(11/24/14) Facing a Seahawks team that had surrendered just 20 sacks coming into the game, the Cardinals recorded a season-high seven Week 12 at Seattle, giving them 17 in their last three games after recording eight in their first eight.
It was a strong defensive performance overall. They allowed just 19 points, their fourth straight game giving up fewer than 20, on 293 yards. In terms of Fantasy production, the Cardinals DST has averaged 16.1 points in its last seven games, making it the second-best unit for the season. With another favorable matchup Week 13 at Atlanta, it's looking like a no-brainer in Fantasy.
Cardinals defense keeps rolling in dominant win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/17/14) The Cardinals defense shut the Lions down in Week 11, in a 14-6 win Sunday.
The Lions managed just 262 yards of total offense against the Cardinals, as the defense showed no signs of weakness. The Cardinals forced one turnover in the win, and sacked quarterback Matthew Stafford four times en route to a 16-point Fantasy effort.
The Cardinals DST unit is enjoying quite an impressive run, having recorded 10 or more Fantasy points in six straight games. They will look to keep the streak up in Week 12 against the Seahawks.
Cardinals take care of backup quarterback
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/2/14) Facing backup quarterback Brandon Weeden, who started in place of the injured Tony Romo, the Cardinals were as good as you'd expect defensively Week 9 at Dallas, allowing 17 points on 266 yards.
Neither was a season best (or even a three-week best thanks to Week 7 at Oakland), but both give reason to believe the Cardinals DST is here to stay despite a lackluster showing Week 8 against Philadelphia. The Cardinals also had one sack and two interceptions in the contest.
With perhaps its most favorable matchup yet Week 10 against St. Louis, the Cardinals DST should remain active in all Fantasy formats.
Cardinals DST forces three turnovers in win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/27/14) The Cardinals managed to slow down the Eagles offense enough to come away with a 24-20 win in Week 8.
The Cardinals DST unit racked up their third double-digit Fantasy scoring game in a row Sunday, on the strength of three turnovers forced. They did little otherwise, allowing 411 yards of total offense while failing to record a single sack in the win.
The Cardinals have posted three straight games with at least 10 Fantasy points, a streak they will be putting on the line in Week 9 against the Cowboys.
Cardinals DBs Peterson, Jefferson both in concussion protocol
Both players left Week 8 with the brain injury and will need to be medically cleared in order to play Week 9 at Dallas.
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The Cardinals DST continues to be among the best Fantasy units for the past two years. They were No. 11 in Fantasy points in 2012 and No. 6 last season. The unit produced 47 sacks, 20 interceptions, 10 fumble recoveries, five touchdowns and two safeties. That's consecutive seasons with 20-plus interceptions, 10-plus fumble recoveries and 38-plus sacks. The NFC West is loaded with quality DST options since the Seahawks (No. 1), 49ers (No. 5) and Rams (No. 7) joined the Cardinals as Top 10 options. We expect the Cardinals DST to remain an elite Fantasy option, and they are worth drafting as a No. 1 unit in all formats.