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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 DE J.J. Watt announced Tuesday morning that he'll be retiring at the end of this season. That will end a 12-year career that included 5 All-Pro selections, 3 Associated Press defensive player of the year honors and a spot on the Hall of Fame's All-2010s team. We'll see how Arizona replaces him for 2023 after what's been a strong rebound season for Watt.

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 WR Greg Dortch led the team in targets (11), receptions (10) and receiving yards (98) in Sunday night's OT loss to the Buccaneers. He and RB James Conner were the only 2 Arizona players to exceed 3 catches with QB Trace McSorley behind center. We'll see whether QB Colt McCoy is back for a Week 17 meeting with the Falcons.

Cardinals RB James Conner rushed 15 times for 79 yards and a TD in Sunday night's OT loss to the Buccaneers. It was Arizona's only TD for the game. Conner added 7 catches for 41 yards among 8 targets. Conner gets a high-upside Week 17 matchup with the Falcons, who rank 7th most friendly to RBs by adjusted fantasy points allowed.

Jets RB Michael Carter was the closest thing to an offensive bright spot on a night that saw the team total just 227 yards and pull its 1st-round QB for the 2nd time this season. Carter led the team with 5 catches and 44 yards, though he added just 6 rushing yards on 2 carries. RB Zonovan Knight rushed 6 times for minus-2 and caught his lone target for 15 yards. RB Ty Johnson worked in for 7 yards on 2 carries. WR Garrett Wilson led the team with 9 targets but managed just 4 catches for 30 yards. Practice-squad QB Chris Streveler entered in the 2nd half and wound up leading the team in rushing (54 yards). We'll see who's piloting this offense for a Week 17 trip to Seattle. That matchup is currently battling Houston for friendliest in the league to RB scoring, according to our adjusted fantasy points allowed.

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.

Cardinals RB James Conner ran 16 times for 63 yards in Sunday's loss to the Broncos. He beefed up the fantasy line with a 4th-quarter TD from 1 yard out. Conner added 28 yards on 3 catches. He gets the Buccaneers in Week 16 and then a high-ceiling matchup at the Falcons in Week 17.

Jaguars WR Zay Jones racked up a monster 6-109-3 receiving line on 8 targets in Sunday's OT win against the Cowboys. It marked the 5th straight game of at least 7 targets for Jones and his 4th time with at least 6 catches in that span. It was just his 2nd 100-yard game of the year, though, and just his 3rd time north of 80 yards. The TDs also more than doubled Jones' season total. TE Evan Engram led the team with 8 receptions and tied WR Christian Kirk for the target lead (10). WR Marvin Jones claimed the team's other TD reception among 2 catches for 17 yards (on 6 targets).

Texans WR Chris Moore drew a team-high 9 targets in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. He caught 4 for 42 yards, both of which also led the team. TE Jordan Akins went 3-22-1 receiving on 6 targets. TE Teagan Quitoriano claimed the other TD reception from 8 yards out on his only catch. We'll see whether Houston gets WR Nico Collins or WR Brandin Cooks back for Week 16.

Cardinals QB Colt McCoy suffered a concussion in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Broncos. He's been replaced by QB Trace McSorley. We'll track McCoy's progress through the protocol this coming week.

Falcons QB Desmond Ridder threw for just 97 yards on 13-of-26 passing in Sunday's loss to the Saints. He took 4 sacks while averaging just 3.7 yards per pass attempts. The rookie added 38 yards on 6 rushing attempts. The performance confirmed that Ridder shouldn't be in season-long fantasy plans over the next few weeks, if you can help it. He did, at least, pepper fellow rookie WR Drake London with 11 targets, 42.3% of the team's total pass attempts.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of the 2023 season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Murray is reportedly working with a 6-8 month timeline to return -- which is shorter than usual for a torn ACL. Murray is set to undergo surgery after Christmas. Doctors don't believe there's damage to any of Murray's other ligaments, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that there's
associated meniscus damage that will be repaired. We'll keep you updated on Murray's progress throughout the offseason.

Seahawks RBs DeeJay Dallas and Tony Jones are inactive for tonight's game vs. the 49ers. RBs Ken Walker, Travis Homer and Godwin Igwebuike are dressed for Seattle. We're expecting Walker to see his usual workload tonight.

An MRI on Cardinals QB Kyler Murray's right knee confirmed a torn ACL. That ends Murray's 2022 season and gives him just about 9 months to get ready for the start of the 2023 campaign. We'd consider him iffy for Week 1 -- and unlikely to have his usual rushing ability until much closer to the end of 2023. Murray just signed a 5-year, $230.5 million deal in July that ties him to Arizona through the 2028 season. He's not realistically cuttable until after the 2026 season.

A source tells ESPN's Josh Weinfuss that there's "little doubt" QB Kyler Murray has a torn right ACL. “Doesn’t look good," HC Kliff Kingsbury said after the loss. Murray is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, so we should get confirmation on his status later today. A torn ACL would end his 2022 season and threaten his availability for the start of the 2023 campaign.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray went down with a non-contact injury on the 3rd play from scrimmage in Monday night's game vs. the Patriots. Murray had to be carted off the field and is certainly done for the night. We'll update Murray's status when we know more. QB Colt McCoy has replaced Murray.

Update: Murray has a knee injury and is officially "questionable" to return, the team announced.

Update: Murray has been downgraded to out.

Jaguars WR Zay Jones tallied 8 catches for 77 yards and a TD among 12 targets in Sunday's win over the Titans. It was his 3rd game among the past 4 with at least 10 targets but his 1st TD since Week 3. WR Christian Kirk endured a quieter outing, posting a 5-45 receiving line on 7 targets. Jacksonville gets tougher passing matchups the next 2 weeks in the Cowboys and Jets.

Texans WR Chris Moore racked up 10 catches for 124 yards among 11 targets in Sunday's narrow loss at Dallas. He worked as the lead pass-catcher with WRs Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins both out. WR Amari Rodgers was the only other Texan with more than 3 targets. He caught 4 of 5 looks for 57 yards, including the team's only TD reception. We'll see about the status of Cooks and Collins for Week 15's home date with the Chiefs.

ESPN's Adam Schefter expects RB Tony Jones to start today's game vs. the Panthers. RBs Ken Walker and DeeJay Dallas are not expected to play, so it'll be Jones, Travis Homer and Godwin Igwebuike in the backfield. Schefter expects all 3 of those guys to play, so it's not a very attractive fantasy situation. Jones might be the favorite to lead in carries, but we're still expecting Homer to get more action on passing downs.

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