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QB Carson Palmer - Arizona Cardinals

6-5, 230Born: 12-27-1979College: Southern CaliforniaDrafted: Round 1, pick 1

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Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (knee) will wear a knee brace this season as he continues to recover from surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Palmer is not a scrambling quarterback, so we don't think this brace will impact his game that much.

Summary

Carson Palmer, the first overall pick by the Bengals in the 2003 draft, was a stellar fantasy quarterback early in his career; but the last time he finished in the top ten at his position was 2007. He's entering his third year with the Cardinals. Palmer has been limited in offseason workouts after tearing his ACL last November. It's his second ACL tear, but Palmer is a fast healer. After tearing his ACL with the Bengals in 2005, he was the week-one starter nine months later; and even at 35 years of age, is reportedly ahead of schedule in rehabilitating his 2014 ACL tear as well. He expects to be a full participant in training camp, and is a solid bet to be the team's opening-day starter. His best fantasy days are behind him, however, and he should not be looked at as a fantasy starter. (May 9)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 20, 12, 15, 15, 16, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20, 20, 21, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
QB Dynasty - 27, 24, 27, 29, 30, 31, 35

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2012 OAK 15 345 565 4018 22 14 18 36 1
2013 ARI 16 362 572 4274 24 22 27 3 0 3
2014 ARI 6 141 224 1626 11 3 8 25 0 1
2015 PROJ-Dodds 16 325 519 * * * 25 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 15 335 540 * * * 25 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 347 580 * * * 20 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 323 533 * * * 39 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 144
QB: 20

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Latest News

Cardinals | Carson Palmer sacked three times (Sun Aug 30, 11:50 PM) - Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer was sacked three times and finished 8-for-22 passing for 103 yards and two interceptions in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Aug. 30.

Our View: Not a great showing for Palmer. We're not pushing the panic button here. Palmer is a QB2 with upside in our eyes.
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Cardinals | Carson Palmer may be limited Sunday (Sat Aug 29, 11:01 AM) - Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer is not expected to see as much playing time as some of the other starters during the third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 30, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Our View: The Cardinals need to be careful with their starter. With so many injuries around the preseason, it's not a shock to see them do this with Palmer.
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2015 Schedule

1vs New Orleans Saints
2@ Chicago Bears
3vs San Francisco 49ers
4vs St. Louis Rams
5@ Detroit Lions
6@ Pittsburgh Steelers
7vs Baltimore Ravens
8@ Cleveland Browns
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Seattle Seahawks
11vs Cincinnati Bengals
12@ San Francisco 49ers
13@ St. Louis Rams
14vs Minnesota Vikings
15@ Philadelphia Eagles
16vs Green Bay Packers
17vs Seattle Seahawks