Cardinals HC Bruce Arians announced on Monday that QB Drew Stanton will start against the Giants this weekend. QB Blaine Gabbert has struggled after a decent start, completing just 51.5% of his passes with 1 TD and 3 INTs over the past 3 games. Stanton posted a 50.7% completion rate with 3 TDs and 1 INT in 2 starts before spraining his knee. Despite the plus matchup this Sunday, he can't be trusted in Week 16 fantasy lineups. It's worth noting that WR Larry Fitzgerald posted 5-70 and 10-113 lines in those 2 Stanton starts.
Cardinals QB Drew Stanton suffered a sprained knee in Thursday night's loss to the Seahawks, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. If he's not able to play vs. Houston next week, QB Blaine Gabbert will get the start. Stanton has completed just 50.7% of his passes and averaged 6.2 yards per attempt over the past 2 games -- although he's at least been able to get the ball to WR Larry Fitzgerald. Gabbert wouldn't be a downgrade. Arizona also added QB Matt Barkley on Saturday.
The Cardinals have reached a 1-year deal with QB Blaine Gabbert. That should set up a competition with Drew Stanton to back up Carson Palmer, who turned 37 in December. There's not much fantasy intrigue to either backup, but Gabbert would at least bring more rushing upside than Stanton, should Palmer go down.
The Cardinals have ruled out QB Carson Palmer (concussion) for Thursday night's game against the 49ers. No surprise there. Palmer will work toward getting cleared for Week 6's game against the Jets. QB Drew Stanton starts against the 'Niners and is a significant downgrade -- even to a struggling Palmer. Stanton completed just 4 of 11 passes with 2 INTs last week and completed just 55% of his passes in his last extended action back in 2014.
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said on SiriusXM Tuesday night that QB Carson Palmer is still experiencing concussion symptoms. That makes him a long shot to receive full clearance for Thursday night's game against the 49ers. Arians didn't rule Palmer out yet and noted that he was in meetings on Tuesday. But it continues to look like QB Drew Stanton will get the ball vs. San Francisco.
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians confirmed that QB Carson Palmer suffered a concussion in the loss to the Rams. He'll be extremely hard-pressed to pass through the league's protocol ahead of Thursday night's game against the 49ers. If he can't, QB Drew Stanton would get the start. He completed just 4 of 11 passes for 37 yards, 0 TDs and 2 INTs in relief of Palmer on Sunday. Stanton won't be a Week 4 option and would certainly hurt the outlooks for WRs Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown and Michael Floyd.
Cardinals QB Carson Palmer left in the 3rd quarter of tonight's game against the Eagles to have his right hand checked out. Drew Stanton came in for him. NBC cameras showed Palmer with taped fingers taking a ball for some practice throws as the game went to commercial. We'll see where this one goes, but the situation doesn't seem serious at least.
Update: Palmer returned for the next drive with his right index finger taped and threw the ball on 1st down.
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians confirmed that QB Ryan Lindley will start Saturday's Wild Card game against the Panthers. QB Drew Stanton remains out with his knee problem. Lindley played better in the season finale than he did in Week 16, but the finale still included 3 TDs. He's not a recommended fantasy play vs. a Carolina defense that's allowed just 10 TDs with 7 INTs over its last 9 games.
Cardinals QB Drew Stanton needed arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee to fight an infection, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "May be done for the year," Rapoport adds. It's another tough blow for a team that's been completely snake-bitten at QB this season. If Stanton isn't able to return, Arizona would be forced to roll with QB Ryan Lindley or QB Logan Thomas in the playoffs. The Cards will likely open on the road against the winner of Sunday's Falcons-Panthers game.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen hears that Cardinals QB Drew Stanton will miss 4 weeks with his sprained MCL and ACL. That'll knock him out through the regular season and the 1st round of the playoffs. It leaves Arizona with Ryan Lindley and Logan Thomas as their healthy QBs. Neither is a fantasy option the rest of the way, but Larry Fitzgerald owners should be hoping for Lindley. Thomas isn't close to being an NFL-ready passer.
