|Offense||21st||124.4 (10th)||217.3 (24th)|
|Defense||32nd||120.1 (23rd)||281.9 (31st)|
|26||Benjamin, Eno||RB||5-9||207||4/13/1999||R||Arizona State|
|46||Brewer, Aaron||LS||6-5||232||7/5/1990||9||San Diego State|
|37||Foster, D.J.||RB||6-0||205||11/22/1993||5||Arizona State|
|45||Gardeck, Dennis||LB||6-0||232||8/9/1994||3||Sioux Falls|
|5||Gonzalez, Zane||K||6-0||202||5/7/1995||4||Arizona State|
|19||Johnson, KeeSean||WR||6-1||201||10/9/1996||2||Fresno State|
|13||Kirk, Christian||WR||5-11||200||11/18/1996||3||Texas A&M|
|66||Miles, Joshua||T||6-5||314||1/4/1996||2||Morgan State|
|27||Peterson, Kevin||CB||5-11||185||3/22/1994||4||Oklahoma State|
|15||Streveler, Chris||QB||6-1||216||1/6/1995||1||South Dakota|
|80||Thomas, Jordan||TE||6-5||277||8/2/1996||3||Mississippi State|
|34||Thompson, Jalen||FS||5-11||190||7/18/1998||2||Washington State|
|51||Vallejo, Tanner||LB||6-1||230||12/16/1994||4||Boise State|
|38||Ward, Jonathan||RB||6-0||202||9/30/1997||R||Central Michigan|
|28||Washington, Charles||SAF||5-10||192||3/10/1993||4||Fresno State|
|23||Alford, Robert (IR)||CB||5-10||186||11/1/1988||8||Southeastern Louisiana|
|94||Allen, Zach (IR)||DE||6-4||281||8/20/1997||2||Boston College|
|58||Armbrister, Thurston (IR)||LB||6-2||239||12/25/1992||3||Miami (FL)|
|54||Irving, Isaiah (IR)||LB||6-3||254||6/9/1994||4||San Jose State|
|55||Jones, Chandler (IR)||LB||6-5||265||2/27/1990||9||Syracuse|
|92||Lawrence, Rashard (IR)||DT||6-2||308||9/27/1998||R||LSU|
|63||Odhiambo, Rees (IR)||T||6-4||297||9/23/1992||4||Boise State|
|3||Palmer, Carson (IR)||QB||6-5||235||12/27/1979||15||Southern California|
|64||Sweezy, J.R. (IR)||G||6-5||310||4/8/1989||9||NC State|
|87||Williams, Maxx (IR)||TE||6-4||252||4/12/1994||6||Minnesota|
|93||Coley, Trevon||DT||6-1||310||7/13/1994||4||Florida Atlantic|
|Leonard, Rick||T||6-7||311||11/22/1996||1||Florida State|
|2||Nugent, Mike||K||5-10||190||3/2/1982||15||Ohio State|
|83||Richardson, A.J.||WR||6-0||212||6/2/1995||1||Boise State|
|56||Walker, Reggie||LB||6-2||250||4/22/1996||R||Kansas State|
Gardeck will play through his lingering foot injury for a second straight contest. He'll handle his usual reserve role in Arizona's linebacker corps versus Seattle.
Peters hasn't been known for significant output during his nine-year career, averaging 2.1 tackles per game and recording 17 sacks in 129 contests. No matter, he's on the heels of his most productive two-year stretch as a pro -- 88 tackles and five sacks in 31 outings -- and turns 32 years old in June. On the final year of his deal in 2020, Peters is incentivized to keep up the pace for one last big contract.
Richardson wasn't able to make the team this offseason, so he's set to begin another season on the practice squad. The Cardinals boast a deep receiver room, so chances for Richardson to see action as an emergency option could be minimal in 2020.
