Chris Johnson - RBPosted 10/10/15 9:15pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) said he will be part of a rotation at running back with RB Chris Johnson and RB David Johnson when he returns against the Detroit Lions in Week 5, and Ellington said he feels good about the situation.
Huddle Up: David Johnson appears to be the odd man out with Ellington coming back. Chris Johnson should continue to see the early down work with Ellington being mixed in on passing downs.
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 10/8/15 9:19am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson will lose playing time with RB Andre Ellington (knee) on the mend. RB Chris Johnson figures to be the featured back with Ellington behind him. 'It's not hard, because the young guy (David Johnson) sits down,' head coach Bruce Arians said.
Huddle Up: David Johnson's playing time had been steadily on the rise during Ellington's absence, but Chris Johnson has played well also. Look for the rookie's touches to be reduced, at least until Ellington's next injury.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 10/7/15 12:58am ET
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) is expected to play in the Week 5 game against the Detroit Lions, head coach Bruce Arians said in a satellite radio interview Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Huddle Up: Ellington was close to returning in Week 4 and should get over the hump and play for the first time since getting injured in the season opener. That's not good news for those who have been starting Chris Johnson, who's averaged 20.6 touches per game during Ellington's absence. In Week 1, Ellington had 13 touches, Johnson 10 and rookie David Johnson only one.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 10/1/15 10:49pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 1.
Huddle Up: The plan was for Ellington to take it easy in practice most or even all of the week, and he still would seem to be on track to make his return Sunday against the Rams. Check back Friday for any updates.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 9/30/15 8:26am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd was barely involved in the offense in Week 3. However, head coach Bruce Arians said the team tried 'to get him going', and he should have a bigger role moving forward.
Huddle Up: With Larry Fitzgerald playing like the Larry Fitzgerald of old and John Brown coming on there isn't as much of a need to get Floyd going. However, if doing so is going to be a focus for Arizona you may need to dial back expectations for both Brown and Fitz going forward.
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 9/30/15 8:26am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson will remain as a '15-20 touch' player, even with RB Andre Ellington (knee) set to return in Week 4, head coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Huddle Up: Ellington is best served in a limited touches role, so Johnson continuing to be featured should help the Cardinals keep all their weapons on the field. It's not ideal for Ellington's fantasy value, however, nor is it fair to rookie David Johnson, who has been electric every time he touches the ball and has earned a larger share as well.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 9/29/15 7:54pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer and the Arizona offense are tied for the fourth-most points scored through three games (126) in NFL history.
Huddle Up: The Cards and Palmer naysayers -- in fantasy and reality -- are running out of ammo with each TD pass from the 35-year-old QB and each win by the undefeated Birds. Palmer is currently ranked sixth among fantasy QBs and, barring injury, looks like he's there to say with the Cards' offense and his talented cast of weapons, headlined by the rejuvenated Larry Fitzgerald. Keep rolling with Palmer or use him as a trade chip to try to improve your team if you have another top QB.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 9/28/15 8:20am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald hauled in nine receptions for 134 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers. He was targeted 11 times.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald continues to thrive with Carson Palmer under center. Doesn't hurt that Michael Floyd has been slow to get back in the mix after his finger injury.
David Johnson - RBPosted 9/28/15 8:20am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson carried seven times for 25 yards in the Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers and he added three receptions for 16 yards.
Huddle Up: It was Johnson's busiest weekend as a pro, and also his least productive fantasy-wise. Chris Johnson handled the bulk of the backfield work for Arizona as they dominated the 49ers. Going forward, as Andre Ellington returns to the mix, it appears as if David Johnson has earned at least a larger share of the workload; given his explosiveness, that's excellent fantasy news.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/28/15 8:05pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) will participate in practice in a limited fashion during the early part of the week, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Ellington is expected back in Week 4 after missing the Cards' last two games, and if so, he should be able to put in full practices late in the week.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/26/15 2:02pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) will not be able to play in the Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source.
Huddle Up: As expected, Ellington won't play this week. Chris Johnson will start but rookie David Johnson will see more touches against San Francisco. David Johnson is a Flex play consideration this week.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/25/15 6:36pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) will be a game-time decision for the Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Ellington did get on the practice field Friday for the first time since his injury two weeks, but he's still listed as doubtful and it would be somewhat of a surprise if he plays Sunday. Definitely plan on going with another option for the time being.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/25/15 8:02pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 25, and is listed as doubtful for the Week 3 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Ellington isn't going to play on Sunday. Chris Johnson will start but expect rookie David Johnson to see more touches this week. David Johnson is a Flex option despite only getting seven touches in his first two games.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/23/15 12:12am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) is running again, but he probably won't be able to play in Week 3. Head coach Bruce Arians said he's hopeful Ellington will be able to return in Week 4 against the St. Louis Rams.
