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2:16pm EST 2/6/23

WR A.J. Green announced his retirement on Monday. His play tailed off dramatically over the past couple of seasons, but Green had an awesome NFL career. He topped 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first 5 seasons and 6 of his first 7. He reached double-digit TDs 3 times. Green currently sits inside the top 50 in all-time receiving yards and scores.

Cardinals WR A.J. Green (knee) is not listed on the final Week 5 injury report and will play vs. the Eagles on Sunday. He’s not a fantasy option, but his return should push WR Rondale Moore back into the slot (assuming Moore plays through his knee issue).

Cardinals WR A.J. Green (knee) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. We'll see if he can make it back for this weekend's game vs. the Eagles. Green isn't a fantasy option, but his return would likely push WR Rondale Moore into the slot where he belongs.

As expected, Cardinals WR A.J. Green (knee) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Panthers. Hopefully you weren’t counting on him. Green’s snaps figure to be picked up by some combination of WRs Andy Isabella and Andre Baccellia.

Cardinals WR A.J. Green has a bone bruise in his knee and "could miss at least this week," HC Kliff Kingsbury said Monday. Green has been wildly ineffective so far but has played 64% of Arizona's offensive snaps. Those will need to be picked up by either Andy Isabella or Andre Baccellia.

11:12am EDT 9/26/22

Cardinals WR A.J. Green was knocked out of Sunday's loss to the Rams with a knee injury. We'll see about the severity, but Green has been a non-factor so far, catching just 5 of 13 targets for 29 yards through 3 weeks.

Cardinals TE Zach Ertz made his way off the injury report for Week 2 after playing through a "questionable" tag in Week 1. His playing time rose from 60% in the opener to 84% in the comeback win over the Raiders. Ertz, in turn, drew 11 targets to tie Marquise Brown for the team lead. He caught 8 of them for 75 yards. Brown made 6 catches for 68 yards. WR Greg Dortch checked in 3rd with 55 receiving yards on 4 catches (4 targets) and snagged Murray's only TD pass. A.J. Green was the only other Cardinal with more than 4 targets. He caught just 3 of his 7 looks for 16 yards.

Cardinals WR Rondale Moore (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Raiders. He's yet to practice since injuring his hamstring 8 days ago. WR Andy Isabella (back) is also out for Week 2. Marquise Brown, Greg Dortch and A.J. Green will be Arizona's top 3 WRs vs. Vegas.

Cardinals WR Rondale Moore injured his hamstring running a route in Thursday's practice, Pro Football Network's Aaron Wilson reports. Moore is scheduled for an MRI to determine the severity. We'll pass along an update when we get one, but Moore now looks unlikely to play vs. the Chiefs on Sunday. Arizona, of course, is also without WR DeAndre Hopkins, leaving Marquise Brown, A.J. Green, Andy Isabella and Greg Dortch as the top 4 WRs. It's a concern for QB Kyler Murray.

The Cardinals re-signed WR A.J. Green to a 1-year deal, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Green enjoyed a small bounce-back in 2021, posting a 54-848-3 line in 16 games. He ranked 57th in Pro Football Focus receiving grade and 54th in yards per route run among 90 WRs with 50+ targets last year. Arizona has 156 targets available with the offseason departures of WR Christian Kirk and RB Chase Edmonds. But if WR DeAndre Hopkins has a healthier season and WR Rondale Moore's role expands, Green is unlikely to significantly beat last year's 92 targets. He's an unexciting pick in early fantasy drafts.

Cardinals WR Rondale Moore (ankle) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks. The rookie has now missed the past 3 weeks and is uncertain for the start of the playoffs. Christian Kirk, A.J. Green and Antoine Wesley will continue to operate as Arizona’s top 3 WRs this weekend.

Cardinals WR Rondale Moore is inactive for tonight's game vs. the Colts. Christian Kirk, A.J. Green and Antoine Wesley will serve as Arizona's top 3 WRs, just as they did last week.

ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) "could be back" for the NFC Championship or Super Bowl, but that it'd be "unrealistic" to expect him back any sooner. That jibes with the 6-week timetable for return we got for Hopkins earlier this week. We'll see how Arizona deploys WRs Christian Kirk, A.J. Green, Rondale Moore and Antoine Wesley vs. the Lions today.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins is set for surgery to repair a torn MCL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hopkins is expected to be sidelined for 6 weeks, so he'll probably need Arizona to reach the NFC Championship to have a chance to play again this season. The last 2 games Hopkins missed, the Cardinals used A.J. Green and Antoine Wesley as their primary outside WRs, with Christian Kirk in the slot.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Cardinals expect WR DeAndre Hopkins to miss the rest of the regular season with a knee sprain. The team is "hopeful to get him back at some point in the postseason." It's worth noting here that NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Hopkins is "expected to miss Sunday and likely more." Those 2 reports don't necessarily clash, but might be reason to wait before dropping Hopkins from your roster right away if you can help it. However long he's out, Hopkins' absence can only help the target outlooks for the team's other pass-catchers. Christian Kirk and A.J. Green both look like top-30 options across fantasy formats for Sunday's game at Detroit.

Both ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hear that Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (ankle) is unlikely to play vs. the Seahawks today. Schefter reports that a final decision on Murray's status won't be made until pregame warmups but that "signs point" to QB Colt McCoy getting another start. Rapoport says there's a "chance" Murray is able to play -- but a "better chance" that it's McCoy. We won't get Arizona's inactives until 3 pm ET, so Murray belongs on fantasy benches unless we get a more optimistic report on his status. McCoy played well in his 1st start vs. the 49ers 2 weeks ago but bombed last week vs. the Panthers. He's a low-end QB2 and a clear downgrade for Arizona's offense.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks. We'll see if he can make it back for Week 13, following Arizona's Week 12 bye. Last week, A.J. Green and Antoine Wesley operated as the Cardinals' primary outside WRs, with Christian Kirk in the slot. Rondale Moore was the #4 WR.

Cardinals WR A.J. Green has been activated from the COVID list. He'll return for Sunday's game vs. the Panthers. But his fantasy value hinges on the status of teammates Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins and Rondale Moore.

Cardinals WR A.J. Green remains on the COVID list as of Friday night and is not expected to be cleared for Sunday's game vs. the 49ers. WR DeAndre Hopkins is a game-time decision with his hamstring injury, leaving Christian Kirk, Rondale Moore, Antoine Wesley and Andy Isabella as Arizona's healthy WRs.

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