QB: This is a make or break year for Matt Leinart. With Kurt Warner out, he is being thrusted into the drivers seat at quarterback. The best advice I can give you about Leinart is that he shouldn’t be a #1 quarterback for your team. He is more of a backup option, but does have the potential to become a sleeper. I don’t expect a huge year from him, but anything can happen when you’re throwing to Larry Fitzgerald.
RB: I’m looking for Beanie Wells to continue his hot streak into his sophomore year. He ended hot last year with 6 TD’s in the last 8 games. Wells should get plenty of carries as the Cardinals will be running a balanced offense this year, and Tim Hightower is more of a receiving option out of the backfield. Wells probably won’t be on a lot of people’s radars so picking him up late could be a good move.
WR: This one is a no-brainer. Larry Fitzgerald is one of the best receivers in the game today, and should be taken early. The question is how early? The think that scares me about Larry is that he no longer has Kurt Warner throwing the ball in his direction. Also, Anquan Boldin won’t be taking any attention of Fitz this year as he is now in Baltimore. Taking Fitzgerald as the 4 or 5th wide receiver will be about right simply because of who he has throwing to him.
TE: Not even sure I should make a pick for TE from the Cardinals, but I will. That pick is Anthony Becht. I don’t expect any production from the TE’s this year, so I would avoid drafting them unless absolutely necessary. Leinart will have a hard enough time keeping his receivers happy, let alone his tight ends.
Sleepers: Early Doucet should have a better chance at being productive this year with Boldin gone. He was the leader receiver in the playoffs for them, and is entering a potential contract year. I think that those 2 factors will be enough to motivate Doucet. Look for him in the later rounds as he might be a good backup plan.
I know I mentioned Leinart’s a lot, but that’s only because the Cardinals season hinges upon him. They have no viable backup for him, unless you consider Derek Anderson a quality QB. Leinart will be the guy either making or breaking your Cardinals fantasy players, so keep a close eye on him.