A 2019 second-round pick, Murphy put up a healthy tackle total but mostly struggled in his first year as a pro. Specifically, he gave up a league-worst nine touchdown passes in coverage, which helped contribute to the Cardinals giving up the second most (38) in the NFL. Murphy thus received an unsightly 48.8 grade from Pro Football Focus. Because he ranked second on the team in defensive snap share (97.6 percent), he seemingly will be afforded every opportunity to prove Arizona's investment in him.
The 26-year-old landed on injured reserve Sept. 21 with the ankle injury and is eligible to return for the Oct. 19 matchup at Dallas during Week 6, but it appears he may need a little more time to recover. Williams' return to practice will be a strong indicator of when he's nearing full health.
Garcia spent the past season with the Cardinals, suiting up in seven games for the club. With eight interior linemen on the roster currently, the 28-year-old will likely have to battle this offseason to secure a roster spot.
Hopkins carried a questionable tag due to an ankle injury all the way up to kickoff, but the star wideout was able to suit up and deliver for fantasy owners. It was the the 28-year-old's third double-digit catch performance this season, and the fourth time he has reached the century mark in receiving yards. Hopkins made a seamless transition after being traded from Houston to Arizona, leading the league in receptions (57), targets (73) and receiving yards (704) through seven games. The only criticism -- if you can even call it one -- would be a lack of trips to the end zone, as he is on pace for just seven touchdowns in 2020. The Cardinals are on a bye next week, which should give Hopkins' ankle plenty of time to recuperate prior to facing the Dolphins in Week 9.
Thompson hasn't played since Week 1 against the 49ers, but he's eligible to return to the lineup Monday against the Cowboys. If Chris Banjo (hamstring) is able to start alongside Budda Baker, Thompson won't have much of a role on defense should he shake off his injury.
Schefter notes that the Cardinals are treating Drake's recovery timeframe similar to that of a high-ankle sprain, a hint that he could be a candidate for injured reserve. Drake was carted off the field during Sunday's overtime win against the Seahawks in serious pain. The Cardinals are scheduled for a bye Week 8, so Drake will at least have the benefit of extra time to get healthy, but it looks likely that Chase Edmonds will be called upon to lead the team's backfield versus Miami on Nov. 8.
Simmons was only on the field for six percent of his team's defensive snaps, but he came through when it counted most, picking off Russell Wilson late in the overtime period. The rookie out of Clemson has recorded 12 tackles over his first seven NFL games.
Peterson appeared in 14 games (three starts) and had 22 tackles (15 solo) and two passes defensed in 2019, and he'll return to the team after hitting free agency. The 26-year-old could fill a similar role next season since the Cardinals haven't made any significant additions to the secondary this offseason.
An undrafted rookie free agent out of Kansas, Wise has shown the ability to generate pressure and make stops when lined up either inside and outside, and his impressive performance this preseason has stood out -- especially in contrast to the struggles of second-round pick Trysten Hill. The Cowboys' defensive line group is very deep, but Wise has probably played too well to slip through waivers and make it to the practice squad, giving the team a tough decision to make when assembling its initial 53-man roster.
The Cardinals have leaned upon Kenyan Drake (67 attempts) and Chase Edmonds (16 attempts) for 100 percent of the team's RB carries this season, as Benjamin remains in search of his first NFL appearance. The seventh-round choice from this past April's draft was not afforded preseason play to exhibit his skills in game action, but he showed enough during training camp to enter 2020 as Arizona's third option at running back. Barring injury in front of him on the depth chart, however, it appears Benjamin is not in line for any significant work heading into a Week 5 matchup against the Jets' bottom-12 rush defense.
With the help of Drake's departure in the fourth quarter of an eventual overtime win against the Seahawks on Sunday, Edmonds handled a season-high 61 percent of the Cards' offensive snaps en route to 12 touches for 145 yards. He reeled off a 32-yard run, a 21-yard catch-and-run and an 18-yard reception among his opportunities, which leaves him with a healthy 6.1 yards per carry and 6.9 yards per catch on the season. If Edmonds bumps up from his own 7.9 touches per game closer to Drake's 18.0 during the latter's absence, he'll be a must-start in the short term. Any reps that remain will be taken by 2020 seventh-rounder Eno Benjamin, undrafted rookie Jonathan Ward and potentially practice-squad RB D.J. Foster.
