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Cardinals WR Rondale Moore played 42.8% of his snaps out wide last year. That number is down to 21.1% through two preseason games this year. Assuming that continues, it means Moore won't play much in 2-WR sets in new OC Drew Petzing's offense. It's a significant hit to Moore's 2023 fantasy value. Marquise Brown and rookie Michael Wilson look like the favorites to lead Arizona WRs in snaps this season.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown was, not surprisingly, more productive in games without WR DeAndre Hopkins than with him last year. How much more productive? Brown averaged just 4.3 catches, 39 yards, and 0 TDs in four games with Hopkins. Those numbers spiked to 6.3 catches, 69 yards, and 0.38 TDs in eight games without Hopkins. Brown's 15.5 PPR points per game in those outings would have ranked 14th among WRs for the season. Most importantly, Brown went from 7.5 targets per game on a 19.7% share without Hopkins to 9.6 targets on a 23.8% share without him. Hopkins, of course, was released by Arizona in May. And the team only added WRs Michael Wilson and Zach Pascal this offseason. It sets Brown up for hefty volume in 2023. See exactly where he lands in the 2023 WR Rankings.

The Cardinals announced that they have released WR DeAndre Hopkins. Trade rumors have swirled around the veteran all offseason. This move clearly indicates that the team couldn't find a suitable partner. That almost certainly comes down to the money involved, as Hopkins carried a $30.75 million cap hit for 2023. By waiting for the release, other teams can now negotiate their own deal with Hopkins rather than pay his huge existing contract. Arizona moves on with Marquise Brown as the lead WR. He was scoring in WR1 range last season before fracturing a foot and getting Hopkins back from suspension. Rondale Moore figures to operate as the No. 2 WR. The big question will be how much time he spends in the slot vs. outside. Candidates for the 3rd WR spot include veteran Greg Dortch and third-round rookie Michael Wilson. Dortch is clearly a slot guy, having spent 82.5% of his career pass snaps there. Wilson stands 6'2, 213 pounds and ran 76% of his college routes outside. Of course, Arizona also might play more 2-TE sets under new coaches, if Zach Ertz makes it back from his ACL tear in time to join second-year TE Trey McBride. For now, move Brown and Moore up your draft board, and consider taking late best ball shots on Dortch and Wilson. We'll continue watching the recovery of QB Kyler Murray (ACL tear). See where everyone sits in our updated fantasy football WR rankings.

The Cardinals named Drew Petzing their new OC. The 35-year-old has spent the past 9 seasons working under Kevin Stefanski in Minnesota and then Cleveland, with titles ranging from assistant WRs coach to TEs coach to QBs coach this past year. Petzing has no experience calling plays at any level. It's a rather bold hire by new Cardinals HC Jonathan Gannon. We'll see what we can learn about Petzing over the next 6+ months.

The Cardinals named Jonathan Gannon their new HC. The 39-year-old has been in the NFL since 2007, working his way from Falcons defensive quality control coach to Eagles defensive coordinator for the past 2 seasons. Philadelphia finished 2nd in yards allowed and 8th in points allowed last year. We'll see how Gannon fills out the offensive side of his staff.

The Cardinals have already ruled WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) out for this week. Without Hopkins last Sunday, TE Trey McBride and WR Greg Dortch tied for the lead with 25% target share apiece. WR Marquise Brown checked in 1 target behind them. Week 18, however, will find a much tougher defense in San Francisco. Check our Week 18 fantasy football rankings to see where everyone has landed.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown caught 6 passes for 61 yards in Sunday's loss at Atlanta. His 9 targets trailed TE Trey McBride and WR Greg Dortch (10 apiece), with David Blough serving as the 4th different starting QB this season. Brown gets a San Francisco matchup in Week 18 that has dominated opponent rushing. That could make Brown a decent WR3 for PPR, especially if WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) remains out. We'll see whether QB Colt McCoy makes it back from the concussion that cost him the past 2 games.

