Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Malcolm Floyd and RG3

Chargers wide receiver Malcolm Floyd (WR - San Diego Chargers) was carted off of the field Monday after banging his knee during one-on-one drills. Looks like this could be a strain that holds him out of active duty for two to six weeks. Floyd led the team with 56 receptions for 814 yards and 5 touchdowns last year.

The fantasy football outlook for this injury is fairly simple. Philip Rivers is going to have to rely more on Robert Meachem and Eddie Royal, as well as Vincent Brown who missed all of 2012 with a broken ankle. Antonio Gates could be targeted more, especially early in the season, and this could mean more carries and catches for Ryan Matthews.

Last week, Danario Alexander sustained a season-ending ACL tear. This being the first of his NFL career, after sustaining three in his college days. In the last nine games of last season, Alexander caught 37 passes for 650+ yards and seven touchdowns. Floyd and Alexander were expected to be the Chargers' one-two punch this season.

Robert Griffin III (QB - Washington Redskins) is butting heads with head coach Mike Shanahan...but in a good way. It seems RG3 is lobbying, heavily, to get back on full 11-on-11 practices and to take live snaps in preseason games. However, Shanahan is sticking by his guns and making sure RG3 is at 100% before he goes full-bomber-squad.

RG3 completed his stellar rookie season with 3200 yards passing, 20 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He also added over 800 yards on the ground and 7 touchdowns.

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