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Larry Fitzgerald 2014 Season Outlook

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Where does he stand this year.

Any hope for a legit top Wr again?

year 2 of Palmer/Arians, The Cards won a lot, Fitz for fantasy was meh, not worth his 2013 ADP.

so Thoughts?

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Watch for moves on the O-line. When Palmer has time to throw he is an above average QB. If he's under any sort of pressure he sucks. So it really depends on the play of the O-line in my opinion.

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^yep ^^^ Arians runs a vertical offense.............vertical offenses depend heavily on online play for down field play to develop. It is also int heavy.

Example of Vert offenses

Flacco 2012 good online Flacco 2013- bad oline

River good years under Norv - good oline. bad years with norv- bad oline.

cooper returning will help most likely, but it is not like the cards got cap space to go get Albert, Monroe or Mack. Draft Position way to late to draft Matthews.

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^yep ^^^ Arians runs a vertical offense.............vertical offenses depend heavily on online play for down field play to develop. It is also int heavy.

Example of Vert offenses

Flacco 2012 good online Flacco 2013- bad oline

River good years under Norv - good oline. bad years with norv- bad oline.

cooper returning will help most likely, but it is not like the cards got cap space to go get Albert, Monroe or Mack. Draft Position way to late to draft Matthews.

4 games per year against SF and Seattle secondaries + emergence of Michael Floyd = not before 4th round for me.

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I got him this year at the end of round 3. I think that's about where he goes again, end of 3rd, beginning of the 4th round. He's a guy at this point who can give you #1 WR numbers at times, but probably more like low end #1 WR. Interesting to see how Michael Floyd impacts him as he really came on this year. Fitzgerald was #17 this year in my PPR league, so that's not too bad. Floyd was #28, so not too far off. If they can upgrade that offensive line, I think both can see their numbers go up more. As long as you aren't drafting Fitzgerald to be top 5, I think you'll be happy with him.

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I had him this past year and it was painful, but check this out. If this happens I'll pick him 1st round.

According to an "individual" CSN New England's Tom Curran believes "without reservation," the Patriots were interested in acquiring Larry Fitzgerald last offseason.

Curran is being extremely careful with his phrasing, but it's notable nonetheless. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported in October that moving Fitzgerald would be "in play" for the Cardinals this offseason. It's hard to imagine a better fit than the Patriots, who have a desperate need at receiver. Any potential move is greatly complicated by Fitzgerald's gargantuan $18 million salary-cap number, however. His play has also been on a slow, but steady nonetheless, downward slope. Few teams are more willing to make bold moves than Bill Belichick's Patriots, but acquiring Fitz wouldn't be easy.

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Love Fitz as a player, I think he's still got it as long as he can stave the injury bug, which I think is very possible. Pending the draft, I'm not a believer in Palmer being the guy that's consistent enough to bring Fitz to his obvious WR1 potential, or that o-line being much more than half-way decent like last year. Hopefully Jon Cooper bounces back from his broken leg in 2014, because that dude has what it takes if he can get his leg right. As for now, I can't bank on Fitz for next year, Zona needs to get some things fixed.

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Hopefully Larry's restructured contract will allow Arizona to sign some pro-level offensive linemen.

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So......Kurt really was as good as it gets for fitz

What can we still squeeze out of him

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Two things I absolutely LOVE about Fitz:

1) He is imparting wisdom onto a young stud receiver in Michael Floyd

2) He is drawing lots of coverage away from Michael Floyd

In other words, I think Fitz's biggest contribution to fantasy this year will be to inflate Michael Floyd's numbers. He is the Alshon Jeffrey of 2014 in my books.

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Two things I absolutely LOVE about Fitz:

1) He is imparting wisdom onto a young stud receiver in Michael Floyd

2) He is drawing lots of coverage away from Michael Floyd

In other words, I think Fitz's biggest contribution to fantasy this year will be to inflate Michael Floyd's numbers. He is the Alshon Jeffrey of 2014 in my books.

Here's a fact about Fitz this year. He's the same age as Brandon Marshall. Michael Floyd took a big step forward and will draw more attention just like Alshon Jeffery did last year for Marshall. Larry will be moving to the inside more this year to make for better matchups. I think Larry has one monster year left in him. Looking at ADP's Larry is going 17 spots behind Marshall. My point being I think Fitz matches Marshall this year at a discount.

