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Eddie Royal

28-Year-Old Wide Receiver – San Diego Chargers

2013 Receiving Stats

Rec

47

Yds

631

TD

8

Avg

13.4

Tar

67

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

On the heels of a 2013 season in which he caught 47 passes for 631 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games, Royal remains in line to do some damage out of the slot in the Chargers' offense and thus a c...

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Bye Week:  10

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 185   DOB: 5/21/1986  College: Virginia Tech  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Eddie Royal Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $13.5 million contract with the Chargers in March of 2012.

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Eddie Royal NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 22 15 91 980 5 126 10.8 7.8 - - - - - 11 109 9.9 0 - - - - - -
2009 23 14 37 345 0 79 9.3 4.4 1 0 - - - 1 1 1.0 0 - - - - - -
2010 24 Den 16 59 627 3 105 10.6 6.0 8 1 1 0 0 6 61 10.2 0 107 0 298 0 4 2
2011 25 Den 12 19 155 1 50 8.2 3.1 1 0 0 0 0 7 48 6.9 0 47 0 194 1 0 0
2012 26 SD 10 23 234 1 44 10.2 5.3 4 0 0 0 0 3 22 7.3 0 0 0 64 0 1 0
2013 27 SD 15 47 631 8 67 13.4 9.4 11 1 0 0 0 3 21 7.0 0 0 0 41 0 1 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Eddie Royal Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2008 22 15 9.3 15.3 12.3 6 65 9 - - 1 7 1 - -
2009 23 14 2.5 5.1 3.8 3 25 9 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 24 Den 16 5.4 9.1 7.3 4 39 16 7 3 0 4 0 0 0
2011 25 Den 12 2.2 3.8 3.0 2 13 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 0
2012 26 SD 10 3.2 5.5 4.3 2 23 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0
2013 27 SD 15 7.5 10.7 9.1 3 42 12 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Eddie Royal – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Wide Receiver
Also Listed As:  #1 Punt Returner

Snap Count Stats

627

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Eddie Royal was on the field for 627 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

23

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Eddie Royal was on the field for 23 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 272 21
2013 627 23
Eddie Royal 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Hou 29 4 3 24 2 6 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 3 3 1 0 0 0
2 @Phi 61 3 7 90 3 8 12.9 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Ten 32 5 2 34 0 2 17.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Dal 61 5 3 42 0 3 14.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Oak 61 4 3 26 0 8 8.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 Ind 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Jax 44 0 4 69 1 4 17.3 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @Was 55 0 4 56 1 6 14.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 Den 57 0 2 36 0 4 18.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Mia 52 1 2 20 0 3 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @KC 42 0 4 87 0 4 21.8 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 Cin
14 NYG 40 1 3 13 0 4 4.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 @Den 30 0 3 46 0 6 15.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Oak 63 0 4 54 0 4 13.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 KC 0 0 3 34 1 5 11.3 0 0 2 17 8.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Cin 0 0 1 33 0 2 33.0 0 0 1 9 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Den 0 0 1 30 0 2 30.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Eddie Royal  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   185 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.39 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.34 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.07 sec
WEAK
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   124 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   24 reps
ELITE
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Eddie Royal: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Royal has reached an agreement with the Chargers to restructure his contract, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Royal is "looking good" to make the Chargers' 2014 roster, according to ESPN's Chargers blogger Eric D. Williams.

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Royal finished the 2013 regular season with 47 receptions for 631 yards and eight touchdowns.

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Royal (toe) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

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Royal is out there if you need him, as the Chargers will need all possible hands on deck Sunday, as they try to upset the Broncos in order to earn a slot in next week's AFC Championship game.
Royal (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos after not practicing all week.

