The Arizona Cardinals enter the 2015 season with high expectations on offense. The biggest concern will be the health of quarterback Carson Palmer, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, only appearing in 6 games. The Cardinals have a stable of tailbacks and a corps of wideouts who could all have impressive seasons.
If Carson Palmer can remain on the field, the Arizona offense should be stellar this season. Palmer is a QB2 but could be closer to a low end QB1 when it is all said and done this year. The likes of John Brown, Michael Floyd, and Larry Fitzgerald catching balls makes Palmer a really intriguing play.
The Cardinals have the feel of a legit running back by committee approach which is somewhat sad because the upside of Andre Ellington will take a bit of a hit this season. Ellington is being pushed by rookie running back David Johnson and newly acquired boom or bust veteran back, Chris Johnson. Ellington still leads the way in draft value and both Johnson’s are worth fliers late in drafts, but this is overall a situation for fantasy owners to avoid.
At wideout the Cardinals could sneakily have one of the best groups in the NFL. John Brown, Larry Fitzgerald, and Michael Floyd all went over 600 yards receiving a year ago and they should be in line to do so once again. John Brown is probably the sneakiest of all three to have a breakout campaign in 2015 with the big play upside he provides for the Cardinals. Fitzgerald will be reliable as he always is and once Michael Floyd returns to the field (hand) he should find success stretching the field for the Cardinals this season.
The 2015 Arizona Cardinals should be a much improved unit compared to the 2014 edition which had shaky quarterback play once Palmer got sidelined due to an injury. The upside is certainly there for the Cardinals to find success under Palmer and produce at a high level weekly on offense. This will be a team to keep an eye out for as the season progresses, but note the shared touches in the running game and try to get their top players at value according to their ADP in drafts.