Number 1 receiver, Malcom Floyd, will miss Sunday’s game with a strained hamstring. The number 2 receiver in the offense has been non-existent for the first 6 games of the season. Legedu Naanee has only had 11 catches for 181 yards before he was injured and 59 of those yards were on 1 catch. Buster Davis has 15 catches for 206 yards and has dropped balls that could have moved the chains for first downs. Patrick Crayton is actually the 3rd leading receiver on the team behind Malcom Floyd and Antonio Gates with 11 catches for 211 yards and has only seen significant playing time recently.
Crayton led the team last week with 6 receptions and 117 yards last week and will be a starter this weekend against the Patriots. He looks to make the most of his opportunity and I think he should be the number 2 receiver on this offense moving forward. He brings more experience than Buster and Legedu and brings more intensity to the field. He has sure hands and finds holes in the defense. Philip Rivers looks like he has gained a lot of confidence in him within the last few weeks. Crayton would add more consistency to the already number 1 ranked offense.