Andy Isabella

Andy Isabella

Wide Receiver #5
Team: Arizona Cardinals
Ht / Wt:5'9" / 188 lb.
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 2 (62)
Draft Team:ARZ

Andy Isabella: Notches two TDs in 2020

Isabella capped the 2020 campaign with 21 catches (on 35 targets) for 224 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games. He also had one rush for minus-6 yards.

Analysis: Among the wide receivers the Cardinals drafted in 2019, none of Isabella, Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson have done much as a pro. The team waived Butler before Week 1 of the most recent season, but Isabella and Johnson alternated as healthy scratches for much of the year due to the top-heavy nature of the receiving corps. Isabella has flashed at times, notching five catches of 20-plus yards among his 30 career grabs. That said, with DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk and potentially Larry Fitzgerald (if he returns) ahead of him on the depth chart, Isabella has a tough path to regular reps in Arizona's offense.

January 22, 2021 8:58 PM EST

Andy Isabella: Active for first time since Week 13

Isabella is listed as active Sunday against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Arizona is down two of its top three wide receivers, with Larry Fitzgerald (groin) inactive and Christian Kirk (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list. As a result, coach Kliff Kingsbury has opted to allow Isabella to suit up for the first time since Week 13. Prior to his string of three straight absences, Isabella recorded a trio of 20-plus yard catches between Weeks 2 and 5, but despite those big plays, he averaged just 10.7 YPC and 6.6 YPT on his 34 targets across 12 appearances. He'll contend for reps with KeeSean Johnson and Trent Sherfield behind No. 1 WR DeAndre Hopkins.

January 3, 2021 12:36 PM EST

Andy Isabella: Another absence Sunday

Isabella (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Eagles.

Analysis: The Cardinals' receiving corps otherwise is intact, so Isabella's services aren't needed for a second straight contest. Beyond the top trio of DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald, KeeSean Johnson and (to a lesser extent) Trent Sherfield are the options available at wide receiver.

December 20, 2020 11:47 AM EST

Andy Isabella: Healthy scratch Sunday

Isabella (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Giants.

Analysis: With Larry Fitzgerald back in the fold after a bout with COVID-19, Isabella was expected to take a step back in terms of usage Week 14, but he won't be available at all. Instead, KeeSean Johnson and perhaps Trent Sherfield will mix into the Cardinals offense when one of DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk or Fitzgerald need a breather.

December 13, 2020 8:56 AM EST

Andy Isabella: Held in check Sunday

Isabella tallied two receptions (on five targets) for seven yards during Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Isabella has been active for all 12 of the Cardinals' games this season, but a minimal snap count in most of them has quelled his production. He has been given more of an opportunity the last two contests with Larry Fitzgerald (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list, topping out at a season-high 84 percent of the snaps on offense Sunday. Still, Isabella has only managed more than 14 yards once in the past seven outings, so he can't be trusted, even with extra chances to contribute.

December 7, 2020 7:23 PM EST

Andy Isabella: Doesn't do much with extra looks

Isabella caught four of six targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to New England.

Analysis: Isabella ranked second behind DeAndre Hopkins in catches, yards and targets as Kyler Murray threw for just 170 yards while being held without a passing touchdown for the first time all season. The 2019 second-round pick played a larger role with Larry Fitzgerald (illness) unavailable, and Isabella should continue to see some extra attention from Murray against the Rams in Week 13 with Fitzgerald unlikely to come off the COVID-19 list in time to return.

November 29, 2020 3:22 PM EST

Andy Isabella: Set for more snaps

Isabella may play a larger role than normal Sunday at New England with Larry Fitzgerald (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Analysis: With Fitzgerald sidelined due to a positive COVID-19 test, there's a large void to fill out of the slot. The Cardinals may opt to shift Christian Kirk inside more than usual, but Isabella and KeeSean Johnson are ready to come on the field when the offense goes with three-wide sets. Coach Kliff Kingsbury told Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site on Friday that RB Chase Edmonds and TE Dan Arnold also can line up at wide receiver, but Isabella likely will get the majority of the snaps vacated by Fitzgerald.

