Malcom Floyd, WR, Chargers
|WR - #81||178.26||SD||Questionable||11 years||32||6'5||225|
2014 Outlook: Deep-league OnlyLast updated on Jul-02-2014 by Jeb Gorham
Malcom Floyd suffered a season-ending neck injury in Week 2 of the 2013 season and despite some early predictions that he would not fair well in recovery, the former Wyoming Cowboy is progressing nicely. He will likely begin the season opposite Keenan Allen. His best skill, working downfield on some deep plays, should help open up an offense that lacked a consistent deep threat a year ago. Rivers is at his best airing it out and using play-action to give his receivers more time to get downfield. It isn't unreasonable to assume the Chargers can keep two receivers productive enough for fantasy. Floyd's main competition for targets will actually come from tight ends Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green. Until he strings together a few good performances while also staying healthy, Floyd is better off on waivers in standard 12-team leagues. In deeper formats, such as the FFWC Draft-N-Go from June 17, Floyd was drafted in the 22nd round (12 teams).
Wide receiver Vincent Brown was a fantasy sleeper heading into the 2012 season. Unfortunately, he's still sleeping, and now he'll have to find a new city in which to get his wake-up call. The Chargers cut the 25-year-old Brown on Saturday.
After posting a few solid games as a rookie in 2011, Brown's 2012 season was wiped before it even began due to a broken ankle during the preseason. He put up pedestrian numbers in 2013 and couldn't really make a dent in the Chargers' rather thin receiving corps. His last month with San Diego was spent on the sidelines as he nursed a calf injury. He hasn't practiced since July 25.
It was telling that Brown couldn't stand out last season despite the fact that quarterback Philip Rivers experienced a renaissance without a clear No. 2 WR. Brown is expected to be healthy soon and should play this season; he just won't play for San Diego. It's still a little early, but that broken ankle may end up being the story of Brown's career.
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