Larry Fitzgerald expected to start for Cardinals, fantasy owners, per report.

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The Cardinal will need all hands on deck to keep their playoff hopes alive, and having Larry Fitzgerald in the lineup would help. We break down the fantasy implications.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is expected to play on Sunday versus the Seattle Seahawks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Fitzgerald suffered a concussion during the team's Week 15 overtime victory versus the Tennessee Titans while fielding an onside kick, but has sped through protocol ever since. The seven-time Pro Bowler got in two practices during the week, and looks to be all systems go for the Cardinals' most important game of the season.

Fantasy Spin: Fitzgerald's upside is undeniable, but facing one of the league's most formidable secondaries a week after sustaining a concussion does not have fantasy owners salivating. The Seahawks recently supplanted the Tennessee Titans as the team which has allowed the fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, and they kept Fitzgerald at bay the last time the two teams met.

Fitzgerald will look to improve his two-catch-17-yard performance from the previous meeting, but fantasy owners will need much more than that during championship week. Consider him a boom-or-bust flex play versus the Seahawks' elite secondary.

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