Arians: Rob Housler is 'a given to me'

Arizona Sports - [Full Article]

Cardinals TE Rob Housler has zero catches in two games and has been targeted only once -- Carson Palmer's first pass attempt last week against the Dallas Cowboys.

HC Bruce Arians, when asked about the lack of balls thrown in Housler's direction, said the 25-year-old is "a given to me, so I don't need to see that part. Right now, we're not featuring Robby a lot in the passing game. It's more blocking, and I think he's improved tremendously."

"We know he can run and catch," Arians said. "If we want to feature him, we've got a bunch of packages where we can feature him."

Fantasy Impact: 

We'd like to see Housler more involved in the passing game in the preseason, but we're not expecting him to stay in and block regularly after Arians basically said he was a WR playing TE earlier in the summer. This lack of involvement is driving his price down, so he's still a nice upside TE2 that can be had in the later rounds. Arians will want to use Housler's speed in the seam.

Filed Under: 2013, Preseason

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