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Michael Floyd running with the starters
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Monday, November 5, 2012, 1:43pm
He may be worth a pickup and stash in deep leagues, but it's tough to envision a situation where you feel confident starting the Cardinals 3rd receiving option.
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 1:26pm
He only saw two targets, catching one for touchdown. Still, it's a good sign that he's getting on the field more. The targets will come.
Friday, September 14, 2012, 1:15pm
While Cardinals WR Andre Roberts hasn’t always popped statistically, coach Ken Whisenhunt said the staff has seen plenty from Roberts to impress them. From the outside there was an assumption rookie Michael Floyd would jump right into the lineup, but not with what the Cards saw from Roberts.
“We saw the way he worked, the progress he was making,” Whisenhunt said. “Last year there were a lot of times when he won on a route and whether the read didn’t take (the QB) there or whatever happened, he didn’t get the ball. You recognize those things. When you do something like he does, being unselfish, working in the run game, you get a lot of respect for that.”
Whisenhunt noted Roberts’ ability to block in the run game, something he has an appreciation for after coaching receiver Hines Ward in Pittsburgh.
“(Hines) sets the standard and I see a lot of that in Andre,” Whisenhunt said. “That’s pretty high praise for a young guy like Andre, but I think it’s pretty accurate.”
In his last 10 games, Roberts posted 43-507-3 which projects to 69-811-4.8 (WR31 numbers in PPR). He should be owned in virtually all 12 team PPR formats.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 12:02pm
Four days before the regular-season opener, Andre Roberts remains listed as a starter on the outside. The Cardinals list Michael Floyd as a backup. Undrafted rookie Laron Byrd has arguably outperformed Floyd to this point. It's early -- far too early to worry about Floyd -- but the Cardinals' plans for Floyd and Roberts might not take full effect in Week 1.
It's safe to say that the Cardinals were expecting more from a player they picked #13 overall. In the final 9 games of 2011, Roberts posted 38-453-2 which projects to 68-805-3.6 (WR33 numbers in PPR).
Saturday, August 4, 2012, 9:20am
“Arizona's biggest perceived offensive need was a complementary receiver to Larry Fitzgerald. Floyd certainly fills that void as a big, physical playmaker with outstanding hands and ball skills. He has been one of the standouts in camp, and Cardinals coaches are raving about his ability to contribute in the passing game. Although he has not earned the starting nod at this point, Floyd is a fixture on the outside in the Cardinals' four-receiver sets, giving opponents the unenviable task of matching up with two big receivers in spread formations. If he can continue to develop at a rapid pace throughout camp, there is no reason why Floyd couldn't tally 50-plus receptions as a rookie.”
Monday, July 30, 2012, 1:25pm
The winner of this battle has potential QB2 value on your fantasy team, and should be available late in drafts. Obviously Larry Fitzgerald is a world-class WR, but waiting in the wings is first-round pick Michael Floyd, who should eventually take over as the WR2, even though he's listed as fourth on the WR depth chart.
Sunday, July 22, 2012, 8:37am
Len Pasquarelli of The Sports Xchange confirms that Cardinals rookie WR Michael Floyd has been slow to adjust to the work ethic of the pro game and is expected to open training camp no better than fourth on the depth chart.
Teammate Larry Fitzgerald called Floyd out via Twitter last week when the rookie failed to show up to his summer camp. Floyd eventually did report to Fitzgerald’s camp, which has led to well-publicized breakout seasons for a number of NFL players, but Fitzgerald remarked that the rookie was having a hard time with his conditioning.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 3:42pm
Cardinals beat writer Kent Somers talked about the team's WRs:
Is Andre Roberts likely to keep his starting job?
My guess is yes. Coaches think he's developed into a good player and that his statistics last year (51 rec., 586 yards, two touchdowns) were more a reflection of problems at quarterback.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 11:30am
The temptation to bolster the expectations for Michael Floyd is no doubt hard to resist but word is the Cardinals’ coaching staff appears determined to stay true to form regarding the use of rookies and allow their first-round wideout to develop at his own pace. While the long TD pass that Floyd hauled in at the Cardinals’ FanFest evening practice probably ranks as the team’s offseason highlight up to now, we hear he probably will enter training camp as the No. 4 wideout behind good buddy and heartfelt mentor Larry Fitzgerald, Early Doucet and Andre Roberts. “They couldn’t be happier with his work ethic,” one daily team observer said of Floyd, who apparently balked initially when the team decided to trim his practice time because of a strained quad. “The people at Notre Dame really praised that part of his game. Ideally, though, I think he could stand to lose a few pounds before camp starts.”
We're not terribly bullish on Floyd's upside this year given the QB situation in Arizona and the competition he has from the more experienced (and capable) Roberts and Doucet.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 1:40pm
Cardinals beat writer Darren Urban on the team's WR situation: "I think Michael Floyd will play an important role for this team, and Early Doucet will play. But if you don’t know by now the level of confidence the coaching staff has in Andre Roberts with his play after last season, you haven’t been paying attention."