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WR Eddie Royal - San Diego Chargers

5-9, 184Born: 5-21-1986College: Virginia TechDrafted: Round 2

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A lack of quality output from the group of potential returners make the situation in San Diego one that could change at any time. Eddie Royal currently has the lead on the punt return duties.

Week 3: at Buffalo Bills

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Philip Rivers is off to a great start this season, ranking eighth in the NFL among fantasy quarterbacks with 49/73 for 522 yards passing, four TDs and one interception thrown. He's relied on his running backs for 12/90/0 receiving to date, and hooked up with Antonio Gates the most (13/177/3 receiving out of 17 targets). Keenan Allen (15 targets for 10/92/0 receiving) and Eddie Royal (16 for 8/89/0) have seen the most targets among the wide receivers, while Malcom Floyd (seven for 4/50/1) has claimed the lone TD thrown to a wide receiver so far - Floyd put up a goose-egg against Seattle, though, with zero targets during the game. Last season the Bills were fourth in the NFL averaging 204 net passing yards allowed per game, BUT they gave up 28 passing scores over 16 games. Part of the reason for the low average passing yards allowed was that their rush defense was porous last year so teams elected to run the ball against Buffalo quite a lot. So far this year, Jay Cutler lit up the Bills in Week 1 for 34/49 yielding 341 net yards passing and two TDs but also two interceptions thrown while being sacked twice for -8 yards. The Dolphins managed 31/49 for 210 net yards in Week 2, with one TD and one interception thrown, while taking four sacks for -31 yards. The Bills are currently 27th in the NFL averaging 275.5 net passing yards allowed per game, but they are tied for fourth in the NFL with three interceptions so far and tied for sixth with six sacks so far. This pass D gambles trying to create big turnovers or big losses on sacks. The Chargers' passing attack handled the feared Seahawks with aplomb last week - they have an attractive matchup against the free-wheeling and generous Buffalo pass D this week as well.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
1 at ARI 2 -1 0 6 1 20 0 0
2 vs SEA 0 0 0 10 7 69 0 0
3 at BUF PROJ-Dodds 1 * * 4 * * *
3 at BUF PROJ-Tremblay 1 * * 3 * * *
3 at BUF PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs ARI (6 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec, 2 / -1 / 0 rush)

Royal had a rough game. For starters, he was almost solely to blame for one of Philip Rivers' interceptions. Running a crossing route over the middle late in the first half, Royal inexplicably cut off his route and stopped short. QB Philip Rivers had already released the ball, and it was easily picked off by the defender. Rivers did not seem too happy with the play. Later in the game, Royal took an end-around for a loss when he tried making something out of nothing. Had he followed the play through, it probably would have gone for no gain or a minimal loss. Royal did convert an early third and long pass play for 20 yards on a crossing route, but the miscues greatly outweighed the positives as that was his only catch of the game.

2014 Week 2 vs SEA (10 / 7 / 69 / 0 rec)

Royal was the most targeted Chargers receiver on the day. His bread and butter was the underneath route, where he would gain enough separation to make the catch, and then use his quickness to gain yards after the catch. Rivers did target Royal a few times on other, longer patterns, but with much less success. He was dangerous anytime he had the ball, and while not the number one target on most days, Royal can put up good numbers when utilized properly.

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Schedule

3@ Buffalo Bills
4vs Jacksonville Jaguars
5vs New York Jets
6@ Oakland Raiders
7vs Kansas City Chiefs
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