Leonard Floyd
Leonard Floyd
27-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Los Angeles Rams
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The four-year starter joined the Rams after being released by Chicago in March after a so-so tenure with the Bears. Floyd was the ninth overall selection in the 2016 draft and has recorded just 18.5 sacks and 44 quarterback hits through 54 regular-season contests. He projects to be a go-to pass rusher for Los Angeles, which was a role that helped Dante Fowler live up to his potential and accumulate 11.5 sacks last season. Add a change of scenery, and Floyd could be positioned to improve his fantasy numbers in 2020. Additionally, for what it's worth, first-year defensive coordinator Brandon Staley coached Floyd in Chicago during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Still, it's probably best to take a wait-and-see approach in most settings. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Rams in March of 2020.
Joins Rams to replace Fowler
LBLos Angeles Rams
March 18, 2020
Floyd agreed Wednesday with the Rams on a one-year, $10 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Released by Chicago on Tuesday, the 27-year-old now steps in as a replacement at outside linebacker for Dante Fowler, who is leaving Los Angeles for Atlanta. Teams around the league have been playing musical chairs with pass rushers, and it's hard to sell this as anything but a downgrade for the Rams, though they'll at least save some cap space in the process. Floyd was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2016 draft, but he produced just 18.5 sacks and 44 quarterback hits in 54 regular-season games with the Bears. His contract can go up to $13 million with incentives.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Los Angeles RamsRams 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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2019 Leonard Floyd Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Leonard Floyd's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
240 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.60 sec
 
Vertical Jump
39.5 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Hand Length
10.13 in
 
Arm Length
33.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After notching seven sacks in 12 games as a rookie, Floyd has only been able to add 8.5 more over his last 26 games, though he did set a career-high with 47 tackles in 2018. Going into his second year playing alongside Khalil Mack, it's certainly possible that Floyd re-establishes himself as a strong pass rusher, and although he's not a hot commodity in IDP leagues, he's a player who can be drafted for potential and upside, but in shallow leagues, he'll be a player to monitor on the waiver wire.
Coming into his third season, Floyd's looking like a player who'll be worth the first-round selection the Bears used on him in the 2016 draft. Although he's missed 10 of 32 possible games due to injury, he's averaged over a half-sack per game while forcing a pair of fumbles. With the flashes of brilliance he's shown so far, he's a great player to target, especially for those willing to bet that defensive coordinator Vic Fangio can get the most out of a player with dynamic ability to rush the passer. That type of gamble could pay off big, especially since he's a player who typically can be secured late.
A first-round selection of the 2016 draft, Floyd showed glimpses of vast promise as a pass rusher, racking up seven sacks across 12 games as a rookie. With continued development, he's in a position to build upon such output. Hindering his cause slightly, though, is his listing as the direct packup to Pernell McPhee and the lack of bulk on his 6-6, 240-pound frame. Even if early-down work is sporadic in 2017, Floyd is a decent but to surpass his first-year sack total.
The Bears traded up to the ninth pick of the 2016 NFL Draft to select Floyd in the hopes that he will be a force as an outside pass rusher. He's projected to start his career as a sub-package player, likely on passing downs, as he's currently behind right outside linebacker Lamarr Houston on the depth chart. The team is already on record saying that it needs to get Floyd stronger by adding muscle, but defensive coordinator Vic Fangio had success deploying fast but undersized pass rushers during his tenure in San Francisco. Although he could be a factor from Week 1, Floyd will likely have some hurdles to overcome in his rookie campaign before realizing his vast potential.
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Set to be released
LBChicago Bears
March 17, 2020
The Bears will release Floyd, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Finishes worst year of career
LBChicago Bears
December 29, 2019
Floyd posted one stop in the Bears' 21-19 victory over the Vikings in Week 17, and he finished the year with 40 tackles and three sacks.
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Clear of rib injury
LBChicago Bears
December 2, 2019
Floyd (ribs) wasn't listed on Monday's injury report, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
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Nursing rib injury
LBChicago Bears
Ribs
December 2, 2019
Floyd suffered a rib injury during Thursday's 24-20 win over the Lions, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.
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Registers sack
LBChicago Bears
November 3, 2019
Floyd recorded a sack and six tackles in Chicago's 22-14 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
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