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WR Malcom Floyd - San Diego Chargers

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 17): Floyd was again the most prominent downfield option for Philip Rivers, and it resulted in yet another score against the Raiders. He's a decent flex option for the last five weeks of the fantasy season.

Week 12: vs St. Louis Rams

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Philip Rivers came out of the bye modestly against the Raiders, pitching a 'W' but only compiling 22/34 for 193 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions against Oakland. The team was working to get Ryan Mathews back up to speed, so they had a balanced attack with 34 pass attempts and 32 rushes during the game. Rivers threw the TD to Malcom Floyd (six for 4/44/1) and also hit Keenan Allen regularly (13 targets for 8/63/0). Antonio Gates was peripherally involved with three targets for 3/32/0 to finish third among Chargers' receivers last week. Though it was good enough for a 'W' in the league, the performance was lack-luster from a fantasy standpoint. The Rams' pass D held Peyton Manning to one TD pass last week (the first time all year he's only thrown one score), while he also threw two costly interceptions (34/54 for 369 net yards, one TD and two interceptions thrown, with two sacks taken for -20 yards). Two weeks ago, it was Arizona with only one TD pass (28/41 for 307 net yards passing, one TD and one interception generated by St. Louis). As you can see, the Rams aren't shutting down opposing passers, but they are getting pass pressure to bear and converting some turnovers into upset victories. To date, the Rams rank 19th in the NFL averaging 247.8 net passing yards allowed per game, with 14 passing scores offset by six interceptions and 19 sacks generated (23rd in the NFL in both the latter categories). Rivers has a good matchup here, but he'll need to be careful with the ball as the Rams are angling for turnovers of late in this phase of the game.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at DEN 0 0 0 7 4 58 0 0
9 at MIA 0 0 0 5 4 60 0 0
11 vs OAK 0 0 0 6 4 44 1 0
12 vs STL PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 4 * * *
12 vs STL PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 4 * * *
12 vs STL PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 9 vs MIA (5 / 4 / 60 / 0 rec)

Floyd was once again the team's leading receiver, hauling in all of his targets. His first catch of the game potentially could have been overturned by replay, but QB Philip Rivers hustled the team up to the line of scrimmage to get the play off before Miami had enough time to challenge. It was a nice sliding grab along the sideline to convert a 3rd and 11 pass play. He made another tough catch over the middle soon after that, getting hit hard on the play but hanging on to convert another third down. In the second half, with the game getting out of hand and San Diego running low on momentum, he snagged one out of the air for 18 yards with a scrum of Dolphins around him to convert another big third down. It appears that Rivers has regained full trust in Floyd to go to him at all of the big moments of the game. He still tends to look at the most open player above all else, but the key with Floyd is that due to his size, speed, and leaping ability, he doesn't really need to be "open" in order to be open.

2014 Week 11 vs OAK (6 / 4 / 44 / 1 rec)

The ultra-consistent Floyd turned in another solid but unspectacular fantasy performance. He clinched a decent afternoon on San Diego's second offensive play of the game when he hauled in a 22-yard score down the right sideline. Running a go route, Floyd simply reached up over his defender to snatch the ball out of the air for the score. With San Diego backed up to their own end zone late in the game, he ran a quick out to the sideline to pick up a key first down to keep the chains moving and help run some more clock. He also had a 24-yard grab over his shoulder on the sideline that put the Chargers inside the 10-yard line earlier in the quarter, but the play was negated by a holding penalty.


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