San Diego Chargers receiver Eddie Royal (11) misses on a diving catch attempt while being defended by Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) during the second half at Qualcomm Stadium. The Broncos won 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Eddie Royal will be a game-time decision


San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal hasn’t practiced much this season, and that’s what makes it so difficult to predict his injury status for the week. Sometimes, the Chargers will play him despite not having him at practice for the whole week, but sometimes he will not play after not practicing during the week, which is what normally happens in the NFL. Royal has been listed questionable with different kinds of ailments, and he is questionable this week with chest and toe injuries.

According to the U-T San Diego’s Michael Gehlken, Chargers head coach Mike McCoy stated that Eddie Royal will be a game-time decision for tomorrow’s game against the New York Giants. Royal was unable to play last week after not practicing, so there’s a good chance he will end up being on the wrong side of the game-time decision coin due to his inability to get back on the practice field.

But at least Royal has a chance of playing, though the fact that he’s a game-time decision comes as no surprise. I mean, the scenario sets itself up perfectly for Royal being a game-time decision, and there’s the fact that he’s been under this sort of designation multiple times this season. Royal’s status for tomorrow’s game is as cloudy as it gets, and he isn’t worth your time in fantasy leagues this week, especially since it’s playoff-time for fantasy owners.

Royal has 34 receptions for 484 yards and seven touchdowns this season, and he’s been a nice playmaker for the Chargers offense. As expected, though, he’s been quite streaky, but it’s still definitely preferable for the Chargers to have him out there.


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  • arnie

    The only decision the Chargers should be making, is giving Tutu and Hawkins more time on the field. I Saw Royal in camp and he was a beast. He simply made every play and caught every ball. In my mind he looked to be earning the big money he was signed too. The question I had was this, “can he stay healthy” and that has been the biggest downside to Royals career. He is still a good player, just not one that can be counted on for a whole season.

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