Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 16: Michael Floyd a big gamble in Seattle

Michael Floyd is having a breakout year in his second NFL season, but an ankle injury has slowed him down in recent weeks. Can fantasy owners trust him in the championship week?

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd has flourished in his second season. With Carson Palmer under center, Floyd emerged as a legitimate No. 2 complement to Larry Fitzgerald. Through 14 games, he has 59 catches for 932 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Cardinals' passing game find new life.

Unfortunately, Floyd has been slowed down over the past few weeks. He suffered a sprained ankle in Week 13 and is trying to play through it, but the injury has tanked his numbers. Floyd has just four catches for 59 yards in the past two games, struggling against the likes of Alterraun Verner and Jason McCourty.

Fantasy impact: Things will not get any easier when the Cardinals travel to Seattle this week. Floyd will now be matching up against Richard Sherman and Byron Maxwell, who combined for four interceptions in last week's win over the Giants. Floyd did get 71 yards on six catches against the Seahawks in Week 6, but that was with a healthy ankle and Brandon Browner, who has been inferior to Maxwell this year. Normally a safe WR2, Floyd will be a riskier WR3/4 for the fantasy championships.

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