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.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 9/17/14 9:59pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton is in line to start his second straight game against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3 with QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) sidelined.
Huddle Up: Stanton played pretty well against the Giants. However, he doesn't possess the same arm strength as Palmer to get the ball down the field to his wide receivers. The 49ers secondary can be exploited but Stanton is no better than a low-end QB2 this week.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 9/15/14 9:08pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) continues to seek treatment for a nerve injury in his right shoulder Monday, Sept. 15, and head coach Bruce Arians is concerned that Palmer's injury could lead to long-term damage. Palmer's status for Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers is undecided. Arians said Palmer could suit up against the Niners even if he doesn't practice all week.
Huddle Up: The Cards and their pass-catchers could certainly use Palmer. Drew Stanton started but struggled in Week 2, completing less than 50 percent of his passes (14-of-29) and throwing for 167 yards in the 25-14 win over the Giants. Palmer's status doesn't sound overly promising, but see what develops this week.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/11/14 10:34am ET
Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) was a lot less sore than anticipated after playing in Week 1.
Huddle Up: The phrase "can't do any more damage by playing on it" has been trotted out frequently, which means it's just a matter of how much pain Ellington can tolerate. He saw 18 touches in Week 1, which may be at or near his upper limit for playing on the injury--at least until he gets a little extra rest during the Cardinals' bye week.
John Abraham - LBPosted 9/10/14 5:02pm ET
Arizona Cardinals LB John Abraham (concussion) has left the team, per league sources.
Huddle Up: Disturbing news as the team's 2013 sack leader reportedly is suffering from memory loss and is considering retirement. If so, it'll be the latest blow for one of 2013's top defenses.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/10/14 9:17pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Ellington is resting his sore foot but he should be good to against the Giants after playing the entire game on Monday night. Ellington figures to get a bit more work this week making him a solid RB2.
John Brown - WRPosted 9/9/14 1:51am ET
Arizona Cardinals rookie WR John Brown caught 2 passes for 29 yards and the game-winning TD Monday, Sept. 8 in an 18-17 Week 1 win over the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: The third-round pick from FCS Pittsburg State was targeted 5 times, tying RB Andre Ellington for the second most on the team, and showed up off his short-space quickness in juking through the Charger D on the 13-yard scoring catch and run. He might have trouble finding his way on to the stat sheet a lot of weeks with Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd ahead of him, but he's definitely a waiver-wire WR to target in deep and keeper leagues this week.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/9/14 2:05am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington led the team with 53 rushing yards on 13 carries and added 27 yards on 5 receptions Monday, Sept. 8 in an 18-17 Week 1 win over the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: Ellington, questionable with a foot injury up until an hour or so before kickoff, played throughout the contest and displayed no obvious signs of discomfort. Monitor reports to see how Ellington feels in the coming days -- especially with one fewer day of rest this week -- but, right now, plan on having him available for Week 2.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/9/14 10:38am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (ankle, foot) was able to play in the Week 1 game against the San Diego Chargers, and he posted a game-high 13 carries and 53 rushing yards while also adding five receptions for 27 yards.
Huddle Up: Apparently rumors of Ellington's demise have been greatly exaggerated, though his performance--which most likely happened on fantasy benches due to his injury situation and the game being on Monday night--wasn't so great as to cause extreme anguish for not having him available. Hopefully his situation will now be more clear heading into Week 2.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 9/9/14 10:38am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald managed just one reception for 22 yards in Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Sept 8, and that catch did not come until the fourth quarter.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald was lightly targeted, not even seeing the ball until late in the second half. Whether it was a case of Michael Floyd being more open, the Chargers rotating coverage to Fitzgerald, or something else it's one more sign of the changing of the guard in Arizona's passing game pecking order.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/9/14 7:31pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) is expected to play this week against the New York Giants. Ellington will likely wear a boot to protect and rest his foot but should be back on the field come Thursday and Friday in order to be ready for Sunday's game. 'I wasn't full speed,' Ellington said of his Week 1 performance. 'My quickness, I had some quickness going from right to left, but it was a little harder going from left to right.' Head coach Bruce Arians said Ellington cramped up in the fourth quarter but played 'pretty good.'
Huddle Up: It sounds like Ellington got through his 18 Week 1 touches no worse for wear, so plan on plugging him into your lineup if you need him.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/8/14 10:02pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) is active for the team's Week 1 game Monday, Sept. 8.
Huddle Up: Bit of a surprise here given some of the gloomy reports surrounding the second-year RB late last week, but he's there to start if you were holding out on a decision between Ellington and Jonathan Dwyer or one of the Chargers' reserves.
Tyrann Mathieu - FSPosted 9/8/14 10:22pm ET
The Arizona Cardinals have declared FS Tyrann Mathieu, LB Alex Okafor, TE Darren Fells, OG Earl Watford, LB Glenn Carson, DL Kareem Martin and QB Logan Thomas, inactive for Week 1.
