Fantasy NFL
Arizona Cardinals Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Drew Stanton, QB12/24/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Arizona coach Bruce Arians says quarterback Drew Stanton 85 percent to return for the playoffs.
Insight: The coach knows he can't win a playoff game with Ryan Lindley or rookie Logan Thomas.
Ryan Lindley, QBCold12/22/2014 4:22:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley could be benched in favor of rookie Logan Thomas fopr Week 17, according to local reports.
Insight: Lindley was obviously not a recommended option against Seattle's top-notch defense Sunday night and finished the night 18-of-44 for 216 yards and one interception.
Logan Thomas, QBCold12/22/2014 4:18:00 PM
Description: Local reports have rookie backup Logan Thomas as the Cardinals starter in Week 17.
Insight: Based on what we saw Sunday night that seems to be a good move. Ryan Lindley had nothing going in the game, with an 18-of-44 for 216 yards and one interception line.
John Brown, WR12/22/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third receiver John Brown led the team in receiving yards with 54 on three catches Sunday night.
Insight: Brown, along with the rest of the Cardinals receivers, were hampered by the quarterback situation. Hopefully you didn't start any of them.
Michael Floyd, WR12/22/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd caught just two of eight targets for 41 yards.
Insight: Floyd, like Larry Fitzgerald, was handcuffed by the Cardinals quarterback situation and fantasy owners should not have started either player.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR12/22/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was targeted 11 times, but caught just four balls for 33 yards.
Insight: Fitzgerald could do nothing against the stingy Seahawks secondary. That shouldn't surprise anyone given the Cardinals quarterback situation.
Kerwynn Williams, RB12/22/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams was a non-factor against Seattle Sunday night.
Insight: Williams had rushed for 175 yards over the previous two games, but didn't even get a chance in this one to the disappointment of fantasy owners who had jumped on the Williams bandwagon.
Stepfan Taylor, RB12/22/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Stepfan Taylor did most of the running Sunday night, but couldn't produce.
Insight: Taylor got the call 11 times, to just two for Kerwynn Williams and one for Marion Grice, but totaled just 19 yards for a 1.7 ypc average.
Ryan Lindley, QB12/22/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley started Week 16 versus Seattle and it turned out about as bad as you would expect.
Insight: Lindley was obviously not a recommended option against Seattle's top-notch defense and finished the night 18-of-44 for 216 yards and one interception.
Tyrann Mathieu, S12/16/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Arizona defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle.
Insight: Mathieu practiced Monday with a large cast to protect his fractured left thumb and hopes to play.
Ryan Lindley, QB12/15/2014 4:49:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley will start Week 16 versus Seattle.
Insight: No surprise here, but Lindley will not be a recommended option against Seattle's top-notch defense.
Derek Anderson, QB12/14/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson won his second start of 2014 on Sunday.
Insight: Anderson's 2-0 record would be more impressive if both starters weren't against the Buccaneers. Anderson was 25-of-40 with 277 yards and one touchdown.
Michael Floyd, WR12/12/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd led the Cardinals with 55 yards receiving Thursday night against the Rams.
Insight: Floyd also drew a key pass interference penalty, not that it helped fantasy owners. If Drew Stanton is sidelined, Floyd, like the rest of the Cardinals receivers will be significantly downgraded.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR12/12/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was active for Week 15 and even saw double-digit targets, but didn't produce for fantasy owners.
Insight: Fitzgerald caught seven balls for just 30 yards. Given the problem at quarterback going forward, Fitzgerald and the other receivers have to be significantly downgraded.
Drew Stanton, QB12/12/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton left Thursday's game with a knee injury and will get an MRI Friday.
Insight: Ryan Lindley took over Thursday, but rookie Logan Thomas is also an option for Week 16 if Stanton's injury is serious. None of the options are fantasy worthy in Week 16 as they will face the defensing Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.
Kerwynn Williams, RB12/12/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams rushed for 75 yards on 15 carries and caught two balls for 11 yards.
Insight: Williams rushed 19 times for 100 yards in Week 14, surprising the Chiefs and fantasy owners alike. He ran well Thursday night, given the lack of a passing threat. Unfortunately, that's likely to continue to be a problem the remainder of the season unless Brett Favre comes out of retirement.
Drew Stanton, QB12/11/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton left Thursday's game with a knee injury and will not return.
Insight: Ryan Lindley took over, even though Logan Thomas was next in line on the depth chart. Stanton was visibly upset, as the injury could be very serious. Stay tuned.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR12/11/2014 7:16:00 PM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is active for Week 15.
Insight: As expected, Fitzgerald will play against the Rams. He is no more than WR3 for Thursday's contest.
Antonio Cromartie, CB12/11/2014 1:39:00 PM
Description: Cardinals ornerback Antonio Cromartie (ankle) is expected to play Thursday night, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Cromartie and Patrick Peterson make up a dynamic pair of cornerbacks and is a big part of the Arizona success.
Derek Anderson, QB12/10/2014 4:07:00 PM
Description: Derek Anderson will be the Panthers' starting quarterback Week 15 against the Buccaneers.
Insight: Anderson's only other start this season was Week 1 versus the Buccaners. He passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns to lead Carolina to a, 20-14, victory.
Michael Floyd, WR12/8/2014 11:39:00 AM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd led the Cardinals with 85 yards receiving against Kansas City.
Insight: Floyd had a chance to produce big fantasy numbers, but couldn't find the end zone.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR12/8/2014 11:37:00 AM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was active for Week 14, leading the team in targets with nine.
Insight: Fitzgerald, totaled 34 yards on four receptions and is no more than a WR2 with Drew Stanton at quarterback.
Drew Stanton, QB12/8/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton threw for 239 yards and a touchdown as the Cardinals sqeaked out a 17-14 victory over Kansas City
Insight: Stanton wasn't spectacular, but got the job done for the Cardinals. He's still not a very good fantasy option.
