WR Michael Floyd - Washington Redskins
|6-3, 220||Born: 11-27-1989||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2012|
Week 15: at Jacksonville Jaguars
FBG says: Great matchup. It's never easy to project a passing game that's decided to move on from Mark Sanchez. The 32-year-old journeyman stepped in for Alex Smith and Colt McCoy last week and was promptly benched after a horrid showing (6 of 14 for 38 yards and 2 interceptions). Fellow 32-year-old Josh Johnson took his place and will start going forward, and his second half was at least encouraging. Johnson completed 11 of his 16 throws for 195 yards, with 1 touchdown and 1 pick, and added a dynamic element on the ground. Still, optimism for this passing game must be kept firmly in check. Johnson has long been a practice squad guy, bouncing around several different rosters and attempting just 193 NFL passes. His Week 14 was a step up from Sanchez's, but he entered the game with a 40-0 deficit and faced tons of prevent defense down the stretch. Washington is shallow at receiver and will be even more so if Jordan Reed and Josh Doctson can't suit up Sunday. Jamison Crowder, Maurice Harris, and Vernon Davis would then lead the charge against Jalen Ramsey, A.J. Bouye, and the Jacksonville defense. With a week to prepare for Johnson and his torn-apart receiving corps, the Jaguars will come in with a massive advantage. It's hard to find any dynamism here, regardless of matchup, and Johnson is likely in for a brutal Sunday. The Jacksonville pass defense has lacked consistency and looked far less suffocating than last year's version. Still, it has all the makings of that dominant unit. There's tons of explosive talent throughout the pass rush and secondary, and quarterbacks rarely have a fun time navigating them. The Jaguars have been able to clamp down on some of 2018's top passers, including Deshaun Watson (12 of 24 for 139 and 1 touchdown), Ben Roethlisberger (27 of 47 for 314 and 2, with 3 picks), and Andrew Luck (33 of 52 for 248 and 1 interception). The pass rush has been inconsistent but tends to rise to the occasion, with 3 sacks of Luck 2 weeks ago and 4 against the Eagles' elite line in Week 8. And the cornerback duo remains stout, with A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey often playing shutdown roles on the outside. There are newfound cracks in this unit, particularly downfield tackling and the coverage by the safeties. But it's still strong enough to be generally feared in fantasy, and Josh Johnson looks like a sitting duck coming into this matchup.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Michael Floyd's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 14 vs NYG (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Michael Floyd was held to zero catches on two targets. As a bottom tier option in the passing game Michael Floyd will continue to be an inconsistent contributor.
2018 Week 13 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Michael Floyd had one catch for nine yards. He received an endzone target as well but a near sack threw the pass off target going directly into the air. Michael isn't a weekly contributor so his production usually fluctuates.
2018 Week 11 vs HOU (3 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Michael Floyd had three targets in this game and only came down with one for eighteen yards. As the passing game struggled in this game it would be difficult to make an impact as a 4th or 5th option.
2018 Week 10 vs TB (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Michael Floyd had very little impact on this game. He recorded two catches for fifteen yards. As a deep bench backup it is unlikely he was part of the gameplan versus Tampa Bay.
2018 Week 7 vs DAL (3 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Michael Floyd got more action today with a Paul Richardson out. He only had one catch for twenty yards. The passing game wasn't very productive today and didn't benefit second tier options.
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