Huddle Up: The hopes for the play-making safety's Week 1 comeback turned out to be a little too optimistic following his late-season 2013 knee injury, but his return isn't too far off.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/7/14 9:47pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (ankle, foot) consulted with three foot/ankle specialists and received different opinions, but all agreed no surgery is needed at this time. His injury is called peroneus longs tendon and it lies behind the peroneus brevis tendon. The tendon wraps down and under the foot by way of the cuboid bone. The options are having him wear a walking boot for two to three weeks to strengthen the muscle before returning, or not wear a boot and play in Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Sept. 8. The team could brace the arch/foot and test him in pregame warmups.
Huddle Up: It's good news for Ellington and fantasy owners that he doesn't need surgery. Even if Ellington is out for a couple of games, everyone survived a scare for the time-being.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/6/14 3:23pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) attended the open portion of practice Saturday, Sept. 6. Ellington was reportedly dressed to practice but was only seen catching on the sideline.
Huddle Up: Ellington isn't likely to start Monday night and will be replaced by Jonathan Dwyer. Whatever happens long-term with Ellington, fantasy owners can't gamble on him this week considering his late start anyway. Best case scenario for Ellington owners is his foot injury isn't serious.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/6/14 4:11pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) showed enough in practice Saturday, Sept. 6, that he could still play in Monday night's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Officially, Ellington will be a game-day decision.
Huddle Up: Reports say that Ellington doesn't need surgery at this time, which would be great news for fantasy owners. However, considering that Ellington plays in the final game late Monday night this week, he's too risky of a start unless concrete information breaks before Sunday. Owners should bench Ellington for Week 1, with hopes that he can be inserted back into their lineups again next week.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/5/14 1:56pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington aggravated his left foot injury in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. He underwent an MRI and has been prescribed rest. However, he's still hoping that there is a chance he can suit up in Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers on Monday, Sept. 8.
Huddle Up: Potentially crushing opening-week news for the owners of one of the summer's draft darlings. If Ellington has been prescribed rest, then it's likely the Cards will hold him out of the opener. The handcuff situation isn't clearly defined, but former-Steeler Jonathan Dwyer is the most likely add.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/5/14 3:31pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington could be out for four to six weeks or longer, depending on his prognosis. His timetable for a return will depend mainly on how quickly he heals.
Huddle Up: Ellington owners look as if they'll have to make alternate plans for the first month or so of the season. Jonathan Dwyer likely steps in as the Arizona starter, but Stepfan Taylor will certainly be mixed in as well.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 9/4/14 7:19pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington was limited in practice because of a foot injury Thursday, Sept. 4.
Huddle Up: This has cropped up out of nowhere, and it's not what we need to hear about one of fantasy's most-coveted players this summer. The Cards don't play until Monday night, so see what develops over the next few days.
Tyrann Mathieu - SPosted 9/4/14 11:02pm ET
Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) tackled in practice Thursday, Sept. 4, for the first time since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last December, but head coach Bruce Arians said he still needs more reps to regain a comfort level with tackling.
Huddle Up: It's always been a bit of longshot for Mathieu to see action in the opener, so IDP owners will need to be patient.
John Brown - WRPosted 8/26/14 8:39pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown may be used on 60 percent of the team's offensive snaps, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Brown has looked impressive all offseason and could very well end up being the team's third best wideout behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.
Huddle Up: The speedy third-round pick out of FCS Pittsburg State leads the Cards with 20 targets and 165 receiving yards on 10 catches this preseason and is a must-add in deeper and dynasty leagues.
Tyrann Mathieu - SPosted 8/25/14 10:14pm ET
Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) will need to play in the final preseason game if he wants the chance to play Week 1. Mathieu said he believes there is a good chance that he will be able to play in Thursday's exhibition contest.
Huddle Up: This would be a needed dose of good news for an Arizona defense that has had more than its share of personnel losses (Karlos Dansby, Daryl Washington & Darnell Dockett) this offseason. Mathieu had 2 interceptions, 1 sack, 9 passes defensed and 68 total tackles in the 13 games before his rookie year was cut short last season.
Darnell Dockett - DEPosted 8/18/14 8:41pm ET
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (knee) suffered a right knee injury during practice Monday, Aug. 18, and will undergo an MRI.
Huddle Up: Potentially more bad news for a Cards' front seven that is already without LBs Karlos Dansby (free-agent departure) and Daryl Washington (suspension). See what the MRI reveals.
Darnell Dockett - DEPosted 8/18/14 10:39pm ET
Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett will need season-ending surgery after an MRI on his right knee Monday, Aug. 18, revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: As feared, it's another haymaker for one of 2013's top defenses, which will be without the 3-time Pro Bowler and team leader, who had 4.5 sacks and 46 total tackles a year ago. Frostee Rucker is the likely replacement
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