Despite having a hate filled Twitter war with the Arizona Cardinals in 2020, Matthew Berry has found a way to move on and begin to love again.
With the Arizona Cardinals offseason starting out heavy on the offensive weapons, Berry is bullish on the Cardinals offense and therefore the prospect of a fantasy bonanza in 2020.
In his newest “Love/Hate” column Berry lists Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and running back Kenyan Drake as two of the biggest winners from the 2020 offseason.
Kyler Murray, Cardinals: You had me at “DeAndre Hopkins.” Last year’s QB11 on a points-per-game basis was already set for a bump entering his second season... Aside from simply being one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, there are two areas Hopkins should immediately help with: stretching the field and off-schedule throws.
Kenyan Drake, Cardinals :Once he joined the Cardinals in Week 9, Drake averaged 18.9 touches per game, 101.8 scrimmage yards per game, scored 8 TDs (tied for third among all players in that span) and was the third-best running back in fantasy (19.9 points per game).
Murray and Drake will benefit big time from the Hopkins trade, simply because of Hopkins presence.
While Hopkins is going to put up his usual numbers, he will also ease the burden Drake will face in the running game and also allow Drake to thrive in the passing game.
Remember, Drake was the best weapon on the Cardinals offense in 2019. With the addition of Hopkins, Drake likely is the second or third best option after Hopkins and whoever benefits the most from Hopkins drawing the coverage of the opposing defense.
Murray will obviously benefit from as Berry points out, having someone who wins consistently in scramble drills and down the field.
The Hopkins trade is going to be a big move for the Cardinals in real football, but fantasy football fans are salivating at the thought of the Cardinals offense in 2020.