Posted: 2:52 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
By Michael Gallagher
Fitzgerald had a huge Week 1 in St. Louis with eight catches for 80 yards and two TDs while Andre Roberts was also big with eight for 97 yards. He hasn't missed a game since 2007 and remains one of the most durable players, so this is not your garden-variety injury.
Fantasy impact: Michael Floyd has been used in two-wide sets and he's made some vast improvements from his rookie season in 2012, so he may be a bigger part of the offense with Fitz banged up. The Cardinals signed Kerry Taylor to play wide receiver and could play outside, while the team might not want to move Roberts out of his usual role in the slot. Carson Palmer could also use Rashard Mendenhall out of the backfield to supplement a weakened Fitz. As for Fitz himself, he has to be in the lineup for fantasy owners with the Lions having a weak pass defense.