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Michael Floyd, WR ARZ
Often times, when one player in an offense is rising in value, it comes at the expense of a teammate. In the case of the previously mentioned J.J. Nelson, it is veteran Michael Floyd who is seeing his value drop. Floyd can’t blame Nelson for the drop though, as he has been struggling even before Nelson was seeing playing time this season.
Floyd has been active in all eight games this season, but has failed to record a reception in two of the contests, including the Week Eight game when he was dealing with a bad hamstring. In the other six games, Floyd has yet to finish any higher than WR33 in any week, making him a low-end WR3 at his best. In many occasions, a player in the final year of his contract will play the best ball of his career, in anticipation of a big payday. That is not working out for Floyd, who is on pace for 38 receptions and 514 yards, both of which would be new career low marks.
Floyd will soon be 27 years old and even in a down year, could be a highly sought after commodity on the free agent market. With their depth and his poor year, Floyd is a good bet to bolt for a new team, which could be a boost to his dynasty value. Like Fuller, he can’t be relied on as a fantasy starter, but he’s another player I’d buy low in hopes of a bounce back year in 2017.