Fantasy Football Profile: Kurt Warner

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IJuly 21, 2009

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  Quarterback Kurt Warner #13 of the Arizona Cardinals throws the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

If Kurt Warner can hold off Father Time for one more season, it should be a good one.  He has the best WR in the game in Larry Fitzgerald, and the best WR tandem in Fitz and Anquan Boldin. He also has Steve Breaston and Jerheme Urban at his disposal. 

Beanie Wells should be an upgrade over Edgerrin James, which should help balance the offense a bit. Despite that, and Todd Haley’s departure, the Cardinals should still be a pass-first offense. 

Warner has been nothing short of brilliant in Arizona throwing for 57 TDs the past two seasons. He has such a quick release that he should be able to stay on the field.

Warner faces some tough defenses this year (Indianapolis, Houston, Giants, Chicago, Tennessee, and Minnesota), but has a very favorable fantasy football playoffs schedule.  In Weeks 14-16 he faces San Francisco, Detroit, and St. Louis.

Weather shouldn’t be much of a factor as he has just two cold game opportunites when the Cardinals play the Giants in Giants Stadium on October 25th and the Bears at Soldier Field on November 8th.

Because of his soft playoff schedule, I have Warner ranked fourth on my QB board. I expect a small dip in his production, but expect him to put up 4200 yards and 25 TDs.  You should get decent value on Warner as he’ll likely be drafted in the late third/fourth round.

Originally published at LestersLegends.com.


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