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Height/Weight: 6-3/218 | Birthdate: 8/31/1983 | Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN, USA | Team: Arizona | College: Pittsburgh | NFL Experience: 11 | Owned/Started%: 100/37 | Average Draft Position: 39.54
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Cardinals WR Fitzgerald game-time decision for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The chances of Cardinals star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald suiting up or being 100 percent Sunday in Seattle grew a bit dimmer Friday when he missed his third straight practice. He has been dealing with a knee sprain. Bruce Arians considers him a game-time decision.

Fitzgerald has yet to miss a game this year. He is on pace for his first 1,000-yard season since 2011.


Cards WR Larry Fitzgerald sits out again Thursday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald, who sprained the MCL in his left knee Sunday, sat out practice for the second straight day Thursday as the team prepared for Week 12 at Seattle, reports the Cardinals' website.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald doesn't go Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald was unable to practice on Wednesday.

The news shouldn't come as a big surprise. Fitzgerald is dealing with an MCL sprain, and will probably be limited during the week. The team hopes Fitzgerald to play Week 12, but it's unclear how much he'll be able to practice leading up to the contest. 


Cardinals hopeful Fitzgerald plays Week 12 despite MCL sprain


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee. The team will see how sore he is at practice Wednesday, but Arians appeared hopeful Monday that the veteran wide receiver will be active Week 12 at Seattle.

Fitzgerald finished with two catches for 33 yards in a 14-6 win Week 11 vs. Detroit. He was able to finish out Sunday's game despite the injury. However, he extended his scoreless streak to three games.


Report: Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald diagnosed with MCL sprain


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) An MRI revealed Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain during a Week 11 win against Detroit, reports the Arizona Republic.

Despite the diagnosis, Fitzgerald is expected to be available Week 12 against Seattle.


Larry Fitzgerald getting MRI on right knee


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald will get an MRI on Monday on his right knee, reports ESPN.com. Fitzgerald left Sunday's win over the Lions after injuring his MCL but was able to return and finish the game.

Fitzgerald caught two of four targets for 33 yards, his lowest output since Week 7. He's scheduled to visit Seattle in Week 12.


Larry Fitzgerald returns from knee injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald, who sustained a left knee injury in the second quarter against Detroit, returned for the start of the second half.

Larry Fitzgerald probable to return with knee injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald suffered a knee injury in the second quarter against Detroit, but is probable to return in the second half, the team announced.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald heads to locker room


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald left the game against the Lions with an undisclosed injury and went to the locker room with a trainer.

Fitzgerald was hit hard from behind while trying to make a catch in the second quarter. He had a 22-yard reception on three targets before the injury.


Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald goes over 100 yards Week 10


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald managed to go for 112 yards Week 10 against the Rams.

Litzgerald led the way for Arizona, hauling in a team-high nine passes on 10 targets. Fitzgerald did all his damage with Carson Palmer in the game. After Palmer left, Fitzgerald had one target, but did not come up with a catch. The team only threw five times after Palmer left, so it's not a particularly big sample size.

Fitzgerald will hope for a repeat performance Week 11 against the Lions. 


Cardinals WR situation gets more confusing


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/2/2014) Suddenly, Larry Fitzgerald looks like the Cardinals wide receiver to own in Fantasy. He led the team in receiving for the second straight game Week 9 at Dallas, making five catches for 70 yards.

It was a far cry from the seven catches for 160 yards he had Week 8 against Philadelphia, but he once again proved he's still capable of delivering a big play, turning a slant route midway through the third quarter into a 20-yard gain with a quick burst up the middle and a stiff arm at the end. He also had a 31-yard catch earlier in the contest.

Michael Floyd, meanwhile, had just four catches for 36 yards and has now had fewer than 50 yards in five straight games, including all four with starting quarterback Carson Palmer back in the lineup. John Brown, who entered the mix with five catches for 119 yards and a touchdown in Week 8, had only two catches for 10 yards in this one.

So what does it mean in Fantasy? Well, even with a favorable matchup Week 10 against St. Louis, Fitzgerald is the only one you should be excited to start. Floyd is still worth owning because of his upside, but he clearly needs to win back your trust. Brown is a complete wild card who should probably be on waivers in standard 12-team leagues.


Larry Fitzgerald paces Cards in receiving again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald led the team in receiving Week 9 for the second straight game, catching five of six targets for 70 yards in the win at Dallas. Fitzgerald has 12 grabs for 230 yards and a touchdown over the past two games.

Fitzgerald led Arizona's wideouts in targets, though tight end John Carlson drew eight. Fitzgerald's longest gainer went 31 yards. Having caught at least five passes four times this season, Fitgerald plays the Rams in Week 10.


