Player Outlook
Until he's fully cleared to return to action, we are not drafting Murray as anything more than a backup QB in a one-QB league and no earlier than the double-digit rounds. The Cardinals announced on Aug. 28 that Murray will begin the season on the PUP list, meaning he will miss at least four games. Further, in what is a rebuilding year in Arizona, how much will the Cardinals choose to play Murray at all in 2023? It's a fair question since Murray's ACL injury happened in December and he'll be learning a new offense and be without his No. 1 wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins. The injury also means we shouldn't expect as much rushing from Murray this year when and if he returns, and he hasn't been great as a passer without Hopkins. All those things being said, Murray still has top-five upside when he's healthy and should still be valued as a top-10 QB in Dynasty. He's an excellent buy candidate for rebuilding teams.

Fantasy Stats

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Year yds
Passing Yards
Touchdown Passes
Interceptions Thrown
Rushing Yards
Rushing Touchdowns
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2022 2368 14 7 418 3 22720.6
2021 3787 24 10 423 5 34724.8
3y Avg. 3375 21 10 553 6 33023.6
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Unlikely to debut Week 5

    Murray (knee) is expected to play this season, but it probably won't be Week 5 when he's first eligible to return from the PUP list, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. "[Murray]'s doing well," coach Jonathan Gannon said Friday. "We know the timetable of when he can return to play, but that doesn't mean he will return to play and open his window then." The Cardinals coach didn't make any guesses about when Murray will be ready, merely noting that the plan will be "adaptable" and the quarterback will have a say in the process. Gannon added that he's "not in a hurry" even though Murray is "itching to be back" on the field.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: One To Stash (QB Preview)

    I'll leave this here for one more week. Murray should be rostered in every league that has an IR spot. You don't even have to drop anyone to add him. Go get him, stash him, and then wait and see. We're expecting Murray will show up in six to eight weeks. If he's his old self by the Fantasy playoffs, you've got found money.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Week 1 Waiver Priority List

    This should be one of the easiest decisions to make if you have Injured Reserve spots in your league. You should definitely add Murray for at least 1 percent of your remaining FAB. He's going to open the season on the PUP list, which means he's out for the first four weeks of the season while he recovers from last year's torn ACL. But if he's able to return in Week 5 then you could have a potential No. 1 Fantasy quarterback on your roster. If I didn't draft Murray with a late-round pick then I've definitely tried to pick him already to stash him on my IR.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: In line to start season on PUP list

    The Cardinals don't plan to activate Murray (knee) from the active/PUP list to begin the regular season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Murray will officially switch to the reserve/PUP list at Tuesday's 4:00 p.m. ET deadline, with Arizona having decided not to activate him before then. Any player who begins the 2023 regular season on the reserve/PUP list must miss at least the first four games, meaning Murray won't be eligible to practice or play until Week 5 versus the Bengals, at the earliest. The decision isn't surprising , given that Murray has yet to retake the practice field since suffering a torn right ACL on Dec. 12 of last season. Meanwhile, coach Jonathan Gannon has yet to name a starter for Week 1's game against the Commanders. With Colt McCoy's release, recent trade acquisition Joshua Dobbs is likely the favorite to open the regular season under center, though rookie fifth-round pick Clayton Tune has been heavily involved in preseason work.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Still no timetable for return

    Murray (knee) remains on the active/PUP list after the Cardinals wrapped up their preseason slate Saturday and doesn't have a timeline to return, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. On Thursday, Arizona acquired Joshua Dobbs from Cleveland, adding him to a quarterback room that includes healthy options in veteran Colt McCoy, rookie Clayton Tune and journeyman David Blough. After Saturday's preseason win at Minnesota, coach Jonathan Gannon didn't name a starting QB for Week 1, according to Jose M. Romero of The Arizona Republic. Murray isn't considered to be in the mix for that role due to his recovery from a torn ACL in his right knee that he suffered Dec. 12 of last season, primarily because he has yet to sniff the practice field. Assuming Murray is moved to the reserve/PUP list after cut-down day Tuesday, there will be clarity on his situation: he'll be required to miss at least the first games of the campaign. But who among McCoy, Dobbs and Tune will be stepping in for Murray remains to be seen.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: No timeline on return

