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Fantasy Football: Should You Try to Trade for Malcom Floyd?

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Malcom Floyd #80 of the San Diego Chargers runs after his catch against the Tennessee Titans at Qualcomm Stadium on September 16, 2012 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Ryan LesterSenior Writer IOctober 19, 2012

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd entered the week ranked 18th in receiving yards. He was tied for 35th with 25 receptions. He’s tied for 41st in targets. He only has one touchdown on the year, and that came back in the opener.

The lack of trips to the end zone is keeping his fantasy value down. Should you use it to attempt to buy low on Floyd?

In PPR leagues the answer is probably no. He is a deep threat, ranking sixth in yards per catch for receivers with 20 or more catches. He, along with Reggie Wayne at 10, is tied for third with 10 receptions of 20 yards or longer. Only Megatron and Demaryius Thomas, with 12, have more.

I wouldn’t be too concerned about the lack of touchdowns. Floyd had 11 scores in 23 games from 2010-2011. That’s nearly a touchdown every other game. While I don’t expect him to go on a barrage of picking up eight over the next 10 games, six wouldn’t be out of the question.

Gates still remains Philip Rivers’ favorite target. He finally returned to form against the Broncos. Robert Meachem provided a spark against the Saints. Floyd has been the steady choice though. Other than a dud against Kansas City, he has had at least 52 yards every week.

See if you can land him before the 6’5″ wideout catches a few touchdowns. Once he reaches paydirt again, the asking price is bound to go up.

Don’t be afraid to play up Gates and Mathews taking on more of the load going forward.


Also check out:

2012 Week 7 Fantasy QB Rankings

2012 Week 7 Fantasy RB Rankings

2012 Week 7 Fantasy WR Rankings

2012 Week 7 Fantasy TE Rankings

2012 Week 7 Fantasy DEF Rankings

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