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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

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 second year with the Cardinals, after having spent the prior two years with the Raiders. Palmer had a few huge games for the Cardinals last season, but enough clunkers to relegate him to fantasy backup status in leagues that start one QB. The best bet is that things won't be remarkably different this season. He'll still have some outstanding targets on the outside in Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, and his offensive line should be improved, but on the whole, Palmer's days as a fantasy starter appear to be behind him. (May 25)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 19, 15, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 21, 22, 22, 22, 23, 26, 26
QB Dynasty - 32, 28, 28, 32, 35, 38

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2011 OAK 10 199 328 2751 13 16 16 20 1
2012 OAK 15 345 565 4018 22 14 18 36 1
2013 ARI 16 362 572 4274 24 22 27 3 0 3
2014 PROJ-Dodds 16 343 556 * * * 26 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 347 555 * * * 23 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 15 350 555 * * * 10 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 356 571 * * * 20 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 152
QB: 20

Arizona Cardinals Team Links

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Footballguys Articles

NFC Roster Check Pre-Free Agency
  Jeff Tefertiller - March 8
Player Spotlight: Carson Palmer
  Alessandro Miglio - July 9
The Gut Check No.297: Make or Break Questions
  Matt Waldman - June 16
Pre-Camp QB Tiers
  Sigmund Bloom - July 24
Preseason Watch List: NFC West
  Jason Wood - July 21
Start Rate and Consistency: Quarterbacks
  Chad Parsons - July 8
Quarterback By Committee 2014
  Chase Stuart - June 19
Coaching Carousel: Hue Jackson
  Kyle Wachtel - June 10
From The Gut
  Sigmund Bloom - June 6
Rearview QB
  Chase Stuart - June 5

Articles from around the web

Is Carson Palmer a Fantasy Football Sleeper?
  Matt Goodwin - July 2
OC History: NFC West
  Chet Gresham - July 16
Fantasy Football Sleepers & Values: Quarterbacks
  John Paulsen - July 7
Silva's July Rankings, 101-200
  Evan Silva - July 5
How to Attack Your 2QB Draft 2014
   - July 4
How to Attack Your 2QB Draft 2014
   - July 4
Silva's July Rankings, 1-100
  Evan Silva - July 2
Who Are the Most Consistent Fantasy Football Quarterbacks?
  John Paulsen - June 24
Offensive Line Winners
  Anthony Stalter - June 23
NFC Team-By-Team OTA Notes
  Adam Levitan - June 20

Latest News

Cardinals | Carson Palmer impressed with team (Sat Jul 26, 03:08 PM) - Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said the 2014 squad is the most talented team he's been on so far.

Our View: Palmer is right. The wide receivers are studs like Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. We like the upside of rookie John Brown, and Ted Ginn will be the slot receiver to start the season. Running back Andre Ellington will be an explosive playmaker for the offense, and is incredibly dangerous with the ball in his hands. The Cardinals could have an even more explosive offense if the team didn't play in the NFC West against defenses like Seattle and San Francisco.
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Cardinals | Carson Palmer progressing (Sat Jul 26, 02:16 PM) - Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has improved his reads and dealing with blitzes, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Our View: Good news for the Cardinals here. Palmer is running a vertical offense with the Cardinals, and they have quality weapons around him. His current ADP is QB21 (13.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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2014 Schedule

1vs San Diego Chargers
2@ New York Giants
3vs San Francisco 49ers
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5@ Denver Broncos
6vs Washington Redskins
7@ Oakland Raiders
8vs Philadelphia Eagles
9@ Dallas Cowboys
10vs St. Louis Rams
11vs Detroit Lions
12@ Seattle Seahawks
13@ Atlanta Falcons
14vs Kansas City Chiefs
15@ St. Louis Rams
16vs Seattle Seahawks
17@ San Francisco 49ers