Week 7
October 24, 2016

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 08

    SD @ ARI

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    ARI @ NYG

  • Week 4 - Sep 28


  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    ARI @ DEN

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    ARI @ OAK

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    PHI @ ARI

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    ARI @ DAL

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    LAR @ ARI

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    DET @ ARI

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    ARI @ SEA

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    ARI @ ATL

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    KC @ ARI

  • Week 15 - Dec 11

    ARI @ LAR

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    SEA @ ARI

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    ARI @ SF

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    SEA 16 @ ARI 20

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    PHI 6 @ ARI 27

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    MIA 21 @ ARI 24

  • Week 5 - Oct 04

    ARI 3 @ LAR 17

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    BUF @ ARI

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    ARI @ MIN

  • Week 9 - Oct 29

    SF @ ARI

  • Week 10 - Nov 11


  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    ARI @ ATL

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    LAR @ ARI

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    ARI @ NYJ

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    CAR 21 @ ARI 28

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    ARI 21 @ WAS 22

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    ARI 10 @ SEA 13

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    NYG 31 @ ARI 27

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    ARI 10 @ MIN 34

  • Week 6 - Oct 16


  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    PIT 32 @ ARI 20

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    ARI 27 @ BAL 30

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    LAR 13 @ ARI 19

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    ARI 21 @ PHI 17

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    ARI 7 @ SF 23

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    ARI 23 @ LAR 20

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    DAL 13 @ ARI 19

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    SF 19 @ ARI 21

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    CLE 17 @ ARI 20

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    ARI 16 @ CIN 23

    80 receptions

    1411 rec yards

    8 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    ARI 17 @ LAR 13

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    ARI 7 @ ATL 41

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    OAK 23 @ ARI 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    ARI 10 @ SD 41

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    NO 20 @ ARI 30

  • Week 6 - Oct 17


  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    ARI 10 @ SEA 22

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    TB 38 @ ARI 35

    6 receptions

    72 rec yards

    2 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    ARI 24 @ MIN 27

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    SEA 36 @ ARI 18

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    ARI 13 @ KC 31

  • Week 12 - Nov 29

    SF 27 @ ARI 6

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    LAR 19 @ ARI 6

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    DEN 13 @ ARI 43

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    ARI 12 @ CAR 19

  • Week 16 - Dec 25

    DAL 26 @ ARI 27

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    ARI 7 @ SF 38

    11 receptions

    125 rec yards

    1 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs


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Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona Cardinals

2008 - 2011 Statistics

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                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats           0        0      0           80        154     1411    8        189.1     11.8

2010 Stats           0        0      0           90        173     1137    6        149.7      9.4

2009 Stats           0        0      0           97        153     1092   13        187.2     11.7

2008 Stats           0        0      0           96        154     1431   12        215.1     13.4

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Larry has the best hands in the league – hands-down

(+) He’s been in the Top-5 in fantasy points five of the last seven years

(+) Though his catches were down, he still had the third-most yards (1,411) and highest yards-per-catch (17.6) of his career

(+) Those 17.6 yards-per-catch were 3.9 more than he usually averages

(+) He had six 100-yard games last season with a carousel of marginal quarterback play

(+) One must think there is nowhere to go but up for the Cardinals QB situation this year

(+) Michael Floyd will help keep defenses honest and free Larry up far more than he has been since Anquan Boldin left

(+) He always attends his own receiving camp and since pretty much any receiver who attends his camp gets better, why shouldn’t he?

