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WR Michael Floyd - Arizona Cardinals

6-3, 220Born: 11-27-1989College: Notre DameDrafted: Round 1, pick 13

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): Floyd's vertical game was limited by the sidelining of Carson Palmer, and it might take multiple weeks for Palmer to return from a nerve issue in his neck/shoulder. You have to hold Floyd, but it might be best to keep him on your bench until Palmer returns.

Week 3: vs San Francisco 49ers

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) said he wasn't close to playing in Week 2 against the New York Giants. He described his injury as a nerve in his right shoulder that is in deep sleep. Palmer suffered the injury in Week 1 when he went down on a running play, and he's not sure when he'll be able to return. 'They said my shoulder was stretched out and I landed on the nerve, shut the nerve down,' Palmer said. 'It's just one of those things you've just go to wait and hope it wakes up. There's no, 'it needs 48 hours. It needs six days, it needs 12 days. You just don't know.' QB Drew Stanton went 14-for-29 for 167 yards in his absence, with zero TDs or interceptions thrown - he was sacked four times for -25 yards by the Giants. Larry Fitzgerald (10 targets for 6/51/0) and Michael Floyd (six for 1/19/0) were the most-targeted receivers by Stanton, but Floyd failed to do much with his chances. John Carlson (three for 2/43/0) and John Brown (four for 3/28/0) contributed some key receiving yards to the effort last week. Last year, the 49ers were ranked seventh in the NFL averaging 221 net passing yards allowed per game, with 19 passing scores handed out over 16 games. They had 18 interceptions (tied for 10th in the NFL) and 38 sacks (tied for 18th) to their credit by year's end. Tony Romo was plagued by early interceptions in the season opener, but ended the day with 23/37 for 255 net passing yards, one TD and three interceptions (with three sacks taken for -26 yards). The 49ers' defense generated turnovers, but they were also generous with passing yards Week 1. In Week 2, Jay Cutler was limited to 23/34 for 170 net yards passing, but he had four TD strikes vs. zero interceptions thrown and took just one sack for -6 yards. To date the 49ers are 12th in the NFL averaging 212.5 net passing yards allowed per contest. Their defense has been uneven in the red zone so far, as you can see. Stanton did a credible job in his first start of the 2014 season - if he is under center again this week, he's got a neutral matchup to work with.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
1 vs SD 1 2 0 7 5 119 0 0
2 at NYG 0 0 0 6 1 19 0 0
3 vs SF PROJ-Dodds 1 * * 4 * * *
3 vs SF PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 4 * * *
3 vs SF PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs SD (7 / 5 / 119 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

While much of the focus, both defensively and with media/fan reaction, remained with Larry Fitzgerald, Floyd quietly had another fantastic game. He hauled in 5 of his 7 targets (a screen pass ended up being recorded as a run,) and amassed nearly 120 yards. His long of the night, a 63-yard reception on a deep post out of The Cardinals end zone, came with The Cardinals in a 2-TE set with both receivers (Fitzgerald and Floyd) bunched together at the top. Floyd separated easily, Palmer threw a perfect ball and a great tackle from the San Diego defensive back was all prevented a massive touchdown catch and run. So long as teams continue focusing on Fitzgerald, Floyd will put up monster numbers.

2014 Week 2 vs NYG (6 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)

Perhaps most affected by the Palmer injury, whom he has developed sensational chemistry with, Michael Floyd was mostly a nonfactor on Sunday catching just one pass despite being targeted six times. Stanton did take a few shots deep to Floyd, but both were thrown into double-coverage forcing Floyd to defend the ball as much as try and make a play on it. Hopefully another weeks worth of reps with Stanton will have Floyd back on track next week against the 49ers.

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Latest News

Cardinals | Michael Floyd hits century mark (Tue Sep 9, 01:55 AM) - Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd had a team-high five catches for a game-high 119 yards in the Week 1 game against the San Diego Chargers.

Our View: Floyd is a talented player who finished last year as the 23rd best fantasy receiver. This year, he should be able to easily break into the top-20. Floyd is a solid WR2/flex play each week.
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Schedule

3vs San Francisco 49ers
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5@ Denver Broncos
6vs Washington Redskins
7@ Oakland Raiders
8vs Philadelphia Eagles
9@ Dallas Cowboys
10vs St. Louis Rams
11vs Detroit Lions
12@ Seattle Seahawks
13@ Atlanta Falcons
14vs Kansas City Chiefs
15@ St. Louis Rams
16vs Seattle Seahawks
17@ San Francisco 49ers