Eddie Royal: Fantasy Football King for a Day

Royal with plenty of cheese. - Patrick Smith

Eddie Royal went off for the Chargers with three scores. We break down the fantasy implications.

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal caught seven balls for 90 yards and three scores in a shocking win over the Eagles on Sunday. He had three catches and two scores in the team's Week 1 loss to the Texans, making this another prolific performance.

The Chargers are extremely banged up at receiver with Danario Alexander tearing his ACL in the preseason and Malcom Floyd going to the hospital Sunday. Royal did next to nothing last season with 234 yards and one score. So yes, he's already eclipsed his fantasy point total this season.

Fantasy impact: It's hard to believe that Royal was able to top his Week 1 performance with this game. While he had no believers last week, it's hard to write him off again. The Chargers are running a lot of shorter routes with Mike McCoy as the head coach and the team probably isn't comfortable living and dying by Philip Rivers' deep balls. Fantasy owners might not want to start Royal, but he kind of has to be picked up.

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