Larry Fitzgerald

#11 WR / Arizona Cardinals / EXP: 14YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 218 lb Age: 33 College: Pittsburgh Bye 8

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Start
85%
WR Rank
29

Player Outlook

Larry Fitzgerald decided to return for his 14th season in 2017, and he will be 34 in August. Still, he should once again produce at a high level, and it's just a matter of how you view Fitzgerald for his Fantasy value this year. His overall stats the past two seasons are impressive with at least 107 catches, 1,023 yards and six touchdowns each year. He was the No. 9 Fantasy receiver in standard leagues in 2015 and No. 16 last year. But Fitzgerald has faded down the stretch in each of the past two seasons, scoring double digits in Fantasy points in a standard league just once in his final seven games in 2015 and 2016. And he could lose value if John Brown (sickle-cell trait) is healthy and J.J. Nelson takes on a bigger role. We still view Fitzgerald as a solid Fantasy receiver in all PPR leagues (he also has at least 146 targets in each of the past two years), but he's just a No. 3 option in standard leagues to start the season. Plan on drafting Fitzgerald with a mid-round pick, and hopefully he can produce at a high level (consistently) throughout the season and add to his Hall of Fame career.

Player News
  • Fitzgerald shouldn't have any problem maintaining relevance in his age-34 season after finishing in a tie for second with 63 catches from the slot in 2016, Cam Mellor of Pro Football Focus reports. Although he posted a career-worst 9.8 YPC and hauled in only eight receptions of 20-plus yards last season, Fitzgerald has become a maestro from the slot in the twilight of his career. In fact, after leading the NFL in catches for the second time in his 13 campaigns, he's one of just two receivers (also, Antonio Brown) to rack up at least 100 receptions and 1,000 yards in both 2015 and 2016. A healthier John Brown could certainly carve into Fitzgerald's target share this season, while David Johnson will continue to be dynamic as a rusher and receiver. Having said that, Fitzgerald intends to address his playing future in training camp, per Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com, meaning the wideout may soon be motivated to walk away at the top of his game.

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  • Fitzgerald is "much better" physically than he was at the end of the regular season, the Cardinals' official site reports. Although Fitzgerald didn't shed light on his health often during the Cardinals' underwhelming campaign, he frequently received the oft-used "veteran rest day" in order to avoid undue physical stress during practice. In advance of the Super Bowl, though, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Fitzgerald "got beat up, was dealing with several nagging injuries" in 2016. Fitzgerald took time to make a decision on his future, which was seemingly tied to that of quarterback Carson Palmer. Upon opting to return as of Feb. 1, Palmer made a similar call last Thursday, ensuring the duo will suit up together for the fifth year in a row.

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  • Fitzgerald (undisclosed) is "definitely returning" in 2017, ESPN's Jim Trotter reports. Fitzgerald was known to be mulling retirement this offseason, but after taking the time to weigh his options, it appears he isn't yet ready to hang up the cleats. Fantasy players should rejoice, as it's clear the All-Pro wideout has plenty left in the tank after pacing the entire league in receptions last season. However, his value in 2017 is contingent upon Carson Palmer's own retirement decision. Should the quarterback return for another season, Fitzgerald will likely remain the go-to receiving option in Arizona for yet another year. If he doesn't, the entire Cardinals offense could suffer.

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  • Fitzgerald is contemplating retirement and the Cardinals hope to receive a decision on his future by mid-February, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Fitzgerald has been in discussions with coaches and members of Arizona's front office regarding his future, which may be influenced by quarterback Carson Palmer's potential retirement as well. At 33 years old, Fitzgerald previously was reported to have told his friends that he expected 2016 to be his final NFL season. However, after leading the league with 107 receptions this season, it's clear Fitzgerald can still perform at a high level, making his decision less straightforward. Although the Cardinals' season has only been over for about a month now, the team hopes Fitzgerald will inform them of his decision sooner than later for offseason planning purposes, so news of Fitzgerald's plan could surface in the near future.

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  • Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald: Opts out of Pro Bowl
    By RotoWire Staff

    Fitzgerald (undisclosed) won't play in Sunday's Pro Bowl, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Urban didn't cite a reason for Fitzgerald's absence, but after Seattle, a divisional foe, announced Doug Baldwin as the replacement, they noted an injury was to blame for his DNP, per John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site. Fitzgerald will thus embark upon his annual offseason travels, wherein he'll ponder his future in the NFL. Currently, he's locked up contractually through the 2017 campaign.

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Completed Games

WK OPP TAR RECPT REYD REAVG RETD FPTS
1 NE 10 8 81 10.12 2 20
2 TB 10 5 77 15.40 1 13
3 @BUF 12 7 60 8.57 0 6
4 LAR 7 5 62 12.40 0 6
5 @SF 8 6 81 13.50 2 20
6 NYJ 9 6 49 8.17 0 4
7 SEA 14 9 70 7.78 0 7
8 @CAR 11 10 74 7.40 0 7
9 BYE - - - - - -
10 SF 18 12 132 11.00 0 13
11 @MIN 7 6 63 10.50 0 6
12 @ATL 4 4 53 13.25 0 5
13 WAS 11 10 78 7.80 0 7
14 @MIA 9 3 12 4.00 0 1
15 NO 9 7 57 8.14 0 5
16 @SEA 4 4 31 7.75 0 3
17 @LAR 7 5 43 8.60 1 10
PROJECTION 123 87 867 9.97 5 109

FULL STATS

Scheduled Games

WK DATE OPP OPP RANK OPP FPTS
1 09/10 @Detroit Lions 22 22.88
2 09/17 @Indianapolis Colts 15 21.38
3 09/26 Dallas Cowboys 8 20.29
4 10/01 San Francisco 49ers 27 24.25
5 10/08 @Philadelphia Eagles 31 25.13
6 10/15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 22.88
7 10/22 @Los Angeles Rams 32 25.25
8 BYE - - -
9 11/05 @San Francisco 49ers 27 24.25
10 11/10 Seattle Seahawks 16 21.44
11 11/19 @Houston Texans 3 17.78
12 11/26 Jacksonville Jaguars 5 18.88
13 12/03 Los Angeles Rams 32 25.25
14 12/10 Tennessee Titans 30 24.75
15 12/17 @Washington Redskins 12 21.25
16 12/24 New York Giants 13 21.29
17 12/31 @Seattle Seahawks 16 21.44

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Career Stats

Season Tar Recpt ReYd ReTD ReFD ReAvg FPTS
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 150 107 1023 6 59 9.56 138
2015 145 109 1215 9 65 11.15 175
2014 103 63 784 2 39 12.44 90
2013 136 82 954 10 49 11.63 155
2012 153 71 798 4 44 11.24 103
2011 153 80 1411 8 61 17.64 189
2010 174 90 1137 6 59 12.63 149
2009 153 97 1092 13 69 11.26 187
2008 154 96 1431 12 66 14.91 215
2007 167 100 1409 10 69 14.09 200
2006 111 69 946 6 52 13.71 130
2005 165 103 1409 10 67 13.68 204
2004 116 58 780 8 36 13.45 127
3 Year Avg 133 93 1007 6 54 10.83 136
Career 3642 1125 14389 104 735 12.79

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