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The Cardinals on Monday claimed RB Tony Jones Jr. off waivers from the Saints. That, of course, comes a day after RB James Conner suffered a knee injury and doesn't bode well for Conner's chances of playing in Week 6. Arizona also went without RB Keaontay Ingram in Week 5 because of a neck injury. We'll see about his availability for Sunday's game against the Rams. Emari Demercado currently stands as the best bet to lead Arizona's backfield for that one and is worth a look on waivers this week for needy fantasy teams.

Cardinals S Jalen Thompson left Sunday's loss to the Bengals with a hamstring injury less than halfway through. We'll see about his outlook for Week 6 against the Rams. Arizona will miss the other starting safety, Budda Baker, for at least one more game. He's on IR with a hamstring injury. K'Von Wallace and Andre Chachere finished Sunday as the top two safeties for the Cardinals. The duo would add upside to the Rams' deep-passing game if left to start next week.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown saw a team-high 10 targets on Sunday, converting 4 catches for 61 receiving yards and a TD vs. the Bengals. TE Zach Ertz had been hot as of late with the second-most targets among TEs (30) entering Week 5, though he had a bit of a down game in this one. The veteran hauled just 2 of 4 targets for 10 yards. Fortunately, he found the end zone and salvaged his fantasy day from that standpoint. Rookie WR Michael Wilson flopped after last week’s breakout with just one 18-yard catch in the contest. We’ll be happy to go back to Brown and Ertz in lineups again in Week 6 vs. the Rams.

Cardinals RB James Conner logged 6 carries for 48 yards in Week 5 vs. the Bengals before leaving in the second quarter with a knee injury. In his absence, rookie Emari Demercado put up 45 rushing yards and a TD on 10 attempts. We’ll keep an eye on Conner’s health throughout the week. Should he miss time, Demercado would be a name to consider off the waiver wire ahead of Week 6 vs. the Rams.

Cardinals RB James Conner suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Bengals. He's officially questionable to return. With RB Keaontay Ingram inactive with a neck injury, Arizona is down to RB Emari Demercado.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (thumb) is active for today’s game vs. the 49ers. He injured his thumb on Thursday but was able to get in a limited practice on Friday. It’s unclear how big an issue it’ll be today, adding some risk to Brown’s Week 4 fantasy profile.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (thumb) is expected to play vs. the 49ers today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Brown injured his thumb on Thursday but was able to get in a limited practice on Friday. It's unclear if the thumb will be a factor today.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (knee) is still "weeks away" from playing, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Murray is eligible to come off the PUP list next week but isn't ready to practice yet. Murray still "wants and plans" to play this season, but Schefter believes it will be late October, "at the earliest," before we see him. This isn't a surprise after Murray tore his ACL this past December. If you've had Murray stashed on your fantasy bench, keep stashing him. But this report does mean that Murray isn't worth adding off waiver wires for at least another few weeks.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (thumb) is questionable for this weekend's game vs. the 49ers. He injured his thumb on Thursday but was able to get in a limited practice on Friday. We'll look for further updates on Brown's status but won't get Arizona's inactives until around 3 pm ET on Sunday. The thumb injury will add some risk to Brown's fantasy profile if he does suit up this weekend.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown was added to Thursday's injury report with a thumb and limited in practice. That likely means he injured the thumb today. We'll see what he does in Friday's practice and how he's listed on the final injury report for this weekend's game vs. the 49ers.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown gathered 5 catches, 61 yards, and 1 score in a Week 3 win over Dallas. His 7 targets represented a 33.3% team share. He’s benefiting from Josh Dobbs’ surprisingly effective play, as the QB hit him both downfield (23 yards) and at the goal line (2 yards) on tight-window connections. Brown now travels to San Francisco looking to sustain a hefty season-long target share of 27.5%.

Cardinals RB James Conner piled up 98 rushing yards and 1 score on 14 attempts. Surprisingly, Arizona’s O-line opened up several holes for Conner to exploit. He nearly went untouched on his goal line score from 5 yards out. The veteran has now scored in two straight, while he’s hit 15 opportunities in all three games. He’ll be tested Sunday at San Francisco, especially with the 49ers having a rest advantage.

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 WR Marquise Brown led all pass-catchers with 10 targets on Sunday, corralling 6 catches for 54 yards and 1 TD in Week 2. TE Zach Ertz once again saw major involvement, recording 6 catches on 8 targets for 56 yards. While there aren’t many reasons to be excited about this offense, it’s becoming apparent who the top receiving options are for QB Joshua Dobbs. Managers in deeper leagues in need of TE help ought to consider picking up Ertz off of the waiver wire. Both players will be intriguing options next week vs. the Cowboys.

Cardinals RB James Conner received 23 carries for 106 rushing yards and 1 TD in Sunday’s loss to the Giants. The veteran only saw a single target in Week 2 and didn’t record a catch. For the second week in a row, Conner significantly out-worked his fellow RBs with 82.7% of the backfield touch opportunities, reaffirming his status as a workhorse for fantasy managers. He’ll figure to be a quality RB2 option again in Week 3 vs. the Cowboys.

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.

Cardinals RB James Conner saw 14 carries for 62 rushing yards in Sunday’s loss to the Commanders. He also caught all 5 targets for 8 receiving yards in Week 1. Those who play in PPR leagues can’t be too upset with a double-digit performance, and 73.6% of the team’s RB carries from Conner. The Cardinals' offense is likely to struggle until QB Kyler Murray returns from rehabbing his ACL. Next up for Arizona is a Week 2 game vs. the Giants.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (hamstring) is active for today’s game vs. the Commanders. He was limited in practice all week, adding some risk to his Week 1 fantasy profile.

Cardinals WR Marquise Brown (hamstring) is expected to play vs. the Commanders today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Brown was limited in practice all week and carries elevated risk in fantasy lineups with the hamstring issue.

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