Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) will not play in Week 12 against the Los Angeles Rams as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury, according to head coach Jonathan Gannon. Wilson has been bothered by a shoulder injury in November and had a setback last week that caused him to sit out of the Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans. With Wilson sidelined last week, Greg Dortch saw more work and led the team with six catches and seven targets. Both he and Rondale Moore will have elevated roles in the passing attack once again this Sunday behind Marquise Brown, who has had two clunkers since the return of quarterback Kyler Murray. Tight end Trey McBride will also be on the TE1 radar against LA. Wilson will now be out for three of the team's last four games.
Nov 24, 2023 12:12 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) was listed as a non-participant in practice on Wednesday. Wilson has played once in the team's last three games due to a shoulder injury that has been bothering him this month. No practice is a bad way to start Week 12 preparation, but the explosive rookie wideout does have two more days to get back on the practice field before the Cards take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. The 23-year-old had a setback with his shoulder last weekend and could be looking at sitting out once again. In his first game teaming up with quarterback Kyler Murray in the Week 10 win over the Atlanta Falcons, Wilson had three receptions for 34 yards on six targets. Wilson has some long-term intrigue, but it will hard for him to be consistently on a weekly basis the rest of this year as long as Marquise Brown, Rondale Moore and Trey McBride stay healthy.
Nov 22, 2023 8:33 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) is officially inactive for the Week 11 contest in Houston on Sunday against the Texans. The 23-year-old pass-catcher will not have a chance to put up solid numbers this weekend in the second game with quarterback Kyler Murray under center. When healthy, Wilson will be an intriguing WR4/flex in deeper fantasy leagues the rest of the season, but he's been dealing with a nagging shoulder injury this month (he also missed Week 9). With Zach Pascal (hamstring) also out this weekend, Rondale Moore and Greg Dortch will have more opportunities to make noise behind No. 1 receiver Marquise Brown.
Nov 19, 2023 11:51 AM EST
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) isn't expected to suit up on Sunday against the Texans. The wideout has dealt with a shoulder injury of late, keeping him out of the lineup for the Week 9 showdown with the Cleveland Browns. However, he returned in Week 10 versus the Atlanta Falcons, finishing with three catches for 34 yards. Nevertheless, while Wilson hasn't been a consistent fantasy option all year, he's still one of the Cardinals' top receivers. Assuming he is officially ruled out, Rondale Moore and Trey McBride could see more targets behind Marquise Brown.
Nov 19, 2023 1:03 AM EST
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) was added to the Week 11 injury report on Friday and is now questionable to face the Houston Texans on Sunday after being limited in practice. It's not a new injury, as the 23-year-old wideout missed Week 9 action before returning in last week's win over the Atlanta Falcons. It appears he had a setback in practice on Friday, so Wilson is very iffy to play this weekend in Houston. When healthy, though, he's become a more intriguing WR/4 flex in deeper fantasy leagues with quarterback Kyler Murray back. With Zach Pascal (hamstring) ruled out, Rondale Moore and Greg Dortch should see more opportunities behind Marquise Brown if Wilson is also ruled out on Sunday morning.
Nov 17, 2023 5:17 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. He had been listed as questionable after logging three consecutive limited practices. The rookie missed last week's game but is back in time for quarterback Kyler Murray's 2023 debut in Week 10. As of now, it's too early to tell what Murray's connection with Wilson could look like. Wilson played quite well with Joshua Dobbs, but it's possible that Murray relies heavily on his top options from last season, including Marquise Brown, Rondale Moore, and James Conner. In redraft leagues, Wilson should be left on waivers (or on the bench in deeper formats).
Nov 12, 2023 2:40 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) is expected to suit up for the Week 10 matchup versus the Atlanta Falcons. It appears the Cardinals are getting healthy with both James Conner and Kyler Murray also expected to play this weekend. Wilson has been limited in practice all week, so he doesn't have too many reps with Murray. That being said, fantasy managers shouldn't expect too much from the duo during their first game of the season together. At best, Wilson should be considered a WR4 for this upcoming matchup.
