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The draft’s second-highest-rated wide receiver earns the fourth spot on my rookie fantasy rankings.
Yes, Floyd has the requisite talent to succeed in the NFL, but he took a tumble down this list due to forces out of his control.
The first—much like with Blackmon—is that he doesn’t have a quarterback to get him the ball on a consistent basis. In fact, it isn’t even a certainty who will be the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals.
Kevin Kolb is the favorite, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if John Skelton played a few games this season as well. In either case, I wouldn’t trust either of them to support more than one fantasy wide receiver over the course of a season.
Which leads us to the second knock against Floyd: He will be playing next to Larry Fitzgerald. That means that when Kolb or Skelton do decide to throw the ball, they will likely be throwing Fitzgerald’s way. That leaves Floyd fighting for scraps with the rest of the wide receivers.
I wouldn’t count on him as a weekly starter, but he is worth a look during the later rounds of your draft.
Projection: 45 catches, 750 yards, 4 touchdowns