Michael Floyd nabbed three of eight targets for 37 yards in Sunday's NFC championship loss to Carolina.
Floyd was hampered by injuries for much of the season, but was still able to come on strong during the season's second half, putting together five 100-yard games between Weeks 9 and 16. Fantasy owners have been waiting for the young receiver to take the next step in his evolution after consistently good-but-not-great seasons in recent years. If he manages to stay healthy, Floyd has given plenty of reasons why he could break out in 2016, a contract year.
Michael Floyd secured three of seven targets for 26 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 26-20 divisional round overtime victory over the Packers.
While he was overshadowed by fellow wideout Larry Fitzgerald, Floyd's knack for making every catch count stood out Saturday and was key to the victory. The four-year pro's go-ahead nine-yard reception late in the fourth quarter resulted from his alert grab of a Carson Palmer pass that deflected off Fitzgerald a few yards in front of Floyd. The Notre Dame product had also opened the scoring in the first quarter with an eight-yard touchdown grab that capped off an 11-play, 42-yard drive. Floyd's outstanding size and speed will undoubtedly be a significant part of the Cardinals' offensive attack in the NFC Championship Game.
Michael Floyd (knee) wasn't listed on the Cardinals' injury report Wednesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
Floyd's activity level was affected in advance of the regular season finale due to a knee injury, and despite receiving 44 of 58 offensive snaps, he was contained to one reception (on four targets) for 16 yards in the Cardinals' 36-6 loss to the Seahawks. One week prior, though, he touched up the Packers for six catches and 111 yards, which he'll attempt to replicate on Saturday night.
Hindered by a knee injury last week, Floyd corralled just one of four targets for 16 yards, ringing in with the fifth-most receiving output among Arizona's options. The outing mimicked his early-season performances, when he was easing into action due to dislocated fingers, but Seattle's utter domination of Sunday's contest may have spurred a vanilla game plan in what was a potential NFC Championship Game matchup. With a bye week imminent, he'll look to extend regular season success into the second playoff game of his career in the divisional round.
Michael Floyd (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Seahawks, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Despite turning in just one limited practice this week, Floyd will be among Carson Palmer's typical targets in Week 17. The development backs up head coach Bruce Arians' contention that the Cardinals would be full go with home-field advantage on the line. However, a victory must coincide with a Panthers defeat to the Buccaneers, meaning Arians could pull Floyd if he takes part in scoreboard watching.
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