Found August 15, 2012 on Fantasy Football SPIN:
The 49ers look to be a team on the verge of greatness with hard-nosed Jim Harbaugh as head coach, and Pete Carroll seems to be slowly building a team that can threaten for the playoffs in Seattle. Both teams are built around tough opportunistic defenses with a strong running game. In St Louis , first year coach Jeff Fisher will also rely heavily on the ground game to keep Sam Bradford from sustaining injury behind one of the league's weaker O-lines. Arizona's battered backfield (Beanie / Ryan Williams) and anemic QB duo (Kolb/Skelton) will likely leave perennial All Pro Larry Fitzgerald as the only fantasy relevant Cardinal to own for 2012.

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