David Johnson - RBPosted 1/17/19 6:22pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson could see fewer targets in the passing game in head coach Kliff Kingsbury's offense, according to Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com. Urban notes that while Kingsbury was coach at Texas Tech, no running back had more than 41 receptions in a single season.
Huddle Up: Johnson is by far the best weapon for an otherwise lackluster Arizona offense, and even in a down year, he managed 10 touchdowns, 50 receptions and nearly 1,400 yards from scrimmage. It seems unlikely that Kingsbury will elect to phase out his most dangerous player in any capacity, so volume-based, low-end RB1 production is possible for Johnson in 2019.
Kliff Kingsbury - HCPosted 1/12/19 9:34am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said he has not decided if he will play next season. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he would like Fitzgerald to return, but Kingsbury's hiring has not swayed Fitzgerald in either direction.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald failed to post at least 1,000 yards for the first time in four seasons but still posted solid numbers in 2018. He likely would continue to be a main option in the passing game if he plays next season and can be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Kliff Kingsbury - OCPosted 1/8/19 12:06pm ET
Former USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury is finalizing a deal to become the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Huddle Up: The offensive minded Kingsbury will be good for Josh Rosen, in particular, assuming Rosen remains the starter. David Johnson should also benefit after a disappointing 2018 campaign. There are hopeful times ahead in Arizona.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 12/31/18 12:53am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen finished 18-of-34 for 149 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: About the only good thing to come out of Rosen's rookie year is that he logged significant snaps. His season ends with 2,278 yards passing, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, although it should be noted Arizona clearly placed him into position to fail. Much work needs to be done between now and the start of next season - including upgrades at offensive coordinator and along the offensive line - before the Cardinals can make a call on his long-term outlook. He'll be a low-end fantasy QB2 at best in 2019.
Chad Williams - WRPosted 12/31/18 12:59am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Chad Williams hauled in five of his 11 targets for 51 yards - all career highs - in Week 17 versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Shortly after the 2017 draft, it was reported some of the team's staffers thought Williams was going to be Larry Fitzgerald's long-term replacement. He wraps up his second season in the desert with career totals of 20 receptions, 202 yards and one touchdown. Williams will be lucky to see significant snaps behind Fitzgerald (if he doesn't retire), Christian Kirk and David Johnson next season - and that assumes he even makes the team.
David Johnson - RBPosted 12/30/18 11:17pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed for 62 yards on 17 carries and hauled in three of his four targets for six yards in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks. Johnson was able to run in a two-point conversion.
Huddle Up: A player taken No. 1 overall in many fantasy drafts this summer, Johnson was unable to really ever get it going behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league, poor play-calling and defenses able to sell out to stop him. Arizona will likely clean house in the coaching ranks, but it's going to take that and then some for Johnson to be worth taking before the end of the first round in most fantasy drafts in 2019.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/30/18 11:44pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught four of his nine targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: There is a chance Fitzgerald was playing the final game of his distinguished career, although he still has plenty left to give physically. Whether or not he wants to return for another year of the Cardinals' rebuilding project is another story. Fitzgerald ends his 15th season with 69 catches, 734 yards and six touchdowns. If he calls it a career, he'll do so ranked inside the top three all-time in career receptions (1,303) and receiving yards (16,279) with an invite to the Hall of Fame coming five years down the road.
Ricky Seals-Jones - TEPosted 12/28/18 3:39pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and has been ruled out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Jermaine Gresham likely will be the starting tight end for the Cardinals this week but should not be an option in any fantasy leagues.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/28/18 3:41pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald has been targeted 26 times over the last three games and appears to have a solid chemistry with Josh Rosen. He can be considered a flex option in some leagues this week.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/27/18 10:28am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 27, after receiving a veteran's rest day on Wednesday.
Huddle Up: Fitz has been heavily involved in the Cards' passing attack of late, drawing 26 targets over the last three games and converting those into 18 receptions for 190 yards while also throwing a 32-yard TD pass. Expect that usage to continue Sunday in what could be his final NFL game.
Ricky Seals-Jones - TEPosted 12/27/18 4:54pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Seals-Jones could be a game-time decision for the Week 17 game, so owners should monitor the situation. Jermaine Gresham would start if Seals-Jones does not play but is can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/27/18 4:57pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald has been targeted at least six times in each of the last four games and has recorded over 50 yards in each of the last three games. He can be considered a flex option in some deeper leagues but can also be benched if owners have better options.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/26/18 6:38pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: It's typical protocol for the future Hall-of-Fame wide-out. He'll continue serving as a serviceable WR3 in leagues that are still going on into Week 17. Fitzgerald has drawn at least eight targets in each of the last three games -- and may see more than that if this is indeed his final NFL game.
Ricky Seals-Jones - TEPosted 12/26/18 6:44pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Seals-Jones was on the injury report last week with an illness; now it's a shoulder issue, which could explain his one-catch-for- three-yards outing in Week 16. Either way, he's mostly just a TE2 option if he plays in the season finale.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 12/23/18 7:08pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen completed 12 of his 23 passes for 87 yards and rushed four times for 49 yards before being replaced by QB Mike Glennon in a 31-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Rosen is still going to have a chance to be Arizona's franchise quarterback, but the rookie is really struggling right now. If you own him in dynasty formats, cross your fingers that he can make some big strides in 2019.
