Josh Rosen - QBPosted 9/24/18 1:13pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen has been named the starting quarterback for Week 4, according to head coach Steve Wilks.
Huddle Up: Rosen took over late in a tough Week 3 loss for Arizona. Sam Bradford is healthy, but he just hasn't been getting the job done. It's time for a fresh start for the Cardinals, which can only bode well for Larry Fitzgerald and others. Rosen is worth adding in superflex leagues.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 9/23/18 12:12pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) is officially active for the team's Week 3 game.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald has posted 10 receptions and 104 yards during the first two games and is still the main option in the team's passing game. He can be considered a No. 3 fantasy receiver despite his hamstring injury.
David Johnson - RBPosted 9/23/18 10:27pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson tallied 31 yards rushing on 12 carries and added 30 yards to go along with a touchdown on four catches in Week 3 versus the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: On the plus side, Johnson's 16 touches were a season high. On the downside, he managed that relatively meager workload on a day in which the Cardinals jumped out to a 14-point lead. Arizona also promised to use him more in the passing game this week, but his usage there was also limited after his 21-yard scoring grab in the first quarter. Johnson is still an RB1 for fantasy purposes, but the Cardinals are seemingly doing their best to avoid using their best asset.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 9/23/18 11:26pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught both of his targets for nine yards in Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: It's going to be easy for owners to blame the hamstring injury that limited him in practice all week for this performance, but Fitzgerald didn't appear to be very involved in the game plan. How Arizona has managed to render ineffective one of the best receivers of all-time when he has virtually no competition for targets is one of this season's great mysteries. Perhaps Josh Rosen's likely promotion will help, but Fitzgerald has already fallen into fantasy WR3 territory entering Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Christian Kirk - WRPosted 9/23/18 11:12pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk hauled seven of his eight targets for 90 yards - all team highs - in Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Kirk entered the weekend with a total of five receptions for 31 yards through two games, so this was a performance few could have seen coming. With Josh Rosen likely taking over for Sam Bradford as the starter moving forward, it's possible Kirk could find his way into fantasy relevancy, although he is at his best in the slot - and that is an area manned most of the time by Larry Fitzgerald. Kirk figures to be a popular waiver-wire add this week, but owners should make him prove he can sustain this first.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/23/18 11:43pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford went 13-of-19 for 157 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears, but he also threw two interceptions. He was replaced by rookie Josh Rosen for the final two drives after committing a fourth-quarter fumble.
Huddle Up: At this point, it's hard to know for sure if Bradford or offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is to blame for the mess that has become Arizona's offense, but Rosen's insertion into the game late in the fourth quarter with the game still on the line would seem to suggest Bradford may not get another chance anytime soon to prove he's not the one at fault. Neither Bradford nor Rosen are worth using in fantasy for the foreseeable future.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 9/22/18 11:17pm ET
Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) will play in Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald makes for a risky play given the nature of his injury and the Cardinals' anemic offensive attack thus far, but he's about the only somewhat reliable weapon Arizona has in the passing game. It's not a given he'll be able to benefit from negative game script, but he should be able to post WR2 type production if he can make it through the game.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/21/18 1:35pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford (not injury related) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 21 and was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 3 game with the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Bradford has led the team to an 0-2 start with total of just six points in the two outings, so he isn't a recommended fantasy option until he starts to make things happen through the air.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 9/21/18 1:38pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) was limited in practice again on Friday, Sept. 21 and he is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald left the Week 2 game against the Rams and didn't put up very good stats, and now he is limited in practice. He is a risky fantasy play heading into Week 3 against the Bears and their lockdown defense.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/20/18 8:31am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford confirmed the team has scaled back the offensive game plan. 'I think the thought is just allow everyone to go out there and play faster, simplify everything a little bit and hopefully it shows up in the speed in which we play,' Bradford said.
Huddle Up: Scaling things back could hurt Larry Fitzgerald's stats even more, and he only has 10 grabs for 104 yards thus far. He has slipped down to WR3 status with the state of this sputtering offense. Bradford is unplayable in fantasy right now.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 9/20/18 3:19pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald appears to be on track to play in Week 3, but owners should monitor the situation. He is coming off a disappointing Week 2 performance but can still be a No. 3 receiver in most leagues.
Christian Kirk - WRPosted 9/20/18 3:10pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: It is not a good sign that Kirk was added to the injury report Thursday. He has been limited to only 31 yards over the first two games of the season and should be avoided even if he plays.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 9/20/18 3:24pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Bradford has really struggled during the first two games of the season, and he said that the team will be simplifying the offense. Bradford probably remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
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.
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