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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:27:20 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) will receive medical opinions on how to accelerate the healing process of the injured nerve in his shoulder, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer still hasn't been ruled out for the team's Week 3 game, but it sounds like his shoulder would have to improve significantly for him to have a shot at playing. Unless there is some positive news in the next couple of days, Palmer should be avoided in FantasyScore in Week 3.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:00:02 -0700
Updating previous reports, Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) doesn't have a timetable for his return from a nerve injury in his shoulder, according to general manager John Keim, and he'll be listed as day-to-day for now.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds almost certain that he won't be able to play in Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers, but you can't rule it out until Sunday. Play it safe and avoid him at FantasyScore this week.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:52:28 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) continues to seek treatment for a nerve injury in his right shoulder Monday, Sept. 15, and head coach Bruce Arians is concerned that Palmer's injury could lead to long-term damage. Palmer's status for Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers is undecided. Arians said Palmer could suit up against the Niners even if he doesn't practice all week.
Fantasy Tip: Drew Stanton will start again if Palmer can't go against San Fran. At less than 100 percent against the Niners, we wouldn't recommend paying for Palmer at FantasyScore.
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:35:41 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) said he wasn't close to playing in Week 2 against the New York Giants. He described his injury as a nerve in his right shoulder that is in deep sleep. Palmer suffered the injury in Week 1 when he went down on a running play, and he's not sure when he'll be able to return. "They said my shoulder was stretched out and I landed on the nerve, shut the nerve down," Palmer said. "It's just one of those things you've just go to wait and hope it wakes up. There's no, 'it needs 48 hours. It needs six days, it needs 12 days. You just don't know." QB Drew Stanton went 14-for-29 for 167 yards in his absence.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Palmer will be questionable to play again in Week 3. Keep tabs on his practice status, but be fully prepared to be without him again.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 09:16:36 -0700
Arizona Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot) is active Sunday, Sept. 14.
Fantasy Tip: It's unknown if he will be limited, though. With QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) out, it's possible that Ellington and Jonathan Dwyer could receive more carries. Ellington is a solid RB2 at $5,500 (11% of your cap) on FantasyScore this week. Dwyer is more of a speculative flex play at $4,400 (8.8%) in Week 2, but he receives a boost in fantasy with Palmer out.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:34:20 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) is officially inactive Sunday, Sept. 14 for Week 2. QB Drew Stanton will start at quarterback.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer could be a week-to-week situation. Stanton doesn't have fantasy value at this time. However, he could serve as a bye-week fill-in if Palmer misses considerable time.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:33:17 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals have declared LB Alex Okafor, QB Carson Palmer, TE Darren Fells, P Dave Zastudil, DL Frostee Rucker, LB Glenn Carson, LB Marcus Benard inactive for Week 2.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:10:38 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) is out for Week 2 Sunday, Sept. 14. QB Drew Stanton will start in his place.
Fantasy Tip: The offense may rely on RB Andre Ellington (foot) more this week, provided that he plays. Ellington is a solid RB2 at $5,500 (11% of your cap) on FantasyScore this week.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:40:46 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) feels better and is running laps on the field Sunday, Sept. 14. He will test his shoulder in pre-game warm-ups.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer is $6,800 (13.6% of your cap) on FantasyScore, but there are better risks with higher ceilings in his tier.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:02:08 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is questionable for Week 2 against the New York Giants.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer is expected to play against the Giants, and he could have a big day against that defense. However, he'll be expensive at FantasyScore ($8,200; 16.4% of cap).
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:46:06 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) has been limited in practice all week with a "nerve thing," but head coach Bruce Arians expects Palmer to play in Week 2 against the New York Giants.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer will cost you $8,200 (16.4% of cap), which is a hefty price tag, but he's going against the soft secondary of the Giants. He's worth considering, but you can probably find better bang for your buck.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:02:01 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) was limited in practice with a right shoulder injury Thursday, Sept. 11.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer should still be able to play and has a nice matchup against the New York Giants. His price at FantasyScore is $8,200.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:50:24 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, due to a right shoulder ailment.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer opened the season with a solid performance on Monday, and he could simply be getting a partial day off to rest. FantasyScore owners might find he is a solid value again in Week 2 as opposed to the more expensive options on the board.
