Carson Palmer

#3 QB / Arizona Cardinals / EXP: 14YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 235 lb Age: 36 College: USC Bye 9

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Own
99%
Start
76%
QB Rank
8

Player Outlook

Carson Palmer was touted as a sleeper in 2015, and he didn't disappoint with a career season. Palmer was the No. 5 Fantasy quarterback in standard leagues with 4,671 passing yards, 35 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, and he also ran for a score. The passing yards and touchdowns were career highs and the interceptions were a career low for a 16-game season. It was impressive that Palmer played every game for the Cardinals after coming off a torn ACL in 2014, and he also benefits from a great system with coach Bruce Arians and tremendous receivers. Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and John Brown might be the best trio in the NFL, and Palmer just gets to sit back and find the best matchup on any given play. He also has David Johnson out of the backfield, so Palmer should be exceptional once again. He is a Top 10 Fantasy quarterback in all leagues, worth drafting with a mid-round pick.

Player News
  • Palmer (hand) was a participant at the start of the Cardinals' offseason program Monday, the Arizona Republic reports. During the Cardinals' Week 15 walloping of the Eagles, Palmer emerged with a finger concern, which was eventually diagnosed as a dislocated right index finger. His practice status was impacted in the immediate aftermath, but the veteran signal-caller assured the media that the injury wouldn't affect his playoff performance at the conclusion of the regular season. After the Cardinals were eliminated in the NFC championship game, partly due to Palmer's six-turnover showing, the stats from Week 16 onward revealed a telling picture. Through the first 14 games, he boasted a 106.7 quarterback rating on the backs of 64.3 percent passing, 305.5 yards per game, and 32 touchdowns versus nine interceptions. However, his figures fell to 74.1, 58.6, 244.5, and 7:8, respectively, in the final four contests, including postseason. Upon withdrawing from the Pro Bowl, he noted a desire to allow his right hand to "heal up," which appears to be the case with his activity at voluntary workouts this week.

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  • Cardinals' Carson Palmer: Won't play in Pro Bowl
    By RotoWire Staff

    Palmer won't play in Sunday's Pro Bowl, citing his right hand, The Arizona Republic reports. On Monday, he said, "I'm going to let my hand heal up." Elected to the initial Pro Bowl roster after setting career highs with 4,671 yards and 35 touchdowns, Palmer sputtered down the stretch, with a combined eight interceptions over the Cardinals' final four contests, including four in Sunday's NFC championship game defeat at Carolina. There was a belief that a dislocated right index finger suffered in Week 15 may have been the culprit, but the quarterback and head coach Bruce Arians repeatedly denied the ailment as the source of any perceived woes. With two seasons remaining on his current contract, Palmer will team with Arians to direct the Cardinals' aerial assault for the foreseeable future. However, it's difficult to predict how long the 36-year-old signal caller can keep up the pace.

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  • Palmer completed 23 of 40 passes for 235 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions in Sunday's NFC championship game loss to Carolina. He fumbled twice during the contest. With Arizona trailing 24-7 late in the first half, Palmer lost a fumble on a sack, but his defense responded with an interception of Cam Newton, setting Arizona up in position to draw within two scores before halftime. Palmer promptly threw an end-zone interception. It was that kind of game for Palmer, who threw eight total picks over his last four games. For much of the season, Palmer was an extension of head coach Bruce Arians' gutsy, throw-it-deep style. It will be interesting to see if Palmer rebounds to become that same player after struggling when the lights got brightest this season.

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  • Palmer (finger) completed 25 of 41 passes for 349 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 26-20 divisonal round overtime victory over the Packers. The 36-year-old finally secured his first career playoff victory, and certainly accomplished the feat in memorable fashion. Although he threw an early fourth-quarter interception in the end zone with the Cardinals trailing 13-10, Palmer bounced back by leading a 14-play, 80-yard drive that culminated in a nine-yard touchdown to Michael Floyd that was deflected into his hands off of Larry Fitzgerald. However, the 13-year veteran's crowning moment came in the third play of overtime, when he escaped pressure and threw across his body to Fitzgerald, who raced all the way down to the Packers five-yard line. Palmer subsequently completed a five-yard shovel pass to Fitzgerald to seal the victory, and send the Cardinals to the NFC Championship Game. Although he'll have his work cut out for him against either the Panthers or Seahawks defenses, Palmer and the Cardinals have demonstrated the ability to move the ball on virtually any opponent this season.

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  • Cardinals' Carson Palmer: Active Saturday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Palmer (finger) is active for Saturday's divisional round contest against the Packers, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports. Palmer landed on the injury report in advance of the Cardinals' postseason opener due to a dislocated right index finger that has lingered since Week 15. However, after a full slate of practice reps, he'll be under center in search of the first playoff win of his 12-year career.

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Completed Games

WK OPP PAATT PACMP PAYD PATD PAINT RUYD RUTD FPTS
1 NO 32 19 307 3 0 14 0 31
2 @CHI 24 17 185 4 1 -2 0 30
3 SF 32 20 311 2 1 1 0 23
4 STL 46 29 352 1 1 -1 0 19
5 @DET 14 11 161 3 0 -1 0 24
6 @PIT 45 29 421 1 2 -1 0 20
7 BAL 29 20 275 2 0 2 0 23
8 @CLE 38 23 374 4 1 6 0 37
9 BYE - - - - - - - -
10 @SEA 48 29 363 3 1 -2 0 31
11 CIN 31 20 317 4 2 -1 0 34
12 @SF 40 24 271 0 0 6 1 16
13 @STL 40 26 356 2 0 0 0 26
14 MIN 35 25 310 2 0 3 0 24
15 @PHI 32 20 274 1 0 0 0 16
16 GB 27 18 265 2 1 0 0 21
17 SEA 25 12 129 1 1 0 0 10
PROJECTION 553 352 4458 28 14 32 0.7 331.2

FULL STATS

Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/12 New England Patriots 16 19.78
2 09/18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25 22.06
3 09/25 @Buffalo Bills 24 21.81
4 10/02 Los Angeles Rams 10 18.56
5 10/07 @San Francisco 49ers 7 18.06
6 10/18 New York Jets 11 18.75
7 10/24 Seattle Seahawks 1 14.44
8 10/30 @Carolina Panthers 8 18.21
9 BYE - - -
10 11/13 San Francisco 49ers 7 18.06
11 11/20 @Minnesota Vikings 12 18.82
12 11/27 @Atlanta Falcons 4 17.69
13 12/04 Washington Redskins 26 22.24
14 12/11 @Miami Dolphins 19 20.81
15 12/18 New Orleans Saints 33 29.31
16 12/24 @Seattle Seahawks 1 14.44
17 01/01 @Los Angeles Rams 10 18.56

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Career Stats

Season CmpPct PaYd PaTD PaInt RuYd RuTD FPTS
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 63.6 4671 35 11 24 1 393
2014 62.9 1626 11 3 25 0 130
2013 63.3 4274 24 22 3 0 292
2012 61.1 4018 22 14 36 1 287
2011 60.7 2753 13 16 20 1 180
2010 61.8 3970 26 20 50 0 299
2009 60.5 3094 21 13 93 3 263
2008 58.1 731 3 4 38 0 46
2007 64.9 4131 26 20 10 0 302
2006 62.3 4035 28 13 37 0 319
2005 67.8 3836 32 12 41 1 343
2004 60.9 2897 18 18 47 1 215
2003 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Year Avg 63.4 3524 23 12 17 0 267
Career 62.7 40036 259 166 424 8

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