30-Year-Old Quarterback – Arizona Cardinals
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
In the second season of a three-year deal, Stanton nonetheless took a back seat to starting quarterback Carson Palmer in 2013, taking no snaps for the entirety of the campaign. Moreover, Stanton hasn'...
Drew Stanton Contract Information:
Signed a three-year, $8.2 million deal, with $3 million guaranteed, with the Cardinals in March of 2013.
Stanton's (concussion) teammate, Carson Palmer, worked with the Cardinals' first unit during warmups, Darren Urban of azcardinals.com reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)While Stanton has cleared the final stages of the league's concussion protocol just five days after suffering the injury, the report notes that it's still uncertain who will be under center for the Cardinals come Sunday. Carson Palmer (shoulder) threw passes in Friday's practice, they were simply lob passes, and coach Bruce Arians has been adamant throughout the week that Palmer would need to practice in full in order to play against Washington. Logan Thomas is the only completely healthy quarterback option for the Cardinals, but he went just 1-for-8 in relief last week, and it seems likely the team will do whatever it can to avoid starting him.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Stanton has to receive concussion clearance in order to play, and Palmer's shoulder would presumably need to improve beyond the 80 percent health figure relayed by Arians on Friday in order for Palmer to play. That leaves both players' statuses completely up in the air for Sunday, thus making Thomas yet another candidate to start. Arians said all three players might be active Sunday. Kickoff is at 4:25 eastern time for the Cardinals, and it's possible that not much will be known before around that time.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Following drills Thursday, Stanton spoke with much optimism and even mentioned that he's symptom-free. While Friday's test will ultimately determine the last point, he seems to be trending in the right direction to achieve active status Sunday versus Washington. As for the remaining signal callers, Carson Palmer's shoulder hasn't regressed, but he remained limited Thursday. If he's unable to complete a full practice Friday, coach Bruce Arians has said that Palmer will be ruled out, leaving Stanton and rookie Logan Thomas as the only options under center. Expect a magnitude of clarification upon the release of Friday's injury report.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Stanton's activity included a handful of throws, but he's effectively out of the quarterback picture for Week 6 until he's cleared of all concussion symptoms. The top option in Arizona, when healthy, is clearly Carson Palmer. However, he was only able to throw at 35-40 percent capacity Tuesday, which he intends to increase daily this week. If that doesn't result in a full practice either Thursday or Friday, he won't be considered as the starter Sunday versus Washington. In the meantime, rookie Logan Thomas is present to fill in if neither Palmer nor Stanton find enough health to suit up.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Stanton will be the backup to Andrew Luck, giving the rookie a veteran presence behind him. It's hard to see Stanton getting any playing time barring a Luck injury.
Stanton returns to Detroit on a one-year contract to reprise his role as the team's No. 3 quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill. With Stafford's injury history, it wouldn't be surprising to see Stanton move up the depth chart, but he likely won't see much time unless both Stafford and Hill go down with injuries.
Stanton will be the Lions' third quarterback, though his roster spot will always be in jeopardy should another, more experienced veteran quarterback on the waiver wire catch their eye.
Stanton, Detroit's 2007 second-round pick, has yet to be given a real chance to show what he can do as a professional. There was talk early in the offseason that Detroit would bring in a veteran to compete with Stanton for the third-string QB job, but it now appears that Stanton's roster spot is secured. The former Michigan State star won't see the feild unless injuries strike both Matthew Stafford and Daunte Culpepper, in which case Detroit would probably look for a veteran option via trade or free agency.
Stanton is the future at quarterback for the Lions, but that future appears to be at least a year or two off. He will have to battle Dan Orlovsky to be Jon Kitna's primary backup this year.
The Lions took Drew Stanton with their first of three second-round picks in April's draft. He enters training camp third on the depth chart behind Jon Kitna and Dan Orlovsky. They likely view him as the future once Kitna is gone, but he will only make an impact this year if there are injuries.