Darnell Dockett active, John Skelton inactive for Cards tonight: Fantasy Implications

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Darnell Dockett will play but John Skelton won't be active backup for Arizona. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Cardinals will be healthier on their defensive side of the ball tonight with news that defensive tackle Darnell Dockett is active after being questionable this week with a hamstring injury. Inactive tonight will include backup quarterback John Skelton (ankle) and running back and kick returner LaRod Stephens-Howling (groin). Dockett had 35 solo tackles and 3.5 sacks last season.

Fantasy Take: Dockett is not much of an IDP in fantasy but he's one of the premier interior lineman in the NFL and this is more bad news for Steven Jackson and Daryl Richardson. Jackson is active tonight but is still dealing with a groin injury of his own. Skelton being inactive means that Ryan Lindley will be the lone backup for Arizona. Stephens-Howling mainly works on special teams and his absence shouldn't affect much.

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