EightyNine
4 years ago1,000+ Views
Don't Sleep on the Cardinals Offense
A lot of people may not be familiar with the Arizona Cardinals offense outside of Larry Fitzgerald. You must realize however that Bruce Arians is now the head coach, the man who revitalized Reggie Wayne's career and helped create an offense that gave Andrew Luck and his receivers success even with a minimal running game. People will think of the past few seasons where the Cardinals offense tanked but they have patched the holes that were left after their Super Bowl run. They finally have a legit QB throwing the ball to Fitzgerald in Carson Palmer. Fitz is also not the only weapon on offense anymore. Last year's first round choice Michael Floyd is being groomed in OTAs to take on a "larger load" and Tight End Rob Housler has also been generating a lot of hype from Cardinals camp. Their backfield has also gotten an upgrade in Rashard Mendenhall, who prior to injury seemed like the back of the future for the Steelers. The point I'm trying to make is do not undervalue Cardinals members due to the failures of the past few seasons. Larry Fitzgerald is in line for a monster year as he will be playing a similar role to Reggie Wayne from last season. Fitz is still in his prime. Imagine the possibilities that Arians will create for him. He may have the best season of his career and I would not be surprised. Draft him with confidence in all leagues in the beginning of round 2. I believe every other member of the offense will also have fantasy value, but it is hard to say how much exactly. Floyd and slot receiver Andre Roberts could both have big years, but I would say Housler is more in line to have a breakout year. I would also draft Mendenhall as my RB2 in rounds 4 to 5. He has proven he is a goal-line back and could end up as a steal that late.
3 comments
The cardinals are going to be much stronger on D than offense, not saying much though
4 years ago·Reply
@curtisb Well I don't know about that. The Cardinals defense has been okay but they definitely can't compete with the other defenses of the NFC West. The offense should actually be pretty good this year, as long as Palmer doesn't get knocked out for most of the season.
4 years ago·Reply
well its definitely debatable
4 years ago·Reply
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