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.
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.