Jan 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem (17) looks back as he scores on a 56 yard touchdown pass against the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter in the 2011 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Lions 45-28. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

Fantasy Football: Malcom Or Meachem?

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In fantasy football, you are supposed to put your feelings on your own team on the back burner, but you know that you want to draft a Bolt somewhere down the line. I seem to have 2 or 3 on my roster every season. They are the players that we know the best and it is easy to cheer for these guys.

Now, if you wanted to select one of the Chargers receivers to be on your roster, which guy would you be aiming for: Malcom Floyd or Robert Meachem? Both have a lot of potential, but they also have their unknowns.

Malcom is a STUD if he can stay on the field… but he has to stay on the field. He averaged 19.9 yards per catch last season and he finished the season with 5 touchdowns. Philip Rivers is very comfortable throwing the ball out to M80 and there is a lot of trust in that relationship. It is never good for fantasy owners when Malcom is sitting on the sidelines throughout the week before the game comes on Sunday. He needs to be more durable for fantasy owners to enjoy his production. He needs to be more durable for the Chargers to gain consistency on offense also.

Robert Meachem has never entered a season as a full-time starter. He was stuck behind the depth chart in New Orleans, but now he will be getting more opportunities to make big things happen. He was a big play receiver for the Saints and he will look to make some big things happen for the Bolts also. Will more opportunities result in more fantasy points for fantasy owners?

Which of the two would you rather have on your team?

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