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:55:50 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer completed 24 of his 37 pass attempts for 304 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 1 game against the San Diego Chargers.
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners were treated well, as he exceeded salary expectations on this night. He spread the ball around to 11 different receivers, and kept several plays alive with his feet. The biggest surprise of the night might have been his 29 rushing yards.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:50:04 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer wants to be knocked down in the preseason because it prepares his body for the regular season. He said he wants to get the soreness out of the way during the preseason.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:09:42 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton is listed as the primary backup to QB Carson Palmer on the team's first depth chart of the preseason. QB Ryan Lindley is listed as the No. 3 quarterback with QB Logan Thomas on the fourth-team offense.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:08:00 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said the 2014 squad is the most talented team he's been on so far.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:16:16 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has improved his reads and dealing with blitzes, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Fantasy Tip: No matter how much Palmer improves, he's still not a starting fantasy quarterback. He's best used as a backup or streaming option.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:18:18 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer was complimented by an anonymous safety recently, according to a source, who said that Palmer's game and work ethic are respected by not just him, but the Cardinals' locker room. The unnamed player said Palmer is the kind of leader the team needs at quarterback.
Fantasy Tip: Being a clubhouse leader and having a good work ethic are essential for a quarterback, but Palmer's time as a go-to fantasy quarterback is over. He's a nice quarterback-by-committee and/or backup option in standard leagues.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:26:19 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said he was impressed with how FB Robert Hughes performed during offseason workouts, especially his pass catching skills. "I think once you put pads on, he's 240 pounds and built like a bulldog and I think he's going to run through people and run over people. But I've been very shocked for a guy with his build and his power, how fluid he is running routes and how well he does adjusting to balls and catching balls and in the pass game he's been really good," Palmer said.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:36:07 -0700
Arizona Cardinals WR John Brown will spend time working out with QB Carson Palmer before training camp.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 09:26:46 -0700
The NFL's scheduled unrestricted free-agent quarterback class for 2015 features 14 players who will be at least 30 years of age, including Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck (39), St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill (35), Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (35), New York Jets QB Michael Vick (34), Cincinnati Bengals QB Jason Campbell (33), New Orleans Saints QB Luke McCown (33), Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (32), Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (31), Oakland Raiders QB Trent Edwards (31), Chicago Bears QB Jordan Palmer (31), Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky (31), Cleveland Browns QB Tyler Thigpen (31) and Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore (30). Estranged Dallas Cowboys QB Kyle Orton (32) is also scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, although he is reportedly leaning toward retirement.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 09:10:50 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer will become an unrestricted free agent in 2015.
Fantasy Tip: Combined with Bruce Arians' pass-friendly system and the hope for one last multi-year contract, Palmer is on the upswing in the twilight of his career. He has spot-play potential as a QB2.
Sat, 10 May 2014 08:49:11 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he believes QB Carson Palmer will be able to play a few more seasons.
Tue, 06 May 2014 15:14:00 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer's comfort level with the offense is expected to show in 2014 and pay huge dividends, according to general manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer is an uninspiring QB2 who should be left for spot duty in fantasy leagues.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:30:09 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said he would understand if the team selects a quarterback during the 2014 NFL Draft, because he knows the team has to think about its future. "If you are in a position to draft the best player on your board, and that's the best position to be in as an organization, and (a quarterback) is the best player on the board, you are not only making your team better by creating competition but you are helping out the future," Palmer said.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 19:44:48 -0800
The Arizona Cardinals have QBs Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton and Ryan Lindley under contract, so it is unlikely they will make a move in the offseason to upgrade. Head coach Bruce Arians has made it clear Palmer is the team's starter next season, and he has confidence in Stanton as the backup.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:06:00 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is convinced that QB Carson Palmer can be an effective quarterback in the league for a few more seasons. "There's no doubt," Arians said. "He's got plenty of juice left in the tank and he's in great condition and he's always been in great condition, so I would think he can play up to 36, 37."
