Latest Update Venable drives in two runs in victory Fri Jul, 25, 07:14 AM
At the dish, he's a great low-ball batter. Hits with good power, has good overall speed and the athleticism to play all three outfield positions.
Flaws: : A bit streaky, he gets into trouble when he starts chasing bad pitches. Could be more patient and disciplined at the plate (which would help him make more contact and get more out of his above-average talent).
We can probably equate this to a "best shape of my life" cliche. What else is he going to say? That's he's tentative on the field and worried about how his head will hold up if he takes a big hit? That he's concerned about his knee when making cuts on his routes? Exactly. Floyd can be a solid receiver, particularly in a PPR format, but not only are there health concerns to monitor, but also the fact that Keenan Allen is the No. 1 receiver on this team.Analyst: Howard Bender
Floyd will head into training camp with no limitations and will look to solidify himself as one of the top two receivers on the team. Keenan Allen had a nice breakout season last year but Vincent Brown was a disappointment again and shouldn't put up much of a fight. Eddie Royal was a nice red zone threat, but his lack of targets after teams clamped down on him inside the 20 made him much less of an option. Floyd should be considered a solid WR2 in PPR leagues.Analyst: Howard Bender
It has been tough sledding for Venable in 2014, slashing .213/.286/.293 through his first 164 at-bats, but Saturday's performance shows what the Padres outfielder is capable of doing when on the top of his game. For now prospective fantasy owners should keep an eye on Venable in the event this solid performance gets his season moving back in the right direction. Analyst: Matthew Beck