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WR Malcom Floyd - San Diego Chargers

6-5, 225Born: 9-8-1981College: WyomingDrafted: ---

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Floyd left the Week 4 game after suffering a concussion.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 5): Floyd exited Sunday's game against the Browns due to a concussion. He'll have to undergo the NFL-mandated concussion protocols before resuming football activities.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 5): Floyd would have had a big opportunity later with Stevie Johnson's hamstring injury and only four wideouts dressed, but he left early himself with a concussion. The team has an extra day to prep with Monday night against Pittsburgh coming and they have seemed aggressive with Ladarius Green's concussion recovery, so we might still see Floyd in Week 5.

General News (Thu Oct 8): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Tue Oct 6): left the Week 4 game against the Cleveland Browns in the first half due to concussion and will not return.

Week 5: vs Pittsburgh Steelers

All WR vs PIT

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Philip Rivers has thrown for more passing yards than any other NFL quarterback over the first 1/4 of the season, slinging 100/141 for 1,249 passing yards, eight TDs and four interceptions - last week, he threw 23/38 for 358 yards passing, three TDs and zero interceptions against the Browns. Keenan Allen (seven targets for 4/72/1 receiving), Ladarius Green (six for 4/53/1), and John Phillips (one for 1/1/1) handled the TDs for Rivers, while Danny Woodhead (four for 4/84/0) and Dontrelle Inman (five for 3/88/0) also made some big plays for Rivers. It's all good in this phase of the game, and now this week tight end Antonio Gates returns to the fold after serving his four-game suspension - the rich just get richer in San Diego, friends. Joe Flacco was sacked five times last week for -21 yards, ending the night at 21/34 for 165 net yards passing, one TD and one interceptions thrown. Two weeks ago, Pittsburgh allowed 19/29 for 187 net passing yards, zero TDs and one interception to Nick Foles and company. To date, the Steelers are 13th in the NFL averaging 232.8 net passing yards allowed per game, with seven passing scores handed out vs. two interceptions (tied for 21st in the NFL) and an impressive 14 sacks (fourth in the league) generated to date. This is a tough matchup for the Chargers even though they are at home in Qualcomm Stadium.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs DET 71 0 0 0 2 1 29 0 0 2.9
2 at CIN 60 0 0 0 4 2 55 1 0 11.5
3 at MIN 66 0 0 0 7 4 63 0 0 6.3
4 vs CLE 12 0 0 0 2 1 20 0 0 2
5 vs PIT PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 2 * * * *
5 vs PIT PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 2 * * * *
5 vs PIT PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 4 vs CLE (2 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)

Floyd left the game with a concussion after taking a hard shot over the middle early in the first half, and did not return. During the brief time he was in the game, he went up high to snag a 20-yard grab over the middle and also drew a holding penalty on a deep ball target down the seam. With Floyd and also Stevie Johnson out with injury, Dontrelle Inman took advantage by grabbing three passes for 88 yards.

2015 Week 3 vs MIN (7 / 4 / 63 / 0 rec)

Floyd had the second-most targets of any player in the game, but most of them weren't high-quality targets. One that was, is a 39-yard completion from Philip Rivers late in the first half. Floyd blew by the defense, Rivers finally got some time to throw, and the two hooked up on a long pass play that helped set up a Keenan Allen touchdown later on the drive. Aside from that, however, Floyd didn't get a whole lot of deep opportunities because Philip Rivers rarely had any time to wait for plays to develop.

2015 Week 2 vs CIN (4 / 2 / 55 / 1 rec)

Floyd may have caught just two balls in the game, but he had the longest pass play of the afternoon for San Diego, and it kept them in it right up until their final drive of the game. Floyd's first catch was a simple crossing route where the ball was perfectly-placed. Floyd's outstanding speed got him a step ahead of the defense, and 15 yards later he was taken down. But late in the game, he ran right by the cornerback, who seemingly expected safety help over the top. That help never came, and Floyd walked into the end zone untouched for a 40-yard touchdown. The ball was actually a bit underthrown, and he had to wait for it to come down. But he was so far beyond the defense that it didn't really matter. There had been an earlier deep ball attempt to Floyd that was also underthrown, and he had to play defense on that one to keep it from being intercepted. And he had an early 5-yard slant that was wiped out because the play had been whistled dead prior to the snap due to a false start on the Chargers.

2015 Week 1 vs DET (2 / 1 / 29 / 0 rec)

Floyd has long been the primary deep threat for the team, and this game was no exception. But the workload is worrisome for Floyd owners. He caught just one pass, a long ball down the sideline for 29 yards. But that was it. The only other time he was looked to, was in the back corner of the end zone on a fade pass. There appeared to be some miscommunication between Floyd and Rivers, as Floyd went to the corner but Rivers looked to be attempting a back shoulder fade pass. The arrival of Stevie Johnson to the team isn't going to simply cut into Floyd's production; it all but eliminates it. Johnson saw six targets to Floyd's two, and Floyd was the fifth option in the passing game at BEST.


Latest News

Chargers | Malcom Floyd has no restrictions (Thu Oct 8, 05:53 PM) - San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (concussion) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 8.

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Chargers | Malcom Floyd on the field Wednesday (Wed Oct 7, 09:32 PM) - San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (concussion) participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Our View: Floyd has been inconsistent, a distant third behind Keenan Allen and Stevie Johnson, although the latter is battling a hamstring injury. Still, Floyd is no better than a WR5 and has been too unpredictable in general to have in lineups barring a crisis.
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Chargers | Malcom Floyd suffers concussion (Sun Oct 4, 06:13 PM) - San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (concussion) left the Week 4 game against the Cleveland Browns in the first half due to concussion and will not return.

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