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1 minute ago, ZWK said:

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.

I actually managed to pick Edelman up yesterday for a 2019 3rd.....seemed a reasonable price to me.

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11 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.

This would probably do it for me, and I have Fitz on a couple win-now teams.

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5 hours ago, drewd_21 said:

I actually managed to pick Edelman up yesterday for a 2019 3rd.....seemed a reasonable price to me.

If it’s a PPR league, especially, that’s a steal.

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1 minute ago, Football Jones said:

If it’s a PPR league, especially, that’s a steal.

It sure is

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12 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.

Seems pretty reasonable.  Not sure why they aren't biting but I certainly wouldn't up the offer.

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I love Larry Fitzgerald. He's my favorite player. It's amazing to me that he's #3 on Receiving All Time and is only 34 years old.

He will be on every team of mine until he retires. In a parrallel universe, he's the greatest of all time. In this universe, he's the runner up.

Keep going strong, Larry Legend.

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It's crazy that he's only missed 4 games in a 14 year career. He's played in 220 of 224 eligible games.

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On 6/15/2018 at 9:48 AM, tangfoot said:

This would probably do it for me, and I have Fitz on a couple win-now teams.

Not close for me if I’m contending. I need Fitz’s 14 to 16 points per week, with the occasional blow-up. The others (outside Goodwin’s mini-run) haven’t shown enough to even warrant flexing. The second doesn’t move the needle. I’m on Team Larry until the end.

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On 6/14/2018 at 8:26 PM, Biabreakable said:

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.

Solid analysis. What is also interesting to me that in addition to Bradford being solid but far from spectacular (if we can agree to that general characterization) his skill set, tendencies, and arm strength seem to benefit the exact kind of receiver Larry is now (superb possession receiver thriving on volume). And there isn't a clear obvious choice as to who would really usurp Fitz's touches and opportunity this year.

Kirk is highly touted but is undersized with a much smaller catch radius than Fitz. Kirk fits more of an underneath game while Fitz is vastly more versatile. Chad Williams is far from a burner as well, Brice Butler has decent size and solid hands but isn't a route perfectionist and still has to make a meaningful impact in the league, and Nelson is diminutive and fits more of a specialist than a prototypical receiver.

As long as he hasn't lost too much speed or ability in terms of his radius, his ability to create separation at the line and downfield and outhustle/outplay defenders (a hallmark of Larry's), I don't see how Fitzgerald won't have another great year given how versatile and central he will remain to the passing game overall.

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My favorite non-49er of all time.  

Fantasy wise, he is going to be a bit more expensive this year it seems.  Have done multiple MFL 12 teamers and he seems to go in that mid 3rd range, which is still great value if he puts up another 100 catch season, which I fully expect him to do, but last year, he was someone you could grab in the late 4th, early 5th on a regular basis.

If Bradford stays healthy and plays a full 16 game season (I know, I know), a top 5 finish in PPR wouldn't really surprise me.  Bradford loves throwing to the slot receivers and I can't envision many games where Fitz doesn't see 10 plus targets.  Palmer seemed to forget about him for long stretches at times, which I don't see happening with Bradford.

 

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2 hours ago, efactor said:

My favorite non-49er of all time.  

Fantasy wise, he is going to be a bit more expensive this year it seems.  Have done multiple MFL 12 teamers and he seems to go in that mid 3rd range, which is still great value if he puts up another 100 catch season, which I fully expect him to do, but last year, he was someone you could grab in the late 4th, early 5th on a regular basis.

If Bradford stays healthy and plays a full 16 game season (I know, I know), a top 5 finish in PPR wouldn't really surprise me.  Bradford loves throwing to the slot receivers and I can't envision many games where Fitz doesn't see 10 plus targets.  Palmer seemed to forget about him for long stretches at times, which I don't see happening with Bradford.

 

Bradford won't stay healthy, but not sure i'm too worried if they go to Rosen.  Can see Rosen using Fitz as a security blanket and think he'd still be gold in ppr.

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7 hours ago, efactor said:

My favorite non-49er of all time.  

Fantasy wise, he is going to be a bit more expensive this year it seems.  Have done multiple MFL 12 teamers and he seems to go in that mid 3rd range, which is still great value if he puts up another 100 catch season, which I fully expect him to do, but last year, he was someone you could grab in the late 4th, early 5th on a regular basis.

If Bradford stays healthy and plays a full 16 game season (I know, I know), a top 5 finish in PPR wouldn't really surprise me.  Bradford loves throwing to the slot receivers and I can't envision many games where Fitz doesn't see 10 plus targets.  Palmer seemed to forget about him for long stretches at times, which I don't see happening with Bradford.

 

I’m not sure I agree with Palmer forgetting about him. He had 164 and 150 targets in Palmer’s last two healthy years, which were good for 7th and 11th in the NFL. That’s pretty good for a WR in his 30’s.

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I was happy to land him in my ppr league as my WR3 behind Tyreek and Landry.  With Bradford there he should still hit 100 receptions and 1000 yards.  Will the TDs be there?

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1 hour ago, C-Bound said:

Boy do I need him with Baldwin and Gordon my other 2 starters.

Ouch! New coach, bad offensive line, questionable QB. Seems like Larry is destined to fall from grace this season. Hope I’m wrong. 

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He's about as safe a ppr pick as exists.  I take issue with some of the posts in this thread throwing a negative connotation toward his situation.  I'd argue he's in a fantastic situation.

 

1) I'm personally high on Rosen, so in my opinion he's got not 1 but two good QB's on the roster.  If Rosen does end up getting snaps a great slot receiver is typically a very good friend to a young signal caller.   Bradford's pension for the short to intermediate pass is already well documented so no need to comment further.