Kirkpatrick dealt with a foot injury during practice leading up to Sunday's game, but he'll be available against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. The veteran cornerback stands to handle his usual key role in Arizona's secondary.
Fitzgerald saw a season-high in targets and converted all of them into receptions. The future Hall of Famer has yet to score a touchdown in 2020, which limits his already low fantasy utility. At 37 years old, Fitzgerald is still a reliable run blocker and secure short-yardage receiver, which is far more valuable to the Cardinals than it is to fantasy managers in standard formats. Fitzgerald will return from Arizona's upcoming bye to face the Dolphins in Week 9.
Gaillard dealt with a knee injury early in the season, but, as evidenced by this news, his absence won't be due to an injury. In his stead, Mason Cole and Max Garcia will handle the depth interior linemen duties for the contest.
Murray put the team on his back in a crucial NFC West showdown and outdueled early MVP candidate Russell Wilson on a national stage. The 2019 first-overall pick continues to make strides as a passer following a promising rookie campaign, posting a 66.9 completion percentage, 2,207 passing yards and a 13:7 TD:INT ratio. But what really sets Murray apart as a fantasy signal-caller has been his prowess with his legs. The 23-year-old has taken over the title as the league's top rushing quarterback from 2019 MVP Lamar Jackson, leading all quarterbacks with 71 rush attempts, 437 yards and seven rushing touchdowns through seven games. Fantasy owners will have to find a one-game replacement for Murray as the Cardinals are on a bye, but the dual-threat quarterback will be back in action against the Dolphins in Week 9.
It's been a rough couple years for Alford, as he also missed the entire 2019 season after fracturing his tibia during training camp. At 31 years old, he will have to really focus on his recovery and prepping for the 2021 season. There is now an open competition for who will start at cornerback next to Patrick Peterson and Byron Murphy in nickel packages.
Beachum logged a 'DNP/DNP/LP' slate of practices leading up to Sunday's contest, but he's nonetheless ready to suit up and draw his usual start at right tackle.
This move freed up $1.5 million in cap space for the Texans. Blackson averaged 28.8 defensive snaps per game in 2019 and should push for a starting role in 2020, but he'll need to beat out Charles Omenihu and Carlos Watkins. At the very least, Blackson should play a rotational role.
Fellow tight end Darrell Daniels started and led his position mates with a 51-percent share of the snaps on offense, but he also failed to haul in his only target. Meanwhile, Arnold received a 25-percent share and finally surpassed 50 yards receiving for the first time in seven appearances this season, thanks mainly to a 41-yard reception that represented the Cardinals' longest play from scrimmage on the night. Considering the uneven nature of his contributions to date, he's difficult to trust for production, but perhaps Sunday's performance will get him back in the good graces of coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray.
Foster has been hurt for nearly a month, but he'll return to practice and continue working on the scout team. The Cardinals' active roster is set in the backfield, so Foster's chances of receiving a promotion are slim, barring an injury.
The rookie third-round draft choice from Houston readies for his NFL debut, though he may only be utilized in a depth role to begin his career. Arizona's line performed admirably Week 1 against San Francisco's stacked pass rush, surrendering just two sacks and three QB hits to the 49ers without Jones in the lineup. If either D.J. Humphries or Kelvin Beachum suffers an injury against Washington, Jones may be inserted into the lineup as an emergency offensive tackle.
Arizona will be shorthanded at defensive end for the rest of the night without both Phillips and Zach Allen (ankle). Angelo Blackson should take most of the snaps vacated by Phillips' absence. With Arizona on bye in Week 8, Phillips will have an extra week to recover before facing the Dolphins in Week 9.
Peterson will turn 30 in July, entering the final season of a five-year, $70 million extension. He opened 2019 with a six-game suspension and didn't play up to his usual standard upon first rejoining the lineup, but he then closed out the year with five pass defenses and an interception over the final three weeks. Cardinals GM Steve Keim suggested in February that the team prefers to keep Peterson around beyond 2020.
