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Joshua Dobbs Week 1 Outlook - 49ers at Steelers

By Derek Brown (FantasyPros), Sun, Sep 10th 2023, 12:05pm EDT

The team drafted Houston's Clayton Tune in Round 5, as a potential stop-gap option while Kyler Murray rehabs from his torn ACL. Tune was super accurate last season, posting Sports Info Solutions' highest on-target percentage (78%) among the 2023 QB Draft Class. He also led the class in passing yards per game (313) and touchdowns per game (3.5). Wouldn't surprise me at all if the 6-foot-3 and 220-pound quarterback starts games in 2023 as the Cardinals look to lock up next year's No. 1 overall pick. The team already released Colt McCoy earlier this offseason, and they acquired Joshua Dobbs on August 24. Dobbs started two games for the Titans last season, finishing 0-2 with the league's 8th-worst passer rating. Jonathan Gannon had originally remained hush-hush on who would start at QB, maintaining his stance on "competitive advantage." But Arizona finally announced it would be Dobbs drawing the start, after spending time with Petzing in Cleveland. But Dobbs starting probably won't matter versus PFF's 3rd-ranked defensive line with a secondary that looks improved from last year. Don't overthink the 7-point home favorite Commanders (as the highest projected scoring DST in Week 1), believing the Cardinals can make this a legitimate back-and-forth contest.

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