2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Arizona Cardinals
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Cardinals had a very good season last year (10-6) but still managed to miss the playoffs, mainly because the division they play is so good. Arizona is talented enough to challenge for a playoff spot once again but might have a hard time getting in because the Seahawks and 49ers are ahead of them right now in their division. The Cardinals have an underrated defense and the offense is much better with Bruce Arians at the helm. Arians did a good job of turning things around last season.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Running back Andre Ellington will be the starter for the Cardinals this season and get a lot of touches in that role. He did well with his chances last season, showing a lot of total yardage potential because of his ability to catch the ball and make a lot of plays in the open field. Ellington is our top breakout candidate for the coming season. He can get 1,500 or so total yards and near double-digit scores. The Cardinals have a good offense and he'll be the back leading the way.
FANTASY DUD
Quarterback Carson Palmer was a little up and down his first season with the Cardinals, but did a good job of turning things around after a slow start to the season. Palmer is another year older, though, and doesn't have the arm strength as earlier in his career. He'll turn the ball over more than your normal starting quarterback and his touchdown totals won't be off the charts. Don't overvalue him come draft day. He is a fantasy backup worth a few spot starts. His overall numbers won't be great for fantasy teams.

Team Notes

Mar 25, 03:13 PM Free-agent TE Ifeanyi Momah (Lions) signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, March 25. Financial terms were undisclosed.
Mar 24, 12:02 AM Arizona Cardinals OG Jonathan Cooper will move to right guard following the addition of OG Mike Iupati in free agency. 'It's not a reflection on Coop. I'm as high on Coop as ever,' general manager Steve Keim said Monday, March 23.
Mar 23, 03:52 PM Free-agent TE Rob Housler (Cardinals) has had talks with the Cleveland Browns, but no deal is imminent and no visit has been scheduled, according to a source. Housler is believed to be interested in joining the Browns.
Mar 16, 09:23 PM Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington dealt with several injuries last season, and general manager Steve Keim said that the Cardinals 'definitely need to shore up' the running back position.
Mar 16, 01:53 PM Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald was a trade target for the Cleveland Browns before he restructured his contract and stayed with the Cardinals, according to a source. The Browns were one of several teams to inquire about Fitzgerald's availability.
Mar 15, 08:53 PM Free-agent TE Rob Housler (Cardinals) did not immediately agree to terms after meeting with the Atlanta Falcons Friday, March 13.
Mar 15, 02:33 AM Free-agent RB Jonathan Dwyer (Cardinals) is free to sign with any team, but the NFL has indicated Dwyer's discipline is 'pending' following Dwyer's guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge.
Mar 13, 05:13 PM Free-agent TE Rob Housler (Cardinals) met with the Atlanta Falcons Friday, March 13.
Mar 13, 12:23 PM Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has had his contract restructured, giving the Cardinals an extra $7.1 million in salary cap space.
Mar 12, 03:03 PM Free-agent OG Paul Fanaika (Cardinals) agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs Wednesday, March 11. He's slated to sign his contract Friday, March 13, pending a physical.
Mar 11, 07:03 PM Free-agent C A.Q. Shipley (Ravens) signed a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, March 11. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Mar 11, 05:03 PM Free-agent DE Cory Redding (Colts) has agreed to terms with the Arizona Cardinals on a two-year deal worth $6 million, according to a source.
Mar 11, 01:53 PM Free-agent LS Mike Leach has re-signed with the Arizona Cardinals on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mar 11, 11:53 AM Updating a previous report, free-agent DE Cory Redding (Colts) is getting close to agreeing to a deal with the Arizona Cardinals.
Mar 11, 01:13 AM Free-agent C A.Q. Shipley (Ravens) is scheduled to visit with the Arizona Cardinals Tuesday, March 11.
Mar 10, 08:03 PM Free-agent DE Cory Redding (Colts) tweeted that he will visit with the Arizona Cardinals.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Jared Veldheer, OT; Antonio Cromartie, CB; Larry Foote, LB; Ted Ginn, WR. 

Losses:
Karlos Dansby, LB. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  27 Deone BucannonDB
 # 2  20 Troy NiklasTE
 # 3  20 Kareem MartinDL
 # 3  27 John BrownWR
 # 4  20 Logan ThomasQB
 # 5  20 Ed StinsonDL
 # 6  25 Marion GriceRB
 # 6  26 Tavon RooksOL
 # 7  2 Ted BolserTE
 Undrafted Chandler CatanzaroK
 Undrafted Zach BaumanRB

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 14 10:20PM     San Diego
2     Sep 20 1:00PM     at New York Giants
3     Sep 27 4:05PM     San Francisco
-- Week 4 Bye --
5     Oct 11 4:05PM     at Denver
6     Oct 18 4:25PM     Washington
7     Oct 25 4:25PM     at Oakland
8     Nov 1 4:05PM     Philadelphia
9     Nov 8 1:00PM     at Dallas
10     Nov 15 4:25PM     St Louis
11     Nov 22 4:25PM     Detroit
12     Nov 29 4:05PM     at Seattle
13     Dec 6 4:05PM     at Atlanta
14     Dec 13 4:05PM     Kansas City
15     Dec 17 8:25PM     at St Louis
16     Dec 27 8:30PM     Seattle
17     Jan 3 4:25PM     at San Francisco
18     Jan 9 4:35PM     at Carolina
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