    Murray said Saturday that he will take a day-by-day approach to his return from knee surgery and that he "wouldn't want to go out and hurt the team or myself" during training camp, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Murray is still recovering from a right ACL tear suffered Dec. 12, and he previously stated July 12 that his goal was to be ready to play in time for Week 1. However, his response to reporters Saturday heavily indicates that he will be rather cautious when it comes to his participation in training camp, which could make it difficult to gauge when he'll be ready to suit up again until sometime closer to the start of the regular season. The 25-year-old is eligible to practice and play in the preseason at any point after being placed on the active/PUP. In case Murray's recovery does extend beyond the start of the regular season, it could be worth monitoring how the Cardinals split practice reps and playing time between backup quarterbacks Colt McCoy, Clayton Tune, David Blough and Jeff Driskel this preseason.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Starting camp on PUP list

    The Cardinals will place Murray (knee) on the active/PUP list Wednesday ahead of training camp, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Cardinals continue to exercise caution with Murray, who hasn't yet participated in offseason practices while working his way back from surgery to address a right ACL tear suffered Dec. 12. As such, the quarterback's placement on the PUP list doesn't come as a surprise. Veteran Colt McCoy remains on hand as Arizona's likeliest option to start Week 1 under center, though Murray has expressed optimism about his chances of being available early in the regular season. Murray's placement on the PUP list means he will be eligible to practice and play in the preseason at any point, once healthy enough to do so.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Aiming for Week 1 return

    Murray (knee) said Wednesday that his goal is to be ready for Week 1, Tyler Drake of reports. Murray tore his ACL on Dec. 12 and underwent surgery less than a month later. He didn't participate in spring drills last month, and every indication out of Arizona has been that the Cardinals will be cautious with Murray and not rush his return to the field. Drake writes that a Week 1 return "seems like a stretch," despite Murray's own optimism about his outlook. Colt McCoy remains the odds-on favorite to be under center for Arizona in the season opener.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Resumes working out

    Murray (knee) did squats Friday, 13 weeks removed from surgery on an ACL tear, Josh Weinfuss of reports. While he still has a ways to go before he can sprint or do agility work, Murray is showing tangible signs of progress as rumors swirl around the league about what the Cardinals will do with the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming draft. They're widely expected to stick by Murray as the franchise QB, which means they can trade back and accrue more picks or have their choice at No. 3 of any non-quarterback in the draft (assuming the first two picks are signal-callers). The timing and severity of Murray's injury has led many to suggest he could miss the start of the season -- including team owner Michael Bidwell -- but new head coach Jonathan Gannon hasn't quite gone that far, instead merely saying he'll be cautious even if the 25-year-old is eager to get back on the field, per Johnny Venerable of PHNX Cardinals.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Return date TBD

    Cardinals team owner Michael Bidwill thinks that Murray, who is bouncing back from a torn ACL in his right knee, is ahead of schedule in his recovery, Darren Urban of reports. Given that Murray suffered his knee injury on Dec. 12 last year and thenunderwent surgery on Jan. 3, the QB's early-season status for the 2023 NFL campaign remains cloudy. With that in mind, Bidwill suggested that the return of the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft "is going to be earlier than this midseason, so hopefully it's toward the beginning of the season," while noting that he doesn't "want to put any specific dates" on a timetable for Arizona's franchise signal-caller. With Murray's top backup Colt McCoy dealing with an undisclosed injury that will limit him this offseason, the Cardinals could look to add QB depth as on-field activities approach. In any case, it appears as though the team (now coached by Jonathan Gannon) is proceeding as though Murray won't be ready for game action in time for Week 1.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Not expected to be ready for Week 1

    Murray, who suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee this past December, is not expected to be ready for the start of the 2023 season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. At this stage, a precise timetable for the QB's return to action remains unclear, but Rapoport relays that it's his understanding Murray "is not going to rush, so do not be surprised if we don't see him to start the season or maybe even by the midway point. This injury has to heal perfectly." Either way, once he re-takes the field, Murray will be working under a new (yet to be determined) head coach, with Kliff Kingsbury having been let go by the Cardinals earlier this month. Meanwhile, veteran signal-caller Colt McCoy is under contract with the team through 2023, but it's possible that Arizona could add another quarterback to the mix this offseason, given Murray's situation.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Unlikely to be ready for Week 1

    Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Wednesday that Murray (knee) "probably" won't be ready for Week 1 of the 2023 season, Josh Weinfuss of reports. After sustaining a season-ending knee injury Dec. 12, Murray underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ACL as well as his meniscus. It's not clear that Kingsbury will still be the team's coach beyond January, but he noted that he's been in contact with Murray, whose surgery went according to plan. The 25-year-old could be looking at a slightly longer timeline than the norm for quarterbacks returning from ACL tears, as most of the players that made it back for Week 1 after late-season injuries suffered clean tears without additional damage like Murray's meniscus. That said, it's still early in the process, making it too early to rule out Murray for the start of the 2023 season.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: ACL tear confirmed

