Rob Housler TE ARI 16 Days

Housler played 31-of-70 offensive snaps during Sunday's victory against Washington, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Once again, Housler fell far behind John Carlson (59) in terms of snaps, a trend that is showing no signs of letting up. Housler himself tripled his catch count on the season, though, hauling in two balls (on three targets) for 15 yards. If in desperate need of a tight end in a given week, the scorched earth nature of the waiver wire should yield a more productive tight end option, ensuring Housler's residence on the sideline in fantasy.

Rob Housler TE ARI 25 Days

Housler (hip) is listed as active Sunday in Denver, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

With Drew Stanton again under center in place of Carson Palmer (shoulder), Housler isn't a great bet to aid fantasy pursuits, considering Stanton avoided the tight end during 25 snaps in Week 2, or Housler's last appearance.

Rob Housler TE ARI 27 Days

Housler (hip) is probable for Sunday's game against Denver.

Housler is ready to go for Sunday, but with just a 16-yard catch on the year he isn't much of a fantasy consideration these days.

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Housler (hip) practiced in full Wednesday, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Housler was deemed inactive in the last game prior to the Cardinals' Week 4 bye, but his current activity level will likely result in active status Sunday in Denver. It remains to be seen if he can factor into a passing game directed by backup quarterback Drew Stanton, who didn't target Housler during the tight end's 25 snaps in Week 2.

Rob Housler TE ARI 1 Month

Housler (hip) is inactive Sunday versus the 49ers, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 91o Phoenix reports.

After garnering three targets in the opener, Housler didn't connect with Drew Stanton in Week 2 with Carson Palmer (shoulder) out of commission, failing to have one ball come his direction. Meanwhile, John Carlson has missed just 11-of-138 snaps this season acting as the primary tight end.

Rob Housler TE ARI 1 Month

Housler (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

Housler didn't practice Thursday or Friday, so it's possible that he's close to doubtful. With just three targets in two games, he's pretty much off the fantasy radar, anyway.

Rob Housler TE ARI 1 Month

Housler wasn't targeted during Sunday's win versus the Giants in New York and took the field for just 25-of-68 offense snaps for the Cardinals, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

The breakdown of snaps among Arizona's tight ends changed little from the opener -- 66 for John Carlson and 17 for rookie Troy Niklas on Sunday -- but both options were considered in the passing game by Drew Stanton, totaling three receptions for 59 yards in Week 2. Housler is the clear second fiddle to Carlson in the tight end pecking order, which hasn't afforded much relevance in fantasy to date.

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Housler played 20-of-70 offensive snaps during Monday's win against the Chargers, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Despite earning 41 less snaps than fellow tight end John Carlson, their respective lines were nearly identical, with Carlson gathering in his only target for 20 yards, while Housler caught one pass (on three targets) for 16 yards. Meanwhile, rookie Troy Niklas wasn't targeted on his 12 snaps, which isn't surprising behind two veteran options. Considering his overwhelming snap count compared to the other two, Carlson is the Cardinals' tight end to own, but the team's lack of a fullback forces more blocking assignments than the typical TE corps.

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Housler started Saturday's preseason opener against the Texans, ESPN's Josh Weinfuss reports.

Following a disappointing, injury-plagued 2013 season, Housler is thought to be competing for playing time with free-agent acquisition John Carlson and second-round draft pick Troy Niklas. Housler is talented enough to emerge from the pack, and he turned his only target in Saturday's game into a 38-yard gain. However, Carlson is listed first on the depth chart, and he may cut into Housler's value, even if Housler wins out.

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ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss believes Rob Housler is "sitting at No. 4 right now" on Arizona's tight end depth chart, behind John Carlson, Jake Ballard, and rookie Troy Niklas.

"He's just not the type of tight end head coach Bruce Arians prefers," Weinfuss writes. The Cardinals' website seems to agree, also projecting Carlson and Ballard ahead of Housler. Once Niklas (hand surgery) gets healthy, it will be interesting to see if Housler goes on the trade block. The Patriots, Giants, Packers, and Falcons could also use an athletic, catch-first tight end.