Larry Fitzgerald Leads Cardinals Receiving Corps, Falls TD Short Of Solid Fantasy Outing

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 09: Strong safety Kam Chancellor #31 of the Seattle Seahawks breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals during the thrid quarter of the season opener at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Carindals defeated the Seahawks 20-16. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes for 63 yards during Sunday's game between the Cardinals and Seahawks. We break down the fantasy implications.

Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes for 63 yards to lead the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night against the Seattle Seahawks. Andre Roberts also had a nice night, catches five passes for 54 yards and touchdown. Fitzgerald and Roberts were targeted 11 and nine times on the night, respectively.

Analysis: Fitzgerald fell a touchdown short of a solid day for fantasy owners. Two of his 11 targets were in the end zone, but quarterback John Skelton struggled on the day and couldn't connect with his top wideout. Ideally he won't catch less than 40 percent of his targets on a weekly basis, but the Cards' shaky quarterback situation could keep Fitzgerald from being a Top 5 target this season. Keep an eye on Roberts as well. The next Cardinals player was targeted just four times.

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