Cardinals players such as Carson Palmer, David Johnson, and Larry Fitzgerald all have great fantasy football matchups this week against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Arizona Cardinals travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to play the Philadelphia Eagles on the Sunday Night Football in Week 15. It will be the fifth time in eight games that the Cardinals will play in primetime in front of a national television audience. Arizona is 4-0 in their prime time games this season with victories against Baltimore, Seattle, Cincinnati, and Minnesota thus far.
The fantasy football playoffs are well under way and there are only a handful of teams left in each league with the NFL down to its last three weeks of the regular season. With so many big decisions to be made about your fantasy football lineup this week, look no further than a few Arizona Cardinals players to pencil into your lineup.
Carson Palmer is ranked as the No. 4 quarterback by the consensus of 124 fantasy football experts on FantasyPros.com. You can start Palmer with confidence against Philadelphia who has the 29th ranked defense against quarterbacks this season.
In the past four weeks the Eagles’ defense has given up 29 fantasy points to Jameis Winston, 34 fantasy points to Matthew Stafford, 30 fantasy points to Tom Brady, and 17 fantasy points to Tyrod Taylor. Meanwhile, Palmer has only one game since week 7 where he has finished with less than 20 fantasy points (week 12 against the 49ers). Palmer will light it up for the Cardinals offense again this week and can easily score 22-25 fantasy points against Philadelphia.
David Johnson is ranked as the No. 3 running back by the Fantasy Pros experts for this week. Philadelphia’s rush defense ranks 21st against opposing running backs this season.
Although the Eagles rush defense lingers around the middle of the pack in terms of fantasy points allowed to running backs, the Philadelphia defense has been disappointing as of late. Beginning in week 11 against Tampa Bay, the Eagles allowed 35 points to Buccaneers running backs, 32 fantasy points to Lions running backs the next week, and 24 fantasy points the following week to Patriots running backs. To put it into perspective, the average amount of fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs per game is 16.0.
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With Johnson as the premier running back in this offense, he can be trusted as an RB1 in standard and PPR leagues this week.
The Cardinals wide receiving corps is also in store for a great fantasy matchup with all three of the main receivers, Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, and Michael Floyd, ranking within the top-20 at WR this week. The main receiver that must be started in both standard and PPR leagues is Fitzgerald however.
Fitzgerald has scored at least one touchdown in each of his seven career games against the Eagles and has scored multiple touchdowns in three of the seven contests as well. Fitzgerald is playing as well as he ever has as has topped the 1,000 yard plateau for the first time in four seasons and is four catches away from reaching the 100 reception mark for the first time since 2007.
Like Palmer and Johnson, Fitzgerald is also a must-start in all formats this week as he will likely put up his first double-digit performance (standard format) since week 10.
The Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles will kick-off at 6:30 p.m. MST on Sunday Night and the game will be broadcasted on NBC.