As numberFire.com recently noted, Floyd has worked his way up to become a significant offensive contributor in San Diego despite being signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2004. Floyd's deep threat prowess, sure-handedness and consistency are huge assets to the Chargers aerial attack. And even though he enters the 2015 season at 34 years old, his light workload earlier in his career means he has less mileage on his legs than the typical 34-year-old receiver. In addition, numberFire explained that analyzing Floyd's productivity on a per-target basis illuminates one of the signature qualities of his game: He is one of the most consistent deep threats in the league. And that alone makes Floyd of fantasy interest.
Floyd has never received the kind of volume befitting a team's No. 1 receiver. In fact, Floyd has never had a single season in which he was targeted 100 times, even in 2010 and 2012 when he led the team in targets. San Diego's offense has long employed a spread-the-wealth mentality, which limits Floyd's ceiling.
Newcomer Stevie Johnson seems to be generating considerable buzz in training camp workouts, which makes it easy to overlook Floyd. While he might not be a sexy pick, the veteran heads into his final season in the NFL as a potentially dangerous scoring threat who can be had for minimal investment. There are higher upside prospects, but Floyd merits consideration at late-round flier time.