Kerwynn Williams, RBHot12/8/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: Just up from the practice squad, Cardinals running back Kerwynn Williams surprised the Chiefs and fantasy owners by dominating the Cardinals running game.
Insight: Who? This came out of nowhere. Williams rushed 19 times for 100 yards. He's not versatile like Andre Ellington, but he was certainly a better option than Stepfan Taylor or Marion Grice. he should be very popular on the waiver wire.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR12/7/2014 3:19:00 PM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is active for Week 14.
Insight: With Drew Stanton at quarterback, however, and a matchup against the Chiefs, Fitzgerald is no more than a WR3.
Andre Ellington, RB12/5/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington made it a clean sweep of missed practices and has been ruled out for Week 14.
Insight: Marion Grice, Stepfan Taylor and Michael Bush will share the load, but we think Taylor gets the first shot.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR12/3/2014 2:37:00 PM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was back at practice on Wednesday.
Insight: This puts him on track to play Week 14, however, with Drew Stanton at quarterback and a matchup against the Chiefs, Fitzgerald is no more than a WR3.
Andre Ellington, RB12/1/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is dealing with a hip pointer, and the injury is not believed to be serious.
Insight: Ellington could return for Week 14, with Week 15 being the latest he should return by. Look for him to miss practice on Wednesday, with Thursday's and Friday's sessions being important on whether Ellington is able to suit up on Sunday.
Tyrann Mathieu, S12/1/2014 1:10:00 PM
Description: Arizona defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is questionable for Sunday's game against Kansas City after breaking his thumb in Sunday's contest against Atlanta.
Insight: He's hoping to play with a cast, but that's not a guarantee. If Tony Jefferson has to play for him, that's a downgrade in pass coverage.
Ted Ginn, WR12/1/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Cardinals WR/KR Ted Ginn caught a season-high four balls for 61 yards.
Insight: Ginn will return to his strictly kick return role as soon as Larry Fitzgerald is healthy which should be Week 14.
John Brown, WRCold12/1/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Third receiver John Brown's production has been dropping since a big W#eek 8 against the Eagles.
Insight: Brown used to be QB Drew Stanton's favorite target, but that connection seems to have faded over the past three games.
Michael Floyd, WR12/1/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd saw a team-high 10 targets, catching five balls for 53 yards.
Insight: With Larry Fitzgerald inactive, Floyd had a chance to produce big fantasy numbers, but came up woefully short.
Jaron Brown, WR12/1/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Backup wide receiver Jaron Brown saw nine targets for a team-high 75 yards against the Falcons.
Insight: Brown will return to No. 4 on the depth chart as soon as Larry Fitzgerald returns next weekend so this is likely just a one-game thing. Fantasy owners shouldn't get excited and should leave him on the waiver wire.
Marion Grice, RB12/1/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Cardinals backup running back Marion Grice saw five carries of 16 yards after Andre Ellington injured his hip and could end up seeing a bigger workload in Week 14.
Insight: Ellington's production has fallen off over the past three games and Grice or newly signed Michael Bush could see a lot more of the workload next weekend.
Drew Stanton, QB12/1/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton threw for 294 yards and a touchdown in a lbad oss to Atlanta.
Insight: Stanton's Cardinals got down 17 point in the first quarter and he was forced to throw more than normal. He's only averaged 195 ypg this season and can't be depended upon to produce at this level on an every week basis, so his fantasy value is still at the low end.
Andre Ellington, RBCold11/30/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington left Sunday's game against Atlanta due to a hip injury and is not expected to return.
Insight: Marion Grice is the next man up with newly-signed Michael Bush inactive.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR11/30/2014 2:52:00 PM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is officially inactive for Week 13.
Insight: No surprise here. John Brown and Michael Floyd should see the bulk of the targets.
Michael Bush, RB11/25/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Running back Michael Bush, most recently with Chicago, has signed with Arizona.
Insight: Bush has never been a full-time workhorse back, but has always been a solid red zone option. Starter Andre Ellington has struggled of late.
Drew Stanton, QBCold11/24/2014 12:11:00 PM
Description: Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton was ugly against the defending Super Bowl champions, throwing for just 149 yards and getting picked off once.
Insight: Stanton's Cardinals couldn't get a ground attack going and he was forced into throwing in bad situations. It didn't help that Larry Fitzgerald was inactive.
Andre Ellington, RBCold11/24/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: It's officially time to be concerned about Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (foot).
Insight: Ellington rushed 10 times for 24 yards and caught five balls for 39 yards. We don't like the way things are trending of late.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR11/23/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is officially out for Week 12.
Insight: No surprise here. John Brown will see a bump in value against a tough Seattle secondary.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR11/23/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) missed all three practices this week and according to Ian Rapoport it would take a miracle for him to play in Week 12.
Insight: He is dealing with a Grade 2 MCL sprain and though he has said he will try to go, he certainly won't be anywhere near 100 percent. Given his already reduced role as the "possession" receiver, we think John Brown and Michael Floyd are better wideout options.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR11/21/2014 2:34:00 PM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) missed all three practices this week.
Insight: He is dealing with a Grade 2 MCL sprain and though he has said he will try to go, he certainly won't be anywhere near 100 percent. Given his already reduced role as the "possession" receiver, we think John Brown and Michael Floyd are better wideout options.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR11/19/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.
Insight: He probably will not practice much this week, and could come down to a game-time decision, as he is dealing with a Grade 2 MCL sprain.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR11/17/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught just two of four targets for 33 yards, before injuring his right knee.
Insight: Fitzgerald seemed to have fallen behind John Brown even before the injury. He'll have an MRI on Monday.
Michael Floyd, WR11/17/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd woke up Sunday and posted double-digit points for the first time since Week 7.
Insight: Floyd caught two first-quarter touchdown passes, but then disappeared again in the second half. He continues to frustrate fantasy owners.
John Brown, WR11/17/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Third receiver John Brown saw a team-high nine targets for 69 yards.
