By Raphael Rabe, Cardinals Correspondent, Fri, Nov 21st 3:25pm EST
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has labeled Larry Fitzgerald a game time decision for Week 12's contest versus the Seahawks. He missed practice on Friday for a third straight day.
Fantasy Impact: It seems like the injury-proof veteran has finally met his match with the MCL sprain he suffered last week versus the Lions. At age 31 Larry Fitzgerald has already noticeably lost a step, and this latest setback will not do anything to help his fantasy value. You can safely keep him benched for Week 12 unless you're in an emergency situation; just don't expect too many snaps or huge production.
By Brian Tesch, Cardinals Correspondent, Tue, Nov 18th 11:28am EST
Larry Fitzgerald's Monday MRI revealed a Grade 2 MCL sprain. Coach Bruce Arians stated that "We'll see how sore he is Wednesday and how much it limits him, and we'll go from there," Arians said. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Grade 2 indicates a severe sprain or a partial tear, Fitzgerald is lucky that he avoided a grade 3 sprain, which requires surgery. As someone who's suffered the same injury, you can play through it, like Fitzgerald did, while your adrenaline is running on high. But once movement stops, swelling sets in. Fitzgerald will most likely be listed as Questionable this week, and could very well play, the combination of injury and Drew Stanton playing QB make Fitz a mere WR4 going forward.
By Brian Tesch, Cardinals Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 1:06pm EST
Larry Fitzgerald will have an MRI on his injured knee later today. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Fitzgerald is confident he can play through injury, which didnt cause him to miss any plays. Bruce Arians stated "Larry came back and played, so we'll see how sore he is Monday," Arians said. How effective Fitzgerald can be is another story, as he was limited to 2 catches on 4 targets. Fitzgerald is a TD dependent low-end WR2 at this point, and could be hobbled for the rest of the year.
By Mike Wright, Cardinals Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 12:43pm EST
Larry Fitzgerald caught 9 passes for 112 yards in Sunday's win over the Rams.
Fantasy Impact: Fitzgerald ate the entire game in the middle of the field. The Rams had the run game shut down, but had no answers for Fitzgerald. Arizona hosts the Lions next week and Carson Palmer is likely done for the year. Fitzgerald owners hopes now rest upon Drew Stanton, who has been serviceable in his spot starts.
By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 6:51pm EDT
Larry Fitzgerald recorded 4 receptions for 21 yards off of 5 targets in Arizona's week 7 victory. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Larry Fitzgerald continues to disappoint fantasy owners all around. It's hard to depend on Fitz as more than a WR3 or WR4 for the rest of the season as most of the production in the passing game is going to Michael Floyd and Andre Ellington. Keep Fitzgerald on your bench unless you absolutely have no other choices.
By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 1:00pm EDT
According to Andre Melnick of fansided.com, the New England Patriots could make a run for Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald in a trade. (Source: Fansided
Fantasy Impact: There has been speculation that Fitzgerald was a target of the Patriots organization for a while now during the offseason. With the mess that New England is right now at WR, this trade makes perfect sense for them. On the Cardinals side, if this trade were to go down, John Brown would see his stock go flying up since he would then be bumped up to the #2 WR in this offense. This is all speculation as of right now.
By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Tue, Sep 23rd 1:44am EDT
Larry Fitzgerald posted 3 receptions for 34 yards on Sunday in the win against San Francisco. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: I suppose the only encouraging stat from Fitzgerald's day is that backup QB Drew Stanton targeted him 7 times. Nevertheless, this is the third week in the row that Fitzgerald has failed to produce. To make matters worse, Fitzgerald had a lost fumble as well. With rookie John Brown establishing himself as an all-around talent and Michael Floyd showing that he's the teams #1 WR, rough times may be ahead for Fitzgerald owners. He now falls into WR3 territory for the time being, going forward.
By Raphael Rabe, Cardinals Correspondent, Fri, Sep 12th 8:35pm EDT
Earlier in the week, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians indicated that Larry Fitzgerald has been dealing with a sore knee dating back to the third preseason game of the preseason. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: As we saw in Week 1, it would appear that Michael Floyd is the true WR1 in Arizona. However, with the downfield passing attack that Arians employees, a healthy Fitzgerald can still be productive in all formats. Keep tabs on this situation as he's technically not listed on the team's Week 2 injury report. Fitzgerald is currently WR19 in standard formats and WR21 in PPR formats, per FantasyPros.
By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Tue, Sep 9th 2:04am EDT
Larry Fitzgerald did very little in Arizona's week 1 win against the Chargers, posting 1 reception for 22 yards off of 4 targets. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: This was very unexpected from Fitzgerald owners. At times it seemed like Carson Palmer wasn't even looking Fitzgerald's way. Fitzgerald didn't even record his lone possession until the 4th quarter! Look for Fitzgerald to bounce back against a very suspect New York Giants defense in week 2. The Giants gave up 346 yards through the air to the Lions in week 1.
By Tony Perugini, Cardinals Correspondent, Mon, Aug 25th 10:52pm EDT
Larry Fitzgerald had a fantastic showing Sunday night against the Bengals, totaling 71 receiving yards off of 3 receptions. On the second drive of the night, Fitzgerald caught a 43 yard catch-and-run off of a slant route. (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: Fitzgerald has looked amazing this preseason totaling 106 yards receiving on 7 receptions. While the emergence of Michael Floyd and John Brown may take away some targets from Fitzgerald, he still is the leading red zone target in Arizona. His days of being a top 10 fantasy WR might be done, but Fitzgerald still has plenty left in the tank to contribute to fantasy lineups. He is the consensus 17th ranked WR according to fantasypros.com. Draft Fitzgerald with confidence with the idea of him producing somewhere in the region of 1,000 receiving yard and 8-10 TDs.
By TD Monk, Cardinals Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 9:22pm EDT
Larry Fitzgerald caught both of his targets in the one series he played, which included a 7 yard touchdown reception after beating Texans CB Brandon Harris. He also threw a key block downfield which sprung TE Rob Housler for a 38 yard reception. (Source: TD Monk)
Fantasy Impact: WR Michael Floyd is receiving justified hype after a breakout season last year, however Larry Fitzgerald will still be in the WR1/WR2 discussion this season as he remains a key red zone target for the Cardinals potent passing game.
By TD Monk, Cardinals Correspondent, Sun, Jul 27th 12:28pm EDT
Fitzgerald's 2015 cap number increases to $23.6 million, which is a $15 million increase compared to this year. This equates to between 15-20 percent of the salary cap. (Source: azcentral
Fantasy Impact: Cardinals President Michael Bidwill states he wants Fitz to retire a Cardinal, but he will most likely need to restructure his current deal which pays him approximately $60 million through 2018. He will be 31 at the end of August and still produces at a high level even though he has not had a 1,000 yd season since 2011. His leadership and work ethic are irreplaceable, but this season's production and the emergence of younger WRs like Michael Floyd will determine the amount of team leverage.
Rotoworld | Nov 26th
Larry Fitzgerald (knee) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.
ProFootballTalk | Nov 26th
The Cardinals played without wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in last Sunday’s 19-3 loss to the Seahawks and they opened this week of practice without him as well. Coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, that Fitzgerald’s sprained MCL is improving, but the wideout isn’t ready to resume a practice schedule…
Razzball | Oct 30th
Greetings! Welcome to another titillating edition of Disgrace/Delight. Tough week for your boy, as I dropped $130 and $160 in two money leagues with the first being a standard scoring league. There’s an ongoing joke (I’m the only one who seems to participate in it), in the standard league that I’m cursed as I get everyone’s best performance and lost in my first three f...