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Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) didn't practice all week and will be a game-time decision on Sunday, HC Kliff Kingsbury said. Hopkins was active after not practicing at all last week but lasted just 15 snaps. So he'll be a risky fantasy play if he ends up active -- especially with QB Kyler Murray also banged up.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury labeled QB Kyler Murray (ankle) a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the 49ers. Murray didn't practice all week. Kingsbury said Friday that Murray will suit up if he can play at a "high level in the pocket," per ESPN's Josh Weinfuss. Cardinals-49ers doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET, putting fantasy owners in a tricky spot if we don't get a Sunday morning update. Murray, of course, will be a riskier play than usual if he ends up active. QB Colt McCoy is Arizona's backup.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (ankle) missed practice again on Thursday. HC Kliff Kingsbury said Murray could play vs. the 49ers this weekend without practicing, but he's not a lock to be ready for that one. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) remained sidelined on Thursday. He didn't practice all last week and was active for the Packers game -- but he ended up playing just 15 snaps after aggravating the hamstring injury. Unless Hopkins gets on the practice field tomorrow, he'll be a risky Week 9 fantasy play.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. He was questionable heading into last Thursday night's game before aggravating the injury early on. Hopkins ended up sneaking back in for a few more snaps, so we're tentatively expecting him to play vs. the 49ers this weekend. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

The Cardinals placed WR A.J. Green on the COVID list. If he's vaccinated, he'll have a chance to get cleared in time for Sunday's game vs. the 49ers. But, for now, fantasy owners shouldn't plan on having him in Week 9 lineups. If Green is out, Arizona could shift WR Christian Kirk to the outside and make WR Rondale Moore the full-time slot receiver.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Kliff Kingsbury said he'd be comfortable playing Murray vs. the 49ers this weekend even if he doesn't practice at all this week. Murray told reporters that the 5 days off since Thursday's night game vs. the Packers was "definitely helpful" and that he feels "good." He added, "I think I'll be good to go on Sunday if I just know the game plan and get the mental reps." We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer hears that Cardinals QB Kyler Murray is dealing with a "1-to-3 week type of [ankle] sprain." Glazer later called Murray's injury a medial ankle sprain, which is to the inside of the ankle. "There's a chance" Murray could play in Week 9, Glazer added. We'll get an update on Murray's status when the Cardinals kick off their week of practice on Wednesday. But Murray owners should be lining up a backup plan in case Murray misses this week.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray "should be fine" after hurting his left ankle in Thursday night's loss to the Packers and is expected to be available for Week 9's game vs. the 49ers, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. We'll keep an eye on Murray when Arizona gets back to work next week.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray appeared to injure his left ankle late in Thursday night's loss to the Packers. He was able to stay in for the final 2 plays -- a handoff and a game-ending INT -- but was limping around afterward. We'll look for updates on his status. Murray gets 10 days to heal up before Week 9's game vs. the 49ers.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins aggravated his hamstring injury on a 55-yard catch in the 1st quarter of Thursday night's game vs. the Packers. He remains on the sidelines and is officially questionable to return.

Update: Hopkins re-entered midway through the 3rd quarter.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) is active for tonight's game vs. the Packers. He carries added risk after missing practice all week and coming into this one listed as questionable. But we haven't heard anything about Hopkins being limited tonight.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) is expected to play vs. the Packers tonight, "barring any pre-game setbacks," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Hopkins didn't practice on this short week and is listed as questionable, but we never sensed much concern about his status. He's a strong fantasy play tonight vs. a Green Bay secondary missing top CB Jaire Alexander.

Cardinals DE J.J. Watt will have surgery on the shoulder injury that had already ruled him out for Thursday night's game against the Packers. According to multiple reports, this is likely to end Watt's season. NFL Netwrok's Ian Rapoport reports that Watt will likely need "at least" 3 months to recover. Watt reportedly hurt the shoulder in the 2nd quarter of the Week 7 win over Houston but played through it for the 2nd half. Watt's contract looks locked in with Arizona through next year.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game vs. the Packers. He didn't practice all week. Hopkins has a long history of playing through ailments, and we haven't sensed much concern from Cardinals beat writers. HC Kliff Kingsbury said Wednesday that Hopkins "might be a game-time decision" but added that he "fully expects him to play," per The Arizona Republic's Bob McManaman. We'll get Arizona's inactives around 7 pm ET tomorrow. Unless we hear that he'll be limited, an active Hopkins will remain a must start.

The Cardinals have ruled DE J.J. Watt out for Thursday night's game against the Packers because of a shoulder injury. We had Watt low in the Week 8 DL rankings anyway, so this shouldn't be a huge loss for IDP lineups.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury tested positive for COVID and will miss Sunday's game vs. the Browns. QB coach Cam Turner is also out after testing positive. Kingsbury is an offensive-minded coach and Arizona's play caller, so it's notable news for QB Kyler Murray and the rest of this offense. We're not adjusting our projections for the Cardinals offense, but the situation adds downside risk.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (illness) isn't listed on the final injury report. He was sidelined on Wednesday and Thursday but put in a full practice on Friday. Hopkins should be ready for his usual role in Sunday's game vs. the Browns.

The Eagles traded TE Zach Ertz to the Cardinals in exchange for rookie CB Tay Gowan and a 2022 fifth-round draft pick. Ertz has been on the trade block all year, and Arizona came calling after losing TE Maxx Williams to a season-ending knee injury last week. Williams averaged 4 targets in 4 healthy games this season. Ertz has a chance to exceed that mark the rest of the way, but he'll probably struggle for reliable weekly fantasy value alongside Arizona's deep WR corps. We're assuming Ertz won't play vs. the Browns this weekend after playing his final game for the Eagles last night. The real winner here is TE Dallas Goedert, who should finally get a full-time role in Philly with Ertz out of the way. See where Goedert and Ertz sit in the updated Rest-of-Season Rankings.

Update: Ertz isn't even eligible to play vs. the Browns on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ertz should make his Cardinals debut in Week 7 vs. the Texans.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (illness) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. We usually don't worry about guys missing time with illnesses, but it's a different climate with COVID. ESPN's Dan Graziano reported earlier today that the Cardinals have had 3 positive COVID tests this week. To be clear, we don't know that Hopkins is 1 of them. We'll get another update on his status by Friday afternoon at the latest.

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