Cards' Floyd out multiple weeks with hand injury-- Wed Aug 5 7:20 pm --
Three dislocated fingers in left hand
Starting receiver Michael Floyd suffered a left hand injury early in practice and will be out several weeks, according to a source. Both the NFL Network and CBSsports.com reported that Floyd suffered three broken fingers and will miss around six weeks. That makes it doubtful he could play in the season opener against the Saints on Sept. 13. An NFL source told azcentral.com the injury wasnít as severe as the Cardinals first feared and that Floyd could be out just three to five weeks.(Arizona Republic)
FF Today's Take:Floyd was scheduled to start opposite Larry Fitzgerald but his role could be filled by John Brown early in the season. The injury puts a dent in Floyd's fantasy value as he looks to rebound from a ho-hum showing in 2014 that included six touchdowns but only 47 catches. His ADP will take a hit which could make him a nice value play in the later rounds of your draft.
Carson Palmer: "I'm not thinking about my knee"-- Thu Jul 16 6:15 pm --
Completing rehab from ACL tear, building rapport with John Brown
As it was last year, Carson Palmer has brought WR John Brown to southern California to live with him and work out. And as it was last year, Palmer feels he is throwing well, sharpening his mental game - and feeling no problems with his knee. ďIím not even thinking about my knee,Ē Palmer said. ďIím still rehabbing just to be on the safe side of things but I donít need to be at rehab. Iím full go in the weight room, full go on the field, and until itís brought up, I havenít thought about what Iím not doing because Iím doing everything I was doing.Ē(azcardinals.com)
FF Today's Take:The report is as much a thumbs-up on Palmer's state of mind as it is another reminder that Brown is poised for a breakout season if his close friend can stay healthy. Palmer, who was limited to six games in 2014, could have thrown for 4,336 yards and 29 touchdowns had he maintained his per-game average over 16 contests. Brown went 20-315-3 in Palmer's six games under center, suggesting he will have no problem building upon his 48-696-5 line as a rookie.