Posted: 4:42 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
By James Brady
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is listed as questionable for the team's Week 2 matchup against the Detroit Lions. Fitzgerald injured his hamstring in practice on Wednesday, so the injury is not stemming from the team's opener against the St. Louis Rams.
On Friday, Fitzgerald practiced, but did so in a limited basis, as he did on Thursday. Darren Urban of the team's official website believes that Fitzgerald will end up being a game-time decision for the Cardinals, and thinks there is a solid chance that Fitzgerald could end up inactive so as not to cause further injury that would keep him out for longer.
If Fitzgerald is a game-time decision, his involvement in the offense in the event that he does play will certainly be in question. He could always be used as a decoy to occupy one or even two cornerbacks.
Fantasy Impact: If nothing new comes out regarding Fitzgerald before you have to make your start/sit decisions for Sunday, then Fitzgerald is probably not a smart play. When there's a better-than 50 percent chance that he'll play, he should always be a player that gets the start, but that percentage isn't known at this point. He's a risky start, unless you don't have any desirable backup options.