Fantasy Football rule #1 for the 2010 season has developed into: if you have players going against the Arizona Cardinals, get them in your line up. THAT'S NOT FUNNY *Derek Anderson voice. This week, the Cards are at home against the Rams and rookie QB Sam Bradford is an excellent play. Bradford is coming off a 308-yard, three-touchdown performance against the Denver Broncos.
The Cardinals secondary is awful. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie gets burned on a weekly basis, Adrian Wilson and Kerry Rhodes struggle in space, and Greg Toler is banged up. The wide receivers to look at for the St. Louis Rams are Danario Alexander, Laurent Robinson, and Danny Amendola, who all had between six and seven targets last week.
Rams running back Steven Jackson is a must-play against a pathetic Cardinals rush D. Monday night against the 49ers, the Cards gave up 136 yards on 5.9 yards per carry to a 95-year-old Brian Westbrook. THAT'S NOT FUNNY *Derek Anderson voice.
The Cardinals offense is nothing short of a disaster. Don't even think about playing Beanie Wells or Tim Hightower, who combined for 13 yards on 10 carries Monday night. Early Doucet, Larry Fitzgerald, and Steve Breaston were targeted 24 times and only caught 11 balls. Derek Anderson is a turnover machine. THAT'S FINE *Derek Anderson voice.
If you are stuck, the one WR for the Cardinals I would look at would be Steve Breaston, who, when these teams met the first time in Week 1, had seven catches for 132 yards, but that would not be a top option.
The Cardinals look like a team that has quit. In their last three games, they have been outscored 94-37. Coach Whisenhunt is dealing with his first unsuccessful season as leader of the Red Birds and I don't see it getting turned around in the last five games.