Larry Fitzgerald is back at practice and observers says he appears to be going at full speed. So was this injury a temporary setback or something more ominous?
It wasn’t too long ago when there was very little, if any question regarding Larry Fitzgerald as the league’s top wide receiver. When Kurt Warner was under center for the Cardinals, it seemed as if no one could stop L-Fitz. However with so much quarterback uncertainty in Arizona during the past few years, fans have seen his numbers decline.
The Arizona Cardinals went into this past offseason with the goal of acquiring a quarterback who can get the ball into their best player’s hands. They did so by trading for the Oakland Raiders’ Carson Palmer.
Week 1 showed lots of promise for Palmer and Fitzgerald who connected on 8 passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns. However, since the season opener, the storied receiver has only recorded 7 receptions for 97 yards and no touchdowns.
During Week 4, the Arizona Cardinals face the much improved Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. Larry Fitzgerald has hauled in 15 receptions for 177 yards and two touchdowns so far this season. He will be facing one of the best cornerbacks in the game in Darrelle Revis this week and will struggle to produce solid fantasy numbers. But if he’s really healthy, he could also have a banner day.
In the long run, benching Fitzgerald is just too risky if he’s back up to speed, even with Revis all over him like a blanket.