Michael Floyd's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 12 Performance

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IINovember 24, 2013

Nov 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (left) catches a pass under pressure from Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis in the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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The Indianapolis Colts were dominated by the Arizona Cardinals, and Michael Floyd certainly helped in the process.

The Cardinals had no problem beating the Colts, winning 40-11.  Floyd played very well, catching seven passes for 104 yards.  In ESPN's standard scoring leagues, that's good enough for 10 fantasy points.

According to the team's Twitter account, this was the first time in his career that Floyd has registered back-to-back games with 100 receiving yards.

Before this game, Floyd had a respectable season.  He had caught 42 passes for 657 yards and three touchdowns, coming off of a big game against the Jacksonville Jaguars where he had 193 yards and a score.  He's already had better numbers than he did in his rookie season, where he played in all 16 games but had just 45 receptions, 562 yards and two touchdowns.

The Cardinals are suddenly becoming a playoff contender, and Carson Palmer is getting more comfortable in the pocket.  That's good news for Floyd, as the veteran quarterback will likely be looking his way even more now.

Still, with Larry Fitzgerald taking the majority of red-zone chances, Floyd's value decreases slightly.  Overall, I have him graded as a low-end WR2 or WR3 play, but he's certainly more valuable in PPR or 12-man leagues.  That could change, however, if he keeps playing like he has over the past couple of games.

With fantasy football playoffs getting ready to start and with how hot the Cardinals are right now, it's a good idea to have Floyd in your starting lineup.