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Week 17 Outlook
Larry Fitzgerald (groin) will not be able to play in Week 17's matchup against the Rams as he continues to heal from a groin injury.
Fitzgerald was considered a gametime decision and unfortunately won’t be able to play through his injury for Week 17. The Cardinals need a win in this game and Bears loss to get into the playoffs, so the odds that we see Fitzgerald play again in this season come down to that. The veteran wide receiver had a solid 2020 campaign with 54 receptions for 409 yards and will hope to return at age 38 for another season.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Cardinals are "not optimistic" about the playing status of WR Larry Fitzgerald (groin) for Week 17.
Per Schefter, the team is not planning on having Fitzgerald for the must-win season finale. However, with Andy Isabella (COVID) and Christian Kirk sidelined (COVID), the future Hall of Fame wideout "could try to surprise" the club, but the team is "not counting" on it. Trent Sherfield could be in line for additional snaps if Fitzgerald is deemed inactive.
Larry Fitzgerald caught 6-of-8 targets for just 28 yards in a 20-12 loss to the 49ers in Week 16.
Fitzgerald finished the game with a 4.7 yards per catch average. As is common this season, Fitzgerald is utilized by Kyler Murray as a safety blanket when he needs a few yards. Fitzgerald mostly ran quick outs and curls in an effort to be available for Murray when getting pressured. He's not a viable fantasy option in Week 17 against the Rams.
Larry Fitzgerald caught 3-of-4 targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in a 33-26 win over the Eagles in Week 15.
Fitzgerald's snaps have been slowly on the decline after his battle with COVID-19, but he still saw four targets against Philadelphia and was able to make a nice catch in the back of the end zone for a touchdown. At this point, he's not a reliable option and should be left on waivers heading into Week 16.
Cardinals GM Steve Keim says WR Larry Fitzgerald will play in Week 14 against the Giants.
Fitzgerald has missed the past two games while on the reserve/COVID-19 list. However, he was activated from the list on Tuesday and is ready to return. His presence likely kills the DFS value of Andy Isabella.