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The Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers play one of the early games on Sunday. In terms of fantasy football, going with Cardinals players is a smart move, as they are the highest scoring team in the NFL at 38 points per game. So who is a good play this week in the Cardinals/Steelers matchup?
RB Le'Veon Bell: Well, the Cardinals have been doing well against the run, but not great. With Michael Vick at quarterback, they will need to lean on their start back in the running game and in the passing game. Against the Cardinals, Mark INgram had over 90 receiving yards and Matt Forte had over 100 total yards. Todd Gurley ran rampant in the fourth quarter, so the Cardinals can give up offense to running backs.
RB David Johnson: He doesn't get many carries, but he has become the short yardage back. That means goalline carries go to him. He found the end zone twice last week against the Lions, and being the kickoff returner, he also is a threat there.
QB Carson Palmer: Palmer has been a very consistent player so far. He has thrown multiple touchdown passes in four of five games, and three or more in three of five.
QB Michael Vick: Arizona has always played Vick well and he is quite turnover prone these days. Arizona has intercepted 11 passes this year. You don't want him in your lineup this week.
WR Antonio Brown: This is just a bad mix. Vick hasn't been throwing him the ball, Vick is the guy throwing the ball and he will line up against Patrick Peterson. Were it Big Ben at QB, it would be a different story, but this combination is not a good one for fantasy owners.