Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
QB - #21 167.88 ARI Active 12 years 34 6'5 235

2014 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last updated on Jul-04-2014 by Brad Kruse

Carson Palmer stabilized the quarterback position for Arizona after his arrival in 2013. He started all 16 games and produced a 36-percent bump in fantasy points for the Arizona quarterbacks. It sounds impressive, but he only scored 18 fantasy PPG. That level of production resulted in a QB15 finish. With Michael Floyd continuing his evolution, the addition of a more stable list of tight ends to work with and a year of Andre Ellington as his lead running back, Palmer can improve yet again and approach the 20 PPG totals you look for in a QB1. Palmer should not be expected to have tremendous upside despite having a nice array of weapons (Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald and Ellington). The NFC West is a tough place to play and Palmer will struggle to consistently put up difference-making points. Luckily, he doesn't carry anything close to a QB1 value, so he'll be one of the many solid floor, low ceiling options at QB2.

Editor's note: Palmer will sometimes go undrafted in redraft and does not even move the needle on our ADP list. In our high-stakes ADP rankings, the former USC QB is the 21st QB selected at pick No. 151.

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
13.06 Fantasytaz - Jim Day - I love Palmer as a high upside QB2 this year. Not only is he working with a much better receiver corps, but he is also joined with Coach Bruce Arians. Arians will allow him to stretch the field with his long arm and having Larry Fitzgerald to throw to certainly does not hurt his value. if Michael Floyd continues to improve, as he did in the tail end of 2012, then Palmer could flirt with top 12 status. He was a top 12 QB in the 1st 14 weeks of 2012.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
13.01 FantasyTaz - I was high on Palmer last year and he didn't disappoint. In the 1st 14 weeks of 2012 he was the 10th best QB in this scoring, ahead of Tony Romo and Andy Dalton. This year he moves to Arizona where they have been dying for decent QB play. Arizona has taken steps to improve the play of their oline and with the addition of coach Bruce Arians, I expect this passing offense to take a major step forward in 2013.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
16.11 Rotoexperts - Tony 
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