Fantasy Football: Most Likely Candidates For Regression For Arizona Cardinals Players in 2012

I am no fantasy football expert, as was evidenced by my eighth place finish in our ROTB fantasy league. However, with the small amount I know, there is a dirty word used in fantasy football and when talking statistics in general -- REGRESSION!

If you are a fantasy player and you like using Cardinals players, read on to see guys you might want to avoid this season.

The following players are the most likely to regress statistically in 2012.

Beanie Wells

Wells had a solid 2011 campaign, but is returning from offseason knee surgery. Plus, Ryan Williams is expected to return, which means that Wells will not be the exclusive ball carrier in the running game. His numbers are likely to go down in 2012 -- not because of effectiveness or injury, but rather the result of less touches.

Patrick Peterson

You cannot expect him to duplicate four punt returns for touchdowns. He may see an increase in interceptions and maybe interceptions returned for touchdowns, but teams are not going to kick to him.

Early Doucet

Doucet had 54 catches and five TDs. He returns, but many project that he may end up as the number four receiver. With a variety of scoring options if the quarterback position is consistent, he may not see the endzone as often. The drafting of Michael Floyd and the fact that the team is high on Andre Roberts may not be good news for fantasy owners of Doucet.

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Are there other players to watch out for with regression? Tell us why you would avoid the players.

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