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WR Larry Fitzgerald - Arizona Cardinals

6-3, 223Born: 8-31-1983College: PittsburghDrafted: Round 1, pick 3

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 15): Ryan Lindley at quarterback and the Seattle defense means Fitzgerald won't even be a decent desperation play.

Week 16: vs Seattle Seahawks

Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. The Cardinals have Carson Palmer on IR, and Drew Stanton is now out for a minimum of four weeks with sprains of his MCL and ACL ligaments (knee) - the Cardinals' passing attack is on life support here, friends. Ryan Lindley managed 4/10 for 30 yards passing in relief of Stanton at St. Louis last week - it'll be either he or journeyman Logan Thomas under center for this key NFC West showdown on Sunday. Seattle can pin their ears back and come early and often with blitzes as they stack the box to stifle Kerwynn Williams and Stepfan Taylor in the other phase of the game - the last time these teams met Arizona scored a single field-goal WITH Stanton in the game. This is an ugly situation for the Cardinals thanks to their awful injury plague at quarterback. Lindley/Thomas face a bleak matchup this week, even though they are at home.

Recent Stats and Projections

14 vs KC 0 0 0 9 4 34 0 0
15 at STL 0 0 0 10 7 30 0 0
16 vs SEA PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 4 * * *
16 vs SEA PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 6 * * *
16 vs SEA PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 5 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 14 vs KC (9 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)

After missing two games with an MCL injury, Fitzgerald was back Sunday playing at "about 60%" if you take a player's pregame quotes at face value. Regardless of that evaluation, Fitzgerald's importance to this offense isn't debatable. Fitzgerald came right back to leading the team in targets and receptions, as well as taking some of the defensive attention back away from the younger weapons. Missing two weeks clearly impacted Fitzgerald's timing with Stanton, as they narrowly missed on a few big-chunk plays, nor is it known how well his knee will respond to a short week, but even without big numbers Fitzgerald's presence on the field was strongly felt Sunday.

2014 Week 15 vs STL (10 / 7 / 30 / 0 rec)

In every sense it was a milestone night for #11. Not only did the Cardinals reach that win total for the first time since moving to Arizona, but the man who wears that jersey notched his 900th career catch. Fitzgerald's numbers were paltry despite leading the team in targets, but his energy and passion inspire this offense. Playing half the game with a third-string quarterback, and at a self-diagnosed 70%, Fitzgerald's fantasy value is nearly non-existent (just what owner's in the midst of playoff battles want to hear,) but even without impressive totals, Fitzgerald's value to this offense is often immeasurable.


Latest News

Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald a full participant (Thu Dec 18, 08:30 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

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Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald fastest to 900 catches (Fri Dec 12, 12:10 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald had seven catches for just 30 yards in the team's Week 15 win over the St. Louis Rams Thursday, Dec. 11, but he became the youngest player to 900 catches. In 22 career games against the Rams, he has 128 catches and 16 touchdowns, which is the most against any other opponent.

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Cardinals | Cards better with Fitzgerald playing (Thu Dec 11, 07:56 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has been key to the team's and QB Drew Stanton's success this year. The Cardinals lost both of the games that Fitzgerald sat out with a knee injury, and Stanton has thrown just one touchdown and four interceptions and is averaging a paltry 6.6 yards per pass attempt without Fitz, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Stanton has thrown six touchdowns and just one interception with Fitzgerald playing, and his yards per attempt rises to 7.7. Fitzgerald caught four of his nine targets for 34 yards in Week 14.

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Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald a full go (Wed Dec 10, 03:51 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) fully practiced Wednesday, Dec. 10, and is probable for Week 15.

Our View: This is a strong sign for Fitzgerald. The team will need him in a rough matchup against the Rams in Week 15. We like Fitzgerald as a WR3/flex play with upside.
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Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald limited in practice (Tue Dec 9, 08:48 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Our View: Fitzgerald returned last week, and he should be able to play again this week. The Cardinals play the Rams on Thursday night.
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