ESPN Fantasy Says Kyler Murray, Who Was On The Field For Thursday Night Football, Is On Bye This Week

Imagine my surprise when I opened the ESPN Fantasy app to see who might be in my opponent’s lineup on Thursday only to find that my starting quarterback is on bye this week. There’s only one problem. My starting quarterback is Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals. He is most certainly not on bye this week since, you know, he is literally on the field for Thursday Night Football.

Before you ask, the league was created by a friend of mine and I had no say over which fantasy site we would use to host our league. So let’s get that out of the way.

But for those of you who think that I might be making this up, I took a handy screenshot.

Screenshot: ESPN Fantasy apparently believes that Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, currently on the field on Thursday Night Football, is on a bye this week.
ESPN Fantasy apparently believes that Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, currently on the field on Thursday Night Football, is on a bye this week.

Apparently this is not limited to Kyler Murray, but all Cardinals players. I could only vouch for the one in my lineup because, you know, I care about my fantasy team and not yours. So, let’s go to some Twitter users for help.

It’s not just the Cardinals, either! Saints players are also listed as being on bye. The “World Wide Leader In Sports” has completely forgotten there is an NFL game taking place on Thursday night.

It’s OK, ESPN fantasy has plenty of time to fix the issue. It’s not like there are NFL games going on right now. And lucky for them, people don’t care that much about their fantasy teams so this probably will go unnoticed. Right?

Earlier today, OutKick’s Matt Reigle wrote about Matthew Berry — former ESPN Fantasy Analyst — saying that Chris Berman doesn’t care about fantasy football. It looks like Chris Berman might not be the only one who doesn’t care over at the World Wide Leader.

Written by Dan Zaksheske

Dan began his sports media career at ESPN, where he survived for nearly a decade. Once the Stockholm Syndrome cleared, he made his way to Outkick. He is secure enough in his masculinity to admit he is a cat-enthusiast with three cats, one of which is named “Brady” because his wife wishes she were married to Tom instead of him.

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