Cardinals Fantasy News

Arians: David Johnson, Carson Palmer not expected to return this season

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 6:03pm

Darren Urban - [Full Article]

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians: None of the guys on IR have made expected progress in rehab, so as of today, no one is expected to return this season.

Related players: Davis Johnson, Carson Palmer

Fantasy Impact:

Straight from the horse's mouth. It does not appear that Johnson or Palmer will return this year.

Texans claim RB Andre Ellington

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 6:25pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

Former Cardinals RB Andre Ellington was claimed by the Texans. He’ll help immediately.

Related players: Lamar Miller, Alfred Blue

Fantasy Impact:

Ellington should help fill the void of Donta Foreman and should eventually assume his normal third-down, change-of-pace role.

Arians: Cards WR Chad Williams 'going to get his shot'

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 12:35pm

Mike Jurecki on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bruce Arians on if he still feels the same way about the receivers: “Yeah. Injuries are going to have some part of that, but it wouldn’t have mattered. Chad Williams is going to get his shot. He’s been practicing really, really well, just like Ricky Seals-Jones.”

Related players: John Brown

Fantasy Impact:

Brown has a turf toe issue, as we reported yesterday, so it seems like it would be easy for the Cards to plug Williams into the rotation. For what it's worth, Seals-Jones caught two TD passes in last week's loss and may be a name to keep an eye on at TE as the Cards look toward the future.

Cardinals cut RB Andre Ellington

Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:06pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Andre Ellington's run with the Arizona Cardinals is over.

The Cardinals cut Ellington Monday, a day after the team made the running back a healthy scratch prior to its 31-21 loss to the Houston Texans.

Related players: Bronson Hill

Fantasy Impact:

The story thinks Ellington could get picked up somewhere for a team needing a change-of-pace or third-down back.

Cards WR John Brown has turf toe

Monday, November 20, 2017, 3:14pm

John Weinfuss on Twitter - [Full Article]

Cardinals WR John Brown has turf toe, coach Bruce Arians said.

Related players: Jaron Brown, J.J. Nelson, Chad Williams

Fantasy Impact:

The tweet added Arians said Brown could miss time so it's something to monitor. It's a tough matchup this week against the Jags. Jaron Brown and Nelson would move up the pecking order if John Brown is out.

Cards to stick with Blaine Gabbert at QB

Monday, November 20, 2017, 3:11pm

Darren Urban on Twitter - [Full Article]

Arians: Blaine Gabbert will start again this week. Stick with him until Drew Stanton totally healthy.

Fantasy Impact:

Gabbert had a real nice game in Week 11 despite a loss. While Arians said Stanton gave the team the best chance to win, there seemed to be a push by fans and media to start Gabbert and see if there is any potential. The Cards host the Jags in a later afternoon game in Week 12.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Cardinals WR Brittan Golden (groin) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Texans WR Bruce Ellington (ribs) took full practice reps all week. Ellington caught 4 passes for 41 yards and a touchdown against the Rams last week, and with Will Fuller likely out with a rib injury, Ellington could see increased usage against the Cardinals. Head coach Bill O’Brien said on Wednesday Ellington “needs to get the ball more.”

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Cardinals WR John Brown (back, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is questionable for Week 11. It looks like Brown will be able to play against the Texans. It’s a nice matchup, but it’s not clear if the Cardinals will be able to take advantage with Blaine Gabbert at the helm.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 11. Blaine Gabbert has been named the starter against the Texans, who are No. 30 in QB aFPA. Gabbert has a few weapons to throw to and can put up points in the running game.

Cardinals name Blaine Gabbert starting QB for Week 11

Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:52pm

Arizona Cardinals Twitter - [Full Article]

With Drew Stanton nursing a knee injury, the Cardinals will turn to Blaine Gabbert at quarterback this week versus the Houston Texans. Gabbert joins Bills QB Nathan Peterman as quarterbacks making their starting season debut this week—bringing the number of different quarterbacks to start a game this season to 47.

Fantasy Impact:

The good news for fantasy owners is that Gabbert gets to start his season with the third-best possible matchup for QBs against the Texans, according to our aFPA metric. The Texans are allowing 20.1 fantasy points per game (third-most), 269.2 passing yards per game (sixth-most), and 2.1 passing TDs per game (tied for second-most) to the quarterback position. The Texans have also allowed three different QBs to rush for at least 30 yards against them—a feat Gabbert achieved twice in five starts last season.

If you play in a fantasy league that requires you to start only one quarterback you probably have no use for Gabbert, despite the tasty matchup; however, if you play in a two-quarterback or superflex league, Gabbert could make for an ideal QB2 streamer this week.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Cardinals WR Brittan Golden (groin) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Texans WR Bruce Ellington (ribs) took full practice reps again Thursday. Ellington caught 4 passes for 41 yards and a touchdown against the Rams last week, and with Will Fuller likely out with a rib injury, Ellington could see increased usage against the Cardinals. Head coach Bill O’Brien said on Wednesday Ellington “needs to get the ball more.”

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Cardinals WR John Brown (back) missed practice Thursday after taking limited reps Wednesday. It’s a midweek downgrade, so consider Brown very questionable for Week 11. We’ll see what he’s able to do on Friday.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Blaine Gabbert is expected to start against the Texans, who are No. 30 in QB aFPA. Gabbert has a few weapons to throw to and can put up points in the running game.

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