Kyler Murray Injury Update Limits Fantasy Upside With Hamstring Issue for Week 13 Game vs Rams

Dan Israeli
Arizona Cardinals v San Francisco 49ers
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Arizona Cardinals' quarterback Kyler Murray popped up on the injury report on Friday with a hamstring issue, something that muddies the waters when it comes to his fantasy value in Week 13.

While he did get in a full practice, when a QB that uses his legs like Murray does gets a questionable tag, it's not ideal for his fantasy owners. The rookie already had a tough matchup against the Los Angeles Rams, a team that gives up the 17th fewest fantasy points to the QB position so far this season.

Murray is still expected to play, with nothing suggesting that he's in any danger of missing the Week 13 game, but late-week injuries are always at least a mild concern. Murray has started all 11 of the Cardinals' games this season, and is coming off three monster fantasy performances against the San Francisco 49ers (twice) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, prior to the team's Week 12 bye.

If Murray does suit up, the Rams have given up big games to mobile quarterbacks in Russell Wilson (four passing touchdowns, 32 rushing yards in Week 5) and Lamar Jackson (five passing touchdowns, 95 rushing yards in Week 12), which could make him a positive play this weekend. However, the hamstring issue would limit his upside here.

While Murray didn't crack the top 12 in our Week 13 fantasy football rankings, the QB is in the high-end QB2 range, making him playable in most leagues and a must-start in 2QB formats.

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