Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd was slogging through an AC sprain in recent weeks, and yet the Notre Dame product was still able to perform at a high level on the field. Floyd had 193, 104, and 99 yards of receiving in weeks 11, 12, and 13, but he suddenly regressed on Sunday in an unexpected manner against a favorable matchup.
Floyd had just two receptions for 26 yards yesterday against the St. Louis Rams, which is definitely a disappointing line, especially for a player who was playing at a very high level in the previous three weeks. Larry Fitzgerald had a monster game against the Rams terrible secondary, but the Cardinals No. 2 receiver didn’t have a good game at all.
It sounds like the ankle injury he suffered against the Philadelphia Eagles last week is the culprit, and Floyd’s ankle injury wasn’t expected to have this kind of an effect. Not only did it seem minor at the time, but Bruce Arians and Floyd both downplayed the significance of the injury, and Floyd was only listed as probable. However, Cardinals official site beat writer Darren Urban wrote that Floyd as “clearly gimpy” yesterday due to the ankle injury.
Hopefully he puts in a good week of practice and progresses well from the injury, since he is a key player on the Cardinals and on some fantasy teams. He also has a tough matchup ahead of him next week against the Tennessee Titans and figures to be covered by either Jason McCourty or Alterraun Verner, who are both among the league’s brightest young players at CB.