Michael Floyd showed signs during his rookie year that warranted him being drafted 13th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. But now in year two, the Cardinals will look for more consistency. But what should Fantasy Football owners expect from Floyd this year?
For one, Floyd has great size at 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds. He also has excellent hands as evidence from his 271 catches in four years at Notre Dame. He struggled to find consistency in his rookie year because of his attitude and needing the time to get used to the playbook.
But Floyd is due to breakout in 2013 and he is being seriously undervalued in Fantasy Football drafts. After only having multiple catches once in the first seven games of the season, Floyd broke out in the second half of the year including a Week 17 stat line of eight catches and 166 yards.
Currently, Floyd ranks 44th on ESPNs Fantasy Football Rankings and he sits behind guys like Vincent Brown, Chris Givens, Denarius Moore and Emmanuel Sanders. Floyd could easily become a top-25 receiver by the end of the year for a few reasons: The addition of Carson Palmer gives the Cardinals a capable quarterback for the first time in years. This will help Floyd’s game and also bring more attention and double teams to Larry Fitzgerald, giving Floyd ample opportunities to strike.
Floyd’s current average draft position (ADP) sits at 110 according to Draft Wizard. If you take the chance on Floyd in the top 100, it will surely pay off.