| Malcolm Mitchell expected to be inactive -- Sat Jan 14 8:30 am --|
Pats WR listed as questionable
|Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell, listed as questionable for tonight's Divisional Playoff with knee injury, will not play vs Texans, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Mitchell's knee injury will likely land him on the inactive list. Expect Michael Floyd and Danny Amendola to be active and fill the secondary receiver roles for the Patriots. Neither will be viable fantasy options.
| Malcolm Mithchell doubtful, knee injury -- Sat Dec 31 7:00 am --|
Not expected to play against Miami
|Rookie wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell is doubtful after both players missed practice Friday. (NESN)|
FF Today's Take: Mitchell missed practice Friday with a knee injury and while likely be inactive on Sunday. With his absence, expect Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Michael Floyd to be the top three wideouts for Tom Brady. Hogan is worthy of Flex consideration.
|Michael Floyd will not be active -- Sun Dec 18 7:15 am --|
Did travel with the team
|New England WR Michael Floyd will not be active today vs. Denver, per source; his Patriots debut will have to wait. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: The newest New England Patriot wide receiver did travel with the team but will not be active against the Broncos. Even if he plays in Week 16 against the Jets he will be hard to trust as his snaps will likely be limited.
|Patriots claim Michael Floyd off waivers -- Thu Dec 15 3:45 pm --|
Pats take flier on former Cardinal
|Source: the Patriots have claimed WR Michael Floyd off of waivers. (Field Yates on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Floyd is coming off a DUI arrest and release from the Cardinals. His play on the field has been questionable at best this season and its difficult to see him making a big impact for the Patriots especially over the next two weeks.
| Cardinals release WR Michael Floyd -- Wed Dec 14 2:15 pm --|
|David Johnson288/Michael_Floyd">Michael Floyd two days after he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and failure to obey a police officer.
Floyd was found unconscious behind the wheel of his running vehicle at a Scottsdale intersection early Monday morning, police said. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Floyd has flopped this season and has lost playing to Jaron Brown and J.J. Nelson throughout the season. J.J. Nelson should see increased playing time although with Cardinals focusing on David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and TE Jermaine Gresham in the passing, Nelson is likely to be overvalued in Week 15.
| Michael Floyd will play -- Sun Nov 27 11:00 am --|
|Cardinals WR Michael Floyd is playing today. He just told me. (Britt McHenry on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Floyd has been dealing with a hamstring injury but after going through pre-game warmups declared himself a go. His matchup is a great one playing against a Falcons defense minus DB Desmond Trufant that's given up the 7th-most fantasy points to wide receivers.
|J.J. Nelson now a starter in Arizona -- Mon Oct 31 5:40 pm --|
Moves past Michael Floyd after two-score game in Week 8
|J.J. Nelson had a whale of a game for a backup on Sunday against the Panthers. So good, in fact, he’s now a starter.
The second-year wideout hauled in eight catches for 79 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the 30-20 loss to the Panthers, showing his talent as an intermediate receiver rather than just a deep threat. Nelson saw a lot of time because of hamstring injuries to John Brown and Michael Floyd, but coach Bruce Arians didn’t want him referred to as a fill-in.
“J.J. didn’t step in,” Arians said. “That’s his job right now, and somebody is going to have to take it back from him.” (azcardinals,com)|
FF Today's Take: It's hard to believe the 5-10, 160-pound Nelson has supplanted the 6-2, 220-pound Floyd, but the latter just has never done enough consistently and always seems to be battling injuries. Nelson is one of the fastest players in the NFL and has drawn 19 targets over the last two weeks, and he's probably the second-best receiver in Arizona at the moment with Brown fighting his own health issues. Much like a young DeSean Jackson, Nelson figures to be a boom/bust WR3 going forward.
| Michael Floyd "uphill battle" to play -- Sun Oct 30 8:15 am --|
John Brown expected to be active
|#AZCardinals WR John Brown (hamstring) is slated to play after a week out, source said, but WR Michael Floyd has an uphill battle to do so (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Floyd has been battling a hamstring injury and didn't practice much this week. The Cardinals play early so we'll know his status an hour and a half before kickoff. Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown and J.J. Nelson should make up the Cardinals receiving corps against the Panthers.