Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm
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.
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:09pm
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. 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.
Kendrick Lewis (S knee); Asa Jackson (CB thigh); Ladarius Webb (CB thigh).
Elivs Dumervil (LB not injury related); Daryl Smith (LB not injury related); Darren Waller (WR concussion); Marshal Yanda (G ankle).
WR John Brown (hamstring)
John Brown is questionable but a lot of reports indicate that he's going to play in Week 7. It's a great matchup against the Ravens who are giving up fantasy points against the pass. Also for the Cards, Larry Fitzgerald is probable and should be a good play. For the Ravens, TE Maxx Williams and WR Breshad Perriman are out for Week 7.
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm
Monday, September 21, 2015, 9:32am
Palmer threw for 185 yards on 17-for-24 passing, while targeting eight different receivers, but four of his completions went for touchdowns, including a flea-flicker in the third quarter. The Bears bit on a run-action on Chris Johnson, who tossed the ball back to Palmer, who then hit Larry Fitzgerald for a 28-yard touchdown.
Arizona ran for only one of its five offensive touchdowns.
It was David Johnson who ironically had the team's only rushing touchdown. He also had a kick return TD as well. Johnson still only have five carries on the day but sure made the most of them. Many thought Johnson wouldn't be involved all that much, and while that was technically true, he sure made the most of his five carries. It's going to be hard for the Cards to keep touches away from Johnson even if Chris Johnson continues to play well. He's probably still a risky play but David Johnson is also worth a pickup if you can afford to stash him.
Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:21pm
Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hand, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 1. Floyd is a game-time decision, though even if he does play he’s not a great start coming off of a long layoff. The matchup (vs. New Orleans) is nice. The Cardinals play late, which doesn’t help. If Floyd sits, Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown both get a bump, but Javon Brown (or possibly J.J. Nelson) will see the biggest increase in usage.
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.
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.
Saturday, August 15, 2015, 4:45pm
One by one, Carson Palmer's passes landed softly in the hands of their intended targets.
Larry Fitzgerald. Michael Floyd. John Brown. Jaron Brown. One by one, Palmer hit them in stride, throwing his passes so perfectly that the receivers didn’t have to adjust a muscle to come down with the football.
Through the first two weeks of training camp, Palmer has defied expectations that accompany a 35-year-old who’s coming off a second major knee surgery and a rehabbed nerve that damaged his throwing shoulder. The proof came in a 65-yard bomb to John Brown that was perfect.
Palmer is definitely one of our sneaky, late round QB picks who could put up good enough fantasy numbers to at least make owners consider starting him a lot of weeks this year. Taking Palmer late will allow owners to load up at other positions.
Initial reports estimated Michael Floyd would be out three-to-five weeks, but Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Friday, via Josh Weinfuss of ESPN, that Floyd’s injury was a “unique” one. As a result, there’s no timetable right now for his return and that leaves his status for the opening weeks of the season in some doubt.
Arians said that Floyd was injured when his fingers bent back while landing on a ball, something that the coach hasn’t seen in his 40 years in the game. Floyd had surgery to repair the injured fingers on Wednesday.
It is not just the Cardinals and their fans who are expecting WR John Brown to be a difference maker in the Cardinals offense. NFL.com writer Chris Wesseling ranked Brown sixth in his list of players he believes will "make the leap" this season and start to become a household name around the NFL.
"It's rare to come across an offseason hype bunny who meets expectations as a rookie. It's even more rare to find an NFL draft sleeper in the height of the Twitter era. A hidden gem from small-school Pittsburg State, the third-round pick immediately impressed the Cardinals with his high-end speed, uncanny instincts and unexpected understanding of route concepts.
The article went on to say Wesseling thinks Brown needs to work on his strength, but he believes it's not out of the question Brown could pass teammate Michael Floyd this year. Right now we have Brown ranked 45th on our WR list with an ADP of the 9th round. Interestingly, we have the Cardinal WRs all going around the same time in 12-team formats: Brown 9.07, Floyd 8.04 and Larry Fitzgerald 8.11. However it's Fitzgerald who we have rated the highest at 24th (Floyd's ranked 39th on our list). Fitz could end up being the best value among the three as other WRs ranked around Fitzgerald are all going as many as three rounds earlier. A healthy QB Carson Palmer is the key to how successful the Arizona passing game is this season, and of course all three of these guys will help boost Palmer's value.
Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald still looks as strong and fit as ever, but the chemistry building between Carson Palmer and second year wide receiver John Brown was on full display, especially on deep routes.
"I expect huge things from you this year. There is something different about him," Palmer told me after practice.
Word around the Cardinals building is that his Brown is stronger, in better shape and people are taking notice of his work ethic. (Wide receiver Michael Floyd sat out with a tweaked hamstring) Carson and Brown will continue working together after this week's minicamp ends. Brown will work out in San Diego with Palmer.
Brown finished as the #49 WR in standard formats and #53 in PPR. He saw a hefty 103 targets as a rookie, and with Larry Fitzgerald back and Michael Floyd still in the mix, it's doubtful that Brown's usage will increase too much. If Carson Palmer is healthy, however, the whole passing offense could take a step forward, and that would push Brown into fantasy-starter territory.
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