This is the depth chart used for DraftKings Madden Stream contests for the Cardinals. It is based on rosters at the end of the 2019-2020 season with all injured players active. For more information on the details of the contests and a schedule of upcoming matchups click here.
QB1: Kyler Murray
QB2: Brett Hundley
RB1: Kenyan Drake
RB2: David Johnson
RB3: Chase Edmonds
RB4: D.J. Foster
WR1: Larry Fitzgerald
WR2: Christian Kirk
WR3: Damiere Byrd
WR4: Andy Isabella
WR5: KeeSean Johnson
WR6: Pharoh Cooper
WR7: Hakeem Butler
WR8: Trent Sherfield
TE1: Charles Clay
TE2: Maxx Williams
TE3: Dan Arnold
TE4: Darrell Daniels
TE5: Aaron Brewer
K1: Zane Gonzalez
Madden Stream ResultsBengals defense stands tall in 10-6 win over Cardinals — 4/3/20
The Bengals and Cardinals made their Madden Stream debuts on Friday afternoon, and Cincinnati pulled out the home win, 10-6. They had to stop a long potentially game-winning drive by the Cardinals that took most of the fourth quarter. After allowing two fourth-down conversions earlier in the drive, Carlos Dunlap dropped Kyler Murray ($10,200; 8.82 DKFP) for a sack that ended the drive and preserved the 10-6 win. The only touchdown in the game was scored by Tyler Boyd ($7,600; 12.7 DKFP) on a pass from Andy Dalton ($9,600; 9.76 DKFP). The unique winning lineup construction had Boyd at Captain’s Pick and included Murray, Dalton, the Bengals DST ($4,200; 9.0 DKFP) and Cardinals kicker Zane Gonzalez ($3,800; 8.0 DKFP).
Lions hold off Cardinals in dramatic fashion in Madden simulation — 4/7/20
This game had the potential to go into the half scoreless until a couple of strange plays late in the second quarter. The Lions actually faked a FG, with the placeholder hitting a lineman for a touchdown. Pharoh Cooper ($1,000; 6.7 DKFP) followed that up by returning the ensuing kickoff, but he was just 0.3% owned in the showdown contest. The return did help the 16% that did roster Cardinals D/ST ($4,000; 9 DKFP), though. Both QBs were held in check at high ownership — Matthew Stafford ($10,800; 12.22 DKFP) found the end zone once and Kyler Murray ($10,200; 11.04) saved a bad day with 48 late rushing yards. Detroit’s WRs were the real story — Marvin Jones ($7,800; 15.7 DKFP) caught a late TD and Kenny Golladay ($9,800; 16.6 DKFP) hauled in seven passes for 96 yards. The Cardinals had a chance to force OT, but missed a kick in the final seconds to lose, 17-14.
Cardinals knock off 49ers on late field goal, 17-15 — 4/12/20
The Cardinals got their first win of the Madden streams by knocking off the 49ers to improve to 1-2 while dropping San Francisco to 1-2 as well. Jimmy Garoppolo ($11,200; 13.12 DKFP) threw two touchdowns with 153 passing yards in the loss while David Johnson ($2,000; 7.7 DKFP) ran for one of the Cardinals’ scores and Christian Kirk ($6,200; 9.5 DKFP) caught the other. The only field goal of the game came from Zane Gonzalez ($3,800; 6 DKFP) with just seconds left and gave the Cardinals the win. Emmanuel Sanders ($10,800; 20.8 DKFP) and Kendrick Bourne ($3,600; 17.8 DKFP) were both big producers as well, and Sanders was the Captain’s pick in the winning lineup, shared by eight entries.
Buccaneers outlast Cardinals in Madden simulation — 4/17/20
We got another session of overtime football in today’s 5 p.m. Madden Stream, yet I’m sure people who rostered Jameis Winston ($10,800; 24.1 DKFP) didn’t mind that at all. The mercurial quarterback shook off the memories of a poor first half to lead Tampa Bay on a game-winning touchdown drive, with the Buccaneers taking this one by a final score of 30-24. It was Winston’s lone touchdown pass of the afternoon, but the pivot was still able to score on the ground and exceed 300 yards through the air. Mike Evans ($10,400; 27.5 DKFP) was on the receiving end of much of Winston’s success, as the wideout collected an impressive 10 catches for 144 yards. For Arizona, Damiere Byrd ($3,600; 33.1 DKFP) was the breakout star, hauling in a pair of TDs.
