Falcons Fantasy News

Larry Fitzgerald inactive for Cardinals

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:45pm

Cardinals Inactives
Desmond Bishop LB
Michael Bush RB
Kenny Demens ILB
Larry Fitzgerald WR
Matthew Mulligan TE
Ed Stinson DE
Alameda Ta'amu NT

Fantasy Impact:

Fitzgerald’s absence is a boost for John Brown and Michael Floyd, who should both see plenty of targets in a very good matchup against the Falcons. HC Bruce Arians said last week that he should have done a better job dialing up plays for Floyd, who only saw two targets against the Seahawks. Brown has played well with Drew Stanton under center.

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Roddy White inactive for Falcons

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:43pm

Falcons Inactives
Robert Alford CB
James Anderson LB
Sean Renfree QB
Jonathan Scott T
Paul Soliai DT
Tyler Starr OLB

Fantasy Impact:

With Roddy White out, Harry Douglas becomes a viable dart throw at receiver in a not-so-good matchup against the Cardinals. Douglas caught 85 passes for 1,067 yards and two touchdowns last year with both White and Julio Jones missing significant time with injuries. Devin Hester should serve as the team’s WR3.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13. Stanton is a Sneaky Start in a great matchup with the Falcons.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (hip, foot, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 13. Ellington is good to go for a nice matchup against the Falcons.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 13.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 13. White hasn’t practiced all week and once said (about a different injury) that if he doesn’t practice, fantasy owners shouldn’t start him. The Falcons play in the late round of games on Sunday, which complicates matters, though HC Mike Smith says he feels “confident” that White will play. Harry Douglas would be a serviceable plug-and-play if White can’t go.

Cards Beat: Michael Floyd will be the offensive 'centerpiece' if Larry Fitzgerald is out

Friday, November 28, 2014, 11:15am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cardinals beat writer Josh Weinfuss on how the team would compensate if Larry Fitzgerald misses another week: A second week without Fitzgerald is sure to be better than the Cardinals' first. Arizona looked like it didn't know what to do without Fitzgerald in the lineup, and it cost the team dearly in its 19-3 loss to Seattle on Sunday. If a second time around happens this weekend, I'd expect Michael Floyd to be the centerpiece of the offense. HC Bruce Arians admitted he didn't do a very good job of getting Floyd involved, which was evident by him not having a catching in two targets.

Fantasy Impact:

This wasn't the case in Week 12, where Floyd was only targeted twice. Arians acknowledged his mistake, and should find the going easier against a shaky Falcons pass defense. John Brown would also get a bump if Fitzgerald is out. The Cardinals play in the late round of games on Sunday, so if Fitz is a game-time decision, it would complicate matters.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:20pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:20pm

Falcons WR Roddy White (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. This is the first we’ve heard about an ankle injury for White, though he’ll likely be active for a so-so matchup against the Cardinals.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Falcons RB Steven Jackson (illness, probable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 12. Jackson has a pretty good matchup against the Browns. Devonta Freeman might see a few extra touches with Antone Smith done for the year.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 12.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Browns WR Josh Gordon (not injury related) took limited practice reps all week. We have Gordon ranked as a high-end WR2 in his first game back. His matchup with the Falcons is highly favorable.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Falcons WR Devin Hester (wrist, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (illness, probable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is probable for Week 12. Jones is getting over a bug, but is fully expected to play against the Browns. The missed practice time is a slight concern.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Falcons RB Patrick DiMarco (illness) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.