The Cardinals have downgraded WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) to out for Sunday’s game against the Falcons. That boosts the target outlooks for WRs Marquise Brown and Greg Dortch, though all Cardinals will be catching passes from QB David Blough. There’s PPR upside to the 2 wideouts, but this isn’t an offense to get overly excited about

Cardinals QB Colt McCoy has cleared the concussion protocol and is expected to start Sunday's game vs. the Falcons, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. McCoy is no savior, of course. But he's a significant upgrade over QB Trace McSorley. McCoy's return is good news for RB James Conner and WRs DeAndre Hopkins and Marquise Brown.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown played a season-low 66% of the offensive snaps in Sunday night's loss to the Bucs. We figured that was due to the groin injury that had him questionable coming in. But Brown said that he was being disciplined by HC Kliff Kingsbury after showing up late to a team meeting. We're expecting Brown to get back to full playing time in Week 17 but will keep an eye on the situation.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins drew 10 targets in Sunday night's OT loss to the Bucs, falling just 1 short of WR Greg Dortch's team lead. But he caught only 1 of them for 4 yards. WR Marquise Brown tallied 3 catches for 57 yards among 6 targets. Third-string QB Trace McSorley averaged just 4.8 yards per attempt on his 45 passes. We'll see whether QB Colt McCoy makes it back for a Week 17 date with the Falcons.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (groin) is active for tonight's game against the Buccaneers. We'd still bet on some elevated risk after the groin issue limited his Thursday and Friday practices. The bigger limitation might be 3rd-string QB Trace McSorley, who has completed just 46.2% of his 39 career passes in the NFL. Try to not use Brown in fantasy football lineups if you can help it. He sits relatively low in our Week 16 WR rankings.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (groin) logged back-to-back days of limited practice and is officially questionable for Week 16 vs. the Buccaneers. The affectionately nicknamed 'Hollywood' was a fantasy stud to open the season before succumbing to injury. In the time since he's been less-than-stellar. To add insult to injury, third-string QB Trace McSorley will be under center as the Cardinals QB in Week 16. The downgrade at QB makes Brown a risky WR4 option for fantasy lineups this week.

The Cardinals ruled QB Colt McCoy (concussion) out for Sunday's game vs. the Bucs. That leaves Trace McSorley under center for Arizona. McSorley started for 3 seasons at Penn State but completed just 59% of his passes. He went in the 6th round of the 2019 NFL Draft and has gone 15-of-29 for 166 yards, 0 TDs and 3 INTs in 3 appearances for the Cardinals this season. There's nothing to suggest that McSorley is an NFL-calibre QB. Consider him a significant downgrade from McCoy.

2:39pm EST 12/18/22

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (illness) is active for today’s game vs. the Broncos. He didn’t practice on Thursday but returned to a limited workout on Friday and should be ready for his usual role today.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (illness) is expected to play vs. the Broncos today. We're expecting him to be ready for his usual role, so Brown is fine to get into Week 15 fantasy lineups.

The Score's Jordan Schultz reports that Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (illness) is "good to go" for Sunday's game vs. the Broncos. Brown didn’t practice on Thursday with that illness but returned to a limited workout on Friday. He should be ready for his usual role tomorrow.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (illness) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Broncos. He didn’t practice on Thursday but returned to a limited workout on Friday. Brown should be able to play this weekend, but double check Arizona’s inactives around 2:30 pm ET on Sunday.

WR Marquise Brown led the Cardinals with 8 targets in Sunday's return from IR. He also played 15 more snaps than WR DeAndre Hopkins and ran 3 more routes. Hopkins still drew 6 targets and caught 4 balls for 87 yards and a TD. Brown managed 6 receptions for 46 yards. RB James Conner was the only other Cardinal to catch more than 1 pass. Brown's return could limit the target upside for Hopkins going forward, but there should be room for both at least as long as slot WR Rondale Moore is out.

2:38pm EST 11/27/22

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (foot) is officially active for today’s game vs. the Chargers. It’ll be his 1st action since Week 6. It’s unclear exactly how big a role Brown will play, but Arizona could certainly use him with both WR Rondale Moore (groin) and WR Greg Dortch (thumb) inactive. Consider Brown a risk/reward WR3 play today.

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