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WR ARI

College: | 17 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 218 lbs
Birth Date: 8/31/1983
2021 Bye Week: 8

Total Pts: 15
Avg Pts: 0.94
Rank: 101 WR

Free Agent

2021 RTSports Outlook

Fitzgerald keeps chugging along for the Cardinals, catching 75 passes for 804 yards and four touchdowns last season. He was 35th overall in fantasy receiver scoring. Fitzgerald had 100-yard games each of his first two games to start the season. But after that, he had more than 50 yards just four more games. Fitzgerald is going to play another season at age 37. He should continue to play a big role in the Cardinals pass-first offense. Fitzgerald has 1,000-yard seasons three of five. He doesn't have elite speed, but runs great routes and has plus hands. Fitzgerald is as athletic as any receiver in the game and just has a knack for getting open. He catches nearly everything thrown his way. Fantasy Outlook: Fitzgerald isn't the option as past seasons but can still help in a reserve role and as a spot starter. He will get his weekly targets, so he'll rack up some receptions. Look for around 60 receptions for 700 yards and five touchdowns.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will return for his 17th season in the league. The veteran was relatively productive in 2019 despite his advanced NFL age of 36, finishing the year with 75 catches (26th overall) for 804 yards and four touchdowns. With the Cardinals adding former Texans star DeAndre Hopkins after trading away David Johnson, Fitzgerald has a chance to play second fiddle perhaps for the first time in his career, which may give him some additional breathing room to produce. He may not get as many looks from quarterback Kyler Murray in 2020 with Hopkins in the picture, but he could potentially surpass his ADP value by far, primarily in PPR formats.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Week 23Larry Fitzgerald 50 receiving yds (3 pts)
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Week 73Larry Fitzgerald 62 receiving yds (3 pts)
Week 8
Week 93Larry Fitzgerald 54 receiving yds (3 pts)
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Week 113Larry Fitzgerald 62 receiving yds (3 pts)
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Playoff Week 13Larry Fitzgerald 14 yd TD reception (3 pts)
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Player Notes
Apr 22 3:33pm ET

Free-agent WR Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals) has talked with Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury about various things, but Fitzgerald still has not indicated if he will continue his playing career.

From TheHuddle

Apr 2 1:03pm ET

Free agent WR Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals) is likely to retire this offseason amid growing speculation and reports centering around the still-unsigned veteran, according to a report Friday, April 2.

Fantasy Spin: Fitzgerald is coming off his worst statistical season (54 receptions for 409 yards and one TD) of his 17-year career and one in which he missed a season-high matching three games after a positive COVID-19 test. Even if he does re-sign for an 18 season in Arizona or catch on somewhere else, his days of fantasy relevancy are in the rear-view mirror.

From TheHuddle

Mar 25 12:43pm ET

Free agent WR Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals) is a potential candidate to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and join former coaches Bruce Arians, Byron Leftwich and Kevin Garver (wide receivers) and QB Tom Brady, whom Fitzgerald has repeatedly stated his admiration for.

Fantasy Spin: A.J. Green's recent signing with the Cards seems to have all but closed the door on Fitzgerald re-signing with Arizona, but the WR room in Tampa is crowded as well with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Scotty Miller and (possibly) Antonio Brown. In most any case, Fitzgerald's days as a top-50 fantasy wide receiver appear to be done.

From TheHuddle

Mar 22 1:53pm ET

Free-agent WR Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals) has been in contact with Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, but Keim said the two have not discussed his playing future.

From TheHuddle

Mar 17 1:50pm ET

The Arizona Cardinals are working on a deal to sign former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, according to a source. The deal has been in the works since Tuesday night and is expected to come in around one year for $8 million. Green has dropped off significantly in the last few seasons due to various injuries, but he was one of the most prolific players in franchise history for the Bengals over his 11 seasons with the team. Entering his age-33 season, Brown finished 2020 ranked second in franchise history in receiving yards (9,430), second in touchdowns (65) and second in total receptions (649). He holds the team record for most consecutive 100-yard receiving games (five). Since 2016, though, he has missed 29 games due to injuries, including all of 2019. He had single-season lows of 47 catches for 523 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games in 2020. With Larry Fitzgerald potentially retiring, Brown could replace the future Hall of Famer alongside DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk in three-receiver sets in Arizona.

From RotoBaller

Mar 4 2:13pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald could return for an 18th season with the team, but head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Thursday, March 4, that the wide receiver's status remains a mystery. 'I don't know anything,' Kingsbury said in a news conference, adding it's been honor to work with Fitzgerald and hopes he plays five more years.

Fantasy Spin: Once an annual locked-in WR2, Fitz hit career season lows across the board last season at age 37 with 54 grabs for 409 yards and one TD and is off the fantasy radar outside of deeper leagues if he does play in 2021.

From TheHuddle

Mar 3 4:03pm ET

Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent WR Larry Fitzgerald does not need to make a decision about his future before the start of free agency, according to general manager Steve Keim.

