The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 14 New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals Monday Night Football game.

New EnglandRank@ArizonaRank
23Implied Total21.5
18.87Points All./Gm26.831
62.815Opp. Plays/Gm62.613
5.418Off. Yards/Play4.928
56Def. Yards/Play5.721
42.50%16Opp. Rush %38.62%5
57.50%17Opp. Pass %61.38%28
  • Since Week 7, the Patriots are 31st in the league in touchdown rate per drive (10.1%), ahead of only the Broncos (10.0%).
  • New England is averaging 23.3 yards per drive over that span, ahead of only the Rams (23.1).
  • Arizona has allowed opponents to score on 43.1% of drives, 30th in the league.
  • The Cardinals are allowing a league-high 2.86 points per drive at home this season.
  • The Patriots have not converted a red zone possession into a touchdown since Week 9 (0-for-6 over that span).
  • Opponents have converted 68.9% of their red zone possessions against Arizona, the highest rate in the league.
  • Arizona is the only team in the league without an offensive play of 50 or more yards yet on the season.
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Kyler Murray: It hasn’t been pretty from a real football perspective, but Murray has consistently gotten there for fantasy. He comes out of the bye with four straight QB1 scoring weeks while he has been a QB1 scorer in 7-of-10 games this season. 

Murray is averaging 6.1 yards per pass attempt, the lowest rate for all qualified passers for passer rating on the season. Murray has overcome the low yards per pass attempt with multiple passing touchdowns in three straight games while his rushing has ramped up. Murray has rushed for 54 yards per game over his past six games with 30 or more yards in all of those games. He did not rush for 30 yards in any of his opening four games. 

Murray is a QB1 option, even if we don’t get a spike week runway. New England is 10th in passing points allowed per attempt, but they have struggled versus mobile quarterbacks when they have run. Lamar Jackson touched them up for 107 yards and a score while Justin Fields had 82 yards and a touchdown on the ground. 

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