2015 Arizona Cardinals Offseason Update

Fantasy Fuel: QB Carson Palmer was a fantasy barbarian consistently putting up 20+ fantasy points when he was on the field. In five of his six games, he had 20 or more fantasy points with the only exception in his last game. During the week 6 to 10 stretch, Palmer connected well with long time Cardinal wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Fitz had 98, 21, 160, 70, and 112 yards in those games. Both are sleepers if they can stay healthy enough to play ball. Fitz and Michael Floyd project as mid to late 30s wide receivers. With 12 games on the year, RB Andre Ellington still finished as a top 20 running back. In 2013, he finished with a 5.5 yard per carry average in his rookie season. His average fell to 3.3 yards per carry in 2014, but he also managed to catch over 370 yards in both seasons. At that rate, he would have passed 60 receptions and 500 receiving yards had he played all 16 games. The addition of RB David Johnson in the third round of the Draft may take away some carries from the small 5'9" Ellington who seems to already be getting worn down. Feel free to wait around to draft players from this team as they are likely to still be on the board late in your draft. 

Depth Chart

Head coach: Bruce Arians
General manager: Steve Keim
Offensive coordinator: Harold Goodwin
Defensive coordinator: James Bettcher
QB: (1) Carson Palmer; (2) Drew Stanton
RB: (1) Andre Ellington; (2) David Johnson; (3) Kerwynn Williams
WR: (1) Michael Floyd; (2) Larry Fitzgerald; (3) John Brown
TE: (1) Troy Niklas; (2) Darren Fells
K: (1) Chandler Catanzaro

2014 Offensive Season Scoring

2014 Offensive Season Scoring

 

Offense

Points per game: 19.4 (24th)
Yards per game: 319.8 (24th)
Passing yards per game: 238.0 (14th)
Rushing yards per game: 81.8 (31st)

Defense

Points per game: 18.7 (5th)
Yards per game: 368.2 (24th)
Passing yards per game: 259.5 (29th)
Rushing yards per game: 108.7 (13th)

2015 NFL Draft Picks

Rd 1: OT DJ Humphries
Rd 2: DE Markus Golden
Rd 3: RB David Johnson
Rd 4: DT Rodney Gunter
Rd 5: DE Shaquille Riddick
Rd 5: WR JJ Nelson
Rd 7: TE Gerald Christian