Arizona
Cardinals
Stadium State Farm Stadium
5-10-1 Overall | 1-5 NFC WEST 4th
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense124.4237.322.6
Defense120.1299.127.6
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
23 Alford, Robert CB5-1018611/01/19888Southeastern Louisiana
97 Allen, Zach DE6-528508/20/19972Boston College
3 Anderson, Drew QB6-422110/18/19951Murray State
82 Arnold, Dan TE6-622003/15/19954Wis.-Platteville
32 Baker, Budda SS5-1019501/10/19964Washington
44 Bierria, Keishawn LB6-122307/26/19953Washington
46 Brewer, Aaron LS6-523207/05/19909San Diego State
72 Brown, Miles NT6-232009/04/19972Wofford
17 Butler, Hakeem WR6-522705/16/19962Iowa State
22 Chachere, Andre DB6-020002/10/19961San Jose State
52 Cole, Mason C6-530703/28/19963Michigan
--- Coley, Trevon DT6-131007/13/19944Florida Atlantic
81 Daniels, Darrell TE6-325611/22/19944Washington
30 Davis, Jalen CB5-1018502/02/19961Utah State
--- Dixon, Johnnie WR5-1119809/16/19941Ohio State
91 Dogbe, Michael DE6-328005/05/19962Temple
57 Dora, Vontarrius DE6-425609/07/19921Louisiana Tech
41 Drake, Kenyan RB6-121101/26/19945Alabama
29 Edmonds, Chase RB5-920504/13/19963Fordham
49 Fitts, Kylie LB6-426010/11/19942Utah
11 Fitzgerald, Larry WR6-321808/31/198317Pittsburgh
65 Gaillard, Lamont C6-330502/08/19962Georgia
73 Garcia, Max G6-430911/09/19916Florida
42 Gardeck, Dennis LB6-023208/09/19943Sioux Falls
58 Hicks, Jordan MLB6-123606/27/19926Texas
--- Hopkins, DeAndre WR6-121206/06/19927Clemson
74 Humphries, D.J. T6-530712/28/19936Florida
--- Hundley, Brett QB6-322606/15/19936UCLA
89 Isabella, Andy WR5-918811/18/19962Massachusetts
19 Johnson, KeeSean WR6-120110/09/19962Fresno State
--- Johnson, Lyndon DE6-528705/23/19941Cincinnati
55 Jones, Chandler DE6-525502/27/19909Syracuse
25 Jones, Chris DB6-020008/13/19952Nebraska
--- Jones, Sam G6-529002/21/19962Arizona State
--- Kennard, Devon OLB6-325606/24/19917USC
13 Kirk, Christian WR5-1120011/18/19963Texas A&M
4 Lee, Andy P6-118508/11/198217Pittsburgh
66 Miles, Joshua T6-532501/04/19962Morgan State
33 Murphy, Byron CB5-1119001/18/19982Washington
71 Murray, Justin T6-531504/19/19933Cincinnati
1 Murray, Kyler QB5-102073No College
98 Peters, Corey DT6-333506/08/198811Kentucky
27 Peterson, Kevin CB5-1118503/22/19944Oklahoma State
21 Peterson, Patrick CB6-120307/11/199010LSU
67 Pugh, Justin G6-531108/15/19908Syracuse
43 Reddick, Haason OLB6-123509/22/19944Temple
94 Reid, Caraun DT6-229211/23/19916Princeton
--- Richardson, A.J. WR6-021206/02/19951Boise State
--- Shelton, Sojourn CB5-916812/25/19941Wisconsin
16 Sherfield, Trent WR6-121902/26/19963Vanderbilt
--- Streveler, Chris QB6-121102/11/20301South Dakota
64 Sweezy, J.R. G6-531004/08/19899NC State
--- Thomas, Duke DB5-1019205/21/19942Texas
35 Thompson, Deionte SAF6-119502/11/19972Alabama
34 Thompson, Jalen DB5-1119007/18/19982Washington State
78 Toth, Brett OL6-630409/01/19962Army West Point
47 Turner, Zeke LB6-221406/09/19963Washington
51 Vallejo, Tanner LB6-123012/16/19944Boise State
28 Washington, Charles DB5-1019203/10/19934Fresno State
87 Williams, Maxx TE6-425204/12/19946Minnesota
9 Winslow, Ryan P6-521704/30/19941Pittsburgh