Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 2/15/18 7:00am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald announced Thursday, Feb. 15, that he'll return for the 2018 season.
Huddle Up: He'll be 35 in August, but he has continued to be a dangerous possession receiver the last few years. He has averaged 108 grabs for 1,131 yards and seven scores per season the last three years. There are questions about who will throw to him, but he has remained consistent despite that. Look at him as a high-end WR2 in fantasy.
Drew Stanton - QBPosted 2/13/18 11:58am ET
Arizona Cardinals QBs Blaine Gabbert and Drew Stanton will likely be competing with another quarterback this offseason for the starting quarterback job. Team owner Michael Bidwill said the Cardinals will be aggressive in their search for a new starting quarterback following the retirement of QB Carson Palmer.
Huddle Up: Gabbert and Stanton fall far from the elite quarterback tree. Whether it's through free agency or the draft, Arizona will address the position this offseason. Odds are, though, that whoever starts will not be a reliable starting fantasy quarterback.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 2/12/18 11:35pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald's $11 million salary became guaranteed on Friday, Feb. 9. However, this does not impact his retirement decision. If he chooses to retire, he would not receive that money.
Huddle Up: A decision from Fitzgerald is expected before the end of the month. If he indeed returns, he'll remain a WR2 going into next season, though there's a decent possibility he sees his numbers drop based on some significant changes in Arizona. Fitzgerald will have a new starting quarterback throwing to him -- a position still not filled -- while also playing under a new head coach that could bring out all sorts of variables.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 2/9/18 11:08am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald's $11 million base salary for 2018 will be guaranteed if he is remains on the roster Friday, Feb. 9. Fitzgerald still has not decided if he will play next season or retire.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald said during Super Bowl week that he would decide on his future in a week or two, so owners should monitor the situation over the next few days. He would still be a solid fantasy receiver in all leagues if he continues playing.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 2/7/18 5:15pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Monday, Feb. 5.
Huddle Up: The Cardinals will be looking for a new starting quarterback this offseason and probably will acquire a veteran in free agency or a trade. Owners should keep an eye on the situation because their quarterback has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some leagues.
David Johnson - RBPosted 2/7/18 9:24pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) has been fully cleared to resume all football-related activities.
Huddle Up: No one had it worse in 2017 than owners of David Johnson, who was lost for the year in only the third quarter of the first game of the NFL campaign. Fortunately, he'll at least be 100 percent for the start of next season. The only thing is that the offense Johnson will be playing for appears murky right now -- the Cardinals have a new head coach and it remains to be seen who will start under center for them in 2018.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 2/4/18 11:50am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said he expects to decide on his playing future in the next week or two.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald posted solid numbers in 2017 but probably would be working with a new quarterback if he decides to return next season. He would still be a solid fantasy option if he continues his playing career and can be at least a No. 3 receiver for owners.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 2/3/18 10:21am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson will turn 33 years old in March, but he recently told the St. Paul Pioneer Press' Chris Tomasson he wants at least four more years.
Huddle Up: Peterson is a physical marvel and was able to carry the Arizona offense on his shoulders on occasion after he was traded from the New Orleans Saints, but any running back wanting to play into his mid-30s is living on borrowed time. Injuries are also a major concern. The Cardinals are expected to release Peterson, meaning he'll need to learn his third offense in about a year if he plays in 2018. While it is never wise to bet against him, Peterson is nearing the end of the line as a useful fantasy option.
Jaron Brown - WRPosted 1/31/18 10:50am ET
Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent WR Jaron Brown (knee) is not expected to be re-signed. Arizona sports radio host Mike Jurecki believes Brown is due for a big payday assuming he hits the market.
Huddle Up: Brown has been overshadowed by Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown in his time in Arizona. He is coming off a career year, though, tallying 477 yards and four touchdowns. He's not much more than a deep threat, but he has shown he can be fantasy relevant. He could be much more relevant on the right team.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 1/31/18 11:31am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Adrian Peterson is expected to be released, according to Fox Sports Radio's Mike Jurecki. Peterson's salary cap hit would be $3.5 million for 2018.
