We don't usually put much stock in spring puff pieces, but there's been a buzz about Cardinals WR Michael Floyd over the past couple weeks. QB Carson Palmer recently added to that. “The way Mike Floyd is playing just jumped out at me," Palmer said. “I have very high expectations for Mike this year." Floyd broke out for a 65-1,041-5 line last year. Just entering his 3rd NFL season, he's capable of even more in 2014.
No timetable for Floyd's return
Cardinals WR Michael Floyd admitted Tuesday that there's no concrete timetable for his return. "Taking it day-by-day," he added. “I hope no games (missed), but we’ll see how I feel.” Floyd dislocated his fingers so badly that they were reportedly protruding from his palm. It sounds like a nasty and uncommon injury, so it's no surprise that there isn't an exact date set for Floyd's return. For now, consider him questionable for Week 1. WR John Brown will soak up 1st-team reps in the meantime.
Floyd has finger injury
Cardinals WR Michael Floyd has 3 dislocated fingers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He's expected to be sidelined 3-5 weeks. The longer end of that timeline bumps right up against the season opener. Floyd's availability and effectiveness beyond that is a question mark considering fingers are pretty darn important to WRs. Floyd is coming off a disappointing 44th-place PPR finish, and his role in a crowded WR corps was in question heading into 2015. This injury won't help his cause. Meanwhile, Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown are now locked in as Arizona's top 2 WRs until Floyd returns. Both guys are capable of playing well enough to keep Floyd 3rd on the depth chart even when he's back to 100%.