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Carson Palmer QB - ARI

Experience: 14 YRS   Height: 6'5"   Weight: 235  Bye: 8
Proj Pts.
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Cardinals QB Carson Palmer entered the 2016 season with a tired arm, according to HC Bruce Arians. "Last year, he came in to September, he had already wore his arm out by overthrowing all summer," Arians said. "We found a nice regimen, [and by] November and December he was playing as good as he's ever played." Palmer has adjusted his routine this offseason, and Arians believes his arm is "stronger than ever." Palmer finished 16th among QBs in fantasy points last season but is just a year removed from a top-5 finish. There's plenty of upside at his QB23 ADP.

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Cardinals QB Carson Palmer says he'll be throwing a lot less in offseason workouts this year. "Coach is very persuasive," Palmer told The Associated Press, calling it HC Bruce Arians' idea. "He had very good reasons and points why. I'm going to trust his expertise and knowledge of this position because it's as good as it gets." Palmer conceded that he hadn't managed his offseason throwing well for the past "eight or nine years," failing to adjust as he gets older. On one hand, it's a little worrisome Arians finds this change necessary in his fifth year at the helm. On the other, anything that enhances Palmer's hopes of rebounding from last year is a plus. We'll see what reports of his arm strength say come summer. The veteran figures to settle well into QB2 range in redraft ADP anyway.

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Cardinals QB Carson Palmer announced that he'll return for another season in 2017. The 37-year-old had a disappointing 2016 campaign, finishing 16th among QBs in fantasy points. His 61.0% completion rate and 7.1 yards per attempt were both his worst marks in 4 years in Arizona. Palmer wasn't helped, though, by WR Michael Floyd's disappearance and WR John Brown's health issues. And he still tossed multiple TDs in 6 of his final 7 games. Palmer shouldn't be drafted as a QB1 in 2017, but he's capable of at least being a fantasy spot starter.

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Cardinals QB Carson Palmer struggled to play in wet conditions in Miami, notching just 145 yards, 2 TDs and 2 INTs. He added 3 fumbles and absorbed 3 sacks. Palmer hit secondary targets Brittan Golden and J.J. Nelson for short-range scores, giving him 4 straight games with 2+ TD passes. Palmer’s in play for Sunday’s home date with the Saints but should be avoided in Week 16 at Seattle.

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The Cardinals on Monday placed LT Jared Veldheer on IR. He needs surgery to repair a partially torn right triceps. He had previously suffered the same injury in his left arm in 2013 and missed 10 games after the repair. Veldheer's a big loss for an offense that has proved surprisingly inconsistent throwing the ball and just allowed 8 sacks in the loss at Carolina. QB Carson Palmer takes the biggest hit here -- literally and figuratively. We'll see what Veldheer's loss means to the running game, but the tough RB landscape keeps us from altering RB David Johnson's fantasy outlook at all.

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Injury Predictor

Palmer’s recent injury history is noteworthy. The now 37-year-old suffered a torn ACL 6 games into the 2014 season. He played a full slate in 2015 but missed 1 contest last fall with a concussion. The veteran has now missed at least 1 game in 4 of his past 6 seasons. We project him to miss more time in 2017.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.13 2.5% 32.9%
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Date Injury Analysis
Oct 17, 2016 Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Palmer suffered a mild hamstring strain in his game against the Jets but wasn't forced to miss any game time.
Oct 17, 2016 Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Palmer suffered a mild hamstring strain in his game against the Jets but wasn't forced to miss any game time.
Oct 2, 2016 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Palmer smacked his head on the ground when tackled, getting concussed. He didn't return to Week 4 action.
Dec 20, 2015 Hand Finger Dislocation Carson dislocated his throwing hand's index finger and sat out a few snaps but ultimately was okay to continue playing.
Nov 9, 2014 Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Palmer tore his ACL in week 10 and was placed on IR, missing the rest of the season.
Sep 7, 2014 Shoulder Palmer bruised a nerve in his shoulder in week 1 that prevented him from being able to throw. He missed the next 5 weeks.
Dec 15, 2013 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 In week 15 against the Titans, Palmer sprained his ankle but was not forced to miss any games.
Dec 1, 2013 Arm Elbow Sprain In week 14 against the Eagles, Palmer sprained his elbow but played through the injury.
Dec 23, 2012 Chest Lung Bruise Against the Panthers in week 16, Palmer fractured a rib and bruised his lung forcing him to miss the second half of the game and the final game of the season.
Dec 23, 2012 Chest Rib Fracture Palmer fractured a rib near halftime forcing him to miss the second half plus the following week's game.
Oct 11, 2009 Hand Thumb Sprain Carson "sprained" his thumb against he Ravens and needed surgery after the season but didn't miss any games.
Oct 5, 2008 Arm Elbow Tear Palmer suffered a torn elbow against the Cowboys forcing him to miss the next 11 weeks but did not need surgery.
Sep 21, 2008 Arm Elbow Sprain Palmer suffered an elbow sprain forcing him to miss the following week's game.
Sep 14, 2008 Knee Strain Grade 1 Against the Titans, Palmer strained his knee and was forced to sit out the following week's game.
Aug 23, 2008 Head Nose Fracture Palmer suffered a broken nose in the preseason but was ready to go by week 1 of the regular season.
Jan 8, 2006 Knee MCL Tear Grade 3 After taking a hard hit, Palmer suffered a knee MCL tear but only missed one game because of it.
Jan 8, 2006 Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Palmer tore his ACL and missed the 2005 post-season.

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