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11 Eddie Royal WR
Height/Weight: 5-10/185 | Birthdate: 5/21/1986 | Birthplace: Alexandria, VA, USA | Team: San Diego | College: Virginia Tech | NFL Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 34/11 | Average Draft Position: 211.00
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Eddie Royal nears 100 yards receiving in loss to Kansas City


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5:34 pm ET) Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal had four catches for 95 yards in San Diego's 19-7 loss to the Chiefs Sunday.

Royal's longest catch went for 44 yards and he was targeted mulitple times in the end zone, but he and quarterback Philip Rivers were unable to connect.

It was Royal's second-highest yardage total of the year and his second-best receiving season in his career. He had 87 catches for 778 yards and seven touchdowns.

He will be an unrestricted free agent in 2015.


Chargers' Eddie Royal leaves game with injury


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4:06 pm ET) Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal was forced to leave Week 17’s game against the Chiefs with an apparent head injury.

Royal was taken to the locker room for further evaluation.


Several benefit from Keenan Allen's absence


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/21/2014) With wide receiver Keenan Allen sidelined by a broken collarbone Week 16 at San Francisco, wide receiver Eddie Royal saw the biggest increase in targets for the Chargers. He led the team with 12, catching 10 passes for 94 yards. But wide receiver Malcom Floyd and tight end Antonio Gates saw an increase as well. Floyd's 10 were a season high. He caught four of them for 50 yards and a score. Gates' nine were tied for his second most this season. he caught two touchdown passes for the first time since Week 8.

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.


Chargers WR Eddie Royal catches 10 passes in Week 16 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal led his team with a season-high 10 receptions on 12 targets for 94 yards and one touchdown in his team's 38-35 overtime win over the 49ers Saturday.

Royal's touchdown came on a ball floated over the defender near the goal line for the team's only first-half score. They were able to rally back from a 28-7 halftime deficit thanks in large part to the work done by the slot receiver, who made two key fourth-down conversions in the second half.

The big performance gives Royal 58 receptions, 683 yards and seven touchdowns heading into a Week 17 showdown with the Chiefs.


Malcom Floyd leads quiet Chargers receiving night vs. Patriots


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd caught three of his six targets for a team-high 54 yards and one touchdown in his team's 23-14 loss to the Patriots in Week 14.

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.

Running back Donald Brown and tight end Antonio Gates shared the team lead in receptions, with both players hauling in five passes. Brown gained 49 yards on six targets while Gates managed just 34 yards on eight targets. Eddie Royal caught just two of his five targets for 30 yards, while nominal No. 1 receiver Keenan Allen was held to three yards on two receptions.

The Chargers will certainly be looking for a better effort by the passing game in the team's Week 15 matchup with the Broncos.


Chargers WR Eddie Royal scores game-winning TD in Week 13


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Chargers wideout Eddie Royal showed some late-game heroics and came down with the game-winning touchdown reception to lift his team past the Ravens in Week 13, 34-33.

Royal hauled in a 1-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers with 38 seconds remaining to secure the win. He was targeted 10 times and finished with nine grabs for 81 yards and a score. He has 43 catches for 532 yards and six touchdowns this season.

The Chargers will host the Patriots in Week 14.


Only one ruled out by Chargers for game against Ravens


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) The Chargers have not ruled out anyone aside from nose tackle Ryan Carrethers (elbow) for their Sunday game in Buffalo, though linebacker Andrew Gachkar is doubtful with a knee injury that has prevented him from practicing this week.

Guard Ryan Miller (groin) is questionable while safety Jahleel Addae (concussion), running back Ryan Mathews (shoulder) and wideout Eddie Royal (toe) are probable.


Ryan Mathews, Eddie Royal practicing in full


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2014) Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (shoulder) and wideout Eddie Royal (toe) practiced fully Thursday and appear set to play Sunday at Baltimore.

Eddie Royal makes six catches


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Chargers receiver Eddie Royal tied for the team lead with six catches in Sunday's win over the Rams. Royal secured all of his targets and racked up 50 yards, his highest output since Week 4.

He'll visit the Ravens in Week 13.


Chargers' Antonio Gates, Eddie Royal quiet in Week 11 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Chargers tight end Antonio Gates caught all three of his targets for 32 yards and wide receiver Eddie Royal caught two of his three targets for 27 yards in the Chargers' 13-6 win over the Raiders in Week 11.

