I am BACK! I apologize for my absence last week, as I had some personal issues come up. PLEASE FORGIVE ME. Tehol would. Man, the Cardinals looked so good then they go ahead and lose to the Rams and Roethlisberger-less steelers. I was hoping they could give the Packers a run; lets face it, the Falcons and Panthers are pretenders. They are the Broncos of the NFC. I see the Pats, Bengals, Packers, and healthy Steelers as the only real contendersn. The Cards and Seahawks always have a sneaky chance if they can get it right. Today we’ll talking about the Cardinals offense! I’m sure you could have guessed that. But first, let’s look at how extremely accurate I was at predicting the Post Ben injury Steelers…
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Michael Vick looked like the worst starter, backup, third stringer and practice squad quarterback that I have ever seen. I told you he was garbage. Because of that, all of his receivers were worthless in fantasy until Landry Jones took over and Bryant came to life last week. Le’Veon Bell was the man that I thought he was, hehe, and is the top RB in the league. I am a prophet.
Now let’s take a quick look at the Cards. Carson Palmer looks revitalized and his receiving corps is phenomenal. I would rank him as a mid tier QB1. This old man looks real good. This is what I hoped Peyton would be doing this year. Palmer’s deep ball looks great, his receivers are making plays and he looks accurate. If you got this beautiful man late in the draft kudos to you.
Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown both look incredible. Fitz has been rejuvenated. He could have the strongest hands of any one I have seen in the NFL. Brown looks like a potential Julian Edelman in the making. He is the future of the Cardinals receivers. Own him everywhere going forward. I’m iffy with Michael Floyd. I don’t know what to think about him, he’s consistently hit or miss but not a bad flex play. With the running game looking worse and worse each week I would bump all of the receivers and Palmer up some spots. Ignore their tight end, whoever it is.
The running game is very inconsistent, both with results and with who is lining up in the backfield. Chris Johnson had looked solid the past few weeks but this week he couldn’t make cuts or shift anyone. Granted, the O-line was pretty awful run blocking but as an NFL RB you’re supposed to be able to make the first guy miss. Andre Ellington just came back from injury and I wouldn’t be surprised if he ate into Johnson’s carries. He’ll probably get injured again. Dude has the same injury consistency of Arian Foster. David Johnson is nothing more than a 3rd down back that can make an exciting play out of the backfield or as a receiver. I would probably only start Johnson until we see Ellington getting back into the mix or injuries occur.
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