Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
NFC West | 5-10-1
Avg PTS
22.6
Rank: 17th
Avg Yds
361.7
Rank: 18th
Avg PYds
237.3
Rank: 20th
Avg RYds
124.4
Rank: 9th
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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.
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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.
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Posted 1/14/2020 2:36 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is due to count $14.156 million against the 2020 salary cap. Moving on from him would cost the Cardinals $16.2 million in dead money. Should the Cardinals wait until 2021 to part ways with Johnson, the dead money will be only $3 million with a savings of $9 million. Arizona would have to eat $6 million of remaining prorated signing bonus money if Johnson is traded.
Huddle Up: The front office wants Kenyan Drake to return, but he'll require an investment that becomes a tremendous amount of money for a backfield to soak up. It remains to be seen how the Cardinals will address Johnson's future, and he's barely on the fantasy football radar should he remain in the desert.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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Posted 12/26/2019 11:22 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) remained limited at practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Murray will be a high-end QB2 if active for the regular-season finale, but the Cardinals won't be risking his long-term health. He shouldn't be counted on this week.
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Posted 12/25/2019 8:05 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Murray completed 11 of 18 pass attempts for 118 yards and a touchdown before being replaced by Brett Hundley in the upset win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 16. He's a mid-tier QB2 against the Los Angeles Rams in the season finale, if active.
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Posted 12/24/2019 5:12 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) will practice Tuesday, Dec. 24. His MRI showed that he tweaked his hamstring in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Interesting. Murray has taken a beating among the most-sacked quarterbacks in the league. This would be the perfect excuse to spare him from more, but it sounds like they want him to play against the Los Angeles Rams. If he goes, there's no guarantee he'll play the whole game. Murray isn't more than a backup in fantasy in the Week 17 finale.
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Posted 12/23/2019 5:05 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on the hamstring injury he suffered in Week 16 on Monday, Dec. 23. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters Murray is considered 'day-to-day' at the moment.
Huddle Up: Kingsbury also told reporters Murray will play in Week 17 against Los Angeles Rams if he can so he can get some more reps. Backup Brett Hundley was serviceable in Week 16 after Murray was injured, but he's nowhere near the passer the rookie is. Owners should consider him a risky QB2 at best if he Murray sits.
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Posted 12/23/2019 2:46 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk went without a catch on five targets in Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks while running twice for nine yards.
Huddle Up: Kirk lost Kyler Murray under center in the second half, but he was struggling all game for whatever reason. He will look to bounce back in Week 17 in the season finale against the Los Angeles Rams, but this was a tough pill to swallow for fantasy owners trusting Kirk in their championship games.
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Posted 12/23/2019 2:41 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald ended up with four catches, 48 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: It's 2019 and Fitzgerald is still doing it at a high level. Father Time is trying to catch up, but Fitzgerald is holding him off at arm's length. The future Hall of Famer will look to finish up strong in Week 17 against the Los Angeles Rams.
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Posted 12/23/2019 2:36 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake rumbled 24 times for 166 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks, while adding three receptions for 18 yards on four targets. His big blow was an 80-yard rushing touchdown in the first half.
Huddle Up: Drake came over from the Miami Dolphins in the middle of the season and he pushed David Johnson to the bench and moved himself into a starring role in Kliff Kingsbury's offense. He might be an early-round fantasy pick if he sticks in Arizona heading into 2020 and beyond.
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Posted 12/23/2019 2:33 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals QB Brett Hundley completed 4-of-9 passes for 49 yards in Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks while running for 35 yards on six attempts after coming on for the injured QB Kyler Murray (hamstring).
Huddle Up: Hundley didn't skip much of a beat, especially with his legs, as he made it look like Murray was still in there. He might get the starting nod in Week 17 against the Los Angeles Rams if Murray cannot go.
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Posted 12/22/2019 8:04 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: Kirk has been inconsistent during the second half of the season but will continue to be the main target in the passing game. He can be a No. 3 receiver or a flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/21/2019 12:22 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald still sees a solid amount of targets each week but has been held to under 50 yards in six of the last eight games. He can be benched this week if fantasy players have better options available.
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Posted 12/21/2019 12:18 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Kirk appears to have a chance to play this week, but fantasy players will need to check the inactive list for his official status. He has been on a bit of a cold streak over the last month but can still be a starting option in fantasy leagues if he plays.
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Posted 12/20/2019 5:45 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said Friday that the team is hoping to retain the running back they traded for earlier this season. 'As far as waiting until after the season (to re-sign Drake), that's not necessarily the thing either. I would certainly love to have Kenyan Drake back,' Keim said Friday in an Arizona radio interview. 'I think he fits in this offense, and he really has given us a spark in many ways.'
Huddle Up: The rapid demise of David Johnson has been stunning this season, but the Cardinals continue to show they're committed to Drake after he received 23 of the team's 26 RB touches in last Sunday's four-TD fantasy blow-up game against the Browns. Bank on Drake sticking with Cards for dynasty and keeper purposes heading into the offseason.
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Posted 12/20/2019 5:35 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals WRs Andy Isabella and KeeSean Johnson will not increased usage over the season's final two weeks, according to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.
Huddle Up: Arizona spent three draft picks on receivers, but none of them have done a whole lot this season. With no plans to give them more chances over the final two weeks, the team will be counting on the rookies to continue their development during the offseason.
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Posted 12/20/2019 12:36 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (ankle) was upgraded from a non-participant to full at practice Thursday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: Kirk hasn't scored since his breakout three-touchdown game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 10. He has seen at least five targets in each game since and can be used as a flex play in a quality matchup against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 16.
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Posted 12/20/2019 12:34 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 19, as a full participant.
Huddle Up: Fitz has rarely been involved in the Wednesday sessions this year. He's good to be used as a WR3 in a nice matchup against the Seattle Seahawks in championship week.
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Posted 12/19/2019 1:03 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should check on Kirk's status later in the week. Kirk has been on a cold streak over the last month with three games of under 45 yards during that span. He is still the main option in the passing game for the Cardinals and can be a flex option in some leagues.
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Posted 12/19/2019 12:52 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald continues to receive plenty of targets in the passing game but has been held to under 45 yards in three of the last four games. He could be a possible flex option in deeper leagues but can also be benched if fantasy players have better options.
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