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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is a game-time decision for Sunday’s showdown with the Seahawks. He didn’t practice all week. Fitz might try to gut it out for a big game, but he won’t be anywhere near 100%. There’s a good chance his snaps are limited and/or he serves as a decoy. Fitzgerald isn’t a recommended fantasy starter this week.

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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) sat out practice again on Thursday.  We were never expecting him to practice much this week, so this doesn't necessarily make him less likely to play this weekend.  He's obviously not a lock to suit up, though.  And he'll be a shaky fantasy play if he does.  Check back tomorrow for another update.

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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.  "We'll see how he progresses," HC Bruce Arians said.  Fitz plans on playing against the Seahawks this weekend, but we wouldn't consider it a lock.  If he does suit up, he'll be a shaky fantasy play at less than 100% in a tough matchup.

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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprained MCL.  It's a partial tear of the ligament.  He played through the injury yesterday and said Monday that he expects to play in the Week 12 showdown with the Seahawks.  But between the injury and that matchup, Fitz will be a shaky fantasy starter.  We'll keep an eye on him throughout the week.

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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his right knee on Monday.  He suffered an MCL injury late in the 1st half of Sunday's win over the Lions.  Fitz was able to return for the 2nd half but caught just 1 ball on 1 target over the final 30 minutes.  We'll look for an update on his status tomorrow.

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Cardinals insider Mike Jurecki notes that WR Larry Fitzgerald was dealing with an MCL sprain last week.  Fitz was listed on the Week 1 injury report with a knee but practiced in full all week.  Still, the knee issue might explain why he was on  the sidelines for 10 plays in the opener and saw just 4 targets.  Fitzgerald is not listed on the Week 2 injury report.  We'd keep him locked into fantasy lineups today, regardless of QB Carson Palmer's status.

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The Cardinals and WR Larry Fitzgerald have agreed to a restructured contract.  The new deal saves Arizona $9.4 million against the salary cap this year.  There were whispers that Fitz could be traded or even released this offseason, but this news guarantees that he'll stick in the desert.  At least for 2014.  Fitzgerald's new contract comes with a $23.6 million cap hit in 2015.  He and the Cardinals will need to re-work the deal again if he wants to remain in Arizona.

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11 months ago

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (concussion) is officially active for today’s game against the Seahawks.  He’ll play his usual role but is just a low-end WR2 in a tough matchup.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (concussion) is expected to play against the Seahawks today.  He made it through the week without a setback.  Despite the 4:05 pm ET kickoff, fantasy owners can safely get Fitz into starting lineups.

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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (concussion) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Seahawks.  He practiced on Thursday and Friday without a setback.  He has 1 more meeting with the doctor but remains on track to play on Sunday.  Pencil Fitz into your lineup as a low-end WR2 against Seattle's 3rd-ranked WR defense.

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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (concussion) put in a full practice on Thursday and confirmed that he expects to play against the Seahawks this weekend.  “This is my first (concussion), uncharted territory for me,” Fitz said. “It’s a serious issue, but I want to be out there and play."  He'll undergo 1 final test on Friday.  Barring a setback, Fitzgerald will be available for his usual role against Seattle's 3rd-ranked WR defense.

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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (concussion) returned to practice on Thursday.  He even participated in an onsides-kick-recovery drill.  He's on track to play against the Seahawks on Sunday, barring a setback between now and then.  He'll be a low-end WR2 in that matchup.

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Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said Tuesday that he expects WR Larry Fitzgerald (concussion) to play against the Seahawks this weekend.  All reports on Fitz's status have been positive, but the fact remains that he needs to pass through the league's concussion protocol in order to play.  Fantasy owners can pencil him into fantasy lineups but should also have a backup plan in place.  We'll continue to monitor Fitzgerald's progress this week.

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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said he passed his initial concussion test on Monday.  "Those tests came back positive," he said. "I was right where I needed to be. Tomorrow I will see another neurologist to get another independent look.  At that point it’s just about how I feel going through the week. But right now I’m feeling good.”  For now, Fitzgerald is on track to play against the Seahawks on Sunday.  If he can avoid a setback, he'll be a low-upside WR2 for that matchup.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has been diagnosed with a concussion.  He took a big hit when trying to recover an onside kick late in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game.  He'll need to pass through the league's concussion protocol in order to play against the Seahawks next weekend.

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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald suffered a head injury attempting to recover an onside kick late in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Titans.  He went back to the locker room to be evaluated.  We'll pass along an update when we get one.

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Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said Tuesday that he was considering giving WR Larry Fitzgerald the day off Wednesday.  Instead, the Arizona star participated in full.  That indicates that his hamstring troubles are passing and he's approaching 100%.  If the reports remain good throughout the week, Fitzgerald would carry big fantasy upside into a matchup with Atlanta's flammable secondary on Sunday.

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Cardinals HC Bruce Arians says the extra time off after last Thursday night's game has "really helped" WR Larry Fitzgerald and his bum hamstring.  Arians estimated that Fitz was at 80% for that loss to the Seahawks.  He hasn't been 100% since originally injuring that hammy in Week 1.  The Cardinals are planning on giving him another day off on Wednesday.  "I wanna see that thing healed up 100%," Arians said.  This extra rest -- plus a Week 9 bye -- will hopefully have Fitz a full-go for the stretch run.

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1 year ago

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) is officially active for tonight's game against the Seahawks.  He put in a full practice on Wednesday and was probable on the final injury report, so the hammy might not be a significant issue.  But a tough matchup leaves him as a WR2 in fantasy.

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Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) is probable for Thursday night's game against the Seahawks.  He practiced all week -- including a full practice on Wednesday -- after playing 62 of 68 snaps on Sunday.  The hamstring isn't as big an issue as the matchup.  Consider Fitz a WR2 for Week 7.

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