Fantasy Football Week 12 Dark Horse Sleeper: Michael Floyd
Michael Floyd had the best game of the season, and his career, in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had six catches for 193 yards and a touchdown. He entered that game with a banged up shoulder and was questionable all week. That didn’t bother Floyd as he was able to play exceptionally well with the injury.
This week is the same thing. He was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but was a full participant in Friday’s practice and is listed as probable. The Arizona Cardinals would love to have Floyd on the field in Week 12. They play the Indianapolis Colts, one of the worst fantasy defenses against wide receivers.
Carson Palmer constantly looks for Floyd, sometimes more than Larry Fitzgerald. Palmer targeted Floyd 10 times last week and Fitzgerald nine times. Floyd is only 10 targets behind Fitz on the season. Floyd is averaging 9.8 yards per target, so owners are hoping Palmer keeps on feeding him.
The Colts have allowed 11 touchdowns to opposing wide receivers in the last six weeks; they have given up 12 all season. With Fitzgerald as the No. 1 target, the Colts will double team the veteran leaving Palmer to rely on the former first-round pick. However, that’s not a bad thing. Floyd has outscored Fitzgerald 37-24 in the last three games.
Floyd is owned in about 68 percent of ESPN leagues, and with no successful run game in Arizona he will see plenty of targets. If he’s available in your league, he’s worth a roster spot. He’ll be much better served than a Cecil Shorts or Greg Jennings. While he won’t match his Week 11 totals, expect to see 80-90 yards and a score.
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