Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals

NFC West

ESPN's Field Yates is reporting the Arizona Cardinals have waived RB Andre Ellington on Monday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A healthy scratch in Week 11, Ellington was cut Monday. Faded out of the offense since Adrian Peterson's acquisition while still an effective receiver out of the backfield, I fully expect Ellington to land with a new club sooner rather than later.

Category: Transactions


Deone Buchannon had nine tackles, four assists, and a forced fumble in the Cardinals 31-21 loss to the Texans in week 11.

Fantasy Impact: Buchannon is second on the team with 46 tackles just ahead of Karlos Dansby. He's in the IDP conversation.

Category: Game Recaps


Budda Baker had 11 solo tackles, two assists, and one sack to be the bright spot on a defense that gave up 31 points to the Texans on Sunday. His two forced fumbles and one recovered couldn't prevent the 31-21 loss.

Fantasy Impact: The Texans' rookie safety and second round pick showed why the Texans traded up to get him. The injury to Tyvon Branch has given him the opportunity and he is a great add if you need help in leagues that roster an IDP.

Category: Game Recaps


Arizona gave up two touchdowns on the ground and two through the air in their 31-21 loss to Houston in Week 11. They did manage a sack and one interception in what was a close game through three quarters

Fantasy Impact: Arizona's defense has been more of a streamer based on matchup than the top five overall they were projected in the pre-season. Don't be afraid to bench or drop for a better available option on the schedule

Category: Game Recaps


Kerwynn Williams had one carry and ran it nine yards for his only rushing opportunity of Week 11. He was targeted twice in the passing game and had one reception for another nine yard gain.

Fantasy Impact: Kerwynn is just not roster worthy right now. It would take an injury to A/P for him to become relevant.

Category: Game Recaps


Adrian Peterson ran for 26 yards on 14 carries in the Cards 31-21 loss to the Texans in Week 11. Arizona was never able to get the run game going, so even though the game was close through three quarters, Peterson did not see his usual volume. He did catch one pass for 13 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Peterson is the Cardinals' bell cow, so expect more when he faces softer opposing defenses. Keep an eye on David Johnson's status, as his cast is off and has not been ruled out for the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Phil Dawson finished the loss to Houston by going 3-for-3 on his extra points. He did not attempt a field goal in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Dawson won't be on the streaming radar next week, as the Jaguars' tough defense will visit the desert.

Category: Game Recaps


J.J. Nelson finished the loss to Houston with one reception for 14 yards. Nelson was targeted three times.

Fantasy Impact: Nelson isn't worthy of a being on a fantasy roster right now, even in deep leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Jaron Brown finished the loss at the Texans with one reception for 22 yards. Brown was targeted three times in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Brown isn't worthy of a being on a fantasy roster right now, even in deep leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


John Brown finished the loss at Houston with three receptions for 18 yards. Brown was targeted six times and his longest reception went for only nine yards.

Fantasy Impact: With Carson Palmer on injured reserve, no Cardinal receiver outside of Larry Fitzgerald should be trusted. Feel free to drop Brown, particularly with Jacksonville's tough defense up next.

Category: Game Recaps


Larry Fitzgerald finished the Week 11 loss to the Texans with nine catches for 91 yards and a touchdown. Fitzgerald was targeted a team-high 10 times and his touchdown was for 20 yards. His longest reception went for 22 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Fitzgerald is showing himself to be QB-proof, turning in a good game with 3rd-stringer Blaine Gabbert under center. Fitzgerald is one of the top receivers in the game and is a must-start every week. His next challenge will be daunting, as the Jaguars' tough secondary visits the desert.

Category: Game Recaps


Undrafted rookie tight end Ricky Seals-Jones registered his first three career receptions, as well as his first two touchdowns, in the Cardinals loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: No one saw this coming. Unless you truly buy the narrative that backup quarterbacks bring a chemistry with players lower down the depth chart when they start. It’s hard to project if this is the start of something, or a Kevin Ogletree style flash in the pan.

Category: Game Recaps


Tight end Jermaine Gresham caught his only target for ten yards against the Texans.

Fantasy Impact: After showing some chemistry with Drew Stanton in the last two games, Gresham saw team mate Ricky Seals-Jones reel in two touchdowns against the Texans. Yeah, I’ve never heard of him either.

Category: Game Recaps


In his first start for the Cardinals, Blaine Gabbert threw for 257 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Fantasy Impact: He also added 13 yards on the ground. Gabbert looked better than Drew Stanton did in his starts, and arguably better than Carson Palmer before he got hurt. If the Cardinals cannot get Adrian Peterson going, Gabbert could have streaming appeal down the stretch.

Category: Game Recaps


David Johnson sheds cast

Mon, Nov 13th 5:00pm EST
By Anthony Cervino

ARI

Per a video he posted on his personal social media account, Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (wrist) has shed the cast on his injured wrist. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Because Johnson had the cast removed from his wrist, he could begin rehabbing with the hopes of a late-season return. However, since the Cardinals could very well be out of the postseason race by that time, fantasy owners should prepare as if he'll be inactive for the rest of the way, just in case. Johnson's recovery should be monitored moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates


Drew Stanton sprained his knee during Thursday night's loss to Seattle and could miss a game or two according to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen. Blaine Gabbert would start in Stanton's place if he can't go. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While Gabbert isn't a particularly inspiring option, he would draw the Texans, who allow the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, next week. If you're forced into using Stanton, add Gabbert now to avoid having to make a claim later in the week.

Category: Injury Updates


Tyvon Branch led the Cardinals with 10 solo tackles in a 20-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 9. He now has 54 on the season along with 15 assists.

Fantasy Impact: He leads the team in tackles far and away so, if tackles are rewarded in your league, consider him as an IDP option.

Category: Game Recaps


Karlos Dansby collected five tackles and two assists in the Cardinals 20-10 victory over San Francisco in Week 9. He also had one sack and a key interception to keep the Niners in check.

Fantasy Impact: Dansby was a disruptive force against a beat up offensive line. He is in IDP consideration depending on the matchup.

Category: Game Recaps


Troy Niklas finished Sunday’s win over the 49ers with a single catch for 16 yards.

Fantasy Impact: The reception gives Niklas the grand total of five on the year. If Jermaine Gresham offers practically nothing in terms of fantasy appeal, Niklas brings absolutely nothing.

Category: Game Recaps


Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer broke his left arm against the Rams in London and will have surgery. It will rule him out for approximately eight weeks. (Source: Bruce Arians)

Fantasy Impact: The 2017 season just goes from bad to worse for the Cardinals. Drew Stanton is next in line to start after the Cardinals' bye week, but he is unlikely to do anything positive for the few remaining relevant Cardinals skill players.

Category: Injury Updates