Baker compiled 102 tackles (78 solo), two sacks, two fumble recoveries (one for a touchdown) and one forced fumble in 14 games during the 2018 season. Since locking down a starting role at strong safety in Week 11 of his rookie year in 2017, Baker has averaged 7.4 tackles per game across his 20 starts, which translates to a shade over 118 for a 16-game slate. The preceding includes sitting out Weeks 11 and 12 of this season with a knee injury and being listed on Cardinals practice reports for the final five weeks. With renewed health in 2019, Baker again will be an IDP consideration in most formats.
Baker (knee) is active for Sunday's contest against the Falcons, Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com reports. Baker returned to practice in a limited fashion Thursday and Friday after failing to participate Wednesday, so he'll be healthy enough to start at strong safety next to Antoine Bethea.
Baker (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Falcons, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Baker was unable to practice Wednesday but managed to practice in a limited capacity Thursday and Friday. The Washington product was able to play through the injury last week en route to four tackles (solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery over 47 defensive snaps. If Baker isn't able to suit up, Rudy Ford would be next in line for work in the secondary.
Baker (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Baker was held out last week due to his knee injury and was questionable entering Sunday's game despite being a full participant at practice Friday. He'll figure to resume his role as a starting safety alongside Antoine Bethea.
Baker (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Packers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Baker practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday and Thursday and was able to end the week with a full practice Friday. The upward trend in his status bodes well for Baker's chances of playing Sunday. If the second-year-pro doesn't take the field, however, Rudy Ford (heel) would likely see an increase in snaps.