Malcom Floyd: Complete Fantasy Profile & Draft Strategy

Ben Chodos@bchodosCorrespondent IISeptember 3, 2012

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 18:  Wide receiver  Malcom Floyd #80 of the San Diego Chargers catches a pass for a touchdown ahead of Jimmy Smith #22 of the Baltimore Ravens in the third quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on December 18, 2011 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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San Diego Chargers’ wide receiver Malcom Floyd is a 6’5” receiver with the potential to make your fantasy football team stand tall throughout this season if you draft him.

Here is what you need to know before picking Floyd.


Average Draft Position: 100.3 (ESPN)

Position Rank: 33 (ESPN’s Matthew Berry)

Suggested Round: 10

Injury Assessment: Floyd missed four games last season with a variety of injuries and has played all 16 games just once in the last four seasons. He will likely miss a few weeks this year as well, but currently has no major injuries heading into the 2012 season.

Season Projections: 119 points (ESPN, Standard Scoring)

Bye Week:

Splits Situation: Floyd has the potential to emerge as Philip Rivers’ favorite wide receiver this year. His competition for Rivers’ attention is Robert Meachem, whose potential has him ranked higher than Floyd by most experts. 

Wide Receivers to Take Before Floyd: Robert Meachem, Michael Crabtree, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Kenny Britt

Wide Receivers to Take After Floyd: Sidney Rice, Titus Young, Mike Williams, Mario Manningham 

Floyd is an ideal deep threat for Rivers because of his size, but Meachem has the same skill set and could take away many of his opportunities. Floyd’s upside as a big target in the Chargers offense makes him a smart late-round pick to add depth to your wide receiving corps.