Jaron Brown - WRPosted 8/16/17 8:24am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Jaron Brown is the second wide receiver on the depth chart, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Not to be confused with the more explosive John Brown, Jaron, is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament and has just a 55-700-5 line in his four-year career. He probably shouldn't be on draft boards shy of the deepest leagues.
John Brown - WRPosted 8/15/17 12:01pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) will be full go in practice Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Brown has had his fair share of health concerns in his young career, so it's encouraging that he'll be a full participant again. Brown is somewhat of an under-the-radar sleeper and is a worthwhile WR3 or WR4 option as Arizona's go-to deep threat.
John Brown - WRPosted 8/15/17 7:29pm ET
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) ran a few routes in practice Tuesday, Aug. 15, but vows not to come back to a full practice before he is completely healthy. Brown added he could play Saturday, Aug. 19, against the Chicago Bears, 'but I won't be at my best.'
Huddle Up: Brown's comments were in response to head coach Bruce Arians' remarks that Brown was ready to practice. The oft-injured wideout has high-end WR3 upside, but his durability remains a huge question mark, making him more of a WR4.
John Brown - WRPosted 8/6/17 5:05pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quadriceps) is expected to return to practice Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: Brown battled injuries throughout last season, but if he can stay healthy, he should be the No. 2 option in the Arizona passing attack. Consider him a WR3 with upside.
David Johnson - RBPosted 7/30/17 12:52pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has a personal goal of 1,000 yards rushing in 1,000 yards receiving in 2017, and WR Larry Fitzgerald is backing him in that quest. 'I don?t think it?s going to be that difficult. When you have that kind of skill set, what (Johnson) has, I don?t think it?s all that difficult - he just needs the opportunities - I mean the guy, he?s special,' Fitzgerald said.
Huddle Up: Head coach Bruce Arians has repeatedly said he wants to give Johnson 30 touches per game this year, so volume shouldn't be an issue even if he tops out at 25. Arizona is also providing a bit of a perfect storm for this to happen, as Fitzgerald will be 34 when the season starts and John Brown struggles to stay healthy, so the Cardinals may need to lean even more on Johnson, who should be one of the top two picks in just about every fantasy league.
John Brown - WRPosted 7/28/17 1:01pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) is expected to miss a few days and perhaps may be a week with a quad injury, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Brown was enjoying a great spring and summer up until this point, so this takes a little bit of air out of his balloon. Expect the Cardinals to take it very slowly with him considering his injury history, which includes some of the soft-tissue variety, as Arizona desperately needs him to take some pressure off of David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald. Assuming he can come back healthy in short order, he remains a high-upside WR3 in fantasy.
David Johnson - RBPosted 7/27/17 7:18pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson believes he can reach 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards this year because of how much he has improved as a receiver. 'I would have had it last year if I didn't mess up on those routes,' Johnson said. 'I missed so many routes last year.'
Huddle Up: After logging 879 receiving yards last year, it's scary to think Johnson was messing up a bunch of routes. He should be either the first or second pick in every format this year.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 7/27/17 11:09pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer got a veteran's day off Thursday, July 27. It was his second day off in five days of practice and comes on the heels of a team day off Wednesday, July 26. It's part of the team's ongoing plan to rest his arm whenever possible during the preseason.
Huddle Up: Everything Bruce Arians does in July and August is geared toward getting 16 games out of Palmer during the regular season. The 37-year-old isn't among the elite fantasy QBs out there, but he has a pretty high statistical floor and should be a strong reserve / spot starter in 2017.
John Brown - WRPosted 7/23/17 10:22am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown checked into the team's first practice of the season at 185 pounds, up 12 pounds from last season.
Huddle Up: 'Smoke' hasn't lost any of his blazing speed, according to observers, and appears primed to put his forgettable 2016 - in which he learned he was dealing with sickle cell trait and had a cyst on his spine - behind him. Brown is an excellent candidate to return high-end WR3 value at a WR4 price this season with Michael Floyd gone and Carson Palmer reportedly feeling strong again.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 7/23/17 2:22pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer will receive more playing snaps this preseason than he did in 2016, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Palmer probably will only see a few more snaps during each game but will see most of his work in the team's fourth preseason game. He will have a strong group of pass catchers to work with again this season and could be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 7/23/17 5:32pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said Sunday, July 23, that the only reason he is still playing is to 'chase a championship.'
