WR Michael Floyd - Arizona Cardinals
|6-3, 220||Born: 11-27-1989||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: Round 1, pick 13|
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Nov 23): Floyd was unable to practice last week due to his injured hamstring, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as questionable to play on Friday.
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 23): Floyd's hamstring caused him to miss Week 11, and we know how these can go for wide receivers, including his teammate John Brown. Even if Floyd is back to face San Francisco, he won't be a trustworthy start this week.
Week 12: at San Francisco 49ers
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 10 vs SEA (9 / 7 / 113 / 2 rec)
Just as he has finally started to truly gain steam in this offense, it is a shame an injury may set Michael Floyd back a bit again. Prior to that hamstring pull late in the fourth quarter- the severity of which is still unknown- Floyd was having an absolutely monster game, beating both Seahawk cornerbacks for deep scores and consistently moving the chains on his other catches. Floyd worked the sidelines expertly all night, using his big frame and long stride to gain separation deep throughout the night. Floyd has improved week-to-week since returning from his preseason injury, finally becoming a significant target in the offense, so hopefully the hamstring injury won't end up being too severe.
2015 Week 8 vs CLE (8 / 4 / 106 / 1 rec)
For those who have remained supportive of Michael Floyd through his tumultuous last two seasons, Sunday's game felt like vindication. Floyd was downright dominant, amassing over 100 yards on four receptions, including a 60-yard score. What does not show in the box score is how much bigger Floyd's day could have been. On the Cardinals second drive of the game, Floyd was overthrown on a deep ball in which he'd easily beat his defender and likely would have resulted in an 80+ yard touchdown, while having another score (on an incredible one-handed catch,) taken away from him at the end of the half due to an illegal shift penalty. The breakout was no doubt in part due to John Brown's absence, providing more targets for Floyd, but seems also to be the culmination of several weeks of close-but-not-quite build up for Floyd. If Floyd can continue this impressive, play through the second-half of the season, the Cardinals passing attack could somehow become even better. A truly scare notion for opposing defenses.
2015 Week 7 vs BAL (4 / 3 / 59 / 1 rec)
Each week Floyd continues to better find his footing within this offense, as Palmer has continued to target him with more frequency and the coaching staff better scheming ways to get him involved. While last week's game against the Steelers-Floyd's best of the season- still featured more close misses, Monday's game was finally about conversions for Floyd. Floyd caught three of his four targets, including a short touchdown and a 33-yard catch that immediately preceded Chris Johnson's touchdown run. Having provided a crucial block on that touchdown run, Floyd's contribution to the team's first scoring drive was immense. While this type of balance in the receiving distribution may put fantasy owners in a tough spot as the season progresses, it is also what will ultimately allow the Cardinals to maintain one of the league's best passing attacks all season long.
2015 Week 6 vs PIT (8 / 5 / 50 / 1 rec)
Even in Floyd's good games-and this was by far his best of the season- he still finds ways to frustrate. Floyd was targeted 8 times, with three of those coming in the end zone for his most significant offensive involvement all year. The results were mixed at best. Floyd's touchdown featured a gorgeous stutter-step at the line to gain immediate separation from his defender and he made a spectacular catch on a 3rd-down conversion. These are the plays many have been waiting for Floyd to begin making. However, they were not without their faults either. On that same 3rd-down conversion, Floyd stopped his route forcing the great catch instead of a relatively routine play. Floyd later missed out on two other touchdowns, both perfect passes from Palmer, by first committing a (very questionable,) offensive pass interference penalty, then failing to get both feet in bounds on a boundary throw. A third touchdown failure came on a clearly blown defensive pass interference call, but on a play Floyd very much still could have made. The consistency, quite simply, still is not there for Floyd and its fair to wonder if it ever will be.
2015 Week 5 vs DET (3 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Floyd was essentially a non-factor on Sunday, with all three of his targets coming late in the game, and two of them with Palmer already out. Floyd looked to be gaining steam with consecutive weeks with strong involvement in the game plan, so we'll see if this was more due to the offenses' overall volume of plays, or more in line with his pecking order in the offense.
2015 Week 4 vs STL (7 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)
All signs continue to point up for Floyd, as he seems both fully recuperated from his preseason hand injury, as well as fully reintegrated into the offense. Floyd looked crisper in his routes on Sunday and his timing with Carson Palmer appeared much improved. Floyd was finding continual success working outside the numbers on intermediate routes. What seems to be holding Floyd back most are the number of other offensive weapons on the team and a bit of bad luck. Last week against the 49s, Floyd had a spectacular 40+ yard catch called back on a holding penalty. This week, the Cardinals were unable to convert the pass interference penalty he drew in the end zone into a touchdown, and then saw another deep interference penalty Floyd drew negated due to an offensive holding penalty. His role in the offense is increasing, as well as the end zone attempts, but with all three receivers healthy, and Ellington due back any week, it may take several weeks to settle on any sort of consistent offensive distribution.
2015 Week 3 vs SF (5 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Despite the nearly nonexistent stat-line, there were plenty of positive elements to take away from Floyd's game on Sunday. He tied for the second most targets, with three of his five in the end zone and two on consecutive fade-routes from the red zone. He also made a highlight worthy catch on a 40+yard, throw out-jumping two defenders only to have it called back on a holding penalty. With only one ball to go around, Fitzgerald's dominance may prevent Floyd from having the breakout season many anticipated, but Sunday was actually a strong step towards reintegrating him into the offense.
2015 Week 2 vs CHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Floyd is still slowly working his way back from his preseason hand injury, and finding his role in the offense. He was not targeted on Sunday, which is not terribly surprising considering Fitzgerald's herculean effort, but he showed good effort when run blocking and should continue to see his role expand as the weeks go on.
2015 Week 1 vs NO (1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
After missing nearly all of training camp and preseason with a hand injury, Floyd was gently worked back into action Sunday. He only had one reception on the day, early in the first quarter, and did not play at all in the 4th. This was mostly by design, his conditioning and timing in the offense is not where it needs to be, but now that he is healthy, those things should not take long to fall back into place. It will take a few weeks for him to find his place in the offense again, but expectations were high before the injury, and his quick recovery allows for optimism to remain high.
Latest NewsCardinals | Three Cardinals limited (Wed Nov 25, 07:38 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WRs Larry Fitzgerald (ankle), Michael Floyd (hamstring) and RB Chris Johnson (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25. Our View: It should be a nice week for the Cardinals offense. Make sure any of these three are in your lineup this week against the 49ers.
link to story Cardinals | Michael Floyd back at practice (Wed Nov 25, 02:30 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) is practicing Wednesday, Nov. 25. link to story Cardinals | Arizona inactives for Week 11 (Sun Nov 22, 07:29 PM) - Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Barkley, OG Jonathan Cooper (knee), WR Michael Floyd (hamstring), OT D.J. Humphries, CB Robert Nelson Jr., DT Cory Redding and LB Shaquille Riddick were inactive for Week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals. link to story Cardinals | Michael Floyd inactive for SNF (Sun Nov 22, 07:26 PM) - Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) is inactive for the Week 11 game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to his hamstring injury. link to story Cardinals | Michael Floyd listed as questionable (Sun Nov 22, 10:23 AM) - The Arizona Cardinals are not optimistic about the status of WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) for Week 11's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is officially listed on the team's injury report as questionable. Our View: Jaron Brown should be available on your waiver wire as a late plug-in if you need him. Even if Floyd is active, it is not advisable to start him.
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