Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
NFC West | 5-10-1
Rank: 17th
Avg Yds
Rank: 19th
Avg PYds
Rank: 21st
Avg RYds
Rank: 9th
Posted 4/09/2020 10:52 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said the third running back spot behind RB Kenyan Drake and RB Chase Edmonds may still be open following the re-signing of RB D.J. Foster. 'We think he has a good skill set,' Kingsbury said in regard to Foster, 'but that's an area we'd like to have three that you feel like we could roll through and not lose much.'
Huddle Up: Drake is the clear fantasy target from the Cardinals' backfield, and he'll be a strong RB2 as the depth chart currently stands. The selection of a top-end rookie back within the first three rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft could take away from Drake's appeal in re-draft leagues, and the younger option would likely become the superior dynasty target.
Posted 4/09/2020 2:16 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RBs Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds have head coach Kliff Kingsbury 'really excited' about the first two spots on the depth chart, but Kingsbury told a group of reporters in a videoconference on Tuesday, April 7, that he'd like to have three running backs 'that we feel like we could roll through and not lose much.'
Huddle Up: While this could be an indication Kingsbury wants to use a three-man committee, it's more than likely a realization that he wants to be deep at a position that was ravaged by injuries in 2019. Drake did more than enough after arriving via trade at midseason to warrant at least 15 touches per week and should be considered a low-end RB1 for fantasy purposes. Edmonds also performed well before getting hurt and should be considered Drake's high-upside handcuff.
Posted 4/07/2020 8:09 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins has yet to take his physical with the team, but head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday, April 7, he has 'no doubt' the deal will get done before the 2020 NFL Draft (April 23).
Huddle Up: If the deal were to somehow fall through within the next two weeks, the Cardinals would be likely to target one of Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb or Henry Ruggs with their No. 8 overall pick. Of course, Hopkins would fill the Cards' need for a No. 1 receiver once the trade is finalized once and for all.
Posted 4/06/2020 2:10 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR Andy Isabella finished with nine catches as a rookie, playing just 38 snaps over the first eight games, and he was limited to 'fly routes and jet sweeps' because of his inability to separate on shorter routes, according to Josh Weinfuss of
Huddle Up: Isabella has the speed to take the top off defenses, but between his limited route tree and the addition of DeAndre Hopkins, fantasy owners probably shouldn't expect a dramatic step forward in Year 2.
Posted 3/31/2020 7:11 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins has had 'some conversations' with general manager Steve Keim regarding his contract, according to chairman Michael Bidwill Tuesday, March 31.
Huddle Up: Hopkins has no guaranteed money remaining on his current deal, but the Cardinals certainly won't be releasing him after acquiring him from the Houston Texans. He's still just 27 years old and is one of the top receivers in the game. An extension and a raise would make sense in order to keep Hopkins paired with QB Kyler Murray for the foreseeable future. Doing so would keep both players as top options at their respective positions in dynasty and keeper formats.
Posted 3/26/2020 10:09 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake officially signed his transition tag tender Thursday, March 26, according to sources.
Posted 3/21/2020 4:32 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake on Saturday, March 21, signed his transition-tag tender offer. Signing a longer-term deal also remains a possibility for Drake this offseason.
Huddle Up: Drake averaged an impressive 19.7 fantasy points (standard scoring) in eight games with the Cards last season, and that figure would've ranked second on the season behind only Christian McCaffrey (22.1). He's a low-end RB1 candidate for 2020 with David Johnson now out of the picture in Arizona.
Posted 3/20/2020 5:00 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins was officially acquired by the Arizona Cardinals Friday, March 20, along with a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Texans receive RB David Johnson, a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Hopkins will remain a top-three receiver in Arizona, despite a potential dip in target volume. His presence will also boost the values of QB Kyler Murray and WRs Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. RB Kenyan Drake's value also rises with one less mouth to feed in the backfield.
Posted 3/16/2020 5:42 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick were traded to the Houston Texans in exchange for WR DeAndre Hopkins and a 2021 fourth-round draft pick on Monday, March 16.
