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Cards aren't sure when Drew Stanton will return

Monday, December 15, 2014, 1:27pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Cardinals don’t know yet when quarterback Drew Stanton will be able to return from the knee injury he suffered on Thursday.

Asked about a report that Stanton would miss four weeks, Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim said it’s simply too soon to say how quickly Stanton will heal.

“I think it’s one of those things with that type of knee injury, everybody heals different,” Keim said on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, via ESPN.com. “And I know that ESPN and some other outlets have put a timeline on it. It’s extremely difficult to do. You can say it’s going to be four weeks — I’ve heard people say 1.5 weeks. Everybody heals differently. Drew will be here around the clock rehabbing, and I know he’ll be ready to go as soon as possible.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Cardinals are already down starting quarterback Carson Palmer for the season, and Stanton’s absence means they’ll be playing with one of their two co-third stringers, Ryan Lindley or Logan Thomas. Obviously those aren't the kind of fantasy names you want to put in your lineup Week 16. It also means the value of WRs Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and John Brown will drop a bit more.

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Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 14. It appears that Fitzgerald is on track to play in Sunday’s game against Kansas City, though he’s “still not 100 percent,” per HC Bruce Arians, who also called Fitzgerald a game-time decision. The Cardinals play in the late round of games. It’s a bad matchup for the Arizona passing game, but Michael Floyd and John Brown would have some appeal if Fitz is out.

Larry Fitzgerald inactive for Cardinals

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:45pm

Cardinals Inactives
Desmond Bishop LB
Michael Bush RB
Kenny Demens ILB
Larry Fitzgerald WR
Matthew Mulligan TE
Ed Stinson DE
Alameda Ta'amu NT

Fantasy Impact:

Fitzgerald’s absence is a boost for John Brown and Michael Floyd, who should both see plenty of targets in a very good matchup against the Falcons. HC Bruce Arians said last week that he should have done a better job dialing up plays for Floyd, who only saw two targets against the Seahawks. Brown has played well with Drew Stanton under center.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 13. Fitzgerald called himself “highly likely” to play, though he was apparently limited in Friday’s practice. The Cardinals play in the late round of games on Sunday, so it will be difficult to trust him if he’s a true game-time decision. John Brown and Michael Floyd would get a bump if Fitzgerald is out.

Cards Beat: Michael Floyd will be the offensive 'centerpiece' if Larry Fitzgerald is out

Friday, November 28, 2014, 11:15am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cardinals beat writer Josh Weinfuss on how the team would compensate if Larry Fitzgerald misses another week: A second week without Fitzgerald is sure to be better than the Cardinals' first. Arizona looked like it didn't know what to do without Fitzgerald in the lineup, and it cost the team dearly in its 19-3 loss to Seattle on Sunday. If a second time around happens this weekend, I'd expect Michael Floyd to be the centerpiece of the offense. HC Bruce Arians admitted he didn't do a very good job of getting Floyd involved, which was evident by him not having a catching in two targets.

Fantasy Impact:

This wasn't the case in Week 12, where Floyd was only targeted twice. Arians acknowledged his mistake, and should find the going easier against a shaky Falcons pass defense. John Brown would also get a bump if Fitzgerald is out. The Cardinals play in the late round of games on Sunday, so if Fitz is a game-time decision, it would complicate matters.

Larry Fitzgerald could 'miss more games'

Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:15am

Kent Somers on Twitter - [Full Article]

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald's knee sprain didn't respond as hoped for Week 12. Could well miss more games.

Fantasy Impact:

The Cards have a nice matchup in Week 13 - on the road at Atlanta. If Fitz can't lay, Michael Floyd and John Brown should benefit as the primary pass-catchers.

Larry Fitzgerald inactive for Cardinals

Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2:39pm

Cardinals Inactives
Desmond Bishop LB
Glenn Carson LB
Larry Fitzgerald WR
Matthew Mulligan TE
Ed Stinson DE
Alameda Ta'amu NT
Kerwynn Williams RB

Fantasy Impact:

Even with Fitzgerald out, we're not all that excited about Michael Floyd or John Brown in a tough matchup with Seattle.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 12. Fitzgerald hopes to play through the sprain, though HC Bruce Arians called him “iffy” for Week 12. He’ll be a game-time decision. The Cardinals play late on Sunday, so he won’t be an attractive start, especially in a bad matchup with the Seahawks. In fact, we’re not all that excited about Michael Floyd or John Brown even if Fitz is out.

Carson Palmer (torn ACL) placed on IR

Monday, November 10, 2014, 2:34pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Cardinals announced QB Carson Palmer has a torn ACL and will be placed on season-ending injured reserve.

Fantasy Impact:

It's what everyone feared, and assumed, as soon as Palmer went down on is own against the Rams in Week 10. It's a huge blow to the team's chances at a long playoff run. From a fantasy perspective, Drew Stanton takes over as the QB the rest of the season. As we said the first time around with Stanton, owners of Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and now the popular John Brown, must bump their values down. Andre Ellington could benefit with more carries and perhaps getting more involved in the safer, short passing game, but his touches were already approaching what many felt was his limit. Four of the next six weeks are against defenses ranked in the top five in terms of allowing fantasy points to QBs, including two games against the Seahawks as well as the Lions Week 11, the top ranked team.

Carson Palmer signs contract extension

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 2:31pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Arizona Cardinals signed quarterback Carson Palmer to a three-year extension that keeps the two-time Pro Bowler under contract through 2017, the team announced Friday.

Contract terms were not disclosed by the Cardinals, but sources confirmed to ESPN that the deal is worth $50 million in total. It is guaranteed through 2015 and includes a guaranteed $20.5 million during that span, a source said. The average salary range is between $15.9 million and $16.6 million.

Fantasy Impact:

From a fantasy perspective, Palmer is in a pretty good situation and for the most part is a lower-end QB1. He has a reliable, but aging veteran in Larry Fitzgerald and a close-to star in Michael Floyd. John Brown is an emerging deep threat and Andre Ellington at RB is an option to run and catch the ball out of the backfield.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 9. Floyd tweaked his knee in Week 8, but finished the game. It’s not much of a concern at this point.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Floyd tweaked his knee in Week 8, but finished the game. It’s not much of a concern at this point.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:48am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cardinals beat writer Josh Weinfuss: With WR John Brown, Arizona added a reliable speed option. Carson Palmer and Brown developed a great rapport while working together in Southern California this offseason and it’s just translated onto the field. While Larry Fitzgerald has shown he can make a tough catch in traffic and break free for 80 yards and Michael Floyd can go up and over anyone who challenges him, it’s Brown who can take the top off the defense. He has started showing up more and more on opposing game plans over the last few weeks, but after his game-winning touchdown catch Sunday, I’m sure he’ll be a point of emphasis going forward, which will spread secondaries thin and open up the middle and underneath for the rest of the Cardinals’ receivers.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (groin, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7. Floyd’s injury shouldn’t keep him from playing in a solid matchup against the Raiders in Week 7.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (groin) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Floyd’s injury shouldn’t keep him from playing in a solid matchup against the Raiders in Week 7.