Saturday, July 7, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Arizona Cardinals

In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Arizona Cardinals.



Sam Bradford284.6195210611.46.312.628.40.11.5117.68
Playing for his fourth team in five years, Bradford played just two games last season and durability has obviously been his biggest problem. With the Cardinals trading up to No. 10 for rookie Josh Rosen, it wouldn't be a huge surprise if the team transitions to Rosen following their Week 9 bye, if not sooner, especially if the Cards find themselves lagging the other three teams in the division.
Josh Rosen273.1170.7199410.17.414.745.60.11.5107.52
Some believe Rosen was the best quarterback prospect in the draft (including Rosen himself). Given the durability history of Bradford and the potential of the Cardinals to trail the Rams, Seahawks and 49ers, all of whom have better Super Bowl 52 odds than the Cardinals, a switch to Rosen seems likely to occur at some point within the 2018 season.
Mike Glennon17.310.91120.
One offseason removed from an opportunity to start, it's unlikely Glennon gets an opportunity to make any starts even if Bradford misses time due to injury.

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Running Backs


David Johnson287.71237.19.659.7650.72.72.5257.58
Missing all but part of Week 1 last year, Johnson is two seasons removed from 2,118 yards from scrimmage, 80 catches and 20 touchdowns. The ambitious goals he set for himself in 2017 -- 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards -- remain his goals for 2018. The order may be debatable, but Johnson is a top-four fantasy back along side Todd Gurley, Le'Veon Bell and Ezekiel Elliott.
Chase Edmonds63.8280.71.823.5199.81.20.864.45
Arizona's fourth-round selection, Edmonds set Fordham's record for career rushing yards (5,862) as a four-year starter. Edmonds appears to be the favorite for backup duties to Johnson.
D.J. Foster16.858.80.57.6570.20.115.58
T.J. Logan1353.30.43.830.
Derrick Coleman1.75.10218.400.12.15

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Wide Receivers


Larry Fitzgerald100.81038.
Returning for (at least) another season, Fitzgerald has finished as a top-20 fantasy wide receiver in each of the past three seasons and four of the past five. Incredibly consistent, Fitz has 100-plus receptions and 1,000-plus yards in three consecutive seasons. Going into his age-35 season, he's a solid WR2.
Christian Kirk41.4422.
Without competition for wide receiver targets beyond Fitzgerald wide open, Kirk should have a chance to make an immediate impact for his hometown team.
J.J. Nelson22.7413.12.72.930.50.30.461.56
Brice Butler22.5373.52.30000.150.95
Butler has a good combination of size/speed and has averaged 16.1 Y/R over his five-year career. It wouldn't be a surprise if the 28-year-old receiver set career highs, but he's never had more than 21 catches, 317 yards or three touchdowns in his five-year career.
Chad Williams18.4206.
In his "For what it's worth in June" column, Darren Urban of projects Williams to be the Week 1 starter opposite Fitzgerald. While Urban admits "this position battle is so wide open," he wrote that "it just feels like Williams will be able to be the one who makes that step" forward in training camp.
Cobi Hamilton2.329.70.200004.17

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Tight Ends


Ricky Seals-Jones30.8446.63.70000.266.46
Seals-Jones had a productive three-game stretch from Weeks 11 to 13 -- nine catches for 170 yards and three touchdowns. (He had 3/31/0 over the rest of the season.) With little competition at tight end, RSJ has some upside going into 2018.
Jermaine Gresham17.2175.41.40000.125.74

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