David Johnson - RBPosted 2/15/19 6:34pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is going to remain a big part of the offense, according to offensive line coach Sean Kugler, and Kugler said people will be 'surprised' by how much the Cardinals run the ball in 2019.
Huddle Up: It's unlikely that the Cardinals will become a run-first team with Kliff Kingsbury now the coach, but Johnson's versatility allows him to contribute as a runner and a receiver. He should at least be a volume-based RB2.
Christian Kirk - WRPosted 2/14/19 11:22am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (foot) expects to be fully healed from his broken foot by the end of February. Kirk suffered the injury in Week 12 last season. Doctors said his recovery process is going well. 'I'm doing all the things I can to make sure I'm the best me,' Kirk said.
Huddle Up: Kirk performed well overall as a rookie despite Arizona's disappointing year. He and Josh Rosen showed glimpses of a future dynamic duo. Even with Larry Fitzgerald returning, Kirk possesses WR3 upside as Arizona's No. 2 wide receiver.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 2/12/19 12:30pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen 'is our guy,' in the words of new head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Huddle Up: Kingsbury had made an earlier comment about taking Kyler Murray with the first overall pick if Murray were to commit to football. That comment wasn't taken with complete seriousness, but now Kingsbury is giving Rosen a vote of confidence. Nonetheless, Rosen remains in the backup fantasy quarterback conversation going into his sophomore campaign.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 1/24/19 5:23am ET
Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald's one-year deal is worth nearly $16 million. He'll have an $11 million base salary and received a $4.85 million signing bonus.
Huddle Up: Fitz took a step back in fantasy last season, albeit the quarterback issues had something to do with it. That may not change in 2019, and he's a PPR WR3 target with minimal upside.
Christian Kirk - WRPosted 1/24/19 6:16pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (foot) said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a foot injury.
Huddle Up: Kirk showed promise as a rookie before the injury, and he should enter 2019 as the No. 2 option in the passing game across from Larry Fitzgerald. His success will be somewhat tied to the development of quarterback Josh Rosen, but Kirk will have WR3 potential.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 1/23/19 6:37am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald announced Wednesday, Jan. 23, that he'll return for the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Fitz had a 69-734-6 season, which was well below the 100-catch, 1,000-yard seasons the three years previously. The rookie quarterback was part of the problem, but he doesn't have much more upside next season. He's still a PPR asset, but he'll be a mid-round option as a WR3.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 1/23/19 12:38pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald needs 23 receptions to reach 1,326 receptions and pass former NFL TE Tony Gonzalez for second place on the all-time receptions list. Former NFL WR Jerry Rice tops the list at 1,549 catches. For a loftier goal, Fitzgerald needs 13 touchdowns to reach 129 career receiving touchdowns and pass former NFL WR Marvin Harrison for fifth on the all-time receiving touchdowns list.
Huddle Up: After Fitz finishes his 2019 campaign, he'll go down as one of the greatest wide receivers in the history of the game. His 2018 season left something to be desired, but he has scored at least six touchdowns in each of the last four seasons. With a new offensive minded head coach and another offseason under Josh Rosen's belt, Fitz possesses PPR WR2 value.
Kliff Kingsbury - HCPosted 1/21/19 6:24pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk (foot) said he is looking forward to playing in the offensive scheme that head coach Kliff Kingsbury will bring to the team. Kirk also said he will be fully healthy when offseason workouts begin.
Huddle Up: Kirk was limited to 12 games because of a foot injury but still caught 43 passes for 590 yards and three touchdowns. He should be the top option in the passing game for the Cardinals in 2019 and can be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
David Johnson - RBPosted 1/17/19 6:22pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson could see fewer targets in the passing game in head coach Kliff Kingsbury's offense, according to Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com. Urban notes that while Kingsbury was coach at Texas Tech, no running back had more than 41 receptions in a single season.
Huddle Up: Johnson is by far the best weapon for an otherwise lackluster Arizona offense, and even in a down year, he managed 10 touchdowns, 50 receptions and nearly 1,400 yards from scrimmage. It seems unlikely that Kingsbury will elect to phase out his most dangerous player in any capacity, so volume-based, low-end RB1 production is possible for Johnson in 2019.
Kliff Kingsbury - HCPosted 1/12/19 9:34am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said he has not decided if he will play next season. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said he would like Fitzgerald to return, but Kingsbury's hiring has not swayed Fitzgerald in either direction.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald failed to post at least 1,000 yards for the first time in four seasons but still posted solid numbers in 2018. He likely would continue to be a main option in the passing game if he plays next season and can be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Kliff Kingsbury - OCPosted 1/8/19 12:06pm ET
Former USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury is finalizing a deal to become the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Huddle Up: The offensive minded Kingsbury will be good for Josh Rosen, in particular, assuming Rosen remains the starter. David Johnson should also benefit after a disappointing 2018 campaign. There are hopeful times ahead in Arizona.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 12/31/18 12:53am ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen finished 18-of-34 for 149 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: About the only good thing to come out of Rosen's rookie year is that he logged significant snaps. His season ends with 2,278 yards passing, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, although it should be noted Arizona clearly placed him into position to fail. Much work needs to be done between now and the start of next season - including upgrades at offensive coordinator and along the offensive line - before the Cardinals can make a call on his long-term outlook. He'll be a low-end fantasy QB2 at best in 2019.
Chad Williams - WRPosted 12/31/18 12:59am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Chad Williams hauled in five of his 11 targets for 51 yards - all career highs - in Week 17 versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Shortly after the 2017 draft, it was reported some of the team's staffers thought Williams was going to be Larry Fitzgerald's long-term replacement. He wraps up his second season in the desert with career totals of 20 receptions, 202 yards and one touchdown. Williams will be lucky to see significant snaps behind Fitzgerald (if he doesn't retire), Christian Kirk and David Johnson next season - and that assumes he even makes the team.
