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Fantasy impact of Arizona Cardinals’ 2021 NFL Draft selections

We take a look at the fantasy football impact of the Cardinals’ selections in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1), Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) talk with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) during the NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals on September 13, 2020, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Photo by MSA/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Arizona Cardinals come into the 2021 NFL Draft with needs in the secondary, offensive line and at receiver. Kyler Murray showed improvement last season and is still on track to be their dynamic leader for the future, which means he needs all the help he can get to continue improving.

Arizona may end up going with a cornerback at No. 16, but adding another strong piece to the offensive line isn’t out of the question. For dynasty fantasy football player and those in on Murray in re-draft, a lineman would be an encouraging pick. They could still go after a receiver, as DeAndre Hopkins is the only irreplaceable receiver on the team. Christian Kirk is solid and maybe A.J. Green can stay healthy enough to have a bit of a resurgence, but if a top receiver falls, they could easily grab him.

Murray’s fantasy stock gets a bump with an upgrade to his line or an early wide receiver selection. But, if they go defense early, that can only help the team hold opponents down and keep the offense from airing it out.

Arizona Cardinals 2021 Draft selections

No. 16: Zaven Collins, LB
No. 49: Rondale Moore, WR
No. 136: Marco Wilson, CB
No. 210: Victor Dimukeje, DE
No. 223: Tay Gowan, CB
No. 243: James Wiggins, S
No. 247: Michal Menet, C

Fantasy football impact

Moore is lightning quick and a crisp route runner in small spaces. He’ll fit in well with Kliif Kingsbury’s offense. He should have no trouble accumulating receptions and taking some of those shorter looks for big gains. The Cardinals receivers had trouble getting open last season, but if Moore is used correctly, he’ll be a chain mover and fantasy producer.