Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 11/28/14 10:25am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) said he's highly unlikely to play in Week 13 Sunday, Nov. 30.
Huddle Up: Fitz is two weeks removed from what is being reported as a Grade 2 MCL sprain, so his unavailability hardly comes as a surprise. The Cards will lean on Michael Floyd and John Brown to pick up the passing game slack this week.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 11/28/14 5:54pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 28, and will be a game-time decision for Week 13, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Arians said Fitzgerald will not be limited if he is active for the game.
Huddle Up: Another week, another GTD on Fitz, and -- to the chagrin of fantasy GMs -- it's another late-afternoon kickoff for the Cards.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 11/27/14 4:37pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: Fitz's Week 12 status remains very much up in the air as he tries to avoid missing a second straight game. Stay tuned, but this appears headed toward another game-time decision.
Michael Bush - RBPosted 11/26/14 4:17pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Michael Bush fits the role of a big, bruising ball carrier who can be effective in the red zone and at the goal line, and head coach Bruce Arians is hoping Bush can fill the role that RB Jonathan Dwyer had. 'We really miss John,' Arians said. 'I like our backs but we need a guy that's going to pound it in there and close out some games in short yardage and goal-line situations,' Arians said. Bush has 12 touchdowns on 26 goal-line carries in his career. Arians said Bush is in 'great shape' after not having played this year.
Huddle Up: It certainly sounds like Bush will immediately be supplanting Stepfan Taylor as the Cards' short-yardage/change-of-pace back. Meanwhile, it's not good news but it's far from crippling for Andre Ellington's owners as he'll still be counted heavily as a pass-catcher and a big-play back without playing to his weaknesses by repeatedly running him the gut.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 11/25/14 1:13am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is unsure when he will return from his knee injury, according to head coach Bruce Arians. "We still don't know anything about Larry," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. "If we were practicing today, he would not practice. We'll see how he improves by Wednesday and go from there." General manager Steve Keim said Fitzgerald remains day-to-day a week after suffering a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament sprain. He was a game-time decision in Week 12 but 'couldn't run,' which led him to be inactive.
Huddle Up: Being unable to run tends to keep WRs out of NFL games, but it still did come down to a GTD so monitor late-week practice reports see if a turnaround is in the Cards for Fitz.
Michael Bush - RBPosted 11/25/14 6:45pm ET
The Arizona Cardinals signed free-agent RB Michael Bush (Bears) and cut RB Kerwynn Williams Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: The Cards' running game has slumped of late, and Bush could definitely see some carries as the big back in the rotation.
Drew Stanton - QBPosted 11/24/14 10:09am ET
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (ankle) said Sunday, Nov. 23, that his ankle got rolled in the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks late in the fourth quarter. He said he was fine, and would have played if the team got the ball back.
Huddle Up: The Cards are already on their backup quarterback, so losing Stanton would have been a disaster. He may be limited in practice this week but should be good to go for Week 13.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 11/23/14 11:29pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald's (knee) sprained knee did not respond as hoped before the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks, so he was inactive. He could well miss more games.
Huddle Up: We'll know more about Fitzgerald's status later in the week. John Brown will continue to see more targets if Fitzgerald misses time.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 11/21/14 3:08pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Friday, Nov. 21. Fitzgerald was working on the side during that part of practice.
Huddle Up: It's still shaping up as a late-afternoon game-time decision on Fitz, but it's not looking overly promising with the WR having missed the full week of practice. If he's out, of course expect more targets for Michael Floyd, and the Browns -- John and Jaron.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 11/20/14 4:00pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: That two straight missed practices for Fitz. See what transpires Friday, but it has the look of a game-time decision Sunday afternoon in Seattle.
Andre Ellington - RBPosted 11/18/14 12:19am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington needs to perform better, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'Right now, he's as healthy as he's been [this season] and we need more out of him.'
Huddle Up: Ellington has gained only 108 total yards on 47 touches over the last 2 games, and Arians knows he'll need more from the RB for the stretch run which includes a pair of games against the Seahawks and rematch with the Niners.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 11/17/14 10:09am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) will have an MRI on Monday, Nov. 17 to determine the seriousness of an injury to his left knee. The injury is thought to be to his medial collateral ligament.
Huddle Up: The Cards keep taking injury hits, but one to Fitzgerald is one they can ill afford to take. Michael Floyd and John Brown would need to step up in Fitz's absence should he be sidelined for any extended length of time.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 11/17/14 2:06pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his knee, but he's expecting to play in Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks. However, it's not a lock that Fitzgerald will play.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald will try to play through the strain but he should be considered questionable at this point. Rookie John Brown will be the biggest beneficiary if Fitzgerald is out Sunday against Seattle.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 11/17/14 10:14pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) should be able to play in Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'We'll see how sore he is Wednesday and how much it limits him, and we'll go from there,' Arians said. Fitzgerald had his knee taped and played with a brace in the second half in Week 11 after suffering a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
Huddle Up: Fitz definitely doesn't want to miss the first of two remaining games against the Seahawks, and his fantasy owners should have a good idea on his Sunday status after seeing what he's able to do in practice this week.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 11/10/14 3:27pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 10 and will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: As expected, Palmer is out for the year. Drew Stanton takes over as the Cardinals starter. He's nothing more than a QB2 for fantasy purposes.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 11/9/14 8:17pm ET
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (knee) is believed to have a torn anterior cruciate ligament. However, head coach Bruce Arians would not reveal the severity of Palmer's knee injury Sunday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: Multiple reports have Palmer out for the season. If so, Drew Stanton will take over the 8-1 Cardinals. For fantasy purposes, Stanton is more of a game manager and nothing more than a QB2.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 11/7/14 6:45pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer agreed to a 3-year extension worth $50 million Friday, Nov. 7. He was set to be a free agent after this season.
Huddle Up: The Cards have been searching for QB stability and they've found it in the veteran Palmer, who's 15-6 as a starter since the beginning of last season. Palmer isn't doing too shabby, fantasy-wise, either as he currently ranks eighth among QBs with his average of 23.13 fantasy points per game.
Stepfan Taylor - RBPosted 10/29/14 9:20pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, and he has been ruled out for Week 9.
Huddle Up: Andre Ellington will handle most of the work against the Cowboys. He's locked in as a RB2 with Taylor not around to steal goal line carries.
Michael Floyd - WRPosted 10/28/14 11:53pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd failed to record a reception on 4 targets in Week 8, marking the first time he's drawn a blank this season.
Huddle Up: Chalk it up as a deeply disappointing game for Floyd, who had scored 10 or more fantasy points in each of Carson Palmer's three previous starts this season. He'll look to rebound this week in a tough matchup against the Cowboys' secondary which allows the fourth fewest fantasy points to opposing WRs.
Stepfan Taylor - RBPosted 10/27/14 8:28pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor (calf) could miss a significant amount of time because of a calf injury he suffered in Week 8, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Taylor, who scored a pair of TDs in Week 7, is the backup/handcuff behind Andre Ellington, but that role could shift to unknowns Robert Hughes or Marion Grice for the next month or so unless the Cards decide to sign a more experienced back.
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.
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