Cards wideout Larry Fitzgerald: Pick Megatron over me in fantasy football

Wednesday July 18th, 2012

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is telling fantasy football players to choose Detroit's Calvin Johnson over him. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Attention Fantasy Football players: when picking your teams this season, especially at wide receiver, one All-Pro wants you to know that you shouldn't choose him because of the instability of the quarterbacks on his roster.

Arizona Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald said to ESPN that if it were left up to him, he would pick Detroit's Calvin Johnson over him in a fantasy football league.

"I think Megatron and Matthew Stafford have a great connection up there in Detroit,” Fitzgerald said. "They put together a phenomenal year -- 5,000 yards by Matthew Stafford. So I would definitely take Megatron and Matthew Stafford. They have it going. We have some questions right now in Arizona. We have training camp to figure out who our starting quarterback is, so as of today I think that's a smart choice."

As bad as the Cardinals' quarterbacks were last season, Fitzgerald somehow managed to catch 80 balls for 1,411 yards and eight touchdowns.

The quarterback competition will be between John Skelton and Kevin Kolb once training camp opens next week.

"If it was up to me, I'd prefer we had a quarterback resolution two years ago," Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "You got to let this competition play out honestly."

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