Christian Kirk - WRPosted 8/17/18 9:19pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk caught four passes for 49 yards and a touchdown in a 20-15 preseason win over the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: Kirk doesn't have a clear path to a lot of playing time early on, but he's not a bad late-round flier in redraft leagues.
David Johnson - RBPosted 8/17/18 9:09pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed six times for 22 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for five yards in a 20-15 preseason win over the New Orleans Saints Friday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: As long as Johnson stays healthy, he should return to his workhorse role in the Arizona offense. Even coming off the injury, he's a top-five option at his position.
Chad Williams - WRPosted 8/17/18 10:31pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Chad Williams turned heads in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, against the New Orleans Saints, posting three receptions for 33 yards. He and WR Christian Kirk made their presence felt, much to the delight of head coach Steve Wilks. 'I definitely did,' Wilks said. 'Those guys did a great job.'
Huddle Up: Williams and Kirk stepped up with Brice Butler (foot) sidelined, as they battle JJ Nelson and others for depth chart position. As far as Williams is concerned, it was redemption, as he had several drops in practice on Wednesday. His coach said he would 'catch everything' in the game, and Wilks proved prophetic since Williams didn't have any miscues. For now, Williams is only worth a late-round flier in the deepest of fantasy leagues.
David Johnson - RBPosted 8/13/18 8:25pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson was limited to just two snaps in the preseason opener, posting a pair of 14-yard runs. He said earlier in the preseason that he didn't think he needed to play much if at all in the preseason to get ready. His head coach, Steve Wilks, disagrees. 'David didn't play last year,' Wilks said Monday, Aug. 13. 'And you talk about the timing. I think it's important he plays quite a bit. When I say quite a bit, I'm talking my standards.' Wilks clarified and added that his standards do not necessarily mean playing into the second or third quarter, but it would be seeing more than just two offensive snaps.
Huddle Up: Johnson is coming off a major injury, but he looked to have nice burst in his cameo. He is a fantasy stud, too, because he is expected to be the workhorse in a backfield with unspectacular backups like Chase Edmonds, D.J. Foster, Sherman Badie and T.J. Logan. The club likely won't expose him to too much unnecessary contact, especially considering their lack of depth at the position. Fantasy owners hope he'll see just a series or two before the season to preserve him for when the games matter for real.
David Johnson - RBPosted 8/11/18 7:51pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson had two carries for 28 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Johnson took both carries for 14 yards, and although he is coming off an injury, his every-down, workhorse role in the Arizona offense makes him a top-five fantasy option at his position.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 8/11/18 8:59pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen completed six of his 13 pass attempts for 41 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Rosen was already a longshot to open the year as the starter ahead of Sam Bradford, and this performance won't do much to change that. Rosen could end up sitting all year, but his time will come. He's still worth stashing in keeper formats.
Chase Edmonds - RBPosted 8/2/18 7:27am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds is looking like the favorite to be the No. 2 running back behind RB David Johnson, according to beat writer Katherine Fitzgerald. Edmonds has seen a lot of work with the first- and second-team offenses. 'The one thing with Chase, great patience. You saw it today,' head coach Steve Wilks said. 'He's just really savvy, just really allowing his blocks to set up, and he has tremendous speed once he gets to the second level.'
Huddle Up: Johnson is coming off a yearlong absence, and the team could install Edmonds in to spell him early and often. He is at least great insurance for DJ owners, but Edmonds holds RB5 value on his own.
Mike Glennon - QBPosted 7/28/18 11:30am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford is the clear favorite for the starting quarterback job, according to head coach Steve Wilks. QBs Josh Rosen and Mike Glennon will be competing for the No. 2 quarterback job.
Huddle Up: Bradford received a lucrative contract this offseason and likely will be the Week 1 starter unless he suffers an injury. He has had success when he was healthy but does have a lengthy injury history. He probably should only be a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
David Johnson - RBPosted 7/23/18 7:30am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson reported to training camp Monday, July 23.
Huddle Up: DJ was looking for a new deal, and he'll have plenty motivation to return to his RB1 status this season. Sam Bradford relies heavily on running backs. Johnson slots into the midrange of the RB1 pack but could return to the upper echelon.
