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Eddie Royal | Wide Receiver

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
College: Virginia Tech
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Eddie Royal had four catches for 95 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Chiefs.
He also had a touchdown overturned by replay. An impending free agent, Royal's future with the Chargers is up in the air. He's averaged 55 catches, 705 yards, and eight touchdowns the last two seasons and should be able to land a multi-year deal in free agency. Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:08:00 PM

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Eddie Royal caught 10-of-12 targets for 94 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the 49ers.

Royal inherited a lot of the targets normally earmarked for Keenan Allen (ankle, collarbone), working primarily in the short and intermediate areas of the field. His touchdown catch was a beautifully lofted ball by Philip Rivers in the second quarter. With Allen likely done for the season, Royal could return WR3 value in PPR formats against the Chiefs next week.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 12:50:00 AM

Eddie Royal caught three passes for 27 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Broncos.

Even with Keenan Allen (ankle) sidelined for the majority of the game, Royal saw just four targets and had little chance to get loose anyway. His biggest impact came on a 58-yard punt return that saw him get tripped up by the punter at the last second. Royal would be a weak WR4 at San Fran next week even if Keenan sits.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:51:00 PM

Eddie Royal caught two passes for 30 yards in Sunday night's Week 14 loss to the Patriots.

It was a quiet night for Royal, who finished with five targets. Royal is averaging six catches and 44 yards over his last three games.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 01:02:00 AM

Eddie Royal caught nine passes for 81 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 13 win at Baltimore.

Royal was up to his old tricks, including a game-winning 1-yards screen pass with 38 seconds remaining. Of course, this was his first touchdown since Week 6, a reminder that Royal falls out of the gameplan often as he runs behind Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates and often Malcom Floyd on the target totem pole. We would go chasing Royal's nice game as a far tougher matchup with the Patriots looms.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:18:00 PM

Eddie Royal caught six passes for 50 yards in the Chargers' Week 12 win over the Rams.

The 50 yards were Royal's most since Week 4, which tells us all we need to know. He isn't a fantasy option as the Chargers' slot receiver. The Rams were giving San Diego anything it wanted underneath.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 08:07:00 PM

Eddie Royal secured 2-of-3 targets for 27 yards and rushed once for 15 yards in the Chargers' Week 11 win over the Raiders.

Royal has had some nice moments over the course of the season, but is San Diego's No. 3 receiver behind Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd, and its No. 4 pass option when you include Anthony Gates. He's a WR4/5 in fantasy leagues, and WR4/5s aren't worth rostering during the fantasy football stretch run.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 08:43:00 PM

Eddie Royal was held without a catch in San Diego's Week 9 loss to Miami.

Royal was targeted just one times on day where Philip Rivers completed just 12 passes for 123 yards and three interceptions. After a hot start to the season, Royal is barely worth owning in 12- and 14-team leagues.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Eddie Royal caught 3-of-3 targets for 29 yards in San Diego's Week 8 loss to the Broncos.

Royal's predictable fade from his early-season touchdown surge continues unabated. Royal has just nine total grabs for 138 yards and one score over his past four games. Players looking for 12-14 team league value are going to struggle to find it. Royal will score more touchdowns, but they'll be impossible to predict.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 12:29:00 AM

Eddie Royal caught 1-of-5 targets for 20 yards in San Diego's Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.

It was Royal's worst game since he posted a 1-20 line in Week 1. Royal now has just six catches for 109 yards over his past three games, and is predictably fading from his late-September outburst. Royal remains a red-zone threat, but his scores are too unpredictable to rely on him as anything other than a dice-roll WR4.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 07:57:00 PM

Eddie Royal (elbow) is listed as probable for Week 7.

Royal is over his rib issues, and his elbow injury will not keep him out of Sunday's game. He'll be a WR4/5 against the Chiefs.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 06:41:00 PM

Eddie Royal (ribs) is practicing in full for Week 7.

Royal's injury isn't serious. He's good to go as a WR4/5 against the Chiefs.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 02:58:00 PM

Eddie Royal (ribs) is practicing Wednesday.

Royal's rib injury isn't considered serious. Barring a setback, he should be fine for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 02:53:00 PM

Eddie Royal's ribs ailment is not considered "significant."

According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, Royal could miss "little, if any, time." That still leaves his Week 7 status a little murky, but it will be updated when the Bolts return to practice on Wednesday.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 01:38:00 PM

Chargers coach Mike McCoy provided no update on the status of Eddie Royal (ribs) at his Monday presser.

Royal suffered the injury in Sunday's win over Oakland, and never returned. If Royal can't play in Week 7 against the Chiefs, Ladarius Green could get more playing time in two-tight end sets, with McCoy leaning less on three-receiver formations. Keenan Allen could also stand to see a few more targets.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 04:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
3Brad Sorensen
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Branden Oliver
3Donald Brown
4Ronnie Brown
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Branden Oliver
3RB1Donald Brown
2Branden Oliver
FB1David Johnson
WR11Keenan Allen
2Dontrelle Inman
3Seyi Ajirotutu
4Javontee Herndon
WR21Malcom Floyd
2Eddie Royal
3Austin Pettis
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
3John Phillips
K1Nick Novak