(+) Despite being double- and triple-teamed, his 154 targets were 4th-most among WRs

(–) His QB situation still looks to be among the worst in the NFL

(–) Eight TDs doesn't scream elite, but he should do better in that category in 2012 (six in 2010 & 13 in 2009)

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2009 Review

larry fitz has best hands ever

Larry was up to his usual tricks last season.  He led the Cards in all statistical categories, something you absolutely have to have your #1 fantasy receiver do, yet some actually believe Fitz had himself an off-year.  If an “off-year” is putting up 1,000+ yards with double-digit TDs and catching close to 100 passes, then it’s not too tough to figure out why Fitz has been among the top receivers taken in fantasy drafts each year for the past five seasons.  That said, the nit-pickers do seem to have a bit of a point as he amassed well below his normal 1,400+ yards receiving (1,092) and had just three 100-yd games to boot.

larry fitzgerald 2009 stats


~  His 1,092 yards were the least amount of receiving yards he has put up in a full season since his rookie year in 2004 (780 yards).

~  His 11.3 yards/catch was the lowest YPC he has had in his career by over two yards.

~  His long catch on the season of 34 yards was the lowest by 13 yards (2005).

~  His 9.56 Targets per game was the third least amount of targets he has seen per game in his career (2004, 2006)

~  His 11.7 fantasy points per game (based on a Standard Fantasy Scoring Format) were the third least he has put up in his career.

~ Set a career best in receiving TDs (13)

~ Made his fourth Pro-Bowl team

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

Fitz is one of the most gifted wide receivers in the game today, and it’s a lucky thing too, because his QB is about to take a major downturn in 2010.  The two most important outside factors in Fitz’s game are no longer with the team, as the second most accurate passer in NFL history (Kurt Warner) just retired, while his fellow partner in crime, Anquan Boldin, just signed with the Baltimore Ravens.  Even though the stats show that Fitz actually does better statistically when Boldin is not in the lineup, they also show that he doesn’t do nearly as well with Matt Leinart running the offense instead of Warner.  All in all, Larry’s talent should win out and keep him within the upper-echelon of fantasy WRs next year, but don’t be surprised if Fitz has to do it with a revolving QB-door all year.

~ No Warner? (Probably) No Problem!

~ WRs Steve Breaston, Early Doucet, and rookie Andre Roberts should be able to take the double-teams off of Fitz close to as well as Boldin did

~ Elite players step up when they’re needed most, which is exactly what Fitz will have to do

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Larry Fitzgerald (@Lfitzgerald11) can be followed on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/Lfitzgerald11



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Featured Pieces

Larry Fitzgerald Amazing Catch


Deadly Duo - Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin


Larry Fitzgerald 2008-2009


Simply The Best


Larry Fitz and Jar Jar Binks

SOURCE: http://sports.gunaxin.com/super-bowl-xviii-look-alikes/10882

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After the '07 season, Fitzgerald signed a four-year, $40 million contract, with $30 million of it being guaranteed.  Last year may have been a slight down-year for Fitz, but there's nothing to be concerned with on the $$$ front.  Carry on:

2010 - $6.3 million

2011 - $7 million

2012 - Free Agent*

*if AZ franchises Larry in 2012, they would owe him $23 million for that year!

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Early Doucet now becomes the handcuff to Fitz with Boldin gone

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

strength of schedule - arizona cardinals

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No Longer a Tandem

dynamic duos - most catches

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dynamic duos - most touchdowns

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Two years ago, Larry Fitzgerald's four game stretch in the post-season was the most impressive run of big-time performances we've seen since Montana to Rice back when Milli was giving Vanilli nightly reach-arounds.

Fitz shattered the single-season playoff records for catches (30), yards (546), and touchdowns (7) that Rice had set back in 1989; pretty impressive considering Flash 80 had 12 catches for 215 yards and three TDs in the Super Bowl alone that year.

Fitz wasn't done after the Super Bowl either, as he managed five receptions for 81 yards and two TDs in the 2008 Pro Bowl.  That's nine TDs after the regular season ended.  So while those stats won't win you any fantasy titles, they speak definitively to the prowess he has over the NFL's elite.

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Injury Report


Really?!?! Do you think this guy would miss a game if Independence Day actually happened? He'd probably be the only one on the field...