Huddle Up: Ellington sounds he got off fortunately, but it all remains conjecture at this point. In the meantime, the Johnsons -- veteran Chris and rookie David -- should share the workload a little more evenly this Sunday against the Niners after the latter's impressive two-TD outing in Week 2.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/23/15 8:52pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Huddle Up: Ellington isn't expected to play this week. Chris Johnson will start again with explosive rookie David Johnson getting more touches this week.
David Johnson - RBPosted 9/21/15 12:45pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is expected to see more targets moving forward, in the opinion of beat writer Kent Somers.
Huddle Up: Johnson played only 16 snaps against the Bears Sunday and touched the ball just six times on offense. He's scored three touchdowns in his first two NFL games despite barely touching the ball. Chris Johnson is going nowhere. It doesn't take a genius to realize the rookie needs to be more involved in the offense.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 9/17/15 6:08pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hand) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Floyd should be ready to take on a much larger workload Sunday in Chicago after playing only nine snaps and catching one pass for 18 yards in the opener.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/16/15 8:38pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Ellington is expected to miss Week 2. Chris Johnson will start with rookie David Johnson likely playing on passing downs. Chris Johnson is a RB2/Flex play option this week vs. the Bears.
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 9/14/15 8:47am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson will likely be the starter with RB Andre Ellington (knee) injured. The Cardinals play the Chicago Bears in Week 2.
Huddle Up: While CJ-AZ starts, don't be surprised if the Cardinals find a way to get rookie David Johnson involved as well. No firm timetable yet for Ellington's return.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/14/15 2:36pm ET
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) suffered a Grade 1 posterior cruciate ligament sprain Sunday, Sept. 13. Ellington is expected to return in two to three weeks.
Huddle Up: It's actually good news for Arizona. Chris Johnson will take over the lead back duties while rookie David Johnson sprinkling in on third downs.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/13/15 8:48pm ET
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (knee) suffered a posterior cruciate ligament injury to his knee in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Ellington's status for next week isn't known but if he can't play the running back duties will go to Chris Johnson and rookie David Johnson. Chris got more touches in Week 1 but David offers more upside.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 9/11/15 6:30pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (fingers) will be a game-time decision in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Floyd was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 11, and is listed as questionable. Arians, however, is 'optimistic' that Floyd will play.
Huddle Up: It's been shaping up this way all preseason, but Floyd's fantasy owners are in a bit of a bad spot as the Cards won't play until the late afternoon. All things considered, it might be best to go with another option in Week 1.
Ifeanyi Momah - TEPosted 9/10/15 10:42am ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Ifeanyi Momah (knee) has a torn meniscus and will have surgery Thursday, Sept. 10, a source said.
Huddle Up: Momah impressed during the preseason, but with the injury he'll miss a good chunk of time. And so tight end remains a wasteland in Arizona.
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 9/9/15 1:33am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson is listed as the No. 2 running back behind RB Andre Ellington on the Cardinals' depth chart. Rookie RB David Johnson is listed as the third option ahead of RB Stepfan Taylor.
Huddle Up: Something to note for those looking to handcuff starter Andre Ellington, but don't be at all surprised if the rookie Johnson moves into the No. 2 spot before midseason as he gets a better grip on the steep learning curve coming from the FCS ranks.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 9/8/15 5:51pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (fingers) will practice Wednesday, Sept. 9, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: A great initial sign for Floyd and his fantasy owners, but how much he can handle during the week of practice will determine if he's able to play Sunday. Stay tuned ...
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 9/4/15 3:56pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (fingers) has a chance to play Week 1, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Floyd is coming along steadily from the broken fingers he suffered early in camp, but his return will only serve to complicate the Arizona WR situation with Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown also vying for No. 1 WR targets.
Matt Barkley - QBPosted 9/4/15 4:21pm ET
Philadelphia Eagles QB Matt Barkley has been acquired by the Arizona Cardinals Friday, Sept. 4, for a conditional late-round draft pick.
Huddle Up: No likely fantasy implications for either team save for the unlikely event that either Carson Palmer or Sam Bradford goes down. Wait ...
Chris Johnson - RBPosted 9/2/15 8:43pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) is expected to play in the final preseason game and should receive at least 10 to 12 carries, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Johnson missed the Cardinals last two preseason games and is behind Andre Ellington and David Johnson. The fact the veteran is playing in the Cardinals' last preseason game with fringe roster players probably isn't a great sign for his long-term role with the team.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 8/31/15 8:32am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer was sacked three times and finished 8-for-22 passing for 103 yards and two interceptions in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Aug. 30.
Huddle Up: Not exactly how the Cardinals wanted Palmer's last extended preseason action to go. There are some kinks to be worked out in the Arizona offense, and not much time to do so before things get real.
Jermaine Gresham - TEPosted 8/31/15 10:33pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham did not play over the weekend because of a pulled hamstring he suffered last week.
Huddle Up: It's been a rocky road back for the former Bengal who underwent back surgery in the offseason, only to have his hammy act up this preseason. In the meantime, former wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah has stepped up and is tied for second on the team with six receptions for a team-high-matching 92 yards.
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