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WR Malcom Floyd - San Diego Chargers

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

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Week 8: at Denver Broncos

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. This is a crucial AFC West showdown between two of the hottest offenses in the NFL - it should be an exciting, fast-paced game under the Thursday Night lights in Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium tomorrow. Philip Rivers had a tepid game against the Chiefs last week, with 17/31 for 205 yards passing, two TDs and one interception thrown (while taking two sacks for -23 yards). His tight ends handled both TDs, with five targets for 3/61/1 going to Antonio Gates and one target for 1/1/1 landing in John Phillips' arms. Keenan Allen (10 targets for 6/58/0) and Malcom Floyd (seven for 3/50/0) led the Chargers' wide receiving corps last week. The Broncos' pass D is ranked 18th in the NFL averaging 242.5 net yards allowed per game, with nine passing scores given up vs. five interceptions (17th in the NFL) and 21 sacks (tied for third in the league) generated so far this year. San Diego has allowed just 11 sacks (tied for eighth in the NFL), but Rivers will see significant pass pressure from the hard-charging Broncos at home in deafening Mile High Stadium this Thursday night. Last week, Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert attempted 27/46 for 248 net yards, two TDs and one interception at Mile High, while being sacked six times for -53 yards. Geno Smith was sacked four times for -17 yards two weeks back (23/43 for 173 net yards, two TDs and one interception thrown). This is a divisional game at partisan Mile High Stadium - it is a neutral matchup for the visiting Chargers who will be in a fast-paced duel between Rivers and Peyton Manning.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
4 vs JAX 0 0 0 4 3 39 1 0
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 PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 4 * * *
8 at DEN PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 3 * * *
8 at DEN PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs NYJ (3 / 3 / 72 / 0 rec)

Floyd had a game-high 72 receiving yards on the day, the majority of which came on one play. He did a great job jumping over the top of his defender to haul in a deep ball for a 49-yard gain. His other two catches were relatively short and he didn't come close to scoring, and those three catches were his only targets in the game.

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.

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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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Chargers | Malcom Floyd a full participant (Wed Oct 15, 04:13 PM) - San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (calf) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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Chargers | Malcom Floyd to play in Week 6 (Sun Oct 12, 02:35 PM) - San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (groin) is active for the team's Week 6 game.

Our View: Consider Floyd a boom/bust WR3/Flex against a weak Raiders secondary but playing in a Chargers pass offense replete with options.
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Chargers | Questionable status for Malcom Floyd (Fri Oct 10, 05:25 PM) - San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (calf) was limited in practice for the third straight day Friday, Oct. 10, and is questionable for Week 6 against the Oakland Raiders.

Our View: Floyd should play, but he is risky with no full practices this week and trouble staying healthy in his past.
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Schedule

8@ Denver Broncos
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