Huddle Up: With David Johnson returning and Peterson turning 33 years old and injury prone, it makes sense for the Cardinals to part ways with the veteran running back. It's unlikely that Peterson will ever be fantasy relevant again considering his age and injury history.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 1/31/18 6:35pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald won't play for another team if he decides to return, according to his father Larry Fitzgerald Sr. in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio. 'If it's not with the Cardinals, we've seen the last of Larry Fitzgerald in the National Football League wearing No. 11,' he said. Fitzgerald Sr. added that his son 'really wants to get a championship ring, there's no doubt about that.'
Huddle Up: While other reports have Fitzgerald leaning towards returning for his 15th season, this one might indicate the opposite, as it sounds like winning would be the main reason for him to keep playing. However, the Cardinals are in a different situation now, having a new head coach and starting quarterback going into Week 1 of next year, and with the increasing difficulty of the NFC West, Arizona suddenly could be on a rebuilding trail. We'll hopefully find out soon.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 1/29/18 9:38pm ET
Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is anticipating the return of WR Larry Fitzgerald next season, as during his introductory press conference with the club on Monday, Jan. 29, he 'sure sounded like a coach expecting Fitz to play.'
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald will be 35-years-old going into next year but the future Hall-of-Famer apparently still has plenty left in the tank if this past season was any indication. Even despite losing starting quarterback Carson Palmer to injury, Fitzgerald managed to rack up his third consecutive year with 100-plus receptions and more than 1,000 yards. Thus, no matter who is under center for Arizona in 2018, Fitzgerald will be headed into the new campaign as a WR2 if he keeps playing.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 1/23/18 11:48am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has still not decided as to whether or not he will retire this offseason, according to new head coach Steve Wilks. Fitzgerald just completed his 14th season in the NFL and will turn 35 years old before the 2018 regular season begins.
Huddle Up: Even in his mid-30s, Fitzgerald is an ageless wonder. Without Carson Palmer he still managed to achieve WR1 status in 2017. As long as he's healthy, and doesn't hang up the cleats, he's a low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 with added value in PPR leagues.
David Johnson - RBPosted 1/18/18 5:26pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (wrist) has his strength and full range of motion back with his injured wrist, which is now healed. He's focused mostly on making sure he's 'ready to play' in 2018 and that he is as healthy as possible.
Huddle Up: There was arguably no bigger tragedy in fantasy football this year than the unfortunate season-ending injury to Johnson, who was one of the first guys off the board in pretty much all drafts. Making matters worse, the 26-year-old will be returning to unfamiliar surroundings, having a new quarterback and head coach when the new campaign kicks off. Regardless, Johnson should remain one of the highest-ranked running backs going into next season.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 1/12/18 1:39pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said he would like to see who the Cardinals hire as their next head coach before he decides if he will play in 2018.
Huddle Up: Owners should monitor the situation over the next few weeks to see if Fitzgerald will play again. He is still a solid receiver and could be a No. 3 fantasy receiver next season if he plays.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 1/2/18 2:10pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer announced his retirement Tuesday, Jan. 2, after 15 seasons in the NFL.
Huddle Up: It's a logical move and makes quarterback a top priority for the Cardinals this offseason. They'll have a chance to draft one in what is a deep quarterback draft class, but the bigger question now is what will Larry Fitzgerald do? He can succeed with anyone as he's proven over his career, but he and Palmer had some of the best chemistry in the league after playing together for five years.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/31/17 7:35pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald tied a career high with 109 receptions this season, topping 100 catches for the third straight season.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald is signed through next season, but he has yet to commit to playing. If he does return, he is still more than capable of providing WR2 numbers in PPR formats.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/29/17 5:56am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has been targeted once every three pass attempts in the four games QB Drew Stanton has started, according to Pro Football Focus. Fitzgerald has accounted for 44.2 percent of Stanton's passing yardage.
