by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/17/13) The Cardinals have been on a roll recently, with six games of 12 or more points in the last seven, and three of 19 or more. They have multiple sacks in all but three games this year, and their 19 interceptions are fifth-most in the league.
The Cardinals face the Seahawks in Week 16, and Seattle has been relatively stingy in recent weeks, throwing just two interceptions over their last five games. And while the Cardinals have scored four defensive touchdowns in the last six games, the Seahawks have allowed just two defenses to score on them all season.
There's probably no reason to bench the Cardinals, as they're a top DST in Fantasy, but it might be wise to lower Fantasy point expectations a bit, as this is a game in a rough environment against a team that doesn't make a ton of mistakes.
Karlos Dansby adds to sack total
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/16/13) Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby picked up a half-sack in the win over Tennessee, giving him 6 1/2 this season. He made six tackles, five solo, and is up to 111 tackles this season. That puts him 15th in the NFL entering Week 16 at Seattle.
Antoine Cason comes up with three turnovers, touchdown
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/16/13) Pressed into action due to Tyrann Mathieu's season-ending injury, Cardinals defensive back Antoine Cason had a day to remember Week 15 at Tennessee. He intercepted Ryan Fitzpatrick twice, returning the first 20 yards for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.
Cason then picked off Fitzpatrick in overtime, setting up Arizona's winning field goal. Earlier Cason recovered a fumble off Arizona's pooch onside kick starting the second half. Cason added four tackles.
He'll visit Seattle in Week 16.
Rashad Johnson suffers high ankle sprain Week 15
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (12/16/13) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians revealed Monday safety Rashad Johnson suffered a high ankle sprain during Sunday's overtime win at Tennessee. It is an injury that could keep Johnson from playing Week 16 at Seattle.
Cardinals DST scores again
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/15/13) For the third time in five games, the Cardinals DST returned an interception for a touchdown. This time it was defensive back Antoine Cason picking off Tennessee quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and returning it 20 yards for a fourth-quarter score.
The Cardinals gave up season highs of 34 points and 460 yards, but forced three turnovers and got three sacks. Cason was responsible for all three turnovers, intercepting two passes and recovering a fumble.
The Cardinals DST gets a tougher matchup Week 16 at Seattle.
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The Cardinals defense has quality players and continues to produce on a high level. In 2012, the Cardinals were the No. 11 DST in standard leagues. They had 22 interceptions, 38 sacks, 11 fumble recoveries and four defensive touchdowns. Daryl Washington and Paris Lenon had more than 100 total tackles, Washington and Calais Campbell had more than 6.5 sacks and Patrick Peterson led the way with seven interceptions. Peterson is also a tremendous threat on punt returns, and the Cardinals DST shapes up as a potential starting unit in the majority of leagues. They might not get drafted in most standard formats, but consider the Cardinals DST a strong bye-week replacement or consider adding them if they start off the season playing well. (Updated 7/23/13)