Cardinals: 2009 NFL Regular Season Schedule | Fantasy Football Rankings
Arizona Cardinals 2009 NFL Regular Season Schedule
At one point I thought the Seattle Seahawks would challenge the Cardinals for the Western Division Title this season but unfortunately Seattle has been it by big injuries again in 2009. If the Seahawks can’t stay healthy the Cardinals may have another cake walk to the Western Title once again.
Below are three sections of interest that are worth paying attention to for fantasy owners coming into the season for this team. First we have listed our fantasy players which we believe are worth paying attention too, for fantasy this season. Next is strength of schedule against the run, pass and points against. Lastly we have a few games selected that will be key in telling how this team will preform for the 2009 season.
Strength of Schedule
vs Run 8th Easiest Schedule
vs Pass 3rd Easiest Schedule
vs Points Given Up 4th Easiest Schedule
Most teams that have a terrific fantasy football season and make it to the Super Bowl have hard schedules the next season. But much like the Patriots a season ago the Cardinals will have a very nice schedule to play against coming off their Super Bowl loss.
Games of Interest
Fantasy Playoffs weeks 14 – 16 49ers, Lions, Rams: It’s hard to ask for a better schedule for a team to have in the fantasy football playoffs than the one the Cardinals will have this year. All three of the teams they will face could very well be waiting till next year as they are losing franchises.
Unlike last season when the Cardinals spent their time with the Patriots and Vikings in the fantasy playoffs, this season they have a chance to do some real damage to help you win a fantasy title. Look for Arizona players to be solid producers in your run for a championship as they should win the division with these games.
It will be interesting to see if rookie running back Chris “Beanie” Wells will take over around this time of the season as the Cardinals feature running back. If he does you will most definitely want him on your team just for this stretch run.
2009 Football Projection
My only concern for this team is if they wrap up the Western Title too fast and start resting their players for the playoffs. Going off of memory from last season when the Cardinals won the division early, I can’t remember them resting players very much. If they handle business the same way this year than expect a strong full season from your Arizona players.
One last piece of advice I can give you before you head into your fantasy football draft is make sure you select Matt Leinart as a late round hand cuff to Kurt Warner. If Matt has to take over for a stretch of time he will have a very nice schedule and team around him to thrive.
Fantasy Football Information Writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com