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.
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Floyd puts in full practice Wednesday
Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (fingers) put in a full practice on Wednesday. He was limited all last week and then played just 9 snaps against the Saints. The full practice suggests that he's ready for a bigger role this weekend vs. the Bears. But he still figures to be 3rd in line for targets behind Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown. Fantasy owners should make Floyd earn his way into fantasy lineups.
Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (fingers) is active for today’s game against the Saints. It’s unclear how big a role he’ll play and how much trouble the finger issue will give him. Floyd is tough to trust in fantasy lineups today, despite a tasty matchup against a New Orleans secondary missing top CB Keenan Lewis.
Floyd expected to play Week 1
Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (fingers) is "poised to play" against the Saints today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Floyd badly dislocated 3 fingers 39 days ago. He put in 3 limited practices this week, but it's unclear how big a role he's ready for today. Floyd is a risky Week 1 fantasy option, despite a plus matchup. His availability is good news for QB Carson Palmer, though.
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Floyd questionable for Week 1
Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (fingers) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints. HC Bruce Arians labeled him a game-time decision but added that he's "optimistic." Cardinals-Saints doesn't kick off until 4:05 pm ET, though. And even if Floyd plays, there are questions about his role and effectiveness. He's a shaky WR3 with more downside than upside.
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Floyd will practice Wednesday
Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (fingers) will practice on Wednesday, according to HC Bruce Arians. It'll be Floyd's 1st official work since dislocating 3 fingers on August 5th. It looks like he's on track to play in Sunday's opener against the Saints. But it's unclear if the injury will be a problem, and Floyd figures to serve as Arizona's #3 WR. He's best left on fantasy benches in Week 1.