Entering the season, the Cardinals WR corps was one of the biggest anomalies. You didn’t know if you should take the high upside guy early in Michael Floyd, stick with the reliable veteran Larry Fitzgerald, or hold off for John Brown and hope you hit.
How it panned out, Floyd would prove to be a fantasy bust despite having the highest ADP of any Cardinals WR and turn in his least productive season in his NFL career. Set to be a free agent this offseason, the Cardinals elected to cut ties with the former first round pick just a day after being arrested after being found unconscious and intoxicated behind the wheel stopped at an intersection.
It didn’t take Floyd long to find a new home, as the Patriots hastefully scooped him up off waivers as they look to add weapons to an offense without Rob Gronkowski for the rest of the season.
The #Patriots have claimed WR Michael Floyd, source said. That’s a big-time addition.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 15, 2016
Floyd enters semi-finals week ranking as the WR58. He brings with him to New England 446 receiving yards which would rank 5th on the team, along with 4 TDs – more than Julian Edelman. He’s posted only one double-digit fantasy performance all season, and has averaged less than 4 fantasy points per game since.
There’s definitely added upside for Floyd in New England as Foxborough stands as a magical place where it can bring out the best in players – Floyd is the epitome of that type of player who can flourish with the change of scenery. If he can produce this week against Denver, assuming he plays, he may be worth a FLEX spot in week 16 as the Patriots host a weak New York Jets squad.