The Chargers didn't do a whole lot in the air but managed to maintain a lead on a day where the defense stepped up. Gates has managed just six catches for 60 yards and no touchdowns in his last two games after scoring six times in his previous four weeks. Royal has delivered six catches for 76 yards and no scores in his last three games. The Chargers will look for a second straight win at home in Week 12 against the Rams.


Chargers' Eddie Royal, Ladarius Green do little Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Chargers pass catchers Eddie Royal and Ladarius Green did lttle Week 8 against the Broncos.

Royal had the better game, catching three balls for 29 yards. He caught all three of his targets. Green had just one catch Thursday, picking up 9 yards. 

Both players will look for more Week 9 against the Dolphins. 


Malcom Floyd, Eddie Royal limited in Chargers' Week 7 loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd caught just three of his seven targets for 50 yards Sunday while wide receiver Eddie Royal gained 20 yards while catching just one of his five targets in San Diego's 23-20 loss to Kansas City in Week 7.

The team's secondary threats failed to get much going on a day where quarterback Philip Rivers recorded a season-low 205 passing yards. The Chargers will head to Denver for a Thursday night battle in Week 8.


Chargers announce Week 7 inactives vs. Chiefs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) The Chargers have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 7 matchup with the Chiefs: cornerback Jason Verrett (shoulder), running backs Ryan Mathews (knee) and Donald Brown (concussion), linebackers Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) and Manti Te'o (foot), wide receiver Dontrelle Inman and defensive tackle Ricardo Mathews.

The two running backs and Te'o were ruled out on the team's final injury report, while Attaochu was doubtful to play. Verrett is inactive after being questionable on the final injury report, but cornerback Brandon Flowers (groin) and linebackers Dwight Freeney (knee) and Cordarro Law (ankle) are all active after also being questionable.

Five Chargers are active after drawing a probable tag, including wide receiver Eddie Royal (elbow), linebacker Reggie Walker (ankle), cornerback Shareece Wright (knee) and offensive linemen D.J. Fluker (ankle) and Rich Ohrnberger (back).


Several key Chargers on injury report released Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Running backs Donald Brown (concussion) and Ryan Mathews (knee) have been ruled out by the Chargers for their Sunday game against Kansas City. Also red-lighted is linebacker Manti Te'o (foot).

Listed as doubtful is linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) while cornerbacks Jason Verrett (shoulder) and Brandon Flowers (groin), linebacker Dwight Freeney (knee) and defensive end Cordarro Law (ankle) are questionable.

The probables are offensive linemen Rich Ohrnberger (back) and D.J. Fluker (ankle), wideout Eddie Royal (elbow), linebacker Reggie Walker (ankle) and cornerback Shareece Wright (knee).


Chargers WR Eddie Royal all but set for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) An elbow issue has not prevented Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal from carrying a full workload in practice this week, per the San Diego Union-Tribune. Royals is all but assured of playing Sunday against Kansas City.

Royal has been on his most productive pace since his rookie season of 2008 with Denver. He has 22 catches for 325 yards and five touchdowns.


Eddie Royal participating Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) Chargers wideout Eddie Royal, who hurt his ribs in the win over the Raiders, was taped up and in full gear for the start of practice, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Chargers host the Chiefs on Sunday.

Report: Eddie Royal's injury not considered severe


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) The rib injury Chargers wideout Eddie Royal sustained Sunday is not considered severe, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. He could miss little to no time, the report added.

The Chargers host the Chiefs in Week 7.


Chargers WR Eddie Royal departs with groin issue


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Chargers wideout Eddie Royal was knocked out of Week 6 against the Raiders in Oakland due to an injury to the ribs, U-T San Diego reports.

Royal caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers in the first quarter before leaving the game. He sustained the injury in the third quarter and was ruled questionable to return to the game. He caught all two of the passes thrown his way for 49 yards before the injury.


Keenan Allen, Eddie Royal both iffy starts


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/9/2014) The Raiders are a poor defensive team. This much is certain.

But they're also a poor offensive team, which means that when the opposition pulls ahead, it generally stays ahead. So while the Raiders rank 31st against the run, allowing 158.3 yards per game, they rank a surprising fifth against the pass, allowing 207.0 yards per game. It doesn't mean they're good against quarterbacks; it just means quarterbacks don't have to be good against them.

