Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 4 days ago

Fitzgerald said he hasn't yet considered whether 2016 might be his last season, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Set to turn 33 shortly before Week 1, Fitzgerald only has one year remaining on his contract, but he remained highly effective last season even as John Brown and Michael Floyd also thrived (at times) in the excellent Arizona offense. While a repeat of 2015's 109-1,215-9 receiving line is probably too much to ask, Fitzgerald proved beyond any shred of doubt that he can still play at a high level. Barring a major injury or steep downturn in effectiveness, he'll likely stick around beyond 2016, be it in Arizona or elsewhere. With Floyd also entering the final year of his contract and likely seeking a big deal afterward, the Cardinals probably won't retain both receivers past 2016.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 4 months ago

Fitzgerald reeled in four of seven targets for 30 yards in Sunday's NFC championship loss to the Panthers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fitzgerald enjoyed a renaissance in 2015, the beneficiary of Bruce Arians' play calling and Carson Palmer's quarterback play. The latter soured to end the season, and Fitzgerald's production went south. Still, the 32-year-old receiver set a career high in catches in 2015, was targeted at least five times in every game and caught at least five passes in 14 of 18 contests. Provided Palmer is able to shake a bad end to this season, Fitzgerald should hold a ton of value as his favorite target heading into 2016.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 4 months ago

Fitzgerald secured eight of 12 targets for 176 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 26-20 divisional round overtime victory over the Packers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 12-year veteran turned in a performance for the ages, and came up biggest when the game was on the line. Fitzgerald's remarkable 75-yard catch-and-run on the third play of overtime placed the ball at the Packers five-yard line, and his subsequent five-yard touchdown reception of a Carson Palmer shovel pass sent the Cardinals into the NFC Championship Game. The 32-year-old looked rested and refreshed after Arizona's two-week layoff, an his 12 targets led all Cardinals pass-catchers. Given his veteran savvy and outstanding season, Fitzgerald figures to be Palmer's top target once again next week as Arizona aims to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2009 season.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 5 months ago1 Comment

Fitzgerald (ankle) caught six of seven targets for 55 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 36-6 loss to Seattle.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fitzgerald had taken a backseat to Michael Floyd over the previous nine games, as the veteran wideout scored just two touchdowns and posted only one game of 100+ receiving yards during that span. There had been even more of a disparity between them over the last four weeks, with Fitzgerald catching 20 of 27 targets for just 168 yards, while Floyd snagged 23 of 37 targets for an impressive 387 yards. Things were different Sunday, however, as Floyd didn't catch a pass until garbage time in the fourth quarter. In any case, both Fitzgerald and Floyd look like great options for those that are participating in playoff leagues, as the Cardinals will have a first-round bye.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 5 months ago

Fitzgerald (ankle) is active for Sunday's contest versus the Seahawks, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carson Palmer will have the Cardinals' entire receiving corps at his disposal in the season finale, but head coach Bruce Arians could shut down some the regulars, including Fitzgerald, early if the Panthers hold a significant lead in their own game against the Buccaneers. Nevertheless, it should be noted that Fitzgerald burned the Seahawks for 10 receptions and 130 yards in their first meeting of the campaign in Week 10.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 5 months ago

Fitzgerald (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fitzgerald practiced fully Friday, putting him on track to play on Sunday against Seattle, which puts him in a better spot in that regard than teammate Michael Floyd, who the Cardinals list as questionable for this week's contest.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 5 months ago

Fitzgerald (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Building up his practice reps is a common occurrence for Fitzgerald, who will almost certainly log a full practice by week's end. With home-field advantage throughout the playoffs on the line Sunday, he'll look to post a similar stat line to the one posted in Arizona's first meeting with the Seahawks in Week 10, when he gathered in 10 catches for 130 yards on 14 targets.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 5 months ago

Fitzgerald gathered in four of five targets for 29 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's victory against the Packers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fitzgerald opened the scoring with a three-yard touchdown in the first minute of the second quarter, culminating a seven-play, 50-yard drive, but he only mustered a season-low 29 yards by game's end. In fact, the visit to the end zone ended a six-game drought, which had exacerbated average showings in past weeks (just 16 catches for 139 yards on 22 targets over the last three outings). Still, his next catch will set a Cardinals season record -- 104, to be precise -- making him difficult to turn away from as a member of the NFL's No. 1 ranked offense.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 5 months ago

Fitzgerald (ankle) caught three passes for 43 yards on five targets in Sunday's 40-17 win over the Eagles

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fitzgerald often matched up against Philly's Malcolm Jenkins in the slot, with John Brown and Michael Floyd getting to pick on the Eagles' inexperienced outside corners. None of the bunch ended up having a big game, as David Johnson and the Arizona offensive line combined for a dominant performance. Fitzgerald's mini-slump still doesn't seem too concerning, as he saw double-digit targets in five straight games prior to the last two weeks. However, he does get another tricky matchup in Week 16, with Green Bay's Casey Hayward widely respected as one of the top slot corners in the league.

Larry Fitzgerald WR ARI 5 months ago

Fitzgerald (ankle) is active for Sunday's game at Philadelphia, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fitzgerald allayed any concerns about his Week 15 availability with a full practice session Friday. While the presence of John Brown and Michael Floyd would indicate that one would suffer on a weekly basis, the Cardinals have been able to complete the puzzle more often than not. In particular, Fitzgerald has racked up double-digit targets in seven of 13 outings en route to a throw-back season, which he'll seek to continue against an Eagles defense that has given up 12.5 YPC and 13 touchdowns to wide receivers over the last six contests.