If Fitzgerald is sidelined for the first time in 110 games, the Cardinals would be losing 24.9 percent of their passing yards. And no Fitzgerald would be a blow to Arizona’s mid-range passing game and would take away most of the Cardinals’ production on passes to the right side outside the numbers.
Through 10 games, according to ESPN Stats & Information, Fitzgerald has 248 yards on plays 11-20 yards -- a team-high by 91 yards.
Fitzgerald has also caught 27 passes for 426 yards on the right side of the field.
He was listed as a game-time decision by Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on Friday after Fitzgerald missed his third-straight practice with a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee.
Fitzgerald leads the team with 46 receptions and 658 yards, and is on pace for his seventh 1,000-yard season.
Fitzgerald has 122 yards on plays up to 10 yards, the second most on the team behind Andre Ellington's 124. The Cardinals wouldn’t feel his loss as much in the deep game. On plays of 21 yards or longer, Fitzgerald leads Arizona with 288 yards, but Michael Floyd is second with 248 and John Brown third with 245. Even Ellington has added 142 yards.
Fitzgerald hasn’t been the main source of offense on the left side of the field on plays of any distance. Brown leads the Cardinals with 23 passes for 334 yards outside of the left numbers. Floyd has 171 yards and Fitzgerald has 165.
However, Fitzgerald has a team-high 67 yards between the hash marks.