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Scouting report

by Scott Pagel

SD WR Malcom Floyd - Week 16, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 at Oakland
Malcom Floyd caught just one pass for 27 yards on just three targets. We thought Floyd had a little bit of an upside as a deep threat but it didn't really pan out. All three of Philip Rivers TDs went to Danny Woodhead and WR1 Dontrelle Inman had just five targets on the day. Floyd just isn't a safe play in what also isn't a great matchup for the Bolt WRs - the Raiders are 12th in allowing fantasy points to the position.

by Scott Pagel

SD WR Malcom Floyd - Week 15, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs. Miami
Malcom Floyd caught three balls for 56 yards last week in a tough matchup against the Chiefs. The Bolts didn't have much offense going but with Stevie Johnson still banged up, Floyd comes in this week as the Chargers top WR play. Still, Floyd is way down our list at 40th making him just a high-end WR4 option. It's a much better matchup as the Dolphins are 31st in allowing fantasy points to WRs, but Floyd isn't a safe option outside of deeper leagues.

by Scott Pagel

SD WR Malcom Floyd - Week 9, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 vs. Chicago
Malcom Floyd had his biggest fantasy day of the season last week, catching four balls for 92 yards along with two TDs. He was also targeted six times. With Keenan Allen out for the rest of the season, Floyd should see a bump in targets and an increase in fantasy production. We still think Stevie Johnson is the team's WR1 from a fantasy standpoint, but Floyd could see his moments too. He's ranked as a WR3 option this week in a great matchup against the Bears.

by Scott Pagel

SD WR Malcom Floyd - Week 8, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 at Baltimore
Malcom Floyd caught just one ball for seven yards last week and also saw his snaps drop from normally low-90 percent to 56 percent. Floyd is the third WR option with Stevie Johnson now back, and seems to have fallen behind Ladarius Green even when Antonio Gates plays. Floyd isn't a safe fantasy option right now.

by Scott Pagel

SD WR Malcom Floyd - Week 7, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 at Oakland
Malcom Floyd had his best fantasy day of 2015 with a five-catch, 95-yard performance. He was targeted 12 times and all were season highs. The Chargers pretty much had no running game last week, and Philip Rivers threw the ball 65 times trying to pull an upset of the Packers. This week, it's the Raiders who are 10th in allowing fantasy points to WRs. Floyd likely saw a bump with Stevie Johnson out so be sure to Johnson's status if you're considering Floyd.

by Scott Pagel

SD WR Malcom Floyd - Week 6, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 at Green Bay
Malcom Floyd caught three balls for 48 yards in Week 5. His status was in doubt after a concussion in Week 4, but Floyd was in uniform. He only was targeted four times, but continues to play a high amount of snaps (93-percent in Week 5). Unfortunately, those numbers don't add up to a very safe fantasy play, and he's considered more of a WR4 play in most formats.

by Bob Harris

SD WR Malcom Floyd - 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
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.

Fantasy Downside

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.

Bottom Line
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.

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