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Matt Prater made 1-of-2 field goal attempts and went 5-of-5 on PAT attempts.

Fantasy Impact: Not the best day from a fantasy aspect. However, Prater does offer a solid floor due to the Cardinals high-scoring offense.

Category: Game Recaps

Arizona Cardinals WR A.J. Green was held to just two receptions for 25 yards on six targets during a 38-13 Week 1 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Green signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Cardinals during free agency with hopes he could become the team's WR2 behind All-Pro wideout DeAndre Hopkins. As a Bengal in 2020, Green saw 104 targets but only managed to haul in 47 receptions. Unfortunately, targets have not equaled production at this stage in his career. While it's just Week 1 there is a real chance Green is the team's WR4 by the end of the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Cardinals WR Christian Kirk was targeted five times, he caught all five for 70 yards and two touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: Kirk has shown time and time again that he has the ability to make big plays as a wide receiver. On Sunday, he showed it yet again. He will look to carry this momentum into Week 2, as he tries to hold off rookie Rondale Moore for the team's WR2 spot.

Category: Game Recaps

Arizona Cardinals rookie WR Rondale Moore caught 4-of-5 targets for 68 yards in a 38-13 Week 1 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Moore was impressive and flashed his elusiveness and route running capabilities against the Titans secondary, hauling in four passes for 68 yards. The rookie wideout averaged a game-high 17 yards per reception. Based on the target share he saw in Sunday's win the young receiver could have league winning upside if he continues to make the most of it.

Category: Game Recaps

Arizona Cardinals RB James Conner rushed 16 times for 53 yards in the Week 1 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Conner signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals during free agency. Sunday he split backfield touches, with Chase Edmonds, as expected. However, Conner was not as efficient on the ground and was not targeted in the passing game. He's could potentially lose touches to Edmonds if this trend were to carry into Week 2.

Category: Game Recaps

Cardinals halfback Chase Edmonds went for 63 yards on the ground via 12 carries, while also adding four receptions for 43 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Edmonds caught all four of his targets, while lining up in a variety of formations. New teammate James Conner saw slightly more of the running work, however Edmonds seems primed to be the team's pass catching back.

Category: Game Recaps

Kyler Murray completed 21-of-32 pass attempts for 289 yards, four touchdowns and an interception, adding another 20 yards and touchdown on the ground in the 38-13 Week 1 win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Murray showed that his legs are truly a luxury, not a necessity, as he shredded the Titans secondary through the air. While the fantasy superstar only rushed five times he was still able to find the endzone with his legs. His shoulder injury looks far in the rearview, having five receivers with a reception of over 21 yards. The dual-threat QB spent this off-season getting better in all aspects of the game. For fantasy purposes, it certainly seems like Murray's overall QB1 potential could soon be a reality. The key will be staying healthy, and remaining a difference-maker down the stretch. It's likely that Murray will run more as the season progresses, but regardless he is proving to be one of the best in the game.

Category: Game Recaps

DeAndre Hopkins caught 6-of-8 targets for 87 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-13 win over the Titans in Week 1.

Fantasy Impact: Kyler Murray had his sights on Hopkins, targeting him eight times, a trend that will likely continue. Murray threw four touchdowns, two of which went to Hopkins. Hopkins begins his 2021 campaign with six catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns. Just four shy of his entire 2020 season.

Category: Game Recaps

The Arizona Cardinals activate WR Andy Isabella from the Reserve/Covid-19 list. (Source: Darren Urban on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Isabella is battling for the team’s WR4 spot, and will now return to training camp. He’s a long shot to see fantasy relevance behind Hopkins, Kirk, Green and Moore but in deeper dynasty leagues he’s worth the stash.

Category: Injury Updates

The Vikings signed free agent RB Ito Smith. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith spent some time with the Cardinals earlier this summer but was released after their first preseason game. He'll function as RB depth for the Vikings for now.

Category: Transactions

The Cardinals activated DL J.J. Watt (hamstring) from the PUP list. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Watt tweaked his hamstring towards the end of July and the Cardinals likely wanted to play it safe with their newly signed defensive lineman. He'll provide a boost to Arizona's defense this season.

Category: Injury Updates

Arizona QB Chris Streveler completed 12-of-24 passes for 107 yards on Friday, but salvaged his day with 55 yards on 10 carries on the ground. He also got sacked once.

