Arizona Cardinals: Fantasy Starters for Week 16


Here we take a look at the Arizona Cardinals players you should consider starting this week in fantasy football.

The Arizona Cardinals close their 2015 schedule against a Green Bay Packers team who are looking to win their 5th straight NFC North title.. The Packers overall boast an average defense, which could bring a promising fantasy day for Cardinals players. There are many Cardinals who are must starts for your fantasy team. Who are the players that are expected to have good fantasy outputs? Let’s find out!

Carson Palmer, Quarterback

If the Panthers win and the Cardinals win, this could be the last regular season game in which the Carson Palmer plays the whole game as the Cardinals playoff position will have been confirmed. Palmer threw for 274 yards and 1 touchdown last week against the Eagles, this could have been more touchdowns had players not dropped passes. Palmer hasn’t thrown a pick since the Sunday night game against the Bengals in Week 11. The Packers will also be without Pro Bowl corner Sam Shields, which could open up the opportunity to go deep early and often. Give the MVP candidate who brought you to the championship to win it for you. Look for Palmer to finish your fantasy season on a high with 300+ yards passing and 2 touchdowns.

David Johnson, Running back

IN his three games since being named the starter, David Johnson has ran for 378 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. The Packers will be coming into town with a run defense ranked 22nd. The Packers defense has also given up 392 rushing yards in the last 3 weeks. Last week alone Johnson had a career day running for 187 yards and 3 touchdowns. With a strong possibility for Johnson to have a repeat performance of last week’s performance you can start Johnson as your RB1 with no hesistation. Expect Johnson to run for 100+ yards, 1 touchdown while also accumulating 50+ receiving yards.

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Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, Michael Floyd, Wide receivers

Larry Fitzgerald was just named to the Pro Bowl and already has 1000+ yards on the season, however, he hasn’t caught a touchdown pass in 6 games. Expect that streak to be snapped this week against the Packers who will be without Pro Bowl corner Sam Shields. John Brown dropped two huge passes last week that most likely would have been for touchdowns. Brown is also just 67 yards away from his first 1000 yard receiving season, and will be hungry to redeem himself. Carson Palmer has a strong rapport with Brown and will not hesitate to throw the ball in his direction.

Michael Floyd has been hitting his stride at just the right time of the season. In the last 6 games, Floyd has caught 29 passes for 509 yards and 4 touchdowns. With all three Cardinal receiver capable of making big plays, any three of them should be safe starts. Expect all three receivers to finish with 75+ yards, and expect to receivers to finish with a touchdown each.