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The Cardinals are expected to start QB Josh Dobbs in Sunday's opener at Washington, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That leaves rookie QB Clayton Tune as the backup ... and Arizona's receivers likely wondering when QB Kyler Murray will return. Dobbs has started just two career games since arriving as a fourth-round pick of the Steelers back in 2017, and both starts came last year. He has 85 career pass attempts, with 58.8% completions, 2 TDs, 3 INTs and 75 yards rushing (at 5.4 per attempt). That last aspect could give him some appeal as a cheap DFS play in Week 1. But the biggest fantasy impact here for most leagues is that Washington just might be the best fantasy defense for Week 1. You can see where Dobbs sits in our Week 1 QB rankings ... but you'll need to scroll down a good bit.

The Cardinals are hiring former Titans executive Monti Ossenfort as GM, according to NFL Network. Ossenfort most recently worked under recently fired Tennessee GM Jon Robinson and interviewed for that position before this announcement. He joined the Titans as director of player personnel in 2020 after 14 years with the Patriots and stints with the Texans and Vikings. In Arizona, he takes over for Steve Keim, who resigned to focus on his health. Ossenfort will now join the already-running search to replace HC Kliff Kingsbury and rebound a franchise that made the playoffs in 2021. The Cardinals finished this season 4-13 and in last place in the NFC West.

The Arizona Cardinals have fired HC Kliff Kingsbury. He went 28-37-1 across 4 NFL seasons that included 1 playoff trip: last year's loss to the Rams in the Wild Card round. The Cardinals sank to 4th in the division this season with a 4-13 record. Worse for fantasy football purposes, the offense sank from 8th in yards and 11th in points to 22nd and 21st, respectively, the worst marks of Kingsbury's stint in each category. QB Kyler Murray's Week 14 ACL tear didn't help, but his performance also fell way off vs. the previous 2 seasons before that. Kingsbury looked like a questionable choice from the start after a 6-year run as Texas Tech's HC that included a 35-40 overall record and just 2 seasons of .500 or better -- despite having 3 years of Patrick Mahomes at QB. We'll see about Arizona's next move, as well as Murray's recovery. The franchise will also be replacing GM Steve Keim, who announced Monday that he's stepping away to "focus on his health."

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