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In 2018, Fitzgerald had 69 catches for 734 yards and 6 TDs and finished WR25 in a ppr league, so he would be easily a WR2 if he can come close to 100 catches for 1,000 yards. Personally, I suspect the under for both, but he could still be a fringe WR2 as he was last year with fewer than 70 receptions. 

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In redraft Fitz is getting drafted after Courtland Sutton and Dante Pettis. No thanks. Give me Fitz every time. He’s going in WR 3-4 range and can be a strong WR 2 with a projected volume increase. 

Read Coach’s comments here: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001032884/article/kingsbury-fitzgerald-a-security-blanket-for-qb-murray?campaign=Twitter_atn

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Larry Fitzgerald is impressed by the tempo of new coach Kliff Kingsbury's offense.

"It’s not so much what he’s installing that stand out; it's how its run, the tempo of it," Fitzgerald said. "Every single day, with more experience, we were able to run it faster and faster and faster, get more plays in more efficiently." Arizona ran the second-fewest offensive plays in the league last season at 902. Under Kingsbury, it would not be surprising if they were near the top of the league this year. That extra volume will provide a massive boost to what looks like an undervalued fantasy offense.

SOURCE: MMQB

Jul 16, 2019, 10:03 AM ET

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In the face of the trashiness that AB showed, and the continuous "me over team" this league continues to march towards, bumping this thread to show my appreciation of the classiest guy in the NFL, a guy who continuously raises his own bar while staying faithful to the team and his teammates.

Reminder of how incredible he is as a player, person, and personality, and how rarer this is becoming in today's NFL and in pro sports overall.

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Larry Fitzgerald's pair of 40-yard catches in Sunday's tie with the Lions were his first since Oct. 2015.

Fitz notched grabs of 41 and 45 yards in Kyler Murray's debut, with the 45-yarder his longest reception in half a decade. No. 1 overall pick Murray was chewing up air yards, signaling not only the return of the deep ball to the Cardinals' offense, but an entirely different philosophy. Increased usage down the field — something Fitz insists he is capable of — would add some long-missing ceiling to his still robust floor.

SOURCE: azcardinals.com

Sep 10, 2019, 3:04 PM ET

 

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Larry Fitzgerald caught 5-of-11 targets for 104-scoreless yards in the Cardinals' Week 2 loss to the Ravens.

Fitzgerald looks a lot like the No. 1 pass-game option in the Cardinals' pass-heavy offense after two weeks. Kyler Murray has zeroed in on his slot receivers in this Kliff Kingsbury offense, as Fitz (24 targets this season) and Christian Kirk (20) continue to be the unit's featured pass-game weapons. Fitz's big 54-yard gain was more a result of the Ravens blowing a coverage, but the 36-year old otherwise earned his production and even had a highlight-worthy one-handed snag. He needs to be in fantasy lineups ahead of Week 3's matchup against the Panthers.

 

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Larry Fitzgerald caught 6-of-8 targets for 58 yards in the Cardinals' Week 5 win over the Bengals.

It was a disappointing effort on an afternoon where both Christian Kirk and Damiere Byrd were inactive. Although his setup continues to remain gorgeous on paper, Fitz is now just 16/141 over his past three games. He has managed to catch at least five passes each time out, keeping his PPR production afloat. Fitz was delivering big plays in Weeks 1 and 2, and the Cardinals are going to need more of them. "Vs. ATL" is a juicy Week 6 matchup.

 

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53 minutes ago, kodycutter said:

Haven't followed the cardinals much this year, how has Fitzgerald looked in this offense?   

He's fine. Possession guy. 5 catches or so, 50-75 yards. The Cardinals are having a lot of problems in the red zone. But if they get that figured out maybe he'll get some more td chances.

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probably dropable at this point.   Seems like Murray has a problem with pulling the trigger.  IMO

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7 minutes ago, irishidiot said:

probably dropable at this point.   Seems like Murray has a problem with pulling the trigger.  IMO

Not sure if it's a matter of Murray being timid. It just seems like Murray either wants to dump it off quickly OR he wants to throw a bomb down the field. And Fitzgerald is rarely in a position to take advantage of either situation.

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Larry Fitzgerald caught 4-of-4 targets for 38 yards in the Cardinals' Week 9 loss to the 49ers.

