OUTMichael Floyd
WR NE (9)
1 day ago

Floyd is inactive for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

With Malcolm Mitchell back in action, Floyd is the odd man out Sunday, with Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola also in the team's wideout mix against Pittsburgh.

OUTMichael Floyd
WR NE (9)
1 week ago

Floyd caught one of his three targets for nine yards in Saturday's playoff win over the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

With fellow wideout Chris Hogan banged up, Floyd ended up seeing action on 44 of the Patriots' 69 snaps on offense, but his results were decidedly mixed in the contest. The 2012 first-rounder finished up the 2016 regular season with 37 catches on 77 targets for 488 yards and five TDs in 15 contests, including 13 with the Cardinals and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent once the Patriots' postseason run is complete.

OUTMichael Floyd
WR NE (9)
3 weeks ago

In his second game with the Patriots, Floyd saw action on 49 of a possible 67 offensive snaps in Sunday's 35-14 win over the Dolphins, while hauling in three catches on four targets for 36 yards and a TD.

EDGE Analysis

Floyd's profile in the Patriots' Week 17 offense increased due to injuries that sidelined fellow wideouts Malcolm Mitchell and Danny Amendola. The 2012 first-rounder thus finishes up the 2016 regular season with 37 catches on 77 targets for 488 yards and five TDs in 15 games, including 13 with the Cardinals. How much action Floyd sees in the postseason, in tandem with Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan, is linked to the health of Mitchell and Amendola, but Floyd has, in any case, demonstrated that he can be useful asset in the team's playoff run.

OUTMichael Floyd
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Floyd hauled in one of his two targets while seeing action on 18 of 75 snaps on offense in Saturday's 41-3 win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Floyd gives the Patriots added wideout depth as the team approaches the postseason, but he remains behind Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell in the team's wideout pecking order for now.

OUTMichael Floyd
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Floyd will make his Patriots debut Saturday against the Jets, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

The recently acquired Floyd is set to take the field Saturday after logging three full practices during the week and familiarizing himself with the new playbook. That said, it's unlikely that Floyd will see significant snaps Saturday against the Jets. Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, and Malcolm Mitchell figure to see the bulk of the snaps and targets Saturday.

OUTMichael Floyd
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Floyd, who has been practicing with the Patriots since last Friday, could make his debut with the team Saturday against the Jets, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

In such a scenario, we'd expect Floyd to be eased into the Patriots offense, so a wait-and-see approach would be in order from a fantasy perspective. The report also notes that down the road, Floyd could potentially face jail time if he's convicted on charges in the wake of his Dec. 12 DUI arrest in Scottsdale, Arizona. Regarding that matter, the wideout's first court appearance is slated to occur after the NFL season, when Floyd has a pretrial hearing set for Feb. 24.

OUTMichael Floyd
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Floyd is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Though Floyd traveled with the Patriots to Denver for Sunday's game, he wasn't expected to suit up, with limited practice reps with the team under his belt since being claimed off waivers from the Cardinals earlier in the week. The 2012 first-rounder gives New England added wideout depth as the postseason approaches, but Floyd is clearly behind Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell on the team's depth chart for now.

OUTMichael Floyd
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Floyd is not expected to be active Sunday against the Broncos, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

EDGE Analysis

Floyd is reportedly traveling with the team, but he apparently hasn't done enough in practice this week to warrant an active spot Sunday, leaving the Patriots' depth chart the same.

OUTMichael Floyd
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Coach Bill Belichick relayed Friday that Floyd will travel to Denver for Sunday's game against the Broncos, CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it remains to be seen if Floyd will be in uniform this weekend, in any case, he's not a fantasy lineup option in Week 15 after being claimed on waivers by the Patriots on Thursday. Once the 2012 first-rounder is up to speed with the team's offense, he'll provide the New England wideout corps with an added weapon and some useful depth as the postseason approaches, but for now Floyd is clearly behind Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell on the team's depth chart.

OUTMichael Floyd
WR NE (9)
1 month ago3 Comments

The Patriots have claimed Floyd off waivers from the Cardinals, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cardinals abruptly released Floyd after a DUI arrest earlier this week, but he'll give the Patriots some added depth at wideout behind Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell, with Danny Amendola dealing with an ankle injury. At 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft brings some skill to the table, though as Reiss notes, "inconsistency and shaky hands are arguably the biggest negative surrounding" the game of Floyd, who logged 33 catches for 446 yards and four TDs in 13 games for Arizona in 2016. With Floyd in the last year of his rookie contract, this is not a high-risk financial investment by the Patriots, and a fresh start could help the wideout regain some momentum heading into free agency if he is able to work his way into a productive role in the New England offense in the coming weeks.