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WR Malcom Floyd - San Diego Chargers

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

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Week 9: at Miami Dolphins

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Though Philip Rivers has slung 47/72 for 457 yards, five TDs and three interceptions over the past two games, the Chargers have dropped two straight. He's relied on Antonio Gates the most in scoring situations of late (with 13 targets for 8/115/3 receiving), while throwing double-digit targets to three other players over that two game span: Keenan Allen (23 for 15/131/1); Branden Oliver (10 for 9/38/0 receiving); and Malcom Floyd (14 for 7/108/0). The Chargers' pass offense is productive of late despite the slide in the W-L column. The Dolphins' pass D is ranked third in the NFL averaging just 211.6 net yards allowed per game, with 12 pass TDs given up, vs. six interceptions generated, and 21 sacks thrown down (tied for 17th- and ninth-ranked, respectively). Blake Bortles was sacked four times for -20 yards last week (18/34 for 201 net passing yards, one TD and two interceptions thrown). Jay Cutler was dumped three times for -18 yards two weeks ago (21/34 for 172 net yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown). This is one of the best pass defenses in the NFL folks, and they have the home crowd behind them this weekend. Advantage, Miami.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
5 vs NYJ 0 0 0 3 3 72 0 0
6 at OAK 0 0 0 7 5 103 1 0
7 vs KC 0 0 0 7 3 50 0 0
8 at DEN 0 0 0 7 4 58 0 0
9 at MIA PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 4 * * *
9 at MIA PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 4 * * *
9 at MIA PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs OAK (7 / 5 / 103 / 1 rec)

Floyd had a big day at the expense of some other struggling San Diego wideouts. With Keenan Allen unable to get open very often, and Eddie Royal leaving early with an injury, the downfield passing game was Floyd's to exploit. He moved well, and has gotten back to his pre-injury form just about 100%. He made an outstanding catch on a play that he was interfered on, reaching around the defender's head and snagging it (despite that same defender's arm coming up between Floyd's). It was simply terrific concentration and athleticism on display by Floyd. Later in the half, he shook free of his defender over the middle, beat a couple of weak tackle attempts, and lunged in for the easy score. As if his afternoon wasn't already big enough, Rivers hoisted one up the right sideline to Floyd for a jump ball. Floyd went high over the defender, grabbing the ball at its highest point, and came down with the 44-yard bomb. Floyd was San Diego's busiest receiver in terms of targets. He didn't have an exorbitant amount of looks, but he did as much as possible with the ones he saw.

2014 Week 7 vs KC (7 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec)

More and more, it appears that Malcom Floyd is actually the team's number one receiver and not Keenan Allen. Allen out-targeted Floyd in this game, but a lot of that came very late in the game (that's not to say it doesn't count, but Allen was virtually invisible for almost the entire afternoon). Floyd drew an early pass interference flag in the end zone, which led to a John Phillips touchdown. He later made two very nice leaping grabs in the second half, one with the defender draped all over him. On both plays, he was hit pretty hard but managed to hang onto both passes. Floyd was thrown to on a fade pattern late in the game and his route looked to have been cut off by the defender, but nothing was called. He briefly protested to the official, but let it go.

2014 Week 8 vs DEN (7 / 4 / 58 / 0 rec)

After playing more of a lead receiver role in recent weeks, Floyd took more of a back seat in this game. He also survived an injury scare early in the second half. He made an outstanding leaping grab along the sideline with a Denver defender on either side of him. He went up and plucked it from the air between them and hung out when he hit the ground, despite a hard hit in the process. He immediately left the field with his arm hanging at his side and was soon escorted to the locker room. But surprisingly, despite the dire initial appearance, he returned fairly soon afterwards. On the ensuing possession, he caught an out route and seemed no worse for wear. He was again targeted on a deep ball into double coverage late in the game with the Chargers in desperation mode, but Rivers went to that well once too often as the ball was intercepted to essentially end the game.

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Latest News

Chargers | Malcom Floyd exits game (Thu Oct 23, 10:41 PM) - San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder) went to the locker room in the second half of the team's game Thursday, Oct. 23, with a shoulder injury but is probable to return.

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Schedule

9@ Miami Dolphins
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs Oakland Raiders
12vs St. Louis Rams
13@ Baltimore Ravens
14vs New England Patriots
15vs Denver Broncos
16@ San Francisco 49ers
17@ Kansas City Chiefs