Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals


2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
31st easiest for DSTs
Draft Rank (ECR) #291
Best / Worst #171 / #381
ADP #372


Cardinals to fire Steve Wilks

The Cardinals will reportedly fire head coach Steve Wilks.

Fantasy Impact

Wilks was in his first season with the team, making the move surprising in that way. However, there had been rumblings for some time that Wilks would be done after this season given the team's inept play and questionable use of players, like David Johnson. There were also concerns around rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, who failed to take a step forward like the other first-round rookie signal callers. Wilks was a defensive coordinator prior to taking the head coaching job in Arizona, and he could return to coaching in 2019 in that capacity.

Blaine Blontz24 weeks ago
Cardinals D/ST struggles versus the Rams in Week 16

The Arizona Cardinals D/ST recorded two sacks and recovered a fumble in the team's 31-9 Week 16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Fantasy Impact

Arizona likely wasn't started by many fantasy players anyway. The unit can also be avoided in Week 17 when they travel to Seattle to face Russell Wilson and company.

Cardinals D/ST gets shredded in Week 15

The Arizona Cardinals D/ST did not record a turnover in the team's 40-14 Week 15 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Fantasy Impact

The unit was able to register just two sacks. Atlanta was able to move the ball at will. Looking ahead, the Cardinals D/ST won't be an option in Week 16 versus the first place Rams.

Cardinals D/ST does their best to keep Arizona in it versus Detroit

The Arizona Cardinals D/ST recorded a fumble recovery in the team's 17-3 Week 14 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Impact

The unit also registered one sack. It was a bit of a letdown game after the defense led the team to victory over the Packers a week ago. The Cardinals D/ST can be avoided in Week 15 as the team visits the Atlanta Falcons.

Cardinals D/ST leads team to upset win over Packers

The Arizona Cardinals D/ST held Aaron Rodgers and company to just 17 points in an upset road win in Week 13.

Fantasy Impact

It wasn't a big fantasy day (zero turnovers, one sack), but Rodgers struggled to get much going downfield in this one. The performance led to the firing of coach Mike McCarthy. The Cardinals D/ST will be a streaming option in Week 14 versus the Lions.