Fitzgerald corralled eight of 13 passes for 55 yards during Sunday's 26-24 win at Seattle. After reaching 100 receptions and 1,000 yards for a third season in a row last Sunday, Fitzgerald was in the running for a second consecutive catch title with fellow centurion Antonio Brown (101 catches) sidelined due to a strained calf. Heading into Week 17, Fitzgerald's only real competition, Jarvis Landry, had a slight 103-101 lead, but the latter was far more efficient with his looks Sunday (nine grabs on 10 targets) and ended the regular season in the No. 1 spot. After inking an extension in November, Fitzgerald has one year remaining on his current contract, but his return may be contingent on whether head coach Bruce Arians opts to stick around. "I don't want to think about him walking away right now," Fitzgerald told Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site. "We're holding out hope." Don't expect a decision from Fitzgerald anytime soon.
Fitzgerald racked up nine catches (on 15 targets) for 119 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 23-0 win against the Giants. Entering the Cardinals' Week 16 contest, Fitzgerald required eight receptions and 18 yards to knot up a third consecutive 100-catch, 1,000-yard season, and fifth such campaign of his 14-year career. He achieved the easier-to-reach feat with a 19-yard grab on the Cardinals' second possession. Amazingly, the other, his eighth catch of the afternoon, was realized just before halftime and doubled as his sixth TD of the year. As Arizona's sole reliable skill option, Fitzgerald is as good of a bet as any to continue to produce Week 17 at Seattle.
Fitzgerald caught five of his 10 targets for 60 yards in Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Redskins. Fitzgerald was the leading receiver, but Arizona's passing game struggled on the whole, as quarterback Blaine Gabbert threw for 189 yards on 41 attempts while also taking five sacks. Still, Fitzgerald was almost able to set his team up for the game-winning touchdown in the final minute before a hit knocked the ball out of his hands on a fourth-down play. Even with his team's less-than-ideal quarterback situation, Fitzgerald remains a hot fantasy commodity thanks to his massive share of targets.
Fitzgerald caught all 10 balls thrown his way for 98 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 32-16 loss to the Rams. Fitzgerald was the most targeted Cardinal on the day and temporarily got his team back in the game with a stretching 15-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. The veteran was coming off his worst outing of the season last week against the Jaguars, but this fine performance puts him at four games with at least 70 receiving yards in his last five. Fitzgerald is on pace for over 1,000 yards this season despite the team's struggles at quarterback, and he'll look to continue his recent success next week against the Titans.
Fitzgerald caught three of eight targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Jaguars. After catching 19 passes the previous two weeks, Fitzgerald was completely shut down in a nightmare matchup. He should bounce back in Week 13, at least to some extent, though he'll have to contend with a Rams defense that held him to three catches for 29 yards in a 33-0 loss back in Week 7.
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