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Andy Isabella

Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #5
Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #5

Andy Isabella News

Healthy scratch Week 3

Isabella (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at Jacksonville, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Through the first two games of the season, Isabella wasn't utilized on offense at all while logging just three snaps on special teams. With Antoine Wesley getting removed from the reserve/COVID-19 list this week, he'll get the nod on game day as the Cardinals' fifth wide receiver, with Isabella a healthy scratch.

Sep 26, 2021 8:54 AM EST

Back from COVID-19 list

The Cardinals activated Isabella (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday

Analysis: After his second bout on the reserve list during training camp, Isabella finally is back and will attempt to make a play for a spot on the regular-season roster with just one preseason game to go Saturday at New Orleans. Behind the top WR quartet of DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green, Christian Kirk and Rondale Moore, Isabella's primary competitor for depth chart slotting likely is fellow third-year pro KeeSean Johnson.

Aug 23, 2021 3:25 PM EST

Returns to COVID protocol

Isabella was placed back in the COVID protocol Wednesday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Analysis: Isabella previously missed a handful of practices on the reserve/COVID-19 list at the beginning of training camp. It shouldn't impact his Week 1 availability, but he'll be missing out on chances to make his case for a role in Kliff Kingsbury's offense.

Aug 11, 2021 1:13 PM EST

Comes off COVID-19 list

Isabella (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Isabella only missed a handful of practices while going through the league's COVID-19 protocols. He'll be able to immediately resume competing for opportunities in Arizona's crowded wide receiver room.

Aug 2, 2021 2:09 PM EST

In COVID protocols

Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Thursday that Isabella (undisclosed) is on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Analysis: Isabella will need to fully clear all of the league's protocols related to COVID-19 before rejoining teammates at training camp. Considering that the 2019 second-round pick was a healthy scratch at times last season, and only once surpassed 50 receiving yards in his 13 appearances, it could be impactful if he's forced to miss a sizeable amount of time. The offseason additions of Rondale Moore and A.J. Green already have Isabella positioned to only handle a reserve role, at best.

Jul 29, 2021 11:24 AM EST

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.

Jan 22, 2021 8:58 PM EST

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.

Jan 3, 2021 12:36 PM EST

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.

Dec 20, 2020 11:47 AM EST

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.

Dec 13, 2020 8:56 AM EST

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.

Dec 7, 2020 7:23 PM EST

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.

Nov 29, 2020 3:22 PM EST

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.

Nov 27, 2020 2:32 PM EST

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.

Nov 21, 2020 7:08 PM EST

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.

Nov 16, 2020 6:26 PM EST

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.

Nov 10, 2020 5:43 PM EST

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.

Oct 26, 2020 6:25 PM EST

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.

Oct 20, 2020 3:25 PM EST

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.

Oct 13, 2020 12:21 PM EST

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.

Oct 6, 2020 10:01 AM EST

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.

Sep 27, 2020 6:23 PM EST

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