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Arizona Cardinals
Jacksonville Stadium | Sunday, September 20 | 1:00 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Cardinals 27, Jaguars 20
Jacksonville Jaguars
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBKurt Warner
310 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INT
When you're Arizona and your leading receiver is Tim Hightower, you know that things didn't go according to plan. That being said, we look for the defending NFC champs to rebound.
RBTim Hightower
5 rec, 60 rec yards, 55 rush yards, 1 rush TD
With 20 touches last week, including 12 rec, 121 rec yards, Tim Hightower affirmed his importance to the defending conference champs. Look for Warner to keep feeding the versatile back. It doesn't look like he'll be losing touches to Beanie Wells just yet.
RBBeanie Wells
40 rush yards
The promising rookie carried seven times in his NFL debut. He's not worth a start ... but he's absolutely a player worth keeping on your watch list.
WRLarry Fitzgerald
8 rec, 120 yards, 1 TD
Larry Fitzgerald was very likely the best offensive player in the league last year and he will show why against the Jaguars. Peyton Manning went to Reggie Wayne for 162 yards against the Jaguar corners Week 1. Warner to Fitzgerald is just as potent a combo.
WRAnquan Boldin
6 rec, 80 yards, 1 TD
Boldin will be returning to full strength from his hamstring injury any minute. Boldin will prove, yet again, what an asset it is to have two No.1 WRs. This is Cardinal football.
WRSteve Breaston
1 rec, 40 yards
An aching knee has cast doubt on Breaston's availability. Monitor the situation throughout the week, but don't expect much regardless of whether he plays.
TEStephen Spach
1 rec, 10 yards
The seldom-targeted tight end didn't record a single catch in the opener.
KNeil Rackers
3 PATs, 2 FGs
Rackers is a reliable, top-tier fantasy kicker. With the way that these guys can score, he'll put up points every single week.
Defense
3 sacks, 1 INT
The Arizona defense pretty much lived up -- or down -- to expectations of mediocrity. Not worth a start.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBDavid Garrard
175 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
Garrard simply isn't worth serious consideration as a starting fantasy quarterback, even against a defense as pedestrian as Arizona's.
RBMaurice Jones-Drew
3 rec, 55 rec yards, 115 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Jones-Drew had a good day against the Colts and should continue his top-level play against the Cards. Arizona was middle of the pack against the run in '08 and will have trouble stopping this elite fantasy RB all afternoon.
WRTorry Holt
5 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
Holt was targeted five times against the Colts and should figure to be an even bigger part of Jacksonville's attack with all the question marks with their new WR corps. He and Garrard will start to click.
WRTroy Williamson
3 rec, 30 yards
Williamson may be better than his Week 1 output indicates (1 rec, 10 yards) ... but not much better.
TEMarcedes Lewis
2 rec, 15 yards
This offense is pretty dysfunctional from the jump and Lewis doesn't play a major role in it.
KJosh Scobee
2 PATs, 2 FGs
Until the Jaguars' offense shows something resembling a pulse, leave Scobee on the waiver wire for the rest of the vultures.
Defense
2 sacks, 1 INT
They only surrendered 14 points, but they didn't do a whole lot else either. Arizona's high-powered offense could make for a long afternoon.
 
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