Robert Meachem | San Diego Chargers | WR
Height: 6-2 Weight: 210 | Born: 9/28/1984
2012 Experience: 6th season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: Can Robert Meachem turn into a respectable WR3 with the Chargers? Coach Norv Turner seems to think so predicting Meachem could be ready for a 1,000 season with around 60 to 70 receptions.
Forgive me if I’m a little skeptical about those projections, but production is there for the taking. Turner is going to give Meachem a starting job, which is something he’s struggled to nail down back in his time with the Saints and play regularly.
While Meachem did have minor knee surgery this offseason, everything should be fine by training camp and if your up for rolling the dice on him, I can’t fault you for nabbing him up as a late WR3 to early WR4 on draft day.
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2012 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auction Values
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
With the re-signing of Lance Moore, I’ve tempered my early sleeper expectations on Robert Meachem as Moore will take away targets from the pack. If Meachem can stay healthy, I believe he could post career numbers in receptions and yardage.That isn’t saying much as the speedsters totals in those categories is 45 receptions and 722 yards. Where Meachem can be an impact player is in his explosiveness down the field as he posted nine touchdown in 2009. At this time Meachem is still a top 40 receiver to target but you want to use him as a bye week fill in or a matchup play, until he displays a higher volume of activity in the Saints offense.
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After a productive 2009 season, it looked like Robert Meachem was a likely bet to crack the top twenty receivers and finally claim a regular starting gig with the Saints. By August, I had to admit to myself that Meachem wasn’t likely to have the breakout year I thought he would as a nagging toe problem was recovering slowly from off-season surgery.
Meachem would go on to have a disappointing season and even had ankle surgery this off-season. While the recovery is going well, I wonder if Meachem is just too injury prone to take on more than a maximum of 50 receptions in a season. Assuming Meachem can come into camp healthy, he’s still a receiver to keep an eye on as he’s only in his 5th season. What I would like to hear out of New Orleans is that the Meachem is going to win a starting job opposite Marques Colston, and at that time I would move him up to a top 30 receiver to draft.
Heading into the summer, Meachem’s ADP value on Mock Draft Central is listed as the 38th receiver taken in standard redraft leagues. That is about right, as he’s shown promise to take the next step but is only worth a fourth or fifth receiver on your squad.
Robert Meachem had a slow start to his NFL career, and it seemed like he might be just another speedster that catches 30 footballs a year and makes a few highlight touchdowns. Instead, Meachem took his game to another level last season, and it now looks like he’s on the verge of becoming a regular starter. If Meachem wins a starting job this offseason, he will be a very attractive mid to late round pick this year.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: I’m not sure if Robert Meachem’s license plate reads “Big Plays Found Here” but it should as he is one of the more explosive receivers in football. Meachem may only catch the football a couple of times in a game but when he does your shocked if he doesn’t post a touchdown.
For the season Meachem posted 45 receptions for 722 yards and nine touchdown catches. In the past two years Meachem has had season totals of 24.1 and 16 yards per catch.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Everything looked inline for Meachem to become a hot name this offseason for fantasy owners to select. Unfortunately Meachem has a bad toe injury and had to have surgery on it this spring. To his own admission Meachem has no idea when he will be able to practice because of the recovery process.
Projections have him coming back for training camp but fantasy owners need to pay close attention to his situation before they get ready to draft their team. If Meachem is back in practice and has recovered well than he should be inline to start opposite Marcus Colston.
If not, it will be a roll of the dice on draft day to keep Meachem on your team, and you will have to weigh the odds of when it would be right for you to select him.
– Big Plays
– Great Offense / Quarterback
– Plays In A Dome
– 6th Easiest Schedule To Pass Against
– Toe Injury Is A Concern
– Needs To Win Starting Job
– Drew Brees Spreads The Football Around