Huddle Up: There has been speculation that Fitzgerald could retire after the year, and if the Cardinals aren't competitive, it sounds like that could be the case. As far as this season goes, Fitzgerald is still a WR2 candidate, especially in PPR formats.
David Johnson - RBPosted 7/22/17 6:48am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has slimmed down to 223 pounds and said that he feels more comfortable and wants to play at this weight.
Huddle Up: Johnson had 1,239 rushing yards, 879 receiving yards and 20 total touchdowns last season and is expected to see a heavy workload again this year. He should be viewed as a first-round selection in all fantasy formats and merits serious consideration as the top overall pick.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 7/22/17 6:40pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald will be held out of the Hall-of-Fame game against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Aug. 3, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: The veteran has nothing to gain by playing in the preseason contest. He led the NFL in receptions last year, so the veteran still has plenty to offer fantasy owners. He has a save floor and should deliver WR2 production.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 7/20/17 6:45am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer wore his arm out from throwing too much last offseason, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Arians said they've found a good routine for Palmer.
Huddle Up: Palmer had a mediocre September, but he hit his stride in October. He completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,206 yards (his best month) with five touchdowns and two interceptions. At 37, it's hard to make a case for him as a strong QB1 in fantasy.
David Johnson - RBPosted 7/16/17 1:12pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson said he believes he can handle 30 touches per game like head coach Bruce Arians hopes to see this season. 'I feel like there's room for me to definitely carry more. I think the biggest thing is me learning and getting better and improving. So I feel like I can definitely get that 30 touches, not all rushing obviously, 30 touches per game,' Johnson said.
Huddle Up: Johnson has become one of the top all-around running backs in the NFL and should have a chance to post at least 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in 2017. He should be one of the first players selected in fantasy drafts and is a weekly starter for fantasy owners.
John Brown - WRPosted 7/15/17 9:31pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown will be the main beneficiary of the departure of Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Floyd, according to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo! Sports. Floyd accounted for 88 targets for the Cardinals last season.
Huddle Up: Brown was a 1,000-yard receiver in 2015, and now that he is healthy and the No. 2 option behind Larry Fitzgerald, WR3 protection is a good bet.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 7/6/17 6:40pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald finished tied for second in the NFL last season with 63 catches from the slot.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald led the NFL in total receptions last year, and his ability to line up all over the field should help the veteran remain effective. He is a high-floor WR3 with WR2 potential in PPR formats.
JJ Nelson - WRPosted 7/6/17 6:55pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson spent to offseason working on his route running.
Huddle Up: The speedy Nelson emerged as a big-play weapon for the Cardinals last year, but his fantasy value was often tied to big plays. Consider him an all-or-nothing WR4.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 6/27/17 4:12pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said he is not ready to say how much longer he will play football.
Huddle Up: Palmer will be on the field in 2017 and will have some terrific weapons to work with in the passing game. He has thrown for at least 4,000 yards in four of the last five seasons and has 61 touchdowns over the last two seasons. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Chad Williams - WRPosted 6/20/17 8:51pm ET
Arizona Cardinals third-round WR Chad Williams will likely begin the season as the team's fifth receiver, according to 98.7 Arizona's Mike Jurecki.
Huddle Up: It's not a big surprise despite the early hype he has generated, considering the Cardinals have a reputation recently of not getting much out of their rookie class and the fact Arizona has Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, J.J. Nelson and Jaron Brown ahead of him on the depth chart. He is being groomed as Fitzgerald's replacement, however, so he should have significant value in 2018 and beyond.
Andre Ellington - WRPosted 6/7/17 11:25am ET
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington is moving back to running back, and the team will be looking for him to have a tougher running style, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Ellington probably will compete for the backup running back job during training camp after the team briefly moved him to wide receiver. Ellington likely will receive limited touches in 2017 and should only be a late-round option.