From TheHuddle

Feb 28 8:03pm ET

Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent WR Larry Fitzgerald's 54 receptions in 2020 were the most by a player without a drop.

From TheHuddle

Feb 18 3:33pm ET

Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent WR Larry Fitzgerald has not informed the team about his playing future, according to owner Michael Bidwill. Bidwill said he recently talked with Fitzgerald but the two did not talk about retirement.

From TheHuddle

Feb 3 1:23pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has not made a decision on his playing future but said the only reason he would continue playing is if he believed the Cardinals had a chance to win a championship.

Fantasy Spin: Fitzgerald will take his time on his decision, so fantasy players will not know his decision for several more weeks. He posted career lows in receptions, yards and touchdowns in 2020 and would have a limited role in the passing game if he returns. He probably can be avoided in most drafts next season.

From TheHuddle

Jan 3 3:23pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (groin) has been declared inactive for the Week 17 game.

Fantasy Spin: KeeSean Johnson should have a bigger role in the passing game with Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk unavailable. He can be considered a flex option in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Jan 3 3:03pm ET

The Arizona Cardinals have declared CB Jace Whittaker, C Lamont Gaillard, QB Brett Hundley, WR Larry Fitzgerald, OT Joshua Miles and RB Eno Benjamin inactive for Week 17.

From TheHuddle

Jan 3 11:33am ET

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (groin) is unlikely to play in Week 17's game against the Los Angeles Rams, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: Fitzgerald had been listed as questionable on the injury report despite not practicing at all during the week. Even if he is declared active, he is not a recommended fantasy option because he has not been an integral part of the passing game recently.

From TheHuddle

Jan 3 9:50am ET

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (groin) is not expected to play in Week 17 against the Rams. Fitzgerald wasn't able to take the practice field all week, though perhaps the absence of Christian Kirk (COVID) will force the team to re-evaluate the former's availability. If he doesn't go, it will be receivers KeeSean Johnson and Andy Isabella alongside DeAndre Hopkins. Despite the tough matchup, Hopkins could be in line for a massive target share.

From RotoBaller

Jan 1 8:43pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players will need to check the inactive list to see if Fitzgerald will be able to play in Week 17. He has not been a big part of the passing game over the last several weeks and can be avoided in fantasy leagues even if he is active.

From TheHuddle

Jan 1 6:13pm ET

Arizona Cardinals S Budda Baker (neck), RB Chase Edmonds (hip) and WR Larry Fitzgerald (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and are listed as questionable for Week 17 against the Los Angeles Rams. TE Darrell Daniels (hamstring) and TE Maxx Williams (ankle) were limited Friday and are also listed as questionable. TE Dan Arnold (back), WR DeAndre Hopkins (hip), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring, calf), QB Kyler Murray (leg), DL Domata Peko (non-injury), LB Haason Reddick (hip), S Jalen Thompson (ankle) and RB Jonathan Ward (ankle) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Jan 1 2:20pm ET

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (groin) has been forced to sit out practice this week while dealing with a groin injury. He is currently questionable for Week 17 against the Los Angeles Rams. If he's able to go, he is not someone worth considering in fantasy lineups for Week 17. The Rams have the league's top pass defenses and Fitzgerald has had a quiet season overall. DeAndre Hopkins (hip), who is also questionable for the game but looking more probable than Fitzgerald, is the team's only reliable fantasy wide receiver at this point.

From RotoBaller

Dec 31 7:53pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.

Fantasy Spin: Fitzgerald's status for Week 17 is uncertain at this point, so fantasy players can monitor the situation. He will see a few targets if he plays but can be avoided in most leagues.

From TheHuddle

Dec 30 7:13pm ET

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (groin) didn't practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Fantasy Spin: Fitzgerald was able to suit up for Week 16 and made six catches for 28 yards on eight targets. He has just one touchdown on the year and offers very little upside. He should be left out of lineups with little to bank on except for a possible touchdown in what could be his final regular-season game.

From TheHuddle

Dec 26 9:00pm ET

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught six of his eight targets for 28 yards in Week 16 against the San Francisco 49ers. The target share was inspiring for Fitzgerald, but the yardage output was extremely underwhelming, even by Fitzgerald's typical standards. Fitzgerald entered the game averaging 7.9 yards per reception over the year. This week, he managed just 4.7 yards per reception. He's flashed some low-end PPR value here and there over the year, but he's scored only one touchdown this year and he's only topped 50 yards on three occasions.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 17-Mar-2021: ARI Larry Fitzgerald - Declared Free Agent
  • 08-Dec-2020: ARI Larry Fitzgerald - Reinstated
  • 26-Nov-2020: ARI Larry Fitzgerald - Reserve, Non-Football Injury - COVID-19
  • 15-Jan-2020: ARI - Re-signed - One-year extension (through 2020)
  • 23-Jan-2019: ARI - Re-signed - One-year extension (through 2019)
  • 17-Nov-2017: ARI - Re-signed - One-year extension (through 2018)
  • 05-Aug-2016: ARI - Re-signed - One-year extension (through 2017)
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