Fitzgerald (back) was listed as a limited participant on the Cardinals' estimated injury report Monday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. Fitzgerald experienced the usual restrictions on his reps at Monday's walk-through. On a short week, it wouldn't surprise if this remains the reality for Fitzgerald, who along with the rest of the Cardinals' skill-position players is preparing for Thursday's matchup with the Broncos' 11th-ranked pass defense (242.5 yards per game).
Fitzgerald caught five of eight targets for 39 yards during Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Vikings. Fitzgerald led the team in targets on the day, but he received plenty of attention from Minnesota's talented defensive backs as he was held below 40 receiving yards for the sixth straight game. Meanwhile, rookie Christian Kirk continued his emergence alongside Josh Rosen and led the team in receiving for the third time in four games. Fitzgerald will certainly continue to see plenty of balls thrown his way, but he's yet to establish a rapport with Rosen and is a tough sell to fantasy owners until he does. He'll look to get going in the right direction Thursday against the Broncos.
Fitzgerald (hamstring/back) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's contest in Minnesota, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. After handling every practice rep Friday, Fitzgerald appears to be the healthiest he's been since Week 2, when he initially suffered a strained hamstring. On Sunday, he'll aim to exploit a Vikings defense that ranks 25th against the pass this season (278.6 yards per game).
Fitzgerald (hamstring/back) returned to practice Thursday, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports. Fitzgerald is merely following the practice schedule imposed upon him since injuring his hamstring Week 2. Expect him to log a limited practice, per usual, unless his health has improved enough for an uncapped session.
Fitzgerald was held out of practice Wednesday with hamstring and back injuries, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Tagged with similar injuries a week ago, Fitzgerald closed out Week 5 preparations with back-to-back limited practices, but his results in the box score Sunday at San Francisco (two catches for 35 yards on three targets) were tame for the fourth straight game. While he'll aim to follow a similar practice regimen this week, Fitzgerald may find the sledding tough Week 6 at Minnesota. The Vikings defense has held wide receivers to a combined 16 receptions for 191 yards and one touchdown in two home games this season.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/28||San Francisco 49ers||22||25.00|
|10||11/11||@Kansas City Chiefs||17||23.67|
|12||11/25||@Los Angeles Chargers||23||25.00|
|13||12/02||@Green Bay Packers||18||24.33|
|16||12/23||Los Angeles Rams||21||24.67|
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|3 Year Avg||153||108||1131||7||63||10.47||153|