Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 2 months ago

The Cardinals and Fitzgerald have agreed to a restructured deal, ESPN.com reports.Per the report, the agreement -- which GM Steve Keim relays is "essentially a two-year deal" -- is designed to free up a cap space for the Cards this season, while keeping the veteran wideout in the fold. Fitzgerald, who caught 63 passes for 784 yards in 14 games last season, with a career-low two TDs, may not be the elite fantasy factor he once was, but he'll continue to combine with fellow receivers Michael Floyd and John Brown this coming season, with the trio's 2015 prospects seemingly bolstered by positive reports regarding the health of QB Carson Palmer.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 3 months ago

Fitzgerald caught three passes for 31 yards against Carolina on Saturday.

Not that it wasn't predictable, but Ryan Lindley was hideous, completing 16-of-28 passes for 82 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, so Fitzgerald's numbers are more impressive than you might guess at a glance. He performed admirably in what wasn't a fair fight. With a prohibitively large 2015 cap hit and age 32 looming in August, the Cardinals might choose to cut ties with Fitzgerald in the offseason, which might be the best case for his fantasy prospects. He still seems to have something to offer, but an injury prone and declining Carson Palmer might not be the most qualified quarterback to help Fitzgerald end his career on a strong note.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 3 months ago

Fitzgerald caught three passes for 31 yards in Saturday's playoff loss to the Panthers.

Fitzgerald's production was severely limited over the final weeks of the regular season by the Cardinals' suspect-at-best quarterback play, and that was no different Saturday. The 784 receiving yards he tallied in 2014 were his fewest since his rookie season of 2004, and he may become a cap casualty this offseason. Whether or not he can bounce back will depend on where he plays next season -- and who he has throwing him the ball.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 4 months ago

Fitzgerald (knee) hauled in two of four passes for 29 yards during Sunday's loss at San Francisco.

Fitzgerald hasn't recorded more than 34 yards receiving since suffering an MCL sprain to his left knee in Week 11 against the Lions, totaling 17 receptions (on 36 targets) for 126 yards and no touchdowns in four appearances in the interim. Prior to the season finale, coach Bruce Arians estimated that Fitzgerald's knee was 70 percent healthy, which is evidence enough for the subpar production. The Cardinals' revolving door at quarterback certainly hasn't helped, but Fitzgerald may require the offseason to recover fully from the midseason injury. With a wild-card matchup on tap Saturday in Carolina, don't expect a sudden turnaround against a defense that allowed just 10.5 YPC and two touchdowns to wideouts over the final five games of the regular season.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 4 months ago

Fitzgerald (knee) is listed as active Sunday at San Francisco, the Cardinals' official site reports.

No matter, Fitzgerald's success, or lack thereof, is dependent upon the right arm of Ryan Lindley, who has yet to toss a touchdown pass among 225 career throws. More palatable options than Fitzgerald surely exist in the majority of formats.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 4 months ago

Fitzgerald (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

Although Fitzgerald's health is not in question, he has a tough matchup and an incomparably bad quarterback situation, no matter whether Ryan Lindley gets benched for Logan Thomas at some point. It's a bleak situation for the entire Arizona offense.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 4 months ago

Fitzgerald (knee) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Early in the week, coach Bruce Arians said that Fitzgerald's left knee was 70 percent healthy, but such an estimate didn't stop the veteran wideout from taking all practice reps Wednesday. Fitzgerald likely sidestepped the valued "veteran's day off" in order to fit in as much work as possible with Sunday's expected starting quarterback, rookie Logan Thomas, who has completed just one of the first nine passes in his career. The duo's lack of chemistry puts a damper on Fitzgerald's Week 17 potential, even though he's facing a 49ers defense that has surrendered 12 YPC and three touchdowns to wide receivers in the last two games.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 4 months ago

Coach Bruce Arians estimates that Fitzgerald's left knee is currently about 70 percent, the Cardinals' official site reports.

Since suffering an MCL sprain in the knee in Week 11, Fitzgerald was subsequently inactive in back-to-back contests, before playing in the past three games. During the latter outings, he's merely existed as a PPR threat, with 15 catches (on 30 targets) for 97 yards and no touchdowns on the ledger. The subpar showings have also been aided by reserve quarterback play from the likes of Drew Stanton (knee) and Ryan Lindley, with the latter's disastrous Week 16 performance forcing Arians to turn to rookie Logan Thomas for the final game of the season in San Francisco. While his fantasy prospects aren't up to the standard set in 10 previous NFL campaigns, general manager Steve Keim mentioned Monday that Fitzgerald's enormous 2015 cap hit ($23.6 million) is built into their future finances, meaning the wide receiver likely isn't going anywhere once the Cardinals' season comes to a close.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 4 months ago

Fitzgerald caught 4-of-11 targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 35-6 loss to the Seahawks.

Fitzgerald had trouble separating from the excellent Seattle defensive backs, and Ryan Lindley struggled badly with his accuracy. While his 11 targets led the team, Fitzgerald is far from a safe option for Week 17, with Arizona facing another defensive-minded division foe in San Francisco. On the bright side, there's perhaps some chance Drew Stanton (knee) will be able to play. As bad as he's looked at times this season, Stanton is easily preferred to Lindley.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 4 months ago

Fitzgerald (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Seahawks, the Cardinals' official site reports.

This season, Fitzgerald has been hamstrung by the Cardinals' quarterback situation, which is trotting out its fourth different signal caller, Ryan Lindley, to date. Though Fitzgerald has caught 11 passes over his last two games while being targeted 19 times, he's combined for just 64 receiving yards in that span. He's a hit-or-miss option this week against a rugged Seattle defense.