Fantasy Guru, Matthew Berry, Showing 'Love' for Cardinals QB Kyler Murray
Matthew Berry, of ESPN Fantasy Football wrote his yearly “Love/Hate” column and Kyler Murray was featured in a large portion of it. Not only do people love Murray the player, but they love Murray in Kliff Kingsbury’s system. And it should be a huge rookie campaign according to Berry.
Quarterbacks who can run. From Weeks 12 to 17 last season, Josh Allen was the No. 1 QB in fantasy, while completing only 51.9% of his passes in that span, last among 33 qualifying signal-callers. In that same time frame, Lamar Jackson was the sixth-best QB in fantasy while completing 56.8% of his passes, 31st in the NFL. Running ability makes up for a whole bunch. I mean since 2011, Cam Newton is the second-best QB in fantasy while completing just 59.7% of his passes. So, despite the rookie status of Murray and his head coach, the shaky offensive line and the unproven pass-catchers, it’s easy to see the potential of Murray, who last year became only the second QB in FBS history to have 4,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a single season.
Murray is NOT a bad passer. In fact, just the opposite. He completed 69% of his passes at Oklahoma last season while averaging 10.6 air yards per attempt. By comparison, the year before at Oklahoma, Baker Mayfield had a 70.5% completion rate with 10.7 air yards per attempt. Baker was the top overall pick and took over a poor offense last season. Sound familiar?
Murray is capable of special things like we seen in the last preseason game like this one.
I've personally have drafted Kyler Murray twice in two of my dynasty leagues. Once with the 2nd overall pick and the other he fell to the 4th. He has a chance to be a top 5 QB in 2019 in fantasy football despite only being a rookie.
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