Insight: Brown has become the Cardinals' deep threat. He and new starting QB Drew Stanton seem to be working very well together.
Drew Stanton, QB11/17/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton put together a solid afternoon against a tough Detroit Lions defense.
Insight: Stanton threw for 306 yards and two scores, though he was also intercepted twice. He continues to look for No. 3 receiver John Brown, but Sunday he also got Michael Floyd involved.
Andre Ellington, RBCold11/17/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (foot) produced weak totals for the second consecutive weekend.
Insight: Ellington rushed 19 times for 42 yards and caught four balls for 24 yards. We don't like the way things are trending of late.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR11/16/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald missed some time in the first half due to a knee issue, but has returned for the second half.
Insight: Fitzgerald has just one receptions for 22 yards. John Brown and Michael Floyd are carrying the load against the Lions, at least in the first half.
Andre Ellington, RB11/14/2014 4:39:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (foot) is probable for Week 11 against the Lions.
Insight: Ellington was limited in practice all week, but it will not hold him back from starting Sunday. He will be a borderline RB1 against the solid run-defense of Detroit.
Ryan Lindley, QB11/11/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: The Arizona Cardinals signed quarterback QB Ryan Lindley off the San Diego Chargers practice squad.
Insight: He'll take the spot of Carson Palmer (injured reserve) on the roster, but he's proven he can't run an NFL offense except in extreme emergencies. He'll be behind Drew Stanton and Logan Thomas on the depth chart and has no fantasy value.
Carson Palmer, QB11/10/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: It's official, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is done for the season due to a torn left ACL.
Insight: Palmer, who just agreed to a three-year, $50M contract extension, was placed on injured reserve. While the Cardinals may still be able to win under quarterback Drew Stanton, its doubtful he can put up Palmer-like fantasy numbers.
Michael Floyd, WRCold11/10/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd had just one reception on four targets.
Insight: Floyd continues to frustrate fantasy owners. In Bruce Arians' offense, it is hard to predict which receivers will get the ball week-to-week, but Flolyd now appears to be behind both Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown.
John Brown, WRHot11/10/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Third receiver John Brown had his second big game in three weeks, posting five catches for 73 yards and the game-winning score.
Insight: Brown has become the Cardinals' deep threat and as such his numbers wil fluctuate. He and new starting QB Drew Stanton could be a boon to his totals.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR11/10/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald had a team-high 10 targets and nione receptions for 112 yards.
Insight: Fitzgerald might be the best possession receiver in the league. That's not a knock on him, he just isn't getting into the end zone often enough for fantasy owners.
Andre Ellington, RB11/10/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington couldn't get much going this weekend.
Insight: Ellington's foot issue didn't appear to be a factor, but in 23 touches he amassed just 42 yards. He did run one in from three yards out, so fantasy owners did get double-digit points.
Drew Stanton, QB11/10/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton is expected to be the guy to lead the 8-1 Cardinals from here on out after Carson Palmer injured a knee Sunday against St. Louis.
Insight: Stanton was 3-of-5 for 85 yards and a touchdown in leading the Cardinals to the win against the Rams. Stanton has three touchdown passes this season - all to John Brown. This is a great opportunity to show he is a starting NFL quarterback and he has plenty of weapons on offense. His fantasy value should be similar to Palmer's value.
Carson Palmer, QB11/10/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer will undergo further testing on Monday, but is believed to have a torn left ACL.
Insight: Palmer, who just agreed to a three-year, $50M contract extension, is likely done for the season. He injured the same knee nine years ago. Drew Stanton will take over the 8-1 Cardinals offense.
Carson Palmer, QB11/9/2014 6:48:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer went down in a heap, untouched and left the game with a left knee injury.
Insight: Palmer has thrown for 241 yards, but his team is down 14-10 and he was taken by cart to the locker room.
John Carlson, TE11/2/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Cardinals tight end John Carlson caught a touchdown against the Cowboys on Sunday.
Insight: Carlson had just two catches for 19 yards, but he rewarded owners with a touchdown. Carlson actually led the Cardinals with eight targets as well.
Michael Floyd, WRCold11/2/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd continues to frustrate fantasy owners.
Insight: Floyd was again not really a part of the Cardinals attack. He did catch four passes for 36 yards this week. That's at least better than his zero catches last week. In Bruce Arians offense, it is hard to predict which receivers will get the ball week-to-week.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR11/2/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald led the way in the passing game with five catches and 70 yards against the Cowboys.
Insight: Fitzgerald had two straight weeks of at least five catches and 70 yards. The Cardinals offense is not going to specifically target one wideout, but Fitzgerald is making big plays with the limited targets he gets.
Andre Ellington, RB11/2/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is the definition of a workhorse back.
Insight: Fantasy owners got a scare before the season started with Ellington's foot issue. He has rarely been limited in any game. In Week 9 against the Cowboys, he had 25 touches, gained 134 yards and scored.
Carson Palmer, QB11/2/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer threw three more touchdowns in Week 9 against the Cowboys.
Insight: Palmer was 22-of-34 with 249 yards and a lone pick to go with the three touchdowns. He is a low-end QB1 in 10 of 12 team leagues.
Andre Ellington, RB11/2/2014 11:39:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Insight: That's not really anything new. Backup running back Stepfan Taylor, however, is inactive, so Ellington's chances of scoring go up. Not that that really should effect any lineups as Ellington should be starting in all leagues.
Stepfan Taylor, RB10/30/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: Cardinals No. 2 running back Stepfan Taylor is expected to miss 2-4 weeks due to a calf injury suffered early in the game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Andre Ellington has been carrying the workload, but Taylor has been usefull in the red zone. Marion Grice figures to inherit the backup role.
Patrick Peterson, CB10/27/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Cardinals top cornerback, Patrick Peterson, left Sunday's game with a concussion and will have to proceed throught he required protocol before he can play next week.
Insight: Peterson is the Cardinals best defender and dangerous kick returned when called upon. The needs him to be on the field next Sunday when they face Dez Bryant and the Cowboys.
