John Carlson 89 | Tight End

Arizona Cardinals

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Tue. Oct 28, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Carlson played 56 of the Cardinals' 70 offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Eagles, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. Impact: Carlson matched Andre Ellington's six targets, but the tight end merely hauled in two Carson Palmer passes for 16 yards, including a long of 12 yards. The meager output can be partly explained by Philadelphia's defense, who have allowed just 44.3 receiving yards per game and one touchdown to tight ends this season. However, each of Carlson's six targets occurred within 15 yards of the line of scrimmage, with none in the red zone, which continues a season-long trend. Through seven contests, he's been targeted only one time inside the opponent's 20-yard line.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Oct 21, 2014
News: Carlson took the field for 70 of the Cardinals' 76 offensive snaps during Sunday's victory at Oakland, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. Overall, he gathered in two passes (on four targets) for 20 yards. Impact: Carlson put up his typical mundane line, and the Cardinals' 22-game sample size under the direction of coach Bruce Arians reveals scant usage of tight ends in the passing attack. The offense in fact lacks a fullback, meaning tight ends more often than not remain in protection, which doesn't allow for a substantial target count (20 in six games for Carlson). As a result, owners are advised to search elsewhere if in need of TE production.(RotoWire, )
Oct 19, 2014
News: Carlson (knee) is active for Sunday's contest at Oakland, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports. Impact: Carlson dominates the snaps among Cardinals tight ends, but with only 12 catches on 16 targets for 129 yards through five games, he isn't a viable option, outside of extremely deep formats.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 17, 2014
News: Carlson (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Oakland. Impact: Carlson evidently isn't at full strength, but he seems to have a decent chance of playing after logging two limited practices to close out the week. With just 16 targets in five games, though, he doesn't look like much of a fantasy consideration.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Carlson returned to practice Thursday on a limited basis, the Cardinals' official site reports. Impact: Carlson's health is trending upward heading toward the weekend, but you would need to be scraping the bottom of the barrel at tight end to consider playing him this week given his level of involvement in the passing game.(RotoWire, )
John Carlson
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 248  Age: 30
Born: 5/12/1984, St. Cloud, Minnesota
College: Notre Dame
NFL Experience: 7th season
Drafted: 2008 - Rd 2
(38th overall by the Seahawks)
Salary: $800,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury