Fantasy leagues are stirring and the hunt is one to locate the top names. What do the Arizona Cardinals have to offer?
Through all the changes and turmoil the past few seasons, the one constant of Arizona football remain receiver Larry Fitzgerald. He hasn’t missed a game since 2007, scored 10 touchdowns last year and is now in the second season of the Bruce Arians offense. At age 30 he should have another productive outing.
The real story though of the Arizona Cardinals passing attack is the emergence of third-year man Michael Floyd. After a decent rookie campaign, Floyd broke out as a starter in 2013 with over 1,000 yards and five touchdowns. With the trust of Carson Palmer, he is on track to do even better this season.
Arizona Cardinals defense
A couple of tough losses at linebacker have left the Arizona Cardinals defense in a state of unknown. Their secondary is certainly improved though and provided their pass rush can get to the quarterback this unit should remain one of the best in the NFL barring any significant injuries.
To post over 1,000 yards from scrimmage in just under 160 touches signals how much of an offensive weapon Andre Ellington can be. He can run and he can catch which means the Cardinals are almost certain to seek out situations that favor his talent. Fantasy owners should expect that to be early and often.
Often a key to making an offense more explosive is getting bigger and more athletic at the tight end positon. That is what the Arizona Cardinals hoped to accomplish by drafting Notre Dame standout Troy Niklas in the 2nd round. He’s still raw as a pass catcher, but his natural ability is hard to miss and could become a key ingredient to their offense taking the next step.
There are few things an offensive play caller covets more than speed and wide receiver John Brown has that in bunches. The rookie is already turning head at Cardinals practice. If he progresses quickly, he might not only become a point producer on offense, but special teams as well.