David Johnson - RBPosted 12/23/18 7:15pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed 10 times for 35 yards and caught a 32-yard touchdown in a 31-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Johnson managed just 11 touches as the Cardinals were a disaster on offense as a whole. Big workloads have allowed him to salvage a decent fantasy season, but unless Josh Rosen can make a major leap in 2019, Johnson's days as an elite RB1 are probably over.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/23/18 7:13pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught six of his nine targets for 53 yards and threw a 32-yard touchdown pass in a 31-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald hasn't announced if he will return in 2019, but in the meantime, he remains a low-upside flex option heading into what could be his final NFL game.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 12/22/18 6:34pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen said he would be 'very frustrated' if he didn't get to play the final two games of the season.
Huddle Up: Rosen was pulled from the Week 15 game, but he has already been announced as the Week 16 starter. The rookie has been awful recently, and while fantasy owners can ignore him, the Cardinals might as well let Rosen earn a little more experience as they look ahead to next season.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/21/18 2:34pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald has been targeted 23 times over the last three weeks and is coming off one of his better games of the season in Week 15. He will be facing a solid Los Angeles Rams defense this week but could still be a low-end No. 3 receiver or flex option.
Ricky Seals-Jones - TEPosted 12/21/18 2:33pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones (illness) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Seals-Jones has been targeted 13 times over the last two games but has posted at least 50 yards in one of the last eight games. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options and can keep Seals-Jones on the bench.
Ricky Seals-Jones - TEPosted 12/20/18 4:29pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones (illness) was held out of practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Since this is related to an illness, it's still more than possible for Seals-Jones to suit up this week. If he can't, Jermaine Gresham would slide into his role, though he'd be someone to avoid if you're shooting for a fantasy title, even in formats that utilize two tight ends.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/20/18 4:28pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) was back at practice Thursday, Dec. 20, and fully participated.
Huddle Up: This is how it normally goes for the future Hall-of-Fame wide-out in terms of practicing. He'll be out there on Sunday versus the Rams and could benefit considerably from game flow if the Cardinals are losing decisively for most of the contest. As a result, he's a viable WR3.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/20/18 7:47pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald faces the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16, and his 179 receptions against the Rams are the most that one player has against a single opponent in NFL history.
Huddle Up: It's been a rough year for Fitzgerald with rookie Josh Rosen under center, but he has shown a little life recently with 12 catches on 17 targets for 137 yards over the last two games. The Cardinals will likely be playing from behind against the Rams, so Fitzgerald has some WR3 potential.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/19/18 5:25pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: It's just a standard rest day for the 15-year vet. Though Arizona's offense has mostly struggled with rookie QB Josh Rosen, Fitzgerald has still proven himself as a viable WR3. He logged his third game of the season with at least seven catches in his most recent outing and has drawn 17 targets the last two weeks.
Ricky Seals-Jones - TEPosted 12/19/18 5:23pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: Since it's related to an illness, Seals-Jones figures to be fine in time for Sunday's divisional matchup against the Rams. While he normally would be a desperation streamer at tight end, Seals- Jones will be in position to gobble up plenty of targets with the Cardinals expected to be losing decisively all game.
Mike Glennon - QBPosted 12/16/18 3:07pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen completed 13 of 22 passing for 132 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions at the Atlanta Falcons in Week 15. He also lost a fumble. He was replaced by QB Mike Glennon.
Huddle Up: Rosen has no business being anywhere near a fantasy lineup, but the toughest aspect of his monumental struggles has to be the overall impact on the rest of the offense. Expect Rosen to return to the starting role next week.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/16/18 3:37pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught seven of eight targets for 82 yards in the Week 15 loss at the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: The well-seasoned veteran continues to chip in but hasn't been his former self due to injuries and erratic quarterback play in 2018. The Los Angeles Rams are ahead in Week 16, and Fitz has low-tier appeal in all formats. He caught just three passes for 28 yards in the Week 2 meeting.
Mike Glennon - QBPosted 12/16/18 3:32pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Mike Glennon replaced starting QB Josh Rosen with seven minutes remaining in the Week 15 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Glennon completed 11 of 14 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown pass.
Huddle Up: Glennon has no fantasy worth and probably returns to the bench for Week 16's meeting with the Los Angeles Rams. Rosen took a beating after being sacked six times and turning it over thrice, making it an easy switch to help protect the rookie in a number of ways.
David Johnson - RBPosted 12/16/18 3:23pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed 11 times for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 loss at the Atlanta Falcons. Johnson chipped in three receptions for 68 yards on six targets.
Huddle Up: Johnson's worst fantasy game of the year came in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams, his Week 16 opponent. He belongs in all lineups but with tempered expectations.
Trent Sherfield - WRPosted 12/16/18 3:44pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Trent Sherfield caught three passes for 15 yards and a touchdown on five targets in the Week 15 blowout loss at the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Sherfield's first score shouldn't put him on fantasy radars entering the championship week. Arizona has a tough matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
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