31-Year-Old Wide Receiver – San Diego Chargers
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Floyd was on pace to break out for nearly 1200 receiving yards last year before a Week 2 spinal injury ended his season and potentially his career. He's made progress in his recovery, and the Chargers...
Malcom Floyd Contract Information:
Signed a three-year extension in September of 2012 that will keep him with San Diego through the 2015 season.
Floyd, now fully recovered from a career threatening neck injury, has been the MVP of Chargers training camp, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Malcom Floyd: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Being cleared for full football activities was the last barrier Floyd had to overcome in his comeback from a career-threatening neck injury, so now he can work on just getting sharp on the field. Players are not doing a whole lot yet, but head coach Mike McCoy said, "He looked and moved around like the old Malcom. So we’re off to a good start with him." We shall see how he progresses as camp moves along, but it sounds like Floyd will be back in the mix at wide receiver along with breakout star Keenan Allen, Vincent Brown and Eddie Royal in 2014.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Floyd took a vicious hit in Week 2, when he was pummeled by two Eagles defenders during an attempted reception. The spinal disc injury ended his season prematurely and put his career in perilous waters, but a slow, deliberate rehab process has resulted in a positive outlook for the upcoming season. However, two months of workouts remain before training camp opens, when we'll have a better indication if the deep threat that was Floyd still exists.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Floyd, who is attempting to come back from the potentially career-ending neck injury that he sustained on September 15, has been cleared to run and do light weightlifting, but has not returned to full football activities yet. "Hopefully, he can keep progressing, and we'll see where he stands, if he's ready to roll or not," said Rivers. "You'd hate for it to end the way it did. Hopefully, he's back rolling. He looks good and himself from all I've seen." Nice words from the quarterback, but looking good while running in shorts is a lot different than being able to actually play football. Floyd and his doctors must weigh the risk of re-injury before deciding if he will be able to get back on the field.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Floyd, who has been running and lifting of late, will be limited, however, and despite his progress, it remains unclear if he will be able to play this coming season. A decision that front will largely be based on the risk of re-injury and will no doubt be carefully weighed by Floyd and the Chargers' medical staff.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
With Vincent Jackson gone, Floyd saw a career-high 85 targets and for the most part delivered – his 9.6 YPT ranked him sixth among the league's 80-target receivers. But Floyd once again missed time with injuries (two games down the stretch) and moreover was supplanted by Danario Alexander as Philip Rivers' favorite target and big-play threat. At 6-5, 225, Floyd is massive, and he moves well for a bigger receiver. He's a good route runner, and he's fast once he reaches his top gear. But for some reason he never seemed to fit the bill as Rivers' top target, and now that Alexander is out for the season, we'd expect Floyd to stay busy this season, provided he can stay healthy.
Outside of Jordy Nelson, Floyd was easily the most efficient 70-target receiver in the league last year, posting 12.2 YPT and 19.9 YPC. The problem, as always for Floyd, was staying healthy – he missed four games outright with a hip injury after a hamstring injury cost him five games in 2010. At 6-5, 225, Floyd is a massive target, and he moves well for a man his size. He’s a good route-runner, and he’s fast once he reaches his top gear. With Vincent Jackson now in Tampa Bay, and Antonio Gates another year older and dealing with chronic foot problems, Floyd has a decent chance to become Philip Rivers’ top target. The arrival of Robert Meachem – who got $14 million guaranteed – and the expected development of Vincent Brown means Floyd’s not the only game in town, but in San Diego’s offense, he doesn’t need to be. With good health and some extra red-zone work, there’s significant upside here.
With Vincent Jackson holding out for most of the year, Floyd became the Chargers de facto No. 1 receiver, and he didn't disappoint, averaging a whopping 19.4 YPC and 9.3 YPT. Floyd's counting totals were held down by time missed due to a hamstring injury, and like Jackson, he has to compete for red-zone looks with tight end Antonio Gates. At 6-5, 225, Floyd is taller but less bulky than Jackson, runs excellent routes for a big man and has good long speed once he reaches his top gear. If Jackson was to miss extended time due for any reason, Floyd profiles as Philip Rivers' top target and hence a borderline top-10 receiver. Otherwise, there are a lot of mouths to feed in that offense, and second-year back Ryan Mathews should see an increased role as well.
The Chargers roster has a lot of big receivers, and the 6-6, 215-pound Floyd is no exception. Floyd had 32 catches for 496 yards in the second half last year — after Chris Chambers was released — and enters 2010 as the team’s No. 2 wideout opposite Vincent Jackson. Floyd runs excellent routes for a big man and has good long speed, though it takes him a while to reach his top gear. Floyd was highly efficient in 2009, averaging 17.2 yards per catch and 10.5 yards per look on 74 targets. He also had five plays of 40 yards or more, a huge number on a per-target basis. Floyd also saw some work around the goal line — seven targets from inside the 10, four from inside the five — but scored just one touchdown. There’s some upside for Floyd in San Diego’s high powered offense, but keep in mind he’s the No. 3 option in the passing game behind Antonio Gates and Vincent Jackson.
At times last season, Floyd, who runs well for his size, was pretty valuable as the Chargers’ third wide receiver. A collapsed lung cut his season short, but prior to that he had started to develop a nice rapport with QB Philip Rivers, becoming a red zone weapon in the process. Overall, he tallied 27 catches for 465 yards with four TDs in 13 games, numbers he could easily surpass in 2009 if he stays healthy.
Floyd enters the season pretty deep on the depth chart. Barring injuries, the best he can hope for would be fourth wide receiver, and even that is not assured.
Floyd enters the season as the number four wide receiver, so he doesn't figure to catch too many balls. But he did add a substantial amount of muscle to his 6-6 frame in the offseason and hopes to become a bigger part of the offense.
Floyd is likely to make the team as the fifth and final wide receiver. He has great hands and acrobatic moves, but has a few guys to climb over on the depth chart if he wants to make an impact.
Floyd enters the year hoping to keep a roster spot, although he probably needs to pass either Kassim Osgood or rookie Vincent Jackson to make it to number five on the depth chart. He had three catches for 27 yards and a touchdown in a meaningless Week 16 matchup with the Chiefs last year.