Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals
|WR - #13||53.88||ARI||Active||3 years||24||6'2||220||@MichaelMFloyd|
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jul-25-2014 by Brad Kruse
2014 BREAKOUT PLAYER: Floyd was picked by the FFToolbox Pros as the 2014 Fantasy Breakout Player. He should outperform the legend Larry Fitzgerald.
PROMISING: Michael Floyd took a step forward last year, improving from 45 receptions, 562 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie to 65 catches 1,041 yards and five touchdowns in 2013. His yards per catch increased from 12.5 to 16.0. Some of this improvement could be associated with the upgrade to Carson Palmer. It should also be attributed to Larry Fitzgerald taking him under his wing. Floyd is at his physical peak and Arizona's system has improved dramatically. At a bare minimum, his numbers should stay the same, but the consensus out there suggests he will improve again and possibly overtake Fitzgerald as the Cardinals' best receiver. If you can get him at the beginning of the fifth round or later, that would be a tremendous value. He is being drafted as the WR18 with a 43.89 ADP.
Editor's note: It shouldn't be a surprise if Floyd overtakes Fitzgerald. Floyd will see less coverage to start the season and Fitzgerald is being asked to play inside more, which typically means more short to intermediate routes. This leaves more big plays down the field for Floyd on the outside.
Still waiting for the nerve in his right shoulder to wake up, Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer has been unable to practice this week and will not start Sunday when the Cardinals face the San Francisco 49ers. Instead, Drew Stanton will get the nod for the second straight week.
Stanton was 14-of-29 for only 167 yards in Week 2 versus the New York Giants. He didn't throw a touchdown or interceptionFantasy Analysis:
It's hard to say at this point what's going on with that shoulder of Carson Palmer's. Reports earlier in the week made it sound like he could play this week -- or never again. It's an issue with a nerve that just needs to "wake up" before he can throw. So, it will be Stanton again.
Stanton has been around the block but is not someone to use in fantasy leagues. His use really hurts the value of WRs Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. Expect the Cardinals to rely heavily on RB Andre Ellington to try to survive until Palmer is back in the saddle.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/20 - Cardinals QB Carson Palmer ruled out; Drew Stanton to start
9/5 - Report: Cardinals RB Andre Ellington could miss 4-6 weeks or longer
Latest References to Michael Floyd on FFToolbox:
- 2014 Fantasy Breakout No. 2 Wide Receivers
- 2014 Team Outlook: Arizona Cardinals
- 2014 Fantasy Football Breakout Sleepers
2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|4.07||SiriusXM - Fantasy Exec - The Cards passing game will improve in the 2nd season in Arians system, Floyd will benefit the most|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|4.03||Draft Sharks - I'm targeting this guy in the 4th round of all my drafts. Floyd was a top 16 fantasy WR over the 2nd half of last season. I expect him to finish even higher in 2014.|
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