Nugent appeared in four contests with the Patriots last season, a span in which he converted five of eight field-goal tries with two misses from inside the 40-yard line. He'll now serve as an emergency option behind Zane Gonzalez for the Cardinals.
Amukamara failed to make the final roster in Las Vegas during training camp after starting for the Bears over the last three seasons and racking up 29 pass breakups and three interceptions. He's finally found a new team after visiting with the Cardinals last week. The Cardinals' secondary has actually been decent, allowing 222.4 passing yards per game -- the fifth-best rate in the league. Nevertheless, Amukamara should have a chance to climb the depth chart in Arizona.
Humphries was limited during Saturday's practice but is fine and will start at left tackle for this primetime showdown.
One day removed from head coach Bruce Arians making the same announcement, Palmer will head into the sunset after 15 seasons with three different teams. After waiting one year to get his first shot with the Bengals in 2004, the previous year's No. 1 overall pick spent seven years with the organization as the starting quarterback. A dispute with ownership in 2011 eventually resulted in a trade to the Raiders, where he suited up the next two campaigns. To wrap up his career, Palmer landed in the Arizona desert in April of 2013 and spurred one of the most successful runs in the history of the Cardinals in that state, accumulating a 38-21-1 record as a starter. His injuries woes emerged at inopportune times, though, as he was only available for one of the team's two playoff runs. In 182 regular-season games played, Palmer averaged 254.1 yards per contest, completed 62.5 percent of his passes and accrued 294 touchdowns versus 187 interceptions for an 87.9 quarterback rating.
Daniels was in the starting lineup and paced all Cardinals tight ends with 42 of 84 offensive snaps, but the usage didn't result in any production. Meanwhile, fellow TE Dan Arnold played 21 such plays and turned them into two catches (on three targets) for 57 yards, including a team-leading 41-yard catch-and-run. Considering Daniels has received at least half of the snaps on offense in five of the last six games, his standing as the top option at the position in Arizona doesn't seem to be in doubt. That said, Arnold is the preferred fantasy option due to his utility as a receiver.
Martin joined a host of other players waived as the Chargers cut their roster down to 80 members. The undrafted rookie was waived his rookie season after suffering an undisclosed injury, and he likely wasn't going to be a prominent member of the team's depth group.
Kirk shined in the national spotlight for the second consecutive game, hitting pay dirt twice after pulling off the same feat on Monday Night Football against the Cowboys last week. The recent explosion of touchdowns for the third-year man came out of left field, as he averaged just three scores each of his previous two seasons. Kirk -- a 5'11" slot receiver -- doesn't scream "red-zone target," but fantasy managers certainly won't scoff at his recent binge. Expectations for future production should be tempered in the event the wideout isn't able to maintain this rate of success in the red zone, as he is averaging just 3.0 receptions and 46.2 yards per game this season. However, until the scoring cools off, Kirk remains a solid fantasy option when the Cardinals resume play against the Dolphins following the team's upcoming bye week.
Miles practiced in full Friday despite his illness, so his availability doesn't come as much of a surprise. The rookie seventh-round pick will play his usual depth role along Arizona's offensive line.
The Cardinals believe Allen has a chance to return after a minimum three-week stint on IR, which would mean he could play Week 11 against the Seahawks -- a Thursday night contest. The 2019 third-round pick has started two games this year and maintains a consistent role on the team's defense, but until he returns to action, Leki Fotu, Jordan Phillips (hamstring) and Angelo Blackson should handle expanded roles.
Hundley operated as the team's backup behind Kyler Murray in 2019, seeing most of his action Week 16 when Murray exited with a hamstring injury. Overall, the 26-year-old completed five of 11 passes for 49 yards and rushed seven times for 41 yards in three appearances. Hundley will likely be the No. 2 QB again for the 2020 campaign.
