Murray is a top-seven Fantasy quarterback who should be considered as early as Round 6 in one-quarterback leagues or Round 1 in leagues where you can start two quarterbacks. Murray has had multiple stretches where he looked like the best quarterback in football, but he has not finished the past two seasons as strong as he started them. Murray added Marquise Brown in the offseason but lost Christian Kirk and won't have DeAndre Hopkins for the first six weeks due to his suspension. Murray has the upside to be the No. 1 quarterback in football this year, but the absence of Hopkins and some durability concerns are enough to keep him from being drafted that high.
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.
Murray is entering his fourth NFL season after finishing each of his first three as a top-10 fantasy scorer. Murray has shown continual improvement in the efficiency department, as his 69% completion rate and 7.9 YPA both ranked top five at the position in 2021. Murray's rushing production took a big dip last season, but he still ranked fourth in carries, yardage and TDs. Murray's supporting cast is as deep as it has ever been, with DeAndre Hopkins, Marquise Brown and Zach Ertz the headliners. In his prime at age 25, Murray remains a solid fantasy QB1.
Kyler Murray and the entire Cardinals team started off 2021 with a bang offensively but in the middle of the season an injury happened to Murray and the team seemed to stagger after that. Murray started the season with seven passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns in the first three games. He looked like he was going to be on pace for one of the best seasons of his career. Murray has finished as the QB9, QB2, and QB11 through the first three seasons of his career. The early offseason has been up and down for Murray thus far as he has showed some frustrations with the way the team has handled his contract. The team lost Christian Kirk to the Jaguars in free agency but during the draft the Cardinals looked to get back on Murray's good side with the trade for Marquise Brown. Murray will have all the tools to succeed in 2022 and to take the next step forward as a locked in top five quarterback.