Fitzgerald has yet to make a decision on his playing status for the 2019 season, ESPN.com reports. In the previous two offseasons, Fitzgerald announced his intentions to return in February, so he seems to be following a similar schedule this time around. Although he gutted out a 16-game slate for a fourth consecutive campaign and 12th time in 15 seasons, the 35-year-old's production suffered due to hamstring and back injuries in the first half of 2018 and generally underwhelming quarterback play from the trio of Josh Rosen, Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon. Overall, Fitzgerald mustered his third-fewest catches (69) and lowest number of receiving yards (734) in a given season, while scoring six touchdowns in the Cardinals' league-worst offense. Whether or not he signs up for another year remains to be seen, but Rosen will be in his second season, and the team hired offensive guru Kliff Kingsbury from the college ranks, so Fitzgerald may be inspired to roll the dice yet again.
Fitzgerald caught four of nine targets, logging 36 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 27-24 loss to Seattle. Fitzgerald's workload was generally consistent throughout his 15th pro campaign, as he led the Cardinals receiving corps in targets in 12 of 16 games this season. Despite a sluggish start in which he failed to exceed 80 receiving yards or record a touchdown through Week 6, Fitzgerald finished the season with a respectable 10 double-digit PPR outings. He finished as WR4 in 2017 with just two more double-digit performances than he did this season, but last year he was boosted tremendously by six showings of 90-plus receiving yards (he only once hit that mark in 2018). A tremendous player and noble face of the franchise, Fitzgerald's services will certainly be desired by Arizona so long as he elects to continue his pro playing career.
Fitzgerald brought in six of nine targets for 53 yards and also threw a 32-yard touchdown on his only pass attempt in the Cardinals' 31-9 loss to the Rams on Sunday. If, as rumored, this was indeed Fitzgerald's home swan song, he went out with a bang. The ageless veteran and future Hall of Famer threw his first career touchdown pass when he found David Johnson from 32 yards out on a second-quarter trick play. He also co-led the team in receptions and checked in behind only rookie Trent Sherfield in receiving yards. The 15-year veteran heads into Week 17 having eclipsed 50 receiving yards in three straight games, and he'll look to put together a strong performance against the Seahawks in what could be his final career game.
Fitzgerald caught five of nine targets for 55 yards during Sunday's 17-3 loss to Detroit. Fitzgerald made history Sunday, passing Hall of Fame wideout Jerry Rice for the most receptions (1,286) for any one team in NFL history. The veteran nonetheless had trouble taking advantage of a plus matchup against a weak Lions secondary. Most of his struggles are connected to the uninspiring play of rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, though. Since we shouldn't expect Rosen to pick up his play anytime soon, don't look to Fitzgerald for reliable production, either. After all, he's only topped 50 receiving yards in two other games this season.
Fitzgerald caught both of his targets for 30 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 45-10 loss to the Chargers. Fitzgerald helped his team get off to a quick start, scoring on a 25-yard touchdown reception just minutes into the game. Unfortunately, he did little after that point and watched as the Chargers rattled off 45 unanswered points to win the game. Fitzgerald has been held to 50 yards or fewer in four of his previous five games, but he's kept his fantasy value afloat with five touchdowns during that span. He'll look to continue his recent scoring binge next Sunday against the Packers.
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