2014 Outlook: It's hard to believe, but Fitz hasn't eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards in either of the past two seasons. In fact, he's posted two of the four worst yardage figures among WRs with 130-plus targets over that span. To be sure, the five quarterbacks who've played for Arizona since 2012 certainly share in the blame. With Carson Palmer under center last season, Fitzgerald finished with 146 fantasy points, 16th among WRs -- and even that was propped up by 10 trips to the end zone, his highest mark since 2009. It's hard to count on Fitzgerald to keep his TDs in the double digits, especially as he enters his age-31 season.
2014 Outlook: If Bruce Arians would commit to Ellington, the second-year back could be a breakout star. But we're not convinced that's going to happen. Just as faded veteran Rashard Mendenhall siphoned off 200-plus carries in 2013, the unimpressive combination of Jonathan Dwyer and Stepfan Taylor will likely do the same this season. It wouldn't be a surprise if Ellington got only 12 to 15 touches per game, which would be a shame because this kid has open-field chops comparable to those of Gio Bernard and C.J. Spiller. If given the opportunity, he could add another dimension to Arizona's pass-heavy offense.
2014 Outlook: Floyd has flown mostly under the fantasy radar since being drafted 13th overall in 2012. But consider this: His 14.6 yards per catch the last two seasons is better than that of guys like A.J. Green, Dez Bryant and ' Larry Fitzgerald. In fact, it isn't a huge stretch to think this will be the season Floyd supplants Fitz as the Cards' No. 1 fantasy receiver. Floyd led Arizona in vertical targets (64) and vertical receiving yards (762), and his 34 vertical receptions was tied for eighth most among WRs. Fitzgerald will get drafted first, but Floyd has a very good chance of providing a better fantasy return on investment.
2014 Outlook: Drafted by Pittsburgh as a grinder who had a nose for the end zone, Dwyer has scored exactly two TDs on 230 career carries over four seasons. In fact, he's registered only four career totes from inside an opponent's 3. But he becomes the latest ex-Steelers RB to join former OC Bruce Arians in the desert, and that makes him a candidate for fantasy-nuisance status. After all, Arians gave the retired Rashard Mendenhall an insane 235 touches in 2013 despite the presence of Andre Ellington and has said he prefers a backfield committee. Ellington owners can only hope Dwyer isn't as massive a drain as Mendy was.
2014 Outlook: What the Cardinals lack in elite pass rushers, they make up for with a bevy of born-ready run stuffers, starting with DE Darnell Dockett, DT Dan Williams and LB Matt Shaughnessy. And it showed last season: Zona was tops in rushing yards allowed per game (84.4). Calais Campbell, who's coming off a career-high nine sacks, and John Abraham will again shoulder most of the pass-rushing duties. Arizona certainly has questions on the back end, where Tyrann Mathieu is recovering from a torn ACL, and free agent signee Antonio Cromartie hopes to rebound from a lackluster 2013. But with shutdown corner Patrick Peterson still around, the desert arrow is pointing up.
2014 Outlook: Say this about drafting Carson Palmer: Sundays at least will be interesting. As would be expected for a Bruce Arians QB, Palmer led the league in vertical attempts (213). The problem is that his arm is showing signs of age, and the QB had 22 interceptions, tied for second most in the NFL. Despite all the picks, Palmer's 2.1 percent BDR is quite good for somebody who throws so many deep balls. Palmer ranked 18th and 17th among QBs the past two seasons. Pencil him in for 210 to 230 fantasy points again in 2014.
2014 Outlook: Catanzaro beat out veteran Jay Feely for the Cards' kicking job. Since the Arizona offense is expected to be solid, it's possible Catanzaro becomes fantasy-worthy. On draft day, though, there are many more proven options ahead of him.