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(RotoWire) Fitzgerald's decision to sign a one-year extension doesn't necessarily mean he'll play in 2018, ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss reports. Analysis: The one-year, $11 million deal, which includes a no-trade clause, simply ensures that Fitzgerald will stay in Arizona if he does indeed continue his career. It also hints that he plans to do so, but he could still opt for retirement in the offseason. As for the more immediate future, Sunday brings a road matchup against a Houston defense that has surrendered three straight 300-yard passing games. Blaine Gabbert will start at quarterback and may prove to be an upgrade from Drew Stanton (knee).

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2 hours ago, grateful zed said:

 Gabbert will start at quarterback and may prove to be an upgrade from Drew Stanton (knee).

This is the 3rd or 4th time I read this today. If he's better than Stanton why has Stanton been starting? 

:shrug:

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11 minutes ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

This is the 3rd or 4th time I read this today. If he's better than Stanton why has Stanton been starting? 

:shrug:

Yeah I love Fitz (traded for him then Palmer got injured that week) the matchup is tasty and Fitz is the passing game (I would argue he is the entire offense) but...Blaine Gabbert? :X

He's tentatively on my bench.

 

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5 hours ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

This is the 3rd or 4th time I read this today. If he's better than Stanton why has Stanton been starting? 

:shrug:

Arians has a serious man-crush on Stanton for some reason. It blows my mind that every year the cards still do nothing about their backup/future QB situation. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Gabbert is better than Stanton.

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Congratulations, Larry.  Keep moving up the list.  Incredible player and person.  One of my favorites of all time.

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Whenever I watch the Cardinals, no matter how many targets Fitz gets, I always go away thinking they should have thrown him the ball more.  He's just that good. 

He got 10 targets yesterday and had 9 catches.  If I was Ariens, I would have told Gabbert he would be benched if Fitz didn't have 15 targets minimum.  I would rather target a well covered Fitz than an open John Brown with a guy like Gabbert or Stanton at QB.  Fitz catches 9 of 10 while the other 3 WRs (Brown, Brown, Nelson) are 5 of 12.  Even with Palmer in there, they don't throw enough to Fitz.  Long stretches of games he doesn't see the ball while the offense bogs down.  Just don't get it.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, efactor said:

Whenever I watch the Cardinals, no matter how many targets Fitz gets, I always go away thinking they should have thrown him the ball more.  He's just that good. 

He got 10 targets yesterday and had 9 catches.  If I was Ariens, I would have told Gabbert he would be benched if Fitz didn't have 15 targets minimum.  I would rather target a well covered Fitz than an open John Brown with a guy like Gabbert or Stanton at QB.  Fitz catches 9 of 10 while the other 3 WRs (Brown, Brown, Nelson) are 5 of 12.  Even with Palmer in there, they don't throw enough to Fitz.  Long stretches of games he doesn't see the ball while the offense bogs down.  Just don't get it.

 

 

He should get a few more but sadly he can't do everything.

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OK, anyone have the stones to start him vs. Jax this week? My main alternative is Sanu (also Parker and Corey Davis). As of now, I'm leaning Sanu for the safer floor, but I feel like every time I've ever bet against Fitz it's come back to haunt me.

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27 minutes ago, zftcg said:

OK, anyone have the stones to start him vs. Jax this week? My main alternative is Sanu (also Parker and Corey Davis). As of now, I'm leaning Sanu for the safer floor, but I feel like every time I've ever bet against Fitz it's come back to haunt me.

I won’t bench Fitz even if Manziel is throwing to him and they are playing the 85 Bears. 

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39 minutes ago, Elevencents said:

I won’t bench Fitz even if Manziel is throwing to him and they are playing the 85 Bears. 

Reminds of the old Bears sketches on SNL. OK, let's say you're playing in a monsoon, you have Peterman at QB, the Seattle o-line (with Chazz Green replacing Duane Brown), the '85 Bears are allowed to sub in Earl Thomas and Deion, and the other defenders all have AR-15s aimed at Fitz's head.

(Thinks)

"Da Fitz!"

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1 hour ago, zftcg said:

OK, anyone have the stones to start him vs. Jax this week? My main alternative is Sanu (also Parker and Corey Davis). As of now, I'm leaning Sanu for the safer floor, but I feel like every time I've ever bet against Fitz it's come back to haunt me.

I wouldn't do it. Gotta ride this Fitz wave, even against the Jags. 

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1 hour ago, zftcg said:

OK, anyone have the stones to start him vs. Jax this week? My main alternative is Sanu (also Parker and Corey Davis). As of now, I'm leaning Sanu for the safer floor, but I feel like every time I've ever bet against Fitz it's come back to haunt me.

Coleman had 80 yards last week v. Jags.  I don't have the stones NOT to start Fitz. 

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On 11/21/2017 at 0:53 PM, jrwall said:

I wouldn't do it. Gotta ride this...wave, even against the Jags. 

Said no one, ever.

Or, at least it feels that way.

