Team Grade:
Arizona Cardinals
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Outlook

The Cardinals had a solid season despite missing their starting quarterback much of the year. Things are looking up for this squad, especially if Carson Palmer returns to past form. The defense is top notch and the offense can be explosive. The running game is a bit of a concern. It might be hard for the Cardinals to repeat last seasonā??s record in this great division but this team is playoff caliber. Arizona can make another playoff appearance but probably donā??t have the firepower to make a run to the Super Bowl.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
It was supposed to be last season that running back Andre Ellington had his big season, but that didnā??t come to fruition, mainly because of injury. The Cardinals did draft a back this offseason but remain committed to Ellington has their starter. He will get a lot of touches in this potentially high-powered offense. Ellington has high total yardage potential and looks like a good buy-low candidate for fantasy teams after disappointing many last year. He can get it done as long as he stays healthy, topping 1,000 total yards while scoring seven or eight touchdowns.
FANTASY DUD
Receiver Larry Fitzgerald failed to top 1,000 yards for the third straight season. He has fewer than 800 yards two of those three years. Fitzgerald scored just two touchdowns last year after having 10 the previous season. He can still get his receptions but the days of 1,000-yard, double-digit touchdown seasons seem about over. He turns 32 shortly before the season starts and has a lot of receptions under his belt, making you think a continued slowdown will happen.

Team Notes

May 03, 11:53 PM Free-agent CB Jerraud Powers (Cardinals) visited with the New York Giants last month, and he remains an option for the team.
May 03, 08:33 PM Arizona Cardinals CB Justin Bethel (foot) is expected to start opposite CB Patrick Peterson this season with free-agent CB Jerraud Powers (Cardinals) unlikely to return. Bethel is currently rehabilitating his surgically repaired left foot.
Apr 26, 05:03 PM Kansas City Chiefs OG Paul Fanaika was placed on no-recall waivers Tuesday, April 26.
Apr 21, 07:33 PM Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (foot) said he has a six-to-eight week recovery process from his ankle surgery. As stated previously, he should be ready for training camp in late July.
Apr 20, 08:33 PM Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (foot) recently underwent surgery to repair a fracture in his foot but should be ready for the start of training camp, according to sources.
Apr 20, 01:23 PM Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said he has not really thought about the possibility of this being his last season playing in the NFL. Fitzgerald signed a two-year deal last offseason and said he's focused on finishing that deal this season. He hinted that if the Cardinals won the Super Bowl this season, he would lean towards retirement. 'A lot of it's tied to Carson (Palmer) - Carson's playing at a high level,' Fitzgerald said. 'I don't want to go through any other quarterback situations. It's been great to have the stability that we have now with the big fella, he's been playing lights out.'
Apr 19, 10:33 PM Arizona Cardinals OT D.J. Humphries has looked good in the offseason, and head coach Bruce Arians feels confident in Humphries' ability. The coach said Humphries has had a 'great November, December, and all the way through to today, more than ready.'
Apr 18, 12:43 PM Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu (knee) worked on the leg extension machine Monday, April 18, almost four months since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
Apr 18, 12:03 PM Arizona Cardinals restricted free-agent WR Jaron Brown and Ss Tony Jefferson and D.J. Swearinger all signed their one-year qualifying tender offers for the 2016 season Monday, April 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Apr 18, 12:03 PM Arizona Cardinals restricted free-agent WR Jaron Brown and Ss Tony Jefferson and D.J. Swearinger all signed their one-year qualifying tender offers for the 2016 season Monday, April 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Apr 18, 12:03 PM Arizona Cardinals restricted free-agent WR Jaron Brown and Ss Tony Jefferson and D.J. Swearinger all signed their one-year qualifying tender offers for the 2016 season Monday, April 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Apr 02, 08:43 PM Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson said he believes head coach Bruce Arians will know how to make sure both he and RB David Johnson receive touches. 'Not sure how things are going to go, but I'm pretty sure we'll have a nice one-two punch,' Chris Johnson said.
Apr 02, 08:43 PM Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson said he believes head coach Bruce Arians will know how to make sure both he and RB David Johnson receive touches. 'Not sure how things are going to go, but I'm pretty sure we'll have a nice one-two punch,' Chris Johnson said.
Apr 02, 08:23 PM Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson has earned the right to be the 'bell cow' at running back, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Mar 30, 09:33 AM Free-agent CB Jerraud Powers (Cardinals) will visit the New York Giants Thursday, March 31.
Mar 25, 12:33 PM Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh made it sound as if the team would be interested in signing free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Cardinals).

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Mike Iupati, G; Corey Peters, DT; Cory Redding, DE; Sean Weatherspoon, LB; LaMarr Woodley, DE. 

Losses:
Sam Acho, LB; Antonio Cromartie, CB; Darnell Dockett, DT; Paul Fanaika, G; Ted Ginn, WR; Rob Housler, TE; Dan Williams, NT. 

2016 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  29 Robert NkemdicheDL
 # 3  92 Brandon WilliamsDB
 # 4  128 Evan BoehmOL
 # 5  167 Marqui ChristianDB
 # 5  170 Cole TonerOL
 # 6  205 Harlan MillerDB

2016 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 11 8:30PM     New England
2     Sep 18 4:05PM     Tampa Bay
3     Sep 25 1:00PM     at Buffalo
4     Oct 2 4:25PM     Los Angeles
5     Oct 6 8:25PM     at San Francisco
6     Oct 17 8:30PM     New York Jets
7     Oct 23 8:30PM     Seattle
8     Oct 30 4:25PM     at Carolina
-- Week 9 Bye --
10     Nov 13 4:25PM     San Francisco
11     Nov 20 1:00PM     at Minnesota
12     Nov 27 1:00PM     at Atlanta
13     Dec 4 4:25PM     Washington
14     Dec 11 1:00PM     at Miami
15     Dec 18 4:05PM     New Orleans
16     Dec 24 4:25PM     at Seattle
17     Jan 1 4:25PM     at Los Angeles
-- Week 18 Bye --
19     Jan 14 8:15PM     Green Bay
20     Jan 22 6:40PM     at Carolina
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