24-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Arizona Cardinals
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
While Floyd might not overtake Larry Fitzgerald in targets this year, he could easily out-produce him. Despite seeing only 112 passes thrown his way, Floyd was the only Cardinals receiver to crack 1,0...
Michael Floyd Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $9.97 million deal (all of which is guaranteed) with the Cardinals in June of 2012.
Floyd hauled in all three passes thrown his way for 47 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown, during Sunday's victory at Oakland.
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Michael Floyd: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Despite averaging 7.2 targets per game, the Cardinals' unsettled QB situation through five contests has brought associated randomness to Floyd's week-to-week production. He salvaged a four-catch, 47-yard outing Sunday against Washington by gathering in a touchdown, when a comfortable presence, Carson Palmer (shoulder), was under center. Because Floyd's injury came out of nowhere, though, his activity level as the week continues will be of keen interest to his owners.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)With their next preseason game Sunday versus the Bengals, the Cardinals are more or less on a schedule representative of the regular season. Although Floyd's participation is a positive sign for his availability this weekend, his recovering groin likely has to improve each day in order to achieve active status. Even if he fails to take the field, there's little worry regarding his ability to play in Week 1.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Coach Bruce Arians is more than displeased with some of his mainstays like Floyd taking residence in the training room, but groin concerns can linger, so it was likely the prudent approach to ensure the wideout avoided a setback. If he makes the requisite progress in drills this week, there's a possibility that Floyd will play in the Cardinals' third preseason outing, which normally affords starters about a half of play. In any case, he appears poised to be healthy once the regular season kicks off on Sept. 8 versus the Chargers.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
It's unclear why the Cardinals drafted Floyd No. 13 overall and then kept him on the sidelines for so much of the year. When they finally did turn him loose, the results weren't especially impressive other than a Week 17 game against the Niners in which he caught a Hail Mary. But the quarterbacking was so horrible in Arizona that Floyd's poor efficiency numbers (6.5 YPT) have to be graded on a sliding scale. Consider that superstar Larry Fitzgerald posted a miserable 5.1 YPT on that team, and Andre Roberts' 6.7 YPT was also below par. There are three reasons for optimism for Floyd in particular and the Arizona passing game in general this year: (1) They shored up their abysmal offensive line by drafting guard Jonathan Cooper; (2) They traded for a NFL-caliber quarterback, albeit one past his prime, in Carson Palmer; and (3) they fired Ken Whisenhunt, who buried Floyd from the start. At 6-3, 220, Floyd is a huge target and also has good speed (4.47 40) for a player his size. Fitzgerald is still likely to dominate the targets, but there's a good chance Floyd sees more looks than Roberts, and the Cardinals lack pass-catching backs and quality receiving tight ends to siphon off production. Finally, new head coach Bruce Arians was a former wide receiver coach in Pittsburgh (and interim head coach for the pass-happy Colts last year), so we're likely to see a renewed emphasis on the passing game.
The 13th overall pick in this yearís draft, Floyd finds himself in a favorable situation in Arizona. Given the teamís lack of quality depth at wide receiver, Floyd has a chance to start opposite Larry Fitzgerald out of the gate. That means a lot of single coverage and a fair number of targets on a team that doesnít throw much to its backs or tight ends. At 6-3, 220, and running a 4.47 40, Floyd is an athletic playmaker and solid route-runner. Heís got good hands and excellent ball skills, a problem for smaller defenders. Heís also tough to bring down after the catch. Of course, Andre Roberts and Early Doucet are still around, so Floyd isnít a lock to start right away, and neither quarterback vying for the job Ė Kevin Kolb or John Skelton Ė is above average.