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Carson Palmer | Quarterback | #3

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/27/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 235
College: USC
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (1) / CIN
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Carson Palmer completed 30-of-46 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns in the Cardinals' Week 13 win over the Redskins.
Palmer had a quiet first half, throwing for 135 scoreless yards, but he did hook up with Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson a couple times on a successful two-minute drill before the break. He was still under routine pressure after halftime, but he managed to capitalize on a Kirk Cousins fumble with a tight-window laser to Michael Floyd from six yards out to help get the scoring going. That was not the end of the fireworks, either. Palmer hooked up with David Johnson on a 25-yard score to give the Cardinals the lead for good, and he found J.J. Nelson on a 42-yard bomb which put the game away. Palmer now has multiple touchdowns in four of his last five games, and he has topped 300 yards in three of those contests. He will be in the QB1 conversation next week against Miami. Dec 4 - 7:48 PM

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Carson Palmer completed 25-of-45 passes for 289 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Cardinals' Week 12 loss to the Falcons.

Palmer did whatever he wanted the first couple drives, completing passes for chunk gains at will against a Falcons defense missing top CB Desmond Trufant. But the wheels quickly fell off behind a depleted offensive line that saw D.J. Humphries making his first start at left tackle and RT Ulrick John making his first-ever start. Palmer was sacked just twice, but he was under consistent, heavy pressure. Palmer's first score was a one-yarder to Jermaine Gresham, and the second was a three-yard, garbage-time hookup with David Johnson. The pressure is affecting Palmer big time, making him more of a QB2 heading into a Week 13 home game against the Redskins.
Nov 27 - 4:41 PM

Carson Palmer completed 20-of-38 passes for 198 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Cardinals' Week 11 loss to the Vikings.

He also took four sacks. Palmer has become a legitimate on-field liability, struggling to move Arizona's offense when it's been needed most and staring down receivers before airmailing lollipops. He was picked off twice by Xavier Rhodes on Sunday, including one that Rhodes took to the house from 100 yards away. Even against a weak Falcons defense in Week 12, Palmer won't be worth firing up outside of two-quarterback leagues. Palmer has officially entered the Jake Delhomme Zone.
Nov 20 - 5:33 PM

Carson Palmer completed 30-of-49 passes for 376 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Cardinals' Week 10 win over the 49ers.

Palmer did his best to try and blow this game, throwing a horrific interception at midfield late in the fourth quarter, setting the 49ers up for the game-tying touchdown. But Palmer was able to make some quality throws on the final drive, hooking up on the sidelines with Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, and David Johnson all for important conversions. His other interception was a drop by J.J. Nelson that popped into the air. Palmer has thrown for over 340 yards in three-straight games and will be on the back end of the QB1 map next week at Minnesota.
Nov 13 - 7:50 PM

Carson Palmer completed 35-of-46 passes for 363 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in the Cardinals' Week 8 loss to Carolina.

Fantasy owners should feel lucky to have come out of this game with a big fantasy day from Palmer, who was sacked eight times, lost an early-game fumble six, and was picked in the fourth quarter with Arizona trying to rally back. With their roster all sorts of banged up, the Cardinals' Week 9 bye is coming at an ideal time. They will host the lowly 49ers after the open date.
Oct 30 - 4:44 PM

Carson Palmer (hamstring) practiced fully on Friday.

He's not listed on the Cardinals' final injury report and will be all systems go for Sunday's battle against Carolina. Palmer has underwhelmed this year but has a plus matchup waiting against the Panthers' overmatched secondary.
Oct 28 - 4:16 PM

Carson Palmer said he's been working on his deep ball in practices.

"I missed a couple," Palmer said. "I had J.J. [Nelson] on a couple the other night. I've taken shots that I shouldn't have in certain situations. I think one thing I need to do is be a little bit more picky: when to take them, when not to take them." On the season, Palmer has completed just 9-of-32 passes 20-plus yards downfield for 255 yards and a 1:4 TD:INT ratio. His 31.1 passer rating on those passes is 65.2 points lower than last year when Palmer threw 10 touchdowns on deep balls. A Week 8 date with the Panthers' makeshift secondary presents a possible get-right spot.
Oct 28 - 11:15 AM

Carson Palmer (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Palmer was also "limited" last week before suiting up. His hamstring wasn't an issue against the Seahawks, and won't be against the Panthers, either.
Oct 27 - 6:19 PM

Carson Palmer (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Palmer was also limited with his hamstring issue last week. He might not get in a full practice, but his Week 8 status isn't in doubt. Palmer is a QB2 for Sunday's matchup with Carolina's secondary.
Oct 26 - 5:24 PM

Carson Palmer completed 29-of-49 passes for 342 yards in Arizona's Week 7 tie with Seattle.

It was another bad game from Palmer, though he played through a hamstring injury and didn't have his top deep threat. Palmer had some success moving Arizona's offense, but failed to convert on both his red-zone chances. The Cardinals and Seahawks both missed chip shot field goals in dramatic fashion in overtime. Despite a plus matchup with Carolina next week, Palmer's not more than a QB2.
Oct 24 - 12:48 AM

Carson Palmer (hamstring) is active for Week 7 against Seattle.

Palmer was fully expected to play despite practicing on a limited basis and being listed questionable. Playing at less than 100 percent with John Brown (leg) sidelined, he's only a two-QB league option. The Cardinals are likely to go with a run-heavy gamescript behind David Johnson against Seattle.
Oct 23 - 7:00 PM

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Carson Palmer (hamstring) will play in tonight’s game versus the Seahawks.

After being held out Wednesday and limited in Thursday and Friday's practices, Palmer was fully expected to play despite being listed as questionable. Facing a Seahawks' defense that has yielded four touchdown passes through five weeks, Palmer is nothing more than a two-QB league option for Week 7.
Oct 23 - 3:41 AM

Carson Palmer (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 7 against Seattle.

Palmer was held out Wednesday and limited the last two days. He didn't have any issues at Friday's practice and is fully expected to start. Palmer has just one 300-plus yard game this year and will be playing at less than full health. He's not a recommended Week 7 play against Seattle.
Oct 21 - 5:40 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Carson Palmer (hamstring) looked "fine" at Friday's practice.

Arians said Palmer made all the throws that he needed to. Most of Palmer's reps on Friday came in the pistol formation but Arians said he'll be used normally on Sunday. In a tough matchup against the Seahawks, Palmer won't be a recommended fantasy play for Week 7. Arizona's receivers (with the possible exception of Larry Fitzgerald) will also be hard to trust.
Oct 21 - 3:55 PM

Carson Palmer (hamstring) threw "some" during the open portion of Friday's Cardinals practice.

Palmer is clearly well short of 100 percent, but all signs continue to point toward him starting on Sunday Night Football against the Seahawks. Even so, Palmer would be a poor fantasy start versus Seattle's shutdown defense. Palmer has been a fantasy disappointment and the Cardinals are playing run-first football.
Oct 21 - 2:26 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
RB1David Johnson
2Andre Ellington
3Stepfan Taylor
4Chris Johnson
GLB1David Johnson
2Chris Johnson
3RB1David Johnson
2Andre Ellington
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2John Brown
WR21J.J. Nelson
2Michael Floyd
3Marquis Bundy
WR31John Brown
TE1Darren Fells
2Jermaine Gresham
3Hakeem Valles
LT1Ulrick John
LG1Mike Iupati
2Earl Watford
C1A.Q. Shipley
2Evan Boehm
3Taylor Boggs
RG1Cole Toner
RT1D.J. Humphries
2John Wetzel
K1Chandler Catanzaro