Fantasy Football 2015: Cardinals at Eagles Week 15 Preview
Arizona Cardinals (11-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (6-7)
Sunday, December 20, 2015; 8:30 PM ET
Rounding out the Week 15 Sunday action on “Sunday Night Football,” we’ve got an NFC matchup between the Cardinals and the Eagles. Arizona (11-2) edged out the Vikings on “Thursday Night Football” in their last appearance, while Philadelphia (6-7) got a 3-point win over the Bills in Week 14.
We’ve got lots of relevant fantasy football players on the roster for this one, so with that said let’s check out some of the key names on both sides to see what kinds of stats we might be getting for our own lineups.
Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals: Palmer has simply been great for those fantasy owners who drafted him low this season (or drafted him at all). He logged 310 yards on 25-of-35 passing against the Bills, tossing two more touchdowns in the process.
Palmer had a bit of a hiccup in Week 12 but has been pretty solid in the two weeks since, passing for at least 310 yards with two touchdowns in each game. He’s a starter in pretty much all leagues out there as far as fantasy goes.
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Sam Bradford, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Bradford was hailed as a breakout player in fantasy this year, but it simply hasn’t panned out that way. He continued the slide in Week 14, posting just 247 yards with one TD and a pick.
Bradford had 120 yards and two touchdowns in the air against the Pats, so even when he wins, he’s not that great statistically. He’s a guy to stay away from if you can, otherwise buckle up for a rough week.
David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Johnson has come on the past couple of weeks and filled in admirably for the injured Chris Johnson. David Johnson put up 19 rushes for 92 yards against the Vikes, adding five grabs for 31 more.
In the past two weeks, Johnson has at least 19 carries in each game, with at least 92 yards in each as well. He’s also got seven receptions over that span, with a TD through the air. He’s a nice mid-level fantasy start.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Ah, the curious case of DeMarco Murray. He’s been one of the biggest fantasy letdowns of the year, continuing his stretch with 11 attempts for 34 yards rushing against the Bills.
Murray gave way to the much more explosive Darren Sproles in Week 14 (seven attempts; 41 yards and a TD) and seems to be en route to a timeshare situation with Ryan Mathews (13 carries; 38 yards). Cut ties.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Fitzgerald has had an awesome year overall, but has been a bit frustrating lately in fantasy. He put up just five receptions for 41 yards in Week 14.
Fitzgerald has a combined 96 yards on 13 catches over the past two weeks, and hasn’t found the end zone since Week 8 in Cleveland. He’s still a starter fantasy-wise, just not a higher-level one.
Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: There wasn’t a whole lot to be excited about fantasy-wise in the Eagles’ Week 14 passing game, and that included Matthews. He put up just three grabs for 19 yards.
Matthews’ touchdown streak of two games screeches to a halt here, and he’s still a risk/reward proposition for any given week. Things don’t look good here, either.
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