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2:59pm EDT 10/22/23

Cardinals S Budda Baker (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Seahawks. CB Kei'Trel Clark (hamstring) and LB Josh Woods (back) are also active after entering the day questionable.

The Cardinals are activating S Budda Baker (hamstring) from IR and expect to play him Sunday against the Seahawks, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Barring some report to the contrary, Baker should be ready for IDP lineups this week. You won't find him high in our Week 7 DB rankings, though. And Seattle has supplied the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to DBs so far.

The Cardinals have ruled S Jalen Thompson (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. S Budda Baker -- who returned to limited practice this week after missing the past five games with a hamstring injury -- is questionable. He said Thursday it'll be a "game-time decision," according to ArizonaSports.com. That makes Baker a risky bet for IDP lineups even if active. And the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff time likely means we won't know Baker's status before the early games begin. CB Kei'Trel Clark (hamstring) is also questionable after being limited in practice all week. We'll update the status on Baker and Clark ahead of Sunday's game.

The Cardinals on Monday placed S Budda Baker on IR. That means he'll miss at least another four games, on top of the loss to the Giants he already missed. K'Von Wallace played every snap in place of Baker and should be the starter while the vet is out. Wallace led Arizona in total tackles and has history with HC Jonathan Gannon from Gannon's time as Eagles DC. He's a decent addition for balanced and more tackle-heavy IDP formats.

Cardinals S Budda Baker is inactive for today's game against the Giants. He suffered a hamstring injury in Friday's practice. S K'Von Wallace figures to step up after working as the third safety in Week 1.

Cardinals S Budda Bker popped up on Friday's injury report with a hamstring issue that has him questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants. Baker sustained the injury during Friday's workout. We'll see about his status Sunday ahead of the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff. If we don't know about Baker heading into the early games, you might need to sit him for another option in your IDP lineup.

ESPN's Josh Weinfuss reports that the Cardinals have added bonus money and incentives to S Budda Baker's contract. The veteran requested a trade in the offseason. This pay increase should solve any lingering issues for 2023. His deal runs through 2024 but doesn't appear to have any guaranteed money left in that final season. We'll see whether this is Baker's final year in Arizona.

Cardinals S Budda Baker suffered a shoulder fracture in Sunday night's OT loss to the Buccaneers, according to multiple reports. He managed to play through the injury in the game but will miss the team's final 2 contests. Veteran S Chris Banjo is likely to take Baker's place next to Jalen Thompson in the lineup.

Cardinals S Budda Baker (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams -- and sounds highly questionable at that. HC Kliff Kingsbury said Friday that he had been told early in the week that there was a "zero percent" chance Baker would play. The safety managed a limited practice Friday after missing the previous 2 days. Kingsbury said the team would be "really smart" in deciding whether to play him. We'll see about his status Sunday, but it doesn't seem as though you should plan to have Baker available for IDP lineups.

Cardinals S Budda Baker suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks and will miss at least 1 game. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says the team hopes to get him back in 2-3 weeks. Arizona has just 3 more games before its Week 13 bye. We'll see about Baker's status heading into the Week 11 home date with the 49ers. For this week, Chris Banjo is the next man up at safety. LB-DB hybrid Isaiah Simmons might factor into the replacement plan as well.

Cardinals S Budda Baker (ankle) is active for today's game against the Seahawks.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury said Friday that S Buddy Baker (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. He missed the 1st 2 days of practice before returning for a limited Friday workout. The 4:05 p.m. ET kick will make it difficult to wait for Baker in IDP lineups, so make sure you have an insurance option if that's your plan.

Cardinals S Budda Baker (ribs) and DE Zach Allen (ankle) are active for today's game against the Cowboys.

Cardinals S Budda Baker (ribs) and DE Zach Allen (ankle) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Allen managed only 1 limited practice, Friday. Baker put in limited workouts Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday.

Cardinals S Budda Baker (heel) is active for today's game against the Seahawks. He entered the day questionable, but HC Kliff Kingsbury said he expected the safety to play.

Cardinals S Budda Baker (heel) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. HC Kliff Kingsbury said Friday, though, that Baker will play, according to the team website. We'll confirm his status Sunday afternoon.

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