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Just now, Cowboysfan8 said:

Ramsey doesn't cover the slot 

fair enough. still opens things up a bit more and makes it more likely they can move the ball.

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3 hours ago, Tool said:

fair enough. still opens things up a bit more and makes it more likely they can move the ball.

Correct it shifts the defensive back rotation somewhat and improves the match ups across the board because of it. Without Ramsey Bouye becomes their best corner and easier to call plays that avoid him now, whereas before teams would be picking their poison more between him and Ramsey.

Its not like Fitzgerald is exclusively a slot WR anyways, although that may be where he is lining up most of the time. 

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Well ended up making the right call and sat him last week when Ramsey was put back in.

How are people feeling this week? Better matchup than last week but still another tough one. Rams shut him down in first matchup earlier in year.

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He's an auto-start every week. Doesn't matter who is throwing to him or who is covering him. He is the passing game in Arizona and Arians has schemed incredibly well to give him frequent, high percentage opportunities. He has been mostly unstoppable this year.

Very few guys I would start over him.

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What do we make of Fitz at this point for 2018? 

Will the coaching change affect him?

Is Sam Bradford good or bad for him?  (I know Sam Bradford is not good, but Fitz put up great numbers with Carson Palmer at QB...basically is Bradford a wash compared to Carson?)

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3 hours ago, BroncosFan07 said:

What do we make of Fitz at this point for 2018? 

Will the coaching change affect him?

Is Sam Bradford good or bad for him?  (I know Sam Bradford is not good, but Fitz put up great numbers with Carson Palmer at QB...basically is Bradford a wash compared to Carson?)

Bradford will help him, super accurate, perfect for Fitz.  Problem is Mike Glennon will prob be his QB for at least half the season.

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1 hour ago, Tool said:

Bradford will help him, super accurate, perfect for Fitz.  Problem is Mike Glennon will prob be his QB for at least half the season.

Sadly both are better than what he had to deal with when Palmer went down

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5 hours ago, BroncosFan07 said:

What do we make of Fitz at this point for 2018? 

Will the coaching change affect him?

Is Sam Bradford good or bad for him?  (I know Sam Bradford is not good, but Fitz put up great numbers with Carson Palmer at QB...basically is Bradford a wash compared to Carson?)

Bradford is a good QB, its not his talent that is the problem, its his paper knees

 

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On 3/14/2018 at 6:06 PM, bicycle_seat_sniffer said:

Bradford is a good QB, its not his talent that is the problem, its his paper knees

 

I haven't seen anything from Bradford to suggest he is anything other than eminently average.

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36 minutes ago, Mark Football said:

Fitz owners, what would it take for you to move this guy in dynasty(ppr)? I've made a few fair offers I think in a few leagues that have all been rejected with no counters.

Define "...a few fair offers..."

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17 minutes ago, Mark Football said:

I've tried to pair a young guy with potential and a 19 second rounder. Guys like Goodwin, Doctson, Corey Coleman, D. Parker.

Which side are you on, trading away or acquiring Fitzgerald?

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4 hours ago, Chaka said:

I haven't seen anything from Bradford to suggest he is anything other than eminently average.

I guess it depends on what kind of average that you mean.

Bradford can make some great throws at times. Couldn't have thrown it any better than that, and some difficult throws at times too.

He is pretty smart as well. Good at reading coverage. He can get the ball out quicker because of generally good pre snap reads.He does check down too much and isn't aggressive enough with giving covered receivers a chance to make a play on the ball. This isn't that bad if the overall offensive is good and has players who are good at generating YAC but it was a major complaint of Vikings fans in 2016 when the offensive line was soooo bad of course Bradford is trying to get the ball out right away and that usually means a shorter read.

I suppose people consider Eli Manning a bunch of other QBs average. The thing about Manning and Bradford though is when they are on they are playing pretty much perfect football. They can make some great throws that some QB in the league can't.

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31 minutes ago, Chaka said:

Which side are you on, trading away or acquiring Fitzgerald?

Looking to aquire. Do I need to give more? His trade value ranking on most sites is pretty low, including on this site. I would guess that's because there is no certainty he plays another year after this one.

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3 hours ago, Mark Football said:

Looking to aquire. Do I need to give more? His trade value ranking on most sites is pretty low, including on this site. I would guess that's because there is no certainty he plays another year after this one.

I suppose you could use this as justification to lowball like crazy.

Not sure the Fitzgerald owner will want to move him anyways. You would have to offer me something really good to pry him away from my team.

He is going to be 35 years old this August. A year when historically most WR have a steep decline. So use that to talk him down too.

Fitzgerald passed Randy Moss in career receiving yards last season. Yeah Randy Moss. He will pass Terrell Owens this season and be 2nd all time in receiving yards

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6 hours ago, Mark Football said:

I've tried to pair a young guy with potential and a 19 second rounder. Guys like Goodwin, Doctson, Corey Coleman, D. Parker.

I have also been going after Fitz, but at that price I'd let you have him.

Maybe you should try trading for Edelman instead.

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