Fantasy Football Must Starts: Arizona Cardinals – Week 13


The Arizona Cardinals have some serious fantasy football ramifications as the playoffs being

Well last week I scored on all three of my fantasy football waiver wire pickups. I’m not going to be as brave as I was last week, instead I think there is plenty of potential for this weeks Thursday night game against the Vikings. Yes, I think that the Cardinals should have just enough talent to thump the once-powerful NFC North foes, so here are some very big picks that could set you up for success:

Darren Fells – TE

Darren Fells carrying defenders with him Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Vikings are very talented up front, yet seem very young at the linebacker position, and it showed last week against the Seahawks. This is going to be a very solid week for a redzone target. I am choosing Darren Fells instead of Troy Niklas or the ailing Jermaine Gresham, plenty of reason behind it. Darren seems to be the better jump ball tight end, and that seems to be the goal inside the 20. If not for an illegal picking call, Fells would be fantasy football gold.

Carson Palmer – QB

I guess I’m the only Raising Zona writer who thinks Carson is a very close second in my opinion, for MVP. Only Cam Newton seems to be executing at an alarming rate, but seems that Carson is making big-time throws for the Cardinals. Carson Palmer had a 65% completion rating, and almost matched Kurt Warner for 30 touchdowns last Sunday. This is probably my biggest declaration of the season, but I see Palmer against a very strong and stingy defense throwing for 3 touchdowns. That would put him at 31 on the season. Knock on wood.

John Brown – WR

John Brown meets J.J. Nelson in the end-zone Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

If there is anytime to start a speedy wide receiver with silky hands, this is the match-up. I’m not going to say John Brown is going to light it up, but I do think he will account for a large part of the offense. He seems to be making the most of his opportunities. He makes it very for me to want to start this week, and no doubt last weeks 113 yards receiving erased all doubt because of his injury concerns.

Last week, I said the defense, and I know it would be a smart bet. But every opponent brings a different strength. I find it hard to believe that the Cardinals keep Adrian Peterson under 100+ yards rushing. I think they will still be solid, but we’ll see. Anyways, this is this weeks fantasy must starts. Have a great week of fantasy, and Rise Up Red Sea!