Andy Isabella Fantasy Football Outlook Following 59-Yard TD Against the Raiders in Preseason Week 2
Fans of the Arizona Cardinals had little to cheer about Monday night. After an impressive debut, Kyler Murray struggled in Week 2 of the preseason, completing 3-of-8 passes for 12 yards, averaging 1.5 yards per attempt.
The lone bright spot, however, was Cardinals' second-round pick Andy Isabella, who caught a 59-yard TD.
Isabella was drafted to be a big-play threat, and he looked like one last night, flashing blazing speed and the strength to fight through contact. He was also wildly productive in college at UMass, racking up 3,519 receiving yards and 32 total touchdowns over his final three collegiate seasons. However, last night was a bit of a mixed bag for his fantasy value.
On one hand, the catch was certainly impressive. On the other, it's a red flag that he didn't suit up with the starters, and was still on the field late into the fourth quarter. He missed a lot of training camp due to injuries, so Arizona could just be bringing him along slowly, but it'll be important to monitor his usage next week.
Isabella is currently being drafted as WR80, so it's safe to say you can grab him late. He also doesn't appear to have too much competition for snaps in Arizona with Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk as the most-proven wide receivers ahead of him.
Right now, Isabella is little more than a late-round sleeper. However, if he earns real playing time with the starters in Week 3, Isabella could become an intriguing target in what looks to be a fast-paced, high-octane Cardinals offense.
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