Nov 11, 2023 6:30 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) was limited in practice all week and has been ruled as questionable to play on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10 action. Wilson did not play in the Week 9 shutout loss to the Cleveland Browns, but now he appears to be on the right side of questionable in what will be quarterback Kyler Murray's (knee) 2023 debut after suffering a torn ACL in Week 14 of last year. Wilson's return will be bad news for Rondale Moore, who has done very little all year for fantasy managers. The 23-year-old Wilson, meanwhile, has been a much better big-play threat in his first eight NFL games, averaging 16 yards per catch on 25 receptions for 401 yards and two touchdowns. He'll be a deep-league sleeper option if he returns to the field Sunday.
Nov 10, 2023 3:18 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) remained as a limited participant during Thursday's practice session. This now marks back-to-back days that Wilson has been limited in practice. That gives him a good shot at being active for the Week 10 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. His return would certainly be a boost for Kyler Murray (knee) who is expected to make his season debut on Sunday. Wilson could have some low-end WR3 appeal in PPR formats, assuming he's able to suit up. Fantasy managers should check back after Friday's practice for another update on his status.
Nov 10, 2023 9:22 AM EST
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) remains on the Week 10 injury report due to a shoulder injury and was limited in practice on Wednesday. Wilson missed practice all of last week and didn't play in the Week 9 shutout loss to the Cleveland Browns. The fact that he's back at practice early in the week, though, means he should have a shot to return to game action this Sunday in Week 10 versus the Atlanta Falcons. The 23-year-old has shown flashes in his first NFL season with 25 receptions for 401 yards and two touchdowns in his first eight games, and with quarterback Kyler Murray (knee) set to make his 2023 debut this weekend, Wilson's rest-of-season fantasy value is on the rise with a much more capable QB running the offense. Rondale Moore, who already has very little appeal, will suffer if Wilson returns to action in Week 10.
Nov 8, 2023 5:53 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) is officially inactive on Sunday for the Week 9 contest versus the Cleveland Browns. It doesn't come as much of a surprise, as the rookie pass-catcher didn't practice all week. The Cardinals will be extremely short-handed on offense, as rookie running back Emari Demercado (toe) was also ruled out. Rookie quarterback Clayton Tune will be making his first career NFL start against a strong defense as well, so fantasy managers shouldn't be expecting much from the team's offensive weapons. Receiver Marquise Brown will remain the No. 1 option in the passing game, with tight end Trey McBride potentially seeing a big increase in targets as a safety blanket for Tune. Behind Brown, Rondale Moore and Greg Dortch should have bigger roles, but they aren't realistic options for starting fantasy lineups in Week 9.
Nov 5, 2023 11:47 AM EST
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 9 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. However, the rookie wideout is reportedly not expected to play in this game. This is a tough blow to the Cardinals offense as Wilson has been a great producer for them so far. The good news is that this should only be a one game absence for Wilson. The expectation is that Marquise Brown, Rondale Moore and possibly Zach Pascal should see more involvement if Wilson is unable to play. Although, it's tough to count on any of them as reliable fantasy options with Clayton Tune under center for Arizona this week.
Nov 4, 2023 10:01 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) is trending in the wrong direction in Week 9 after missing his second day of practice on Thursday. Wilson is going to have to return to the practice field on Friday to have a shot at playing this Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. The 23-year-old first-year wideout injured his shoulder in the Week 8 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The third-round selection out of Stanford has been inconsistent for fantasy managers in deeper leagues, but he's made an impact nevertheless in his first NFL campaign with 25 catches on 33 targets for 401 yards and two touchdowns in eight games (seven starts). It remains to be seen if he's able to get more involved with the team moving on from quarterback Joshua Dobbs.
