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|Stuck behind Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Roberts on the depth chart, Floyd struggled for much of his rookie season, finishing the year with modest totals of 45 receptions for 562 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Cardinals’ 2012 first-round pick was used sparingly for the first half of the season (just 18 targets over the first seven games) and failed to provide many big plays when given more of an opportunity over the second half of the season (outside of an eight-reception, 166-yard, one-touchdown performance in Week 17 against the 49ers). Floyd had more than 50 receiving yards just twice, but the Cardinals envision a much bigger role for him in 2013. He is expected to unseat Roberts in the starting lineup, and with Carson Palmer now at quarterback, he is primed for major improvement. The issue is how much. Given his solid speed and size (6'3”, 225 lbs.), Floyd rates as a potential breakout candidate; but it appears the odds are against that happening. Consider him a solid WR4 with major upside in 2013.
Comment: A nice WR4 with upside.
| Michael Floyd expected to play -- Fri Nov 15 5:30 pm --|
Cards should have No.2 receiver
|Arians says Michael Floyd will play vs Jags. (Kent Somers via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Floyd is nursing a shoulder injury but expected to play on Sunday after practicing on Thursday and Friday. He's nothing more than a WR4.
|Roberts steps up as third-down WR -- Mon Sep 9 3:25 pm --|
Eight catches for a team-high 97 yards
|Andre Roberts had shown flashes throughout the first three years of his NFL career, but until Sunday, he hadn't exactly made a definitive case to be the Arizona Cardinals' No. 2 receiver behind Larry Fitzgerald.
Roberts opened 2013 with a bang in Arizona's 27-24 loss to St. Louis Sunday, grabbing eight passes for a team-high 97 yards.
Of his eight catches, four came during third-down situations. (Arizonasports.com)|
FF Today's Take: While Roberts is a longshot to overtake Michael Floyd as a starter, there should be plenty of opportunity for him to produce like one. Fitzgerald appears ready to rejoin the ranks of the elite receivers after suffering from poor quarterbacking in recent years while Floyd averaged over 20 yards on his four receptions. All three Arizona receivers should be considered starting-caliber options until further notice.