Cardinals Fantasy News

Patriots sign TE Troy Niklas

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 4:12pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The New England Patriots have added to their tight end stable by agreeing to a one-year deal with former second-round pick Troy Niklas.

Fantasy Impact:

Niklas will be entering his fifth season, but hasn't made much of an impact due to injuries. He's caught 19 total passes in four years, with 11 of those catches coming last season. If Niklas sticks around in New England he will likely compete with Dwayne Allen for the second tight end role behind Rob Gronkowski.

Arizona Cardinals to sign QB Mike Glennon

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 9:08pm

Tiffany Blackmon - [Full Article]

NFL Network reporter Tiffany Blackmon reported that a source close to her said the Cardinals signing Mike Glennon "is done" and will be made official tomorrow.

Fantasy Impact:

Sam Bradford was brought into the fold earlier in the day, as the assumed new No. 1 QB in Arizona. Once Glennon is officially released by the Chicago Bears he can sign a new deal with Arizona. It's pretty wild that the 2018 free agency period hasn't even started yet, officially, but that Mike Glennon has a new team before he's been released by his "current" team.

With Bradford's injury history, this could turn out to be a significant backup QB signing—and one 2QB/Superflex owners should take note of.

Ravens to sign WR Ryan Grant

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 9:03pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

In what might be the most surprising signing of the day, financially, the Baltimore Ravens are going to sign former Washington WR Ryan Grant to a four-year deal worth $29 million, with $14.5 million guaranteed. The team brought in John Brown earlier in the day.

Fantasy Impact:

While Grant set career-highs in targets (65), catches (45), yards (573), and touchdowns (4) last season, it seems the Ravens may have overpaid for his services. With John Brown now in the fold, the Ravens are looking to shake-up their WR depth chart.

WR John Brown to sign with the Baltimore Ravens

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7:03pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

It's about to get Smokey in Baltimore, as the Ravens will welcome WR John Brown to the team, according to Adam Schefter.

Fantasy Impact:

Ever since his breakout 2015 campaign, in which he caught 65 passes for 1,003 yards and seven touchdowns, Brown has been hyped up as fantasy sleeper at the receiver position. However, that sleeper potential has never materialized, and now the soon-to-be 28-year-old WR will join an offense quarterbacked by Joe Flacco that saw only one receiver catch more than 50 passes last season—Mike Wallace (52).

QB Sam Bradford to sign with the Arizona Cardinals

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 2:47pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Another team with a need at quarterback has made a move, this time it's the Arizona Cardinals, who plan on bringing in Sam Bradford. According to Adam Schefter, the deal is for one year at a rate of $20 million, with $15 million guaranteed.

Fantasy Impact:

Following the retirement of Carson Palmer, and Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert both free agents, the Cardinals literally had zero depth at quarterback. They had been rumored to Mike Glennon earlier in the day, but instead opted to go with Bradford.

Injuries have played a big role in Bradford's career, last season being no exception, as he appeared in only two games. However, it looked like 2017 was going to be a promising one for Bradford, having thrown for 346 yards and three touchdowns in his season debut. It's that type of tantalizing performance that continues to net him opportunities.

Cardinals to release Adrian Peterson

Monday, March 12, 2018, 11:42am

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Prior to the start of the 2018 NFL free agency period, the Arizona Cardinals have decided to release running back Adrian Peterson.

Fantasy Impact:

With the impending return of David Johnson, Peterson's release seemed coming. In six games with the Cardinals, he averaged 3.47 yards per carry and scored just twice. It's unlikely the soon-to-be 33-year-old RB will land a large free agency deal.

WR Larry Fitzgerald informs Cardinals that he intends to play in 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 10:27am

PFT - [Full Article]

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been coy, saying he needed time to decide whether to play in 2018.

He has apparently had enough time.

Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said on AZ Sports 98.7 FM that Fitzgerald told him last night he intends to play in 2018.

Fantasy Impact:

Fitzgerald is coming off of three straight top 11 finishes in PPR and three straight top 17 finishes in standard scoring formats. He should remain a solid fantasy WR2 in 2018 despite a change at quarterback and offensive coordinator.

Cardinals to hire Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator

Friday, January 26, 2018, 12:55pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

New Cardinals head man Steve Wilks, a defensive-minded coach, has pegged Mike McCoy to run his offense in Arizona.

Fantasy Impact:

McCoy's offenses have finished in the top 18 in yards gained in six straight seasons and they had three top 10 finishes in that span.

Giants tab James Bettcher to run the defense

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10:40am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Giants agreed to hire former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher late Tuesday night, a source told ESPN. Bettcher met with the Giants in Mobile, Alabama, on Tuesday afternoon, while he was in town for the Senior Bowl.

Bettcher also interviewed with and received an offer from the Tennessee Titans to be their defensive coordinator, the source said.

The 39-year-old Bettcher wasn't retained by new Cardinals coach Steve Wilks, who was hired Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

Bettcher was the DC for the Cardinals for the last three seasons and his defenses finished 5th, 2nd and 6th in yards allowed in that span. This looks like a good hire for the G-Men.

Cards QB Carson Palmer announces retirement

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 5:31pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

One day after his head coach stepped away from football, Carson Palmer followed suit.

The Arizona Cardinals quarterback announced his retirement on Tuesday after 15 seasons in the National Football League.

Fantasy Impact:

Palmer said "I just know" in reference as to why he was hanging it up at this point. The Cards are now left without a head coach and a QB. Blaine Gabbert showed some signs during a brief stint but was later benched for Drew Stanton and didn't play. The team does return David Johnson at RB.

Monday, January 1, 2018, 9:31am

Yahoo! - [Full Article]

Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham tore his Achilles, coach Bruce Arians announced after the game. It puts his return for the start of the 2018 season in question.

Gresham was injured in the third quarter on an incomplete pass, immediately grabbing his right calf.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:46pm

Cardinals Inactives
Matt Barkley QB
Josh Bynes LB
Gabe Holmes TE
Edmond Robinson LB
Max Tuerk C
Chad Williams WR
Xavier Williams NT

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams (quadricep, ribs, back, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17. He has three injuries but has been able to play on Sundays. We’re expecting him to play again in Week 17.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Cardinals RB Elijhaa Penny (hand, groin, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (ankle, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17.

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