Nov 2, 2023 3:59 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) missed practice on Wednesday as his team began preparing to take on the Cleveland Browns. Wilson injured his shoulder late in his team's Week 8 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and is apparently still on the mend, although Arizona hasn't elaborated as to the extent of his shoulder injury. Wilson was spotted working off to the side with trainers during practice. The rookie still has Thursday and Friday to get back on the field for practice before his team's Week 9 showdown against Cleveland. Stay tuned.
Nov 1, 2023 9:32 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide-out Michael Wilson caught four of six targets for 58 yards in the team's 31-24 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Wilson led the team in yardage on the day but was unable to find the end zone against the stout Baltimore defense. Nevertheless, Wilson is beginning to form a rapport with quarterback Joshua Dobbs, and this should continue to provide him with a steady role in the offense moving forward. Wilson and the rest of the Arizona passing attack will square off against the Cleveland Browns in Week 9.
Oct 30, 2023 2:07 AM EST
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Wilson has a tough matchup in Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens rank at or near the top in almost every defensive passing category, including allowing the lowest yards per target (5.7) to opposing wideouts. Add to it the fact that quarterback Joshua Dobbs will most likely continue to start this game, and odds are slim that Wilson will make a fantasy impact this week. If there are some glimmers of hope, it's that Wilson has already surpassed teammate Rondale Moore in the Arizona passing game pecking order. Baltimore could also choose to focus on stopping teammate Marquise Brown and leave Wilson with more opportunities. With that said, Wilson is currently too risky to be considered a fantasy option, and should remain on fantasy benches in Week 8.
Oct 28, 2023 1:58 AM EST
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Wilson will look to keep the momentum going in Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks. In four of the last five games, Wilson has over 50 receiving yards and has a pristine matchup against Seattle, who has allowed the third-most fantasy points to receivers on the year. Seattle has also given up the sixth most catches (90) and the third most TD grabs (seven). Even though teammate Marquise Brown will most likely get most of the looks from quarterback Joshua Dobbs, the stage is set for Wilson to have a solid game as well. With all of the teams on bye this week, fantasy managers shouldn't be afraid to consider starting Wilson as a solid flex play that offers the potential upside for more.
Oct 20, 2023 3:11 AM EST
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Wilson secured three of four targets for 62 yards in the Cardinals' 26-9 loss to the Rams on Sunday. The speedy rookie ended up tying tight end Trey McBride for the team lead in yardage. This game represented a solid rebound effort after Wilson had been held to one reception and just 18 yards by the Bengals in Week 5. His increasing and consistent usage in the Arizona passing game is encouraging, as Wilson now has over 50 receiving yards in four of the last five games. He'll look to keep the momentum going when the Cardinals head to Seattle to take on the Seahawks in a Week 7 divisional showdown.
Oct 16, 2023 2:25 AM EST
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Wilson could be a deep sleeper in the team's Week 6 contest against the L.A. Rams. In the Week 5 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Wilson gathered in one of two targets for 18 yards and logged his highest snap share (75 percent) on the season. Even though the rookie continues to operate as the team's No. 2 wideout behind Marquise Brown, he faces a significantly tougher game this week against the Rams, who have allowed the seventh-fewest yards per catch to wide receivers. Despite the potentially brutal matchup, L.A. applies zone defense at the tenth-highest rate in the NFL, and Wilson has had some success against zone coverage on the year. With that in mind, in Week 6 Wilson should be considered a deep dart-throw flex play.
Oct 14, 2023 2:56 AM EST
Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Michael Wilson could be a sleeper in the team's Week 5 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. In Week 4 Wilson caught all seven of his targets for 76 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The rookie has been productive the past two games and at this point has most likely surpassed teammate Rondale Moore as the team's number-two wideout. Currently, Wilson is ranked WR33 in fantasy points per game and will be looking to continue his solid play against a Bengals defense that ranks 19th against the pass. Fantasy managers should consider him a WR3 with WR2 upside.
Oct 7, 2023 3:36 AM EST