Huddle Up: This deal has a feel of a fantasy trade that could have been completed two years ago. To say the return for Houston is a disappointment would be a serious understatement. It seems obvious at this point the Texans either didn't want to sign DeAndre Hopkins to an extension down the road or head coach Bill O'Brien and the receiver weren't on the same page. Johnson figures to fall in line with Lamar Miller and Carlos Hyde as recent volume-based backs in Houston that will end up being fantasy RB2s.
Posted 3/16/2020 3:21 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent RB Kenyan Drake received the transition tag Monday, March 16.
Huddle Up: Drake looks like he'll stay put, which was expected all along. Drake had a couple of monster games with the Cardinals and can be expected to ebb and flow as a fantasy back. He might be a low-end RB1 in PPR formats.
Posted 3/05/2020 10:22 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent RB Kenyan Drake is 'one to watch' for the Detroit Lions in free agency, according to Chris Burke of The Athletic Thursday, March 5.
Huddle Up: Signing Drake would certainly be bad news for Kerryon Johnson's fantasy value. Drake showed last season with the Cardinals he can lead a backfield, and he'd be likely to take over as the No. 1 option. He could be a low-end RB2.
Posted 2/28/2020 9:43 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent RB Kenyan Drake is believed to be looking for $8 million to $10 million per season in his next contract.
Huddle Up: Drake was a big factor on offense once he joined the Cardinals with 643 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in eight games. He likely will be a starter no matter where he plays in 2020 and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted 2/25/2020 9:56 pm UTC
Impending free-agent RB Kenyan Drake is wanted back by the team, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury and general manager Steve Keim Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'We'd love to have him back, he's a perfect fit for our offense,' Kingsbury said. 'He's certainly a guy we would like to have back but again not sure what the market is going to do,' said Keim.
Huddle Up: Drake rushed for 643 yards and eight touchdowns over eight games with the Cardinals after being acquired from the Miami Dolphins. He dethroned David Johnson and Chase Edmonds in the backfield, and he'll be a top-end RB2 wherever he plays in 2020.
Posted 2/14/2020 8:42 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent RB Kenyan Drake has had some contract talks with the Cardinals since the end of the season, and general manager Steve Keim said he has told Drake that the team wants him back.
Huddle Up: Drake played very well after his trade to the Cardinals and rushed for 643 yards and eight touchdowns in eight games with Arizona. He probably would receive most of the touches at running back if he re-signs and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted 2/14/2020 4:09 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson has had initial contract talks, according to general manager Steve Keim. Peterson is entering the final year of his contract.
Huddle Up: Peterson was tested last year when he returned from suspension. He had 53 tackles in 10 games, and he had 54 in all of 2018. He has never been a dependable option in fantasy because teams feared throwing at him. That's no longer the case, and Peterson will quietly be an option in IDP leagues as a low-end DB1.
Posted 2/08/2020 5:29 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals LB Chandler Jones says he understands why the New England Patriots traded him to the Cardinals in 2016. 'When I spoke to Bill (Belichick) when I got traded, he told me it was best for the team; this was the best decision for our team,' Jones recently told Jeff Howe of The Athletic. 'At the time, I didn't understand. That next year, they won the Super Bowl, so I did understand that was best for the team -- saved money, and they actually went and won. There were no hard feelings at all. I understood it's a business and it was what was best for the team.'
Huddle Up: It's been a win-win trade for all parties as Jones has bagged a league-most 60 sacks since the deal, including a career-high 19 last season, while the Pats have won a pair of Super Bowls.
Posted 2/01/2020 10:20 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray was named the 2019 Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year Saturday, Feb. 1.
Huddle Up: Murray led the Cardinals to a 5-10-1 record while starting all 16 games in his rookie season. He finished the year with 349 completions on 542 attempts with 3,722 yards and 20 touchdowns against 12 interceptions. He added 544 rushing yards and four scores on the ground. He's already one of the league's best dual-threat quarterbacks, and his passing numbers should only improve with some upgrades to the Cardinals' receiving corps.
Posted 1/26/2020 2:18 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray finished the 2019 season with 3,722 passing yards, 544 rushing yards, 24 total touchdowns and 12 interceptions, joining Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton as the only rookie quarterbacks in NFL history to pass for at least 3,500 yards and rush for at least 500 yards.
