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Michael Floyd in concussion protocol, status up in the air for fantasy owners

The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver is back in the NFL’s concussion protocol after having headaches on Monday. We break down the fantasy impact.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd is in the NFL’s concussion protocol after having headaches Monday, according to Cardinals beat writer Darren Urban. Floyd was evaluated and cleared for a concussion on the sideline in Arizona’s blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills Sunday. The Cardinals wideout has had a lackluster start to the 2016 season, netting only 134 yards on nine receptions so far. The fifth-year WR will be considered out for Sunday’s division meeting with the Los Angeles Rams until he is cleared through the league’s concussion protocol.

Fantasy Impact: This is a big blow for Floyd who is struggling through a slow start this year. The concussion rules mean that Floyd could miss some time, even if his headaches stop sometime this week. It is hard to say how long he will be out, per the concussion protocol rules. If Floyd cannot go Sunday, expect John Brown, who has also battled concussion issues early this season, to pick up the slack in his absence.