Michael Floyd signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings. Floyd is coming off a disappointing season. After dealing with drops and a DUI arrest, he was released by the Arizona Cardinals. Floyd was picked up by the Patriots, but saw limited action at the end of the regular season.
For the #Vikings and new WR Michael Floyd, it’s a 1-year-deal worth roughly $1.5 million with incentives up to $6M, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 10, 2017
Signing with the Vikings offers Floyd a chance to re-establish his value. With Cordarrelle Patterson now in Oakland, there is an opening for Floyd in Minnesota.
Floyd will be struggling for targets, behind Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph. The additions of Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray will have the Vikings running the ball a lot this season.
Another issue for Floyd is Laquon Treadwell. Treadwell rarely saw the field during his rookie year but offers the same value as Floyd. Both are big receivers that are red zone options and outside targets. With Treadwell being a first round pick, he should get more attention than Floyd, especially after a small sample size as a rookie.
Floyd won’t offer fantasy value on draft day but will be someone to keep an eye on during the season.