Huddle Up: Fitz has been consistently brilliant the last three years, and his 101-1,101-6 line has kept him a valuable WR2 despite the walls of the offense crumbling around him. He faces a banged-up Seattle Seahawks defense in Week 17.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/29/17 4:38pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (not injury related) practiced in full for a second straight day Friday, Dec. 29, and he is off the injury report ahead of the Week 17 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald looks to be good to go for the regular-season finale and he is a nice WR2 or flex option in PPR formats, and WR3 in standard play for the final game of 2017.
John Brown - WRPosted 12/29/17 4:38pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) was able to practice in full on Friday, Dec. 29, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 17 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Brown appears to be in line to play in the regular-season finale, but he is only worth a look as a WR5 in deeper leagues at this point.
Kerwynn Williams - RBPosted 12/28/17 5:12pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams (back, quadriceps, ribs) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: The back issue is something new but as long as he's participating in practice, Williams figures to be out there on Sunday for the season finale in Seattle. Based on his heavy usage as of late, the four-year veteran is on the RB2 radar, though it's possible that all these ailments he currently has may lead the club to scale back his workload a little bit. Thus, he could be a tricky option to deal with for Week 17.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/28/17 5:06pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 28, and was a full participant.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald only missed practice Wednesday because that's just standard protocol for the future Hall-of-Famer. In what could be his final NFL game, the 14-year veteran is a worthy WR2 in all formats, as he may elect to leave it all out on the field with nothing else to play for. Even with Drew Stanton under center, Fitzgerald is capable of having a huge day in Seattle.
John Brown - WRPosted 12/28/17 5:18pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 28, and was a limited participant.
Huddle Up: This indicates that Brown will probably be active for Sunday's season finale opposite the Seahawks, but he's not a strong option at all. Brown's ceiling with Drew Stanton under center is pretty low, and thus, Larry Fitzgerald is really the only receiver worth starting from the Cardinals for Week 17.
John Brown - WRPosted 12/27/17 5:22pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: In his return to action in Week 16, the 27-year-old hauled in two of four targets for 28 yards, while managing to find the end zone for the third time this year. However, with nothing to play for in the season finale, it's possible the Cardinals hold Brown out if this toe injury continues to linger. Even if he does ultimately suit up, he's not a strong option to roll with.
Kerwynn Williams - RBPosted 12/27/17 5:39pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams (quadriceps, ribs) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: This is actually an improvement over last week, when Williams did not practice Wednesday and Thursday before ultimately suiting up in the team's Week 16 victory over the Giants. Thus, he figures to be out there in the club's finale, and based on his high volume as of late, he's certainly on the RB2 map for all formats.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/27/17 5:32pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: As usual, the future Hall-of-Famer is simply being rested early in the week. With this potentially being his final NFL game, Fitzgerald is an extra intriguing option for all formats, as he might choose to leave it all out on the field despite the team having nothing to play for in Week 17. Thus, he's worth firing up everywhere and arguably could have a higher ceiling than usual as a result.
Kerwynn Williams - RBPosted 12/24/17 5:44am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams (quadriceps, ribs) is expected to play in Week 16's game against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Williams was listed as questionable on the injury report but was only able to put in one limited practice session Friday, Dec. 22. He should be viewed as a risky fantasy option and could wind up splitting carries this afternoon with Elijhaa Penny if he's active.
Kerwynn Williams - RBPosted 12/24/17 12:12pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams (quadriceps, ribs) is officially active for the team's Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: Williams may receive most of the work at running back against the New York Giants but should be considered a risky fantasy option because of the injuries. He could be a flex option in some leagues but can also be benched if owners have better options available.
John Brown - WRPosted 12/24/17 8:50pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown finished with two grabs for 28 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the New York Giants on four targets.
Huddle Up: Brown was listed as questionable due to his toe injury, but he looked fine as he found the end zone in this one. Still, he won't be a fantasy asset again until 2018.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/24/17 8:49pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald posted nine grabs for 119 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against New York Giants and he tossed a 21-yard pass, too.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald is finishing up strong. Everyone keeps trying to write him off, but he just keeps on producing. Don't be surprised if he dominates again in 2018, too.
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