Cardinals Fantasy News

Cardinals re-sign RB Andre Ellington

Monday, March 13, 2017, 3:57pm

AZ Cardinals - [Full Article]

Andre Ellington re-signed with the Cardinals Monday on a one-year contract.

With David Johnson’s emergence as one of the best backs in the NFL, Ellington’s work dwindled to career-lows in all categories. He finished with 96 yards rushing on 34 carries last season, along with 12 receptions for 85 yards.

Fantasy Impact:

He'll serve as Johnson's primary backup. He's a wise handcuff for Johnson owners since he's a proven commodity.

Cardinals re-sign TE Jermaine Gresham

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 3:43pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Cardinals and TE Jermaine Gresham have reached agreement on a four-year deal, per sources.

Fantasy Impact:

Gresham began to see starter's snaps in Week 5, and while he never made a major fantasy impact, he gained at least 32 yards in eight straight games and even caught a couple of touchdowns in that stretch.

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer will return for 2017 season

Friday, February 10, 2017, 4:09pm

Mark Dalton - [Full Article]

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer confirmed that he will return for the 2017 season.

Fantasy Impact:

Palmer finished as the #19 QB (#18 in PPG) after a #5 finish the year before. He threw nine fewer touchdowns and three additional interceptions. It appears that Palmer's best fantasy days are behind him.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald 'definitely returning' for 2017 season

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 10:24pm

Jim Trotter - [Full Article]

Just spoke to Larry Fitzgerald, who said he's definitely returning in 2017 to play the final year on his contract.

Fantasy Impact:

Fitzgerald finished #10 in PPR formats, but averaged just 13.0 FP over the final eight games after averaging 17.9 in the first half of the season. Early ADP has him going in the 5th round, so he should continue to be a good value at that point in fantasy drafts, especially in PPR formats.

Redskins promote Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator

Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:43am - [Full Article]

The Washington Redskins have promoted Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator, the team announced on Monday. Additionally, the Redskins have hired Kevin O'Connell to be the team's next quarterbacks coach.

Prior to joining the Redskins’ coaching staff in 2015, Cavanaugh was previously quarterbacks coach for the Arizona Cardinals (1994-95), quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers (1996), offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears (1997-98), offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens (1999-04), quarterbacks coach for the New York Jets (2009-12) and quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears (2013-14).

Fantasy Impact:

In eight seasons as an offensive coordinator, Cavanaugh's offenses have never finished higher than 14th in yards gained, with an average ranking of 21.3.

No surgery needed for Cards RB David Johnson

Monday, January 2, 2017, 3:05pm - [Full Article]

David Johnson is OK.

The Pro Bowl running back will not need surgery after suffering a scary-looking left knee injury during Sunday’s finale against the Rams in Los Angeles.

Johnson sprained his MCL, an injury similar to the one suffered by safety Tony Jefferson the week before in Seattle. He will not play in the Pro Bowl while rehabbing the injury. But he will be fine long-term after about six to eight weeks.

“Great news,” Johnson said.

Fantasy Impact:

He did watch the replay, and admitted there was a “tremendous amount of relief” once he knew for sure he didn’t have significant damage. The injury cost Johnson a chance at a couple of records he sought: Gaining 100 yards from scrimmage in all 16 games in a season, and reaching 1,000 yards receiving. Johnson had 44 total yards before his first quarter injury, including 38 receiving. He had needed 159 yards receiving to reach 1,000.

Schefter: Cards RB David Johnson's ACL in tact; meniscus damage

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 7:15pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Initial tests on Cardinals' RB David Johnson's knee showed meniscus damage, ACL in tact, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson will have an MRI on Monday but this is potentially very good news for owners.

Cards RB David Johnson appears to suffer serious knee injury

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 6:51pm

Alden Gonzalez on Twitter - [Full Article]

Cardinals RB David Johnson needed help walking off the field with what appeared to be a knee injury.

Fantasy Impact:

By all reports it wasn't a pretty injury. Based on those reports, it could be a lengthy recovery for Johnson which should have the attention of those in keeper and dynasty leagues. We'll continue to monitor.

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 3:04pm

Cardinals Inactives
Marquis Bundy WR
Brian Dixon DB
Zac Dysert QB
D.J. Humphries OT
Robert Nkemdiche DT
Olsen Pierre DT
Ed Stinson DE

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. Palmer will be fine to face the Rams.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Cardinals WR John Brown (illness, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 17.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. Fitzgerald should be out there against the Rams.

Cards trying to sort out WR situation for 2017

Monday, December 26, 2016, 12:12pm - [Full Article]

One of the big things Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim is going to have to deal with this offseason is the receivers room. It could be in major flux. Michael Floyd is already gone, Larry Fitzgerald could retire, and John Brown is still trying to fully handle his sickle-cell issues.

When it comes it Fitz, “he still loves the game and still plays at a high level,” Keim said. “There’s no doubt in my mind he should play next year.”

Of course, Keim added, that will be up to Fitz.

J.J. Nelson was fantastic in Seattle with 132 yards on three catches, including two giant plays that boosted the win. As far as him as a potential No. 2 receiver, “I’m not sure what his ceiling is, I just know he is a big-play guy.”

As for Brown, Keim acknowledged it is “always a concern when you can’t put a finger on exactly what is happening” when it comes to Brown’s health. But he said Brown will see specialists as soon as the offseason ends so that he and the Cardinals can find the proper way for both Brown to be healthy and for him to find again what was making him special on the field.

Fantasy Impact:

The author and Keim both seem to be unsure about how Nelson will factor into the offense next year. The author doesn't think Nelson is a high-volume kind of a WR, and will be more of a big-play threat than anything. As for Brown, it seems like the team is counting on him to bounce back as well as Fitz to at least play another year.

Saturday, December 24, 2016, 3:09pm

Cardinals Inactives
Marquis Bundy WR
Marcus Cooper CB
Zac Dysert QB
D.J. Humphries OT
Olsen Pierre DT
Ed Stinson DE
Xavier Williams DT

Fantasy Impact:

WR John Brown is active as expected.

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm

Cardinals WR John Brown (illness, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 16. Brown popped up on the fantasy radar last week with a nice game against the Saints. He’s tough to trust right now, especially against Seattle.

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