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Fantasy Football 2013: Michael Floyd on Precipice of “Beast Mode”

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After a solid but unspectacular 22-game taste of NFL football – three receptions and 41 yards per game – Michael Floyd is a strong candidate to emerge in the Cardinals final ten contests.  Floyd has been targeted at least six times in each week (high of ten), finally breaking the touchdown “schneid” last week at San Francisco. With a 30-year old and injury strapped Larry Fitzgerald still occupying double coverage, the 6’2 220 pounder will have frequent one-on-one mismatches. As he continues to develop, opportunities will be replaced by results. He’s got the right mentor to utilize his physical canvas and Fitz could certainly benefit from having a consistent sidekick. It’s only a matter of time.

[am4show have=’p9;p4;p3;p7;’ guest_error=’Front Office’ user_error=’Front Office’ ]A top-10 caliber talent in the 2011 draft class, Floyd fell to #13 strictly because of character and maturity concerns. Eight spots separated him from top wide receiver Justin Blackmon, but the skill gap between them is actually quite narrow. Blessed with a combination of size, strength and strong hands, Floyd boasts elite abilities with the football in the air. To quote his quarterback, Carson Palmer: “When you’re built like he is and you’re the type of player and the style of player he is. I think seven out of 10 times, when the ball’s up in the air and it’s a 50-50 ball, he’s got to make it.”

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