    Murray was diagnosed Tuesday with a season-ending torn ACL after suffering a left knee injury during Monday's 27-13 loss to New England, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Murray tried to scramble on the third play of Monday's game and fell to the turf without being touched by a defender. He was carted to the locker room and replaced by Colt McCoy, who played admirably until a game-sealing interception late in the fourth quarter. Murray will now turn his focus to rehabbing ahead of the 2023 campaign, while McCoy is poised to start Arizona's final four games of the season. The first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft will finish his fourth NFL campaign with 2,368 passing yards (66 percent completion), 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Murray also ran 67 times for 418 yards and three additional scores.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Likely suffered significant injury

    Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury said that Murray's left knee injury "doesn't look good" following Monday's 27-13 loss to the Patriots, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Kingsbury added that he'd never seen Murray in as bad of shape as he was after Monday's loss, according to Tyler Drake of Kingsbury did not provide additional details about the status of Murray's knee other than saying that the team would "know more in the morning," per Urban. The star quarterback is already scheduled to undergo an MRI, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, though it appears this examination will likely confirm a season-ending injury for Murray. Even if the worst-possible outcome is avoided, the Cardinals may take a precautious approach after falling to 4-9 on the season, effectively eliminating the team from the 2022 playoffs. If so, expect veteran Colt McCoy to take over under center for the final four games of the regular season.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Suffers non-contact injury on MNF

    Murray (knee) is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Patriots. While scrambling on the third play of the game, Murray suffered a non-contact injury, per James Palmer of NFL Network. The non-contact nature immediately conjures fear of a season-ending torn ACL. It also looked similar to the one that Zach Wilson suffered in preseason, and Wilson ended up missing six weeks with a meniscus tear and bone bruise. A clearer picture of Murray's recovery timetable will surface after further testing, but he's almost certainly done for the game after being carted off the field.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Returning to action

    Murray (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Full practice participation Wednesday through Friday removed most of the doubt about Murray's status, and head coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed Friday that the Cardinals believe that their franchise quarterback is back to 100 percent health, according to Tyler Drake of While there's always risk of an in-game setback with hamstring injuries, Murray doesn't sound like he will have any limitations this weekend against a less-than-stellar Chargers defense that's been about average at stopping the pass and something less than that versus the run.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Listed as full participant

    Murray (hamstring) was listed as a full participant at Wednesday's walk-through practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. All signs are pointing toward Murray putting an end to a two-game absence Sunday against the Chargers. First, head coach Kliff Kingsbury met with the media Wednesday, telling Urban that Murray is "definitely trending in the right direction." Murray was asked about his availability for Week 12 a short time later, relaying to Tyler Drake of that he believes he'll play this weekend. With the release of Arizona's first injury report of the week and his subsequent listing as a full participant, Murray seem poised to be back under center for the Cardinals, replacing Colt McCoy.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Officially questionable for Monday

    Murray (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the 49ers, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury hinted Murray would be a game-time decision earlier this week and the team's final injury report seems to follow that cadence. Backup quarterback Colt McCoy does not carry an injury designation into the pivotal divisional matchup, so it'll be interesting to see how the Cardinals choose to operate. It's unclear if the Mexico City location for Monday's prime-time game plays a part in the equation, but either way expect more information prior to the 8:15 p.m. ET start time.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Headed for game-time decision

    Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Friday that he expects Murray (hamstring) to be a game-time decision Monday against the 49ers, Josh Weinfuss of reports. Murray was considered a game-time decision last week after a pair of limited practices and didn't end up playing in a win over the Rams. He'll presumably have a better chance this time around, though he remains limited in practice and was seen Friday working with the training staff to test the injured hamstring. The Cardinals will release their final Week 11 injury report Saturday.
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  • Cardinals' Kyler Murray: Officially limited Thursday

    Murray (hamstring) was limited at Thursday's practice, Josh Weinfuss of reports. The same can be said for backup quarterback Colt McCoy (knee), who filled in for Murray this past Sunday at the Rams. Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Wednesday that he wouldn't be ready to make a decision on the Week 11 starter against the 49ers until later this week, but neither player appears to be ahead of the other at the moment. How the pair fares in practice Friday and Saturday likely will be the determining factor for Murray to keep his absence to just one game.
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