Tannehill and the Titans cruise in Tuesday’s simulation — 4/21/20
The Titans comfortably waltzed their way to a 34-10 victory over the Cardinals in Tuesday’s simulated game. While the final score jives with what we’d expect from a real-life matchup of the two teams, the Titans gameplan did not. While Derrick Henry ($9,800; 16.5 DKFP) had a solid 93-yard game, Tennessee relied heavily on their passing game, especially the Ryan Tannehill ($10,600; 21.52 DKFP) to Delanie Walker ($7,800; 21.3 DKFP) connection. Tannehill threw for 241 yards and three TDs, and Walker caught seven passes for 83 yards and one TD.
Saquon Barkley and the Giants stomp the Cardinals, 28-0 — 4/25/20
In one of the most lopsided simulations since Arcade Mode was activated, the Giants improved to 2-4 on the virtual season by dismantling the visiting Cardinals, 28-0. Barkley ($11,000; 41.3 DKFP) lived up to his hype and delivered two long touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving while piling up 150 yards on the ground and 83 yards as a receiver. Daniel Jones ($10,800; 22.88 DKFP) also had a big game, throwing for three of the Giants’ touchdowns and finishing with 272 passing yards. Sterling Shepard ($3,000; 10.9 DKFP) and the Giants DST ($3,600; 13 DKFP) were great value options, as nothing went right for Kliff Kingsbury’s squad, which failed to score a single point.
In-Zane-ity! Cardinals kicker fuels 16-8 win over Redskins — 4/27/20
The Redskins couldn’t get anything going on offense against Arizona but still had a chance to tie the game until their last-minute drive came up short. Kicker Zane Gonzalez ($3,800; 11 DKFP) came up huge for the Cardinals with three FG and could have had an even bigger game if he had converted a long attempt on Arizona’s final possession. While neither high-priced QB came through, Kyler Murray ($11,400; 10.4 DKFP) was the better of the two thanks to 34 rushing yards, and he also showcased a solid connection with Christian Kirk ($7,000; 11.4 DKFP), who caught five passes. Washington’s best fantasy option was Chris Thompson ($1,400; 11.6 DKFP) who ran for 38 yards and added exactly 38 more yards on four catches.
Panthers dominate Cardinals in Madden simulation — 4/30/20
Christian McCaffrey ($11,200; 32.7 DKFP) has not been very viable as of late. In fact, coming into this afternoon’s slate, Carolina’s dynamic running back had pretty much been held in check the past couple weeks aside from a two-touchdown outburst against Seattle. Well, on Thursday against Arizona, McCaffrey decided enough was enough. The RB exploded in the Panthers’ 27-14 victory, racking up 185 rushing yards, 207 scrimmage yards and a touchdown to break out of his unusual slump. On the other side of the ball, it was Larry Fitzgerald ($9,000; 26.5 DKFP) attempting to keep things close for the Cardinals, as the veteran wideout would finish with seven catches and two touchdowns of his own.
Browns fail to score for the second consecutive game — 5/2/20
The video game Browns are starting to resemble the real life Browns. The offense appeared to be clicking on all cylinders until the past couple of games. After losing 21-0 to the Buccaneers, Cleveland fell, 17-0, to the Cardinals. This was a brutal showing when considering that Arizona ($3,200; 12 DKFP) does not have a good defense. There was very little fantasy production to go around in this game due to the low scoring. The only real notable performance came from Kyler Murray ($10,200; 20.28 DKFP) who ran in both of the Cardinals’ touchdowns.
Cardinals squeak past Broncos in Wednesday’s simulated matchup — 5/6/20
It was a close contest between the Cardinals and Broncos with the Cardinals pulling out the win, 14-13. Kyler Murray ($10,600, 16.76 DKFP) didn’t exactly have a monster performance, but he led the way with 194 passing yards and a passing touchdown to go along with 50 rushing yards. Damiere Byrd ($4,800, 17.4 DKFP) provided some cheap production with four catches for 74 yards and a touchdown. On the Denver side, Drew Lock ($10,200, 11.56 DKFP) had a fairly quiet afternoon with 189 passing yards and one passing touchdown.
