Player News - Cardinals

Date: Team: Pos:

The Cardinals are considering benching CB Justin Bethel for Tramon Williams.

It's that time of year in the desert. Just as he did last season, Bethel has struggled mightily opposite Patrick Peterson. 34-year-old Williams' best football is behind him, but it's probably time for the Cardinals to try something else at Bethel's spot.
Oct 16 - 3:25 PM

Adrian Peterson played 48 snaps in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers.

That's more snaps than Peterson played during his entire four-game stint with New Orleans (44 snaps). Desperate for a workhorse with David Johnson (wrist) on the shelf, Arizona handed the reigns to Peterson, who came through with 134 yards and two touchdowns on a season-high 26 carries in his Cardinals debut. Sunday marked Peterson's first 100-yard rushing game since Week 16 of 2015. The 32-year-old said he still has plenty left in the tank and on Sunday, he proved to be a man of his word. If Peterson was dropped in your league, make sure to scoop him up ahead of next week's game against the Rams.
Oct 16 - 9:41 AM

Jermaine Gresham caught 2-of-2 targets for 32 yards in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Bucs.

His catches went for 18 and 14 yards. With the Cardinals' wideout corps healthy, Gresham is going to struggle for weekly streamer viability.
Oct 15 - 7:56 PM

Jaron Brown caught his lone target for a 30-yard gain in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Bucs.

He now shares time with J.J. Nelson as Arizona's No. 3 receiver behind Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown. Jaron is just an injury-dependent deep-league stash.
Oct 15 - 7:41 PM

John Brown caught 3-of-4 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Bucs.

Brown only saw four targets because Carson Palmer attempted only 22 passes due to game script. It was easily Brown's most efficient effort of the season, and he continues to operate as Arizona's clear-cut No. 2 wideout behind Larry Fitzgerald. Brown should be locked into Week 7 fantasy lineups as a WR3 against the Rams.
Oct 15 - 7:39 PM

J.J. Nelson was held catch-less in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Bucs.

His only touch was a 16-yard end around. With Jaron Brown and John Brown healthy, Nelson has no business being rostered in 10- or 12-team fantasy leagues.
Oct 15 - 7:37 PM

Andre Ellington missed his lone target in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Bucs.

He didn't receive a single carry. Game flow played perfectly into Adrian Peterson's hands, as "A.D." amassed a shocking 26 carries and Arizona's offense built a huge first-half lead. They were up 31-0 at one point, although the Bucs rallied to make it a game late. Ellington's usage will rebound when the Cards fall behind, but he's not going to be usable in Week 7 against the Rams.
Oct 15 - 7:35 PM

Carson Palmer completed 14-of-22 passes for 283 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Bucs.

He took only two sacks and four hits in a victory where the Cardinals built a huge lead, then took their foot off the gas pedal, even as the Bucs made it a game late. Arizona wound up scoring 38 points, and Adrian Peterson's reemergence has a chance to make the offense more efficient if he continues to run like he did on Sunday. The offense gets a more favorable draw in Week 7 against the Rams, who have struggled on defense under first-year DC Wade Phillips.
Oct 15 - 7:32 PM

Larry Fitzgerald caught 10-of-11 targets for 138 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Bucs.

Fitzgerald did almost all of his damage in the first quarter alone before the Cardinals took their foot off the passing-game gas with a huge lead. Carson Palmer finished with just 22 attempts in a 38-point performance by Arizona's offense. As usual, Fitzgerald has been a high-floor fantasy play with spiked weeks this year. He'll get a tougher Week 7 draw against the stingy Rams slot coverage, but Fitzgerald is at worst an every-week WR2.
Oct 15 - 7:26 PM

Adrian Peterson rushed 26 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinals' Week 6 win over the Bucs.

Absolutely nothing pointed to a game like this: Peterson struggled in New Orleans this year and Minnesota last year, and the Bucs have played run-tough defense to this point, while the Cardinals have fielded near-league-worst run blocking. But Peterson overcame the odds again, shredding Tampa Bay with inside-the-tackles jump cuts and open-field power. He had another long run called back by penalty down the right sideline. The rest of the Cardinals' running backs touched the ball a combined three times. Beating the odds for the last half-decade, Peterson should now be viewed as a confident RB2 play in Week 7 against the Rams.
Oct 15 - 7:24 PM

Patrick Peterson exited Sunday's Week 6 game against the Bucs with a quad injury.

He's been missing crucial snaps as the Bucs narrowed the Cardinals' lead to two scores, although it's back up to three now. Peterson has been standing on the sideline with his helmet off. One of the NFL's true difference makers, Peterson entered the week coming off limited practices due to the quad.
Oct 15 - 6:51 PM

Cardinals declared WR Chad Williams, DT Robert Nkemdiche, OLs Daniel Munyer and Olsen Pierre, TE Ricky Seals-Jones, RB D.J. Foster, and QB Blaine Gabbert inactive for Week 6 against the Bucs.

No surprises in this group. Adrian Peterson will play against Tampa Bay.
Oct 15 - 2:43 PM

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (quad) is expected to play Week 6 against the Bucs.

Peterson was limited all week, but there never seemed to be much concern about his availability. He will likely shadow Mike Evans today, bumping Evans down a few notches in the receiver rankings.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 15 - 8:37 AM

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 6.

Peterson practiced all week despite the questionable tag. There hasn't been concern over his Week 6 status. Peterson will likely be at less than 100 percent, potentially upgrading Mike Evans' matchup.
Oct 13 - 4:47 PM

John Brown (quad) wasn't listed on the Cardinals' final injury report for Week 6 against the Buccaneers.

He was upgraded to full practice Friday after getting limited sessions in on Wednesday and Thursday. Brown finally ended his touchdown drought in last week's loss to the Eagles, but still managed just two catches for 26 yards on seven targets. Even with four teams on bye, he's no better than a WR4 this week.
Oct 13 - 4:44 PM


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