Stepfan Taylor, RB10/27/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Cardinals No. 2 running back Stepfan Taylor is expected to miss time due to a calf injury suffered early in the game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Andre Ellington has been carrying the workload, but Taylor has been usefull in the red zone. Marion Grice figures to inherit the backup role.
John Brown, WR10/27/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: Third-round selection John Brown exploded in the final minutes with a 75-yard touchdown catch and run which turned out to bethe game-winner.
Insight: He's a small, fast receiver and beat the Eagles secondary. It was his first fantasy-worthy game since Week 2, but he seems to have a future.
Michael Floyd, WRCold10/27/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd wasn't part of the offensive explosion in this one against Philadelphia.
Insight: Floyd was targeted four times, but didn't catch a pass. Sunday was Larry Fitzgerald's day to be the guy.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR10/27/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has always "owned" the Eagles and Sunday was an extention of that.
Insight: Fitzgerald finished the day with seven receptions for 160 yards and a score, highlighted by an 80-yard touchdown catch and run.
Carson Palmer, QB10/27/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer wasn[t very good in this one, but two huge plays, pushed his numbers into the stratisphere.
Insight: Touchdown passes of 80-yard and 75-yards amounted for about half his total for the entire afternoon (20-of-42 for 329 yards and two scores).
Andre Ellington, RB10/27/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Ellington is usually also involved in the passing game, but he wasn't a big part in this one which limited his fantasy value.
Patrick Peterson, CB10/26/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Cardinals top cornerback, Patrick Peterson has left the game with a concussion.
Insight: Peterson is already an excellent cornerback and dangerous punt returner, but he can't stop Jeremy Maclin from the bench and that's where he'll be stuck for the rest of the game.
Andre Ellington, RB10/23/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (partial tendon tear) says his foot isn't going to feel better until after the season is over., according to Cardinals reporter Mike Jurecki.
Insight: Ellington's injury isn't hurting his workload, he's averaging 26 touches and 108 combined yards per game, but he's only averaging 3.7 ypc in 2014 versus 5.5 ypc last season.
Andre Ellington, RB10/22/2014 3:57:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (ribs, foot) was limited during Wednesday's practice session.
Insight: There does not seem to be any issues with Ellington's injuries, putting him on track to be an RB1 this weekend against the Eagles.
Michael Floyd, WR10/20/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd's poor day was saved by a 33-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
Insight: Floyd has caught just 47 yards worth of passes in each of the past two games, but he's scored in each game so give fantasy owners double-digits.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR10/20/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald was dull on Sunday against Oakland, catching just four short balls for 21 yards.
Insight: Fitzgerald is no longer the Cardinals' deep threat, but he can still give fantasy owners solid production most of the time. Chalk this one up to not being needed to beat the Raiders.
Carson Palmer, QB10/20/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer was solid Sunday against Oakland, throwing for 253 yards and two scores.
Insight: The Arizona offense runs so much more efficiently with Palmer under center. He's thrown two touchdowns passes in all three games he's played this season. Oh, and the team is 3-0 under his direction.
Andre Ellington, RB10/20/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington saw another full workload, rushing 24 times and seeing nine targets.
Insight: Ellington rushed for 88 yards (3.7 ypc) and caught six for 72 yards, but failed to get into the end zone. Fantasy owners love the workload as long as his foot injury doesn't get any worse. They can't be happy that backup RB Stepfan Taylor scored twice.
Carson Palmer, QB10/15/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is fully practicing this week according to azcardinals.com.
Insight: Palmer did not suffer a setback in Week 6 against the Redskins and is safe to pickup and stream against the Raiders in Week 7.
Calais Campbell, DE10/14/2014 9:11:00 PM
Description: Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell has began jogging and is expected to return in Week 8 according to Fox Sports 1.
Insight: Campbell sprained his MCL on a controversial low block from Broncos tight end Julius Thomas in Week 5. Ed Stinson, who started for Campbell this past week, will start again in Week 7.
Carson Palmer, QB10/13/2014 4:33:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer threw 44 times for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns and according to coach Bruce Arians felt good Monday.
Insight: Palmer's shoulder must have felt good to throw that often and now that he's still ok a day later fantasy owners should be confident that he'll play in Week 7.
Michael Floyd, WR10/13/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd's day was saved by a 20-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.
Insight: Floyd caught just three balls for 27 yards over the final three quarters. We've come to expect more, but he still managed double digit fantasy points.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR10/13/2014 10:37:00 AM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald led Arizona in receiving with 98 yards and a score on six receptions.
Insight: Fitzgerald obviously enjoyed the return of Carson Palmer. He's no longer the Cardinals' deep threat, but he can still give fantasy owners solid production.
Andre Ellington, RB10/13/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington saw another full workload.
Insight: Ellington rushed for 67 yards on 19 carries and caught six balls, but for just 26 yards.
Carson Palmer, QB10/13/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer threw 44 times for 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Insight: Palmer's shoulder must have felt good to throw that often. he hit both Larry Fitzgerald and Michale Floyd for touchdowns.
Carson Palmer, QB10/12/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer made all the throws in pregame and is active and expected to start against the Washington Redskins.
Insight: Palmer's return should boost the values for Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.
Drew Stanton, QB10/10/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton has been cleared to play in Week 6 against the Redskins.
Insight: Stanton had to pass one more concussion test in order for doctors to give him the go-ahead to suit up. There is still a chance Carson Palmer gets the start for the first time since Week 1, but this news pretty much rules out Logan Thomas making his first career start in the NFL.
Andre Ellington, RB10/10/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is a solid RB1 despite the quarterback situation in Arizona.
Insight: Ellington probably sees his stock rise because third-string quarterback Logan Thomas might start. The Redskins defense hasn't allowed many fantasy points to opposing backs this year, but they did allowed 225 rushing yards to Seattle at home. Ellington should see more than 20 touches on Sunday.