Thomas took full advantage of his only snap on offense, kicking off the Cardinals' scoring in the middle of the second quarter. As merely the third tight end behind Dan Arnold and Darrell Daniels as long as Maxx Williams (ankle) is sidelined, Thomas has just two offensive snaps to his name in three appearances, so it's difficult to project any sort of value for the 24-year-old.
Despite matching his season high with 50 percent of the snaps on offense Sunday, Isabella continued his vexing week-to-week output, and he's now in the midst of a two-game span in which he failed to catch two deep shots Week 6 and was the target on Kyler Murray's sole interception this past Sunday. Aside from a 54-yard catch and two others greater than 20 yards this season, Isabella has totaled 44 yards from scrimmage on his nine other touches, making him tough to consider as even a fill-in option.
Turner has been sidelined since Week 3 due to a hamstring injury. He looks to be a true game-time decision this time around, as he was able to log limited practices all week. Final confirmation on his status should come closer to kickoff.
With another strong showing on the stat sheet Week 5, Campbell now has nine-plus tackles in three of his past four outings. Campbell was a tackling machine during his final campaign as a Falcon also, recording 19 more tackles than any other player on the team last year. Arizona's Week 6 opponent, Dallas, will be without starting quarterback Dak Prescott (ankle) for the remainder of the season, leaving veteran Andy Dalton in control of the Cowboys' No. 3 scoring offense.
Lawrence was already ruled out for this Monday's game versus the Cowboys, and now he won't be eligible to return until Week 9 against the Bills. However, the rookie fourth-rounder doesn't have a clear timeline to return. Corey Peters will continue starting at nose tackle, and Angelo Blackson or Leki Fotu may need to slide over from defensive end to add depth behind Peters.
Jones is slated to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to address his biceps injury, so his shift to IR is simply a formality that opens up an additional roster spot for Arizona. The veteran edge rusher is reportedly on track to return in time for OTAs.
The 26-year-old was waived by the Broncos over the summer but will now provide backfield depth for the Cardinals with Kenyan Drake (ankle) sidelined. Muhammad has spent time on Tennessee's and Denver's practice squads and is still looking to make his NFL debut.
Brewer missed most of last season with the broken wrist he sustained in early October, but the Cardinals deemed the long snapper important enough to justify designating him as one of their two players to return from injured reserve. He took back long-snapping duties for the club's final three contests and will now have some job security heading into 2018 after agreeing to the extension.
With just one six-yard catch on the season, Sherfield holds little sway in the fantasy realm in a receiving corps composed of DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald and Andy Isabella. Still, Sherfield's prowess on kick and punt coverage allows him to be a regular on the game-day roster.
While the extent of Hicks' injury was previously unclear, it has been confirmed by multiple sources that it was Hicks' ankle that was injured. In the event that Hicks is out after the Cardinals' Week 8 bye, Isaiah Simmons and Tanner Vallejo could slot in for additional snaps.
In a game in which the Cardinals had four wide receivers with at least a 50-percent share of the snaps on offense, Johnson's DNP tells much about his standing in the receiving corps. All of DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald and Andy Isabella met the aforementioned playing criteria, while Trent Sherfield remained busy on special teams Sunday. As a result, Johnson is a fantasy non-entity at the moment.
The 24-year-old intercepted Russell Wilson at the two-yard line and appeared to have a pick-six locked up, but DK Metcalf showed off his speed and chased the safety down after a 90-yard return. Baker reached double-digit tackles for the third time this season and has 59 total tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble through six games.
Streveler has logged just one offensive play since initially entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2018, but he's gained valuable experience with the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers the last two seasons and has done enough since the start of training camp to beat out Brett Hundley for the No. 2 job behind Kyler Murray.
The 26-year-old was carted off the field after suffering the neck injury during Sunday's win over the Seahawks and isn't expected to see the field again this season. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but Irving should be considered out indefinitely.
Leonard was selected by the Saints in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, though he ultimately failed to make the 53-man roster. He spent the rest of the season on Arizona's practice squad.
Cole hadn't suit up yet this season while he tended to a hamstring injury, so he'll make his 2020 debut. With the Michigan product healthy, he's expected to draw the start at center for Week 4.
