John Brown - WRPosted 10/24/14 12:29am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (ankle) did not practice in full Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Brown should be able to give it a go Sunday, but he's been in a fantasy slump of late with only 8 catches for 88 yards and no scores since his two-TD game in Week 3.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 10/22/14 12:07am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) threw at team headquarters Tuesday, Oct. 21 and is 'real close' to 100 percent, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Palmer is a combined 50-of-75 for 503 yards, 4 TDs and a pick in the two games since returning from his month-plus absence and is poised to keep rolling Sunday against a Philly defense surrendering the fourth most fantasy points to opposing QBs.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 10/22/14 8:09pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Ellington has been playing through his foot injury but will be fine to start on Sunday. He has a strong matchup this week against the eagles.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 10/21/14 6:29pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington had 88 yards rushing and 72 yards receiving in Week 7, and only four players in franchise history since 1960 to have more yards from scrimmage than Ellington's 653 through six games. Ellington has also been playing with a partially torn tendon in his foot. Head coach Bruce Arians said Ellington will continue to sit out of practice on Wednesdays.
Huddle Up: Ellington is also dealing with a rib issue coming out of Week 9, but he figures to be good to go Sunday against Philly even if he winds up missing an extra practice or two during the week.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 10/20/14 10:44am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor vultured two touchdowns in the red zone Sunday, Oct. 19. RB Andre Ellington said he called Taylor in at the goal line and could have stayed in the game, but Taylor deserved the goal line love.
Huddle Up: Ellington had a nice fantasy day, but losing those two TDs certainly sapped some of the bang from it. Taylor doesn't offer much going forward other than goal line work, but if he continues to get it he'll be a fantasy factor in TD-heavy scoring formats. Meanwhile, Ellington remains a stud in performance league but appears to be trimming some of his own value in scoring-based leagues.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 10/16/14 9:58am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, due to his right shoulder ailment.
Huddle Up: Expect Palmer to practice on a limited basis the rest of the season as he deals with the nerve issue in his shoulder. The move is precautionary, however, and he should be good to go at game time this weekend.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 10/15/14 11:15pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (groin) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15, due to his groin injury.
Huddle Up: Floyd was limited Wednesday but is expected to play this week against Oakland. Floyd's fantasy value takes a bump now that Carson Palmer is back under center. He's a WR3 this week.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 10/14/14 12:38am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) said the pain subsided enough for him to get a good night's rest after the team's Week 6 win Sunday, Oct. 12, and head coach Bruce Arians said Palmer's nerve in his right shoulder didn't regress after playing against the Washington Redskins. "I was concerned until I saw him today," Arians said. "And then now he feels great, so we should just get better and better and just get stronger. Arians is hopeful that Palmer will take part in all practices this week.
Huddle Up: Palmer came back strong Sunday after a month on the sideline to complete 28-of-44 passes for 250 and two scores without a turnover in the win over Washington. Not so coincidentally, WRs Michael Floyd (4-47) and Larry Fitzgerald (6-98) both caught their first TD passes of the season Sunday, and a healthy Palmer clearly gives them the best chance for fantasy success.
Logan Thomas - QBPosted 10/10/14 4:13pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Logan Thomas took all of the first-team repetitions in practice this week and appears poised to start in Week 6 against the Washington Redskins. The Cardinals are still holding out hope that QB Drew Stanton (concussion) will be able to pass his concussion tests before Sunday, Oct. 12, though. Thomas went just 1-for-8 after replacing Stanton last week, and teammates have been impressed with his strong arm. The game plan isn't expected to change with Thomas under center, but they'll make sure not too much is put on his plate. Stanton remains asymptomatic and is hoping to play Sunday.
Huddle Up: Adjust down your fantasy expectations for WRs Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown if the rookie starts, but perhaps RB Andre Ellington and TE John Carlson will get more work.
Drew Stanton - QBPosted 10/10/14 11:52pm ET
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (concussion) has passed all his exams and has been cleared to play in the Week 6 game against the Washington Redskins Sunday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: Carson Palmer is a game-time decision as well but now we know for sure at least Logan Thomas won't have to make a start this week for Arizona. It's good news for the Cardinals skill players.
Logan Thomas - QBPosted 10/9/14 8:16pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Logas Thomas took the first-team practice snaps for the second straight day as QBs Carson Palmer (shoulder) and Drew Stanton (concussion) were both limited.
Huddle Up: The fourth-round pick is another step closer to making his first pro start Sunday against Washington. See what transpires, though, in practice Friday.
Logan Thomas - QBPosted 10/8/14 5:34pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Logan Thomas will take first-team repetitions in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: The rookie fourth-round pick completed only 1-of-8 passes after he was thrust into action Sunday in the place of the injured Drew Stanton (concussion), and it'll mean a fantasy downgrade for the Cards' pass-catchers if he has to start in Week 6 -- even against Washington's porous defense.
Drew Stanton - QBPosted 10/8/14 8:49pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (concussion) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: Stanton and Carson Palmer and both questionable this week. If neither can play, rookie Logan Thomas will get the start. That's not good news for anyone who has a Cardinals receiver on their roster.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 10/7/14 9:25pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) could practice as soon as Thursday, Oct. 9, if his shoulder responds well after throwing Tuesday, Oct. 7, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Coach Bruce Arians says the veteran QB will need to get through a full practice before he can see his first action since Week 1, so keep an eye on the desert developments over the next couple days.
Logan Thomas - QBPosted 10/6/14 2:34pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos. Stanton will go through the league's concussion protocol this week. The team may have to turn to QB Logan Thomas in Week 6 with QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) suffering from a nerve injury in his right shoulder.
