Cardinals HC Bruce Arians named QB Blaine Gabbert his Week 12 starter. He was decent in Sunday's loss to the Texans, completing 64.7% of his passes with 3 TD and 2 INTs. The task will be much, much tougher this weekend against the Jaguars. Gabbert isn't a Week 12 fantasy option.
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians has named QB Blaine Gabbert his starter for Sunday's game against the Texans. QB Drew Stanton (knee) did practice some this week and might be available for backup duties. Gabbert is on the QB2 and DFS radar thanks to his plus matchup and rushing ability.
Cardinals insider Mike Jurecki hears that QB Blaine Gabbert is expected to start Sunday's game against the Texans. QB Drew Stanton suffered a sprained knee in last Thursday night's loss to the Seahawks. Gabbert joined the Cardinals this offseason and posted a 61.2% completion rate, 8.2 yards per attempt, 1 TD and 1 INT this preseason. He's a career 56% passer with 38 TDs and 37 INTs in 43 regular-season appearances. Gabbert does bring some rushing ability, though, averaging 12.8 yards per game for his career and 25.6 in San Francisco the past 2 years. That, plus the matchup with Houston's crumbling defense, puts Gabbert on the QB2 radar for Week 11.
The Cardinals have reached a 1-year deal with QB Blaine Gabbert. That should set up a competition with Drew Stanton to back up Carson Palmer, who turned 37 in December. There's not much fantasy intrigue to either backup, but Gabbert would at least bring more rushing upside than Stanton, should Palmer go down.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, 49ers HC Chip Kelly announced Saturday that QB Blaine Gabbert will start the team's regular-season opener. Gabbert has held the edge since spring practice, when Colin Kaepernick sat out following multiple offseason surgeries. Gabbert's mobile enough to be an interesting DFS and 2-QB league consideration simply because of Kelly's history with QB fantasy production in Philly. But no one should be getting excited about Gabbert and (arguably?) the league's worst WR corps. Kelly added that Kaepernick with be the backup, making Christian Ponder the 3rd QB.