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NFL Week 5 Fantasy Football Recap: Arizona Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rondale Moore (4) runs against Philadelphia Eagles safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson (23) after making a catch during the second half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Marquise Brown: 8 receptions, 78 yards, 1 touchdown

Dallas Goedert: 8 receptions, 95 yards


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Monitor the health of the Cardinals’ running backs: James Conner left the game with a ribs injury and didn’t play in the second half, while backup Darrel Williams suffered a knee injury.

    • Conner played 24-of-38 snaps in the first half, dominating the rushing attempts while splitting passing opportunities.
    • Eno Benjamin played eight snaps in the first half to six for Williams.
    • Benjamin started the second half, with Williams playing only one snap in the half. He took every other snap in the half.
    • Benjamin is worth a waiver wire addition in case either of the injuries is serious. He would be a fantasy starter next week if both players miss the game.

The return of A.J. Green: The Cardinals were the healthiest they’ve been at wide receiver all season, which meant Greg Dortch barely played.

    • Rondale Moore still played more offensive snaps than Green in 12 personnel, with an eight-to-five lead.
    • Moore returned to his usual role of slot receiver, while Green played the majority of snaps in 11 personnel out wide.
    • When Green needed a break, it was Andre Baccellia taking his spot out wide, rather than Moore going out wide and Dortch playing in the slot like last week.
    • Dortch can be safely dropped in all formats. This was also a good sign that Moore will remain third on the depth chart even when DeAndre Hopkins returns, and playing all the time in 11 personnel.
    • Moore caught seven passes for 68 yards and ran the ball twice. He is a waiver wire target.
    • Arizona cut backup tight end Maxx Williams this past week, which led to fewer two-tight end sets. This is also good news for Moore.

Buy low on A.J. Brown: Brown was held to three catches for 32 yards, his worst performance for the Eagles to date.

    • He had caught at least five passes for at least 65 yards in every other game this season. He’s also seen at least six targets in every game.
    • Philadelphia only gets its best players involved in the offense. Just five players were targeted in this game.
    • Arizona had been one of the best teams at preventing fantasy points to wide receivers.
    • The Eagles have the easiest schedule for wide receivers and one of the easiest schedules in general for the rest of the season.

Table Notes
  • Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.
  • Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.
  • Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.
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