Carson Palmer
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By Riley Moore, Cardinals Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 1:32pm EDT

Carson Palmer will start for Arizona against Washington in Week 6, according to Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Palmer's return, theoretically will make everyone on the offense better. However, it remains to be seen how effective Palmer will be; it is possible that he was rushed back in order to avoid having to start Logan Thomas. Be very cautious if you are going to start Palmer or any of the Arizona offensive players this week.

By Riley Moore, Cardinals Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 5:25pm EDT

The Cardinals tweeted today that Drew Stanton will be starting Sunday's game against Denver. This is due to a regression of Palmer's nerve injury which has been troubling him for several weeks. (Source: Arizona Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Despite Palmer's regression, the Cardinals havn't missed a beat with Stanton under center. Cardinal receivers should not be significantly impacted, look for them to put up similar numbers as they did during the previous two games. Stanton however, shouldn't be on your fantasy radar outside of extremely deep 2QB formats.

By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Thu, Oct 2nd 2:26pm EDT

Arizona QB Carson Palmer seems to have suffered a setback recovering from his should injury. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: According to the report, Palmer will seek out a specialist for a second opinion on his injured shoulder. Rumors have begun to flow around about the team possibly putting Palmer on the injured reserve/ designated to return list, but Head Coach Bruce Arians stated "We're not even close to that yet". Still, the news is disconcerning considering Palmer has shown flashes of great plays and the ability to get his star WRs the ball. Monitor his progress closely in the coming weeks.

By Riley Moore, Cardinals Correspondent, Wed, Sep 24th 3:17pm EDT

Carson Palmer is throwing again. Kent Somers of reported that in a 10 minute segment of practice which was open to the public, Palmer threw "10-15 yd passes" at a "medium velocity." This is a huge improvement from last week when it was reported that Palmer could not even grip the football. In a text message to ESPN Palmer said that he will "definitely" be ready to take over the starting quarterback job in week 5, after the Cardinals' Week 4 bye. (Source: ESPN,

Fantasy Impact: Assuming that Palmer has no further setbacks, he can return to your lineup for week five. It may be smart to be conservative and hold off on starting him until he has demonstrated that his pass velocity and accuracy are unaffected. Palmer's return boosts the potential of Arizona receivers John Brown, Michael Floyd, and Larry Fitzgerald, who have been catching passes from Drew Stanton over the past two weeks.

By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Thu, Sep 18th 9:50pm EDT

Carson Palmer was limited in practice Thursday as he is still dealing with a shoulder injury that caused him to sit out week 2. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: This news is not what fantasy owners want to hear. With Palmer on the field the offense seems a lot more smooth. If he is forced to miss another week, Drew Stanton will get his second start. This news will also affect Michael Floyd owners as Stanton showed that he seems to favor Larry Fitzgerald. Michael Floyd recorded 1 reception with Stanton in at QB in week 2 while Fitzgerald recorded 6 receptions. This week, the Cardinals play the 49ers.

By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 9:01pm EDT

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he was "concerned" over Carson Palmer's shoulder injury that kept him out of Sunday's game. He also went on to hint that it could be a minor issue as well. (Source: Rotoworld)

Fantasy Impact: This is not the news fantasy owners wanted to hear out of Arizona. Not only is this bad news for Palmer, but it could prove negative for Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald owners as well. Palmer has shown that he can get his two star receivers the ball, but backup QB Drew Stanton, who filled in for Palmer on Sunday, seemed to struggle against a poor New York Giants defense, only passing for 167 yards. Hopefully we will see Palmer back in action in a week or two.

By Brian Tesch, Cardinals Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 11:08am EDT

Updating a previous news item, Palmer's 50% chance to play has dropped to 0%, as he tested his shoulder and cannot go, Drew Stanton will get the start. (Source: Ian Rapoport via twitter)

Fantasy Impact: We'll know more about just exactly what Palmer has been dealing with shortly, right now its being referred to as a shoulder injury. Palmer is still worth rostering, as we don't know just how severe this injury is. However, this news lowers the fantasy ceiling of Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.

By Brian Tesch, Cardinals Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 10:57am EDT

Per Schefter's source, Palmer (shoulder) has not thrown a pass since Monday, and is 50-50 to play today. Palmer is listed as questionable on the official injury report. (Source: Adam Schefter via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Nearly every Cardinal that is fantasy relevant (Palmer/Ellington/Fitzgerald) is dealing with some sort of malady this week. While a little more specific than a hockey injury report of "upper body injury", we don't exactly know specifically what is wrong with Palmer, other than it's his shoulder that is holding him back. Head Coach Bruce Arians stated Friday that Palmer is dealing with a "nerve thing", leading ESPN's Stephania Bell to theorize that Palmer is dealing with a pinched nerve. Palmer makes a very attractive plug and play starter in 8-12 team leagues/primo QB2 in 2 QB leagues, if he's healthy.

By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Tue, Sep 9th 7:43pm EDT

Carson Palmer went 24 of 37 for 304 yards through the air and tossing 2 TDs in Arizona's win on Monday night. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Carson Palmer looked a lot more comfortable in Bruce Arians offense than he did all of last season. This game was the 33rd time Palmer has passed for over 300 yards in a game for his career. Palmer was also able to put in 4 carries for 29 yards on the ground, something we haven't seen in his arsenal before. Going forward, as long as Palmer has Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd to throw too, he will be a very solid QB2 with low QB1 upside. Look for another solid game from Palmer in week 2 as the Cardinals travel to New York to play a Giants defense that was just torched by Matthew Stafford for 346 passing yards.

