Malcom Floyd
Malcom Floyd
36-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
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$Signed a three-year extension in September of 2012 that will keep him with San Diego through the 2015 season.
WRSan Diego Chargers
January 3, 2016
Floyd suffered a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Broncos, Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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This was an unfortunate reminder of why Floyd decided that Sunday's game would be his last. He's still capable of contributing as a blocker and big-play threat, but his history of head and neck issues was already a major concern. It's unclear what San Diego's receiving corps will look like in 2016, as the only sure thing is that Keenan Allen (kidney) will be the No. 1 wideout. Stevie Johnson (groin) and Dontrelle Inman are also under contract, whereas tight ends Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green can both become unrestricted free agents. The Chargers may search for an external solution to replace Floyd in the No. 2 wideout role, as neither Johnson nor Inman was particularly impressive this season.
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It's hard to say what was a bigger surprise, Odell Beckham Jr. topping 1,300 yards in 12 games as a rookie or Floyd staying healthy all season. Prior to last year, Floyd hadn't played 16 games in a season since 2009, the only time he did so since entering the league in 2004. And Floyd hasn't just missed a game or two here and there with nagging injuries; he missed 25 games from 2010-13 and a whopping 70 over his 11-year career. The 6-5, 225-pound Floyd ran a 4.55 40 more than a decade ago at the Combine, but he'll turn 34 in September, so he's relying mostly on his size, route running and long-term rapport with Philip Rivers these days. That worked for him last year as he posted 16.5 YPC and 9.3 YPT on 92 targets and scored six times despite seeing only 11 red-zone looks. This year Floyd should reprise his role as the team's No. 2 receiver opposite Keenan Allen, with new arrival Stevie Johnson siphoning off some targets from the slot. But the key for Floyd is simply to stay healthy — he's usually productive when that's the case.
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 desperately need his 6-5 length at wide receiver, but until he proves he's able to withstand contact he'll be an extremely risky fantasy play, albeit one with significant upside.
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.
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WRSan Diego Chargers
December 22, 2015
Floyd was targeted three times, recording a 27-yard reception in Sunday's win over Miami.
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WRSan Diego Chargers
December 13, 2015
Floyd caught three passes on nine targets for 56 yards Sunday against the Chiefs.
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WRSan Diego Chargers
December 7, 2015
Floyd had one reception on four targets for 15 yards in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.
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WRSan Diego Chargers
November 30, 2015
Floyd had one reception on four targets for 12 yards in Sunday's win at Jacksonville.
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WRSan Diego Chargers
November 29, 2015
Floyd (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game at Jacksonville.
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