Arizona
Cardinals
Stadium University of Phoenix Stadium
2-7-0 Overall | 2-2 NFC WEST 3rd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense70.4186.713.8
Defense140.3245.725
Schedule
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/9
vs
Redskins
L6-24
Week 2Sun  9/16
@
Rams
L0-34
Week 3Sun  9/23
vs
Bears
L14-16
Week 4Sun  9/30
vs
Seahawks
L17-20
Week 5Sun  10/7
@
49ers
W28-18
Week 6Sun  10/14
@
Vikings
L17-27
Week 7Thu  10/18
vs
Broncos
L10-45
Week 8Sun  10/28
vs
49ers
W18-15
Week 10Sun  11/11
@
Chiefs
L14-26
Week 11Sun  11/18
vs
Raiders
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Team Outlook and Scouting Report

LONG TERM OUTLOOK: TRENDING DOWN

Before the season, the Cardinals were projected to win 6.9 games (average per simulation) but it does not look like they are going to reach that. On 8/17 their projected win total was up to 7.5 before dropping to 3.7 on 10/19. From the start of the season to now their projected win total is down significantly to 4.1 wins.

Strength of Schedule Getting Easier

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 50% #10 Toughest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 56% #6 Toughest

Cardinals' Season Forecast Changes

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SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: C

Early in the season, we include last season in the analysis. Even at 2-7 the Cardinals are just slightly behind their money line projected win total of 3 wins. They have 2 bad losses (they were favored or got blown out as slight underdogs) vs 2 good wins (upset wins, or blowout victory in what was expected to be a close game). They have come up especially short at home. Their 1-4 home record is -22% lower than their expected win percentage. Over the past 3 weeks they have played better going 1-1, 50%. Cardinals fans have to be disappointed that they have fallen well short of their pre-season expectations where they were #0 in the league in power ranking. In simulations where the Cardinals played every other team (neutral court in playoffs) they won just 31.3% of the time (#31 in the league). Their peak rank was #0 in the league back on 5/2.

They are a very poor scoring team based on points per game and below average in yards per play. They are a below average scoring defense based on points per game and below average in yards per play allowed.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

NEXT 4 GAME OUTLOOK: RAIN

The Cardinals next 4 game forecast looks pretty dreary. They are are the clear underdog in 3 out of the 4 games, and just one game where they are expected to be competitive. They win three games in 11.1% of simulations.

Win%, Opp, and Distance to Road Game

NOV 18
LIKELY WIN
61% OAK
--
NOV 25
LIKELY LOSS
20% @LAC
348 miles
DEC 2
LIKELY LOSS
25% @GB
1497 miles
DEC 9
LIKELY LOSS
38% DET
--
DEC 16
LIKELY LOSS
28% @ATL
1600 miles
DEC 23
LIKELY LOSS
14% LAR
--
DEC 30
LIKELY LOSS
26% @SEA
1105 miles

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FANTASY TEAM LEADERS

Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (QB, RB, WR, TE, K). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
70 Aboushi, Oday G6-531506/05/19916Virginia
--- Amerson, David DB6-120512/08/19916NC State
36 Baker, Budda SS5-1019501/10/19962Washington
23 Benwikere, Bene' CB6-019509/03/19915San Jose State
41 Bethea, Antoine FS5-1120607/27/198413Howard
33 Boston, Tre DB6-120506/25/19925North Carolina
46 Brewer, Aaron LS6-523207/05/19907San Diego State
20 Bucannon, Deone OLB6-121108/30/19925Washington State
57 Bynes, Josh MLB6-123508/24/19897Auburn
--- Capi, Cap DE6-324907/11/19922Akron
64 Cole, Mason C6-530703/28/19960Michigan
32 Coleman, Derrick FB6-023310/18/19905UCLA
79 Cunningham, Korey T6-631105/17/19950Cincinnati
4 Dawson, Phil K5-1120001/23/197520Texas
29 Edmonds, Chase RB5-920504/13/19960Fordham
11 Fitzgerald, Larry WR6-321808/31/198315Pittsburgh
30 Ford, Rudy DB6-020411/06/19942Auburn
92 Gardeck, Dennis LB6-024208/09/19940Sioux Falls
7 Glennon, Mike QB6-622512/12/19896NC State
44 Golden, Markus DE6-326003/13/19914Missouri
75 Golditch, Zack G6-62600Colorado State
78 Gossett, Colby G6-531106/23/19950Appalachian State
84 Gresham, Jermaine TE6-526006/16/19889Oklahoma
95 Gunter, Rodney DT6-530501/19/19924Delaware State
51 Hodges, Gerald LB6-223601/17/19916Penn State
74 Humphries, D.J. T6-530712/28/19934Florida
76 Iupati, Mike G6-533105/12/19879Idaho
31 Johnson, David RB6-122412/16/19914Northern Iowa
--- Johnson, Leonard DB5-1019403/30/19907Iowa State
55 Jones, Chandler DE6-526502/27/19907Syracuse
13 Kirk, Christian WR5-1120011/18/19960Texas A&M
2 Lee, Andy P6-118508/11/198215Pittsburgh
22 Logan, T.J. RB5-1019509/03/19942North Carolina
91 Mayowa, Benson DE6-326508/03/19916Idaho
56 Moore, Zach DE6-627509/05/19902Concordia-St. Paul
62 Munyer, Daniel G6-130503/04/19922Colorado
14 Nelson, J.J. WR5-1016004/24/19924UAB
90 Nkemdiche, Robert DT6-429609/19/19943Ole Miss
98 Peters, Corey DT6-330506/08/19889Kentucky
21 Peterson, Patrick CB6-120307/11/19908LSU
82 Phillips, John TE6-525106/11/19879Virginia
72 Pierre, Olsen DT6-529308/27/19913Miami (FL)
43 Reddick, Haason OLB6-123509/22/19942Temple
3 Rosen, Josh QB6-421802/10/19970UCLA
86 Seals-Jones, Ricky TE6-524303/15/19952Texas A&M
16 Sherfield, Trent WR6-120502/26/19960Vanderbilt
71 Smith, Andre T6-432501/25/198710Alabama
28 Taylor, Jamar CB5-1119209/29/19906Boise State
47 Turner, Ezekiel LB6-221406/09/19960Washington
68 Vujnovich, Jeremy G6-530010/12/19902Louisiana Coll.
59 Walker, Joe LB6-223612/11/19923Oregon
26 Williams, Brandon CB6-020009/09/19923Texas A&M
10 Williams, Chad WR6-120410/19/19942Grambling State
12 Wright, Kendall WR5-1018511/12/19897Baylor