Cardinals Fantasy News

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer no longer bothered by shoulder

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:40pm

AZ Central - [Full Article]

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians was asked if the nerve problem in Carson Palmer's right shoulder is now a thing of the past.

"Yeah, knock on wood," Arians said, rapping three times on the top of table at which he was sitting. "Hopefully, we don't have to talk about that one anymore."

Later, Palmer seemed to confirm it, telling reporters he's reached the point where he rarely thinks about the shoulder.

"Yeah, I'm there right now," he said. "I'm actually able to lift with my upper body, which I wasn't able to lift for five weeks or whatever it was. I definitely had a lot of atrophy, so I'm starting to get some strength back and put a little extra weight up top, which is good.

Fantasy Impact:

Palmer's upcoming schedule is a lesson in extremes (PHI, STL and ATL in the next six weeks intermingled with matchups against DAL, DET and SEA) so he's best used as part of a QB committee.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Eagles RB Darren Sproles (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It appears that Sproles in on track to play in Week 8, though we wouldn’t want to start a gimpy player against a tough Cardinals defense.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:28pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball returned -- briefly -- to the practice field Tuesday, but the Broncos had enough concerns about their overall depth at running back to tweak the roster.

Ball, who suffered a right groin injury in the Broncos’ Oct. 5 win over the Arizona Cardinals, was in a jersey and on the practice field during the open period of practice for the first time since the injury. Ball went through the pre-practice stretching with the team and then went to work with the strength and conditioning coaches.

The Broncos have planned for Ball to miss at least three weeks with the injury -- and Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Chargers will be the third game Ball has missed -- so they promoted running back Kapri Bibbs from their practice squad, even as some teams in the league had started to circle the undrafted rookie with interest in signing him.

Andre Ellington played through rib injury

Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:20pm

AZCardinals.com - [Full Article]

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington sustained a rib injury in the first half, which led coach Bruce Arians to believe his top runner was done for the day. To Arians' surprise, Ellington was ready to go when the second half was set to start.

Ellington put in a fine performance during Arizona's 21-13 win over Arizona, totaling 160 total yards — 88 rushing, 72 receiving. Ellington has been a high-volume producer in Arizona's offense and has showed a knack for being able to play through injuries. He's also dealt with a nagging foot injury throughout the season.

Fantasy Impact:

While it was nice for owners Ellington came back, and we can perhaps assume he will be okay for Week 8, it's at least a cause for concern as rib injuries are often a serious matter and take time to heal. This is definitely something owners need to pay attention to this week. There is some good news: Ellington 30 touches in Week 7's win could be something we see more of. Arians said a big reason Ellington hasn’t gotten as many touches as he did Sunday was because he hasn’t been able to practice much. He and quarterback Carson Palmer simply don’t have the confidence in certain plays because they have not been repped.

Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3:22pm

Cardinals Inactives
Marion Grice RB
Desmond Bishop LB
Thomas Keiser LB
Glenn Carson LB
Bruce Gaston DT
Troy Niklas TE
Calais Campbell DE

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7. Carr is good to go for a favorable matchup against the Cardinals.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right shoulder, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 7. It appears that Palmer’s shoulder injury is behind him.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 7. Ellington is good to go for a good matchup with the Raiders.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7.

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.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Cardinals TE John Carlson (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 7.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Carr should be fine to face the Cardinals.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Palmer should be fine to face his old team this week.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Ellington regularly gets rest early in the week.