Huddle Up: Palmer is reportedly close to returning but if he can't go, Thomas will get the start against Washington. Even against the awful Redskins defense, it would be bad news for Arizona's skill position players if Thomas is under center.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 10/6/14 7:58pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder nerve) will need to go through a full practice this week before returning to action in Week 6, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Palmer will cut down on individual drills so that he can focus on team work.
Huddle Up: The Cards, who lost Drew Stanton to a concussion and were down to rookie third-string QB Logan Thomas on Sunday, could really use Palmer, who's been out since the opener. Still, this nerve issue sounds like something that will heal on its own time, so there's really no telling when the QB will be ready.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 10/2/14 2:16pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has been diagnosed with an axillary-nerve contusion in his shoulder but should be able to continue his current rehab program. There is a chance that Palmer could be the backup quarterback in Week 5.
Huddle Up: In short, expect Drew Stanton to start Sunday and likely Week 6 as well.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 10/1/14 6:01pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) was excused from practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, in order to see another specialist regarding the nerve issue in his shoulder, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'He threw a bunch last Thursday and Friday and then regressed,' Arians said.
Huddle Up: Despite the Cards' Week 4 bye, it's starting to look and sound as if Drew Stanton will get a third straight start Sunday in Denver.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 10/1/14 8:56pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) has seen improvement with his foot injury, although he is still not at 100 percent. However, he is able to practice more, and he was a limited participant Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Huddle Up: Ellington had the bye week to rest his foot, so he should start seeing an increase in touches starting this week against Denver. He's a strong RB2.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 10/1/14 8:56pm ET
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) isn't being ruled out for Week 5 against the Denver Broncos by head coach Bruce Arians. Arians said Palmer is doubtful to return to practice Thursday, Oct. 2, but if he can return Friday, Oct. 3, there's a chance he can start against the Broncos. If Palmer doesn't practice Friday, QB Drew Stanton would receive his third straight start. After throwing for two days last week, Palmer's shoulder regressed. The team is treating his injury week-to-week, and the team isn't close to considering putting him on the short-term Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: If Palmer plays it would give a fantasy boost to Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. Drew Stanton has played well in Palmer's absence but he doesn't get the ball down the field as much. Expect Stanton to be under center against Denver.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 9/30/14 10:48am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) said the nerve in his shoulder hasn't progressed as much as he'd hoped, but he thinks he could prove capable of starting.
Huddle Up: Better hit the brakes on any plans to return Palmer to your fantasy lineup this week, as the Cards have been just fine with Drew Stanton at the helm and would have no problems going back to him this week. And Stanton has proven capable of keeping all the Arizona wideouts--John Brown as well as Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald--fantasy relevant.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 9/29/14 7:21pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer's (shoulder) status for Week 5 will depend on if he is able to participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, and Thursday, Oct. 2, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Palmer probably will play if he is able to practice Wednesday.
Huddle Up: Something to keep an eye on if you've been holding on to Palmer through the Cards' bye week. If he can't go, Drew Stanton will get the call for a third straight game.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 9/24/14 10:27am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) said the nerve in his shoulder feels better, and he expects to play in Week 5 after the bye week. He expects to throw this week.
Huddle Up: Palmer would be a sneaky add during the Cardinals' bye, as he'll be throwing to some elite receivers in a pass-heavy offense--all the reasons he was a solid sleeper fantasy QB heading into the season.
Drew Stanton - QBPosted 9/19/14 5:54pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton will be the starting quarterback in the team's Week 3 game, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: There was some hope for a Carson Palmer comeback but that's on hold for another week. In the meantime, Michael Floyd's fantasy owners are hoping for a better fantasy connection between the QB and WR this Sunday as Floyd only had 1 catch for 19 yards in the Week 2 win over the Giants.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 9/18/14 10:02am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Palmer is dealing with a nerve issue that is expected to keep him out of action for an as-yet undetermined length of time. Drew Stanton will fill in while Palmer is out, which does nick the fantasy value of Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald going forward--more so Floyd than Fitz, at least based on last week's targets.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/18/14 10:02am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Expect this to be the plan going forward for the Cardinals: resting Ellington's injured foot during the week and hoping he can continue to give them 20 or so touches on game day without losing the explosiveness that makes him so effective.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 9/17/14 12:02am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer's (shoulder) timetable to return from a nerve injury in his shoulder could vary greatly, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'It takes some time,' Arians said. 'Could be a day, could be a month.'
Huddle Up: Not what the fantasy owners of the Cards' pass-catchers needed to hear as it's certainly a drop-off down to No. 2 QB Drew Stanton. Maybe, though, Palmer's absence will fall on the short end of the range or Stanton will show marked improvement in his next start, so don't go making any rash moves just yet.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/17/14 10:46am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) has soreness in his left foot but it has gone down considerably from a week ago. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians hopes Ellington can practice Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19 before the game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: This is going to be an issue all season long, but on the bright side it sounds like it's heading in the right direction. Still, until further notice you have to consider Ellington's availability a weekly game-time decision.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 9/17/14 6:20pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) is believed to be improving steadily, and the team likes the quarterbacks on their roster, so they will not be looking to add a QB from outside the organization.
Huddle Up: Good news in the sense that the Cards must feel Palmer's return isn't too far off, but nerve injuries can be tricky and slower in healing so have patience and a clear backup plan if you're waiting on the veteran QB.
Jonathan Dwyer - RBPosted 9/17/14 9:59pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer has been deactivated from all team activities Wednesday, Sept. 17. The team was made aware of allegations by the Phoenix police and are cooperating fully with authorities. The team plans to closely monitor the situation as it develops and evaluate additional information as it becomes available.
Huddle Up: Stepfan Taylor will take over as Arizona's No. 2 back for now. He has some fantasy upside considering Andre Ellington is playing through a foot injury. Ellington owners in 12-14 team leagues should add Taylor as insurance.