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Royal (toe) didn't practice Thursday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Royal (toe) didn't practice Wednesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Missing oodles of practice is nothing new for the wideout, who will likely build up to probable status heading into Sunday's divisional round matchup in Denver. In the Chargers' playoff opener, he was targeted just twice, recording one reception for 33 yards. He could be a bit busier this week, as he was looked at by Philip Rivers two or fewer times in only two of 15 contests in the regular season.
Royal (toe) is active for Sunday's Wild Card contest at Cincinnati, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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As expected, Royal will be available in the playoff opener and should be afforded his normal workload of 4-to-6 targets, which came to pass in eight of his final nine appearances of the regular season. He could add to his eight touchdowns, against a Bengals defense that was quite yielding to opposing wideouts in the last four games, giving up seven WR scores during that stretch.
Royal (toe) is expected to suit up for Sunday's Wild Card contest in Cincinnati, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

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Royal will indeed give it a go, in the do-or-die nature of the playoffs. Expect him to earn his typical 4-to-6 targets, which has occurred in eight of his last nine appearances. The workload could be fruitful, against a Bengals defense that allowed seven scores to wideouts in the final four games of the season.

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2013

Royal did not have the resurgent year some thought he would in 2012, as he recorded just 23 catches (44 targets) for 234 yards and one touchdown. He is unlikely to receive enough targets to be much of a fantasy option in 2013.

2012

The Chargers brought in Royal (along with Robert Meachem) to replace the production lost when Vincent Jackson signed with Tampa Bay. The Bolts intend to use Royal primarily in the slot and on punt returns, but he is very likely to bounce back from a disappointing 2011 season where he only caught 19 balls. Royal will have stiff competition for looks in the high flying San Diego passing attack, but he has some legitimate upside and could easily catch 40 balls if he builds any sort of rapport with Philip Rivers.

2011

After a promising rookie season in 2008 (91 catches), Royal went from an afterthought in 2009 (37 catches) to a marginally useful role player last season (59 catches). Through it all, Royal, despite his plus speed, has never been a big-play generator – only one catch of 40-plus last year, and three in his entire career, and he’s never averaged even 11 yards per catch. Royal’s also returning from offseason hip surgery, but there’s a good chance he’ll be ready for the start of training camp.

2010

After a sensational rookie season (91 catches, 980 yards), Royal disappeared almost entirely last year. He battled thigh and neck injuries late in the season, but was healthy and unproductive until late November, so the injuries can’t explain the drop-off. The most obvious explanation is a lack of chemistry with new quarterback Kyle Orton, but Royal ran short routes during his rookie year (10.8 yards per catch) and also last season (9.3), so catching more than 47 percent his 79 targets shouldn’t have been an issue no matter who was under center. Whatever the reasons for his struggles, Royal enters 2010 with a chance to be the team’s No. 1 receiver now that Brandon Marshall’s left town. At 5-10, 184, Royal’s a small, quick receiver with enough speed to beat defenses deep and the open field vision to take two returns to the house last year. He’s not much of a red-zone threat, and thus far in his career he hasn’t been asked to run many down-field routes. He’ll battle with Jabbar Gaffney and rookie Demaryius Thomas for the team’s starting receiver jobs.

2009

The most productive rookie receiver in the league a year ago, Royal will have to adjust to a new offensive system and a new quarterback. Even so, he’s in a good spot to succeed. While quarterback Kyle Orton lacks Jay Cutler’s elite arm strength, he did a passable job with below average receivers in Chicago’s harsh climate with 18 touchdown passes (and just 12 picks) in 466 attempts. While Denver’s hardly an ideal environment for the passing game, it’s an improvement over Chicago, as is playing for a head coach in Josh McDaniels who helped make a star out of Matt Cassel last season. Royal himself resembles Wes Welker (in terms of style) but with one more gear. Royal’s incredibly shifty and has excellent top-end speed. At 5-10, 180, he’s not big or strong enough to make catches in heavy traffic, and he’s not at all suited to red-zone work. But with McDaniels at the helm, we expect Royal to be targeted heavily whether from the slot or on the outside. Despite his speed, Royal was used primarily on shorter routes last year (just eight catches of 20-plus, two for 40-plus and a 10.8-yard receiving average). His excellent 71-percent catch rate was also Welker-esque, though it remains to be seen whether the new coaching regime exploits his superior speed down the field.

2008

Royal, who was drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft, will make his biggest fantasy impact as a special teams returner, as he is behind a number of veterans on the wide receiver depth chart.