Larry Fitzgerald's not done yet


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald got off to a very slow start this season, but seems revitalized by the return of Carson Palmer. Fitzgerald hauled in his second touchdown in three games Sunday, in a 24-20 win over the Eagles in Week 8.  

Fitzgerald put together his best game of the season Sunday, hauling in seven of 10 passes thrown his way for 160 yards and a touchdown. This performance gives him 17 receptions for 279 yards and two touchdowns in three games since Palmer's return from a shoulder injury.

Given Fitzgerald's age, we're going to probably wonder if he is done every time he deals with any kind of slump. However, the 31-year-old's recent play should do enough to alleviate any doubts about his abilities right now. He will try to keep it up in Week 9 against the Cowboys, and should probably be kept active in most Fantasy formats. 


Larry Fitzgerald enjoys biggest game in six years


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald, who entered Week 8 with zero 100-yard games this season, broke out for seven catches, 160 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Eagles. The 160 receiving yards were Fitzgerald's most since he caught eight balls for 166 yards and a score against Carolina in the 2008 playoffs.

Fitzgerald took a slant 80 yards for a third-quarter touchdown, the longest reception of his illustrious career. Fitzgerald was targeted 10 times, which tied his season high and tied for the team lead Sunday.

Fitzgerald visits the Cowboys in Week 9.


Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald not worried about fewer targets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald is not concerned with his lack of targets this season. The 11-year wideout has not been targeted more than six times in a game this season. Through six games, he's had 23 catches for 283 yards and a touchdown.

Fitzgerald called his slow start, "champagne problems," per the team's official website.

"We all care about our touches and looks, don't get me wrong," Fitzgerald said. "We just don't put our touches and looks in front of what we are trying to accomplish as a team. There is a distinct difference. You are playing ball your whole life, you are in the NFL, you've been 'The Man' your whole life, so you have to put that aside and focus on what is best for your team. I think everyone has a good grasp of that."

Fitzgerald will face the Eagles at home on Sunday. He's scored 10 times in six career appearances against Philadelphia.

Resurgence all too short for Larry Fitzgerald


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/20/2014) Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald looked like he'd get back to being a Fantasy mainstay with the return of quarterback Carson Palmer to the starting lineup Week 6 against Washington, catching six passes for 98 yards and a touchdown. But he followed up that performance Week 7 at Oakland with one that looked an awful lot like what he did all those weeks without Palmer.

In fact, in terms of yardage, it was his worst performance of the season. He caught four passes for 21 yards.

Apart from that Week 6 showing, he has averaged just 37.0 yards in five games, and though the return of Palmer was widely credited for the outlier performance, Palmer was also healthy for Fitzgerald's second-worst showing Week 1 against San Diego, when he caught one pass for 22 yards.

In the long run, Fitzgerald figures to be better off with Palmer than Drew Stanton, but as was the case in 2013, the lows for him figure to be extremely low. In points-per-reception leagues, you can roll the dice on him a little easier than standard formats, but clearly, the return of Palmer isn't the key to his success.


Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald limited Week 7


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald was limited Week 7 against the Raiders.

Fitzgerald hauled in four passes, but only gained 21 yards. He was mostly a short-yardage threat, with his longest reception going for 7 yards. Fitzgerald was targeted five times, which tied him for second on the team. After catching the first pass of the second half, Fitzgerald was shut out for the rest of the game. 

He'll take on the Eagles Week 8.


Cardinals receivers looking for more success


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) The Cardinals passing game had new life breathed into it with Carson Palmer's return, and Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd will look to continue reaping the rewards Sunday at Oakland.

Both Floyd and Fitzgerald found the end zone Week 6, and they should find success again. The Raiders haven't been terrible overall against wide receivers this season but have fallen apart over the last two games. Dolphins and Chargers wideouts have averaged 26.5 Fantasy points, with three touchdowns and 379 yards combined.

The downside to this matchup? The Raiders have not been particularly competitive this season, so opposing quarterbacks don't need to put the ball in the air much. Only one team has had fewer passes attempted against it than the Raiders at 30.0 per game. Still, consider both players solid Fantasy options for Week 7, with Floyd still getting the edge. 


Carson Palmer looks healthy enough to use


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/14/2014) Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer was plenty productive Week 6 against Washington, completing 28 of 44 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns in a rather abrupt return from a shoulder nerve issue that caused him to miss three games.

That makes Palmer 2 for 2 in throwing for 250 yards and two touchdowns this season. You'll take that in Fantasy.

Coach Bruce Arians' comments Monday make Palmer even more attractive in Fantasy. He said 44 attempts will be the norm for him with the way defenses stack the box against the Cardinals. With wide receiver Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald at his disposal, Palmer certainly has the weapons to make the most of all those throws.