Huddle Up: Although Murray had his share of ups and downs in his rookie campaign, his dual-threat ability still allowed him to provide low-end QB1 production overall. He should at least be able to post similar numbers in Year 2, and his ceiling is even higher.
Posted 1/20/2020 9:33 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (rib) suffered a broken rib during the Divisional Round playoff game but continued to play in the game.
Huddle Up: Hopkins could miss some offseason workouts but will be fine for the 2020 season. He is one of the top receivers in the NFL and will be an early round pick in fantasy drafts.
Posted 1/18/2020 12:04 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray hasn't necessarily given up on playing the sport of baseball. In an interview with The Arizona Republic's Bob McManaman, Murray said that he thinks that he would be capable of playing in the NFL and MLB in the same calendar year. 'I think I could. ... Athletically, I think yeah, I could do it. I've been playing both my whole life. I would love to add that to the resume.'
Huddle Up: Despite Murray's wishes, his baseball dreams appear unlikely to happen anytime soon, if ever, since his current contract with the Cardinals prohibits him from playing baseball. From a fantasy football perspective, he should be viewed as a low-end QB1 in next season's fantasy drafts.
Posted 1/15/2020 2:53 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent WR Larry Fitzgerald re-signed with the Cardinals on a one-year deal Wednesday, Jan. 15. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: Fitz had a solid, yet unspectacular, 75-804-4 line in Kyler Murray's stellar rookie campaign. He was worth having as depth in PPR formats, but it was really hard to play him and expect more than four catches for 50 yards or so. He'll be worth having at the end of rosters in PPR, but the upside is minimal.
Posted 1/12/2020 11:11 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ribs) underwent X-rays on his ribs during halftime of the Divisional Round playoff game and did not miss any playing time.
Huddle Up: Hopkins will have time to recover this offseason if he does have an injury and probably will be ready for training camp. He remains one of the top receivers in the NFL and likely will be taken in the early rounds of fantasy drafts.
Posted 1/04/2020 7:27 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins could see more work out of the slot Saturday, Jan. 4, in the wild-card game against the Buffalo Bills. Hopkins lined up in the slot 30 percent of the time this season, but he could be utilized more there Saturday with Bills CB Tre'Davious White only covering the slot receiver on only 3.8 percent of snaps this season.
Huddle Up: This will be the showcase matchup in the game as Hopkins looks to extend his streak of least five catches to 20 straight games. Hopkins caught 5-of-6 targets for 63 yards and a TD in last year's regular-season meeting with the Bills.
Posted 1/03/2020 2:51 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals S Budda Baker led the NFL with 104 solo tackles this season, and his 147 total stops ranked fourth in the league and first among defensive backs.
Huddle Up: Baker has blossomed into one of the premier IDP options among defensive backs, and his numbers this year place him among the best regardless of position.
Posted 12/30/2019 4:02 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals LB Chandler Jones (thumb) may need surgery this offseason to repair torn thumb ligaments.
Huddle Up: Jones has averaged 16.3 sacks per season over the last three years. His 19 sacks in 2019 were a career high at 29. He'll remain a low-end LB1 in drafts next season.
Posted 12/30/2019 2:54 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said Sunday, Dec. 29, that he will take a 'little time' before deciding if he will return for the 2020 season.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald finished the 2019 season with 75 receptions for 813 yards, improving slightly in both categories from the previous season. His days of being a weekly fantasy starter are in the past, but he could provide some depth as a WR4 if he returns for another year
Posted 12/29/2019 8:39 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (illness) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Hopkins is not expected to see much playing time against the Tennessee Titans because the Texans likely will not have anything to play for this week. Fantasy players probably should look for other options to use.
Posted 12/29/2019 8:29 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Murray will be in the starting lineup, but it is not known if he will be limited at all because of the injury. He could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues but can also be benched if better option are available.
Posted 12/29/2019 5:31 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is expected to play in the Week 17 game as long as he does not suffer a setback during pregame warmups, according to sources.
Huddle Up: It is not known if Murray will be able to handle his normal workload because of the injury, so fantasy players could consider using another quarterback in their lineups and keeping Murray on the bench.
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