Arizona Cardinals players are a fantasy football landmine in Week 9

Unless there are absolutely no other options in your lineup, avoid starting ANY Arizona Cardinals this week.

Aug 26, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Clayton Tune (15) throws a
Aug 26, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Clayton Tune (15) throws a / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Unless you play in incredibly deep leagues that allow a lot of roster spots, you will want to avoid your Arizona Cardinals this week.

There was some talk this week that Kyler Murray could make his 2023 debut. Other Cardinals players have had flashes this season, such as Trey McBride and Michael Wilson. Running back Emari Demercado was a popular waiver wire grab.

But this Sunday, the Cardinals go on the road to take on the Cleveland Browns in a game that might be really ugly on the Cardinals' side of the box score.

The thought of Murray starting (which would have been a bad decision) was put to bed when the team announced that rookie Clayton Tune will make his first career start on Sunday. After trading Josh Dobbs to the Minnesota Vikings, the Cardinals will turn to the fifth-round pick from Houston.

Demercado will miss the game with a toe injury, meaning Keaontay Ingram will get the start at running back. Tony Jones will back him up after just being activated from the practice squad. Wilson is listed as questionable but did not practice all week.

In terms of skill players, that pretty much leaves Marquise Brown and McBride as viable options. It's hard to sit both of these guys right now, especially McBride with the tight end position being so thin, but can you really expect much with him catching passes from a debuting rookie?

Then you have the Cleveland defense, which features Myles Garrett, who is having a great year. The Browns have been one of the stingiest defenses in the league this season and that doesn't figure to change with the Cards coming into their stadium.

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Sit your Cardinals this week and wait until Kyler takes the field.