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Cardinals RCB Antonio Cromartie suffered a left-knee injury in Sunday's win over the 49ers, and will undergo an MRI.

Cromartie didn't appear labored as he walked to the locker room, but it's a knee he's had operated on in the past. Jerraud Powers finished the game opposite Patrick Peterson. Cromartie has been playing well after his lost 2013 with the Jets. His loss would be big.
Sep 21 - 8:23 PM

John Carlson caught 3-of-3 targets for 33 yards in Arizona's Week 3 win over the 49ers.

Carlson now has six catches through three games. As expected, tight end remains a fantasy wasteland in Bruce Arians' offense.
Sep 21 - 8:21 PM

Ted Ginn caught 1-of-3 targets for eight yards in Arizona's Week 3 win over the 49ers, adding a four-yard rush and 10-yard pass.

Ginn completed a 10-yard pass to Michael Floyd in the fourth quarter, but the trick play was well defended. Playing second fiddle to John Brown as the Cardinals' designated deep threat, Ginn has only six targets through three games.
Sep 21 - 8:19 PM

Stepfan Taylor rushed once for two yards in Arizona's Week 3 win over the 49ers.

Taylor's carry came in the first quarter, and he wasn't heard from thereafter. It was hard to tell if Taylor was truly behind Jalen Parmele on the depth chart, as Parmele received only one touch, as well. Andre Ellington got the rock 21 times. Taylor has zero fantasy value.
Sep 21 - 8:15 PM

Jalen Parmele was held without a gain on his lone carry in Arizona's Week 3 win over the 49ers.

Called on to convert a first quarter 3rd-and-1, Parmele got easily stuffed. He wasn't heard from again as Andre Ellington racked up 21 touches. Stepfan Taylor also finished with one carry. Parmele is going to end up scoring a few touchdowns as the Cardinals' apparent short-yardage back, but he's the definition of a desperation fantasy option. You need to do better.
Sep 21 - 8:12 PM

John Brown caught 4-of-6 targets for 52 yards and two touchdowns in Arizona's Week 3 win over the 49ers.

Brown logged touchdowns of 24 and 21 yards, with the first coming through the heart of the defense. Brown now has three scores on 15 targets through his first three NFL games. He has Mike Wallace/T.Y. Hilton type speed, but he's not going to be a viable WR3 with that kind of volume. Brown will likely be a more valuable "real life" than fantasy player this season.
Sep 21 - 8:00 PM

Larry Fitzgerald caught 3-of-7 targets for 34 yards in Arizona's Week 3 win over the 49ers, also losing a fumble.

Fitz went catch-less for the game's first three quarters, but finally came on in the final period. His fumble could have been a killer, as he coughed it up at the 49ers' five-yard line. One week after being the apple of backup QB Drew Stanton's eye, Fitz was out-targeted by Michael Floyd, and drew just one more look than rookie John Brown. Fitz has had the looks of a mid-range WR3 through Arizona's first three games.
Sep 21 - 7:46 PM

Michael Floyd caught 5-of-9 targets for 114 yards in the Cardinals' Week 3 win over the 49ers.

Floyd bounced back from his one-catch Week 2 for his second 100-yard effort in three games. Backup QB Drew Stanton targeted him nine times, a new season high. Stanton was much more willing to search for Floyd down field than he was in Week 2, and targeted him two more times than Larry Fitzgerald. A beast at every level of the field, Floyd will be a WR2 when the Cardinals come off their bye in Week 5, regardless of who's under center.
Sep 21 - 7:33 PM

Andre Ellington rushed 18 times for 62 yards in Arizona's Week 3 win over the 49ers, adding three catches for 13 yards.

The 75 yards from scrimmage were Ellington's fewest of the young season, but the 21 touches were a new high. Ellington got bottled up by a tough run defense, but looked healthy, and clearly has the commitment of his coaching staff. Frustratingly, he remains without a score, but Ellington's extreme volume keeps him in the RB2 conversation. He's averaging 4.47 yards per carry through his first 46 totes. Now he gets a bye week to rest his foot before squaring off with the Broncos in Week 5.
Sep 21 - 7:29 PM

Drew Stanton completed 18-of-33 passes for 244 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions in Arizona's 23-14, Week 3 win over the 49ers.

It was not a perfect game from Carson Palmer's fill-in, but Stanton was majorly improved on Week 2, looking much more willing to take shots down the field. He was rewarded with a 100-yard day from Michael Floyd, and two scores from rookie deep threat John Brown. Stanton could have thrown multiple picks, but none of the bounces fell the 49ers' way. Despite today's solid effort, Stanton will remain a bottom-barrel QB2 if called on to start against the Broncos in Week 5. There's no telling if Palmer will be ready by then.
Sep 21 - 7:16 PM

Andre Ellington (foot) is active for Week 3 against the 49ers.

Even at less than 100 percent, Ellington has been racking up touches and yards from scrimmage. He's good to go as an RB2. Inactive for the Cardinals are QB Carson Palmer, P Dave Zastudil, LB Victor Butler, LB Glenn Carson, LB Alex Okafor, DT Alameda Ta'amu and TE Rob Housler.
Sep 21 - 2:31 PM

Andre Ellington (foot) is reportedly walking better and less sore this week.

Even on a bad foot, Ellington has rushed 28 times for 144 yards (5.14 YPC) and caught six balls for 37 yards through two games. Now he's getting healthier, has a home game against a 49ers defense that is far from dominant Sunday and then gets the Week 4 bye to rest up. Owners just need to realize that Ellington will lose goal-line work to Jalen Parmele.
Sep 19 - 10:57 PM

Rob Housler (hip) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Housler isn't going to play after missing practice all week. John Carlson will continue to handle the majority of snaps at tight end.
Sep 19 - 6:40 PM

Andre Ellington (foot) is probable for Week 3.

Ellington hasn't had any setbacks with his foot injury and will be an RB2 against the 49ers. Jalen Parmele is expected to handle short-yardage work behind Ellington.
Sep 19 - 5:35 PM

Jalen Parmele will be the Cardinals' short-yardage and goal-line back going forward.

That's what Bruce Arians announced on Friday. Stepfan Taylor will not get goal-line carries in Jonathan Dwyer's absence, and nor will Andre Ellington. A 28-year-old journeyman, Parmele carries little or no fantasy value.
Source: Darren
Sep 19 - 3:46 PM

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