Michael Floyd, WR, Cardinals
|WR - #13||43.84||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.
ESPN's Josh Weinfuss reports that Michael Floyd has been one of the 'talks of camp.' The third year wide receiver out of Notre Dame has impressed everyone. Carson Palmer has nothing but good things to say about Floyd and how he uses his size and speed to overpower cornerbacks. Floyd reportedly scored twice in camp, once over Patrick Peterson and once over Justin Bethel. Floyd tallied in a 1,041 yard season last year with five touchdowns. If he continues to improve, his ADP of 64 will continue to rise.Fantasy Analysis:
Before the year started I had high hopes for Floyd. Lining up opposite of Larry Fitzgerald gives you many opportunities and Floyd simply takes advantage of those. Last season he was targeted 112 times, but only recorded 65 receptions. I can easily see Floyd reaching the 80 reception mark this season if he continues to impress. Palmer seems to be building a very good relationship with Floyd and it can only improve in their second year together. I would draft Floyd as a WR2 with WR1 upside.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/30 - Arizona WR Michael Floyd impressing in camp
7/28 - Cardinals rookie WR John Brown can't be covered
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2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|10.03||FFToolbox - Scott Atkins - My sleeper WR of 2013. Carson Palmer will throw much more than any combination of QBs in Arizona last season. While Fitz will command the ball, Floyd has a chance to be the sidekick in an offense that will have to throw the ball to stay competitive. He showed signs of great improvement late season and all words out of camp point to big things in 2013.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|8.12||FFToolbox - My sleeper WR of 2013. Floyd goes from not draftable to a Top 25 WR this year with Carson Palmer. You can count on him as your WR3 all year long.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|8.08||FFToolbox -Scott - I think 8th-9th round definitely qualifies as a sleeper and Michael Floyd is my sleeper WR2 of the year. Pedigree+talent+opportunity = Fantasy Breakout potential. Carson Palmer and the lack of a real run game means big things for Arizona's passing game this year and while Fitz will command the ball, Floyd makes for a great second read in the passing game. Top 25 season coming for Michael Floyd.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
|8.05||DraftSharks - Floyd didn't do a whole lot as a rookie, but Bruce Arians has had a lot of nice things to say about him since taking over the head job this offseason. Floyd took over a starting role in team workouts and gets a boost from the attention necessarily paid to Larry Fitzgerald. This tall speedster brings loads of 2013 upside.|
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