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Week 17 Outlook
Budda Baker (neck) is active for Week 17's game against the Rams.
Budda Baker will suit up for Week 17’s must-win matchup against the Rams. Baker has been an elite IDP option this season and remains one in this matchup. There’s no reason to expect him to be limited, so keep him plugged in your lineup with confidence.
Budda Baker was listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills.
The hard-hitting safety will play in Week 10's matchup against the Bills where he remains an elite option in IDP leagues.
Arizona Cardinals S Budda Baker will return Sunday against the Jets after undergoing surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament.
Baker has been nothing short of fantastic for the Cardinals since being selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He is a two-time Pro Bowler (2017, 2019) and was a first-team All-Pro special teams selection as a rookie. The Cardinals take on a lowly New York Jets team this week and his return should help boost an Arizona D/ST that's coming off back-to-back losses at the hands of Detroit and Carolina.
Budda Baker will not play in Sunday's game against the Panthers in Carolina.
Baker recently had thumb surgery and although no timetable for his return has been officially announced, a lot of pundits are speculating that he should be back for Week 5.
Cardinals' safety Budda Baker plans to play in Week 3 vs. the Lions' but will undergo surgery to repair a UCL tear in his thumb in the coming week. He is expected to miss the teams Week 4 game against the Panthers' following surgery.
It's unclear when Baker suffered the tear but it is the same injury that sidelined Drew Brees for five weeks in 2019. Despite playing in Week 3, Baker will presumably miss the teams Week 4 game before returning in Week 5.