Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
Buckle up dynasty fans, because you’re about to be reminded why our motto is, “There is no off-season.”
Under the watchful eye of new head coach Kliff Kingsbury, the re-tooling Arizona Cardinals finished the season with a 5-10-1 record. This was a fun team to watch throughout the year as their fast-paced offense generated a lot of excitement. The sheer volume generated by the offense created some interesting DFS plays during the season. With how this team is developing, the Cardinals could churn out some promising dynasty assets in the next couple of years.
Kyler Murray (ADP: 68.17, QB4)
Murray didn’t disappoint during his rookie year. He finished the season as QB8 with 285.28 fantasy points. His rushing production stabilized his overall floor and made him a safe fantasy option on a week-to-week basis in 2019. For a rookie, he was very efficient completing 64.4 percent of his passes. According to Pro Football Focus, he had an adjusted completion percentage of 74.4 and a 45.2 adjusted completion rate on his deep ball attempts. He also had a run during the season where he had 211 pass attempts without an interception.
The future looks bright for Murray. It appears the franchise is doing the right thing by building around him and getting him weapons that optimize both him and the team’s offensive philosophy. The Cardinals made an exceptional in-season move by trading for Kenyan Drake whose receiving ability only helped Arizona’s passing offense. The team also spent a fair amount of draft capital in last year’s draft trying to obtain suitable options for the passing game with Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler, KeeSean Johnson and Caleb Wilson. The team is projected to pursue the wide receiver position again in this year’s draft.