Malcom Floyd, WR, Chargers
|WR - #90||191.62||SD||Questionable||11 years||32||6'5||225|
2014 Outlook: Deep-league OnlyLast updated on Jul-02-2014 by Jeb Gorham
Malcom Floyd suffered a season-ending neck injury in Week 2 of the 2013 season and despite some early predictions that he would not fair well in recovery, the former Wyoming Cowboy is progressing nicely. He will likely begin the season opposite Keenan Allen. His best skill, working downfield on some deep plays, should help open up an offense that lacked a consistent deep threat a year ago. Rivers is at his best airing it out and using play-action to give his receivers more time to get downfield. It isn't unreasonable to assume the Chargers can keep two receivers productive enough for fantasy. Floyd's main competition for targets will actually come from tight ends Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green. Until he strings together a few good performances while also staying healthy, Floyd is better off on waivers in standard 12-team leagues. In deeper formats, such as the FFWC Draft-N-Go from June 17, Floyd was drafted in the 22nd round (12 teams).
Tom Krasovic certainly loves himself some Malcom Floyd. The U-T San Diego writer has pinned the "MVP" tag on the 32-year-old wideout for the second time in five weeks. Krasovic wrote Tuesday that Floyd was the Most Valuable Player of Chargers training camp "in a runaway." This comes about a month after Krasovic named Floyd the team's spring MVP.Fantasy Analysis:
Krasovic also said, "There wasn't a cornerback who faced him that Floyd failed to roast once." That might say more about the Chargers' pass defense than anything else since that unit ranked 29th in the league last season.
Floyd has made an incredible comeback from a career-threatening neck injury, and teammates have said that he is playing like a much younger wide receiver. But you can't ignore the hard facts: Floyd will turn 33 in a few weeks, has been injury-prone throughout his 10-year NFL career and has never reached 900 yards in any season. Despite this local love, it's understandable why Floyd's name often goes unspoken in many fantasy drafts.
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