Found October 09, 2012 on NFL Draft Zone:

Last week, Alfonso Smith was hoping to get a phone call and get back into the NFL. Well, the patience paid off for the former Kentucky running back. Smith had several workouts before getting a call from Arizona when running back Beanie Wells went down. Well last week the Arizona Cardinals took another huge loss, when running back Ryan Williams went down with a shoulder injury. Well yesterday we found out that Williams will be out the entire NFL season leaving the only running backs on the roster, La’Rod Stephens-Howling, William Powell, and Alfonso Smith.

While the fans are in love with William Powell and La”Rod Stephens-Howling they are both small scat backs. They will need to pass the ball if they want to win, so I would expect them to use Smith in the game more, because of his superb blocking skills. Last week when he was in the game blocking for Kolb he did not allow a sack until Kolb motioned him out the backfield on a 4th and 1 on the 10 yard line.

I expect Alfonso to have a great week rushing the ball, especially going up against the Buffalo Bills run defense, who has been torched the last two weeks in a row for 550 and 600 plus offensive yards. This could be a great player to pick up in deep fantasy leagues, especially if you need a runningback because yours is on a bye.


Arizona running back Ryan Williams’ season is over

The Arizona Cardinals got off to an incredible 4-0 start that hit a wall when they were defeated by the St. Louis Rams on Thursday. They lost more than the game when their starting running back Ryan Williams went down with a season ending shoulder injury. Please Click Here To Read This Story.

Ryan Williams out for the season

The Arizona Cardinals received some disappointing news this afternoon when it was learned that starting running back Ryan Williams has been lost for the season due to a left shoulder injury that will require surgery. Williams suffered the injury when he took a hard hit last Thursday against the Rams. Arizona is already without former starter Beanie Wells, who is out until at least...


CARDINALS TO GIVE WILLIAM POWELL FIRST LOOK AT STARTING SPOT - ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that William Powell will likely be given the first shot at the Cardinals’ running back position, which had been vacated by both Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams due to injuries. Most people certainly have no idea what to expect when Powell takes the field against the Bills on Sunday...

Cardinals RB Ryan Williams Out For Remainder Of The Season…

Cardinals RB Ryan Williams Out For Remainder Of The Season -Ryan Williams will require surgery to repair the AC joint in his left shoulder and is done for the remainder of the season. It’s a rough blow for increasingly one of the league’s most tough-luck players. Williams suffered the injury in last Thursday night’s loss to the Rams. William Powell figures to be the favorite...

Powell next man in at RB for Cardinals

The Cardinals offense has been one-dimensional this year with Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams failing to produce results on the ground. Now, due to injuries, William Powell will get a chance to make an impact.

Fantasy Spin on Remains of Cardinals Backfield

Ryan Williams is cursed. That seems official now. Beanie Wells is made of class - also official. La'rod Stephens-Howling has a ridiculous first name, hyphenated last name and 12 rushes for 1 year. In case you are keeping score at home that's an amazing 0.1 ypc average. That leaves rookie rusher William Powell who led the rushing in the presesaon but suffered a head injury in week 5.

Ryan Williams is done for the season

According to Darren Urban of AZCardinals, Cardinals running back Ryan Williams will need to undergo surgery on his injured shoulder and will miss the remainder of the season. This is a big blow for the Cardinals with Beanie Wells and Larod Stephens-Howling already out with injuries.  

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Leach says offense requires patience

FROM NFL FILM to Oregon, Washington State coach Mike Leach was asked a hodgepodge of questions during his Pac-12 coaches teleconference Tuesday morning as the Cougars prepare to face California at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Martin Stadium (TV: Pac-12 Networks).

Bills-Cardinals Preview

A visit from the defensively challenged Buffalo Bills might be what the banged-up Arizona Cardinals need to get back on track. Now missing their top two rushers, the Cardinals look to rebound from their first loss of the season while trying to hand the reeling Bills a third consecutive defeat Sunday. Arizona (4-1) was off to its best start in 38 years before being roughed up in...

Week 5 Review - St. Louis Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals

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Week 6 Waiver Wire and Flier's

QBAlex Smith – Still available is almost 50% of leagues, Alex Smith is coming off a 303 yard 3 TD performance against the Buffalo Bills. This week he faces the New York Giants and they allow the 10th most yards and the 14th most fantasy points to QB’s. Eli and the Giants figure to put up at least 24 points, so Alex is going to need to score for the 49er’s to have a chance...
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