Carson Palmer, QB Arizona Cardinals

Rankings

Notes: Palmer averaged 271 yards, 1.8 touchdowns and 0.5 interceptions in six 2014 starts, or 17.2 fantasy points per game. Those are fringe QB1 numbers, continuing the progress he made in the second half of the 2013 in Bruce Arians’ offense. So if Palmer (ACL) is good to go for 2015, he'll be on the radar as a late-round value for those owners looking to stream or form a committee at the position. He's one of our favorite 2015 sleepers at the quarterback position.
ARI Depth Chart
2015 Strength of Schedule - ARI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
28
NO
30
@CHI
15
SF
4
STL
9
@DET
31
@PIT
19
BAL
8
@CLE
BYE1
@SEA
3
CIN
15
@SF
4
@STL
10
MIN
29
@PHI
14
GB
1
SEA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPCRuAttYdsTDFumYPRSnaps%
1SD2437304208.2212.67429017.2570/70100%
2NYG--------------
3SF--------------
4BYE--------------
5DEN--------------
6WAS2844250205.688.931-300-3.0070/70100%
7OAK2231253218.1611.500000-76/76100%
8PHI2042329207.8316.450000-70/70100%
9DAL2234249317.3211.322-200-1.0067/67100%
10STL2536241016.699.6411001.0057/6686%
11DET--------------
12SEA--------------
13ATL--------------
14KC--------------
15STL--------------
16SEA--------------
17SF--------------
Totals14122416261137.2611.53825013.13410/41998%

Most Recent News

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer expects 'huge things' from WR John Brown in 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 8:02pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald still looks as strong and fit as ever, but the chemistry building between Carson Palmer and second year wide receiver John Brown was on full display, especially on deep routes.

"I expect huge things from you this year. There is something different about him," Palmer told me after practice.

Word around the Cardinals building is that his Brown is stronger, in better shape and people are taking notice of his work ethic. (Wide receiver Michael Floyd sat out with a tweaked hamstring) Carson and Brown will continue working together after this week's minicamp ends. Brown will work out in San Diego with Palmer.

Fantasy Impact:

Brown finished as the #49 WR in standard formats and #53 in PPR. He saw a hefty 103 targets as a rookie, and with Larry Fitzgerald back and Michael Floyd still in the mix, it's doubtful that Brown's usage will increase too much. If Carson Palmer is healthy, however, the whole passing offense could take a step forward, and that would push Brown into fantasy-starter territory.

Scouting Report

Week 10 – Carson Palmer vs. St. Louis

Carson Palmer had a nice game against the Cowboys last week, finishing with 249 yards, three touchdowns, and a pick. He’s been a steady fantasy option since returning from injury in Week 6, and has now thrown 11 touchdowns and only two interceptions all season.

This week, Palmer faces a Rams defense that thrashed the 49ers offensive line last week for eight sacks and has allowed the 8th least passing yards per game so far this year. Palmer is an average option week-to-week, or a fringe starter for fantasy owners looking for a consistent, safe starter, with limited upside. Palmer is a nice bye week filler or streaming option for fantasy owners.

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