Carson Palmer, QB10/10/2014 4:37:00 PM
Description: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told azcardinals.com that quarterback Carson Palmer threw at Friday's practice and had "some decent velocity" on this passes.
Insight: Arians also added that for the first time in 20 years, he honestly does not know who is starting at quarterback. It is encouraging Palmer threw in some capacity at practice. He very well could get the starting nod with backup Drew Stanton still not fully cleared from his concussion.
Logan Thomas, QB10/9/2014 5:45:00 PM
Description: With Carson Palmer likely out for Week 6 and Drew Stanton still to undergo a concussion test, third-string quarterback Logan Thomas is taking all the first-team reps in practice this week.
Insight: Thomas did not look very good against the Broncos, going 1-for-8 but that pass went for 81 yards and a touchdown to Andre Ellington. The week of practice will likely help the rookie for this Sunday if he does indeed start against the Redskins. Thomas is not on the fantasy radar yet, but the bigger concern is whether Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd take a dip in value with Thomas under center.
Drew Stanton, QB10/9/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton (concussion) has yet to pass his final test.
Insight: Stanton apparently is "feeling good", according to Darren Urban, but still has another step to get through, in the concussion protocol. Carson Palmer (shoulder) continues to look unlikely for Week 6 against Washington. Logan Thomas would get his first career start, if both Palmer and Stanton are unable to suit up.
Carson Palmer, QB10/9/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer was limited in Thursday's practice due to his shoulder issue and will be in Denver on Friday to receive treatment according to FOX Sports.
Insight: This makes Palmer unlikely for Week 6. With the Cardinals already having their bye, fantasy owners are likely growing impatient with Palmer, who still really doesn't know when he will be able to play.
Andre Ellington, RB10/8/2014 8:06:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington was limited in Wednesday's practice because of his foot.
Insight: Ellington has not fully practiced all season because of his foot, so this really isn't a concern. Washington is a tough matchup, but Marshawn Lynch gained over 100 yards of offense and caught a touchdown pass, so Ellington is a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2.
Carson Palmer, QB10/8/2014 4:19:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (shoulder) got in a limited practice on Wednesday.
Insight: He has been throwing the past two days without any issues, but coach Bruce Arians indicated that Palmer would have to get in a full practice session to be declared eligible to start Sunday against the Redskins. Owners must monitor his progress as we move forward, this week.
Jay Feely, K10/6/2014 1:08:00 PM
Description: Former long-time Arizona kicker Jay Feely will be in Detroit for a visit and could be a replacement for Alex Henery, who was waived Monday.
Insight: Feely went 30-for-36 last season for the Cardinals. The combination of Nate Freese and Henery went 4-of-12.
Michael Floyd, WRCold10/6/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd disappeared Sunday, catching just one ball for seven yards.
Insight: He was targeted seven times which is respectable. A check of his game log shows he's got a pattern of putting up big numbers every other game so plan on a big day in Week 6.
Andre Ellington, RB10/6/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington couldn't get anything going in the running game, but his pass-catching skills saved fantasy owners.
Insight: Ellington rushed 16 times for just 32 yards, but caught four balls for 112 yards, including an 81-yard catch and run for a score. That's the advantage of having a RB who is also part of the passing packages.
Drew Stanton, QB10/5/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton left the Week 5 against the Broncos and is being checked for a concussion.
Insight: With Carson Palmer inactive, that leaves just Logan Thomas to lead the Cardinals offense. Thomas is a rookie out of Virginia Tech.
Drew Stanton, QB10/3/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton will get another start in Week 5 against the Broncos.
Insight: Carson Palmer is still not healed from a nerve issue, which will allow Stanton to make his third start of the season. With Pamler's injury acting in an unpredictable way, Stanton could be Arizona's starter for the foreseeable future.
Carson Palmer, QB10/3/2014 5:09:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has been declared out for Week 5 against Denver.
Insight: Drew Stanton will continue to fill in for the undefeated Cardinals, though he's yet to produce big numbers (32-of-62 for 411 yards and two touchdowns in his two starts).
Carson Palmer, QB10/1/2014 9:07:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is seeking a second opinion on his shoulder.
Insight: Good news came out yesterday about Palmer throwing, as the nerve issue is in his throwing shoulder. However, things are certainly not right with him, and he should be considered extremely questionable to start Sunday at Denver. Drew Stanton will continue to fill in for the undefeated Cardinals.
Carson Palmer, QB9/30/2014 2:00:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is probable for Sunday's game against Denver, though he also said "the nerve in his shoulder hasn't progressed as much as he had hoped," to Ed Werder.
Insight: It sounds like Palmer is certainly not 100 percent, and given that, management might not start him. Drew Stanton is still an option until we hear further on Palmer's condition.
Carson Palmer, QB9/25/2014 2:20:00 PM
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer said he will "definitely" be back following the team's Week 4 bye according to ESPN.
Insight: It sounds like Palmer is past the worst of the damaged nerve in his shoulder. He has tossed the ball around a little bit, and he hopes to finally throw for real later this week. However, do not expect Palmer's arm strength to return over night, which makes not only Palmer owners nervous but also Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and even Andre Ellington owners nervous as well.
Antonio Cromartie, CB9/22/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Cardinals ornerback Antonio Cromartie suffered a hyperentended knee and bone bruise in Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Insight: Cromartie will likely miss a few games, but at least he avoided any tears. Jerraud Powers will likely play across from All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson and that's where defenses will attack.
Michael Floyd, WR9/22/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd was temporary starter Drew Stanton's favorite target seeing catching 5-of-9 targets for 114 yards.
Insight: Floyd appears to be the number one option in Arizona's passing attack ahead of veteran Larry Fitzgerald bouncing back from a disappointing Week 2 effort for his second 100-yard game in three contests.
Drew Stanton, QB9/22/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Cardinals backup quarterback Drew Stanton was the starter again in Week 3 while Carson Palmer tries to get over his shoulder injury and he played well.
