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Kyler Murray Week 3 Outlook - Lions at Cardinals

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Thu, Sep 24th 2020, 10:22am EDT

He took care of business last week, racking up 67 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, which now puts him on pace for 1,264 yards and 18 touchdowns. Not bad, eh? That's good because he's still averaging just 6.84 yards per attempt through the air. By comparison, Mitch Trubisky has averaged 6.69 yards per attempt through his career. But as long as Murray continues to grind out fantasy points with his legs, we should be happy. The Lions have actually done a solid job against mobile quarterbacks, limiting their ceiling under Matt Patricia. Going back to last year, they held Murray to 13 yards, Dak Prescott to 18 yards, and Daniel Jones to 13 yards on the ground. Where they've been demolished is through the air, as they've now allowed 13 of the last 18 quarterbacks they've played to throw for multiple touchdowns, including seven quarterbacks with three-plus touchdowns (Trubisky three times). Murray himself was one of just five quarterbacks who've failed to average at least 7.19 yards per attempt against them in that time, though it should be noted that it was his first NFL start. Given the fact that oddsmakers have set their team total at a ridiculous 30.0 points, Murray should be trusted as a high-end QB1 in a high-scoring game.

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