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Arizona Cardinals

Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium | Coach: Bruce Arians
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense28th91.8 (26th)225.5 (21st)
Defense18th72.5 (1st)284.8 (30th)

Last Game

Sun, October 19
O.co Coliseum
Arizona Cardinals
Oakland Raiders

Game Leaders

Passing: C. Palmer (22-31, 253)
Rushing: A. Ellington (24-88)
Receiving: A. Ellington (6-72)

Passing: D. Carr (16-28, 173)
Rushing: D. McFadden (14-48)
Receiving: B. Butler (1-55)


Mon Sep 8
W 18 - 17SD
Sun Sep 14
W 25 - 14at NYG
Sun Sep 21
W 23 - 14SF
Sun Oct 5
L 41 - 20at DEN
Sun Oct 12
W 30 - 20WAS
Sun Oct 19
W 24 - 13at OAK
4:05 pm EDT
Sun Oct 26
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 2
at DAL
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 9
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 16
4:05 pm EST
Sun Nov 23
at SEA
4:05 pm EST
Sun Nov 30
at ATL
4:05 pm EST
Sun Dec 7
8:25 pm EST
Thu Dec 11
at STL
8:30 pm EST
Sun Dec 21
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 28
at SF


San Francisco4-3-01-1-0
St. Louis2-4-01-1-0
Fantasy Analysis | 1413838968
Resurgence all too short for Larry Fitzgerald
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald looked like he'd get back to being a Fantasy mainstay with the return of quarterback Carson Palmer to the starting lineup Week 6 against Washington, catching six passes for 98 yards and a touchdown. But he followed up that performance Week 7 at Oakland with one that looked an awful lot like what he did all those weeks without Palmer.

In fact, in terms of yardage, it was his worst performance of the season. He caught four passes for 21 yards.

Apart from that Week 6 showing, he has averaged just 37.0 yards in five games, and though the return of Palmer was widely credited for the outlier performance, Palmer was also healthy for Fitzgerald's second-worst showing Week 1 against San Diego, when he caught one pass for 22 yards.

In the long run, Fitzgerald figures to be better off with Palmer than Drew Stanton, but as was the case in 2013, the lows for him figure to be extremely low. In points-per-reception leagues, you can roll the dice on him a little easier than standard formats, but clearly, the return of Palmer isn't the key to his success.

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Cardinals DL Calais Campbell could practice later in the week
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he is hoping defensive end Calais Campbell, who has missed the last two games due to a knee injury, will return to practice later in the week.

Campbell has totaled 16 tackles, one sack and one interception in four games. The Cardinals play the Eagles in Week 8.

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Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson being evaluated for knee injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday safety Rashad Johnson is being evaluated for a possible patellar tendon injury. However, he could be dealing with severe tendinitis.

Johnson has totaled 36 tackles (32 solo), two interceptions and one sack through six games. He also has one touchdown and two pass defenses.

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Cardinals RB Andre Ellington has sore ribs following Week 7 win
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday running back Andre Ellington has sore ribs following Sunday's win at Oakland. However, he is not dealing with any structural damage.

Ellington rushed for 88 yards on 24 carries and added 72 receiving yards on six catches during a 24-13 win Week 7. Ellington has 393 rushing yards and is averaging 3.7 yards per carry through six games. He also has 260 receiving yards and two touchdowns (one rushing).

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Fantasy Analysis | 1413777153
Andre Ellington good despite Stepfan Taylor
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Fantasy owners don't have much cause to complain about Cardinals running back Andre Ellington, not after the all-around performance he had Week 7 at Oakland, leading the team not only in rushing with 88 yards on 24 carries but also receiving with 72 yards on six catches.

But of course, many will complain because he didn't meet the gold standard of Fantasy greatness: He didn't score a touchdown. Even worse, he could have scored a touchdown (and maybe two) if not for the presence of Stepfan Taylor, who scored one on a 2-yard catch in the first quarter and another on a 4-yard run in the third.

It's an unfortunate development, to be sure. The Cardinals ran four plays from inside the 5-yard line on two separate drives, and Taylor got the ball on all of them. But it's not entirely unexpected either. Ellington has always been seen as a big-play guy, not a grinder.

The good news is that Ellington's touches continue to rise. He went from 20 in Week 5 to 25 in Week 6 to 30 here in Week 7, so the Cardinals are using him as much as they promised coming into the year. And with his big-play ability, enough of those touches will end in the end zone to keep you satisfied.

And hey, now you know who to handcuff to him. You'll want to add Taylor if only for that purpose.

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