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Eddie Royal

28-Year-Old Wide Receiver – San Diego Chargers

2014 Receiving Stats

Rec

26

Yds

374

TD

5

Avg

14.4

Tar

42

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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Royal (elbow) had just one catch on five targets for 20 yards in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

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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
2014 28 SD 8 26 374 5 42 14.4 8.9 8 2 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.5 0 0 0 33 0 0 0
2014 Proj 28 SD Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Eddie Royal

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
2014 28 SD 8 8.4 11.7 10.0 3 47 3 3 1 0 -0 1 0 0
2014 Proj 28 SD Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Eddie Royal

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

279

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Eddie Royal was on the field for 279 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

24

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Eddie Royal was on the field for 24 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 272 21
2013 627 23
2014 279 24
Eddie Royal 2014 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 @Ari 37 5 1 20 0 6 20.0 1 0 2 -1 -0.5 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 Sea 57 5 7 69 0 10 9.9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Buf 48 6 4 42 2 6 10.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 3 1 0 0 0
4 Jax 48 2 5 105 2 7 21.0 2 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 NYJ 38 4 3 40 0 3 13.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Oak 19 2 2 49 1 2 24.5 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 KC 32 0 1 20 0 5 20.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Den 0 0 3 29 0 3 9.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Mia
10 BYE Bye Week
11 Oak
12 StL
13 @Bal
14 NE
15 Den
16 @SF
17 @KC

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
San Diego Chargers Team Injury Report
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Donald Brown  Inact
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Jeromey Clary  PUP-R
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Brandon Flowers  Inact
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Melvin Ingram  IR-R
DE
Cordarro Law  Inact
C
RB
Ryan Mathews  Inact
DE
LB
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Manti Te'o  Inact
CB
Steve Williams  Inact
RB

Eddie Royal: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Royal (elbow) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

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Royal (elbow) is probable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, the Chargers' official site reports.

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Royal (elbow/rib) is practicing fully this week, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Royal (rib/elbow) practiced Wednesday, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.

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Royal (rib) was spotted at practice Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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The rib injury which knocked Royal out of last Sunday's game at Oakland is not considered significant and should not cause him to miss much time, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Royal suffered a rib injury Sunday against the Raiders.

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Royal had three receptions on three targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 31-0 win over the Jets.

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Royal had five catches on seven targets for 105 yards with a pair of touchdowns in Sunday’s 33-14 win over Jacksonville.

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Royal had four catches on six targets for 42 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Bills.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.