Kalen Ballage scores twice as Dolphins take down Cardinals 17-10– 5/8/20
The score indicates a game that didn’t have much offense and if you didn’t have Ballage ($6,600), which many didn’t judging by his 7.5% ownership in Showdown mode, you likely weren’t adding any DK Dollars to your account. Ballage only rushed for 53 yards but he did score twice, earning him 17.3 DKFP and 25.95 in the captain spot. DeVante Parker ($10,400) was getting the most love from Ryan Fitzpatrick ($10,800) as the WR1 made six catches for 73 yards and 13.3 DKFP. Over for the Cardinals, David Johnson ($3,000) continues to show the love at his severely underpriced salary, scoring 11.7 DKFP with 41 rushing yards and six catches.
Kyler Murray leads the Cardinals to an overtime win over the Bills– 5/11/20
The reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year had himself quite the day in Madden. Playing against a tough Buffalo defense, Murray ($10,600; 30.04 DKFP) rushed for 78 yards and had three passing touchdowns. Of those touchdown passes, one went to Damiere Byrd ($4,800; 27.8 DKFP) who also added seven catches for 118 yards. In a losing effort, the Bills’ offense was carried by the Josh Allen ($10,800; 21.14 DKFP) to Tyler Kroft ($6,200; 25.5 DKFP) combination. Allen had 274 passing yards and Kroft hauled in five catches for 115 yards.
Jaguars top Cardinals in an ugly Madden sim– 5/14/20
Jacksonville scored the only touchdown of the game, which was the difference-maker in this one. The teams combined for five field goals, as the Jags escaped with a 13-9 victory. Gardner Minshew ($10,600; 12.46 DKFP) completed just one pass to D.J. Chark ($9,000; 13.8 DKFP), but it went for a 68-yard score. Larry Fitzgerald ($9,600; 20.7 DKFP) had the most productive fantasy outing, finishing with a 7-107-0 line. He was just 1.9% owned in the captain’s spot, where his 31.05 DKFP helped the winning lineup. David Johnson ($2,800; 15.1 DKFP) made for very strong value as Arizona’s RB2, catching five passes for 33 yards, and rushing for 68 yards.
Miles Sanders has record Madden performance– 5/16/20
The Eagles’ win over the Cardinals this evening was all about Miles Sanders ($7,600; 58.7 DKFP). With 58.7 DKFP, he easily scored the most we have ever seen in a single game. No other player has topped 50 DKFP. Sanders scored two touchdowns with 189 rushing yards and 88 receiving yards. Carson Wentz ($11,000; 22.64 DKFP) was also solid, although he wasn’t needed to throw the ball much down the stretch since the Eagles won 41-10.
Vikings take down Cardinals in Madden simulation– 5/18/20
Most people have seemed to figure out that Adam Thielen ($8,800; 21.7 DKFP) is the wideout you want to roster from Minnesota in these simulations, but it’s not like the 29-year-old had been performing all that well as of late. In fact, coming into this afternoon’s simulation against Arizona, Thielen had been limited to three catches or fewer in seven-straight games. Well, that streak would come to a crashing halt in the Vikings’ 24-17 victory. Thielen registered six receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown in the winning effort, easily the top target for Kirk Cousins ($11,200; 16.6 DKFP) in what was also a solid showing from the veteran QB.
Cardinals escape with a 7-0 win in sloppy game in Oakland– 5/20/20
I guess we can blame it on the rain, but both offenses were totally inept in this contest and combined for a total of zero points. In fact, the Raiders were the only team to enter the red zone. One time, they fumbled the ball and the Cardinals’ DST ($3,800; 23 DKFP) returned it for a touchdown, and time expired before they were able to even get a play off during their second trip to the red zone. The highest scoring player was Tyrell Williams ($9,400; 12.2 DKFP), but he was outscored by the Raiders’ DST ($4,000; 13 DKFP). The Cardinals’ DST was the right Captain’s pick in this offensively-challenged sim. Kyler Murray ($10,600; 4.28 DKFP) threw for only 52 yards, and still left soggy Oakland with the win.
James White runs over Cardinals in 30-24 win– 5/24/20
White ($8,600) has been an absolute force as of late for the Patriots and Sunday’s win over the Cardinals was no different. Logging his fourth game with over 100 rushing yards, White went for 142 and his seventh touchdown of the sim season as well as three receptions for 10 yards. His 27.2 DKFP total marked the third time in his past five games he went over the 20 fantasy points, giving him an average of 23 DKFP over that span. With the game going to overtime, however, it was Sony Michel ($2,800) who ran in for the game-winner, which was just his fourth of the season. Christian Kirk ($6,400) put together a solid game for the Cardinals in the loss, scoring a touchdown on one of his three receptions and collecting 106 receiving yards.