Insight: Stanton was 18-of-33 for 244 yards and two scores without throwing an interception. He seemed to favor Michael Floyd over Larry Fitzgerald.
Carson Palmer, QB9/19/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Arizona QB Carson Palmer has no idea when he'll be able to return to the field, but has already been ruled out for Week3.
Insight: "It's just one of those things you've just got to wait and hope it wakes up," he told the Arizona Republic. Drew Stanton started and won the game with the New York Giants in Week 2, though he wasn't fantasy worthy.
Drew Stanton, QB9/19/2014 3:50:00 PM
Description: Cardinals backup quarterback Drew Stanton will be the starter in Week 3 while Carson Palmer tries to get over his shoulder injury.
Insight: Stanton was 14-of-29 for 167 yards and no scores against the New York Giants in his first start last Sunday. The Cardinals face the 49ers, so despite having two solid receivers in Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, we recommend staying away.
Dave Zastudil, P9/19/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: Cardinals punter Dave Zastudil is questionable for Sunday's game against San Francisco due to a groin injury.
Insight: Arizona has signed another punter - Drew Butler.
Michael Floyd, WR9/16/2014 3:47:00 PM
Description: Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd had a down week during Sunday's victory over the Giants.
Insight: He had only one catch for 19 yards, but did have six targets. Floyd is now the number one option in Arizona's passing attack, but for however long Drew Stanton is under center, his production will be inconsistent. Floyd is still a WR2 moving forward.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR9/16/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald led Arizona in receiving during the team's Week 2 victory.
Insight: Fitzgerald has clearly lost a step, and with Carson Palmer still on the shelf, owners could continue to be frustrated by Fitz's production. He had six catches for 51 yards on Sunday. Fitzgerald is WR3 for now, with WR2 potential.
John Abraham, DE9/15/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: Cardinals rush linebacker John Abraham has passed his concussion test and is expected to return to the team on Tuesday, according to Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910.
Insight: Abraham's status is up in the air for Week 3, but it appears he's not going to retire over this concussion.
Drew Stanton, QB9/15/2014 1:38:00 PM
Description: Cardinals backup quarterback Drew Stanton figures to see another week under center while starter Carson Palmer tries to get over his shoulder injury.
Insight: Stanton was 14-of-29 for 167 yards and no scores against the Giants. The Cardinals have the 49ers next up on the schedule, so despite having two solid receivers in Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, we recommend staying away.
Carson Palmer, QB9/15/2014 1:34:00 PM
Description: Arizona QB Carson Palmer has no idea when he'll be able to return to the field.
Insight: "It's just one of those things you've just got to wait and hope it wakes up," he told the Arizona Republic. Drew Stanton started and won the game with the Giants, though he wasn't fantasy worthy.
Andre Ellington, RB9/14/2014 4:32:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington continues to produce despite the bad foot.
Insight: He received 16 touches and put up 101 total yards. It would have been a better day save for a touchdown vulture by Jonathan Dwyer.
Andre Ellington, RB9/14/2014 4:22:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (foot) will continue to miss practices while dealing with the injury, but unless we hear differently we will expect him to play on Sunday.
Insight: He received 16 touches and put up 101 total yards in Week 2. It would have been a better day save for a touchdown vulture by Jonathan Dwyer.
Drew Stanton, QB9/14/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Cardinals backup quarterback Drew Stanton is expected to take over with Carson Palmer sidelined by a shoulder injury.
Insight: Stanton saw plenty of practice this week with Palmer limited. The result could be a move toward the running game and a fall in value for Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.
Michael Floyd, WR9/13/2014 3:17:00 PM
Description: ESPN New York expects Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to shadow Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd.
Insight: That means Larry Fitzgerald will draw Walter Thurmond and Prince Amukamara covering him. It does not really change our expectations for Floyd this week, he is the No. 6 ranked WR for Week 2, but it proves that Floyd will likely have to deal with the opposition's top corner going forward.
Andre Ellington, RB9/11/2014 1:30:00 PM
Description: Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is pleased with the way running back Andre Ellington's foot responded to Monday night's 18 touches.
Insight: "A lot less sore than he though he was going to be," Arians said according to azcardinals.com. "It's much better than we hoped." Elllington missed practice on Wednesday, but he should get limited reps by Friday. As long as Arians keeps feeding Ellington the ball, which he should, plug Ellington into your lineup.
John Abraham, DE9/10/2014 2:40:00 PM
Description: Cardinals rush linebacker John Abraham has left the team due to a concussion suffered in Monday's game, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Abraham's status is up in the air, both for this week and for the remainder of the season as this certainly isn't his first concussion.
Andre Ellington, RB9/9/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (foot) survived Week 1 without his foot inury getting any worse.
Insight: He's back in a walking boot as he tries to get ready for Week 2. Ellington admitted he wasn't as quick as normal. "I had some quickness going from right to left, but it was a little harder going from left to right," he said after the game. Fantasy owners who jumped on Jonathan Dwyer came up empty in Week 1.
Andre Ellington, RB9/8/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (foot) is active for the season opener.
Insight: Despite all the rumors, including one that had him out 4-6 weeks, Ellington is in the lineup. He will likely be limited in some capacity so fantasy owners should start someone else if possible.
Andre Ellington, RB9/8/2014 2:45:00 PM
Description: XTRA 910 Arizon'a Mike Jurecki reports the Cardinals plan to work out Andre Ellington (foot) "hours before kickoff".
Insight: It appears Ellington is a true game-time dicision. If you were still planning on starting Ellington, running back Jonathan Dwyer is really your only other option. Even if Ellington plays, he will likely be limited in some capacity. Start someone else if possible.
Andre Ellington, RB9/6/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: The latest rumor out of Arizona has Cardinals running back Andre Ellington not needing surgery after being examined by multiple doctors and possibly even playing Monday night, according to beat reporter Darren Urban.
Insight: Ellington's status for Week 1 is up in the air. The problem for fantasy owners is that it's the last game of the weekend and unless you have Jonathan Dwyer as a handcuff, you won't have many options should he not play.
