WR Malcom Floyd, Free agent

HT: 6-5, WT: 225, Born: 9-8-1981, College: Wyoming, Drafted: ---

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2014 Projections

GRSHYDY/RTDRECYDY/RTDFPT
David Dodds14.00.000.052.077014.85.0107
Bob Henry12.00.000.038.063516.74.088
Jason Wood14.00.000.049.068514.04.093
Maurile Tremblay16.00.000.040.055914.03.074

Average draft position

Current as of August 25th. [Full ADP list]

Overall: B LaFell (213), J Rodgers (214), Malcom Floyd (215), E Royal (216), M Tolbert (217)
Position: R Streater (209-WR69), B LaFell (213-WR70), Malcom Floyd (215 - WR71), E Royal (216-WR72), S Johnson (225-WR73)
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PPR Average draft position

Current as of August 25th. [Full PPR ADP list]

Overall: G Graham (207), Malcom Floyd (208), R Streater (209),
Position: O Beckham (200-WR68), B LaFell (205-WR69), Malcom Floyd (208 - WR70), R Streater (209-WR71), R Woods (214-WR72)
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Outlook

Malcom Floyd has been in the league for ten years, but has never been more than a marginal fantasy WR3. It looked as if that might change early last season. Floyd had always been primarily a deep threat, and he caught a 47-yard bomb in week one last season as if to reaffirm that typecast. But in week two he showed a previously absent knack for getting open on intermediate routes, catching five passes for over 100 yards in the first half. On the first play of the second half, however, he suffered a serious neck injury that threatened to put his career in jeopardy. Skip ahead to 2014. Floyd has been cleared to resume his career, and will seek to reclaim his spot in the starting lineup. If he shows no ill effects from the injury, he should be considered the favorite to start opposite Keenan Allen. In his best case scenario, he will pick up where he left off at the beginning of last season and finally break into the ranks of fantasy WR2s. Much more likely, however, he will get limited playing time in a rotation with Vincent Brown and Eddie Royal -- a group significantly behind Keenan Allen in the quest for targets -- and fail to achieve fantasy relevance in standard leagues.


2014 Schedule

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2013 Game Summaries

Week 1 - Floyd, whose season was feared over following a scary knee injury in training camp, not only suited up for this game but started it. Floyd caught just one pass, but was very close on two others that would have given him a nice evening. His first pass resulted in a sliding attempt near the sideline. He appeared to have caught it at first, but the ball was juggled as he was going out of bounds. Later in the first half, he was targeted high on a fade pattern to the back left corner of the end zone. Under the old rules, it would have been a touchdown with a pushout. However, since his feet never actually touched down inbounds and the defender shoved him out, the pass was ruled an incompletion. Floyd did salvage his fantasy performance with a magnificent catch to open the second half. He hauled in a 47-yard bomb on the first play from scrimmage after halftime. He leapt over his defender Jonathan Joseph and showed great hands to come down with it while simultaneously securing the ball. It was a good example of showing that Floyd appears fully healthy; he just didnít have a great deal of work in this game.

Week 2 - Floyd enjoyed a monster first half as the favorite target of QB Philip Rivers, but the focus of his game quickly turned from his on-field performance to his health after a scary collision on the first play of the second half. Floyd was getting open almost at will against the Philadelphia secondary, making all kinds of catches in just about every spot on the field. He made one particularly remarkable grab along the sideline, doing an incredible job of somehow keeping his feet inbounds while maintaining control and falling out of bounds. The catch was challenged, but upheld as a reception. In addition to all of the catches, he drew a long pass interference penalty on a floater up the left sideline. And most of his receptions were of the wide open variety, with nary a defender in sight. But on his first catch of the second half, he lowered his head near midfield and was crunched by a defender. His neck appeared to almost compress as he was hit, and he was down for a long time. Eventually the stretcher was brought out and he was carted off the field, but it was later reported that he was doing well and will travel with the team on the flight out of Philadelphia.