Brice Butler - WRPosted 7/19/18 7:01pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk is not in the mix for the No. 2 receiver job, according to Mike Jurecki of 98.7 Arizona, and Jurecki believes either WR Chad Williams, WR JJ Nelson or WR Brice Butler will win the job.
Huddle Up: Kirk could still have a role in the passing attack as a rookie, a role that could grow as the season goes on. He is still worth a flier at the end of drafts, and his long-term upside makes him a potential first-round option in rookie drafts.
Chad Williams - WRPosted 7/19/18 6:54pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Chad Williams looks more confident and comfortable this offseason and is one of the players in the mix for the No. 2 receiver job, in the opinion of Mike Jurecki of 98.7 Arizona.
Huddle Up: Williams is unproven, but if he heads into the season as the starter, he will be worth a flier as a WR5.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 7/17/18 6:19am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald hinted that he isn't close to retiring. He still feels good, enjoys the competition and loves being around his teammates. He also said he's either playing for the Cardinals or retiring. 'It doesn't really matter about the age, it's about what you put into it and your mindset,' Fitzgerald said. 'Everybody kind of takes numbers and assumes this is when it's supposed to end. As an athlete, fortunately, you write your own script. If you still produce and you play at a high level, you kind of determine how long you want to play. If I can stay at a high level, I still keep destiny in my own hands.'
Huddle Up: Fitz has tallied 100 catches and 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons, and only Antonio Brown has matched that feat. He'll be 35 in August, but he's still a very good WR2 in fantasy.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 7/17/18 11:15am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald made it clear Tuesday, July 17, that as long as he is playing professional football he will be playing for the Cardinals. 'I've built a good life for myself down there. Playing in the same place for 15 years is a true blessing.'
Huddle Up: Playing one's whole career - especially one as long as Fitzgerald's - is indeed rare in the modern NFL. Fitz hasn't lost a step either. At 34 years old he has averaged 108.3 catches for 1,131.3 yards and 7.0 touchdowns over the last three seasons. He's a solid PPR WR1 candidate even with a new quarterback and coaching staff.
Christian Kirk - WRPosted 7/13/18 9:11pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk has an opportunity to make an immediate impact as an 'underneath threat' in the passing attack, according to Nick Shook of NFL.com.
Huddle Up: Kirk could be the No. 2 option in the passing game behind Larry Fitzgerald as soon as this year. He's worth adding as a WR5 in redraft leagues, and he is a potential first-round pick in rookie drafts.
Ricky Seals-Jones - TEPosted 7/8/18 11:35am ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones should see considerably more targets with an expanded role this season, according to Mike Jurecki of AZCardinals.com.
Huddle Up: There are plenty of reasons to get on the Seal-Jones' hype train. He's a former receiver and an athletic mismatch at 6-5 and 243 pounds who came alive late last season despite playing limited snaps. The Cardinals also lack proven dynamic playmakers in the passing game after Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson. Arizona did not bother adding much competition at the position in the offseason either. Seals-Jones' late 13th-round ADP makes him a ridiculous TE2 value who could finish as a TE1.
Chase Edmonds - RBPosted 7/4/18 4:41pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds is being taught to be a 'three-down back,' according to head coach Steve Wilks, and Wilks said Edmonds is learning to play in space and learning pass protections.
Huddle Up: There has been a decent amount of buzz regarding Edmonds this spring, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him open the season as the primary backup to David Johnson. If that happens, Johnson owners should make sure to secure Edmonds as a handcuff.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 6/27/18 6:47pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk said he expects QB Sam Bradford to be the starting quarterback Week 1.
Huddle Up: The Cardinals selected Josh Rosen in the first round of the draft, but it looks like Bradford is the favorite for the job as long as he can stay healthy. Bradford is a solid quarterback when he is on the field but has a lengthy injury history. Bradford probably can be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in deeper leagues.
J.J. Nelson - WRPosted 6/26/18 12:05pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson said he is looking to be more than a deep threat and believes the new offensive scheme will help him become a more complete receiver.
Huddle Up: Nelson will be competing with several others for the No. 2 receiver job during training camp, so owners can keep an eye on the situation. His speed and big-play ability makes him a decent fantasy option and can be a late-round pick in deeper leagues.
Chad Williams - WRPosted 6/22/18 6:40pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Chad Williams is the player most likely to 'step forward' and win the No. 2 receiver job this season, in the opinion of Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com.