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Two things I absolutely LOVE about Fitz:

1) He is imparting wisdom onto a young stud receiver in Michael Floyd

2) He is drawing lots of coverage away from Michael Floyd

In other words, I think Fitz's biggest contribution to fantasy this year will be to inflate Michael Floyd's numbers. He is the Alshon Jeffrey of 2014 in my books.

Here's a fact about Fitz this year. He's the same age as Brandon Marshall. Michael Floyd took a big step forward and will draw more attention just like Alshon Jeffery did last year for Marshall. Larry will be moving to the inside more this year to make for better matchups. I think Larry has one monster year left in him. Looking at ADP's Larry is going 17 spots behind Marshall. My point being I think Fitz matches Marshall this year at a discount.

I do like Fitz this year but come on man Marshall catches over 100 with Cutler every year. Lets just hope Fitz can get to 80+ and his 4th/5th round price tag will be worth it

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5th round as a WR2 is a steal for this dude. He's been a pain to own the past 2 seasons but 2 years ago he had Kolb and Skelton throwing the ball over his head, and last year he was 100% for maybe 2 games. Last year he was still the 16th best WR.

Now this year, he is healthy, 2nd year in Arians' offense, 2nd year w/ Palmer, and also Floyd is a legit threat so teams are gonna have to account for him.

We forget because of his FF performance the past couple of years but this guy is one of the most talented WRs in the game. If he's my WR2 I'd be pumped.

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If he were in any other division I'd draft him with a high pick in a heartbeat. But he pays SF and Seattle like 4 times in the 2nd half of the season and he was terribly ineffective against them last year.

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IMO one of the biggest mistakes fantasy owners make is to give up on uber-gifted, older wide receivers before their time. Too often they mistake situation-related regression (QB, injuries, line, system) for age-related regression. It happened with Moss in 2007 (got him in the 4th round). It happened with Steve Smith (10th round) and Reggie Wayne (12th round I think?) 2 or 3 years ago.

Historically, receivers start hitting a wall at 33 or 34 years old, so yes that puts both Smith and Wayne on the do not draft list for me. But Fitz is 30 years old. We won't start seeing age-related decline for another 3 or 4 more years, especially given his remarkable fitness and work ethic.

The situation looks better in AZ this year. A better line, a better running game, year two in the offense, an emerging 2nd receiver, and despite playing in the West, the Cardinals play a middle of the road pass-defense schedule this year. Fitz is very good value at his ADP.

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Fitz has had one season over 1,200 yards since 2008.... Just one. And the past two seasons he's been under 1,000 yards receiving.

Not exactly what I want to be burning a 3rd or 4th round pick on. Especially in that division.

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If he were in any other division I'd draft him with a high pick in a heartbeat. But he pays SF and Seattle like 4 times in the 2nd half of the season and he was terribly ineffective against them last year.

LIke others have said he was frustrating to own last year and then there is the the match-ups vs SEA and SF. I want Fitz on my team but not sure I can endure another year like last. Was it the injuries that really held him back or has he just lost a step?

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Fitz has had one season over 1,200 yards since 2008.... Just one. And the past two seasons he's been under 1,000 yards receiving.

Not exactly what I want to be burning a 3rd or 4th round pick on. Especially in that division.

He had 1100 yards 13 TDs in 2009 with Kurt Warner. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, his QBs were Derek Anderson (9 games), John Skelton (11 games), Max Hall (3 games), and Kevin Kolb (9 games). And anyone who thinks that Larry Fitzgerald is on some kind of age-related decline (AT 30!!!) deserves what he gets...just sayin...

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People said that in previous years about Andre Johnson.

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and anyone that takes larry fitzgerald because of the big name deserves what they get

Yes, I guess nobody mentioned his QBs from 09 to 12; nobody mentioned the previously pathetic lines in AZ; nobody mentioned his age, or put it in perspective historically; nobody mentioned the growth of the offense in OTAs and the improvement of the offensive line...so I'm sure you're right: it's just his "big name."

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Cardinals are a great team, Arizona should be excited.

Fitz is nowhere on my fantasy radar however.

Smash mouth team, that likes to run verts will make Floyd a very nice bargain WR2 and Fitz a hit or miss type guy. Couple big throws from Carson will give him 20 point weeks but i see him averaging less than 10 a game (somewhere around 7-8).

Ultimately, people are going to buy his name and be disappointed IMO.

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