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

Aug 31, 08:52 PM The Arizona Cardinals have claimed LB Thomas Keiser off waivers from the San Diego Chargers.
Aug 30, 07:32 PM Arizona Cardinals OT Nate Potter (back) was released with a waived/injured designation, and LB Jonathan Brown was released Saturday, Aug. 30.
Aug 30, 07:32 PM The Arizona Cardinals released RB Zach Bauman, OG Philip Blake, LB Jonathan Brown, C John Estes, DT Bruce Gaston, WR Brittan Golden, TE Andre Hardy, CB Jimmy Legree, OT Kevin Palmer, OG Anthony Steen, SS Curtis Taylor, LB Adrian Tracy, DT Christian Tupou and CB Teddy Williams.
Aug 30, 01:52 AM San Diego Chargers LB Tourek Williams might have secured the fifth linebacker job and a spot on the 53-man roster. Williams was in competition with LBs Thomas Keiser and Cordarro Law.
Aug 29, 11:32 PM The Arizona Cardinals released RB Jalen Parmele Friday, Aug. 29, according to a source.
Aug 29, 11:32 PM The Arizona Cardinals released CB Bryan McCann Friday, Aug. 29, his agent confirmed.
Aug 29, 11:32 PM The Arizona Cardinals released LB Marcus Benard and DT Isaac Sopoaga Friday, Aug. 29, according to a source.
Aug 28, 10:22 PM Arizona Cardinals DT Isaac Sopoaga (oblique) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, as he deals with an oblique strain.
Aug 28, 03:32 PM Arizona Cardinals DTs Dan Williams and Alameda Ta'amu are expected to rotate at nose tackle this season.
Aug 28, 03:02 PM Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) is considered day-to-day at this point. It is not known if he will play in the final preseason game.
Aug 27, 03:53 PM The Arizona Cardinals cut DE Ryan McBean Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Aug 27, 03:43 PM Arizona Cardinals DT Tommy Kelly agreed to terms on a one-year contract Wednesday, Aug. 27. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Aug 27, 06:33 AM Free-agent PK Jay Feely, who was released by the Arizona Cardinals this week, will work out with the Tennessee Titans.
Aug 26, 06:23 PM Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown may be used on 60 percent of the team's offensive snaps, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Brown has looked impressive all offseason and could very well end up being the team's third best wideout behind Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.

Fantasy Impact: Brown could have some big games but likely will be inconsistent for fantasy teams.
Aug 25, 06:23 PM Arizona Cardinals OG Jonathan Cooper (toe) said he wants to play in the final preseason game so he can get ready for the start of the regular season.
Aug 25, 04:23 PM Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) will need to play in the final preseason game if he wants the chance to play Week 1. Mathieu said he believes there is a good chance that he will be able to play in the preseason game.

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  20 Walt PowellWR
 Undrafted Chandler CatanzaroK

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 8 10:20PM     San Diego
2     Sep 14 1:00PM     at New York Giants
3     Sep 21 4:05PM     San Francisco
-- Week 4 Bye --
5     Oct 5 4:05PM     at Denver
6     Oct 12 4:25PM     Washington
7     Oct 19 4:25PM     at Oakland
8     Oct 26 4:05PM     Philadelphia
9     Nov 2 1:00PM     at Dallas
10     Nov 9 4:25PM     St Louis
11     Nov 16 4:25PM     Detroit
12     Nov 23 4:05PM     at Seattle
13     Nov 30 4:05PM     at Atlanta
14     Dec 7 4:05PM     Kansas City
15     Dec 11 8:25PM     at St Louis
16     Dec 21 8:30PM     Seattle
17     Dec 28 4:25PM     at San Francisco
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