The Sad Case of Larry Fitzgerald
Kevin Kolb, their $60+ million man has been unable to both live up to expectations and stay healthy. His backup, John Skelton has much of the same two issues. Ryan Lindley, the current Cardinals quarterback, threw 4 interceptions last week against the St. Louis Rams, 2 returned for touchdowns. He targeted Fitz 13 times throughout the game, and Fitzgerald only managed to reel in 3 because most were overthrows or poor throws. Fantasy owners were kicking and screaming for more output from their stud they almost certainly drafted early on.
Fitzgerald used to be one of the most reliable fantasy wide receivers in the game, but his lack of a half-decent quarterback makes starting him a huge risk. He has not surpassed the 10 point mark in a fantasy week in almost a month.
I'm fairly certain both Cardinals fans and Fitz owners are looking in Kurt Warner's direction so they can maximize his potential on the offensive side of the ball because their entire offense has been in complete disarray all year long.
If you don't have a suitable replacement for Fitzgerald this weekend, realize that his fantasy upside is very low and don't expect more than 10 points out of him, facing a New York Jets defense that is resilient, especially when facing a very weak opponent.