Arizona Cardinals: Michael Floyd questionable for Sunday


The team’s number two receiver had a great week of practice, could play Sunday

When Michael Floyd went down to the turf and dislocated three fingers, enough to required surgery in early August, many thought he would be out for the first few weeks of the regular season. Maybe not.

The Cardinals official injury report prior to Sunday’s Week 1 match up with the New Orleans Saints lists Floyd as ‘questionable’ meaning there’s a 50/50 chance he’ll play. My thought is he’ll go through warm-ups prior to the game and will see how the fingers and hand feels. Head Coach Bruce Arians will then make the decision to play him or not.

Even with Michael Floyd playing, number three receiver John Brown and rookie J.J. Nelson are poised to have an impact on the game with their speed and the Saints’ questionable secondary. Fantasy players should take note of Floyd’s status the usual 90 minutes prior to game time.

When asked if he could play Sunday, Floyd responded to Darren Urban:

Elsewhere on the injury front, tight ends Jermaine Gresham and Troy Niklas are listed as questionable too. The Cardinals have Darren Fells and recently signed Joseph Fauria available for the game on Sunday. Yesterday all three were in pads at practice according to’s Kent Somers:

Getting all three into the game Sunday should be key for the Cardinals, but only if they’re ready, having them for a game does not trump having them for the entire season.