Time To Drop Larry Fitz?
Larry Fitzgerald has been a staple on fantasy football rosters since entering the league in 2004. But has Father Time caught up with the future Hall of Famer?
Fitzgerald is now 36 years old and despite starting the season with back-to-back games of over 100 yards, the Cardinals' longtime pass-catcher has just 20 yards and three grabs in the last two weeks.
If you started Fitzgerald in your fantasy football lineups in Week 7 (great matchup against the Giants) or in Week 8 (good matchup in what was suppose to be a high-scoring affair against the Saints) you got burned! Fitzgerald scored a combined five fantasy points in PPR formats in those two outings.
After seeing eight targets in both Weeks 5 and 6, Fitzgerald's opportunity fell off a cliff in Weeks 7 and 8 as rookie quarterback Kyler Murray threw to him just seven times.
Wall Street legend and lifelong fantasy football player Jim Cramer, Katherine Ross and I host a live show every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:45 am ET on BullMarketFantasy.com. During the show we answer questions from our audience, just like in the video above when "Desert Heat" wrote in to Ask Cramer if Larry Fitzgerald can now be dropped.
Cramer instantly answers "You NEVER drop HOF" alluding to Fitzgerald's inevitable induction to the Pro Hall of Fame. But considering Christian Kirk is now healthy and saw a massive target share in Week 8 (11 targets, eight catches for 79 yards) and the fact Arizona plays the 49ers (second-least fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers) in two of their next three games, it's not quite as crazy to drop Fitzgerald as it may seem. Of course it always depends on who he is being replaced with but the much more logical solution is to leave the Cardinals wide receiver on your bench and use him in case of bye week or injury emergencies.