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|Quick – where did Malcom Floyd rank as a fantasy wide receiver in 2011? The perception seems to be that Floyd doesn’t cut it as a fantasy option but he has improved his ranking from 53rd to 35th to 31st over the past three seasons. That’s not bad for a guy who missed five games in 2010 and four games last season. In fact, the 53rd ranking from 2009 is a bit misleading since he had 776 receiving yards but fell down the charts because he caught just one touchdown. Last year, he had the 20th highest FPts/G average at wide receiver and there is no doubting that he has the size (6’5”, 225 pounds) and speed to replace Vincent Jackson. With Jackson finally taking his talents (and drama) to Tampa Bay, the Chargers signed former Saint Robert Meachem to replace him in the starting lineup and the assumption is that Meachem will assume Jackson’s role and a large portion of his production. That makes Floyd a solid buy low option. If you’re not drinking the Kool Aid yet, consider this: over his last eight games last season, Floyd posted four 100-yard games while catching 34 passes for 698 yards and five touchdowns. He’s a WR3 that will likely come off the board after 45 or 50 other players at his position.
| Malcom Floyd eyes return from neck injury -- Wed Jul 16 9:00 am --|
Training camp the next test for Chargers wide receiver
|Were there an MVP for spring training -- a silly notion -- Malcom Floyd would've been my choice.
The Chargers tested him, even though they've employed him since 2004. In all five practices open to the media, the first pass from Philip Rivers went to Floyd. He was typically the most-targeted pass-catcher, and won more than he lost. (San Diego Union Tribune)|
FF Today's Take: Floyd missed the majority of 2013 with a neck injury but appears to be in good form and should slide into the starting lineup in 2014. Training camp will give us a better idea if he's practicing without restrictions. He's got an opportunity to be the Chargers No.2 wide receiver but won't be more than a fantasy WR4.