Opportunity Knocks for Malcom Floyd | NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings
This week the Chargers decided to part ways with their veteran starting receiver Chris Chambers. Chambers was in a contract season, and it was anticipated even before the season began that the team would not retain his services after his contract expired.
Chambers was having one of his least productive seasons of his career, accumulating nine receptions for 122 yards and a single touchdown in seven games.
Last weekend Malcom Floyd got his first opportunity to start (this season) against the Raiders. For the game Floyd had two receptions for 64 yards. While those numbers won’t blow you away, Floyd will have a chance to give consistent production for fantasy football owners in the future.
Floyd has the physical skills to be a dominant receiver in this league as he stands in at 6’5 and weighs 228 pounds.
Not only does Floyd have the size and strength to produce, but he has great leaping ability and speed to get down field. Floyd’s size, strength and jumping abilities makes him a strong option for Philip Rivers when he throws the football into the end zone.
Not only is Floyd a touchdown threat but he can make big plays down the field. This season he is averaging a whooping 22.8 yards per catch.
Fantasy Football Ranking for Malcom Floyd
Right now I would recommend you look at Floyd as a solid waiver wire pickup for your fantasy football team. Unless your desperate for a starter this week I wouldn’t recommend you start him right away.
We still need to see if he can take the next step as a receiver and produce solid numbers weekly. If Floyd has a big game this week against the Giants than he would be worth starting on your team in the future.
Hold onto Floyd and wait and see if Rivers continues to develop trust in his new starting receiver.
NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com