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Keaontay Ingram
Keaontay Ingram Status in question
Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 10:38 AM
Ingram (neck) has drawn a questionable tag ahead of Sunday's game in San Francisco, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Ingram popped up on the injury report as a limited participant Thursday. He subsequently missed Friday's practice, so he is not trending in the right direction. Still, final confirmation on his status is not likely to come until Sunday morning. Emari Demercado would be in line to back up James Conner in the backfield if Ingram is ultimately unable to suit up.
Marquise Brown
Marquise Brown Listed as questionable
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 4:33 PM
Brown (thumb) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Brown was a limited practice participant Thursday and Friday, with head coach Jonathan Gannon telling reporters that he wanted to observe the wideout in Friday's session before making any decisions for Sunday. Barring further updates, fantasy managers will want to treat Brown as a game-time decision ahead of the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. In the event Brown is inactive, added playing time would be on tap for Rondale Moore, Zach Pascal and Greg Dortch.
Marquise Brown
Marquise Brown Possible game-time call
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 11:18 AM
Brown (thumb) will practice Friday but could end up a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers, Josh Weinfuss of reports.
Analysis: Brown is dealing with a thumb injury that doesn't require surgery, and while he might be able to play through the issue, it's not ideal that he was a mid-week addition to the injury report Thursday, when he was a limited participant in practice. Between the matchup with an elite defense and the possibility of an injured thumb making it tougher to catch passes, Brown holds less fantasy appeal than usual despite posting a 5-61-1 receiving line against Dallas last week.
James Conner
James Conner Logs full practice Thursday
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 6:06 PM
Conner (back) practiced in full Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: The back issue that limited Conner during Wednesday's session clearly is a minor concern after he returned to all activity one day later. Meanwhile, Keaontay Ingram, one of the Cardinals' reserve running backs, showed up on Thursday's practice report as limited due to a neck injury. If Ingram isn't 100 percent or even out Sunday at San Francisco, Conner could handle a bit more work than usual out of Arizona's backfield.
Keaontay Ingram
Keaontay Ingram Limited at Thursday's practice
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 6:01 PM
Ingram (neck) was limited in practice Thursday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Ingram practiced fully Wednesday, so his addition to the Cardinals' injury report Thursday is noteworthy. On the plus side in terms of the team's Week 4 backfield composition, starter James Conner practiced fully Thursday after being limited Wednesday by a back issue.
Marquise Brown
Marquise Brown Added to injury report
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 5:57 PM
Brown was limited in practice Thursday due to a thumb injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Brown practiced fully Wednesday, but apparently the wideout injured his thumb during Thursday's session, which makes his status for Sunday's game against the 49ers worth monitoring. Friday's injury report will clarify whether Brown heads into the weekend with an injury designation or cleared to face San Francisco.
James Conner
James Conner Tending to back injury
Wed, Sep 27, 2023, 5:59 PM
Conner practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday due to a back injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: The oft-injured running back is dealing with his second health concern of the season after enduring some practice limitations during Week 2 prep due to a calf issue. His status will be one to watch closely as the week goes on, but so long as Conner is a full practice participant by Friday, he'll have a good chance at approaching Sunday's game in San Francisco without an injury designation. Through three games, Conner has easily paced the Cardinals backfield to the tune of 58 touches for 292 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns.
Keaontay Ingram
Keaontay Ingram Records 21 total yards Sunday
Tue, Sep 26, 2023, 5:33 PM
Ingram turned five carries into 13 yards and gathered in his only target for eight yards during Sunday's 29-16 victory versus the Cowboys.
Analysis: Ingram earned his highest snap share (15 percent) in a game this season and also had his most-productive performance. Still, 21 yards from scrimmage isn't much to write home about, especially with James Conner dominating the Cardinals backfield through three contests to the tune of 74.3 percent of offensive plays and 58 touches for 292 total yards and two TDs. Ingram likely is locked into his current role without some sort of absence from Conner.
Trey McBride
Trey McBride Sees only one target in Week 3
Tue, Sep 26, 2023, 5:04 PM
McBride reeled in his only target for two yards during Sunday's 28-16 victory against the Cowboys.
Analysis: McBride so far has played second fiddle to Cardinals No. 1 tight end Zach Ertz through three games, garnering six targets and 77 offensive snaps to the latter's 20 and 118, respectively. In fact, fellow TE Geoff Swaim has seen 71 plays on offense, including 32 to McBride's 30 in Week 3, though the former hasn't been targeted. As such, McBride doesn't hold much sway in fantasy at the moment and may not unless an injury strikes Arizona's receiving corps at some point.
Zach Ertz
Zach Ertz Meager outing Sunday
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 10:54 PM
Ertz gathered in both of his targets for six yards during Sunday's 28-16 win against the Cowboys.
Analysis: Through two contests to begin the season, Ertz was pacing the Cardinals in targets with 18 on his way to 12 catches for 77 yards and no touchdowns. In Week 3, though, quarterback Josh Dobbs' focus was on his top two wide receivers Marquise Brown (seven targets) and Rondale Moore (six). There figures to be some ebb and flow from game to game among the team's skill-position players in terms of usage, and Ertz still led Arizona tight ends in snap share (59 percent) ahead of Geoff Swaim (52 percent) and Trey McBride (49 percent). Ertz may have a tough time getting back on track this coming Sunday on the road against the 49ers.
