Friday update: Murray is officially listed as questionable heading into Sunday’s contest against the Seahawks. There is optimism Murray can play after missing the last two weeks.
Friday update: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury tells reporters that Murray will be a game-time decision. He wants Murray to be in a good place to be able to protect himself from re-injury. The good news is that he’s gotten limited practices in all week and should at least have a better chance than last week to play.
Kliff Kingsbury said QB Kyler Murray will be a game-time decision on Sunday but WR DeAndre Hopkins is out because of his hamstring.— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) November 19, 2021
Thursday update: Adam Schefter reports that Kyler Murray practiced again Thursday, an encouraging sign for Sunday.
Cardinals QB Kyler Murray has been sidelined with an ankle injury since a home loss to the Packers back in Week 8. Murray did log a limited practice session Wednesday, which is a step in the right direction toward returning to action in Week 11.
Fantasy football implications
In Weeks 1-8, Kyler Murray sat as the QB6 in fantasy football leagues and when healthy should immediately bounce back into lineups. Though Murray is known for his dual-threat ability, it’s worth noting that his success in 2021 has stemmed from his ability as a passer. He’s completing passes at nearly a 73 percent clip and leads all NFL QBs with 8.9 yards per pass attempt. Even if he’s not at his peak rushing ability in his immediate return, fantasy managers should feel confident with him in lineups.
Should Murray miss a third-straight week, it’ll be back to Colt McCoy, who’s racked up 356 passing yards, 1 TD and 1 INT in his two games starting.