Cardinals Fantasy News

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10:45am

Ed Werder on Twitter - [Full Article]

QB Carson Palmer said nerve in shoulder hasn't progressed as much as hoped but still thinks he could prove capable of starting.

Fantasy Impact:

We keep hearing there is no real timetable for Palmer's return, and he could wake up one morning and feel fine, or it could linger for a while. This news makes it seem like it's lingering, but that Palmer wants to try and play through it. Drew Stanton could start again this week against the Broncos.

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Jonathan Dwyer formally charged

Monday, September 29, 2014, 4:38pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with assaulting his wife in two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment.

An indictment publicly released late Friday charges Dwyer with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors.

Investigators say Dwyer broke his wife's nose during a July 21 argument and engaged in a dispute the following day in which he punched his wife and threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son, who wasn't injured.

Monday, September 29, 2014, 4:33pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer said last week that he’s “definitely” playing against the Broncos after missing the last two Arizona games with a nerve problem in his right shoulder. Coach Bruce Arians sounded a bit less convinced while discussing Palmer’s status on Monday.

Arians said, via Darren Urban of the team’s website, that Wednesday will be the day for Palmer to show that the issue has progressed to the point that he’ll be able to make the necessary throws to start against Denver. Arians added that he had hoped to see more progress from Palmer at this point, which makes his outlook for Sunday even further away from “definite.”

Fantasy Impact:

Urban also reported that Palmer wasn’t doing any throwing during the parts of practice open to reporters on Monday. Wednesday should give us a clearer idea if that’s part of the plan to get him healthy or if the shoulder still isn’t letting Palmer do what he needs to do to get back on the field. Drew Stanton would get the start again if Palmer can't go.

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:26am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

In Thursday night’s debacle against the New York Giants, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins reverted to the turnover-prone form that he displayed in limited action during the first two seasons of his career.

Cousins posted a career-worst five turnovers (four interceptions, one fumble lost) while throwing for just one touchdown. In 11 game appearances since his rookie year in 2012 – six of them starts – Cousins has recorded 15 interceptions and three lost fumbles to go with 14 touchdown passes. He has thrown multiple interceptions in four of those games.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden called Cousins’ penchant for turning the ball over worrisome, but said the young quarterback was hardly the sole problem in Thursday’s game.

“It’s worrisome, [but] you have to take the game for what it is. We lost the game, he didn’t play very well, he threw four picks, we understand that, and a fumble, but he didn’t have a lot of help, either,” Gruden said. “There weren’t a lot of people – the defense didn’t help him out, the offensive line didn’t help him out, the receivers didn’t help him out. There’s a lot of other factors that we could have had better game, a better outing, if other people were helping more. It’s not just Kirk. Kirk, his mistakes are magnified obviously, but there are other guys who had mistakes that were equally important and devastating to the football game. We just have to continue to work to get better, and we will, but we’re not going to hold Kirk’s head under the water right now. We’re going to keep him composed and getting better, and he’s going to be fine next week.”

Fantasy Impact:

Cousins lit up the Eagles defense but coming into a short week had completely different results against an equally bad Giants defense. Things don't get much easier in terms of matchups outside of the Cowboys in Week 8 - the Skins will face four top-half defenses in terms of allowing fantasy points to QBs: Seahawks Week 5, Cardinals Week 6, Titans Week 7 and Vikings Week 9 leading up to the Week 10 bye.

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer says he'll 'definitely be ready' to play in Week 5

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:32am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer told ESPN he will "definitely'' be ready to start against the Denver Broncos in Week 5 following his team's bye week.

"I'm fired up to be 3-0. I'll definitely be ready against Denver," he told ESPN in a text message.

Fantasy Impact:

Palmer's return will boost the value of both Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald.

Chip Kelly: Eagles will continue to run the ball

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:30pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Coach Chip Kelly said the Eagles will continue to run the ball even with defenses focused on stopping LeSean McCoy.

"I think it's different how they're playing us this year," Kelly told reporters. "We've seen different looks in terms of the three games we've played this year compared to last year. I think LeSean's doing everything possible. Again, if that's how you're going to do it, and we're going to end up with 30-whatever points a game and continue to be productive on the offensive side of the ball, it's ultimately that. But also you're down four linemen that you had that were running in front of him last year, too. So I think sometimes when we're running the play, there is a lot better push at the point of attack, and that doesn't have anything to do with the running back from that standpoint. It's kind of what it is right now."

Fantasy Impact:

The offensive line will be without Evan Mathis and Jason Kelce for the next month and a half, but Lane Johnson will soon return from suspension. He faces the 49ers this week and the Cardinals in Week 8, but otherwise his upcoming schedule looks pretty soft. He also faces the Cowboys twice (Week 13 and Week 15) down the stretch.

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer says his shoulder is 'much, much better'

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:20pm - [Full Article]

The unbeaten Arizona Cardinals have won two straight games without Carson Palmer at the wheel, but the team's starting quarterback says a mysterious nerve issue in his throwing shoulder is on the mend.

"It's better. It's much, much better," Palmer said late Tuesday, per The Arizona Republic.

Palmer told reporters that "tons of treatment" has "really helped" to awaken the dormant nerve. The veteran passer, though, acknowledged that he's still unable to throw at full velocity.

"Not yet, but I'll get there shortly," Palmer said.

Fantasy Impact:

It sounds as if Palmer will return in Week 5, in a matchup against the Broncos. His return should boost the value of both Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald. Drew Standon held down the fort, but Palmer is the superior passer.

Monday, September 22, 2014, 8:44am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

49ers RB Frank Gore carried the ball just six times for 10 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals, as the 49ers went to more and more multiple-receiver formations.

“We did what the defense gave us,” Gore said, via Matt Maiocco of, saying he didn’t know that would be the plan.

Fantasy Impact:

Gore became frustrated and ended the interview the story said. After drafting young backs to eventually replace him for years, the 49ers showed what could be a sign that Gore’s role might not be what it used to be. It wasn't a great matchup to begin with. Carlos Hyde only had three carries for 13 yards but did score a TD. With Gore getting up there in age for what is considered the prime of an NFL running back, owners want to keep an eye on this situation.

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

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3. This is a new injury, but the “probable” tag indicates that he’s good to go for a tough matchup with the Cardinals.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3. With Palmer out, Drew Stanton gets another start. The 49ers are pretty stingy against the pass, so don’t expect much from the Arizona passing game this week. Stanton favored Larry Fitzgerald (10) over Michael Floyd (6) in Week 2.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday. With Dwyer out, Jalen Parmale will apparently get the short-yardage/goal-line touches for the Cardinals.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot, probable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3. Ellington is good to go for a tough matchup with the 49ers.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

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

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (right shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It looks like Drew Stanton may get the start in a tough matchup against the 49ers. Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald are not attractive options with Stanton under center.