Fitzgerald reeled in four of seven targets for 30 yards in Sunday's NFC championship loss to the Panthers. Fitzgerald enjoyed a renaissance in 2015, the beneficiary of Bruce Arians' play calling and Carson Palmer's quarterback play. The latter soured to end the season, and Fitzgerald's production went south. Still, the 32-year-old receiver set a career high in catches in 2015, was targeted at least five times in every game and caught at least five passes in 14 of 18 contests. Provided Palmer is able to shake a bad end to this season, Fitzgerald should hold a ton of value as his favorite target heading into 2016.
Fitzgerald (ankle) caught six of seven targets for 55 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 36-6 loss to Seattle. Fitzgerald had taken a backseat to Michael Floyd over the previous nine games, as the veteran wideout scored just two touchdowns and posted only one game of 100+ receiving yards during that span. There had been even more of a disparity between them over the last four weeks, with Fitzgerald catching 20 of 27 targets for just 168 yards, while Floyd snagged 23 of 37 targets for an impressive 387 yards. Things were different Sunday, however, as Floyd didn't catch a pass until garbage time in the fourth quarter. In any case, both Fitzgerald and Floyd look like great options for those that are participating in playoff leagues, as the Cardinals will have a first-round bye.
Fitzgerald (ankle) is active for Sunday's contest versus the Seahawks, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports. Carson Palmer will have the Cardinals' entire receiving corps at his disposal in the season finale, but head coach Bruce Arians could shut down some the regulars, including Fitzgerald, early if the Panthers hold a significant lead in their own game against the Buccaneers. Nevertheless, it should be noted that Fitzgerald burned the Seahawks for 10 receptions and 130 yards in their first meeting in Week 10.
Fitzgerald (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Fitzgerald practiced fully Friday, putting him on track to play on Sunday against Seattle, which puts him in a better spot in that regard than teammate Michael Floyd, who the Cardinals list as questionable for this week's contest.
Fitzgerald (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. Building up his practice reps is a common occurrence for Fitzgerald, who will almost certainly log a full practice by week's end. With home-field advantage throughout the playoffs on the line Sunday, he'll look to post a similar stat line to the one posted in Arizona's first meeting with the Seahawks in Week 10, when he gathered in 10 catches for 130 yards on 14 targets.
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