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Cardinals S Jalen Thompson (concussion) and CB Byron Murphy (calf) are active for today's game against the Steelers. Use them as you were planning in IDP lineups.

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Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Rams. He was added to the injury report on Friday but put in a full practice. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported this morning that Murray “shouldn’t be limited” vs. Los Angeles.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is expected to play against the Rams today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Just some tightness, he shouldn’t be limited," Rapoport adds. It sounds like Murray is safe to keep in Week 13 fantasy lineups.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Rams. He was added to the injury report on Friday but put in a full practice. At this point, we've heard nothing to suggest that Murray is in any danger of missing this one. But any limitations on his rushing ability would be a blow to his fantasy value.

Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game against the Rams. It’s completely unclear how much work he’ll see behind new lead back Kenyan Drake, so Edmonds can’t be trusted in Week 13 fantasy lineups.

Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) is expected back for Sunday's game against the Rams, HC Kliff Kingsbury said Monday. Edmonds turned in a huge Week 7 before going down with the hammy in Week 8. Since then, Kenyan Drake has impressed as Arizona's lead back. It's unclear how the Cards will divvy work between Drake, Edmonds and David Johnson -- although Kingsbury said, "It's on us as an offensive staff to find different ways to get them involved and get them the football." Drake is the best fantasy bet for Week 13 but should be considered a risk/reward RB3.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury said that RB David Johnson rebounded well in practice this week from a bad Week 10. "I'm proud of his effort and his focus," Kingsbury said, according to the team website. "I like where his head is at." GM Steve Keim also said Friday during a radio interview about Johnson, "He's the only one who can get himself out of this hole." We'll be interested to see whether Johnson draws a larger share of the workload against San Francisco than he did in Week 10. Johnson hit halftime of that game with 3 carries to Kenyan Drake's 4, though also none of the team's 4 RB targets. Johnson carried just 2 more times and fumbled his only reception at the end of the 3rd quarter. He then didn't touch the ball in the 4th quarter. We're betting on Drake to keep leading the work in Week 11, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Drake "should receive the bulk of the carries and touches." Just keep in mind that this situation could still be fluid.

Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Kenyan Drake out-snapped and out-touched David Johnson last week and is the better Week 11 fantasy bet.

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson left Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers with a calf injury. It's not yet clear how serious the injury might be. We'll keep an eye on his situation throughout this week. Arizona slot CB Tramaine Brock missed Week 10 with a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice all week. That could leave the Cardinals without 2 of their top 3 cover guys for the Week 11 visit to San Francisco.

Cardinals S Deionte Thompson (knee) is inactive for today's game against the Buccaneers. With slot CB Tramaine Brock also out, S Jalen Thompson looks like a lock for full playing time in a high-upside matchup. OLB Terrell Suggs (hamstring) is active after entering the day questionable.

Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game vs. Tampa Bay. The question is how much work he’ll cede to RB Kenyan Drake. It’s also a tough matchup against the league’s #2 RB defense. Consider Johnson more of a RB2 this week.

Cardinals RB David Johnson declared himself "100%" on Wednesday and said he's "definitely playing" against the Bucs this weekend. We'll keep an eye on his practice participation, but D.J. can be penciled into Week 10 fantasy lineups. We'll see exactly how much work RB Kenyan Drake earned with his impressive Week 9 showing, but Johnson should return as the lead back.

Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) is expected back for next week's game against the Bucs, HC Kliff Kingsbury said Friday. Johnson should slide back in as Arizona's lead back -- although RB Kenyan Drake deserves to stay involved after his strong showing vs. the 49ers. We'll be looking for clues on how the Cards will deploy these guys in Week 10 and beyond.

Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) is inactive for tonight’s game against the 49ers. RBs Kenyan Drake, Zach Zenner and Alfred Morris are all dressed. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler hears that Drake is “will get major run,” but we’d still consider him just a RB3 vs. San Francisco’s 2nd-ranked RB defense.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) is not expected to play against the 49ers tonight. He returned to a limited practice on Wednesday, so he seems to have a shot to return for Week 10. It'll be Kenyan Drake, Zach Zenner and Alfred Morris in Arizona's backfield tonight. Drake is the best fantasy bet of the bunch but is no more than a low-end RB3 vs. the Niners' 2nd-ranked RB defense.

The Cardinals have replaced LB Haason Reddick in base defense with Joe Walker, Cards Wire reports. “I think Joe Walker, right now, has earned the right to play the base downs and Haason, right now, is better at playing the sub downs.” Reddick had been delivering nice fantasy numbers for us, but he'll be useless as a sub-package player. Walker also won't carry much value if he's still sharing the position with Reddick.

Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) is out for Thursday night's game against the 49ers. HC Kliff Kingsbury labeled RB David Johnson (ankle) a game-time decision, but we'd be surprised if he suits up. Kingsbury confirmed that it'll be a committee backfield for this one. We'll see exactly who comprises that committee, but we're expecting it to be Kenyan Drake, Zach Zenner and Alfred Morris.

Cardinals RBs David Johnson (ankle) and Chase Edmonds (hamstring) both missed practice on Tuesday. Neither guy is expected to play against the 49ers on Thursday night. Meanwhile, HC Kliff Kingsbury admitted Tuesday that RB Kenyan Drake will be given a "manageable workload" in his debut after arriving via trade on Monday. This figures to be a 3-man backfield with Drake, Zach Zenner and Alfred Morris, making it a situation to avoid vs. San Francisco's stingy defense.

Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds is expected to miss "a few weeks" with the hamstring injury he suffered in yesterday's loss to the Saints, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Arizona has a Week 12 bye, so Week 13 seems like the most realistic return date for Edmonds. We'll see what the backfield looks like at that point with David Johnson rehabbing his ankle injury and Kenyan Drake now in the mix.

The Cardinals have agreed to send a conditional 2020 draft pick to the Dolphins in exchange for RB Kenyan Drake, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Arizona has lost RB David Johnson to an ankle injury and RB Chase Edmonds to a hamstring injury over the past couple of weeks. Both guys seem unlikely to be ready for Thursday night's game against the 49ers. Schefter confirms that Drake "could be in line for significant work" in that one. There's nice short-term opportunity here, so Drake is worth rostering in all fantasy leagues. But he figures to struggle for volume when Johnson and Edmonds get healthy.

 
 
 

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