Brice Butler - WRPosted 9/18/18 9:35am ET
Free-agent WR Brice Butler (Cardinals) says he will be re-signing with the Dallas Cowboys, posting an 'I'm backkkkk!!' tweet Tuesday, Sept. 18, along with a photo of himself in a Cowboys uniform. The team has not made an offical announcement.
Huddle Up: Butler caught 43 passes for 794 yards and six TDs from 2015-17 with the Cowboys, but his addition would just add another body to a fantasy-unfriendly wide receiver logjam. Six Dallas wideouts have drawn at least two targets so far with only one, Tavon Austin, owning double-digit fantasy points (standard scoring) through two games, and that came courtesy of his 64-yard scoring grab Sunday night. Stay away until the situation gains some clarity.
David Johnson - RBPosted 9/17/18 1:16pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson will be used more out of the slot in an effort to get him into space, according to head coach Steve Wilks.
Huddle Up: There's no question the Cardinals need to get David Johnson going, especially in the passing game. He's their most valuable weapon and hasn't been treated as such in the first two games. Don't panic on him yet. He has RB1 appeal as long as he's healthy.
Chad Williams - WRPosted 9/17/18 5:03pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Chad Williams, listed as the No. 2 receiver, went without a catch on three targets in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Head coach Steve Wilks said everyone across the board will be evaluated, and with just six points scored through two games, offensive shake-ups could be coming. Only two Arizona wideouts had receptions. Williams had a nice training camp and preseason, but he wasn't a terribly attractive option, even as a No. 2, so avoid him for fantasy purposes going forward.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/17/18 5:07pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford is averaging less than four yards per passing attempt, and in 37 completions he has thrown five passes of more than 10 yards. The team plans to scale back their playbook, although they would like to get more creative putting players in better position to succeed.
Huddle Up: The Cardinals have amassed just 350 yards of offense in two games under Bradford, so it wouldn't be shocking to see a quarterback change come soon if Bradford doesn't turn things around. Needless to say, Bradford shouldn't be anywhere near a fantasy roster right now, even in leagues using two starting signal callers.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 9/17/18 8:05pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) will be monitored in practice this week, according to head coach Steve Wilks. The coach said Fitzgerald wants to play in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald exited the game against the Rams in the second half due to a hamstring injury, and it's uncertain if he did not return to the game before his injury was more than minor, or if he was held out since the game was out of hand. We'll have a much better idea by Friday whether Fitzgerald will be ready or not.
David Johnson - RBPosted 9/17/18 8:02pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson will be used more in the slot, as the team tries to get him into open space, head coach Steve Wilks said Monday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners love the sound of that, as Johnson didn't do much in the stagnant Arizona offense in Week 2. It's still relatively early in the season, so be patient with the first-round fantasy pick. Wilks knows what he has and the team will try and get the ball in his hands as much as possible. Be patient.
Jermaine Gresham - TEPosted 9/16/18 7:45am ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham (Achilles') is not expected to play in Week 2's game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Gresham was listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. TE Ricky Seals-Jones would start if Gresham is deactivated and has a very favorable matchup against a team that gave up 180 receiving yards to Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook in Week 1.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 9/16/18 4:13pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams. He had three grabs for 28 yards on five targets before departing.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald was listed as questionable to return, but he didn't as the Rams were firmly in control of the game and there was no sense having the veteran potentially aggravate the injury further if he was available. Christian Kirk, Chad Williams and JJ Nelson would benefit if Fitzgerald needs to miss time.
David Johnson - RBPosted 9/16/18 10:15pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson carried 13 times for 48 yards during the team's Week 2 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Johnson was targeted three times as a receiver, catching one pass for three yards.
Huddle Up: If you spent a first-round pick on Johnson this isn't what you were hoping for, and it's unclear when/if it's going to get better. The good news is that Johnson remains the focal point of the offense. The bad news is he's literally the only Cardinal that scares defenses so he'll continue to be the focus of defensive game plans. For now you just have to roll him out there and hope he breaks a few to get some points.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/16/18 10:08pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford completed 17 of 27 passes for 90 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Through eight quarters this season, the Cardinals have been outscored 58-6. It's not all Bradford's fault of course, but it's hard to imagine he's part of the solution for a team that could be battling the Buffalo Bills for the No. 1 overall pick in 2019. The quicker the Cardinals punt on this season, the quicker you're likely to see Josh Rosen under center. Even if he keeps the job for a while longer there's no good reason to own Bradford at this point.
Christian Kirk - WRPosted 9/16/18 10:28pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk posted four receptions for 27 yards against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2.
Huddle Up: While certainly modest, it's at least a step in the right direction for Kirk, who should have plenty of chances for expanded playing time on a club largely bereft of playmakers. At this stage, however, Kirk is only worth owning in deep standard formats and dynasty leagues.
Chad Williams - WRPosted 9/15/18 4:30pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WRs Christian Kirk and Chad Williams anticipate seeing more targets in Week 2 after combining for just five said targets last week. Head coach Steve Willks said the Cardinals need to spread it around more in the passing game.
Huddle Up: That's all well and good, but we'll need to see it to believe it before any actionable decisions are made. Keep Kirk and/or Williams on fantasy benches for the time being.
