Arizona Cardinals-San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Preview


Sep 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree (15) runs after a catch against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers take the field in Glendale at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday in an NFC West divisional matchup. The fantasy preview this week isn’t what we once thought it would even just four days ago.  Some of the players have changed and some may still change as we get closer to game time.

These guys you should look at playing:

Michael Crabtree, WR – the Niners receiver has just torched the Cards defense.  I hate telling you to play a Niner on your fantasy team tomorrow but I think you’d be dumb not to consider him tomorrow.  Patrick Peterson has all kinds of trouble covering him.

Jalen Parmele, RB– just re-signed by the Cards a couple of days ago after being cut in the preseason, normally you would ask why you should play him.  Cards coach Bruce Arians announced Parmele would be the guy likely to see carries in goal line situations.  You know what that means?  Touchdown points.  He could run the ball two times all day but if both carries are 1 or 2 yard touchdown runs he’s worth it all.

Chandler Catanzaro, K – this kid has been money so far early in the season and there is a very good chance the Cards are going to have to settle for a few field goals.  If you need a kicker this week, take a chance on him.

Don’t take a chance on if you can avoid it:

Vernon Davis, TE – he is questionable to play and even if he is active on Sunday I would think twice before playing him.  He has a knee and a back injury.  Sure, if he was healthy he would be the first guy I’d tell you to play since tight ends, especially Davis, burn the Cards on a consistent basis.

Colin Kaepernick, QB – he is probable to play on Sunday but he is banged up too.  He may still end up doing some damage.  He usually plays well against the Cards but if you have a healthier quarterback on your roster, you should consider him.

Drew Stanton, QB – you probably only have him if you had Carson Palmer and in any case you may be playing a different quarterback all together.  He is a smart quarterback but he is in there to manage the game, not throw for 300 or 400 yards and five touchdowns.

Be careful with:

Michael Floyd, WR – Floyd normally would be a good option but we just don’t know how much he’ll get involved.  Stanton only completed one pass to him last week.  He had his sights set on Larry Fitzgerald.  If you are in a deeper league or just don’t have many other options, then go with him.  I do have to go with him in one of my leagues but if you are strong at WR outside of Floyd, look elsewhere.