November 27, 2020 2:32 PM EST

Andy Isabella: Another sparse performance

Isabella recorded one catch (on two targets) for six yards during Thursday's 28-21 loss at Seattle.

Analysis: Prior to the Cardinals' Week 8 bye, Isabella logged between 30 and 50 percent of the snaps on offense in five of seven games. Since then, though, the range has been 15 to 27 percent over the last three contests. The result has been four receptions (on six targets) for 30 yards and no scores during the most recent stretch. On top of that, Isabella hasn't had a grab of 20-plus yards since Week 5. With little to no output to speak of on a weekly basis of late, he's tough to trust on the fantasy front.

November 21, 2020 7:08 PM EST

Andy Isabella: Targeted once Sunday

Isabella gathered in his only target for 14 yards during Sunday's 32-30 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Isabella was a distant fourth in offensive snap share (15 percent) to fellow wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins (96), Larry Fitzgerald (90) and Christian Kirk (74) in this contest. With limited usage, Isabella hasn't made any plays of more than 20 yards in four consecutive contests and six of nine games this season. As a result, he's difficult to trust in the majority of formats.

November 16, 2020 6:26 PM EST

Andy Isabella: Snags two passes in loss to Phins

Isabella caught two of three targets for 10 receiving yards during Sunday's 34-31 loss to Miami.

Analysis: Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald finished as Arizona's No. 1 and No. 2 leading receivers during the Week 9 loss, combining for 178 yards and a touchdown. Isabella, meanwhile, was held to 10 or fewer receiving yards for the fourth time in his past five outings. Isabella totaled eight catches for 114 receiving yards and two TDs between Weeks 2 and 3, but since that point, he has managed just 50 combined receiving yards over his past five appearances. The UMass standout remains the Cardinals' fourth option at wideout heading into a Week 10 matchup against Buffalo.

November 10, 2020 5:43 PM EST

Andy Isabella: Makes first catch since Week 5

Isabella hauled in one of three targets for seven yards during Sunday's 37-34 overtime win versus the Seahawks.

Analysis: Despite matching his season high with 50 percent of the snaps on offense Sunday, Isabella continued his vexing week-to-week output, and he's now in the midst of a two-game span in which he failed to catch two deep shots Week 6 and was the target on Kyler Murray's sole interception this past Sunday. Aside from a 54-yard catch and two others greater than 20 yards this season, Isabella has totaled 44 yards from scrimmage on his nine other touches, making him tough to consider as even a fill-in option.

October 26, 2020 6:25 PM EST

Andy Isabella: Held without catch Monday

Isabella was blanked on two targets during Monday's 38-10 win in Dallas.

Analysis: The Cardinals took deep shots to Isabella on both of the first two drives of the game, but he seemed to have difficulty locating those balls and wasn't heard from thereafter. Later, in the second quarter, Christian Kirk hauled in a bomb from Kyler Murray and took it to the house for an 80-yard TD. Clearly, the Cardinals aren't afraid to allow Murray to unleash such throws a few times per game, but Isabella wasn't the beneficiary on this night. Considering his standing as the team's No. 4 WR, Isabella remains a hit-or-miss option.

October 20, 2020 3:25 PM EST

Andy Isabella: Has another catch of 20-plus yards

Isabella reeled in two of three targets for 30 yards during Sunday's 30-10 road victory against the Jets.

Analysis: Isabella's long reception went for 24 yards, which was the sixth-longest play for the Cardinals on the day. After getting blanked in the season opener, he's averaged exactly three targets per game, with three of them resulting in 20 or more yards. Aside from those grabs, though, Isabella has managed 37 yards from scrimmage on eight touches. Considering his hit-or-miss status, it's difficult to trust in him for output on a weekly basis.

October 13, 2020 12:21 PM EST

Andy Isabella: Puts up dud Sunday

Isabella recorded two catches (on three targets) for three yards during Sunday's 31-21 defeat at Carolina.