Rondale Moore
Rondale Moore Runs for TD in Week 3 win
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 11:09 PM
Moore caught four of six targets for eight yards and carried the ball three times for 54 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Cowboys.
Analysis: The speedy wideout caught the Dallas defense napping when he dashed for a 45-yard TD in the second quarter, the first rushing touchdown of his NFL career. Moore doubled his catch total on the season as well, albeit without contributing much yardage through the air, and while his versatile usage is intriguing from a fantasy perspective, he'll need to begin seeing more volume to be a reliable option outside of best-ball formats. Moore faces a daunting matchup in Week 4 against an elite 49ers defense that's used to seeing the likes of Deebo Samuel line up in the backfield during practice.
Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson Flashes big-play potential
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 11:03 PM
Wilson caught both his targets for 86 yards in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Cowboys.
Analysis: The 2023 third-round pick torched the Dallas defense for a 69-yard reception in the fourth quarter to help set up Arizona's final TD of the afternoon. Wilson has just seven catches through his first three NFL games, but he's already proving to be a big-play threat as two of them have gone for more than 20 yards. The rookie faces a tough test in Week 4 against the stingy 49ers.
Marquise Brown
Marquise Brown Scores for second straight week
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 10:57 PM
Brown caught five of seven targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Cowboys.
Analysis: The fifth-year wideout led the Cardinals in catches and got into the end zone for the second straight game, hauling in a two-yard strike from Joshua Dobbs in the fourth quarter. Brown only scored three TDs in 12 games last season, so his early production is an encouraging sign that a breakout campaign could be on its way. However, he could have a hard time maintaining his momentum in Week 4 against another tough defense in the 49ers.
James Conner
James Conner Finds end zone in Week 3 win
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 10:31 PM
Conner carried the ball 14 times for 98 yards and a touchdown and caught both his targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Cowboys.
Analysis: The former Steeler led a Cardinals rushing attack that piled up 222 yards and two scores, including Conner's own five-yard TD dash in the first quarter that kick-started the upset victory. The veteran back has produced 204 rushing yards and two touchdowns over the last two games, but that TD streak could come to an abrupt end in Week 4 against a tough 49ers defense.
Joshua Dobbs
Joshua Dobbs Efficient in upset win
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 10:26 PM
Dobbs completed 17 of 21 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Cowboys. He added 55 rushing yards on six carries.
Analysis: Facing a Dallas defense that had dominated the opposition through its first two games, Dobbs rarely seemed rattled as he led Arizona to three touchdowns and three field goals, including a two-yard TD toss to Marquise Brown in the fourth quarter that all but sealed the victory. Dobbs has looked good so far in his first extended stretch as a starting QB, but he faces a daunting task in Week 4 on the road against the 49ers.
Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray Unlikely to debut Week 5
Fri, Sep 22, 2023, 1:02 PM
Murray (knee) is expected to play this season, but it probably won't be Week 5 when he's first eligible to return from the PUP list, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: "[Murray]'s doing well," coach Jonathan Gannon said Friday. "We know the timetable of when he can return to play, but that doesn't mean he will return to play and open his window then." The Cardinals coach didn't make any guesses about when Murray will be ready, merely noting that the plan will be "adaptable" and the quarterback will have a say in the process. Gannon added that he's "not in a hurry" even though Murray is "itching to be back" on the field.
Rondale Moore
Rondale Moore Quiet in loss
Wed, Sep 20, 2023, 8:21 AM
Moore secured his only target for 14 yards in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Giants.
Analysis: Moore turned in another disappointing performance in Week 2, as QB Joshua Dobbs only looked his way once in the contest. The third-year wideout has yet to see enough volume to sustain fantasy relevance in the Cardinals' below average passing attack. Nonetheless, Moore will look to get more involved going forward as Dobbs becomes more familiar with the offense. Things won't get much easier in Week 3, however, as the Cardinals are set to host the Cowboys and their formidable defense.
Keaontay Ingram
Keaontay Ingram Handles two carries in loss
Wed, Sep 20, 2023, 8:09 AM
Ingram rushed two times for six yards in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Giants.
Analysis: Ingram was a nonfactor in the Cardinals' offense Sunday, as he played just 10 of Arizona's 65 offensive snaps in the contest. Fellow running back James Conner, however, played 47 snaps and handled 23 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown. Barring an injury to Conner, Ingram should remain far off the fantasy radar going forward. The 23-year-old will likely have a difficult time seeing much playing time when the Cardinals host the Cowboys in Week 3.
Zach Ertz
Zach Ertz Busy again in Week 2 loss
Sun, Sep 17, 2023, 8:33 PM
Ertz caught six of eight targets for 56 yards in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Giants.
Analysis: The veteran tight end was once again one of Joshua Dobbs' most reliable options, tying Marquise Brown for the Cardinals' lead in receptions and tying rookie Michael Wilson for the team lead in receiving yards. While it's very early in the 2023 season, Ertz is on pace for his second career 100-catch campaign heading into a Week 3 clash with a Cowboys defense that just allowed the Jets' Tyler Conklin to post a 5-50-0 line on six targets.
Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson Three grabs in Sunday's loss
Sun, Sep 17, 2023, 8:29 PM
Wilson caught all three of his targets for 56 yards in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Giants.
Analysis: He tied Zach Ertz for the team lead in receiving yards while catching multiple passes for the second straight game to begin his NFL career. Wilson is quickly earning the trust of Joshua Dobbs, but the 2023 third-round pick will have troubling making an impact in Week 3 against an elite Cowboys defense.


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