Ward spent the offseason in Arizona after being passed over in April's draft, but he wasn't able to earn a roster spot within the team's deep receiver room. The Hawaii product will join fellow wideouts Andre Patton and A.J. Richardson on the practice squad.
Fitts was limited in practice all week, so it never appeared as though his availability for Sunday Night Football was in serious jeopardy. He stands to start at outside linebacker versus Seattle.
Kennard has missed the last two games, but after logging three straight limited practice sessions, he has a shot to return to the lineup Monday. If he's able to go, the 29-year-old is expected to start at outside linebacker, where he's produced seven tackles and two sacks through the first two games. His pass-rushing ability will be even more important with Chandler Jones (biceps) out for the year.
Armbrister joined the Cardinals last November but only appeared in one regular-season game with the team before landing on injured reserve with a hamstring issue. He'll now get a head start on finding a new team ahead of the 2019 campaign.
Despite battling a shoulder injury, Washington suited up in 12 games for the Cardinals in 2019, making seven tackles (six solo). The 27-year-old played all 211 snaps exclusively on special teams last season, and he's expected to perform a similar role in 2020 should he make the roster.
Vallejo will return to the lineup after he was limited throughout the week with the rib issue. Now healthy, he's expected to handle depth duties and do most of his work on special teams for Week 4.
Thompson played in 77 percent of his team's defensive snaps in Week 4, logging 59 snaps. His playing time continues to trend upward, and he made the most of his opportunities Sunday by recording a season-best nine tackles.
Weaver's collegiate production was impressive, but a bevy of offseason moves designed to improve the Cardinals' porous linebacking corps made the likelihood of the rookie sixth-round pick making the roster rather remote. Expect Weaver to transition to the team's practice squad should he pass through waivers.
Gilbert was placed on injured reserve in early August due to an undisclosed injury, but he was waived without an injury settlement Tuesday. He's thus free to sign on with another club.
Ward was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster both of the Cardinals' last two games, only for him to revert back to the practice squad afterward. Teams can only exercise this right two times with players, so Arizona is bringing Ward up to the active roster to serve as a regular on special teams. When it comes to offense, Ward likely needs an injury to one of Kenyan Drake or Chase Edmonds to get on the field otherwise.
Pugh has been battling the back issue for a few weeks now but has yet to miss game time. He's expected to draw the start at left guard for the game now that he's officially healthy.
Justin Murray will start at right guard until Sweezy can return to the lineup, which will be Week 9 against the Bills at the earliest.
It was an impressive performance from the 26-year-old, as he more than doubled his previous season high for tackles while totaling three tackles for loss and three quarterback hits. Reddick also recorded his fifth sack of the season, setting a career high despite being only seven games into the year.
Odhiambo was waived/injured by the team but ultimately went unclaimed. He is now set to spend the season on the sidelines unless both parties reach an injury settlement.
Banjo's hamstring injury caused him to miss two consecutive games, but he now looks fully on track for Monday's contest in Dallas. Barring any setbacks, he stands to draw his usual start at safety across from Budda Baker.
Gonzalez was busy Sunday night, but he made a pair of clutch kicks that could be defining moments for Arizona's season. The fourth-year kicker connected on a 44-yard field goal as time expired in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime. He had a chance to win the game with 2:47 remaining in the extra frame, but he sent a 41-yarder wide left, setting the Seahawks up with good field position. However, Russell Wilson tossed an interception, and Gonzalez was afforded a chance to make up for his misfire. He came through, knocking home a 48-yarder to hand the Seahawks their first loss of the season and provide the Cardinals a competitive 5-2 record. Gonzalez will get a week off before facing the Dolphins in Week 9.
The 29-year-old was suspended for the first five games of the season, but he was let go by the Jaguars last week before appearing in a game. He then signed with Jacksonville's practice squad. Mauro provides depth on the defensive line with Zach Allen (ankle) moved to injured reserve and Jordan Phillips (hamstring) also less than 100 percent.