Cardinals Fantasy News

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Ryan Lindley will draw the start against Seattle.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Williams has seen 58 percent of the touches in the last two weeks. He’s not a good start against Seattle (#17 in RB aFPA), but the game is at home and the Seahawks have yielded an average of 94 rushing yards on the road (vs. 82 yards at home).

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Cardinals WR Jaron Brown (toe) did not practice Wednesday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Fitzgerald is expected to play through the injury.

Cards aren't sure when Drew Stanton will return

Monday, December 15, 2014, 1:27pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Cardinals don’t know yet when quarterback Drew Stanton will be able to return from the knee injury he suffered on Thursday.

Asked about a report that Stanton would miss four weeks, Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim said it’s simply too soon to say how quickly Stanton will heal.

“I think it’s one of those things with that type of knee injury, everybody heals different,” Keim said on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, via ESPN.com. “And I know that ESPN and some other outlets have put a timeline on it. It’s extremely difficult to do. You can say it’s going to be four weeks — I’ve heard people say 1.5 weeks. Everybody heals differently. Drew will be here around the clock rehabbing, and I know he’ll be ready to go as soon as possible.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Cardinals are already down starting quarterback Carson Palmer for the season, and Stanton’s absence means they’ll be playing with one of their two co-third stringers, Ryan Lindley or Logan Thomas. Obviously those aren't the kind of fantasy names you want to put in your lineup Week 16. It also means the value of WRs Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and John Brown will drop a bit more.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:08pm

Cardinals Inactives
Kenny Demens ILB
Paul Fanaika G
Kareem Martin DE
Tyrann Mathieu FS
Josh Mauro DE
Anthony Steen G

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (ankle, knee, probable) practiced fully Wednesday. Stanton is not an attractive start given his matchup against a Rams defense that is red hot.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee, probable) practiced fully Wednesday. Fitzgerald emerged unscathed from Week 14 so he should be able to play on Thursday night.

Jamaal Charles thought ankle injury was more serious

Monday, December 8, 2014, 10:15am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jamaal Charles thought the same thing many Kansas City Chiefs fans no doubt did when he had his left leg wrenched during a pile of humanity in the first quarter of Sunday’s 17-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

“It was scary at first,’’ Charles said. “I thought I tore my knee up.

“I just got twisted up. Everything got twisted up.’’

Those were sobering words coming from Charles, who knows what a ruined knee feels like. He tore his ACL during the 2011 season.

Fantasy Impact:

Monday, HC Andy Reid said Charles was dealing with swelling in the knee and ankle, but didn't seemed concerned about Charles' Week 15 status. According to the ESPN story, Charles had a mere sprained ankle and he was able to return and finish the game. Charles didn’t get a heavy amount of use, with 10 carries and a pair of pass receptions. But he rushed for 91 yards and scored both of the Chiefs’ touchdowns, one on a 63-yard run and the other on an 18-yard catch from quarterback Alex Smith. He appears good to go, but keep an eye on Charles this week. The Chiefs have a nice, home, Week 15 matchup against the Raiders in what will also be a revenge game. If you own Charles and/or just have an extra roster spot, Knile Davis should be owned.

Andre Ellington (sports hernia) out for the season

Monday, December 8, 2014, 8:26am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said that RB Andre Ellington will miss the rest of the season after having sports hernia surgery in Philadelphia this week.

Fantasy Impact:

Kerwynn Williams came out of nowhere and ran for 100 yards on the first 19 carries of his NFL career as the Cardinals rolled up a season-high 141 yards on the ground. Williams appears to have the inside track at a bulk of the work going forward with that performance. Keep in mind, the Cards close with the Rams, Seahawks and 49ers, which are all tough matchups for running backs. Marion Grice and Stepfan Taylor could also be factors.

Larry Fitzgerald returns for Cardinals

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:55pm

Cardinals Inactives
Andre Ellington RB
Paul Fanaika G
Kareem Martin DE
Tyrann Mathieu FS
Anthony Steen G
Ed Stinson DE
Alameda Ta'amu NT

Fantasy Impact:

Larry Fitzgerald returns for the Cardinals in a poor matchup for the passing game. Marion Grice and Stepfan Taylor will fill in at RB with Ellington out.

Roddy White confident he'll play Monday night

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:24pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White, who missed last week's game with a left ankle sprain, participated in practice Friday and expressed confidence about playing Monday night versus the Packers.

White is listed as questionable going into the game. Saturday was the first day this week he was on the field with a helmet doing some work.

"It felt pretty good out there, man," White said. "Just out there relaxing; catching some balls, working on timing and stuff like that. It was good man. I needed to get out there and go out there with Matt (Ryan) and work on timing for a little while. That's what we did."

Fantasy Impact:

Keep in mind, the Falcons were confident about White playing last week against the Cardinals, but he was inactive. His questionable status makes one wonder if it could again be a game-time decision. We always say it's tough to trust a player's opinion of his injury status.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (hip, foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 14. Stepfan Taylor will apparently get the start, and would be a decent desperation start against a mediocre Chiefs rush defense. But he's not likely to see a huge workload with Marion Grice, Robert Hughes and possibly the newly promoted Kerwynn Williams in the mix.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 14. It appears that Fitzgerald is on track to play in Sunday’s game against Kansas City, though he’s “still not 100 percent,” per HC Bruce Arians, who also called Fitzgerald a game-time decision. The Cardinals play in the late round of games. It’s a bad matchup for the Arizona passing game, but Michael Floyd and John Brown would have some appeal if Fitz is out.

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (hip) ruled OUT for Week 14

Friday, December 5, 2014, 2:48pm

Andrew Siciliano, Twitter - [Full Article]

Andre Ellington is out Sunday for Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact:

Marion Grice is the next man up. But be warned – the Cardinals are averaging just 3.1 YPC on the season, and Grice has averaged just 2.6 YPC on 11 carries. The good news is that the Chiefs are yielding 4.9 YPC. We're expecting that Stepfan Taylor and possibly Michael Bush will be involved as well.