Rob Housler Fantasy News

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Cardinals TE Rob Housler (hip, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 5.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Cardinals TE Rob Housler (hip) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Carson Palmer remains sidelined for Cardinals

Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:38pm

Cardinals Inactives
Victor Butler LB
Glenn Carson LB
Rob Housler TE
Alex Okafor LB
Carson Palmer QB
Alameda Ta'amu NT
Dave Zastudil P

Fantasy Impact:

Drew Stanton starts at QB for the Cardinals.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Cardinals TE Rob Housler (hip, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 3.

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 10:56am

ESPN - [Full Article]

It's Cardinals TE John Carlson who's impressed the most during organized team activities and minicamp.

"John has done a really, really good job," HC Bruce Arians said. "First off, he's extremely bright. He picked up the system extremely quick. He plays full speed all the time and has got outstanding hands. His issue in the past ... he's not an overwhelming blocker but he's more than adequate."

Each new addition to the tight end room brought more competition. While some players wilt at the first sign of having to play for their job, Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer said that hasn't happened yet with the Cards.

"It's been phenomenal to have John here for a number of (reasons)," Palmer said. "Mainly, he's really pushed that tight end group. He's really brought the best out of [Rob Housler]. Bringing competition to that spot has really helped Robby improve."

Fantasy Impact:

The tight end position isn't a big part of Bruce Arians' offense, but if Carlson wins the starting job, he may be useful as a TE2 or as part of a streaming strategy.

Beat: Cardinals TE John Carlson 'looks very, very good'

Friday, June 13, 2014, 5:53pm

Arizona Cardinals - [Full Article]

Cardinals beat writer Darren Urban says that TE John Carlson looks very, very good. The veteran tight end hasn’t put on pads. And in the end, his career has been less about an inability to perform as much as the injuries that have stopped him from performing. But as a receiver, he’s more impressive that I expected. Blocking is a big part of the job, and that’s a pads thing, but if Carlson is healthy, they could have a find there.

Fantasy Impact:

Carlson was great down the stretch filling in for Kyle Rudolph. He could beat out Rob Housler to start for the Cardinals, but the tight end position doesn't play a huge role in Bruce Arians' offense.

Troy Niklas (hand) questionable for the start of camp

Friday, June 13, 2014, 11:26am

AZCentral.com - [Full Article]

Cardinals Troy Niklas, the second-round pick, is questionable for the start of training camp after suffering a broken right hand last week.

Fantasy Impact:

If Niklas isn't healthy by the start of camp, he's going to have a tough time usurping Rob Housler and John Carlson at the top of the depth chart.

Cardinals TE Troy Niklas breaks hand, will be ready for camp

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 5:31pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Rookie tight end Troy Niklas broke his right hand after catching it in another jersey. Head coach Bruce Arians said Niklas got his finger twisted in a jersey last week, which caused the break. Niklas, the Cards’ second-round draft pick, is expected to be ready for training camp in July.

Fantasy Impact:

Tight end isn't a featured spot in Bruce Arians' offense, and the depth chart is crowded, with Rob Housler and John Carlson ahead of Niklas. A broken hand won't help matters.

Friday, June 6, 2014, 6:37pm

Cardinals.com - [Full Article]

Cardinals TE Rob Housler, Bruce Arians said, has had a “fantastic” offseason so far. And that’s at least a start.

Where Rob Housler goes from there, we’ll see. It seems that Housler’s “make-or-break” year, or “year to make a leap” has been every year except his first. The Cardinals are still waiting, and now the reality of the NFL means time grows short. Housler is in the last year of his rookie contract. The Cardinals signed John Carlson (who has looked very good so far), brought Jake Ballard back to health and drafted Troy Niklas. Even, at least in the heat of OTAs, Darren Fells has looked the part. Arians has called his tight ends group “an NFL room right now” and they all certainly look the part. Making this team — and getting playing time — won’t be simple.

Fantasy Impact:

We're not expecting much from any of the Cardinals tight ends. It's not a featured spot in Arians' offense and the pecking order is too murky with Housler, Carlson and rookie Niklas all in the mix.

Friday, March 7, 2014, 6:11pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Cardinals are paying TE John Carlson $4.65M over two years, according to a source.

Fantasy Impact:

Rob Housler takes a hit with this news. Carlson was good (#5) for a four-game stretch from Week 10 to Week 13 after Kyle Rudolph went down, but isn't much of a fantasy option in Arizona.

Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:17pm

Darren Urban, Twitter - [Full Article]

At the Combine, Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said, "Tight ends for me block first, catch second."

Fantasy Impact:

This doesn't bode particularly well for Rob Housler, who had a late-season stretch of decent play (#15 TE from Week 10 to Week 14) after an injury kept him out of the first two games.

Friday, December 27, 2013, 6:31pm

Cardinals TE Rob Housler (groin, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 17.

Thursday, December 26, 2013, 6:21pm

Cardinals TE Rob Housler (groin) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Palmer, Fitzgerald, Housler ACTIVE for Cardinals

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 2:38pm

Cardinals Inactives
Rashad Johnson FS
Dontay Moch LB
Nate Potter OT
Kory Sperry TE
Ronald Talley DE
Earl Watford OG
Ryan Williams RB

Fantasy Impact:

Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald and Rob Housler are all active for the Cardinals in a tough matchup with the Seahawks.

Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:35pm

Cardinals TE Rob Housler (groin, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 16. Housler may be active in Week 16, but he’s not a good option in a matchup with the Seahawks where passing yards will be at a premium.