Andre Ellington, RB9/5/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington was given an MRI after aggravating a foot issue and "could be out extended period of time," according to talk show host Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 in Arizona.
Insight: Ellington's status for Week 1, appears to be up in the air. Ellington had foot issues back at Clemson too. Backup Jonathan Dwyer can't do the things Ellington can do when healthy. This will require extensive follow up as we head into Week 1.
Andre Ellington, RB9/4/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington was limited in Thursday's practice with a foot issue.
Insight: It's likely a minor ailment and at this point, fantasy owners don't have to worry about Ellington's status for Week 1, but it is something to monitor. Ellington had injury issues back at Clemson. Arizona also plays on Monday night, so owners might be pressured into making a decision a day before his game.
Ryan Lindley, QB8/25/2014 3:08:00 PM
Description: Cardinals backup QB Ryan Lindley was released Monday.
Insight: The San Diego State product never proved he could play at the NFL level and playing in six games threw for a 52 percent completion rate with zero touchdowns and seven interceptions. Case closed. Drew Stanton will back up Carson Palmer.
Jay Feely, K8/25/2014 3:02:00 PM
Description: Arizona released long-time kicker Jay Feely, who went 30-for-36 last season.
Insight: The 30 field goals he made were his most since 2009, but he was replaced by a "cheaper" model that has a stronger leg for kickoffs - Chandler Catanzaro.
Brett Keisel, DE8/19/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: Former Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is in Arizona to take a physical for the Cardinals.
Insight: The Cardinals are looking to find a replacement for Darnell Dockett after his season-ending knee injury. Keisel has played in a 3-4 defense and at 35-years-old may have something left in the tank.
Darnell Dockett, DT8/19/2014 2:32:00 PM
Description: The Cardinals confirmed that Darnell Dockett has suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and will miss the entire 2014 season, according to Bob McManaman, azcentral sports.
Insight: Arizona's defense ranked sixth in yards allowed and seventh in points allowed last season, but top linebacker Daryl Washington is suspended for the entire 2014 season for substance abuse, safety Tyrann Mathieu is coming back from a torn ACL and now Dockett is done for the year. Be careful not to overvalue them on draft day.
Darnell Dockett, DT8/18/2014 8:58:00 PM
Description: According to foxsports.com, the Cardinals believe that Darnell Dockett suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during Monday's practice.
Insight: Arizona's defense ranked sixth in yards allowed and seventh in points allowed last season, but top linebacker Daryl Washington is suspended for the entire 2014 season for substance abuse, safety Tyrann Mathieu is coming back from a torn ACL and now Dockett could be done for the year.
Kevin Minter, LB8/18/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Cardinals starting inside linebacker Kevin Minter has been dealing with a pectoral injury and may miss the remainder of the preseason, according to Mike Jurecki of 910 AM in Phoenix.
Insight: The Cardinals defense was very good last season, but they lost both starting inside linebackers (Daryl Washington to suspension, Karlos Dansby to free agency) in the offseason. Whether the remaining group can play at previously high levels in questionable.
Andre Ellington, RB8/13/2014 4:03:00 PM
Description: The Arizona Republic says the the Cardinals "would like to get the ball to (Andre Ellington) 20 or so times a game, but want to limit his carries inside the tackles."
Insight: Ellington is 5-foot-9 and roughly 200 pounds, but Jamaal Charles isn't much bigger and he has held up to the pounding over the past two seasons. Ellington is ticketed for 4-6 catches and 13-15 rushes per game and he also has been getting first-team reps in the red zone. He could easily outperform his third-round ADP.
Michael Floyd, WR8/13/2014 3:42:00 PM
Description: According to Dan Pompei of Sportsonearth.com, some in Cardinals camp think Michael Floyd will be the Cardinals' No. 1 receiver this season.
Insight: Floyd quietly had 1,041 yards to lead the team last season while Larry Fitzgerald, who turns 31 on Aug. 31, had 954 yards, though Fitzgerald had 10 touchdowns to Floyd's five. Now in his third season, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Floyd is in for a monster year.
Tyrann Mathieu, S8/7/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Arizona defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is hoping to begin practice in 2-3 weeks, according to an azcardinals.com report.
Insight: He's coming off an impressive rookie season that included 68 tackles and two interceptions. A likely scenario is that he starts the season on the reserve/PUP list and misses the first six games.
Stepfan Taylor, RB8/6/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Stepfan Taylor is listed ahead of Jonathan Dwyer as the No. 2 running back on Arizona's first depth chart of training camp.
Insight: Andre Ellington is expected to take on a larger role this season, but Taylor could receive goal-line work. Rashard Mendenhall was abysmal last season (217 carries, 3.2 ypc, one gain of 20+ yards, four fumbles), but he still scored eight times.
John Brown, WR7/28/2014 2:48:00 PM
Description: Third-round selection John Brown is getting rave reviews, according to beat reporter Josh Weinfuss.
Insight: He's a small, fast receiver that GM Steve Keim recently called "uncoverable." Barring an injury to Larry Fitzgerald or Michael Floyd we wouldn't expect any fantasy-worthy numbers from Brown in 2014, but he might be worth a play in dynasty leagues.
Andre Ellington, RB7/25/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said that Andre Ellington is ready to be the "bell cow" in Arizona's offense, according to Darren Urban of azcardinals.com.
Insight: Arizona coach Bruce Arians said in May that he expects Ellington to get 25-30 touches per game this season, which was an outrageous exaggeration. However, we may see him get 16-18, with 4-6 coming on receptions. GM Steve Keim estimated Thursday that Ellington has put on 8-10 pounds, which could take away some of his explosiveness. Ellington is going 15th among running backs at an ADP of 29.9, which is a good spot for him because he's not guaranteed to see goal-line work.
Andre Ellington, RB6/29/2014 4:09:00 PM
Description: Darren Urban from the Cardinals official website predicts Andre Ellington will get 20-22 touches per game.