By , Cardinals Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 9:01pm EDT

Carson Palmer's day is done after one series during the Cardinals preseason opener against the Texans. He went a perfect 5-for-5 which included a 7-yard touchdown to Larry Fitzgerald. (Source: TD Monk)

Fantasy Impact: Palmer looked sharp despite the offensive line allowing a sack forcing a third and long situation. He proceeded to throw a 24 yard completion to rookie WR John Brown for a first down and then a 38 yarder to TE Rob Housler before hooking up with Fitzgerald on the touchdown. Palmer projects to be one of the better QB2 options this season.

ProFootballTalk | Oct 22nd
That dead nerve in Carson Palmer’s shoulder has come back to life.  And it looks like Palmer’s zombie arm joint will continue to get the job done, indefinitely. Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that Palmer no longer has to worry about the shoulder, according to Darren Urban of the team’s official website.  Arians also said…
Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 22nd
The Eagles are just 20th against fantasy quarterbacks the last 3 weeks, Palmer should have some upside facing this defense at home.
RotoBaller | Oct 21st
BALLER MOVE: Add in leagues 12+ teams  Owned in 63% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Coming into this season Carson Palmer was highlighted as a sleeper QB pick.  In week 1 Palmer showed right away that those who predicted that were correct (304 yards 2 TDs 0 Int).  Sadly Palmer missed the next 3 games due to a […]
ESPN | Oct 20th
Christopher Harris analyzes Carson Palmer for Week 8.
Breaking Football | Oct 17th
Injuries weren’t too bad in week 6, save two season-ending ones to Victor Cruz and Stevan Ridley. Shane Vereen, Rueben Randle, and Odell Beckham Jr. will be the biggest beneficiaries of those injuries. Considering byes, this week will see Philly and Tampa Bay sitting out. That Eagles offense will cause some holes in fantasy rosters, no doubt. If you’re looking for some help t...
ESPN | Oct 8th
Matthew Berry welcomes back Nate Ravitz who promptly grills Berry on his rankings, specifically on Carson Palmer.
The Fantasy Fix | Oct 7th
Quarterbacks Carson Palmer – ARZ Injury- Shoulder Palmer is officially listed as day to day. He has been throwing light passes and continues to receive treatment. There is no timetable for his return. Drew Stanton – ARZ Injury – Concussion Stanton suffered a concussion in Sunday’s game and will have to pass concussion protocol to […]
The Fantasy Fix | Sep 30th
Quarterbacks Carson Palmer – ARZ Injury- Shoulder Palmer is officially listed as questionable but fully intends on playing in Week 5. Palmer was interviewed last week and said, “The plan is to be firing on all cylinders at least by Wednesday of next week.” Teddy Bridgewater – MIN Injury – Ankle Bridgewater is listed as […]
The Fantasy Fix | Sep 23rd
Quarterbacks Carson Palmer – ARZ Injury – Shoulder Palmer is currently dealing with a nerve issue in his shoulder that forced him to miss the last two games. He is officially listed as day-to-day, but with injuries like this one it is very hard to gauge how his nerves will respond to his rehabbing. He […]
Breaking Football | Sep 16th
Despite the Arizona Cardinals scoring only 18 points in their season opener against the San Diego Chargers, Carson Palmer finished as the number four fantasy football quarterback throwing for 304 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Owners who were high on the Arizona quarterback and waited to draft him were pleasantly surprised to see such a break out game from the veteran. Unfortunately, Palmer took ...
The Fantasy Fix | Sep 16th
Quarterbacks Carson Palmer – ARZ Injury – Shoulder Palmer is currently dealing with a nerve issue in his shoulder that forced him to miss Sunday’s game. He is officially listed as questionable, but with injuries like this one it is very hard to gauge how his nerves will respond to his rehabbing. He is very […] | Sep 9th
Week 2 QB Rankings — Sponsored by SKYLLZONE So now you know. Now you know what you thought you knew all preseason. Your knowledge will help you get a win in Week 2, but our Week 2 QB Rankings will be 50-percent offseason knowledge and 50-percent Week 1 knowledge. You knew Carson Palmer was going to have a lot of weapons. You knew […] Week 2 QB Rankings — Sponsored by SKYLLZONE i...
Breaking Football | Sep 9th
So… did you fare in week 1? Personally, I did pretty well in all my leagues; winning all my matchups. There were definitely some surprises, as always, in week 1. However, it’s only one week and now we have some info by which we start making some educated opinions on. Let’s get on with your week 2 start/sit: START Carson Palmer, QB Arizona Cardinals If your starting QB has a...
Razzball | Sep 2nd
As we open the season, all of our NFL teams have the same goal— to play in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona on February 1. Our fantasy teams have the same goal— to play in our respective league’s Super Bowl whatever week (usually 16) that it falls on. For some of you, getting there will be difficult if not impossible. Others will find the road to be easy, and cruise through t...
RotoBaller | Aug 27th
BALLER MOVE: Target ~110 in 2QB Formats (Current ADP: 151, QB21) ANALYSIS: Carson Palmer finished Sunday’s 3rd preseason contest with only 92 yards passing (with a 35% completion rate), 1 pick six and zero touchdowns thrown. That brings his preseason total to an anemic 267 yards and only 1 touchdown to show for. More questions than […]