In other words, he stayed invisible. The only time Fitz got any screen time was when the refs debated throwing a flag on him for an illegal block. They did not. Bottled up for 7/48 over his past three games, Fitz will be hard to trust as a WR3 even for next week's delectable matchup with the Bucs.

Nov 1, 2019, 12:26 AM ET

 

 

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1 hour ago, Drunken Cowboy said:

Anybody thinking of starting him this week. TB has pretty much a non-existent D.

Starting him over John Brown in one league. TB is #1 run D with a terrible pass D. Targets have been there just been quiet lately.

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Larry Fitzgerald caught 8-of-8 targets for 71 yards in the Cardinals' Week 10 loss to the Bucs.

The catches were Fitzgerald's most since Week 1, while the yards were his most since Week 2. He still averaged a sub-tight end 8.9 yards per catch, not hinting at the revived big-play ability he displayed in September. Fitz will be a low-upside WR4 for next week's rematch with the 49ers' conference-best defense.

 

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Larry Fitzgerald caught all five of his targets for 37 yards and one touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 11 loss to the 49ers.

It was Fitzgerald's first touchdown since Week 3, and he's been held under 100 yards in nine straight games. He's failed to top 50 yards six times in that span. Fitzgerald has been dangerously close to being droppable in 12-team leagues but the touchdown bought him some more time. The Cardinals are going into their bye this week ahead of a Week 13 date with the Rams.

Nov 17, 2019, 8:05 PM ET

 

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Larry Fitzgerald caught 6-of-7 targets for 56 yards in the Cardinals' Week 13 loss to the Rams.

Fitzgerald ended up leading the team in all receiving categories, which summarizes how awful the offense looked this week. The veteran slot receiver only has three touchdowns this season and hasn't eclipsed 75 yards since Week 2. Fitzgerald just doesn't have enough juice left to reach a ceiling, rendering him a low-floor flex play in good matchups. The Cardinals host the Steelers next week.

Dec 1, 2019, 8:12 PM ET

 

 

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Larry Fitzgerald caught 4-of-7 targets for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 16 win over the Seahawks.

Fitzgerald nearly had a second touchdown, but it was ruled an incompletion upon further review. His score was a nice snag from 21 yards out that also featured some nifty ability after the catch. Still, the 36-year-old WR has had more than seven targets in just one game since Week 7 and could be without Kyler Murray (hamstring) in Week 17. Continue to treat him as a low-ceiling WR4 with or without Murray against the Rams.

 

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Published Sun Dec 29 7:19:00 p.m. MT 2019 

(Rotoworld) Larry Fitzgerald caught 4-of-7 targets for 45 yards in the Cardinals' Week 17 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Fitzgerald ends what could be his final NFL season with 75 receptions, 804 yards, and four touchdowns on 109 targets. The big slot receiver began the year with back-to-back 100-yard games but was unable to crack even 72 yards in a game for the rest of the season. Fitzgerald likely just ran out of gas while playing in his 16th NFL season, but even a down year for Larry resulted in a historic feat; Fitzgerald became the fifth player to catch more than 70 passes as a 36-year-old. The future Hall of Fame receiver will have a retirement decision to make over the next couple of months.

 

 

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Larry Fitzgerald will return for his 17th season.

Fitzgerald easily could have walked into the sunset after last season, but he has opted to play at least one more year. The veteran reportedly really enjoyed the culture under coach Kliff Kingsbury and will continue to mentor the Cardinals' young receiving group. Fitzgerald was a near full-time player in 2019 but may begin to lose some snaps in 2020 if Arizona can get some of their young players to emerge. Fitzgerald shouldn't be selected as more than a low-ceiling WR5 in summer fantasy drafts.

SOURCE: AZCardinals.com

Jan 15, 2020, 9:35 AM ET

 

 

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He's not that far behind Rice, he's only 217 away. He could pass that in three years, even if his production continues to decline somewhat.

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Good for him.  if he still wants it he can be productive.  No longer a center piece but if I needed 8 yards for a first down in a playoff game I would want to be throwing to him.  He would catch it or die trying and after he would make the right decision as to getting out of bounds or staying in bounds as the situation requires. Great football I.Q. can compensate for the loss of a step or two.  Great hands, route running, and body awareness never go out of style.

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Hard to find a more universally liked and respected player in the last 25 years than Larry Fitzgerald.

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