David Johnson - RBPosted 12/30/18 11:17pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed for 62 yards on 17 carries and hauled in three of his four targets for six yards in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks. Johnson was able to run in a two-point conversion.
Huddle Up: A player taken No. 1 overall in many fantasy drafts this summer, Johnson was unable to really ever get it going behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league, poor play-calling and defenses able to sell out to stop him. Arizona will likely clean house in the coaching ranks, but it's going to take that and then some for Johnson to be worth taking before the end of the first round in most fantasy drafts in 2019.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/30/18 11:44pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught four of his nine targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: There is a chance Fitzgerald was playing the final game of his distinguished career, although he still has plenty left to give physically. Whether or not he wants to return for another year of the Cardinals' rebuilding project is another story. Fitzgerald ends his 15th season with 69 catches, 734 yards and six touchdowns. If he calls it a career, he'll do so ranked inside the top three all-time in career receptions (1,303) and receiving yards (16,279) with an invite to the Hall of Fame coming five years down the road.
Ricky Seals-Jones - TEPosted 12/28/18 3:39pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and has been ruled out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Jermaine Gresham likely will be the starting tight end for the Cardinals this week but should not be an option in any fantasy leagues.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/28/18 3:41pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 28, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald has been targeted 26 times over the last three games and appears to have a solid chemistry with Josh Rosen. He can be considered a flex option in some leagues this week.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/27/18 10:28am ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 27, after receiving a veteran's rest day on Wednesday.
Huddle Up: Fitz has been heavily involved in the Cards' passing attack of late, drawing 26 targets over the last three games and converting those into 18 receptions for 190 yards while also throwing a 32-yard TD pass. Expect that usage to continue Sunday in what could be his final NFL game.
Ricky Seals-Jones - TEPosted 12/27/18 4:54pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Seals-Jones could be a game-time decision for the Week 17 game, so owners should monitor the situation. Jermaine Gresham would start if Seals-Jones does not play but is can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/27/18 4:57pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald has been targeted at least six times in each of the last four games and has recorded over 50 yards in each of the last three games. He can be considered a flex option in some deeper leagues but can also be benched if owners have better options.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/26/18 6:38pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: It's typical protocol for the future Hall-of-Fame wide-out. He'll continue serving as a serviceable WR3 in leagues that are still going on into Week 17. Fitzgerald has drawn at least eight targets in each of the last three games -- and may see more than that if this is indeed his final NFL game.
Ricky Seals-Jones - TEPosted 12/26/18 6:44pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Seals-Jones was on the injury report last week with an illness; now it's a shoulder issue, which could explain his one-catch-for- three-yards outing in Week 16. Either way, he's mostly just a TE2 option if he plays in the season finale.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 12/23/18 7:08pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen completed 12 of his 23 passes for 87 yards and rushed four times for 49 yards before being replaced by QB Mike Glennon in a 31-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Rosen is still going to have a chance to be Arizona's franchise quarterback, but the rookie is really struggling right now. If you own him in dynasty formats, cross your fingers that he can make some big strides in 2019.
David Johnson - RBPosted 12/23/18 7:15pm ET
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson rushed 10 times for 35 yards and caught a 32-yard touchdown in a 31-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Johnson managed just 11 touches as the Cardinals were a disaster on offense as a whole. Big workloads have allowed him to salvage a decent fantasy season, but unless Josh Rosen can make a major leap in 2019, Johnson's days as an elite RB1 are probably over.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/23/18 7:13pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald caught six of his nine targets for 53 yards and threw a 32-yard touchdown pass in a 31-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald hasn't announced if he will return in 2019, but in the meantime, he remains a low-upside flex option heading into what could be his final NFL game.
Josh Rosen - QBPosted 12/22/18 6:34pm ET
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen said he would be 'very frustrated' if he didn't get to play the final two games of the season.
Huddle Up: Rosen was pulled from the Week 15 game, but he has already been announced as the Week 16 starter. The rookie has been awful recently, and while fantasy owners can ignore him, the Cardinals might as well let Rosen earn a little more experience as they look ahead to next season.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/21/18 2:34pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Fitzgerald has been targeted 23 times over the last three weeks and is coming off one of his better games of the season in Week 15. He will be facing a solid Los Angeles Rams defense this week but could still be a low-end No. 3 receiver or flex option.
Ricky Seals-Jones - TEPosted 12/21/18 2:33pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones (illness) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Seals-Jones has been targeted 13 times over the last two games but has posted at least 50 yards in one of the last eight games. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options and can keep Seals-Jones on the bench.
Ricky Seals-Jones - TEPosted 12/20/18 4:29pm ET
Arizona Cardinals TE Ricky Seals-Jones (illness) was held out of practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Since this is related to an illness, it's still more than possible for Seals-Jones to suit up this week. If he can't, Jermaine Gresham would slide into his role, though he'd be someone to avoid if you're shooting for a fantasy title, even in formats that utilize two tight ends.
Larry Fitzgerald - WRPosted 12/20/18 4:28pm ET
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury) was back at practice Thursday, Dec. 20, and fully participated.
Huddle Up: This is how it normally goes for the future Hall-of-Fame wide-out in terms of practicing. He'll be out there on Sunday versus the Rams and could benefit considerably from game flow if the Cardinals are losing decisively for most of the contest. As a result, he's a viable WR3.
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