QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
1 month ago

Fitzgerald is "much better" physically than he was at the end of the regular season, the Cardinals' official site reports. as asdf

EDGE Analysis

Although Fitzgerald didn't shed light on his health often during the Cardinals' underwhelming campaign, he frequently received the oft-used "veteran rest day" in order to avoid undue physical stress during practice. In advance of the Super Bowl, though, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Fitzgerald "got beat up, was dealing with several nagging injuries" in 2016. Fitzgerald took time to make a decision on his future, which was seemingly tied to that of quarterback Carson Palmer. Upon opting to return as of Feb. 1, Palmer made a similar call last Thursday, ensuring the duo will suit up together for the fifth year in a row.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
2 months ago

Fitzgerald (undisclosed) is "definitely returning" in 2017, ESPN's Jim Trotter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzgerald was known to be mulling retirement this offseason, but after taking the time to weigh his options, it appears he isn't yet ready to hang up the cleats. Fantasy players should rejoice, as it's clear the All-Pro wideout has plenty left in the tank after pacing the entire league in receptions last season. However, his value in 2017 is contingent upon Carson Palmer's own retirement decision. Should the quarterback return for another season, Fitzgerald will likely remain the go-to receiving option in Arizona for yet another year. If he doesn't, the entire Cardinals offense could suffer.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
2 months ago

Fitzgerald is contemplating retirement and the Cardinals hope to receive a decision on his future by mid-February, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzgerald has been in discussions with coaches and members of Arizona's front office regarding his future, which may be influenced by quarterback Carson Palmer's potential retirement as well. At 33 years old, Fitzgerald previously was reported to have told his friends that he expected 2016 to be his final NFL season. However, after leading the league with 107 receptions this season, it's clear Fitzgerald can still perform at a high level, making his decision less straightforward. Although the Cardinals' season has only been over for about a month now, the team hopes Fitzgerald will inform them of his decision sooner than later for offseason planning purposes, so news of Fitzgerald's plan could surface in the near future.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
2 months ago

Fitzgerald (undisclosed) won't play in Sunday's Pro Bowl, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Urban didn't cite a reason for Fitzgerald's absence, but after Seattle, a divisional foe, announced Doug Baldwin as the replacement, they noted an injury was to blame for his DNP, per John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site. Fitzgerald will thus embark upon his annual offseason travels, wherein he'll ponder his future in the NFL. Currently, he's locked up contractually through the 2017 campaign.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
3 months ago

Fitzgerald reeled in five of seven passes for 43 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 44-6 victory in Los Angeles.

EDGE Analysis

As Fitzgerald wraps up his 13th professional season, he was extending personal records on a weekly basis and setting the occasional NFL record. Sunday was no different, as his fifth and final catch of the day was a five-yard TD strike from Carson Palmer, ensuring a league-leading 107 catches for the campaign and becoming the first player the top the NFL in receptions 11 yards apart (2005 and 2016). While Fitzgerald is under contract for another year, he intends to take a wait-and-see approach with his future. If he's indeed laced up the cleats for the last time, he proved that he went out in tip-top shape, hauling in 71.3 percent of the passes thrown his way for 1,023 yards and six scores.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
3 months ago

Fitzgerald hauled in all four passes for 31 yards during Saturday's 34-31 victory in Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Entering Week 16 as the NFL's leader in receptions, Fitzgerald again put up an uninspiring line, at least in the fantasy realm, but matching his season-low target count didn't help matters. Perhaps his primary contribution to the game was an eight-yard reception with 27 seconds remaining to transform a potential 51-yard field goal to a more manageable 43-yarder, which Chandler Catanzaro nailed through the uprights as time expired. With 14 receptions (on 22 targets) for 100 yards over the last three weeks, Fitzgerald's 13th NFL season isn't ending on a high note. However, after notching 100 catches for the fourth time in his career Saturday, he sits just 20 yards shy of his eighth 1,000-yard campaign.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
3 months ago

Fitzgerald posted a team-leading seven receptions for 57 yards during Sunday's 48-41 loss to the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

In a game featuring just three punts among 22 possessions, Fitzgerald's second contribution was a lost fumble that resulted in a Saints touchdown drive, wiping away the Cardinals' sole lead (7-3) of Week 15. The foible aside, he received nine targets but actually corralled seven of them, unlike last Sunday, when he recorded a season-low three catches. With 98 on the season, he boasts the top mark in the NFL, but more impressively, he has exactly one more reception through 200 career games than the inimitable Jerry Rice (1,116 versus 1,115). Fitzgerald will look forward to Saturday's divisional matchup in Seattle.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
3 months ago

Fitzgerald was held to season lows in catches (three) and receiving yards (12) during Sunday's 26-23 defeat at Miami.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to Sunday, Fitzgerald had managed to accrue at least 49 yards through the air in the first 12 games of the season, yet his 12 yards represented the second-most among Cardinals wide receivers (Michael Floyd recorded 18 yards). Making matters worse, Fitzgerald and company found difficulty contending with a Dolphins secondary one week removed from getting lit up by the Ravens to the tune of 386 yards and four touchdowns. In any case, owners can consider these happenings an anomaly, as the Cardinals prepare to face the Saints' 29th-ranked pass defense in Week 15.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
4 months ago

Fitzgerald caught 10 of 11 targets for 78 yards in Sunday's 31-23 win over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

The beat goes on for Fitzgerald, who is tied with Antonio Brown for the league lead with 88 receptions. During Sunday's game, Fitzgerald passed Marvin Harrison for third on the all-time reception list with 1,106 career catches. Serving as Carson Palmer's security blanket, there's no reason to think Fitzgerald will cool off, especially in PPR leagues, next week against Miami.

QLarry Fitzgerald
WR ARI (9)
4 months ago

Fitzgerald corralled all four passes for 53 yards during Sunday's defeat in Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Entering the contest, Fitzgerald's average line was 7.4 catches (on 10.6 targets) for 74.9 yards and 0.5 touchdowns, meaning Sunday's output is merely the baseline for the wideout at this point in his career. In fact, the four targets were his fewest since Week 17 of the 2014 season, a span of 29 games (including playoffs). Therefore, Fitzgerald is a great bet to get back in the act next Sunday against a Redskins defense that has given up 13.5 YPC to wide receivers in the current campaign.