David Johnson - RBPosted 9/13/18 11:20am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (back) is participating during the media access portion of practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Johnson appears to be on track to play in Week 2, but owners should monitor the situation over the next few days. He is a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues when he is healthy no matter the opponent.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 9/13/18 3:36pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald continues to be a solid fantasy option for owners despite his age and can be considered a No. 3 fantasy receiver this week despite the tough matchup.
David Johnson - RBPosted 9/13/18 3:35pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (back) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Johnson should be able to play in Week 2 as long as he does not suffer a setback and will be a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/13/18 3:38pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Bradford is coming off a disappointing Week 1 performance and will have another tough matchup this week. He should only be considered a low-end No. 2 quarterback in leagues at this point.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/12/18 6:03pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford (non-injury) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: Bradford is coming off a disappointing Week 1 performance and will be facing another tough defense this week in the Los Angeles Rams. He should be a low-end No. 2 quarterback in all leagues and is not a starting option.
David Johnson - RBPosted 9/12/18 6:11pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: Johnson appears to be dealing with a minor injury but probably will be fine for Week 2. He will be a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues no matter the opponent.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 9/12/18 6:04pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald likely is receiving just a day off and should be on the field in the next day or two. He continues to be a solid fantasy option for owners and should be a No. 3 receiver this week.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 9/9/18 9:30pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught seven passes on 10 targets for 76 yards in a 24-6 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 1.
Huddle Up: It was the steady performance fantasy owners have come to expect from Fitzgerald, who should remain a dependable WR2 in PPR formats throughout the season.
David Johnson - RBPosted 9/9/18 9:17pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed nine times for 37 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes on nine targets for 30 yards in a 24-6 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 1.
Huddle Up: It wasn't Johnson's best performance by any means, but the beauty of owning a workhorse back like Johnson is that he still ends up with a decent stat line.
David Johnson - RBPosted 9/8/18 6:56pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has signed a three-year, $39 million extension worth up to $45 million with $30 million guaranteed, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Cardinals have locked up their every-down weapon, and he will be a fixture of the offense as long as he is healthy. Johnson has a shot to finish as the top scorer among running backs in PPR formats.
David Johnson - RBPosted 9/7/18 11:34am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has had contract extension talks with the Cardinals, but the two sides are not expected to reach an agreement before Week 1, according to sources. Johnson could sign an extension at some point during the season.
Huddle Up: Johnson is entering the final year of his contract, so the team probably wants to sign him to an extension at some point. He should be a No. 1 running back every week as long as he can stay healthy.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/5/18 7:44pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford said his left knee is feeling as good as it has felt in a long time.
Huddle Up: Bradford did not play much in the preseason but will be ready to start Week 1. He has been a solid quarterback when he has been healthy but is a risky fantasy option because of his injury history. He should only be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback at this point.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 8/29/18 2:22pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen (thumb) will be held out of the final preseason game this week, according to a source.
Huddle Up: This is good news for Rosen as the Cardinals deem him to be as valuable as a starter, but they also want him to rest his thumb. He'll need to be patient until Sam Bradford is either injured or plays his way out of the starting role. Rosen is no more than a late-round dart throw in redraft leagues.
Chase Edmonds - RBPosted 8/26/18 8:24pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds rushed 11 times for 55 yards and caught two passes for eight yards in a 27-3 preseason win over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Edmonds enjoyed a strong offseason and the momentum has continued in the preseason. He is expected to be the backup to David Johnson, so Johnson's owners should try to grab Edmonds later in drafts as a handcuff.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 8/26/18 11:52pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen (thumb) suited up but did not play against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Aug. 26. After the game, head coach Steve Wilks said he felt no reason to risk Rosen playing, and that he'd be re-evaluated to determine if he'll play in the team's final preseason game.
Huddle Up: With Sam Bradford set to open the season as the starter in Arizona there's zero reason to push Rosen here. The first-rounder will back up Bradford initially, though if history is any indicator we'll be seeing Rosen sooner than later. Still, his value rests solely in dynasty formats.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 8/24/18 1:48pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen (thumb) was able to do some throwing during practice Friday, Aug. 24, and will be a game-time decision for the third preseason game.
Huddle Up: Rosen likely will open the season as the No. 2 quarterback for the Cardinals but could see playing time because of QB Sam Bradford's injury history. Rosen will be a popular option in keeper leagues but can go undrafted in most standard leagues.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 8/23/18 4:28pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen (thumb) was on the field during practice Thursday, Aug. 23, but did not appear to be throwing during the open portion of practice.
Huddle Up: Rosen may miss the third preseason game but appears to be on track for the start of the season. He likely will be the No. 2 quarterback for the Cardinals but has a chance to play this season because of Sam Bradford's injury history. Owners in standard leagues can avoid Rosen this season, but he will be valuable in keeper leagues.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 8/22/18 12:51pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen (thumb) sat out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 22, with a sore thumb after hitting his throwing hand on a helmet. He is still expected to play this weekend.
Huddle Up: Rosen played well in the Cardinals' second preseason outing. He's currently behind Sam Bradford, but not far behind. Bradford's injury history makes Rosen an appealing fantasy backup in traditional leagues.
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