Insight: Arizona coach Bruce Arians said last month that he expects Ellington to get 25-30 touches per game this season, which was an outrageous exaggeration, and it would be shocking if he averaged 20-22 touches per game as Urban is projecting. It would put the 5-foot-9 running back in the 320-350 territory, which would be close to what Marshawn Lynch, Jamaal Charles, Matt Forte and LeSean McCoy saw last season. Ellington will likely be closer to 15 touches per game than 22.
Tyrann Mathieu, S6/13/2014 9:08:00 PM
Description: Arizona cornerback Tyrann Mathieu is aiming to return on October 1st. He suffered a torn ACL and MCL late last season. SOURCE: AZCardinals.com
Insight: That would put Mathieu on track to play Week 5 against Denver. He's coming off an impressive rookie season that included 68 tackles and two interceptions.
Daryl Washington, LB5/30/2014 2:40:00 PM
Description: Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington has been suspended for one year after violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Insight: He had previously been suspended four games after being arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault last May.
Andre Ellington, RB5/27/2014 3:27:00 PM
Description: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Andre Ellington is the team's No. 1 back and expects him to get 25-30 touches per game, according to Mike Jurecki of foxsports910.com.
Insight: The Cardinals keep publicly wavering on Ellington's role for 2014 -- first GM Steve Keim said that the team planned to use a multi-back offense, then Arians said the Cardinals want to build the offense around Ellington, then the coach said the team would monitor his workload and now he's projecting him to get 400-480 touches. Keep in mind LeSean McCoy led the NFL with 366 touches in 2013 and that Ellington is 5-foot-9 and 199 pounds. Look for the 25-year-old to actually get between 250-275 touches (200-220 carries, 40-60 catches).
Ryan Williams, RB5/12/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: The Cardinals have parted ways with running back Ryan Williams. SOURCE: Darren Urban, AZCardinals.com
Insight: Williams has only played in five NFL games since Arizona drafted him 38th overall in the 2011 Draft. Wherever the 24-year-old ends up, we doubt he'll ever be a consistent fantasy contributor.
Troy Niklas, TE5/9/2014 8:39:00 PM
Description: The Cardinals have selected tight end Troy Niklas out of Notre Dame with the 52nd-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Insight: Niklas is a converted DE/OLB who is more of a blocking tight end. He's unlikely to have much fantasy value in 2014.
Antonio Cromartie, CB3/20/2014 3:25:00 PM
Description: Former Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie has agreed to a one-year deal with Arizona. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Cromartie (38 tackles, three interceptions for the Jets last season) will set up shop across from All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson. Arizona's secondary should be among the best in the league next season.
Ted Ginn Jr., WR3/13/2014 7:07:00 PM
Description: Ted Ginn signed a three-year contract with the Cardinals on Thursday.
Insight: Ginn will return kicks and replace Andre Roberts (signed with the Redskins) as Arizona's third receiver. He had 36 catches for 556 yards and five touchdowns last season, but it's wishful thinking that he'll approach those numbers with the Cardinals.
Jay Feely, K3/11/2014 8:48:00 PM
Description: Arizona was able to re-sign kicker Jay Feely to a one-year, $1.02 million contract. SOURCE: Cardinals on Twitter
Insight: Feely ranked 12th among fantasy kickers last season. The 30 field goals he made were his most since 2009. Next season will be his 14th in the NFL.
Rashard Mendenhall, RB3/9/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Rashard Mendenhall made his retirement official on Sunday.
Insight: Mendenhall made the accouncement in a column he wrote for the Huffington Post. At age 26, Mendenhall (4,236 rushing yards in 72 career games) says he's already accomplished everything he wanted to in the game of football. He plans to pursue a career in writing.
John Carlson, TE3/7/2014 8:18:00 PM
Description: Former Vikings and Seahawks tight end John Carlson has reached a two-year, $4.65 million agreement with the Cardinals. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Insight: That didn't take long. Carlson was released by Minnesota less than 48 hours ago. Carlson has never caught more than 55 passes in any of his five seasons in the league. We doubt that changes in Arizona.
Rashard Mendenhall, RB2/25/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Former Steelers and Cardinals halfback Rashard Mendenhall is considering retirement.
Insight: Mendenhall hinted at calling it quits in a blog post he wrote for the Huffington Post. This would be a disappointing end to what was once a promising career. The first-round pick from Illinois logged back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2009 and 2010 but hasn't come close to that level of production in his last three seasons (687 yards, eight TD in 2013).
Larry Fitzgerald, WR2/4/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Larry Fitzgerald has given the Cardinals some financial flexibility by agreeing to a restructured deal.
Insight: Fitzgerald tweeted this information on Tuesday and the news was confirmed by the Cardinals' official website. We don't know how much cap relief Fitzgerald's new deal will provide though the eight-time Pro Bowler was originally scheduled to earn $12.75 million in 2014.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR1/28/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: The Patriots were reportedly interested in trading for Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald in 2013. SOURCE: Tom Curran, Comcast Sportsnet New England
Insight: It's unknown if New England is considering another run at Fitz though he would fill a huge need for the Pats at wide receiver. Fitzgerald would make for an excellent complement to Julian Edelman on the outside. A trio of Fitzgerald, Edelman and Rob Gronkowski could be deadly. We'll see if the Patriots make a play for Fitzgerald or if they stand pat with their current group of receivers featuring Edelman, Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins, Austin Collie and Danny Amendola.
Carson Palmer, QB12/29/2013 8:15:00 PM
Description: Arizona QB Carson Palmer turned in a gutsy performance Sunday in what turned out to be the Cardinals' final game of the season.
Insight: He threw for 407 yards on 28-of-49 passing. It was Palmer's second 400-yard game of the season. Arizona finished the year at 10-6, one game out of the final wild card spot. Ironically, Green Bay (8-7-1) and the winner of tonight's Dallas/Philadelphia game will both be going to the postseason despite having a worse record than the Cardinals.