NFL fantasy football: Larry Fitzgerald in ‘prove it’ mode

Fitzgerald excited about Palmer trade: It looks like Larry Fitzgerald is back on the fantasy radar for 2013 after being written off by most fantasy enthusiasts last year due to atrocious quarterback play in Arizona. But with the Cardinals acquiring Carson Palmer in a trade Monday, the six-time Pro Bowl wideout is rejuvenated, telling that he’s “in ‘prove it’ mode” after a hugely disappointing year.

And to reinforce the point, he playfully scoffed at the idea that he couldn’t be a top-five fantasy receiver again in a tweet to our own Michael Fabiano. There’s no doubt that Fitzgerald will see a big improvement in quarterback play this year and judging by past performance, it’s hard to doubt his self-confidence.

Brady, Amendola working together: As I told the grocery store checkout clerk yesterday … if there’s one quarterback I don’t worry about, it’s Tom Brady. That feeling is reinforced after news that Brady has been working out with new Patriots receiver Danny Amendola in Los Angeles. Does this guarantee that Amendola will automatically post Wes Welker-like numbers in New England? Not at all. But every opportunity that QB and WR have to build a rapport is important and can only bode well for the rest of the 2013 season.

Dolphins unsure of Thomas: Last week, the Miami Dolphins were reportedly “excited” about their two-headed running back attack of Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller. This week, that excitement reportedly has more to do with Miller than Thomas. There is concern that the Kansas State product isn’t durable enough or physical enough to be the short-yardage back the Dolphins need and that the team could add another back in the draft. While that news diminishes Thomas’ value, it’s good news for Miller, who could be slowly grabbing ahold of the top spot on Miami’s depth chart.

— Marcas Grant
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