The Cardinals released their initial depth chart Monday, which lists Tyrann Mathieu as the FS starter despite his continued PUP status. Tony Jefferson, who has been working in his place, sits 2nd on the depth chart. D.J. Swearinger, meanwhile, has fought off competition so far to hold the SS role to this point. Swearinger has flashed some IDP intrigue in the past but failed to stick in lineups or deliver consistent fantasy production. He carries some mild upside into the season but needs to prove he's worth getting excited about. Arizona safeties have proved just OK in fantasy in recent seasons.

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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.

Cardinals ILBs Jordan Hicks (calf) and Haason Reddick (knee) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints. Hicks missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before a limited Friday workout. Reddick put in limited practices all week and looks like the better bet to play.

Cardinals LBs Haason Reddick (shoulder) and Terrell Suggs (back) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Reddick put in limited practices the past 2 days after sitting out Wednesday and seems to be trending toward playing. Suggs missed the full week of practice but also barely practiced last week. He still played three-quarters of that game. We'll check on the status of both players Sunday.

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson (illness) is active for today's game against the Rams. He's not a strong IDP option but is available if he's been in your plans. DE Markus Golden (ankle) is inactive.

Cardinals S Budda Baker (foot) and S Tre Boston (chest) are questionable for Sunday's game at Kansas City. Baker showed up on the injury report Thursday, missing that day's workout, but returned for limited participation Friday. Boston put in limited workouts all week after missing the past 2 games. We'll check the status of both safeties Sunday morning.

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