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Game Recaps

J.J. Nelson caught two of his four targets for eight yards and had one rushing attempt for seven yards in the Cardinals' loss to the Broncos on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Nelson has not been relevant this season, and this game plainly did not change that. He's fourth in the pecking order of wide receiver on a team that lacks offensive firepower, making him no better than waiver-wire fodder in all leagues.


Chad Williams caught four of his eight targets for 34 yards in the Cardinals' loss to the Broncos on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Williams' effort on Thursday represented a season-high in catches, targets, and yards. His production is too modest, and the Cardinals offense too conservative, to consider him an option in most leagues. But he's a decent receiver to have on your watch-list in deeper leagues.


Chase Edmonds gained nine yards on five carries and added three receptions for 12 yards on Thursday against the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: Edmonds is merely a handcuff to David Johnson in what has been an uninspiring offense this year. Even as handcuffs go, he's not in the top five that fantasy owners should be considering right now.


Jeff Heuerman did not see a single target on Thursday night against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Absent deep leagues that award bonus points for tight ends, you're not starting Heuerman anyway, but it was still surprising to see him get zero targets. Most likely, given the positive game script, Heuerman's lack of usage (he had not seen fewer than four targets since Week 1) was just an anomaly. Still, he's not relevant in most leagues.


Phil Dawson hits a FG in loss

Fri, Oct 19th 9:58am EDT
By Brendan Tuma

Phil Dawson hit his lone field goal attempt and converted his only PAT try in Arizona's 45-10 Week 8 loss to the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: Josh Rosen and the Cardinals' coaching staff never gave the team a chance in this one. Attached to a dreadful offense, Dawson isn't a fantasy option this year.


The Arizona Cardinals D/ST forced one interception and recorded two sacks in the team's 45-10 Week 8 loss to the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football.

Fantasy Impact: Case Keenum had been playing poorly entering the night, so Arizona looked like an exciting fantasy option. Instead, it was Josh Rosen who played terribly in this one, which put Keenum in positive game script all night. Despite the letdown, Arizona will be a useful fantasy D/ST in Week 8 versus San Francisco.


Christian Kirk hauled in three catches for 57 yards as the Cardinals lost to the Broncos in Week 8, 45-10.

Fantasy Impact: Kirk has quietly become the top receiver in Arizona with Larry Fitzgerald batting age and injuries. The only problem is Josh Rosen and the coaching staff aren't able to elevate Kirk's play. He's only interesting in dynasty leagues at the moment.


Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes for 40 yards and a touchdown in Arizona's 45-10 Week 8 loss to the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football.

Fantasy Impact: Incredibly, it's the most yards Fitzgerald has put up since Week 1. It's also his first score of the year. The veteran receiver has had a frustrating year between injuries and bad quarterback play, and it doesn't look like things will be getting any better. He's a bench option in fantasy moving forward.


Josh Rosen completed 21-of-39 passes for 194 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions as the Cardinals fell to the Broncos 45-10 on Thursday Night Football.

Fantasy Impact: He also lost two fumbles. Two of his interceptions were returned for touchdowns, including one on the opening drive of the game. Rosen simply torpedoed Arizona's chances of winning this one. Making matters worse is the fact that the Cardinals' coaching staff isn't putting his players in the best spot to succeed. Rosen injured his toe at the end of the game, but say's he's fine. He has 10 days to heal up before facing the 49ers in Week 8.


David Johnson rushed 14 times for 39 yards and caught three passes for 31 yards as the Cardinals were eviscerated on Thursday Night Football, 45-10.

Fantasy Impact: Game script quickly got out of hand, but the Arizona coaching staff didn't do DJ any favors in this one. Just like they have all season, they continuously had him rush into stacked boxes, and failed to utilize him in space. The Cardinals offense is bad, but Johnson also isn't being used to the best of his abilities. The only good news is that he has a better matchup in Week 8 versus the 49ers.


Brandon McManus was 1-for-1 on field goal and 6-for-6 on extra point attempts in the Broncos' 45-10 win over the Cardinals Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: McManus hit all of his kicks again this week and is a solid fantasy option.


The Denver D/ST allowed 223 yards and recorded three interceptions, six sacks, two fumble recoveries, and scored two touchdowns in a 45-10 win over the Cardinals Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The Denver D/ST dominated from the start Thursday. They scored a pair of interception-return touchdowns and prevented the Arizona offense from doing much of anything. This was the type of performance the team needed against a struggling Arizona offense missing two starting offensive linemen. Despite the massive performance, they can't be played next week against Kansas City.


Devontae Booker caught is lone target for a loss of one yard in the Broncos' 45-10 win over the Cardinals Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Booker is the clear third option at RB for Denver and is not a fantasy factor.


Courtland Sutton brought in his only target for a 28-yard touchdown in the Broncos' 45-10 win over the Cardinals Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Sutton made his grab on a pass from WR Emmanuel Sanders. He saw just one look with Denver only passing 22 times in the blowout of Arizona.


Demaryius Thomas had five catches for 42 yards on six targets in the Broncos' 45-10 win over the Cardinals Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas wasn't asked to do much with the defense carrying the load against Arizona. He remains a WR3 in a down season.


Royce Freeman rushed 13 times for 37 yards and one touchdown in the Broncos' 45-10 win over the Cardinals Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman punched in a one-yard touchdown in an otherwise mediocre performance against Arizona. Phillip Lindsay continues to look like the more dynamic player, but Freeman is seeing a similar workshare and converted his goal line opportunity Thursday. He is an RB3/flex option going forward.


Emmanuel Sanders had six receptions for 102 yards and one touchdown on seven targets in the Broncos' 45-10 win over the Cardinals Thursday. He also completed his only pass attempt for a 28-yard touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Sanders posted another dynamic performance this week against the Cardinals. He not only eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark and scored a touchdown, but also threw one to Courtland Sutton. Sanders will be an ideal play against Kansas City next week, and is a very strong WR2 with WR1 upside going forward.


Phillip Lindsay rushed 14 times for 90 yards and one touchdown in the Broncos' 45-10 win over the Cardinals Thursday. He also brought in his only target for six yards.

Fantasy Impact: Lindsay once again looked like the clear best running back for Denver in a big win over Arizona Thursday. He saw 14 carries to 13 for Royce Freeman against the Cardinals, scoring on a 28-yard run. Lindsay is a low-end RB2/flex option for next week's tilt with the Chiefs.


Case Keenum completed 14-of-21 passes for 161 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Broncos' 45-10 win over the Cardinals Thursday. He added four rushes for four yards.

Fantasy Impact: Denver's D/ST dominated this one and Keenum saw limited volume in the win. He still managed to toss an interception, hurting an already poor fantasy day. The risky Denver quarterback will have streamer appeal next week in a potential shootout with Kansas City.


Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby recorded two tackles, one interception, and four passes defensed in Thursday night’s dominant victory over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Roby’s interception, his first of 2018, came on a Josh Rosen over-throw in the second-half. Roby and company will face a tougher test in Week 8 against Patrick Mahomes and the high-flying Chiefs offense.