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Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury considers WR Christian Kirk (ankle) "unlikely" to play against the Bengals this weekend. Kingsbury did add that Kirk will be limited in practice this week and that the ankle injury isn't as serious as the team initially feared. WR Damiere Byrd (hamstring) is also not expected to play on Sunday, per Kingsbury, leaving Arizona down to WRs Larry Fitzgerald, KeeSean Johnson, Trent Sherfield and Andy Isabella.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is expected to play Sunday against the 49ers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He's officially questionable with the hamstring injury but has played through the issue for multiple games.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald injured his hamstring in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Rams. He's officially questionable to return, but don't expect to see him back out there with Arizona down by 27. We'll look for an update on the severity of the injury. Fitz missed just 2 games over the previous 10 seasons.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) is not listed on the final Week 11 injury report. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday. He's still probably not at 100% but is safe to get into fantasy lineups for this weekend's game against the Vikings.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald played through a knee injury in the win over the 49ers. He headed back to the locker room with trainers late in the 1st half but returned to play the entire 2nd half. Fitz finished with a big 12-133 line and didn't seem to be bothered by the knee. He told reporters afterward that he was sore and would get an MRI on Monday. We'll pass along an update when we get one, but you can tentatively count on Fitzgerald for Week 11.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald practiced on Sunday. He sat out the 2nd preseason game with what HC Bruce Arians described as a "slight MCL" injury, but the fact that he's already back on the field is confirmation that the issue isn't serious. Fitz should be a full-go when Week 1 rolls around. His fantasy stock is unaffected.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald was held out of Friday night's preseason game with what HC Bruce Arians called a "slight MCL" injury. It's unclear which knee Fitzgerald hurt and when the injury occurred. He missed 2 games back in 2014 with a Grade 2 MCL sprain. This latest issue doesn't even sound serious if we're to believe Arians, but we'll keep a close eye on Fitzgerald going forward.

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd has 3 dislocated fingers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.  He's expected to be sidelined 3-5 weeks.  The longer end of that timeline bumps right up against the season opener.  Floyd's availability and effectiveness beyond that is a question mark considering fingers are pretty darn important to WRs.  Floyd is coming off a disappointing 44th-place PPR finish, and his role in a crowded WR corps was in question heading into 2015.  This injury won't help his cause.  Meanwhile, Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown are now locked in as Arizona's top 2 WRs until Floyd returns.  Both guys are capable of playing well enough to keep Floyd 3rd on the depth chart even when he's back to 100%.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) returned to practice on Wednesday.  He'll be 3 weeks removed from a 2-4 week injury when Sunday's game against the Chiefs kicks off.  Assuming Fitzgerald plays in that one, he'll be a risk/reward WR3 vs. a tough KC pass defense.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) calls himself "highly likely" to play against the Falcons on Sunday.  "It's not my call, though," he added.  Fitz didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday and is still waiting for medical clearance from the docs.  He'll be 2 weeks removed from a 2-4 week injury when Arizona-Atlanta kicks off on Sunday.  We'll see if he's able to practice on Friday, but Fitzgerald will be a risky fantasy play if he's active this weekend.

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said Monday that the team is still "waiting to see" if WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee) will be ready for this weekend's game against the Falcons.  Fitz didn't seem particularly close to playing yesterday, and Arians admitted that he wouldn't be able to go if there was a practice on Monday.  Fitzgerald's Grade 2 MCL sprain is a 2-4 week injury, so consider him worse than 50-50 to play against Atlanta.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprained MCL.  It's a partial tear of the ligament.  He played through the injury yesterday and said Monday that he expects to play in the Week 12 showdown with the Seahawks.  But between the injury and that matchup, Fitz will be a shaky fantasy starter.  We'll keep an eye on him throughout the week.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his right knee on Monday.  He suffered an MCL injury late in the 1st half of Sunday's win over the Lions.  Fitz was able to return for the 2nd half but caught just 1 ball on 1 target over the final 30 minutes.  We'll look for an update on his status tomorrow.

Cardinals insider Mike Jurecki notes that WR Larry Fitzgerald was dealing with an MCL sprain last week.  Fitz was listed on the Week 1 injury report with a knee but practiced in full all week.  Still, the knee issue might explain why he was on  the sidelines for 10 plays in the opener and saw just 4 targets.  Fitzgerald is not listed on the Week 2 injury report.  We'd keep him locked into fantasy lineups today, regardless of QB Carson Palmer's status.

The Cardinals have signed LT Jared Veldheer to a 5-year, $35 million deal.  The 26-year-old is the youngest of the top free-agent OTs.  Veldheer missed most of last season with a triceps injury but finished 12th among 80 OTs in Pro Football Focus' 2012 rankings.  He's a significant upgrade for the Cardinals -- and good news for the fantasy prospects of QB Carson Palmer, RB Andre Ellington and WRs Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald suffered a head injury attempting to recover an onside kick late in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Titans.  He went back to the locker room to be evaluated.  We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians labeled QB Carson Palmer a game-time decision for Week 14 due to his right (throwing) elbow injury.  Palmer played through the injury last Sunday but was extremely limited in practice this week.  He only threw short passes and was sporting a sleeve on the elbow.  Arians expects Palmer to play, but the bum throwing arm makes him a risky fantasy option.  We moved him -- as well as WRs Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd -- down our Week 14 Rankings.  QB Drew Stanton will start for Arizona if Palmer can't.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) is officially active for tonight's game against the Seahawks.  He put in a full practice on Wednesday and was probable on the final injury report, so the hammy might not be a significant issue.  But a tough matchup leaves him as a WR2 in fantasy.

Cardinals insider Kent Somers reports that WR Larry Fitzgerald played through a right hamstring injury on Sunday.  It was the left hammy that was bothering him earlier this season.  Fitz looked just fine against the 49ers -- going for 117 yards and a score -- but "could barely bend over in the locker room" afterward, per Somers.  It's certainly something to monitor with the Cardinals having just a few days off before Thursday night's game against the Seahawks.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers.  HC Bruce Arians revealed on Friday that Fitz is dealing with a problem in a "different spot" of his hamstring than earlier this year.  Insider Kent Somers believes Fitzgerald will play, but the 4:25 pm ET start makes it a tricky situation for fantasy owners.  Between the injury and a tough matchup, Fitz will be a risky WR2 if he's active.


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