San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd was forced out of Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns due to a concussion.
Prior to his exit from the contest, Floyd -- who entered Sunday's action with seven catches for 147 yards and a TD in three games -- had caught one pass for 20 yards.
The veteran saw season-highs in targets, receptions and yardage as the Chargers were down big on the scoreboard in this one, but he still provided meager returns for fantasy owners. Floyd remains primarily as a deep threat and isn't seeing as many looks as he has in seasons past because of the variety of weapons the Chargers' offense possesses.
Even with a favorable home matchup against the Browns looming in Week 4, Floyd's fantasy value remains limited.
The touchdown came from 40 yards out on a beautiful deep ball from Philip Rivers as San Diego was trying to mount a second consecutive second-half comeback.
On the season, Floyd has only three receptions and seems pretty well buried in the wide receiver pecking order behind both Keenan Allen and Stevie Johnson, who have 17 and 11 receptions through two games respectively.
Floyd is considering retiring after the end of this season, per ESPN.com.
"My approach is to focus on now, and not trying to worry about what happens after this season," he said. "It can be a distraction. I'm just trying to throw all of my chips in this year, especially because it's the last year of my contract and just go all out, and worry about the rest later.
"But I've got four kids and it's taking time away from them. So I'm thinking about shutting it down at the end of this season."
Floyd caught 52 passes for 856 yards and six touchdowns last season.
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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.
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|2004||San Diego Chargers||4||2||3||49||16.3||27||1||1||0||2|
|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|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||4||3||8||167||20.9||40||1||4||1||5|
|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|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||4||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2005||San Diego Chargers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|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|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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