2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Arizona Cardinals

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In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Arizona Cardinals.

Quarterbacks

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDFLPoints
Sam Bradford340.5233.22554147.81431.50.11.5143.31
Playing for his fourth team in five years, Bradford played just two games last season and durability has obviously been his biggest problem. With the Cardinals trading up to No. 10 for rookie Josh Rosen, it wouldn't be a huge surprise if the team transitions to Rosen following their Week 9 bye, if not sooner, especially if the Cards find themselves lagging the other three teams in the division.
Josh Rosen240.7150.417578.96.513.642.20.11.594.7
Some believe Rosen was the best quarterback prospect in the draft (including Rosen himself). Given the durability history of Bradford and the potential for the Cardinals to trail the Rams, Seahawks and 49ers, all of whom have better Super Bowl 52 odds than the Cardinals, a switch to Rosen seems possible at some point within the 2018 season.
Mike Glennon5.93.7380.20.20.40.9002.01
One offseason removed from an opportunity to start, it's unlikely Glennon gets an opportunity to make any starts even if Bradford misses time due to injury.

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Running Backs

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDFLPoints
David Johnson284.81224.69.460.6618.12.72.5251.87
Missing all but part of Week 1 last year, Johnson is two seasons removed from 2,118 yards from scrimmage, 80 catches and 20 touchdowns. The ambitious goals he set for himself in 2017 -- 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards -- remain his goals for 2018. The order may be debatable, but Johnson is a top-four fantasy back along side Todd Gurley, Le'Veon Bell and Ezekiel Elliott and you could still argue that he's worthy of the top-overall pick.
Chase Edmonds78.6345.82.324.4207.41.20.874.72
Arizona's fourth-round selection, Edmonds set Fordham's record for career rushing yards (5,862) as a four-year starter. Johnson is an every-down back, but Edmonds will become an RB2/flex option if DJ were to miss any time.
T.J. Logan20.885.30.65.745.60.20.117.69
Derrick Coleman2.16.302.52300.12.73

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Wide Receivers

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Larry Fitzgerald100.110316.50.93.600.3141.86
Returning for (at least) another season, Fitzgerald has finished as a top-20 fantasy wide receiver in each of the past three seasons and four of the past five. Incredibly consistent, Fitz has 100-plus receptions and 1,000-plus yards in three consecutive seasons. Going into his age-35 season, he's a solid WR2 (and even back-end WR1 in PPR formats).
Christian Kirk50.9529.44.15.128.10.10.484.35
Competition for wide receiver targets beyond Fitzgerald is wide open and Kirk could have a chance to make an immediate impact for his hometown team. Playing "himself 'somewhat' in the mix" for the WR2 spot, the second-round pick should be the second-most productive Cardinals receiver after Fitz.
J.J. Nelson27.64943.2331.50.30.472.75
Chad Williams30.3343.92.72.116.80052.27
Williams had just three catches for 31 yards as a rookie, but his role within the offense will expand in his second season.

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Tight Ends

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDFLPoints
Ricky Seals-Jones37.4538.64.30000.279.26
Seals-Jones had a productive three-game stretch from Weeks 11 to 13 -- nine catches for 170 yards and three touchdowns. (He had 3/31/0 over the rest of the season.) With little competition at tight end, however, Seals-Jones has upside going into 2018. And in a year where tight end is incredibly thin, it wouldn't be out of the question for RSJ to push his way into the top 12 by year's end.
Jermaine Gresham20.3207.120000.132.51

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