NFC WEST_ARIZONA CARDINALs
ARIZONA CARDINALs – Professor’s Team Flash Card. This article focuses on 3 tables and their analysis.
- 2020 PPR Rankings with Player Uncertainty Levels
- 2016 to 2019 Positional Based PPR Fantasy Point Averages (FPA), Team Usages, and Differences from 2019 to 4-year Averages
- 2015 to 2019 Team Level Targets Per Game, 2019 Usage, 5 Year of Targets/Game Usage, and DIFF in 2019.
I suggest these will present a landscape of simple data from 2019 vs. the current 2020 preseason rankings. Link to my Current Rankings Below.
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2020 PPR Rankings with Player Uncertainty Levels
This Table includes:
- Bye Week
- Position Rankings
- Overall Name
- Fantasy Sport’s Professor’s Rankings (Scale of 100 to 0-Green to Red)
- Uncertainty Level of High, Average or Low
The DST is ranked at DST 30th. Having a weak defense will place ARI in catch-up passing mode. That seems to support using ARI QB and passing-catching players. The Kicker is at K10th and is viable for 2020, given the blowouts expected.
QB and RBs
Murray is ranked at QB3, given his moving into a more mature QB. He flashed in 2019 was able to connect via passing. I consider him to have low uncertainty.
The RBs are Drake and the rest. Drake is ranked at RB8th and is expected to be the bell-cow all the time player. He has no serious competition and uncertainty. I assume Edmonds at RB61st with high uncertainty is the injury handcuff or relief RB. He is draftable in best-ball leagues as your last RB. Eno is the rookie who is RB93 and only usable in an injury context.
TE and WRs
ARI has not used it TEs well at all for years, and I did not rank one. The WRs are a reliable crew with Hopkins at WR3 and Kirk at WR37, both of which have little uncertainty. Fitzgerald is rank at WR 78, Isabella at WR85, and Johnson at WR123. Fitzgerald has injury upside and is still worth a play in best-ball. He does have uncertainty and might be a boom-bust play in 2020. Isabell also has some juice with high uncertainty.
2016 to 2019 Positional Based PPR Fantasy Point Averages (FPA), Team Usages, and Differences from 2019 to 4-year Averages
This Table presents:
- 2016 to 2019 Fantasy Point Averages
- 4 Year Sum of Averages
- % of Positional Usage by the 4-Year Date
- % of 2019 Team Usages
- DIFF – 2019 vs. last 4-year % Usages (Improving or Declining)
ARIZONA CARDINALs – Professor’s Team Flash Card. In 2019, ARI topped out in the QB position at FP per game. Murray really had a good season at +8.9% usages. ARI acquired Hopkins from the Texans to aid Murray’s journey. Given this acquisition, Murray should go off in ADP in the top QB group. The TEs were the opposite at the bottom of the last 4-years. They saw a drop of -2.5% in usages. No significant TE seems to be in ARI for 2020.
Next, the WRs now are Fitz, Kirk, and Hopkins. In 2019, the ARI saw an increase of 1.6% in usage. If Murray can increase the passing pie for 2020, ARI might have a WR1, WR3 and WR3/4 potentially.
Finally, 2019 RB were usage an abysmal -7.9% fewer usages. The implosion of David Johnson led to Drake and Edmonds being the show for 2019 and 2020, I assume as well. If they can split the DJ FP from 2019, Drake can be an RB1 type (I think he is RB3, but that is the ceiling) and Edmonds at RB3/4 for 2020. QB Tops and TE Bottoms
2015 to 2019 Team Level Targets Per Game, 2019 Usage, 5 Year of Targets/Game Usage, and DIFF in 2019.
This Table contains:
- 2015 to 2019 Targets Per Game
- 5 Year Average of Targets Per Game
- %2019 Usages in Targeting
- % 5-Year Positional Usage Average
- DIFF 2019 vs. 5-Year Average of Team Positional Usages
ARIZONA CARDINALs – Professor’s Team Flash Card. Overall Comments: Weak on TE targets/game usages while RBs and WRs are heavily involved. Nice 2019 use of RBs +4.4% T/G.
Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds are the RBs to watch. Edmonds is an excellent PPR choice later in the draft. However, WRs will have a lot of folks to feed with DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, and Larry Fitzgerald present. I expect passing-based offense with a lot of targets to go around.