Rashad Johnson practices Monday despite broken thumb
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/29/14) Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson suffered a broken thumb Week 3 against the 49ers, according to the team's official website. Though, Johnson was able to practice Monday with his hand wrapped in a cast, which was the team's first practice after its Week 4 bye.
Antonio Cromartie expected to play after the bye
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/22/14) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said cornerback Antonio Cromartie's knee injury is not serious and he is expected to play in the team's next game Week 5 at Denver. Arians said Cromartie has been diagnosed with a bone bruise and won't practice this week.
Deone Bucannon dealing with mild foot sprain
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/22/14) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Monday safety Deone Bucannon is dealing with a mild foot sprain following Sunday's game against the 49ers. The Cardinals are on a bye Week 4 before returning to action Week 5 at Denver.
Report: Antonio Cromartie avoids ACL tear
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/22/14) The Cardinals received some good news on cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who left Sunday's game against the 49ers due to a knee injury, according to FOX Sports 910 AM. Cromartie avoided an ACL tear, and has been diagnosed with a hyperextended knee and bone bruise.
Cardinals defense plays huge role in Week 3 comeback win
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/21/14) The Cardinals defense shutout the 49ers in the second half Sunday, which allowed the offense to rally from a 14-6 halftime deficit and secure a 23-14 win Week 3.
The 49ers, who had a pair of first-half touchdowns, finished with 318 yards, including 82 rushing yards.
The Cardinals defensive forced no turnovers and recorded one sack. Safety Tony Jefferson totaled a team-high 10 tackles (eight solo) and had the quarterback takedown of Colin Kaepernick. Safety Rashad Johnson had eight solo tackles and safety Tyrann Mathieu had six solo tackles.
The Cardinals are on a Week 4 bye before returning to action Week 5 at Denver.
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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.