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Fantasy football projections, Week 16: Cardinals vs. Seahawks featuring Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald and Golden Tate

We break down the Week 16 matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks.

The Week 16 matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks should a game full of tight defense. We've got all the fantasy projections courtesy of numberFire.

Arizona Cardinals

Quarterback Carson Palmer (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday and should start against the Seahawks. He may not be the best option to play in your fantasy lineup given he might be walking around somewhat gingerly on Sunday. The Seahawks are unstoppable at home and fantasy owners should keep that in mind this week.

If Palmer has any chance of winning this week, he may have to focus on finding Michael Floyd in the end zone. That's because Larry Fitzgerald is still recovering from a concussion he suffered last week, which could prevent him from playing. Floyd is capable of playing a No. 1 receiver role, but the Seahawks' secondary is one of the best in the NFL.

Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks have already clinched a playoff spot, and are now positioning themselves for home field advantage in the playoffs. There doesn't seem to be much stopping them. Quarterback Russell Wilson has played well this year and is considered a low-end No. 1 option in fantasy leagues these days. It remains to be seen how effective he'll be against a very good Cardinals secondary this week though.

When Wilson is beating the Cardinals in the passing game, he'll likely be finding receiver Golden Tate frequently. Tate has been solid when called upon this year. With Percy Harvin (hip) likely shut down for the remainder of the season, Tate reclaims his position as the team's best wide out, if only on a temporary basis.

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