Larry Fitzgerald caught 5-of-7 targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's blowout win at Detroit.
Fitzgerald was quiet in the first half, but made a couple of nice catches on one drive in the third quarter, which was capped off by his two-yard score. He had seen at least eight targets and recorded a minimum of 87 yards in the first four weeks of the season, but Sunday's game flow did not allow for a monster outing. The remarkable thing about Fitzgerald's early-season success is the number of big plays he's making. In fact, he's already matched last season's mark of 11 catches of 20+ yards, so at this point, he has to once again be considered an elite option, especially with Carson Palmer playing so well. In Week 6, Fitzgerald will take on the Steelers at Heinz Field.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald grabbed 7 of 9 targets for 99 yards in Sunday's 24-22 loss to the St. Louis Rams . He also lost a fumble in the second half.
Fitzgerald played well against a tough defense, but his third-quarter fumble was in Rams' territory, and eventually led to a Stedman Bailey touchdown. Despite the miscue, it was another strong game from Fitzgerald, who has caught 30 passes and five touchdowns in four games. Many expected second-year wideout John Brown to supplant the veteran this year as Arizona's top fantasy pass catcher, and while Brown has been solid, Fitzgerald is simply in a league of his own right now. He should be in line for another big performance in Week 5 at Detroit.
Fitzgerald caught five passes for 90 yards in the first quarter - the most yardage he's ever had in the opening period of a pro game. He didn't cool off from there though, catching both of his touchdown passes in the second half. After a season in which he scored just two touchdowns, Fitzgerald already has five scores through three games in 2015. The return of Carson Palmer, who missed 10 games in 2014 with shoulder and knee injuries, is certainly helping Fitzgerald's production.
Expect the future Hall of Fame wideout to continue success, although he'll face a tough Rams' defense next week, in what might be more of a struggle for points.
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Despite the return of Michael Floyd (fingers) from injury, Fitzgerald led the Cardinals in targets, receptions and receiving yards for the second straight game. He has been an excellent Fantasy option with Carson Palmer under center, which certainly helps explain his struggles last season when Palmer was out. Fitzgerald has 14 catches for 199 yards in two games this year.
He will seek to bolster those numbers against visiting San Francisco next week.
"We're going to find out this Sunday what we're all about," Fitzgerald said. "I'm looking forward to seeing exactly what we are.
"Hopefully we'll have a passing identity, but if we have to run the ball to win, we'll do that as well."
Fitzgerald caught 63 passes for 784 yards and two touchdowns last season, which marked his worst statistical season since his rookie year in 2004.
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