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2013 Fantasy Outlook: Carson Palmer

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Carson Palmer | Arizona Cardinals | QB

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Fantasy Football Outlook: If Palmer can withstand the beating he will take behind an unproven offensive line, we should see him throw for a career high in passing yards. Bruce Arians likes to throw the football; it’s his love for the passing game that played a hand in the Steelers letting him go, and what allowed Andrew Luck to throw for over 4,000 yards in his rookie season.

The Cardinals have a respectable defense, but they are set up to throw the football with Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Roberts, Michael Floyd and tight end Rob Housler. I even like rookie Ryan Swope as a fourth receiver but he needs to prove he’s recovered from his concussion problems (still dealing with the problem in June) so the depth is solid.

It will be a challenge for Palmer but he can be a low-end QB1 in the Cardinals offense, but we should target him as a respectable backup at the end of your draft, or a waiver wire pickup.

Passing Stats Rushing Stats
Yards TD INT Yards TD
2013 Projected Stats 4,132 26 16 30 0
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Year Age Tm G GS Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Y/C Y/G Rate Sk
2004 25 CIN 13 13 263 432 60.9 2897 18 18 11.0 222.8 77.3 25
2005* 26 CIN 16 16 345 509 67.8 3836 32 12 11.1 239.8 101.1 19
2006* 27 CIN 16 16 324 520 62.3 4035 28 13 12.5 252.2 93.9 36
2007 28 CIN 16 16 373 575 64.9 4131 26 20 11.1 258.2 86.7 17
2008 29 CIN 4 4 75 129 58.1 731 3 4 9.7 182.8 69.0 11
2009 30 CIN 16 16 282 466 60.5 3094 21 13 11.0 193.4 83.6 26
2010 31 CIN 16 16 362 586 61.8 3970 26 20 11.0 248.1 82.4 26
2011 32 OAK 10 9 199 328 60.7 2753 13 16 13.8 275.3 80.5 17
2012 33 OAK 15 15 345 565 61.1 4018 22 14 11.6 267.9 85.3 26
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To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Carson Palmer here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.

Welcome to Carson Palmer fantasy football outlook archive. At this section of Palmer’s player page you will notice our past thoughts and advice for fantasy football.

Summer 2012: Fantasy Projection

The Raiders gave up the farm to get Carson Palmer, mid-year and while he played well at times, it wasn’t enough to make up for the loss of Darren McFadden. Oakland will be switching to a West Coast offense, but they should take shots down the field with speedsters Darrius Heyward-Bey, Jacoby Ford and Denarius Moore on board.

While Palmer is capable of throwing for over 4,000 yards and close to 30 touchdowns in a season, the Raiders are better off trying to run the football first with McFadden. When healthy he’s clearly one of the elite running backs in the game, and when he’s on the field, it makes the vertical passing game a greater weapon.

Look to Palmer as a respectable backup quarterback on draft day, as his recent ADP trends have him going as the 19th quarterback off the board.

Waiting For Trade Passing Stats Rushing Stats
Yards TD INT Yards TD
2012 Projected Stats 3,712 24 15 33 0

Summer 2011: Waiting for Next Year?

It looks like Carson Palmer’s time is all but done in Cincinnati but unfortunately the veteran is likely to sit out the entire 2011 season as the Bengals owner won’t trade him. Palmer will have to wait until next off-season before he moves on to another squad.

June 2011 – Carson Wants To Move On From Bengals

Playing from behind, Carson Palmer actually had his best season for fantasy football since 2007, but it wasn’t much to brag about. Twenty interceptions and a clear breakdown in relations with the organization made Palmer publicly demand a trade, or he will retire.

I don’t believe Palmer will retire, but it will be interesting to see if the Bengals hold to their stance of vowing not to trade Palmer when the lockout lifts. Clearly, the Bengals are retooling on offense as they are going to let go of Chad Ochocinco, and they drafted A.J. Green and second round quarterback Andy Dalton this spring.

If Palmer should have a change of heart, he would be the starting quarterback in Cincinnati, but I have a feeling that Palmer will get his wish in the end and move to another team. If Palmer should stay with the Bengals he would make for a solid backup quarterback this season, as the Bengals will probably be a losing team and Palmer actually has some decent young players in the passing game.

2010 Preview

We will now findout for good if Carson Palmer’s problems last season were because of his arm health or the talent around him. With the signing of Terrell Owens, Palmer now has three solid targets to throw at. Look for Palmer as a late starting quarterback at your fantasy draft to an early backup.

2010 Fantasy Football Outlook

2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Some questioned (and still do) if Carson Palmer’s throwing arm is still a health concern as he seemed to breakdown at the end of the year. While that could be a possibility, I believe it had more to do with the fact that his only weapon to throw to was Chad Ochocinco.

For the season Palmer played more of a game manager as he helped the Bengals win their division.

Audio: QB Carson Palmer | 2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings

2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: It will be interesting to see what kind of numbers Palmer has by seasons end as the team acquired Antonio Bryant and draft Jermaine Gresham. This two pass catchers should help Palmer over the course of the season and that will help his fantasy value.

Fantasy owners should look to Palmer to produce more than 3,500 yards passing and around 25 touchdowns this season. Hopefully, his throwing arm is ok, and we can get past all this heath speculation by the end of the year.


– Proven Talent

– Good No.1 Receiver


– Team Is Running More

– Questions About His Arm

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