NFL ‘Monday Night Football’ Preview: New York Jets At Arizona Cardinals — Injury Update, Fantasy Football Projections, And Vegas Odds

If it weren’t taking place as a part of Monday Night Football, casual NFL fans wouldn’t pay a lot of attention to the Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Jets match-up unless they happened to have Carson Palmer or Matt Forte on their fantasy football team. Last Thursday, the Cardinals earned their second win of the season after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 33-21. Two days later, the Pittsburgh Steelers had their way with the New York Jets, defeating them 31-13 at Heinz Field. As both the Jets and Cardinals got off to a rough start this season, one team will get a chance to use the momentum from Week 6 to turn things around before 2016 is a lost cause.

Matt Forte of the New York Jets [Image by Al Bello/Getty Images]

Week 6 Injury And Suspension Updates

According to the latest injury report from CBS Sports, the Arizona Cardinals had two players that didn’t practice on Saturday. Guard Mike Iupati is listed as doubtful with an ankle injury. Meanwhile, defensive tackle Ed Stinson is listed as out for this week’s Monday Night Football due to a toe injury.

For the New York Jets, as many as six players could end up missing the game against the Cardinals. Three players saw limited practice on Saturday and are listed as questionable for Week 6: center Nick Mangold (knee injury), cornerback Darrelle Revis (hamstring injury) and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle injury). Also listed as questionable are running back Brandon Wilds (knee injury) and defensive back Dexter McDougle (hamstring injury). Linebacker David Harris has been listed as doubtful after missing practice on Saturday due to a hamstring injury.

Top Fantasy Football Picks For The Jets And The Cardinals

According to standard fantasy football scoring provided by the NFL, Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer is projected to score 19.56 points, while New York QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is projected to earn 13.04 points. At running back, David Johnson (17.80 points) of the Cardinals is projected to outscore Jets running back Matt Forte (14.90 points), while NY receiver Brandon Marshall (13.80 points) is projected to just barely outperform Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (13.40 points). Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham (8.10 points) is an average choice in Week 6 for his position, while neither team’s kicker is expected to be a high fantasy-earner. The Arizona Cardinals defense (7.00 points) is projected to earn in the Top 5 among NFL squads in Week 6.


Vegas Odds: New York Jets At Arizona Cardinals

As reported by SB Nation, the Cardinals are a 7-point favorite as they host the Jets. The over/under for this week’s Monday Night Football is 46.5 points.

Where To Watch New York at Arizona

The NFL Week 6 match-up between the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals will air live from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The game will be televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes with coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST. For fans on the road, the game can also be heard on Westwood One Radio. The game is also available to stream online with a subscription to NFL Game Pass. As of Monday morning, tickets are still available to purchase for fans who want to see the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets live on Monday, October 17.

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