He won't play mistake-free football all season -- he threw 22 interceptions last year, to put it in perspective -- but if you feel like your starting quarterback is bringing you down, he's in a situation to put up consistent numbers if his shoulder continues to feel good.

You have to like his matchup Week 7 at Oakland. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both have him in their top 12 for the contest. Though the Raiders rank a modest 11th against the pass, that's just because they're so busy getting beat by the run. They've allowed the fourth-highest passer rating of any team this season.


Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald breaks scoring drought in Week 6 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught all six of his targets for a team-high 98 yards while scoring his first touchdown of the year in his team's 30-20 win over the Redskins in Week 6.

Fitzgerald was clearly more comfortable with Carson Palmer back under center, posting a perfect catch rate after managing only 13 catches on 28 targets in his first four games. The touchdown was his first since Week 13 of last season. If Palmer didn't suffer a setback with his shoulder during the win, Fitzgerald could be set up for another big performance in Week 7 against the Raiders.


Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald suddenly viable


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/12/2014) With reports of Carson Palmer potentially making his return from a shoulder injury Week 6 against Washington, Cardinals wide receivers Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald suddenly look more attractive in Fantasy.

For much of the week, they looked like they'd be working with third-string quarterback Logan Thomas with backup Drew Stanton also recovering from a concussion. But Stanton was also cleared to play, which means even if the Cardinals pull the plug on Palmer at the last minute (which would be unfortunate since they don't play until 4:25 p.m. ET), Floyd and Fitzgerald won't be so bad off.

But of course, working with a quarterback who can make the most of their abilities would be ideal, and Palmer is the only one of the three who fits the bill. Floyd is the better bet than Fitzgerald -- he had five catches for 119 yards with Palmer under center in Week 1 -- but considering the Redskins have allowed 11 touchdowns through the air, fourth-most in the NFL, Fitzgerald also has some low-end appeal.


Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald could be in trouble


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/6/2014) By now, Fantasy owners are used to being disappointed by Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. The eight-time Pro Bowler has averaged only 41.0 receiving yards through his first four games, a continuation of a decline that began in 2012.

But with the injury to backup quarterback Drew Stanton, who suffered a concussion in the third quarter Week 5 at Denver, Michael Floyd owners may soon share in that pain.

Floyd was in enough trouble with Stanton under center, but his five-catch, 114-yard performance Week 3 against San Francisco at least left some room for optimism. Now, though, he's made just one catch in two of the three games started by Stanton.

Needless to say, that catch in Week 5 didn't come from third-stringer Logan Thomas, whose only completion was an 81-yard catch-and-run to running back Andre Ellington. That's not good news for anybody, not even Ellington.

Granted, Stanton may not miss significant time with his concussion, but chances are the only cure for Fitzgerald and Floyd is the return of starting quarterback Carson Palmer. And his timetable remains a mystery.


Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald held in check Week 5


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald was held in check Week 5 against the Broncos.

Fitzgerald hauled in three receptions for 57 yards during the contest. He tied for the team-lead with seven targets. Most of Fitzgerald's production came on a 33 yard grab in the first quarter. Fitzgerald was held without a catch the last three quarters of the contest. He'll take on Washington Week 6. 


Larry Fitzgerald has another disappointing outing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald turned in another disappointing performance during a 23-14 win Week 3 vs. San Francisco. Fitzgerald, who was targeted seven times, finished with three catches for 34 yards.

Fitzgerald was targeted twice in the first half, but he finished with no catches by halftime. His first catch didn't come until a 24-yard reception with less than 9 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, later on that same drive, Fitzgerald lost a fumble inside the 49ers' 5-yard line following a 5-yard gain.

Fitzgerald has 10 catches for 107 yards through three games. He has gone six games without a touchdown. The Cardinals are on a bye Week 4 before returning to action Week 5 at Denver.


Feeling uneasy about Larry Fitzgerald


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/18/2014) You have to be nervous about Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd if Carson Palmer (shoulder) is out again this week. Drew Stanton isn't going to enhance this passing game.

We saw the results in Week 2 at the Giants when Fitzgerald had six catches for 51 yards on 10 targets while Floyd had one catch for 19 yards on six targets. Now, Fitzgerald just missed a touchdown when the play was overturned in the first quarter, but he only has seven catches for 73 yards on 14 targets this season.

He did light up the 49ers in two meetings last year with 12 catches for 230 yards and a touchdown, but we're not confident in him if Stanton starts. He should be considered just a No. 3 receiver in the majority of leagues.

For a complete list of Week 3 options, read my latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.