Huddle Up: Williams didn't do much as a rookie, but he could be headed to a much bigger role this season. If he does break camp as a starter, he could be worth a flier in the later rounds of redraft leagues.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 6/17/18 6:30pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford (knee) saw more reps during team drills as minicamp progressed, and he said limiting his reps has helped him prepare physically and mentally. 'I can really build on what we had done here and coming to training camp ready to go,' Bradford said. 'I feel like we've done a great job of sticking to the plan,' Bradford said. 'I think the plan has worked and my body feels really good right now.'
Huddle Up: He is expected to open the year as the starter, and while Josh Rosen will be waiting in the wings, Bradford can be a midrange QB2 as long as long as he has the starting gig.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 6/15/18 4:02pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford likely will be the starting quarterback for the team's Week 1 game even though QB Josh Rosen performed well during offseason workouts, in the opinion of AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.
Huddle Up: Bradford was limited during workouts but should be a full participant when training camp starts. He has played well in the past but would not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback. Rosen has a chance to start at some point in 2018 but would only be a keeper league option.
David Johnson - RBPosted 6/12/18 8:28am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is holding out during the team's mandatory minicamp this week, according to sources. The two sides have been in discussions on a new contract, and they are hopeful it can get done.
Huddle Up: Johnson is an elite RB1 option if the dispute doesn't linger into the regular season.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 6/10/18 7:18pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen needs to 'take what the defense gives us' in the red zone, according to head coach Steve Wilks.
Huddle Up: There is going to be a learning curve for any rookie, so it's not surprising to hear Rosen needs to sharpen his decision making. If he can beat out Sam Bradford in camp, he could be a QB2 option as soon as this year.
David Johnson - RBPosted 6/9/18 5:14am ET
Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson did not participate in organized team activities Thursday, June 7, but he was not injured, according to multiple sources. The reason for Johnson being sidelined was not disclosed and he did not address reporters after practice.
Huddle Up: Johnson will be a major component of Arizona's running and passing game in 2018 and should be viewed as a No. 1 running back in all fantasy formats.
David Johnson - RBPosted 6/8/18 6:16am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (undisclosed) missed practice time this week with an undisclosed injury. 'It's the offseason, and I'm not going to really indulge in injuries or things like that,' head coach Steve Wilks said.
Huddle Up: There wasn't any tip of the hand as he watched practice, which means it's likely not serious. Johnson is a high-end RB1 candidate in fantasy.
David Johnson - RBPosted 6/8/18 1:06pm ET
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson's (undisclosed) undisclosed injury is not consider serious.
Huddle Up: Johnson may not return to the field until training camp but should be recovered by the injury by that time. He will see a lot of work in the running and passing game in 2018 and should be one of the first running backs selected in drafts.
David Johnson - RBPosted 6/8/18 4:29pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has a good chance to receive a contract extension before the start of the regular season, in the opinion of NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
Huddle Up: Johnson is entering the final year of his contract, so owners should keep an eye on the situation over the next few months. He is a big part of Arizona's offense and should be a No. 1 fantasy running back in all leagues.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 6/5/18 2:28pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford's (knee) practice repetitions are expected to increase in minicamp next week. He is on schedule in his rehabilitation, according to head coach Steve Wilks, and Bradford likes how he feels physically and mentally.
Huddle Up: It appears that Bradford is on track to start the season as long as he doesn't run into any hindrances in his recovery. One setback or a trend of bad play could catapult Josh Rosen into the starting spot. Still, Bradford is a viable QB2 in what is seemingly an underrated offense.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 5/31/18 6:34pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen has 'impressed his coaches' with his ability to digest new information, according to Albert Breer of MMQB.
Huddle Up: Rosen could end up giving Sam Bradford a run for his money for the starting job during training camp. Both players would be QB2 candidates as the starter, but Bradford would offer a safer floor.
Christian Kirk - WRPosted 5/24/18 12:53pm ET
Arizona Cardinals second-round draft choice WR Christian Kirk signed a four-year contract with the Cardinals Thursday, May 24. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Kirk has a chance to be the No. 2 or No. 3 receiver for the Cardinals this upcoming season and should receive a solid amount of targets. He can be a late-round pick in deeper leagues and serve as a No. 4 or No. 5 fantasy receiver.
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