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Stanton completed 21-of-32 passes for 306 yards, with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions, in Sunday's 14-6 win over the Lions.

It looked like Stanton was going to have a monster game, connecting with Michael Floyd on a pair of first-quarter touchdowns, but he didn't lead Arizona to any points over the final three periods. One of his interceptions came in the red zone, and he missed some throws in the second half, although Detroit's strong defense probably had a lot to do with that. Nonetheless, he did enough to help the Cardinals improve to a league-best 9-1 on the season. In Week 12, Stanton will have a tough test, facing a rugged Seahawks' defense on the road.

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With Carson Palmer out for the season with a torn ACL, Stanton will assume the Cardinals' starting quarterback duties, beginning with this coming Sunday's game against the Lions.

Stanton is a priority add for those scrambling to replace Palmer, and an option for those in need of a Week 11 bye week plug-in, or QB depth in general. While his matchup this coming weekend is a challenging one, Stanton could end up putting up respectable fantasy production down the stretch if he establishes a good rapport in the passing game with the likes of wideouts Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and John Brown, as well as running back Andre Ellington.

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Stanton completed 3-of-5 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-14 win over St. Louis. He entered the game in the fourth quarter after Carson Palmer left with a knee injury.

Palmer had to be carted to the locker room, so while it's too early to speculate on the nature of his injury, it doesn't appear to be minor. Stanton tossed a 48-yard touchdown strike to rookie John Brown a few plays after Palmer left, showing off his willingness to challenge defenses. If you're in need of a QB, it wouldn't be a bad idea to grab Stanton, in case Palmer's injury turns out to be serious. The Cardinals have a tough matchup in Week 11, however, facing a solid Lions' secondary.

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Stanton's (concussion) teammate, Carson Palmer, worked with the Cardinals' first unit during warmups, Darren Urban of azcardinals.com reports.

The Cardinals elected to have all three of their quarterbacks active for Sunday's game, but based on the look of things in pre-game warmups, the signs point to Palmer (who appeared to be throwing well in advance of the contest) drawing the start, with Stanton in the backup mix.

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Stanton (concussion) is listed as active Sunday versus Washington, the Cardinals' official site reports.

After Stanton was cleared of concussion symptoms and Carson Palmer (shoulder) failed to practice in full Friday, Stanton seemed in line to start at QB for the Cardinals. However, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported early Sunday that he expected Palmer to get the nod instead, barring the outcome of pregame warmups. The Cardinals' three signal callers (also, Logan Thomas) are active, but coach Bruce Arians has yet to make the final call on the main man under center.

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Stanton (concussion) will likely achieve active status Sunday against Washington, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. However, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network speculates that Carson Palmer (shoulder) is expected to start, which would relegate Stanton to a reserve role.

The Cardinals received nary a good word regarding their injured quarterbacks this week until Stanton was cleared from the league's concussion protocol following Friday's drills. Meanwhile, Palmer failed to log a full practice, which was intended to be his caveat to return to action. Barring a setback in pregame warmups, his first appearance since suffering a nerve issue in Week 1 is slated to occur. If Palmer's shoulder fails to hold up, though, Stanton is ready and waiting to direct the offense in Arizona. Continue to monitor the situation as their 4:25 PM ET kickoff approaches.

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Stanton (concussion) has been cleared to play Sunday against the Redskins, Kent Somers of AZCentral.com reports.

While Stanton has cleared the final stages of the league's concussion protocol, just five days after suffering the injury, the report notes that it's still uncertain who will be under center for the Cardinals come Sunday. Carson Palmer (shoulder) threw passes in Friday's practice, but his throws were simply lob passes, and coach Bruce Arians has been adamant throughout the week that Palmer would need to practice in full in order to play against Washington. Logan Thomas is the only completely healthy quarterback option for the Cardinals, but he went just 1-for-8 in relief last week, and it seems likely the team will do whatever it can to avoid starting him.

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Stanton (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington, and coach Bruce Arians said he doesn't know whether Stanton, Carson Palmer (shoulder) or Logan Thomas will start.

Stanton has to receive concussion clearance in order to play, and Palmer's shoulder would presumably need to improve beyond the 80 percent health figure relayed by Arians on Friday in order for Palmer to play. That leaves both players' statuses completely up in the air for Sunday, thus making Thomas yet another candidate to start. Arians said all three players might be active Sunday. Kickoff is at 4:25 eastern time for the Cardinals, and it's possible that not much will be known before around that time.

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Stanton, who was limited in Thursday's practice, is slated for a concussion test Friday, the Cardinals' official site reports.

Following drills Thursday, Stanton spoke with much optimism and even mentioned that he's symptom-free. While Friday's test will ultimately determine the last point, he seems to be trending in the right direction to achieve active status Sunday versus Washington. As for the remaining signal callers, Carson Palmer's shoulder hasn't regressed, but he remained limited Thursday. If he's unable to complete a full practice Friday, coach Bruce Arians has said that Palmer will be ruled out, leaving Stanton and rookie Logan Thomas as the only options under center. Expect a magnitude of clarification upon the release of Friday's injury report.

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Stanton has been diagnosed with a concussion, which he suffered in the third quarter of Sunday's defeat at Denver, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Stanton was removed from action after a hard hit from Von Miller, but not before completing 11-of-26 passes for 118 yards. His replacement, rookie Logan Thomas, didn't exactly light it up, going 1-for-8, with his one successful strike resulting in an unexpected 81-yard touchdown. If the continued treatment of Carson Palmer's shoulder in Denver doesn't yield the desired results, and Stanton remains embedded in the league's concussion protocol, the dicey proposition of handing the ball to Thomas may spur the Cardinals to sign a veteran in the coming days in order to ensure a fighting chance against Washington next Sunday.