Fantasy Impact: Streveler still has a ways to go as a passer, as his throws lacked consistent accuracy throughout the game. Still, his productivity on the ground is nice and shows just how much of an athlete he is.

Category: Game Recaps

Cardinals tailback Eno Benjamin had five carries for 50 yards in this one, including a huge 38 yard run. He also tallied a six-yard score on the ground.

Fantasy Impact: Benjamin looked explosive on Friday, and while he is no way a player to target in drafts, he is a name to keep an eye on should any of the Cardinals starting running backs get hurt.

Category: Game Recaps

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that All-Pro pass rusher Chandler Jones requested a trade from the Arizona Cardinals this offseason. Jones is unhappy with his contract and future with the team. The Cardinals don’t want to trade him and expect him to report to camp. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The veteran pass rusher underwent a surgery to repair a torn bicep that he suffered in mid-October of last season. Jones was supposed to be entering the final year of his contract in Arizona, but would prefer to be traded. He was dominate from 2017 thru 2019 prior to his injury when he earned All-Pro honors twice after recording 13+ sacks in each of the three seasons. His absence would be a huge blow for the Cardinals’ DST, but an absolute boost for the defensive unit gaining him. When healthy Jones is a must roster in all IDP leagues.

Category: Rumors

Former Tennessee Titans CB Jonathan Joseph has officially announced his retirement from the NFL after 15 years. (Source: Johnathan Joseph on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The two-time Pro Bowler officially announced his retirement from his Twitter account on Thursday afternoon after being drafted by the Bengals as the 24th overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft. Joseph spent the majority of his 15-year career with the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans, splitting time between Arizona and Tennesse during his final season in 2020, recording 29 tackles, five pass deflections, two TFLs, and an interception across seven games for the Titans.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

Current free-agent CB Dre Kirkpatrick is reportedly visiting with the New Orleans Saints, per Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kirkpatrick is set to visit with the New Orleans Saints after spending the 2020 season within the Arizona Cardinals' secondary, totaling 56 tackles, seven pass deflections, and three interceptions across 14 games. The veteran cornerback could help upgrade a thin Saints secondary, with former DROY Marshon Lattimore entering the fifth year of his rookie deal. He also visited with the Patriots last month, so he seems determined to sign with a contender. Fitzpatrick continues to be a stalwart athlete entering his 10th year in the league and could wind up starting for either New Orleans or New England, so continue monitoring his status throughout the week.

Category: Rumors

Former Atlanta Falcons CB Darqueze Dennard has reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, per Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dennard started six games for the Falcons in 2020, totaling 36 tackles, five pass deflections, and an interception. The veteran enters his eighth season and joins his third team with the opportunity to start and beef up a thin Cardinals' secondary. Dennard will look to fill the massive void left by former All-Pro CB Patrick Peterson, who signed with the Minnesota Vikings in free agency.

Category: Transactions

Brett Hundley visits Dallas

Wed, May 19th 2:26am EDT
By Ari Koslow

Free agent quarterback Brett Hundley visited the Dallas Cowboys. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Hundley did not attempt a pass last season. He has previous experience playing under Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy back when he was in Green Bay. Hundley would have a good shot at earning the backup role in Dallas behind Dak Prescott if he lands a deal.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Arizona Cardinals have given LB Jordan Hicks permission to seek a trade after naming rookie Zaven Collins their starting MLB. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hicks, 28-years old, signed with the Cardinals back in 2019, but now looks to likely be on the way out after the Cardinals drafted LB Zaven Collins with the 16th pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Arizona has committed to Collins as their starting MLB and has given permission to Hicks to seek a trade. Hicks finished with 118 tackles and four passes defended in 2020. In the scenario there is no trade interest for Hicks the Cardinals have not ruled out the option of retaining Hicks as a veteran who can provided depth if needed.

Category: Rumors

Larry Fitzgerald is still deciding whether he's going to retire or continue playing in 2021. (Source: Darren Urban on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fitzgerald has had talks with Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury recently, but he has yet to make his decision. The 37-year-old is a free agent for the first time this offseason. Arizona signed A.J. Green to a one-year contract, who could wind up replacing the Cardinals legend should he move on from football this summer.

Category: Rumors