Cards Beat: WR J.J. Nelson waiting in the wings

We know that Larry Fitzgerald will play the most snaps of any Arizona wide receiver, and close to all of the Cardinals’ offensive snaps. And we know that Michael Floyd is questionable with a hamstring injury and John Brown is also questionable as the team continues to figure out how he’s responding to his health issues related to carrying the sickle-cell trait.

They are the Cardinals’ top three receivers. With Jaron Brown shelved for the rest of the year, that leaves J.J. Nelson as the next healthy option. So if Floyd and/or Brown can play, Arians will work them in as much as he can and as much as they can go, leaving Nelson as a reliable next option.

“He’s made great strides,” Arians said. “J.J. has to stay away from those injuries. The shoulder last year and then this year the hand, and then he broke his finger. He’s going to be a dynamite player. He’s just got to stay healthy.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Nelson is getting closer and closer to playing a significant role in this offense as the injuries continue to affect the position for the Cards. Depending on how things fall this week, he could be anywhere from a WR2 to a WR4. He may be worth grabbing off the wire, at least to stash, if you're looking for help at the position.

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