Andy Isabella

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

Andy Isabella News

Allowed to seek trade

The Cardinals have granted Isabella permission to seek a trade, Marc Bertrand of 98.5 The Sports Hub reports.

Analysis: Isabella was a healthy scratch for much of his third NFL season in Arizona, and across his eight appearances in 2021 he was only targeted once. The 2019 second-round pick could certainly stand to benefit from a change of scenery, as almost anything would be an improvement in terms of involvement, but even if a trade were to occur Isabella is likely only on the fantasy radar in deeper dynasty formats at this point. Evan Lazar of the CLNS Media Network confirms that Isabella is seeking a trade, and that the former UMass standout has interest in joining the Patriots.

Mar 2, 2022 9:21 AM EST


Won't play Sunday

Isabella (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Bears, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Isabella was active in Week 11 with DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) out, but he played just two offensive snaps and didn't record a target. The 2019 second-round pick will once again be a healthy scratch now that the star receiver is healthy.

Dec 5, 2021 9:17 AM EST



Healthy scratch against Panthers

Isabella (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against Carolina.

Analysis: Isabella played six offensive snaps in last week's win over San Francisco but won't suit up Sunday. He hasn't yet been targeted to begin the 2021 season.

Nov 14, 2021 12:11 PM EST


Inactive against Packers

Isabella (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's matchup against the Packers, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Isabella will be a healthy scratch for the fifth time in the last six games. He's played solely on special teams when active this year.

Oct 28, 2021 4:00 PM EST


Inactive again

Isabella (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Texans.

Analysis: Isabella has now been a healthy scratch for four of the last five weeks. Even when active, he has served exclusively on special teams.

Oct 24, 2021 12:17 PM EST



Sitting again

Isabella (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Browns, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Isabella will be inactive despite being healthy for the third time in the last four weeks. He has yet to log an offensive snap this season.

Oct 17, 2021 12:12 PM EST


Healthy scratch for Week 4

Isabella (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Analysis: The 2019 second-rounder will be a healthy scratch for a second straight contest after Antoine Wesley returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list in Week 3. Isabella hasn't taken any offensive snaps to begin the season.

Oct 3, 2021 11:39 AM EST


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 ESPN.com 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 ESPN.com 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 ESPN.com 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


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