Malik Cunningham
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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. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Returns to action
October 17, 2020
Cunningham is returning to Saturday's game against Notre Dame per the NBC broadcast.
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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.
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