The arizona Brown Boys Health in Question

Pyro's take: Jaron is Questionable, and John Brown is listed as Doubtful.

Fantasy goo: Fitzgerald gets the boost here, but has a tough matchup versus Seattle. He will draw slot corner, Jeremy Lane. In his career against Seattle, Fitzgerald scores a TD in less than 50% of matchups and averages around 73 yards per game. But, considering they are seemingly out of real options, Palmer may have to feed Larry more than normal and is worth a flex flier.

10/23/16, 11:24 AM CDT by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.nfl.com

An Oldie but a Goodie

Larry Fitzgerald caught eight passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to the New England Patriots Sunday night, leading many Arizona Cardinals fans to wonder why the 33-year-old is planning on retiring after the season. Cardinals fans can relax.

Pyro's take: Larry Fitzgerald caught eight passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to the New England Patriots Sunday night, leading many Arizona Cardinals fans to wonder why the 33-year-old is planning on retiring after the season. Cardinals fans can relax. Larry Fitzgerald has no plans to retire after this year.

Fantasy Goo: Larry had 5 touchdowns through last year’s first 3 games and then cooled off a little on the touchdown scoring. He is back at it again! Keep him in your lineups. Larry Legend of the pigskin has the respect of NFL fans and fantasy alike. Carson Palmer loves to pass the ball around so enjoy your stud. Many people like me were ready to bail on him but, Larry can still tighten his spikes and put a whoopin (whoopin = an ass kicking so bad that you failed at defending yourself) on the cornerbacks. The Cardinals have a wonderful offense and a stifling defense and should put up great point totals this year.

09/13/16, 07:22 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.yardbarker.com

Larry Fitzgerald named to the Pro Bowl


Pyro's take: Larry Fitzgerald was named to the Pro Bowl among seven other receivers

12/23/15, 12:23 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: probowl.fantasy.nfl.com

Larry Fitzgerald (ankle) is probable for Week 15 against the Eagles.


Pyro's take: Injury Report in Source link. Fitzgerald has a tasty matchup this week and should be considered as a number one/two wide receiver.

12/19/15, 04:45 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Nice Matchup in Week 15


Pyro's take: "Smoke" brown has a great matchup versus Byron Maxwell, the Eagles CB.Brown has 15 catches on 20 targets in the last 3 games. His lowest yardage in that span is 78. cardinals have a 28 pt team expected total. Palmer will likely look to take advantage here, as Fitz draws a tough slot corner in Malcolm Jenkins.

12/19/15, 10:23 AM CST by PyromaniacMo

Larry Fitzgerald (ankle)


Pyro's take: Larry Fitzgerald will be active tonight against the Vikings

12/10/15, 06:35 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Floyd Will Play in Week 12


Pyro's take: He has the Questionable rating but unless he suffers a set back in warm ups, the Cardinals are expecting him to play. John Brown and Fitz are listed as probable.

11/29/15, 09:33 AM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: twitter.com

Larry Fitzgerald good for 100-yards against SFO


Pyro's take: The last time Larry Fitzgerald played in San Francisco with Carson Palmer, he caught six passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. Earlier this season, he had a season-high 134 yards and three touchdowns on nine catches. Don't expect anything less than 100 yards Sunday afternoon. Three of his four best receiving games have come against NFC West opponents. The cycle starts again with San Francisco. -- Josh Weinfuss

11/28/15, 04:49 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Larry Fitzgerald caught 10-of-15 targets for 130 yards


Pyro's take: Fitzgerald was featured in the slot and that is where he got most of his receptions. He was tops in targets tonight, and he will continue to be a number one receiver going into week 11 against the Bengals.

11/16/15, 01:49 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Fitzgerald (ankle) is listed on the injury report but practices in full


Pyro's take: He played in week eight, and had a bye week to rest, I dont see anything hampering his start this week.

