Carson Palmer Fantasy News

Breer: Carson Palmer's finger has been 'more of an issue than he's let on'

Sunday, January 24, 2016, 12:10pm

Albert Breer, Twitter - [Full Article]

It's fair to say Carson Palmer's finger's been a little more of an issue than he's let on. Good news: It looked better in practice this week.

Fantasy Impact:

Palmer has been listed as probable with a finger injury for the last three games. In the first game, he shredded the Packers. Then he struggled against the Seahawks in the season finale and then was shaky in a rematch with the Packers in the Divisional Round.

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:44pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right finger, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 20. No worries here.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 5:50pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right finger) took full practice reps again Thursday. No worries here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 5:55pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right finger) practiced fully Wednesday. No worries here.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right finger, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 19. Palmer will be fine to face the Packers.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right finger) took full practice reps again Thursday. No worries here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 7:15pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right finger) practiced fully Wednesday. No worries here.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right finger, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. No worries here.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right finger, probable) took limited practice reps again Thursday and is probable for Week 16. Palmer shouldn’t have an issue playing through the injury.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right finger) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Palmer shouldn’t have an issue playing through the injury.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right finger) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Palmer shouldn’t have an issue playing through the injury.

David Johnson passes pass blocking test

Monday, December 7, 2015, 8:32am

ESPN - [Full Article]

There wasn’t much David Johnson's teammates needed him to prove Sunday.

They knew the Arizona Cardinals rookie was fast and strong. He had dedicated himself to learning the playbook and was mature beyond his years. They expected what he provided -- the 99 rushing yards on 22 carries and the two receptions for 21 yards and a touchdown -- in a win over the Rams on Sunday.

But there was one thing that Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer wanted to see out of the running back: How well he could pass block.

“It’s the thing he had to prove in a live situation,” Palmer said. “He hadn’t had that many opportunities up until now but we had complete confidence in him.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say the Cardinals' offense went over the pressures they expected from the St. Louis Rams. Every question Palmer had, Johnson answered perfectly. His knowledge came through Sunday. This is a big deal for Johnson's future in terms of how much he's on the field, especially in obvious passing situations, and will help to keep Johnson a solid fantasy play going forward.

Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 10. Fitzgerald should be fine to play in Week 10, but he has not fared well against the Seahawks in recent years, catching just 14 passes for 133 yards and no touchdowns in his last five games against Seattle. That only includes two games with Carson Palmer, so all hope is not lost. He’s just not the top 10 play that he’s typically been this season.

Michael Floyd to practice 'a little bit' Wednesday

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:18pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The scar across the middle of Michael Floyd's left hand doesn’t hurt the Arizona Cardinals receiver, but it hasn’t been tested yet.

That will change Wednesday.

Floyd will practice “a little bit” on Wednesday, coach Bruce Arians said, more than a month since Floyd fractured three fingers during training camp on Aug. 5. The fourth-year receiver has caught soft passes over the last few weeks, mainly from team trainers but also a few from quarterback Carson Palmer before Tuesday’s practice.

However, Floyd hasn’t attempted to catch a pass at full velocity.

Fantasy Impact:

Floyd said right now it's all mental. The story added it’s not the physical act of catching a football that has Floyd concerned. It’s protecting his left hand, both during a play and while he’s being tackled. Floyd said he’ll be wearing some sort of brace designed by the Cardinals’ training staff, but didn’t know more about it.

Cards offense not in sync

Monday, August 31, 2015, 9:11am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The first three plays of the Arizona Cardinals' win against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday night were clean and well executed.

Arizona gained 11 yards and a first down on two runs and a pass. Quarterback Carson Palmer stayed upright. Arizona looked like it was on its way to another offensive outpouring.

Then on the Cardinals' fourth play from scrimmage, right guard Jonathan Cooper got beat by Oakland defensive end Denico Autry, which ignited a chain of events that led to the offense crashing down. Autry then bulldozed Cardinals running back Andre Ellington, who nearly fell into Palmer, who had to tuck the ball for a moment to avoid getting hit and losing it. Palmer then missed the opening to hit Larry Fitzgerald, which led to an interception.

And it didn't stop there.

Palmer was sacked three times and threw two interceptions in the first half before backup Drew Stanton replaced him in the third quarter. After weeks of promising practices with air-tight pockets and pinpoint accuracy, the Cardinals' offense looked scattered. The tackles -- both Jared Veldheer on the left side and Bradley Sowell on the right -- were consistently beat, which led to Palmer getting hit 14 times in the first half.

Fantasy Impact:

It's not good news for Palmer and his owners, but it is just the preseason. The team had concerns about keeping Palmer upright and healthy this season all through the offseason. As we saw last year, Palmer is the key to making this talented offense run.

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