Arizona Cardinals

NFC West

Charles Clay has quiet Week 2

Mon, Sep 16th 4:44pm EDT
By Raju Byfield

Arizona Cardinals tight end Charles Clay managed just one reception on two Week 2 targets.

Fantasy Impact: Despite trailing for the entire game and losing David Johnson to injury, tight end Charles Clay saw just two targets against the Baltimore Ravens. He hauled in one pass and took it for just six yards. The tight end position is not one of particular relevance in coach Kliff Kingsbury's scheme. Clay and fellow tight end Maxx Williams combined for just 25 of 60 possible Week 2 snaps. Clay should not be on fantasy rosters.

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David Johnson will be fully utilized for Week 3's contest against the Panthers. (Source: Scott Bordow on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson left Sunday's game with a wrist injury but returned to action before the afternoon was over. Johnson's head coach stated that the running back is "ready to go" which should give fantasy owners peace of mind and the confidence start DJ in Week 3.

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Budda Baker ended Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the Ravens with 11 total tackles (eight solo) and one forced fumble. He and Jordan Hicks both had 11 total tackles.

Fantasy Impact: Baker finished the 2018 season with 102 total tackles. If he is available, Baker is a must-add and should be started weekly in all IDP leagues. Through two games, Baker has 19 total tackles.

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Jordan Hicks and Budda Baker both finished Sunday’s loss to the Ravens with 11 total tackles. Hicks had eight solo tackles.

Fantasy Impact: Hicks had 91 total tackles in 2018 and is worth adding now in most IDP leagues. Through two games with the Cardinals this year he has 25 total tackles (15 solo).

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The Arizona Cardinals D/ST failed to register a turnover in the team's 23-17 Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: All the unit could muster was two sacks of Lamar Jackson. Arizona doesn't have a particularly strong defense and won't be a recommended option for a Week 3 meeting with the Panthers.

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Zane Gonzalez converted 3-of-3 field goal attempts in the Cardinals' 23-17 Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzalez totaled four field goals in Week 1. It looks like Kliff Kingsbury's offense is going to be very fantasy friendly.

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KeeSean Johnson caught 1-of-2 targets for 31 yards in Week 2 versus the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson saw 10 targets in Week 1 but wasn't nearly as involved today. He'll be difficult to trust in fantasy and is probably only worth owning in dynasty leagues.

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Chase Edmonds rushed once for two yards and caught two passes for 15 yards in the Cardinals' Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: For a minute there it looked like Edmonds would become the Cardinals' feature back. David Johnson briefly left the game with a wrist injury but eventually returned. For now, Edmonds remains a handcuff to DJ and nothing more.

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Damiere Byrd caught six passes for 45 yards in the Cardinals' Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Through two weeks Byrd now has eight receptions for 87 yards. The 26-year-old is surprisingly getting a lot of looks so far. He's worth picking up in deeper leagues ahead of a Week 3 matchup with the Panthers.

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Larry Fitzgerald totaled 104 yards on five receptions as the Cardinals fell to the Ravens 23-17 in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: Fitzgerald has now gone over 100 yards in each of the Cardinals' games this season, seeing a whopping 24 targets. The highlight today was a 54-yard gain that resulted from some blown coverage by Baltimore. Fantasy owners should consider the future Hall-of-famer a must-start fantasy option in Week 3 versus the Panthers.

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Christian Kirk hauled in six catches for 114 yards in the Cardinals' 23-17 Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Kirk had much better results this week than in Week 1, and he now has a whopping 20 targets through two games. The second-year receiver looks like a breakout candidate in Kliff Kingsbury's offense. Consider Kirk a low-end WR2 for next week's matchup with the Panthers.

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Kyler Murray completed 25-of-40 pass attempts for 349 scoreless yards in the Cardinals' 23-17 Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Murray also ran three times for just four yards. He now has just 17 rushing yards on the season. Murray was pretty good throwing the ball today, however. It's clear that Kliff Kingsbury is going to have his rookie quarterback passing early and often this year, which makes Murray a low-end QB1 option for next week's tilt with the Panthers.

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Michael Crabtree will dress and be the Cardinals' fifth WR this week in his debut. (Source: Bob McManaman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crabtree's snap count will be something to watch for week 2 as he makes his debut. In the Cardinals' air raid offense week 1, each of the top four WRs among the depth chart played on at least 76 percent of the offensive snaps. In addition, Murray attempted a league-high 54 passes week 1, with an intended air yards per attempt of 10.5 (4th). Any Cardinals WR is liable to have a good fantasy day on a given week.

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Chandler Jones finished Sunday’s game against the Lions with four total tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Jones is a middle-tier LB and is probably available to add in most leagues. There are other LB on waivers that owners can look to pick up, but Jones turned in an excellent performance on Sunday. At the very least, keep Jones on the radar as the season continues to unfold.

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Terrell Suggs ended Sunday’s 27-27 tie to the Lions with five total tackles and two sacks.

Fantasy Impact: Another NFL ageless wonder, Suggs is still showing that he has value in most IDP leagues. Owners with deeper rosters should look to add Suggs if he continues to play as he did on Sunday.

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Ricky Seals-Jones caught two passes for 43 yards in the Cardinals' loss to the Broncos in Week 4 of the preseason.

Fantasy Impact: Seals-Jones has been a popular breakout candidate in recent years but that is no longer the case. Charles Clay and Maxx Williams are both ahead of him on the depth chart these days.

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Andy Isabella caught one pass for six yards in the Cardinals' final preseason game on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: The 22-year-old had four targets. Isabella reportedly remains "a work in progress" and is unlikely to have much re-draft value to begin the 2019 season.

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The Arizona Cardinals placed Hakeem Butler on the injured reserve with a broken finger. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Butler was dealing with an avulsion fracture and won't return this season. The rookie likely wasn't going to have much value in re-draft leagues this season, though playing in Arizona helps his dynasty outlook.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Cardinals released WR Kevin White. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: White, who has recovered from a hamstring injury that has kept him out of action, was released on Wednesday. The former first-round pick might have reached his end in the NFL.

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It has been confirmed that Arizona Cardinals CB Robert Alford suffered a fractured tibia during Tuesday's team practice. Alford is expected to be out for the first half of the 2019 regular season. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: The Cardinals were already running a little thin at the cornerback position after Patrick Peterson received a six-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Now Arizona will have to rely on Tramaine Brock and Byron Murphy until Peterson and Alford return to play. In his first six seasons with the Falcons, Alford totaled 10 interceptions along, with averaging about 49 tackles per year.

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