11/12/15, 02:13 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Larry Fitzgerald could cause Browns to match up problems


Pyro's take: Fitzgerald’s role in the middle of the field could be a factor Sunday against Cleveland. The Browns have allowed six receiving touchdowns against one interception on throws in between the numbers. -- Josh Weinfuss

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald leads the NFL in receiving yards (461) and receiving touchdowns (five) between the numbers. His 32 receptions between the numbers are third in the league. Per ESPN

10/31/15, 07:55 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Larry Fitzgerald caught 3-of-5 targets for 39 yards


Pyro's take: Three receptions for 39-yards is a pedestrian day for Fitz, but look for him to bounce back against the Cleveland Browns defense.

10/27/15, 01:01 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Not targeted?

Nobody expected that Larry Fitzgerald to get zero targets by the end of the third quarter. When the fourth quarter came around, Bruce Arians must have been notified that this was a situation, because Fitzgerald got four targets in the quarter, and finished with one catch for 22 yards.

Pyro's take: This is surprising aspect that serves one or two purposes. Either the Cardinals just game planned it that way, or their phasing him out of the playbook. Carson Palmer went on to say: "The offense is the offense, regardless of what jersey guys are wearing and who is catching the ball," Palmer said. "You've got to go where the best opportunity to get a completion is. More often than not, that's Larry, even when he's double covered. You just don't want to force balls into him."

At this point there is no need to worry about Fitzgerald, he is too skilled to get locked down, but, the Cardinals do have a plethora of weapons, which could hamper him. Keep playing like you normally would.

09/09/14, 01:32 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.azcentral.com

Fitzgerald restructures contract

Larry Fitzgerald was back in Arizona Tuesday after a week at the Super Bowl and made an appearance at the team’s Tempe facility.

The Pro Bowl wide receiver made it a business visit.

With the Cardinals facing Fitzgerald’s bulky salary cap number for the 2014 season, Fitzgerald officially restructured his contract, easing the impact of his deal on the cap and giving the Cards much more flexibility in which to maneuver this offseason.

Specific details of the restructuring were not immediate available, nor how much cap space was created. However, Fitzgerald’s cap number had been scheduled to be more than $18 million, and the Cardinals were expected before a restructuring to have less than $2 million of cap space once the new league year commenced in March.

Fitzgerald had been scheduled to make $12.75 million in salary for 2014. The easiest way to create cap space would be to convert some of that into a signing bonus that could be pro-rated cap-wise over the life of the contract. Fitzgerald’s deal runs through the 2018 season.

Pyro's take: This should put an end to the rumors that Fitzgerald would be traded this off-season. Fitz had a bounce back season with 10 touchdowns, which is the first time he has had double-digit scores since 2009. Although, he failed to have more than 1,000 yards for the second season in a row.

Now that his contract is out of the way, #11 can focus on getting back to the top of his craft. The biggest concern for going forward for Fitz is that he will continue to lose looks to Michael Floyd, as he continues to develop. This could be most concerning in Bruce Arians offense as Fitzgerald is not the deep target, as evidenced by his 11.6 YPC average last season. At the same time Michael Floyd's YPC averaged jumped from 12.5 in 2012 to 16.0 in 2013.

02/04/14, 04:49 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.azcardinals.com

Fitzgerald scores again

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald didn’t have his best day ever against the Eagles but once again was a thorn in Philly’s side, with five catches for 72 yards – including a 43-yard touchdown that got the Cardinals energized on offense. Fitzgerald was covered, but quarterback Carson Palmer fit it in to Fitzgerald, who had a pair of Eagles’ defenders bounce off him so he could race to the end zone.

“They bounced off me, I saw the end zone, I think it was Mike (Floyd) down there got me a good block from the free safety to help chaperone me,” Fitzgerald said. “We needed that play to get us going. We were a little stagnant before that. We just didn’t have enough of those plays to get us over the hump.”

