Arizona
Cardinals
Stadium State Farm Stadium
3-6-1 Overall | 0-2 NFC WEST 4th
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense116257.922.2
Defense126304.728.1
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Thu  8/8
vs
Chargers
W17-13
Week 3Thu  8/15
vs
Raiders
L26-33
Week 4Sat  8/24
@
Vikings
L9-20
Week 5Thu  8/29
@
Broncos
L7-20
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/8
vs
Lions
T / OT27-27
Week 2Sun  9/15
@
Ravens
L17-23
Week 3Sun  9/22
vs
Panthers
L20-38
Week 4Sun  9/29
vs
Seahawks
L10-27
Week 5Sun  10/6
@
Bengals
W26-23
Week 6Sun  10/13
vs
Falcons
W34-33
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

With Kyler Murray the team will improve offensively and are projected to score at least 1 more TD per game vs last year, but that is not enough to win more than 6 games. The Cardinals are not contenders to win the Super Bowl at 200/1, 0.5%. They are one of 3 teams with these odds (#28 in the league). They win the Super Bowl in less than 0.1% of simulations. They are not a good value to win the NFC either at 100/1, 1%. The Cardinals are averaging 5.2 wins per sim which is essentially the same as their futures line of 5 wins. At +1000 the Cardinals are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 2.5% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. In simulations they finish last in the NFC based on projected wins.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Oddsmakers had low expectations for them last season (expected win percentage = 30%) and they failed to live up to even these low expectations going 3-13. They went 7-8-1 against the spread (-180 loss). More of their games came in under (9) than went over (7). Based on computer simulations they only have a 39% chance to beat the Lions in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are a very poor scoring team based on points per game and below average in yards per play. They are a very poor scoring defense based on points per game. They are the #21 ranked team based on yards per play allowed and the #22 ranked team based on TD per play allowed.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by David Johnson who is projected to be the #10 RB. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
32 Baker, Budda SS5-1019501/10/19963Washington
38 Banjo, Chris DB5-1020702/26/19906SMU
46 Brewer, Aaron LS6-523207/05/19908San Diego State
20 Brock, Tramaine DB6-018808/20/198810Belhaven College
72 Brown, Miles NT6-232009/04/19970Wofford
--- Brown, Zach ILB6-125010/23/19898North Carolina
90 Bullard, Jonathan DE6-329610/22/19934Florida
14 Byrd, Damiere WR5-918001/27/19934South Carolina
85 Clay, Charles TE6-324602/13/19899Tulsa
52 Cole, Mason G6-530703/28/19962Michigan
12 Cooper, Pharoh WR5-1120803/07/19954South Carolina
81 Daniels, Darrell TE6-325611/22/19943Washington
91 Dogbe, Michael DE6-328005/05/19960Temple
41 Drake, Kenyan RB6-121101/26/19944Alabama
29 Edmonds, Chase RB5-920504/13/19962Fordham
11 Fitzgerald, Larry WR6-321808/31/198316Pittsburgh
65 Gaillard, Lamont C6-330502/08/19960Georgia
73 Garcia, Max G6-430911/09/19915Florida
42 Gardeck, Dennis LB6-023208/09/19942Sioux Falls
5 Gonzalez, Zane K6-020205/07/19953Arizona State
95 Gunter, Rodney DT6-530501/19/19925Delaware State
58 Hicks, Jordan MLB6-123606/27/19925Texas
74 Humphries, D.J. T6-530712/28/19935Florida
7 Hundley, Brett QB6-322606/15/19935UCLA
89 Isabella, Andy WR5-918811/18/19960Massachusetts
31 Johnson, David RB6-122412/16/19915Northern Iowa
19 Johnson, KeeSean WR6-120110/09/19960Fresno State
55 Jones, Chandler LB6-525502/27/19908Syracuse
25 Jones, Chris DB6-020008/13/19951Nebraska
92 Kerr, Zach DE6-233408/29/19906Delaware
13 Kirk, Christian WR5-1120011/18/19962Texas A&M
4 Lee, Andy P6-118508/11/198216Pittsburgh
54 Marsh, Cassius LB6-425407/07/19926UCLA
66 Miles, Joshua T6-532501/04/19960Morgan State
33 Murphy, Byron CB5-1119001/18/19980Washington
71 Murray, Justin T6-531504/19/19932Cincinnati
1 Murray, Kyler QB5-102073No College
98 Peters, Corey DT6-333506/08/198810Kentucky
27 Peterson, Kevin CB5-1118503/22/19943Oklahoma State
21 Peterson, Patrick CB6-120307/11/19909LSU
67 Pugh, Justin G6-531108/15/19907Syracuse
43 Reddick, Haason OLB6-123509/22/19943Temple
45 Robertson, Pete LB6-224312/02/19921Texas Tech
16 Sherfield, Trent WR6-121902/26/19962Vanderbilt
53 Shipley, A.Q. C6-130705/22/19868Penn State
56 Suggs, Terrell OLB6-326510/11/198217Arizona State
64 Sweezy, J.R. G6-531004/08/19898NC State
35 Thompson, Deionte SAF6-119502/11/19970Alabama
34 Thompson, Jalen SS5-1119007/18/19980Washington State
47 Turner, Zeke LB6-221406/09/19962Washington
68 Vujnovich, Jeremy G6-530010/12/19903Louisiana Coll.
59 Walker, Joe LB6-223612/11/19924Oregon
28 Washington, Charles DB5-1019203/10/19933Fresno State
87 Williams, Maxx TE6-425204/12/19945Minnesota
22 Zenner, Zach RB5-1122109/13/19915South Dakota State