Description: The Chargers have placed receiver Malcom Floyd on injured reserve.
Insight: Floyd took a hit to the head in Week 2 against the Eagles and was taken off the field on a stretcher. He'll miss the rest of the season with a neck injury. Despite Philip Rivers' resurgence, no Chargers receiver has emerged as a reliable fantasy option as Antonio Gates and Danny Woodhead are Rivers' top two targets.
9/16/2013 4:20:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd will be in a neck brace for at least a week, according to NFL.com Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Floyd took a hit to the head Sunday against the Eagles and was taken off the field on a stretcher. However, his tests revealed nothing major and the receiver traveled home with the team. Label him "out indefinitely" and add Eddie Royal to your waive claim list.
9/15/2013 6:46:00 PM
Description: Chargers coach Mike McCoy said that receiver Malcom Floyd is fine, according to Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com.
Insight: Floyd took a hit to the head Sunday against the Eagles and was taken off the field on a stretcher. However, his tests revealed nothing major and the receiver will travel home with the team.
9/15/2013 2:46:00 PM
Description: Chargers wideout Malcom Floyd took a huge hit from DeMeco Ryans on the first play from scrimmage in the second half and was taken off on a stretcher.
Insight: Floyd had already totaled five catches for 102 yards in the first half. It appears to be a head or neck injury.
9/7/2013 6:33:00 PM
Description: Chargers wideout Malcom Floyd (knee) is probable to play Week 1.
Insight: Floyd suffered a knee sprain in the second week of August. With Danario Alexander out, he'll be the top deep threat for Philip Rivers, but Vincent Brown is better fit for coach Mike McCoy's short passing offense and could draw the most targets.
8/26/2013 3:23:00 PM
Description: Chargers wideout Malcom Floyd's knee has improved enough that he was back at practice on Monday.
Insight: With Danario Alexander out for the season, Floyd will be a huge part of the Chargers' passing game along with an untested Vincent Brown and an aging Antonio Gates and a mediocre Eddir Royal. He's expected to be ready for Week 1.
8/14/2013 7:33:00 PM
Description: A second opinion on Chargers wideout Malcom Floyd's knee revealed no structural damage, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Insight: Floyd was carted off the field Monday but has avoided a major injury. According to Schefter, the amount of time Floyd misses will depend on how he feels. With Danario Alexander out for the season, Floyd nursing an injury and Antonio Gates on the decline, Vincent Brown could be a legitimate WR3 this season, especially in PPR leagues.
8/13/2013 5:46:00 PM
Description: Chargers wideout Malcom Floyd is getting a second opinion on his right knee, according to ESPN.com. Even if the initial diagnosis of a strained knee is correct, the earliest he'll return is Week 1.
Insight: Floyd had to be carted off the field Monday, but he said his MRI revealed a strained knee and no tears. "I thought I did something really bad to it," Floyd said. "But it's just a strain. No tears. I'm day to day." He hopes to be ready for Week 1. The Chargers already lost receiver Danario Alexander to a torn ACL last week, so losing Floyd too would leave the team in a major hole. Fantasy owners should be targeting Vincent Brown in the middle rounds.
8/12/2013 8:56:00 PM
Description: Chargers wideout Malcom Floyd injured his right knee Monday and had to be carted off the practice field. SOURCE: Michael Gehlken, San Diego Union-Tribune
Insight: We're afraid this injury could be of the season-ending variety. Losing Floyd would leave the Chargers' receiving corps in shambles, especially after Danario Alexander went down with a torn ACL last week. Floyd reeled in 814 receiving yards for the Bolts in 2012.
6/18/2013 1:36:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd has been running new routes to adapt to San Diego's new passing offense, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Insight: "I’m running different routes," Floyd said. "These coaches are really working on my lateral ability, a lot of these drills this offseason, getting in and out of my breaks. It’s details like foot placement on curl routes, reprogramming my brain. ... I’m 10 years old in this league, but I feel a lot better than last year. I’m very excited about this upcoming year." The Chargers have tossed the vertical-passing offense of the past 5-7 years in favor of a short-passing offense designed to get the ball out of Philip Rivers' hand quicker than last season.
12/18/2012 7:33:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve.
Insight: Floyd (56-814-5) apparently suffered an ankle injury in Week 15 against the Panthers. Without Floyd, Philip Rivers becomes even less appealing in Week 16 against the New York Jets and their No. 2 ranked pass defense. Danario Alexander will likely see more targets but he'll be difficult to trust against Antonio Cromartie after putting up a goose egg Sunday.
11/11/2012 2:18:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd, who left Sunday's game with Tampa Bay after taking a shot to the jaw while making a reception, returned to catch a touchdown just before halftime.
Insight: Fantasy owners have to be thrilled because it appears that Philip Rivers and the passing game can do whatever they want against the Bucs' pass defense.
11/11/2012 1:45:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd left Sunday's game with Tampa Bay after taking a shot to the jaw while making a reception.
Insight: It was Floyd's first catch of the day, but fantasy owners will be unhappy if he doesn't return because it appears that Philip Rivers and the passing game can do whatever they want against the Bucs' pass defense.
10/15/2012 5:39:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd (groin) is expected to play Monday night, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.
Insight: Floyd has been Philip Rivers No. 1 target this season, leading the team with 20 receptions and 358 yards.
10/13/2012 3:16:00 PM
Description: Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd (groin) practiced Saturday, according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Insight: That means Floyd should play Monday against the Broncos. The 6-foot-5 receiver has been Philip Rivers No. 1 target this season, leading the team with 20 receptions and 358 yards.
9/26/2012 9:38:00 PM
Description: Wideout Malcom Floyd and the Chargers have agreed on a new three-year contract extension.
Insight: Floyd is 21st in the NFL in receiving with 227 yards in his first three games. With Antonio Gates nearing the end of his career, Floyd should be the featured receiver in this offense for many years to come.
9/16/2012 7:54:00 PM
Description: It appears that Malcom Floyd is the San Diego receiver you want to own. Floyd has 175 yards and a touchdown on 10 catches over the first two games this season.
Insight: Meanwhile, Robert Meachem went without a catch in Week 2 after catching just two balls last week.
12/29/2010 9:00:00 PM
Description: Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Malcom Floyd (hamstring) returned to Chargers practice Wednesday, albeit on a limited basis.
Insight: Acee had reported earlier that Floyd was likely to be held out against Denver, but it appears as if he'll try to give it a shot. This could very well be his last game as a Bolt. (RapidDraft.com)
12/28/2010 3:05:00 PM
Description: Kevin Acee of the San Diegio Union-Tribune expects the Chargers to hold WRs Malcom Floyd (hamstrings) and Patrick Crayton (wrist), and ILB Stephen Cooper (knee) out for Week 17 against Denver.
Insight: With the Chargers season all but over, this is no surprise. All three are in contract years and it remains to be seen what the team plans on doing with them. (RapidDraft.com)
12/23/2010 2:03:00 PM
Description: The North County Times reveals that Malcom Floyd has been dealing with a new hamstring injury, not an aggravation of his initial injury.
Insight: Apparently Floyd suffered the new injury during practice on December 14, two days before the game against the 49ers. However, it appears as if he'll try to give it a go against Cincinnati this week. (RapidDraft.com)