News: The Cardinals made some roster moves on Monday, highlighted by the official signing of RB Chester Taylor. The team also claimed CB Crezdon Butler from the Steelers and CB Korey Lindsey from the waivers. To make room for the additions, the team released TE Stephen Spach, LB Quan Sturdivant and DE Ronald Talley.
Analysis: None of the players who were released were expected to start for Arizona, so they had minimal Fantasy value even if they made the team. Keep an eye on where they land, though they won't make a big impact in any league this year.
News: The Cardinals used the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft to select Patrick Peterson, a confident, highly regarded cornerback from LSU who says he expects to immediately assume the starting spot alongside Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. He's joined by Texas outside linebacker Sam Acho, UNC inside linebacker Quan Sturdivant and UCLA DT David Carter. Sturdivant, the 171st pick overall and first of Arizonaâs two sixth-round selections, said he believed "off-the-field issues" caused him to fall in the draft, a reference to his arrest for possession of a small amount of marijuana in July 2010.
Analysis: Sturdivant should lock up a spot on special teams while providing depth at linebacker. He's probably a few years away from being a relevant part of the Cardinals defense. Pass on him in Fantasy formats outside the deepest of rookie-only drafts.