The Chargers are built to pass. This much is also certain.

But now that Branden Oliver has entered the scene, they have enough of a running game to defer to it if they jump out to an early lead. That's what happened to wide receivers Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal in a blowout win in Week 5. Antonio Gates scored the touchdowns early, and that was it.

The chances of it happening again are real enough that you should think twice about starting Allen or Royal despite what appears to be a favorable matchup. It's not that either are bad starts necessarily, but if you have options at wide receiver, the "OAK" next to their names shouldn't steer you toward them.


Score works against Eddie Royal


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/6/2014) Wide receiver Eddie Royal, who had been playing about three quarters of the Chargers' snaps over the last three weeks, played about half of them Week 5 against the Jets, which may explain why he got only three targets.

Normally quarterback Philip Rivers' preferred option underneath, Royal wasn't needed much after the Chargers jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first half. The emergence of running back Branden Oliver, who turned four short passes into 68 yards, may have cut into his production as well, but more than anything, the score worked against Royal in this one.

Don't lose faith in him if you recently picked him up in Fantasy. The back-to-back two-touchdown games were obviously too good to be true, but Royal should play a big enough role in the passing game going forward to remain a halfway respectable flex option in Fantasy.


Chargers' Eddie Royal limited Week 5


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Chargers wideout Eddie Royal was limited Week 5 against the Jets.

Royal caught three passes for 40 yards during the contest. He was targeted just three times. Most of his production came on a 32 yard reception on the last play before halftime. He failed to score, and only had one reception in the second half.

Royal will take on the Raiders Week 6. 


What to do if big-time WRs sit out Sunday?


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) With Texans receiver Andre Johnson and Calvin Johnson of the Lions game-time decisions for their games this Sunday, Fantasy owners might be left scrambling for a replacement if they are ruled out. Luckily, both players play 1 pm EST Sunday, giving plenty of time for Fantasy owners to find a suitable replacement, if need be.

Some players you might want to look in to as possible fill-ins for the Johnsons are: Giants WR Rueben Randle (74 percent owned) vs. Atlanta; Rams WR Brian Quick (63 percent) at Philadelphia; Browns WR Andrew Hawkins (59 percent) at Tennessee; and Chargers WR Eddie Royal (81 percent) vs. N.Y. Jets. 


Which receivers are worth adding this week?


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal has been targeted at least six times in every game so far this season, and his big performance in recent weeks is enough to convince Jamey Eisenberg to put him at the top of his waiver-wire priority list ahead of week five.

Additionally, Jamey tabs Brian Quick of the Rams, Rueben Randle of the Giants, Malcom Floyd of the Chargers and Andrew Hawkins of the Browns rounds out the top five at wide receiver, with Odell Beckham of the Giants, Davante Adams of the Packers and Brandon LaFell of the Patriots possible sleepers.

If you need to clear a spot on your roster for any moves this week, consider parting ways with Kendall Wright, Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Riley Cooper


Eddie Royal cementing role


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/29/2014) After surprising with two touchdowns on four catches Week 3 at Buffalo, Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal found the end zone twice again Week 4 against Jacksonville. But this time, that wasn't the full extent of his production. He caught five passes for 105 yards, and his seven targets were second-most to Keenan Allen's 11.

He seems to have carved out a role in the slot at a time when quarterback Philip Rivers needs all the options he can get. The Chargers -- namely Donald Brown -- have been unable to muster any sort of running game with Ryan Mathews sidelined by an MCL sprain.

So while you shouldn't expect two touchdowns from Royal every week, I would expect the targets to continue for him for at least the next few weeks, making him a serviceable third wide receiver or bye-week replacement.

Of course, he hasn't had fewer than six targets in any of his four games this season, so perhaps he was an underrated Fantasy option to begin with.


Eddie Royal scores twice Week 4


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal picked up two scores Week 4 against the Jaguars.

Royal first struck at the beginning of the second quarter. He hauled in a 47 yard pass from Philip Rivers for the first Charger touchdown of the contest. He would strike again later in the quarter. With time running down, Royal scored from 43 yards out. He finished with five receptions for 105 yards. Due to his two long scoring plays, Royal averaged 21 yards per reception. 

Royal will take on the Jets Week 5.