2015 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Arizona Cardinals
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

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

Sep 02, 07:13 PM Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) is expected to play in the final preseason game and should receive at least 10 to 12 carries, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Sep 02, 07:03 PM Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hand) has started to catch passes as part of his recovery. Floyd said he is not sure when he will be able to return to practice.
Sep 01, 04:53 PM Arizona Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) will not play Thursday, Sept. 3, against the Denver Broncos as he continues to nurse a pulled hamstring.
Aug 31, 03:43 PM Arizona Cardinals TE Gannon Sinclair and WR Ryan Spadola were released Monday, Aug. 31.
Aug 31, 03:42 PM Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) was limited in practice Monday, Aug. 31.
Aug 31, 03:32 PM Arizona Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) did not play over the weekend because of a pulled hamstring he suffered last week.
Aug 30, 11:53 PM Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer was sacked three times and finished 8-for-22 passing for 103 yards and two interceptions in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Aug. 30.
Aug 29, 11:12 AM Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer is not expected to see as much playing time as some of the other starters during the third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 30, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Aug 28, 03:12 PM Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) participated in practice Friday, Aug. 28. He said he will have to see how he feels before deciding if he will play in the third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 30.
Aug 27, 06:52 PM Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson is expected to make the 53-man roster despite not playing for his new team yet.
Aug 26, 06:43 PM Arizona Cardinals LB Sean Weatherspoon (hamstring) and CB Jerraud Powers (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, but they could return to practice later in the week.
Aug 26, 06:43 PM Arizona Cardinals LB Sean Weatherspoon (hamstring) and CB Jerraud Powers (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, but they could return to practice later in the week.
Aug 26, 04:23 PM Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, but head coach Bruce Arians said he hopes Johnson will be able to practice later in the week.
Aug 26, 04:23 PM Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (hamstring) has been sidelined because of a hamstring injury. Niklas sat out practice earlier in in camp because of an injury to the same hamstring.
Aug 26, 03:33 PM Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (fingers) has not begun catching yet as he continues to follow his rehabilitation protocol. Floyd believes he could be ready for the regular season opener.
Aug 26, 02:33 PM Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (fingers) has no timetable for his return, but head coach Bruce Arians is optimistic Floyd will be ready for Week 1.

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. 

2015 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  24 D.J. HumphriesOL
 # 2  26 Markus GoldenLB
 # 3  22 David JohnsonRB
 # 4  17 Rodney GunterDL
 # 5  158 Shaquille RiddickDL
 # 5  159 Jamarcus NelsonWR
 # 7  39 Gerald ChristianTE

2015 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 13 4:05PM     New Orleans
2     Sep 20 1:00PM     at Chicago
3     Sep 27 4:05PM     San Francisco
4     Oct 4 4:25PM     St Louis
5     Oct 11 4:05PM     at Detroit
6     Oct 18 1:00PM     at Pittsburgh
7     Oct 26 8:30PM     Baltimore
8     Nov 1 1:00PM     at Cleveland
-- Week 9 Bye --
10     Nov 15 8:30PM     at Seattle
11     Nov 22 4:05PM     Cincinnati
12     Nov 29 4:05PM     at San Francisco
13     Dec 6 1:00PM     at St Louis
14     Dec 10 8:25PM     Minnesota
15     Dec 20 1:00PM     at Philadelphia
16     Dec 27 4:25PM     Green Bay
17     Jan 3 4:25PM     Seattle
18     Jan 9 4:35PM     at Carolina
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