Cardinals Fantasy News

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.

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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.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. He’s out for Week 3 after an arrest for domestic violence. Stepfan Taylor will back up Andre Ellington.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) did not practice Wednesday. Ellington should continue to play through the foot injury.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) did not practice Wednesday. Davis was reportedly “hobbling” around the locker room, so consider him very questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. Vance McDonald is also battling an injury, so it might be Derek Carrier getting the start.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

49ers TE Vance McDonald (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Derek Carrier might start against the Cardinals since Vernon Davis (ankle) is also missing practice.

Report: Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested for domestic violence

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 5:23pm

Tyler Baldwin, Twitter - [Full Article]

According to source: Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer was just arrested for domestic violence.

Fantasy Impact:

Dwyer is the primary backup to Andre Ellington, but he has to be considered doubtful to play in Week 3. Stepfan Taylor would serve as the change-of-pace to Ellington if Dwyer is out.

Giants put WR Jerrel Jernigan on IR

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:14pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The struggling New York Giants have a fresh reason to push for first-round draft pick Odell Beckham's return from a nagging hamstring injury.

The team announced Tuesday that wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a dreaded mid-foot sprain. He will wear a protective boot and rehab the foot.

A third-round draft pick in 2011, Jernigan started alongside Victor Cruz and Reuben Randle in a three-wide receiver alignment against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact:

Jernigan looked like a huge sleeper candidate in 2014 until the team drafted Beckham. Then Jernigan was back in the picture with Beckham unable to get on the field much of camp. But now, it's another blow to the Giants offense. Although Jernigan closed out the 2013 season in impressive fashion with 237 yards over the final three games, he managed just 40 yards on nine targets as Eli Manning's No. 3 receiver this month. A free agent in 2015, he's a good bet to seek greener pastures, the story said. Corey Washington could get more action if Beckham can't go this week.

Vernon Davis just has a deep ankle bruise

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 1:48pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Vernon Davis left Sunday night’s game on crutches, but he could be back on his feet soon.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Davis avoided a serious ankle injury and could be back as soon as Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

An MRI yesterday revealed a deep bruise, but no structural damage.

Davis wasn’t able to return to the game after being rolled by Bears linebacker Jon Bostic. That left them thin, with backup tight end Vance McDonald suffering a knee injury and Derek Carrier is the only healthy tight end on the roster.

Fantasy Impact:

Davis wasn’t able to return to the game after being rolled by Bears linebacker Jon Bostic. That left them thin, with backup tight end Vance McDonald suffering a knee injury and Derek Carrier is the only healthy tight end on the roster. Keep an eye on his progress this week. Davis has a potentially good matchup against the Cards who struggle to defend the TE. Since it's a late afternoon game, owners will still need a backup plan in place in case Davis can't go.

Arians: Andre Ellington will be 'fine' after bye week

Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:07pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Despite being responsible for three of the Cardinals 10 longest plays Sunday against the New York Giants, running back Andre Ellington is still in pain, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said.

“It’s uncomfortable but he’s getting it up pretty good,” Arians added during his Monday press conference.

“By after the bye week, he’ll be fine,” Arians said.

Fantasy Impact:

The story says the soreness in Ellington’s left foot has gone down considerably from last Monday, according to Arians. The plan is to give Ellington off Wednesday and have him practice Thursday and Friday to prep for the 49ers in Week 3. The Cards bye week is Week 4, and we heard all along Ellington just needs to rest the foot because the issue can't get any worse. Hopefully the bye week does just that.

Monday, September 15, 2014, 4:06pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Giants wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan was said to have sustained a mid-foot sprain in the Giants loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Jernigan's injury wasn't disclosed, but it explains the increase in snaps for Preston Parker late in the contest. Parker had one catch for 29 yards on two targets in the second half.

The Giants are already short on receivers. Rookie Odell Beckham Jr. remains sidelined by a hamstring injury, although coach Tom Coughlin noted the training staff is "claiming he's getting better."

Fantasy Impact:

Jernigan was starting alongside Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle as the Giants were using three-wide-receiver sets on a majority of their plays in the first two games. Rookie Corey Washington and Parker are Coughlin's other options moving forward if Jernigan is sidelined.