ARIZONA CARDINALS

ESPN’s Moody: Arizona RB Keaontay Ingram has ‘huge fantasy potential’

May 17, 2022, 8:02 PM | Updated: 8:36 pm
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Among the Arizona Cardinals’ offensive additions in the 2022 NFL Draft was USC running back Keaontay Ingram.

And with Chase Edmonds off to Miami, Ingram has a chance to earn meaningful snaps in an offense that ranked 10th in rushing yards (122.2 per game) and touchdowns (23).

On top of his potential value on the depth chart, ESPN’s Eric Moody believes Ingram has major potential fantasy football upside in Year 1.

Keaontay Ingram, RB, Arizona Cardinals. Ingram replaces Chase Edmonds, who averaged 13.3 touches last year and signed with the Dolphins during the offseason. With his rushing and receiving skills, Ingram can help Arizona fill this void. James Conner was re-signed after a fantastic 2021 season, but Ingram may have huge fantasy potential in 2022 given Conner’s injury history.

Ingram finished with 911 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 5.8 yards per carry as a Senior at USC last season. He also added 156 receiving yards on 22 catches.

Although Moody was a fan of the Ingram selection, ESPN’s Field Yates was not jumping for joy at the team’s second-round selection of tight end Trey McBride.

Arizona traded away its first-round pick for former Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise Brown and still had a few positions of need heading into Round 2.

But instead of adding another pass rusher or cornerback, Arizona opted to give quarterback Kyler Murray another weapon in McBride.

McBride finished his four-year career at Colorado State with 2,100 yards and 10 touchdowns on 164 catches.

TE Trey McBride to the Cardinals at No. 55. Candidly, my answer would be none of the picks. These teams work around the clock for a full year to get to draft weekend, and while it’s obvious that not all picks will work out, I can largely understand the “why” behind them. McBride was clearly the top tight end in this year’s class, but the reason I chose him here is that Arizona ran more sets with at least four receivers on the field than any other team in the NFL last year and made a steep investment in Zach Ertz. Unless the Cardinals are planning to evolve into a more two-tight end-heavy team, McBride might have to wait for playing time.

Aside from Ertz, Maxx Williams could be another name fighting for playing time, though, it’s unclear if he’ll be ready. The tight end is coming off a season-ending knee injury and is in the process of rehabbing. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters after the McBride selection that a timetable for Williams’ return was not known.

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