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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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Summary

Entering his fifth season with the Cardinals (after previous stints with the Bengals and Raiders), Palmer resurrected his career, finishing as the fifth-best fantasy quarterback in 2015. However, the bottom dropped out for fantasy owners and the community has administered the quarterback's last rites once again. Although Palmer delivered his third-best career yardage total (4233), his passing touchdowns dropped from 35 to 26, and he finished the 2016 as No. 16 fantasy quarterback. Injuries to John Brown and Michael Floyd didn't help Palmer. The lack of a functional deep game reduced Palmer's yards per attempt average to a below-average 7.09 after earning a career-high 8.68 the year before. In addition to those injuries to his deep threats, Palmer 's sack total jumped from 25 in 2015 to 40 last year. Bruce Arians' offense wants to throw the ball down the field, which is why injured deep threats and struggling offensive line play had culpability in Palmer's demise. With Palmer entering his fourteenth year, GM Steve Keim has said that the Cardinals are seeking a quarterback of the future. However, Arizona's additions through the draft were rookie free agents Trevor Knight and Antonio Pipkin, both strong-armed and mobile threats with promise but steep development curves ahead. Blaine Gabbert is also and unlikely answer. (August 14)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 20, 14, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22, 23, 23, 25, 28
QB Dynasty - 31, 25, 26, 29, 30, 33, 46

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2014 ARI 6 141 224 1626 11 3 8 25 0 1
2015 ARI 16 342 538 4671 35 11 25 24 1 2
2016 ARI 15 364 597 4233 26 14 14 38 0 4
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 323 503 * * * 24 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 15 346 560 * * * 18 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 15 339 546 * * * 25 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 398 647 * * * 18 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 134
QB: 20

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