Michael Floyd Fantasy News

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Cardinals WR John Brown (illness, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 13. He’s still dealing with leg soreness stemming from his sickle-cell trait. If he’s out, it will free up snaps and targets for Michael Floyd and J.J. Nelson.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. He could be in line for starter’s snaps if John Brown doesn’t play.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Brown looks iffy for Week 13, though the return to practice is a good sign. If he is out, look for Michael Floyd and J.J. Nelson to see more consistent snaps against Washington.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Floyd could see extra work this week with John Brown dealing with a sore leg.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Cardinals WR John Brown (illness) did not practice Wednesday. Brown looks iffy for Week 13. If he is out, look for Michael Floyd and J.J. Nelson to see more consistent snaps against Washington.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Floyd could see extra work this week with John Brown dealing with a sore leg.

Cardinals WR John Brown still dealing with symptoms of sickle-cell trait

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 10:02am

Arizona Sports - [Full Article]

Cardinals receiver John Brown left the Sunday game against the Atlanta Falcons due to a hamstring injury, and head coach Bruce Arians said Monday the starter suffered from the same issues caused from a sickle-cell trait that kept him out of one game this year.

John Brown had just a great week of practice, a great first half,” Arians said on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s Bickley and Marotta show. “We got him going to a bunch of specialists today.”

“That’s the one that’s so baffling,” Arians said Monday. “It’s not really a pull. Whatever the blood issue he has the legs tighten up.”

Related players: Michael Floyd, J.J. Nelson

Fantasy Impact:

Brown looks iffy for Week 13. If he is out, look for Michael Floyd and J.J. Nelson to see more consistent snaps against Washington.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 12. Floyd suffered a hamstring injury in practice. If he sits this week, John Brown and J.J. Nelson would see a bump in snaps and become Sneaky Starts in a nice matchup against the Falcons.

Cards using J.J. Nelson as their WR2

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 3:58pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

On Friday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said it himself: Wide receiver J.J. Nelson will continue to be the No. 2 receiver behind Larry Fitzgerald.

“We have about three to four different packages with those guys,” Arians said. “It’s nice to have four healthy guys that are ready to roll.”

While both Michael Floyd and John Brown -- the next two receivers on the Cardinals’ depth chart -- might be healthy, they haven’t been productive lately. And certainly not as productive as Nelson.

Fantasy Impact:

Nelson leads the Cardinals in receiving in their past two games with 163 yards. Fitzgerald is second with 144. Floyd and Brown have combined for 114 yards during the past two games.
As long as Nelson keeps catching passes, he’ll continue getting looks. Fitzgerald said this week he was impressed with Nelson’s pass-catching ability and how he’s been able to marry his natural speed with good hands. While the Cardinals wait for Floyd to find his groove and Brown to return to form after being diagnosed as a carrier of the sickle-cell trait, they can rely on Nelson to help fill the void.

Cards Beat: WR J.J. Nelson waiting in the wings

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 4:11pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

We know that Larry Fitzgerald will play the most snaps of any Arizona wide receiver, and close to all of the Cardinals’ offensive snaps. And we know that Michael Floyd is questionable with a hamstring injury and John Brown is also questionable as the team continues to figure out how he’s responding to his health issues related to carrying the sickle-cell trait.

They are the Cardinals’ top three receivers. With Jaron Brown shelved for the rest of the year, that leaves J.J. Nelson as the next healthy option. So if Floyd and/or Brown can play, Arians will work them in as much as he can and as much as they can go, leaving Nelson as a reliable next option.

“He’s made great strides,” Arians said. “J.J. has to stay away from those injuries. The shoulder last year and then this year the hand, and then he broke his finger. He’s going to be a dynamite player. He’s just got to stay healthy.”

Fantasy Impact:

Nelson is getting closer and closer to playing a significant role in this offense as the injuries continue to affect the position for the Cards. Depending on how things fall this week, he could be anywhere from a WR2 to a WR4. He may be worth grabbing off the wire, at least to stash, if you're looking for help at the position.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 8. If Floyd can’t play, look for J.J. Nelson to play 80% or more of the snaps against the Panthers. He caught three passes for 84 yards against the Seahawks and will be a Sneaky Start in an easier matchup against the Panthers. The Cardinals play early on Sunday.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:49pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. If Floyd can’t play, look for J.J. Nelson to play 80% or more of the snaps against the Panthers. He caught three passes for 84 yards against the Seahawks and will be a Sneaky Start in an easier matchup against the Panthers.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:04pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. If Floyd can’t play, look for J.J. Nelson to play 80% or more of the snaps against the Panthers. He caught three passes for 84 yards against the Seahawks.

Cardinals will have decision to make at WR

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:58pm

AZCardinals.com - [Full Article]

If everyone currently on the roster is healthy, the Cardinals could get away with not making another receiver the 53rd player on the roster. But that’s the question.

Michael Floyd should play this week, but he had to play through hamstring issues against the Seahawks. John Brown should be back at practice, but his sickle-cell problem gives at least a little pause. That leaves Larry Fitzgerald, J.J. Nelson and Brittan Golden.

Again, if Floyd and Brown are OK, then you’re OK. But the Cards might want to cover themselves too.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said the Cards didn't make a move after putting Jaron Brown on IR. Chris Hubert and Marquis Bundy are on the practice squad and the team worked out Aaron Dobson.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Cardinals WR John Brown (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 7. Brown is apparently dealing with pain in his leg that is a symptom of a sickle-cell trait. It looks like he will miss Sunday night’s game against the Seahawks. Michael Floyd and Jaron Brown should pick up most of his snaps and targets.

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