Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals
|WR - #25||92.46||ARI||Active||12 years||32||6'3||218||@LarryFitzgerald|
2015 Outlook: Over the Hill (decreased production)Last updated on Dec-05-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): It's been eight weeks since Fitzgerald delivered an impact game. He caught 17 passes for 246 yards and five TDs in Weeks 2 and 3. Since then he has only two TDs with one 100-yard receiving game. On the year he is averaging 10.2 targets per game. In Week 4 Fitzgerald had seven catches for 99 yards on nine targets vs. the Rams. St. Louis ranks 3rd in the NFL in WR Fantasy defense with six TDs allowed. The Rams' weakest CB (Lamarcus Joyner) plays primarily in the slot, which gives Fitzgerald a huge edge in size (6'3" to 5'8"). Possible TD with solid targets.
UPDATE (9/30): Does Larry Fitzgerald know it isn't 2008? A red hot start by Arizona's passing attack has put Fitzgerald back on the Fantasy map. After three underwhelming seasons, Fitz is on track to match the numbers posted in his prime. The Cards' revolving door at running back is also contributing to their dependence on the pass. Fantasy owners may want to consider selling high before reality sets back in.
In the offseason, I was hoping Larry would sign with a high-profile offense just to see him have one more elite year. Fitzgerald is coming off the least productive season of his career (63 catches on 103 targets for 784 yards and two scores in 14 games). His campaign started with a bum knee in Week 1, which led to only one catch for 22 yards on four targets. He struggled to find his rhythm when Palmer was out of the lineup in Week 2-5 (12 catches on 24 targets for 142 yards and no touchdowns). Then over the next five games with Carson behind center, Larry caught 31 of 37 targets for 469 yards and two TDs. He missed Weeks 12 and 13 with a knee injury and his game had no value over the final month of the season due to his health and Arizona's poor QB play. At age 32, Larry has lost his elite WR value. When healthy and when Palmer was also playing well, Fitzgerald was on pace for 99 catches, 1,501 yards and six TDs. He's now the 39th WR selected and has an ADP of 96 in early drafts. For him to be a weak WR3 in PPR leagues, Larry will need to score 180 or so Fantasy points. With 89 career TDs in 170 games, Fitzgerald should score between 6-8 times. And he did score 10 TDs in 2013 when Carson threw him the ball. He has eight seasons on his resume with at least 70 catches and six seasons with at least 1,000 yards. My survey says 70 receptions, 900 yards and seven TDs. That's 202 Fantasy points.
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald
2015 Mock Draft Results
August 5th, 2015
|9.01||Scout Fantasy - @Fantasytaz - 7393|
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