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Is Kyler Murray Playing in Week 13? (Fantasy Football Injury Updates)

Dec 3, 2021
Kyler Murray

Is Kyler Murray going to play Week 13? Let’s take a look.

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Is Kyler Murray Playing in Week 13?

Kyler Murray To Be A Game-Day Decision Against Bears

Kyler Murray will be a game-day decision for Week 13 vs. the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Impact:

Kliff Kingsbury is reportedly being “overly cautious,” as the Cardinals seem poised for their first playoff berth under his tenure. Should Murray miss his fourth straight game, it will certainly cost many fantasy players a playoff berth of their own. Expect James Conner to see plenty of work and perhaps the target volume for Rondale Moore to sustain should McCoy start again with DeAndre Hopkins also a game-day decision. Colt McCoy would get the start if Murray is out again.

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What the experts are saying

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury has expressed optimism that Murray will be able to make his first start since Week 8 after missing three games with a high-ankle sprain. Murray had practiced on a limited basis in Week 11, but the Cardinals elected to keep him sidelined until after their Week 12 bye. Murray is averaging 23.1 fantasy points per game to rank QB5 in that category. If indeed Murray returns, he’ll be facing a run-funnel Bears defense against whom opponents have run the ball on 55% of their offensive snaps. But it’s not as if the Chicago pass defense is to be feared. The Bears rank 28th in opponent passer rating and are giving up 7.7 yards per pass attempt. Use Murray in season-long leagues if he’s back in action, but don’t spend $7,500 on him in DraftKings contests. If competent backup Colt McCoy makes a fourth consecutive start, consider him a low-end QB2.
– Pat Fitzmaurice

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