Cardinals QB Drew Stanton is considered "week-to-week" with a sprained knee suffered on Thursday night, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Insider Mike Jurecki hears that Stanton was diagnosed with a sprained ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain. It sounds like Arizona is hoping to get Stanton back at some point this season, but they'll likely need to roll with Ryan Lindley or Logan Thomas at least in Week 16 vs. Seattle. It's a situation to stay far, far away from in fantasy football.
Cardinals QB Drew Stanton injured his right knee in the 3rd quarter of Thursday night's win over the Rams. He wasn't able to put any weight on the leg and was eventually carted back to the locker room. "We have no idea what the extent of it is," HC Bruce Arians said after the game. "He's had a previous one, so there's not any knowledge whatsoever. We'll take it very slow with him and see how it goes once we get in the MRI and all that information." Stanton also suffered right knee injuries in 2003 at Michigan State and in his 2007 rookie season. If he misses time, it's unclear if Arizona would go to Ryan Lindley or Logan Thomas. Lindley replaced Stanton on Thursday and went 4-of-10 for 30 yards. Thomas went 1-of-8 in his only action this season. The entire Cardinals passing game is best avoided in Week 16 against Seattle.
Cardinals QB Bruce Arians confirmed that QB Carson Palmer tore his ACL in Sunday's game against the Rams. He'll be placed on IR, ending his 2014 season. It's a big loss for both the Cardinals and fantasy owners. Palmer completed 63% of his passes, averaged 7.3 yards per attempt and tossed 11 TDs vs. just 3 INTs in 6 appearances. He was sitting inside the top-12 QBs in fantasy points per game heading into Week 10. Arizona will move forward with Drew Stanton under center. It's a significant downgrade, but Stanton is serviceable enough to keep the Cardinals offense on track. For more on the situation, check out the Week 10 Recap Podcast.
The Cardinals believe QB Carson Palmer suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's win over the Rams, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We should get confirmation tomorrow. It'll end Palmer's 2014 season and could put his availability for the start of the 2015 campaign in jeopardy. He'll have 10 months to get ready, but we're talking about a soon-to-be 35-year-old. QB Drew Stanton will take over for Arizona the rest of this season. He went 3-of-5 for 85 yards and the game-winning TD against St. Louis. In 3 appearances earlier this season, he completed just 48.9% of his passes with 2 TDs and 0 INTs. Stanton will only be a low-end QB2 in fantasy football, but he's serviceable enough to keep the Cardinals offense on track.
Cardinals QB Drew Stanton passed through the last stage of the concussion protocol on Friday afternoon, reports insider Mike Jurecki. That eliminates rookie Logan Thomas from the Cardinals QB Derby. We're now down to Stanton and Carson Palmer. That's betters news for WRs Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald. Palmer was throwing at about 80% on Friday, according to HC Bruce Arians. He'll participate in Saturday's walkthrough, but a final decision on his status might not be made until pregame warmups. Cardinals-Redskins doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET.
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said in his post-practice press conference on Friday that he's still not sure who the starting QB will be against the Redskins. QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) reportedly felt good on Friday and actually took the 1st-team reps. QB Drew Stanton (concussion) also increased his practice participation on Friday. Arizona has a plus matchup against the Redskins' 32nd-ranked QB defense this week, but the situation is best avoided in fantasy. Palmer's arm strength will be a question mark if he plays. Stanton isn't a good enough player to rely on. And rookie Logan Thomas simply isn't ready to play at the NFL level. Plus, Arizona-Washington doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET.
Cardinals QB Carson Palmer will travel to Denver on Friday for additional treatment on his throwing shoulder. He's put in 2 limited practices this week but clearly isn't ready to return to game action. QB Drew Stanton is still in the concussion protocol and seems worse than 50-50 to be cleared in time for Sunday's game against the Redskins. That'd leave rookie Logan Thomas under center for Arizona. He went 1-of-8 against Denver last weekend. Thomas won't be a fantasy option and is a massive downgrade for WRs Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald.
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