John Brown - WRPosted 6/7/17 1:10pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Brown could miss the rest of offseason workouts because of the injury but likely will be ready for the start of training camp. Brown struggled with injuries in 2016 and finished with only 517 yards and two touchdowns. He should be a top three receiver for the Cardinals this season and can be considered a No. 3 receiver.
John Brown - WRPosted 6/3/17 8:38pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown is back to running routes like he did in 2015, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'A couple of those routes he ran, he did not run one route like that last year,' Arians said. 'Knock on wood, it stays that way.'
Huddle Up: Health issues derailed Brown last year, but he topped 1,000 yards in 2015. He should be a key component of Arizona's passing attack this year, and he is worth grabbing as a WR3.
Chad Williams - WRPosted 5/30/17 7:49pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Chad Williams received some lofty praise from a likely Hall-of-Famer Tuesday, May 30, as WR Larry Fitzgerald said the third-round pick reminds him of former teammate Anquan Boldin in terms of the strength of their hands. 'He's reminds me of Anquan Boldin in terms of the strength of his hands. Once it touches his hands, it just doesn't move. He's got unbelievably strong hands,' Fitzgerald said of Williams.
Huddle Up: Obviously, this is high praise and probably enough to skyrocket Williams' stock in redraft and dynasty formats. The Cardinals could use another big body at receiver besides Fitzgerald and Williams might be that guy, especially considering the team wants to groom the rookie to take over for aging vet when he retires. With Fitzgerald and John Brown most likely to play starring roles this year, expect Williams to take more of a back seat this season before emerging as a regular fantasy starter in 2018 and beyond.
Jaron Brown - WRPosted 5/24/17 9:53pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Jaron Brown (knee) participated in a portion of OTAs on Tuesday, May 23, and Wednesday, May 24, taking part in individual drills while sitting out team activities. Brown suffered a season-ending torn ACL last October. 'We?re keeping him out of the team drills because I don?t want to see him cut, but he?s running routes full speed. He looks great. Actually, his computer numbers are faster than they?ve ever been,' head coach Bruce Arians said.
Huddle Up: With Larry Fitzgerald nearing the end, the 179-pound John Brown a bit on the small side and the 160-pound J.J. Nelson definitely on the small side, the Cardinals could use someone like the 6-2, 205-pound Jaron Brown to step up and fill the void left behind by Michael Floyd. He has yet to 22 catches in his first four seasons, however, so expectations should be tempered. He can be avoided in fantasy drafts this summer.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 5/22/17 9:08pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said Monday, May 22, he plans on addressing his post-2017 future once during training camp and won't talk about it anymore after that.
Huddle Up: No matter what his decision is, the 33-year-old will be on the field for the upcoming season and if last year is any indication, he still has plenty left in the tank. Fitzgerald notched his fourth-career campaign with 100 or more catches (107) and eighth-career 1,000-yard season (1,023) in 2016, and as a result, should still be viewed as a WR2 fantasy option going into training camp.
Andre Ellington - WRPosted 5/21/17 8:22pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Andre Ellington said the hardest part of his transition from running back to wide receiver is the change in terminology.
Huddle Up: Ellington can be a big-play weapon, but the move to receiver doesn't guarantee playing time. He doesn't need to be drafted at this point.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 5/16/17 11:52am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said he has no idea if 2017 will be his last year in the NFL. He will evaluate himself when the season is over as he does every year.
Huddle Up: Palmer hasn't exactly declined with age. He has thrown for close to 9,000 yards and 61 touchdowns over the last two seasons. That being said, his QB1 days are probably over at 37 years old.
Carson Palmer - QBPosted 5/12/17 4:01pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer likely will not throw until the end of offseason workouts, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Arians said the team wants to keep Palmer fresh for the regular season.
Huddle Up: Palmer probably will not play much during the preseason but will be ready for Week 1. He will have solid weapons to work with the passing game and probably should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in a majority of fantasy leagues.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 5/12/17 7:04pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Chad Williams is considered someone who can 'carry the torch' once WR Larry Fitzgerald decides to retire, according to offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin.
Huddle Up: Williams probably won't contribute a lot this year, but he could find himself with a much bigger role in the offense as soon as 2018. He should be owned in all keeper formats.
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