Danario Alexander | San Diego Chargers | WR
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Fantasy Football Outlook: After about a million knee injuries it seemed as though Alexander wouldn’t be long for the NFL after his stint with the Rams came to a close. Enter San Diego and with Vincent Brown going down in pre-season and Robert Meachem busting, the opportunity was there for someone to take advantage.
Alexander came on in the middle of the season and played like a rock-solid WR2 down the stretch. He did have one disappointing game against the Panthers, week 15, where he went without a catch but other than that, he was a solid starting option in fantasy leagues every week.
Credit his good play as part of the reason for his success but Alexander was also helped by defenses paying more attention to Malcom Floyd and Antonio Gates. This year I would look to Alexander no higher than a WR3 but because his situation and health may not be the same this year, I recommend you take him as a WR4.
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2012, December: Alexander Continues Breakout Against Steelers
The Chargers finally picked up a win and did so against a playoff caliber team, on the road. While Danario Alexander started off slow, he eventually had his way with the Steelers secondary picking up seven receptions for 88-yards and two touchdowns.
Alexander has done a terrific job in the short passing game, crossing routes and big plays down the field. Those of you that watched the Chargers play the Steelers on Sunday also know he has terrific balance and body control when going up in the air on 50/50 balls against a defender. This makes him a dangerous man inside the red zone and like his first touchdown, his body control around the sidelines allowed him to leap up into the air, comedown with the football and twirl around next to the sideline and then run in for the score.
With opponents giving respect to fellow teammates Antonio Gates, Ryan Mathews and Malcom Floyd, Alexander should continue in his breakout second half of the season with a WR1 performance against the Panthers this weekend.
2012, November: Alexander A Worthy Waiver Wire Pickup
The situation is there for Alexander to continue to make an impact weekly for the Chargers and in fantasy lineups. Malcom Floyd is struggling as the No.1 receiver and defenses are focusing on taking away Antonio Gates with bracketed coverage.
Alexander will likely continue to see one on one opportunities against opponents lesser starting corners and that means good things if he continues to play well. Don’t worry about Robert Meachem taking away snaps from Alexander, the veteran is a bust and Norv Turner knows that now.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
It’s easy to fall in love with Danario Alexander’s raw skill set but his bum knee (already five surgeries) is probably going to hold him back from ever being a breakout fantasy receiver. Perhaps this is one of the factors into the Rams’ decision to select mid-round receivers Greg Salas and Austin Pettis in the 2011 draft.
Reports out of organized player activities have Alexander reportedly struggling with his leg injury once again. While a few receivers are bound to breakout in St. Louis with Sam Bradford and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels around, don’t look for Alexander to be the guy.
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