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Player News - Cardinals

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Cardinals WR John Brown (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

Brown is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Eagles. A situational deep threat, Brown isn't a legit option in re-draft leagues.
Oct 23 - 5:53 PM

Andre Ellington (foot) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Full practices will be few and far between for Ellington this season. Averaging 21.6 touches per game, he's a top-15 weekly option.
Oct 23 - 5:16 PM

Coach Bruce Arians says Carson Palmer's shoulder issue is now a thing of the past.

Palmer has resumed lifting weights with his right (throwing) shoulder after not doing so for five weeks. He's been a full-go at practices and said he rarely thinks about the injury anymore. Fully healed, Palmer is certainly in play as a QB1 in a home game against the Eagles' burnable corner duo Sunday. When these two teams played last year, Palmer threw for 301 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in a 24-21 loss at Philly.
Oct 23 - 10:49 AM

Andre Ellington admitted that his foot is "probably not going to feel good until January or February or whenever the season is over with."

The partial tendon tear in his foot is something that Ellington has learned to play with. Perhaps it's partially to blame for his disappointing 3.74 YPC one year after exploding for 5.52 YPC. But just because Ellington's foot is not 100 percent doesn't mean he can't sustain durability and volume, as evidenced by his 21.6 touches/game through six weeks. He'll be a borderline RB1 against the Eagles Sunday.
Oct 23 - 10:07 AM

John Brown (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Coach Bruce Arians said Brown has a sprained ankle. It must be of the mild variety. He remains on track to be a boom-or-bust WR4 against the Eagles in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 3:36 PM

Andre Ellington (ribs, foot) was limited on Wednesday.

Ellington played through his rib injury in Sunday's win and hasn't had any setbacks with his foot injury. He'll be borderline RB1 against the Eagles in Week 8.
Oct 22 - 3:19 PM

Coach Bruce Arians singled out rookie DE Ed Stinson as a player who has impressed him.

Stinson has seen his snaps rise the past couple weeks with RE Calais Campbell (knee) sidelined. The 160th pick in May out of Alabama, Stinson recorded a couple tackles, two hurries, and two stops against the Raiders last week, earning a game ball. He's been playing more than third-round DE Kareem Martin.
Oct 21 - 9:06 PM

Andre Ellington has been diagnosed with sore ribs, and avoided structural damage.

Ellington briefly departed Sunday's win over the Raiders, but played through the injury, and will continue to do so going forward. Ellington will receive little, if any, practice time this week, but will be good to go as a borderline RB1 against the Eagles.
Oct 20 - 3:19 PM

Andre Ellington said he called for Stepfan Taylor to come in and vulture his touchdowns Sunday.

Ellington insisted that he could have stayed in, but wanted Taylor to get the scores because he "deserved" it. That's a reference to all the work Taylor has put in during practice as Ellington has rested his foot. It sounds nice in theory, but there's a good chance the coaches prefer to use the bigger back near the goal-line. It's also a way to limit Ellington's workload a bit, as he's averaging 21.6 touches per game right now. Ellington, who has two touchdowns in six outings this season, is a borderline RB1 weekly despite his lack of scoring upside.
Oct 20 - 8:59 AM

Cardinals TE John Carlson secured 2-of-4 targets for 20 yards in Sunday's Week 7 loss to the Raiders.

The most notable play "made" by Carlson was a second-quarter deflection that was intercepted by Raiders S Charles Woodson. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians doesn't believe in featuring tight ends in the passing game, instead preferring speedier wide receivers. Thus, Carlson lacks fantasy value.
Oct 19 - 7:37 PM

John Brown secured 2-of-5 targets for 41 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 win over the Raiders.

The Cardinals took a few shots downfield to 4.34 speedster Brown, but couldn't connect until the fourth quarter, when Brown came down with a 22-yarder over the middle against Raiders S Brandian Ross. As the No. 4 option in Arizona's passing game -- behind Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald, and Andre Ellington -- Brown has very little chance to be a consistent producer in fantasy leagues.
Oct 19 - 7:36 PM

Larry Fitzgerald caught 4-of-5 targets for 21 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 win over the Raiders.

A week after going 6-98-1 against the Redskins, Fitzgerald was "just another guy" in Arizona's offense as Carson Palmer distributed the rock to nine different pass catchers. Only Andre Ellington finished with more than 50 receiving yards. Fitzgerald gets a tougher matchup in Week 8 against the Eagles, where he'll face Philly top CB Brandon Boykin on slot routes. Fitz is just a WR3 option in fantasy.
Oct 19 - 7:34 PM

Michael Floyd secured 3-of-3 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 7 win over the Raiders.

Largely quiet, Floyd did make his presence felt on a second-quarter 33-yard touchdown where he won in a contested situation against Raiders RCB Tarell Brown, out-muscling him for the catch en route to the end zone. Floyd's stat lines through three Carson Palmer starts are 5-119, 4-47-1, and 3-47-1. He'll be a WR2 with WR1 upside when the Cardinals take on the Eagles in Week 8.
Oct 19 - 7:33 PM

Stepfan Taylor rushed 12 times for 40 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 19 yards and an additional score in the Cardinals' Week 7 win over the Raiders.

Taylor's role was increased Sunday as the Cardinals utilized more of a two-back timeshare as opposed to leaning on Andre Ellington as an every-down back. (Ellington did handle 30 touches, of course). Taylor dominated red-zone touches ahead of Ellington, scoring on a two-yard speed out to give the Cardinals an early 7-0 lead, and again on a four-yard carry in the third quarter. Although Taylor can be a useful player in a certain role, he is not a real threat to Ellington on anything other than red-zone plays. View Taylor as a low-ceiling and ultimately touchdown-dependent RB3/4 entering a Week 8 date with the Eagles.
Oct 19 - 7:31 PM

Andre Ellington rushed 24 times for 88 yards and caught six balls for 72 yards in the Cardinals' Week 7 win over the Raiders.

After struggling a bit in the first half -- 10-34 on the ground -- Ellington was late coming out of the tunnel for the third quarter, reportedly nursing a rib injury. Stepfan Taylor started the second half and ran well before Ellington reentered to drop a critical third-down pass. Ellington retook his featured role for most of the final two quarters, putting Arizona's offense on his back on a highly productive third-quarter drive. Unfortunately, he was vultured by Taylor twice inside the Oakland five-yard line, as Taylor scored a two-yard rushing TD in addition to a four-yard receiving score on a speed out. Ellington missed snaps on the Cardinals' clock-killing possession late in the fourth quarter with cramping, but did return. He'll be a borderline RB1 when the Cardinals take on the Eagles in Week 8.
Oct 19 - 7:29 PM


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