Analysis: After showing out with a combined 6-114-2 line on six targets between Weeks 2 and 3, Isabella put up a dud Sunday, which has been the norm through the first season-plus of his career. His cause wasn't helped by the return of Christian Kirk, causing Isabella to rank fourth in offensive snap share with 42 percent. With the receiving corps seemingly healthy at the moment, Isabella will continue to be a hit-or-miss option.

October 6, 2020 10:01 AM EST

Andy Isabella: Makes two TD catches

Isabella caught all four of his targets for 47 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Lions.

Analysis: Isabella stepped up in the absence of Christian Kirk (groin) as he finished second on the team in catches and receiving yards while grabbing touchdown passes in the first and third quarters. It was something of a surprising effort for Isabella, who had just one touchdown to his name heading into the game. The second-year wideout racked up 67 yards a week ago and seems to be finding a niche for himself in Arizona's pass-happy offense. It will be interesting to see how the targets are distributed next Sunday against the Panthers if Kirk returns.

September 27, 2020 6:23 PM EST

Andy Isabella: In line for more work

Isabella is poised for a bigger workload with Christian Kirk (groin) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Isabella has earned exactly 14 offensive plays in both of Arizona's first two games of the season, falling short of a 20-percent snap share each time. Following word that Kirk is sidelined this weekend, his 69-percent share has been cleared for the likes of Isabella and KeeSean Johnson to work with DeAndre Hopkins and Larry Fitzgerald in three-wide sets. While Johnson is set to make his season debut Sunday after spending time on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Isabella is coming off a Week 2 performance versus Washington in which he recorded catches of 54 and 13 yards on his pair of targets. The speedster will aim to add a vertical element to the Cardinals offense in the short term.

September 25, 2020 12:58 PM EST

Andy Isabella: Records 67 yards in win

Isabella caught both targets for 67 yards in Sunday's 30-15 win over Washington.

Analysis: After finishing Week 1 without a target, Isabella bounced back and caught passes of 54 and 13 yards against the Football Team. However, he played just 18 percent of the offensive snaps as the clear No. 4 receiver behind DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald. Isabella's speed (4.31 40-yard dash) makes him a big play waiting to happen, though, so he should be on fantasy radars in case a starter goes down.

September 22, 2020 4:42 PM EST

Andy Isabella: Logs limited snaps Week 1

Isabella played 14 of 82 offensive snaps (17 percent) but wasn't targeted during Sunday's 24-20 win at San Francisco.

Analysis: The Cardinals operated primarily with 12 personnel, playing tight ends Dan Arnold 45 snaps on offense and Maxx Williams 43. As a result, Isabella wasn't given much opportunity behind the top wide receiver trio of DeAndre Hopkins, Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. And despite Isabella being listed as both the No. 1 kick and punt returner on the team's unofficial depth chart, Chase Edmonds and Kirk played those roles, respectively, Week 1. Due to all the impediments to production, Isabella may not develop a consistent role without the benefit of an injury to those in front of him.

September 15, 2020 11:45 AM EST

Andy Isabella: Expects to see slot work

Isabella expects to line up in the slot in 2020, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Isabella did little as a rookie in 2019 despite suiting up for 15 games. He managed to flash the 4.31 speed that made him a second-round pick in the form of an 88-yard touchdown Week 9 and a 55-yard catch Week 10, but those two plays accounted for most of his rookie production. Consistent reps out of the slot could provide Isabella the path he needs for playing time Year 2, but his upside will nonetheless be capped behind all of DeAndre Hopkins, Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk.

August 30, 2020 4:07 PM EST

Andy Isabella: Does little as rookie

Isabella hauled in nine of 13 passes for 189 yards and one touchdown in 15 games during the 2019 season.

Analysis: A 2019 second-rounder, Isabella show off his game-breaking ability twice as a rookie, posting an 88-yard TD in Week 9 and a 55-yard grab Week 10. Those plays aside, he managed just 11 touches for 61 yards from scrimmage while returning five kickoffs for 105 yards. With a full offseason to develop chemistry with Kyler Murray, Isabella should have a chance to flash more often next season, especially with just two incumbent outside receivers (Trent Sherfield and Keesean Johnson) to contend with.

January 6, 2020 12:25 PM EST

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