Three things fantasy players need to know about Saints at Cardinals

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - NFL on FOX sideline reporter Jen Hale shares three things fantasy players need to know about Sunday's Saints at Arizona Cardinals matchup in Glendale at 3:05 p.m.:

1. If you’re looking at fantasy options in Cardinal red this week – RB David Johnson has been a consistent force on the ground for Arizona. He earned 12 fantasy points last week. He’s the #1 running back in the league right now with 259 points. He’s a must start. WR Larry Fitzgerald is also always a good choice. He’s a major point earner as well with115 points on the season.

2. Sunday could be the perfect get-right game for QB Drew Brees. This is the first time since 2009 that Drew hasn’t had a passing touchdown in consecutive weeks. He could bounce back against the Cardinals who have allowed the 14th most points over the past four weeks. Brees is the second most valuable fantasy quarterback this season, just behind Aaron Rodgers.

3. The x-factor in this matchup: former LSU star FS Tyrann Mathieu! Will he return from that separated shoulder for Arizona this week? Mathieu has missed four out of the last five games for the Cardinals. But, he’d love nothing more than to make his return versus his hometown team.