Fantasy Tip: Palmer may have another year left in him of being a borderline low-end QB1 in the right matchups. He's probably best used as a solid backup QB. A solid offensive line in Arizona is the key, though.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:17:41 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he does not think the team needs to take a quarterback in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft because they have QB Carson Palmer. Arians said the team has two younger quarterbacks on the roster and does not like to have a rookie quarterback to learn while on the bench.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:01:59 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle, elbow) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 27, and is probable for Week 17.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer is a weak play against another strong defense.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:29:24 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle, elbow) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 17:26:36 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle, elbow) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer was dinged up going into last week's game, but he did not miss any action. He has struggled over the past three weeks, however, failing to throw more than one touchdown in any game. He has also failed to hit 300 yards passing in a game in each of the past three games after doing so in three straight outings from Week 11 through 13.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 06:54:19 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow, ankle) is expected to play in the team's Week 16 game.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:24:30 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle, elbow) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:51:01 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) will be a game-time decision in Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Palmer is recovering from a low-grade, high left ankle sprain and has been limited in practice all week. "Like you think it would be with an ankle sprain," Arians said. "He's OK. He's good enough to play. He can move around the pocket as well as he did last week."
Fantasy Tip: Drew Stanton would likely start if Palmer is held out. Palmer will likely play, but he's not a strong option for fantasy squads, especially on a bum ankle going up against the league's best all-around defense on the road.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:17:33 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 19.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:54:41 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18, as expected.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer is likely to practice in some capacity Thursday into Friday. However, even if he can play, he faces a very difficult matchup against the top-ranked pass defense of the Seattle Seahawks in Week 16. They allow just 174.2 yards per game through the air, dropping Palmer out of the Top 12 at his position as far as fantasy rankings are concerned.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:34:20 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) said his ankle is feeling better and expects to play Week 16.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:25:14 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle, elbow) is dealing with a right elbow injury and a sprained left ankle, but he is expected to play through his injuries. After an overtime game in Week 15, Palmer might get a little extra rest to start the week in practice.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:34:46 -0800
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said QB Carson Palmer (ankle) is dealing with a low ankle sprain.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 05:08:38 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (ankle) suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 15. He remained in the game, but he will likely be sore this week.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:30:17 -0800
Since Week 8 of the NFL season, Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer's 69.3 completion percentage ranks second in the NFL and his 106.8 passer rating ranks fourth. Overall, Palmer ranks ninth (64.3) and 21st (85.6), respectively, in those categories.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:10:35 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is questionable for Week 15.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer is expected to start against the Tennessee Titans. It's a nice matchup. Consider Palmer a midrange QB1 in the fantasy semifinals this weekend.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:11:01 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:57:45 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Dec. 11, due to a right elbow ailment.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy play in most formats. He has eclipsed 300 yards in three of his past four starts, and he has managed at least two touchdown tosses in five of his past six games.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 06:16:22 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) is good to go for the team's Week 14 game. Palmer will work out pregame just to be sure.
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 16:33:07 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) is expected to start Week 14 even though he is listed as questionable. Palmer took all of the snaps during the team's walkthrough Saturday, Dec. 7.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:35:05 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians expects QB Carson Palmer (elbow) to play in Week 14 against the St. Louis Rams despite dealing with an injury to his right elbow. Arians is calling Palmer a game-time decision and will wait until warm-ups Sunday to make a final decision. Palmer is listed as questionable after being limited in practice Friday, Dec. 6. "I've got to watch him warm up and throw and see how he is," Arians said. "I got all the confidence in the world he ain't missing." QB Drew Stanton would start if Palmer isn't able to go.
Fantasy Tip: Plan to stick with Palmer if you were already heading in that direction, but it doesn't hurt to check back Sunday morning to see if anything has changed. If you have another midrange QB1 type, it would be safer to go in that direction in case something goes wrong with the Cardinals' afternoon game.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:48:13 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (elbow) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:02:50 -0800
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer's (elbow) sore right elbow isn't believed to be a serious injury, and he's expected to play against the St. Louis Rams in Week 14. Palmer wasn't sharp in the team's Week 13 loss, underthrowing the ball several times on deep routes after possibly suffering the injury on the third play of the game when he was hit as he threw and fumbled. Palmer was diagnosed with a frayed ligament in his elbow in 2008 but opted not to have Tommy John surgery.
Fantasy Tip: It's possible that the injury could be worse than we imagine, but the Cardinals aren't saying much about it. Will this affect him for the rest of the year? There's no way of telling, but it'll be interesting to see how he bounces back against the St. Louis Cardinals. Assuming it's not a big deal, Palmer is a solid QB1 option this weekend.