Michael Floyd

Michael Floyd

WR - MIN
Height: 6' 2"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 28College: Notre DameDrafted: #13 (1st Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
2nd easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #238
Best / Worst #104 / #275
ADP #318

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Michael Floyd suspended to start season

ESPN's Field Yates is reporting Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 regular season.

Fantasy Impact

Floyd will serve a four-game ban to start the 2017 season after serving one day in jail last month for violating the terms of his house arrest order stemming from a 2016 DWI charge. Although the Vikings are publicly backing their wideout, in the wake of his suspension, his roster spot could be in jeopardy.

Michael Floyd could still be cut

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told the media that he informed wide receiver Michael Floyd he will be released if he is lying about his kombucha tea defense. “Do I believe it? I don’t know how much tea he drank. I have no clue,” Zimmer said via the Pioneer Press. “I don’t have any doubt why there’d be skepticism, but he told me that he wasn’t (drinking). That it was legit." Later adding, “I said, ‘If I find out you’re lying to me, I’m going to cut you.'"

Fantasy Impact

Although the Vikings publicly announced they were behind Floyd and his recovery following his recent one day stint in jail for failing a breathalyzer while on house arrest for a DWI charge in 2016, Zimmer came out and said he would release the troubled wideout if he is lying about his defense. This is a situation worth monitoring for the remainder of the offseason as Floyd could maintain a key role in the Vikings' passing game if he remains on the club for the 2017 season. He'll likely compete with Laquan Treadwell for the WR3 spot on the depth chart.

Michael Floyd to remain with Vikings

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Speilman told the media wide receiver Michael Floyd will remain with the club following his one-day jail sentence due to a violation of a court order.

Fantasy Impact

Speilman added that the team "believes Michael [Floyd] will be a productive member of the Vikings" moving forward and that the troubled wideout is expected to report to the start of training camp with the rest of the team on July 26. With a strong showing in the preseason, Floyd could open the 2017 campaign as Minnesota's WR3.

Michael Floyd sentenced to jail time

ESPN's John Weinfuss is reporting Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd was sentenced to one day in jail Monday for violating the terms of his house arrest.

Fantasy Impact

Along with serving one day in jail, Floyd must also finish out the final five days of his house arrest for violating the terms of the program earlier in the month when he tested positive for alcohol. Although there is still no word from the NFL about whether or not they will hand the troubled wideout any disciplinary action, his status with the Vikings moving forward appears grim. It wouldn't be a surprise if the team ultimately moved on from Floyd when it's all said and done. Minnesota is Floyd's third team since the second half of the 2016 season.

Michael Floyd tests positive for alcohol

NFL Network's Ian Rapport is reporting Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd tested positive for alcohol earlier in the week violating a court order.

Fantasy Impact

Floyd, who was court ordered to refrain from drinking alcohol as a result of a December 2016 DUI charge, violated the terms of his house arrest as he tested positive for alcohol earlier in the week only five days away from completing his program. As a result, he will return to court on June 26 and could ultimately be placed back in jail. Not only could Floyd face disciplinary action from the NFL, but his future with the Vikings appears to be in doubt as well.