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Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Friday. HC Kliff Kingsbury said Hopkins sitting out on Thursday was a “maintenance deal." It sounds like he'll be available for Monday night's game vs. the 49ers, but check back tomorrow for another update on Hopkins.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins missed Thursday's practice with a hamstring issue. We don't have any other details, but his status for Monday night's game vs. the 49ers obviously bears monitoring over the next few days. We'll get another update on Hopkins tomorrow.

Cardinals WR Rondale Moore finished just 1 target and 1 reception short of WR DeAndre Hopkins' team leads in each category in Sunday's win over the Rams. He tallied 9-94 receiving on 13 looks. Hopkins led with 14 targets, catching 10 balls for 98 yards. RB James Conner (3) and WR A.J. Green (2) were the only other Cardinals to catch more than 1 pass. It was Moore's 3rd straight game with at least 7 receptions. Next comes a 49ers defense that has played the run tougher than the pass this season.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is not expected to play against the Rams today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. A final decision won't come until pregame warmups, but Schefter says QB Colt McCoy is "likely" to get the start. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport agrees, tweeting that Murray is "unlikely" to play. "He's still moving very gingerly," Rapoport adds. We won't get Arizona's inactives until 3 pm ET, but fantasy owners should operate under the assumption that Murray will not play.

A source "expressed skepticism" to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler about Cardinals QB Kyler Murray's availability for Sunday's game vs. the Rams. Murray is still slated to test that injured hamstring in pregame warmups, per Fowler. QB Colt McCoy will get the start if Murray is out.

Cardinals WR Rondale Moore drew a team-high 10 targets in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. He caught 8 of them for 69 yards. TE Zach Ertz followed with 8 targets, catching 5 for 40 yards and a TD. WR DeAndre Hopkins claimed the team's other TD among his 4 catches for 36 yards on 5 targets. WR Robbie Anderson added 1 reception among 3 targets for a loss of 4 yards.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins sucked up 13 targets (29.5%) in Arizona’s Week 8 loss at Minnesota. He turned them into 12-159-1 and made a number of acrobatic catches in the process. On the week, Hopkins’ performance was enough to rank as the overall WR2 in PPR. A massive target magnet, Hopkins should continue rolling as a WR1. Note that Marquise Brown (foot) will miss at least a few more weeks.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins made his season-debut in Week 7, snagging 10 of 14 targets for 103 yards. Oh yeah, he's back. Hopkins’ 14 targets represented a wild 48.2% team target share. While he faced a Saints secondary minus CB Marshon Lattimore, it’s clear that Hopkins will be leaned on heavily with Marquise Brown (foot) sidelined. The veteran is a fine WR2 for the road ahead.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero hears that Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins is expected to be a "full-go" vs. the Saints tonight. Hopkins just returned from his 6-game suspension but has 2 seasons' worth of experience in HC Kliff Kingsbury's offense. He gets a plus matchup against a New Orleans secondary missing top CB Marshon Lattimore.

The Saints have ruled CB Marshon Lattimore (abdomen) out for Thursday night's game against the Cardinals. It'll be the 2nd straight game he has missed. CB Bradley Roby filled in against the Bengals and allowed a 129.5 passer rating on balls thrown his way, according to Pro Football Focus. Lattimore's absence is good news Arizona WR DeAndre Hopkins, who will make his season debut after serving a 6-game PED suspension.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the foot injury for Cardinals WR Marquise Brown is "potentially season-ending." Brown is undergoing further testing today to determine the extent. The trade for WR Robbie Anderson also seemed to point to concern on the team's part. We'll watch for the official diagnosis on Brown.

The Panthers are trading WR Robbie Anderson to the Cardinals, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Anderson had already been on the trade block before his sideline altercation with Carolina's coaching staff in Sunday's loss to the Rams. He heads from a pathetic Panthers passing game to a struggling Cardinals passing game. When Arizona's WR corps is healthy, Anderson might be the #4 WR behind DeAndre Hopkins, Marquise Brown and Rondale Moore. Brown went down with a foot injury late in Week 6, though, so we'll see about his status. Anderson is worth stashing in fantasy leagues of 12+ teams, but we're not very excited about his rest-of-season outlook.

Update: The Panthers are receiving a 2024 6th-round pick and a 2025 7th-rounder for Anderson, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The Cardinals "hope" WR DeAndre Hopkins will be able to play vs. the Saints on Thursday night, according to insider Jordan Schultz. Hopkins' 6-game suspension is up, and he's in "phenomenal shape," per Schultz. But the short week complicates the situation. Of course, Arizona could really use Hopkins -- especially with WR Marquise Brown dealing with a foot injury. We'll keep you updated on this. If Hopkins does suit up on Thursday, he's best treated as a risk/reward WR3.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury talked up the offensive fit for new WR Marquise Brown. "I think it's similar to what he played in at OU [Oklahoma],” Kingsbury said. "Obviously, position-wise, no-huddle type stuff, signal-based. But he's been in Baltimore for a while now, and so it's just readjusting to that, but I think he feels comfortable in what we're doing.” Kingsbury believes Brown is “ahead of the curve” with the new offense — no surprise considering his experience with Kyler Murray in a similar system. With DeAndre Hopkins out for the first 6 games, Brown’s short-term WR1 potential is obvious. Over the course of the season, Brown projects more as a WR2.

The Cardinals plan to limit WR DeAndre Hopkins' reps in training camp. Hopkins underwent surgery to repair a torn MCL in December and is suspended for the first 6 games of this season. "We're trying to come up with a great plan that rolls right up to Week 7 of the season and make sure we're smart about it," HC Kliff Kingsbury said. "But, the main thing I don't want him to do is ramp up, make a bunch of plays in training camp, do this, practice really hard and then six weeks he's not doing anything." Hopkins still boasts WR1 upside for the final two-thirds of the season. His recent FFPC ADP is sitting in early Round 9.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury expects WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) to be a "full go" for training camp. His 2021 season ended in Week 14 with a torn MCL that required surgery. That came with a 6-week timetable for return, so his status for the start of 2022 camp was never in question. Hopkins, of course, is suspended for the first 6 games of the upcoming season for violating the league's PED policy.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the NFL is suspending Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins 6 games for violating the PED policy. Assuming he doesn't get it reduced on appeal, Hopkins' absence creates season-opening opportunity for Arizona WRs Marquise Brown, A.J. Green and Rondale Moore -- and it delivers a big blow to any best-ball drafters who combined Hopkins with QB Kyler Murray on their early rosters. We'll watch for any further developments with the situation, but Hopkins obviously tumbles down our WR rankings.

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.

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