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For the most part, Gates has gone as quarterback Philip Rivers has gone this season, so maybe his resurgence was more a product of Rivers throwing for 356 yards and four scores than Allen's absence. Likewise, Floyd has been Rivers' downfield threat all season and has had games with similar numbers, even if the targets were less, so if you're going to add a player in Fantasy (not that you could add Gates, of course), it should probably be Royal.
Of course, the four touchdown passes were out of character for Rivers, at least going by recent weeks, so against one of the league's best pass defenses Week 17 at Kansas City, he's unlikely to repeat those numbers. And in that case, Royal's would likely suffer as well. It's not like Allen was consistently delivering for Fantasy owners, so maybe outside of deeper leagues, it's best to pass on Royal altogether.
Floyd hadn't been on the same page as quarterback Philip Rivers for much of the night but came through when it mattered, hauling in the game-tying touchdown on an 11-yard post play with just 29 seconds left in regulation. He's up to 49 receptions, 827 yards and six touchdowns going into a Week 17 matchup with the Chiefs.
Floyd made an excellent play on a slightly overthrown ball after beating his man early in the second quarter, hauling in a 15-yard touchdown to put the Chargers ahead for the first time Sunday. They would maintain that lead until the fourth quarter, where they surrendered 10 points and took the loss.
The Chargers will certainly be looking for a better effort by the passing game in the team's Week 15 matchup with the Broncos.
Floyd left late in the first half after being involved in a brutal collision with Jeromy Miles while attempting to come down with a deep pass. Floyd returned to the field in time for the first offensive series of the second half. He was targeted six times and finished with three catches for 85 yards. He has 689 receiving yards this season.
The Chargers will host the Patriots in Week 14.
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|2005||San Diego Chargers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2006||San Diego Chargers||12||0||15||210||14.0||46||3||3||1||9|
|2007||San Diego Chargers||6||1||7||97||13.9||25||0||1||0||4|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||13||2||27||465||17.2||49||4||8||1||21|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||9||45||776||17.2||53||1||13||5||36|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||11||9||37||717||19.4||55||6||12||4||33|
|2011||San Diego Chargers||12||9||43||856||19.9||52||5||16||3||41|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||14||14||56||814||14.5||39||5||15||0||47|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||2||2||6||149||24.8||47||0||3||1||5|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||16||16||52||856||16.5||59||6||13||5||39|
|2004||San Diego Chargers||4||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2005||San Diego Chargers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2006||San Diego Chargers||12||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2007||San Diego Chargers||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||13||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||11||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Diego Chargers||12||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||14||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2006||San Diego Chargers||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2007||San Diego Chargers||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||11||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||San Diego Chargers||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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