Malik Cunningham
QuarterbackQB
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Cunningham is a third-year starter and is established as a reliable fantasy option. He is an accurate and effective passer who has completed 63.5 percent of his passes at 9.7 YPA with 42 touchdowns over the last two seasons and he adds plenty of rushing production; his 609 rushing yards ranked third among quarterbacks in 2020. The question heading into 2021 is how he handles losing Tutu Atwell, Dez Fitzpatrick and Javian Hawkins to the NFL. Cunningham is talented enough to produce regardless of the supporting cast, but if no one steps up, it will impact his upside. Read Past Outlooks
Strong showing against BC
December 1, 2020
Cunningham went 19-for-31 for 294 yards with two touchdowns and a pick against Boston College. He added 17 rushes for 133 yards.
ANALYSIS
Cunningham was not only sharp through the air, he was extremely effective on the ground. His 433 total yards were a season-high and his first game with at least 300 total yards since Week 9. Cunningham and the Cardinals are not scheduled to play again until Dec. 19.
Read More News
College Football Stats
Loading CFB Stats...
2020
2019
2018
2020 CFB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Head2Head
Loading Game Log...
2019 CFB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Head2Head
Loading Game Log...
2018 CFB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Head2Head
Loading Game Log...
Cardinals Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Malik Cunningham
Industry Mock Draft Recap (Early Spring)
124 days ago
Nick Grays and John McKechnie pore over the results of a recent industry CFF mock draft where John started his draft at the No.4 spot with Minnesota's Mohamed Ibrahim, who is primed for another big year.
College Football Fantasy Five: Week of March 1
145 days ago
Nick Grays and John McKechnie break down the week's biggest news from around the college football landscape, including some quarterback musical chairs highlighted by Tyler Shough's transfer to Texas Tech.
DraftKings College Football: Week 15 Main Slate
225 days ago
John McKechnie breaks down the Week 15 main slate on DraftKings, where Louisville's Malik Cunningham is set up for success against Wake Forest, even without Tutu Atwell.
DraftKings College Football: Week 11 Main Slate
253 days ago
John McKechnie breaks down Saturday's DraftKings main slate, where Marshall makes a rare appearance and gives DFS players the opportunity to play star running back Brenden Knox against Middle Tennessee.
FanDuel College Football: Week 11 Plays
253 days ago
Chris Benzine has the breakdown for Saturday's main slate on FanDuel, where Central Florida's Dillon Gabriel has a prime matchup against a surprisingly reeling Temple pass defense.
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Cunningham quietly finished 2019 third nationally in passer rating at 194.8, behind only Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa. Despite not assuming the full time starting role until Week 3, Cunningham finished the season with 2,543 total yards and 28 combined touchdowns. His ability to run seemingly keeps his floor safe (second on team with 122 carries), and he's thrown only 245 career passes in two seasons, suggesting there is room for growth in his second season as a starter in Scott Satterfield's offense. Louisville returns their top two running backs and three of their top four receivers from a year ago. It all adds up to Cunningham taking a step forward. That may not have always felt like the case when watching Cunningham last season, as the offense used a lot of smoke and mirrors to create mismatches. Despite the passing efficiency, Cunningham didn't always pass the eye test. As such, expecting just modest statistical improvement, assuming 12 starts, is the safer play here. But Cunningham carries a higher ceiling than most.
More Fantasy News
Gets it done on the ground
November 19, 2020
Cunningham went 13-for-21 for 161 yards and a pick against Virginia and added 197 yards and two scores on the ground.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Strong outing against 'Noles
October 24, 2020
Cunningham went 16 of 24 for 278 yards and two touchdowns against Florida State and added 40 yards on the ground.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Held to short passes
October 22, 2020
Cunningham went 16 of 19 for 132 yards and a touchdown against Notre Dame and added 49 yards on the ground.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Returns to action
October 17, 2020
Cunningham is returning to Saturday's game against Notre Dame per the NBC broadcast.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Goes to medical tent
Undisclosed
October 17, 2020
Cunningham went to the medical tent after suffering an injury against Notre Dame, Cameron Teague Robinson of The Louisville Courier-Journal reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.