The Arizona Cardinals host the St. Louis Rams Sunday in a battle to get out of last place in the NFC West. The Cardinals are struggling through a six-game losing streak, while the Rams snapped their own losing streak with a huge upset of the New Orleans Saints. The Cardinals will be without quarterback Kevin Kolb, leaving John Skelton to engineer their second win of the season.
From a fantasy perspective, the two best fantasy options in this game are the usual suspects: Larry Fitzgerald and Beanie Wells. Fitzgerald is a must-start every week. Even with Skelton taking the snaps, Fitzgerald is always a good play. It is entirely possible he will emerge as the emergency blanket for Skelton, which could mean an even bigger day.
Beanie Wells has been limited in practice this week but is expected to start. He faces one of the worst rushing defenses in the NFL in the Rams. Wells is dealing with a persistent knee issue but has vowed to battle through it. He grinded his way to 83 yards and a touchdown last week. He should be good for at least that against the Rams.
Beyond those two, the Arizona Cardinals don't provide much in the way of viable fantasy options. Skelton is nothing more than a desperation play if nothing else is available in free agency. Todd Heap is questionable and even if he starts (game-time decision), he has struggled mightily this season. Early Doucet is the only other legit wide receiver option, but with Skelton in the game, he takes a hit in his viability.