John Skelton Fantasy News

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 8:39am

AZCentral.com - [Full Article]

Last season, the Cardinals had one quarterback, Carson Palmer, start all 16 games. This year, Palmer is again the guy and Drew Stanton is the backup.

Saturday, Palmer completed all five pass attempts. Stanton was 11 for 17, and rookie Logan Thomas was 11 for 12. Palmer has said how much he enjoys this locker room because it lacks drama. That's especially true of the quarterback position.

Think back to recent Cardinals locker rooms. Uncertainty at the position found players quietly picking sides. And a coaching staff's inability to help a quarterback's development left some players second-guessing leadership.

Remember the preseason of 2010, when then coach Ken Whisenhunt released Matt Leinart eight days before the first game? That left Derek Anderson, John Skelton and Max Hall to combine for a 5-11 record.

How about 2012? Whisenhunt opened up the competition, and Skelton won the job over Kevin Kolb. Skelton got hurt and Kolb took over. Kolb played well but was injured, and Skelton was back leading the charge.

Fantasy Impact:

The Cards have some stability at QB, but if Palmer would miss time, the talent around him, like WRs Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, would take at least a bit of a hit in fantasy value. For now with Palmer, these are pretty good WRs to target in your second tier after the studs are drafted.

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Andre Roberts says the Redskins will be pass-heavy

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 10:58am

ESPN - [Full Article]

WR Andre Roberts said that QB Robert Griffin III was one of the main reasons he signed with the Redskins:

“When you have a guy that talented, that’s that motivated and willing to work, the sky’s the limit. Being a receiver, having a quarterback like that, that’s what you want, especially in a passing offense which we will be in now for the most part. When you have a quarterback that’s motivated and coming off the year he had with a chip on his shoulder, that’s what you want as a receiver.”

A passing offense? The Redskins were more run-oriented the past two years (or wanted to be; trailing so often last season altered those plans). Roberts said he based that comment on knowing Gruden’s style with Cincinnati and also after talking with former Arizona quarterback John Skelton, who spent last offseason and preseason with the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact:

We know Gruden likes to throw the ball, so Alfred Morris's stock is taking a hit. He'll still be a solid RB2 in standard formats, but since he doesn't do much in the passing game, he'll need a heavy rushing workload to reach RB1 status again.

Justin Hunter out for Titans

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:07pm

Titans Inactives
Justin Hunter WR
Kevin Matthews C
Micah Pellerin DB
John Skelton QB
Byron Stingily T
Damian Williams WR

Fantasy Impact:

WR Justin Hunter is a surprise inactive for the Titans after reportedly violating team rules. Kenny Britt is active. Delanie Walker returns to action.

Walker, Britt OUT for Titans

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2:42pm

Titans Inactives
Kenny Britt WR
Lavar Edwards DE
Micah Pellerin DB
John Skelton QB
Byron Stingily T
Delanie Walker TE

Fantasy Impact:

Taylor Thompson and Criag Stevens could see a couple of targets with Walker out. Justin Hunter will see more reps at WR with Britt inactive.

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2:42pm

Titans Inactives
Zac Diles LB
Mike Martin DT
Kevin Matthews C
Micah Pellerin DB
John Skelton QB
Byron Stingily T
Damian Williams WR

Monday, November 18, 2013, 2:07pm

Jim Wyatt on Twitter - [Full Article]

Titans add veteran QB John Skelton after his second visit.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 11:13am

Jason La Canfora on Twitter - [Full Article]

Packers QB Seneca Wallace likely heading to IR with groin injury.

Fantasy Impact:

With Scott Tolzien the starter and the team signing Matt Flynn, it will be interesting to see if they next sign John Skelton, who is scheduled to work out today for the Pack.

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 7:24pm

49ers Inactives
Nnamdi Asomugha CB
Jermaine Cunningham LB
Chris Harper WR
Joe Looney G
Quinton Patton WR
John Skelton QB
Patrick Willis ILB

Sunday, August 4, 2013, 1:15pm

Cincinnati Enquirer - [Full Article]

At the beginning of camp, we thought that the backup quarterback battle was going to be extremely close, but Josh Johnson has a pretty big lead going into the first game over John Skelton. We knew Johnson had command of the playbook due to his experience in a West Coast offense, but he has shown great touch on his passes, especially the deep balls. It will be interesting to see if this competition gets closer when preseason games start.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 4:24pm

bengals.com - [Full Article]

Isn't it looking like the backup Bengals QB job is Josh Johnson's to lose?

He's the crop's best runner, he can throw it deep, and he knows the system. Meanwhile, John Skelton is adjusting to the West Coast offense and Zac Robinson is bouncing back from missing the last part of the spring workouts when he rested his arm.

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson looks like the favorite to back up Andy Dalton, who we rank 17th with an ADP of the 12th round.

Arians targeting 100 receptions, 10-15 TDs for Larry Ftzgerald

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2:34pm

Sports Radio Interviews - [Full Article]

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians on WR Larry Fitzgerald:

“It was a down year, and it’s nice to see him on a mission right now to get back to where he was, and rightfully so. He’s a premier player and we need to have him back up over 100 catches and 10-15 touchdowns.”

Fantasy Impact:

Under Arians, Colts WR Reggie Wayne finished 2012 with 106-1355-5, but Wayne was also helped by the arrival of QB Andrew Luck. Fitzgerald should also see an improvement in QB with Carson Palmer under center. Palmer is no savior, but he should provide at least mediocre play at QB which will be a big improvement from the three-headed monster of Kevin Kolb, John Skelton and Ryan Lindley. We're expecting a bounce-back season for Fitzy, who still is among the most-talented WRs in the NFL.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 6:27pm

Joe Reedy, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bengals acquire QB John Skelton on waivers from the Cardinals

Fantasy Impact:

The Bengals had an opening at QB after Bruce Gradkowski signed with the Steelers. Skelton has a big arm but didn't show much accuracy playing behind Arizona's shaky O-line.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 1:37pm

Darren Urban, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Cardinals cut QB John Skelton.

Sunday, December 30, 2012, 3:21pm

Cardinals Inactives
LaRon Byrd WR
Early Doucet WR
Mike Gibson T
Nate Potter OT
Anthony Sherman FB
John Skelton QB
Ronald Talley DE

Sunday, December 23, 2012, 3:08pm

Cardinals Inactives
Early Doucet WR
Mike Gibson T
Jaymar Johnson WR
Senio Kelemete G
John Skelton QB
Kory Sperry TE
Ronald Talley DE

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