attempts. While passing volume has little correlation with fantasy success, it does correlate to the overall success of the offense because passing is better than throwing. The Cardinals will be able to extend drives and score more points as a team, which means more scoring opportunities for Murray. With a wealth of weapons at his disposal in a rising Christian Kirk, a still reliable Larry Fitzgerald, and the best receiving back in the league in David Johnson (not to mention three rookie WRs), Murray is setup to explode in year one. The only question is how high?
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray went 14-for-21 for 137 yards in the third preseason game Saturday. He didn't throw a touchdown or an interception, and he avoided taking a sack. He rushed four times for nine yards. The team has emphasized getting the ball out quickly with Murray, which hasn't led to many big gains. This dink-and-dunk approach limits his fantasy value in single-year formats. However, it could prove beneficial in the long run. Murray is an upside backup quarterback in fantasy, but he is a budding chip to have in dynasty formats.
Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray was flagged twice for false starts in the team's preseason game against the Raiders on Thursday because of his cadence, in which he calls for the snap. Quarterbacks had eight false-start penalties in 2018, and none had more than one in a game, according to ESPN Stats and Information. Murray was 3-for-8 passing for 12 yards, and he also ran once for four yards. He was also penalized for delay of game and was sacked for a safety. Murray had four overthrows in the first quarter after having four or more overthrows in just two games in his college career. It's just the preseason, so don't read too much into it. Murray is raw but has incredible upside in head coach Kliff Kingsbury's offense in his first season. There will be growing pains and ups and downs, but his upside is undeniable. Fantasy owners will likely reach for Murray as a low-end QB1, but we'd feel safer with him as our backup.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray played one series against the Los Angeles Chargers in his unofficial debut. The 22-year-old was a perfect 7-for-7, accumulating his 49 passing yards, mostly on short passes to various receivers, with his longest completion of the night going to running back David Johnson for 14 yards. Though he took a sack, he displayed quickness and elusiveness that could make him a nightmare for defenses this coming season. Keep an eye on him for the remainder of the preseason as the rookie definitely left a positive impression on everyone, especially on those who plan to hold off on picking up a quarterback in upcoming fantasy drafts.
Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray was impressive during offseason workouts, and he is getting ready for his first training camp with practice starting July 25. He is expected to get the starting nod in Week 1 ahead of veteran journeyman Brett Hundley, and he has impressed early on. "I was impressed with how smart he is, how determined he is. His future is extremely bright," future Hall of Fame wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said after the rookie's minicamp showing. Murray is already moving up the pre-draft cheat sheets, and he is considered a borderline low-end QB1 or top-end QB2 in most fantasy formats, while having considerably higher value in long-term dynasty formats.
The Arizona Cardinals signed rookie quarterback Kyler Murray, the first overall pick, to a four-year rookie deal worth $35,158,644 fully guaranteed on Thursday, according to a source. The deal includes the standard fifth-year team option. Murray will be the immediate starter under center in head coach Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid offense and has considerable upside because of his all-around athleticism with plenty of targets at his disposal in the offense. Murray will have QB1 upside right away, but he's best taken as a QB2 with exciting potential in single-year formats.
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said that rookie quarterback Kyler Murray will be the team's Week 1 starter on the Rich Eisen Show on Thursday. Murray was the No. 1 overall pick and should run head coach Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid offense right from the start. The offensive line must protect him better than they did Josh Rosen in 2018, but Murray's athleticism might work in his favor regardless. There will surely be ups and downs in his rookie season, but Murray has big-time offense in this spread attack, and the Cardinals added some intriguing wideouts behind Larry Fitzgerald as well. Draft Murray has a QB2 with upside in single-year formats.
If Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray goes to the Cardinals at No. 1 overall and Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa goes at No. 2 to the 49ers, the Buffalo Bills could trade up to No. 3 to select Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, according to rival general managers. The Jets own the third overall pick, but they are willing to trade down to secure more picks in the draft. Buffalo currently sits with the No. 9 overall pick, but they desperately want to upgrade their defensive line.
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray no longer plans on visiting with the Washington Redskins this week, according to a source with knowledge of the scheduled visit. This could be nothing, but it could also be further evidence that Murray is expected to be selected by the Cardinals with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft. There are questions about Murray's size and how it'll translate to the NFL, but there are no questions about his all-around athleticism. It would be a lot of fun to watch him run head coach Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid offense in Arizona in 2019.