2) Other than DJ, there really is no other major alpha to command or take targets away from him

3) I think the Cardinals D might take a step back this year, which should lead to higher scoring games.

He's a fantastic ppr pick in my opinion.  I'd be shocked if he doesn't finish the year ranked in the top 10 at the position.

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A lot of people down on the Cardinals and their fantasy prospects this year, and I can’t say I blame them. HOWEVER, Larry the Legend will find a way to get it done. Don’t think he’ll finish top 5 like last year but top 20 is guaranteed and top 10 is within the realm of possibility. 

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Huge fan, always have been. Got him as my WR4 last year (Julio, Evans, Tyreek) but I just can't justify his price this year. He's going to have to drop in my draft in Saturday if he's going to end up on my roster.

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27 minutes ago, Chaka said:

Huge fan, always have been. Got him as my WR4 last year (Julio, Evans, Tyreek) but I just can't justify his price this year. He's going to have to drop in my draft in Saturday if he's going to end up on my roster.

Agree.  Love the guy but he went a full two rounds earlier on Sunday than last year.  Not that 3.4 in a 14 team PPR is bad value, but not great value like the last couple years.

That said, I was planning to take him at 3.12 if he made it that far.

 

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Must start...Bradford maybe Mr. Class, but until he shatters I'm guessing Fitz will get a healthy does of receptions. Who else will catch passes besides him and Johnson?

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Larry Fitzgerald exited Week 2 against the Rams with a hamstring injury.

He is officially questionable to return, but it does not make much sense to push him in a blowout. Fitzgerald went to the sidelines in the third quarter to get his hamstring/quad area retaped. He was able to get back in the game after that, but the issue was obviously bothering him. Arizona's offense is a disaster even with Fitzgerald, so it will likely be a black hole without him.

Sep 16 - 6:25 PM

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Cardinals coach Steve Wilks expects Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) to play Week 3 against the Bears.

The coach said he had to "help Larry help himself" by holding him out of the fourth quarter in Week 2, but it is unlikely Fitzgerald will allow himself to be sidelined this week. "We all know that it’s going to be tough to keep Larry off the field," Wilks said. "We’re going to do everything we can to make sure he is ready to go on Sunday with the treatment and the amount of reps he gets in practice." Sam Bradford's dreadful performance so far knocks Fitzgerald down a couple pegs, but his target share keeps him in the WR3 conversation.

Source: Cards Wire 

Sep 18 - 11:24 AM

 

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Traded him even up before week 2 for Edelman as that owner lost Goodwin and needed someone right away. Not sure how this will pan out with the recent Gordon signing. In another league keeping Fitz on the bench this week and starting Cooks and Cole over him. Even starting Lindsay > Fitz in the Flex as of now. Arizona offense scares me. The hammy may or may not limit Fitz, but I have to see more before he get plugged back in, or not. Love the guy as a player and person. 

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54 minutes ago, Team Smokin' said:

Traded him even up before week 2 for Edelman as that owner lost Goodwin and needed someone right away. Not sure how this will pan out with the recent Gordon signing. In another league keeping Fitz on the bench this week and starting Cooks and Cole over him. Even starting Lindsay > Fitz in the Flex as of now. Arizona offense scares me. The hammy may or may not limit Fitz, but I have to see more before he get plugged back in, or not. Love the guy as a player and person. 

yeah hes benched for me until the offense shows some life

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I am benching him in two leagues this week. Highly unusual for me as I typically start him even if he's dinged up a bit. Hoping this decision doesn't bite me in the tush.

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7 minutes ago, Long Ball Larry said:

expected to play, but is he startable given the potential recurrence of injury and the Bears D?

I’m starting Willie Snead in his place 

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On 9/18/2018 at 9:13 PM, efactor said:

I thought Bradford would be an upgrade over Staton and Gabbert. Sheesh. Poor Larry. He deserves better. 

I didn't expect Bradford to be as bad as he has been. 

The Cardinals defense is not stopping the run. Peterson had 26 rushing attempts against them in week one and then they had to play against Todd Gurley. As a result the Cardinals have run the fewest number of offensive snaps over two weeks,

It may not get any easier against the Bears and Jordan Howard this week, but I think the Cardinals will get something going and at least start running an average number of offensive plays or more one of these weeks.

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18 minutes ago, Long Ball Larry said:

expected to play, but is he startable given the potential recurrence of injury and the Bears D?

Perhaps we see Rosen because of the Baker experience? Then bump Fitz back into the mix with DJ?

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30 minutes ago, Wrigley said:

I’m getting close to dumping him 

If you can wait one more week, it is probably worth it to see how the offense runs under Rosen. Rosen loves Kirk so I expect him to see a lot of targets, but if the offense is clicking, Fitz will still get his.

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Someone reached for him in the third when he was the sole person I was looking at when it came to me. Whew. Ended up with TY who I packaged for upgrade at RB :yes:

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He was my 4th rd. pick. (Baldwin 3rd, Gordon 5th).  Nailed it! :wall:

I'm still 3-0 though :P  (having Kamara a a keeper saved me tbh)

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Playing him as a high floor flex this week.  Fitz gets his in home games 99% of the time and last week was that 1% so he’s due for a solid game.

Bradford was playing as bad as I’ve ever seen for a QB in an NFL game by last week, no way this isn’t an upgrade with Rosen.  Hopefully a big one.

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30 minutes ago, jtp1982 said:

Playing him as a high floor flex this week.  Fitz gets his in home games 99% of the time and last week was that 1% so he’s due for a solid game.

Bradford was playing as bad as I’ve ever seen for a QB in an NFL game by last week, no way this isn’t an upgrade with Rosen.  Hopefully a big one.

his home and road splits seem to be almost identical: https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/F/FitzLa00/splits/

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