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NEWS: Andre Ellington (foot) limited in practice Thursday; Is there a reason to worry about Michael Bush?

SMITTY: This could go either way, meaning Ellington could be a huge disappointment in Week 13 (and the rest of the way), or he could be fresh and explosive given the presence of Michael Bush. The limited practice isn’t a concern, as of yet, and either is the presence of Bush, as of yet. Ellington is a fine high-end RB2 with RB1-type upside. Looking for Week 13 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Michael Bush signs with the Cardinals.

SMITTY: This is a solid football move by the Cardinals, and this is coming from a huge Andre Ellington fan. Sure, this probably means that Bush will immediately become the team’s goal line back, but this will just keep Ellington fresh. Bush is a decent bench RB to pick-up if you are in deep/large leagues. Looking for Week 13 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Carson Palmer, Andre Ellington and Michael Floyd all practicing and expected to play Week 7.

SMITTY: All three have been limited here and there this week, but all three are expect to be a go this week. Ellington and Floyd have top 8-12 upside at their positions when Palmer is in the lineup – Palmer is a necessity for that offense from a fantasy perspective. Ellington has been consistent all year long, despite his foot injury, but you have to think that MONSTER outing is nearby. Looking for Week 7 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Carson Palmer threw on Tuesday; he could start Week 6?

SMITTY: Keep in mind that he threw last Tuesday as well, but had a setback with the nerve in his shoulder. This is a great sign, and an earlier report on Sunday said that Palmer had a ‘breakthrough’, so this sounds positive. Getting him back in the line-up would boost values for all three of Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Ellington (who still has top 5-10RB upside with a potent offense behind him). Stay tuned on this one! Looking for Week 6 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Andre Ellington dials up 112 receiving yards and 2 total TDs in Week 5; Michael Floyd a good buy-low?

SMITTY: In Week 5 against the Broncos, Andre Ellington ran the ball 16 times for 32 yards and a touchdown, while pulling in four passes for 112 yards and another score. That should push him back into the ‘elite’ conversation for rushers. He still isn’t 100 percent, but he is far too elusive to ever bench in your RB2 slot. Looking for Week 6 trade advice? Is Michael Floyd a great buy-low? Jump on our Forums and then also use our Trade Analyzer! Also, keep in mind that we plan to release a buy-low/sell-high article in the next 48 hours or so, so stay tuned for that!

NEWS: Week 5 Quick-Hitting Probable/Questionable/Out List

We have so many probable, questionable and out players to report on today, I tossed a majority of them into this one post. It looks like Reggie Bush is going to get a ton of work in Week 5, he is an excellent start this week. Good luck with all your decisions, folks, and be sure to get on our forums and get some last-minute line-up advice!

Probable Players for Week 5

A.J. Green (toe) was limited in practice on Friday, but is probable for Week 5.
Julio Jones (ankle) is probable for Week 5.
Dez Bryant (shoulder) is probable for Week 5.
Jamaal Charles (ankle) is probable for Week 5.
Andre Ellington (foot) is probable for Week 5.
Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is probable for Week 5.
Arian Foster (hamstring) is probable for Week 5.
Tony Romo (back) is probable for Week 5.
Golden Tate (hamstring) is probable for Week 5.
Ladarius Green (hamstring) is probable for Week 5.
Sammy Watkins (ribs) is probable for Week 5.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 5.
Ben Tate is probable for Week 5.

Questionable Players for Week 5

Andre Johnson (ankle) was held out of Friday’s practice and is questionable for Week 5.
Vernon Davis (back) is questionable for Week 5.

Out Players for Week 5

Joique Bell is out for Week 5.

NEWS: Carson Palmer to seek a second opinion on his nerve issue in shoulder.

SMITTY: UPDATE: The second opinion is suggesting that Palmer not have surgery and to just continue rehabbing the injury. While this is good news in some ways, it’s hard to imagine Palmer playing Week 5, so expect Drew Stanton to start, and all of the below regarding how it affects the Cardinal players still applies.

SMITTY: This is not a good sign regarding his Week 5 eligibility. However, some sources are still calling him 50/50 to play Week 5. I myself think it’s time to start preparing for yet another Drew Stanton start, and while he is serviceable for the Cards and their road to winning, owners of Andre Ellington, Michael Floyd, Larry Fitzgerald, and even John Brown, can’t catch a break here. Palmer out of that line-up knocks all these guys down a good tier in terms of fantasy value. Hopefully the team leans on Ellington in Week 5, and hopefully his Week 4 bye got his foot closer to healthy. Looking for Week 5 Power Rankings?

QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) expected back after the Cardinals Week 4 bye.

SMITTY: This is great news for everyone from Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald owners, straight down to Andre Ellington owners, as Ellington will now likely be a week healthier with that foot, and will now have open rushing lanes. Of course, keep real-time tabs on this topic by signing up for Smart Alerts. Looking for Week 4 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Carson Palmer to throw today? Value increases coming for Floyd, Fitz and Ellington?

SMITTY: This is great news for Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald owners, although, Drew Stanton is playing effective football under center. Still, as we said last week, Palmer in that AZ line-up almost increases both receiver’s values by a tier or more (and the same can be said for Andre Ellington, who will have more room to run in Weeks 5+ with Palmer back keeping defenses honest). Check back with us after Wednesday’s practice, as we should have a better indication regarding Palmer’s potential Week 5 availability. Remember, the Cards have a bye here in Week 4, which is perfect timing for the 3-0 Birds. Looking for Week 4 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested for domestic violence.

SMITTY: This is head-scratching if this just happened. Andre Ellington has a stronger shot at goal line touches with Dwyer potentially looking at a suspension, but when or if he does face a suspension is clearly up in the air at this moment. Stepfan Taylor could get some more run now as well. Stay tuned. Looking for Week 3 Power Rankings?