Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Pos.PlayerProjection
QBRyan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

185 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs, 25 rush yards

Tannehill threw more than 30 times against the Jets in Week 3, something he has done in all three games this season. However, he completed just 16-of-36 throws, with no touchdowns and one interception. The Cardinals' defense is playing well, which means this rookie is not a fantasy option yet.

RBReggie Bush

Reggie Bush

55 rush yards, 3 rec, 15 rec yards

Bush suffered a knee injury against the Jets and his status for Week 4 is up in the air. An MRI showed no structural damage, but fantasy owners should consider sitting him against an improved Cardinals defense.

RBLamar Miller

Lamar Miller

30 rush yards, 1 rec, 10 rec yards

Once Reggie Bush went down in Week 3, Miller and Daniel Thomas started seeing more touches. While Thomas saw more action, Miller did more with what he was given. Either way, the Cardinals are a tough defense and no Miami back is worth starting.

RBDaniel Thomas

Daniel Thomas

25 rush yards, 1 rec, 8 rec yards

Thomas had a decent day in place of Reggie Bush against the Jets. He rushed 19 times for 69 yards and a touchdown, and he could see more time if Bush can't play in Week 4. Even so, the Cardinals have an improved defense, and while Thomas might be worth an add, he's not worth a start.

WRBrian Hartline

Brian Hartline

6 rec, 70 yards, rec TD

Despite getting nine targets in Week 3, Hartline hauled in one long Ryan Tannehill throw for 41 yards. Hartline still hasn't caught a touchdown pass in three games, and the Cardinals will likely keep that streak alive.

WRDavone Bess

Davone Bess

5 rec, 45 yards

Bess had his best game of the season in Week 3 against the Jets, with five catches for 86 yards. Even so, he can't score and the Cardinals are a much improved defense.

TEAnthony Fasano

Anthony Fasano

4 rec, 30 yards

Fasano had a big Week 3 against the Jets, with five catches (on 10 targets) for 47 yards. Despite the additional attention he's getting from Ryan Tannehill, he's still no better than a backup fantasy tight end.

KDan Carpenter

Dan Carpenter

PAT, 2 FGs

Carpenter had a rough Week 3, as he missed two crucial field goals against the Jets. With just five field-goal attempts on the season, he's not a strong fantasy kicker just yet.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

While the Dolphins did have a pair of interceptions and one sack, they still allowed 300 yards passing to the Jets in Week 3. The Cardinals' offense isn't a great one, but you should have better alternatives than the Dolphins defense in Week 4.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBKevin Kolb

Kevin Kolb

235 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT

Kolb had his best game of the season in Week 3, and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was a direct beneficiary of it. Kolb threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns, and he has yet to throw an interception. Even so, fantasy owners still shouldn't look to Kolb for help in Week 4 against Miami.

RBRyan Williams

Ryan Williams

50 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 25 rec yards

With Beanie Wells sidelined in Week 3, Williams took advantage of the extra carries, and he rushed 13 times for a career-high 83 yards against the Eagles. Williams is the more dynamic player and will get the bulk of the carries with Wells on IR.

RBLaRod Stephens-Howlin

LaRod Stephens-Howlin

30 rush yards

With Beanie Wells on IR, Stephens-Howling now becomes the Cardinals' No. 2 back.

WRLarry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

7 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

Finally, owners who took Fitzgerald as the No. 2 fantasy wide receiver in their draft were rewarded. The Cards' star had nine catches against the Eagles for 114 yards and a touchdown, and hopefully, there's more to come. The Dolphins don't have a strong secondary, so Fitzgerald could duplicate these efforts.

WRAndre Roberts

Andre Roberts

4 rec, 35 yards, rec TD

Roberts caught three passes for 55 yards against the Eagles in Week 3, with six targets. But he remained scoreless on the season and should remain a fantasy free agent in most leagues.

TERob Housler

Rob Housler

2 rec, 15 yards

The Cardinals' tight end caught two passes for 18 yards and continues to be a secondary option in this offense.

KJay Feely

Jay Feely

3 PATs, 2 FGs

For the third straight week, Feely was good on a pair of field goals. He also kicked three extra points, and now he's beginning to garner some fantasy attention, with eight or more points in every game.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 2 Sacks

Five sacks on Michael Vick set the stage for the Cardinals in Week 3. From that, they were also able to force three fumbles and score a 93-yard fumble return for a touchdown. The Eagles scored just six points and were held under 310 offensive yards. Miami should have a tough time as well, making the Cardinals an intriguing fantasy play.

 
 
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