The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 2 Arizona Cardinals at Las Vegas Raiders Sunday afternoon game.

ArizonaRank@Las VegasRank
23Implied Total28.5
4432Points All./Gm2422
6621Opp. Plays/Gm6520
4.527Off. Yards/Play5.713
327.4Def. Yards/Play165.5
40.91%18Opp. Rush %47.69%25
59.09%15Opp. Pass %52.31%8
  • Arizona was 32nd in EPA allowed per dropback while Las Vegas was 30th in Week 1.
  • The Cardinals have allowed multiple passing touchdowns in eight straight games dating back to last season, their longest streak as a franchise since 1995.
  • 20% of the yardage gained by the Raiders in Week 1 came via rushing, the lowest rate in the league.
  • Davante Adams was targeted on 41.5% of his routes run in Week 1, the highest rate for any player that ran 25 or more pass routes.
  • Arizona went three and out on 45.5% of their possessions, tied for the highest rate in the league Week 1.

Trust = spike production for that player


Kyler Murray: It wasn’t flattering and fueled by some junk game script, but Murray still found a way to get there for fantasy last week, closing as the QB7 (20.6 points). Murray threw for just 193 yards and 5.7 yards per pass attempt (27th), but he tacked on a pair of touchdowns with 29 yards added on the ground. 

Murray was pressured on 43.2% of his dropbacks in Week 1, fifth in the league. Under pressure, Murray was 4-of-13 passing (30.8%) for 29 yards (2.2 Y/A) compared to completing 18-of-21 passes (85.7%) for 164 yards (7.8 Y/A) when kept clean.

The Raiders have a capable defensive line in generating pressure. They pressured Justin Herbert 37% of the time when using just a four-man pass rush, which was the seventh highest rate of pressure in Week 1 using four or fewer rushers.

But the back end here still can be exploited as they allowed 8.2 yards per pass attempt in Week 1 to Justin Herbert (27th). We still have a growing sample of Murray’s efficiency being severely lower without DeAndre Hopkins on the field, but this matchup and game environment are set up for him to push the volume and chase the scoreboard again as a QB1 option.

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