Pyro's take: Larry has not been all world as of late, but he has been finding the endzone. Over his last three games Fitzgerald has at least five catches for 52 yards and a touchdown. The only problem is he has not had more than six catches or 72 yards. The last 100-yard game for Fitz came back in week 6. Although, #11 has found the endzone five times in the last three weeks, and seven times over his last nine games.

It is not going to be east for Larry in the fantasy playoffs as he has tough match-ups against St. Louis, Tennessee and Seattle who are 18th, 1st and 3rd against wide receivers.

12/02/13, 05:39 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.azcardinals.com

Fitzgerald is questionable for Sunday

Larry Fitzgerald, who has a hamstring injury, is questionable.

Head coach Bruce Arians said it is the same hamstring that Fitz has had bothering him for a while, but this week "it's a different spot" and the team "would wait and see at game time" whether he would be able to play or not.

Pyro's take: Fitz is going to be a game time decision, and that makes going with him a tough call, as the Cardinals are a late kickoff on Sunday and we won't know his status until well after the early games kick off. If you have a better option it may be smarter to go that route this week.

10/12/13, 06:26 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.revengeofthebirds.com

The return of the Fitzjedi

In one reassuring sequence, Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes on the same drive, in the span of seven plays.

One was called back on a holding penalty, but it didn’t change the aesthetics or the overarching message:

We might be witnessing the return of a dominant Hall of Fame receiver.

There are times when Fitzgerald clearly feels the same way. Last week in Green Bay, a teammate said Fitzgerald was acting like a kid at Christmas, prancing about the sidelines and joyously saying, “We’ve got a quarterback!”

“I can not confirm that,” Fitzgerald said, grinning.

Pyro's take: Fitzgerald is an elite talent, and coming off the worst season of his career. He has every right to be happy as a kid on Christmas, as I will be if I can grab our 6th ranked wide receiver this season.

08/19/13, 10:18 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.azcentral.com

Larry Fitzgerald is back people!

From the mouth of 2012 NFL coach of the year, and new Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians: "We'll be able to play him in multiple positions so that no one can find him. To be able to play in the slot and move everybody around, move the chains on third down and still hit home runs on first down, that's the thing."

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Pyro's take: Think of how much better Larry Fitzgerald is than Reggie Wayne, the benefactor of Bruce Arian's throw happy system last year in Indy. Think about how motivated Larry will be after the worst season in his Hall of Fame career. Think about Larry lining up in the slot, in the backfield, in motion and spilt out wide with a Carson Palmer locking in on him. Short routes, hitch routes, across the middle and deep - it's a gonna be a whole new ballgame for #11.

Larry Fitzgerald is skyrocketing up my tiers and I will happily take him somewhere in the third round in upcoming drafts. He'll be a top 5 WR this year, which is saying a lot, in a year where the WR position is as deep as it's ever been since I started playing fantasy football in 1998!

07/19/13, 01:15 PM CDT by d-Rx
Source: blog.azcardinals.com

Pro Bowl: Fitz pulls out, replaced by Steve Smith (NYG)

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will not be making the trip to Miami for the Pro Bowl this year due to various injuries he's been dealing with for awhile now. Fitz will be replaced on the team by Giants WR Steve Smith.

Pyro's take: Smith ended up 3rd in the NFC in receiving yards this year with 1,220 and 1st in receptions with 107. The third-year receiver is also the first Giants wideout to make the Pro Bowl since 1968.

01/28/10, 04:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: sports.espn.go.com

Fitz's elbow injury merely a bruise

According to Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, the elbow injury sustained by wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is merely a contusion and will have no affect on his practice or playing time going forward.

Pyro's take: The Cardinals will likely be resting their starters at least a bit this coming weekend, so if Fitz doesn't play, it will have nothing to do with this injury. Keep an eye out this week for what Whiz plans on doing with his starters in Week 17 against the Pack.

12/28/09, 02:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.azcentral.com