Eddie Royal WR SD 7 Days

Royal was not targeted in Sunday's preseason game against the 49ers.

Royal, who returned a punt for five yards in the contest, is listed behind Keenan Allen and (a now healthy Malcom Floyd) on the Chargers' posted depth chart, but on the heels of a 2013 season in which he caught 47 passes for 631 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games, he remains in line to do some damage out of the slot in the team's offense and thus a candidate to provide utility in deeper formats.

Eddie Royal WR SD 3 Months

The toe injury that plagued Eddie Royal last season is completely healed.

Royal injured his toe in Week 6 last year and ended up only missing one game, but barely practiced. He's since gotten healthy and restructured his contract, ensuring he'll be a role player for Philip Rivers once again. Fantasy owners shouldn't be betting on anything close to the fluky eight touchdowns Royal scored last year, leaving him off the standard-league fantasy radar.

Eddie Royal WR SD 6 Months

Chargers WR Eddie Royal has restructured his contract.

Royal was previously scheduled to earn a $4.5 million base salary and count $6 million against the cap in the final year of his deal. It's likely he took a straight pay cut and will be given the opportunity to earn the difference back in incentives. Royal is coming off a solid year that saw him reel in eight touchdowns, but he's ideally nothing more than a No. 3 or 4 receiver who can help as a return man.

Eddie Royal WR SD 6 Months

When asked about Eddie Royal's $4.5 million salary, GM Tom Telesco said, "we've got a decision to make on a number of guys."

Eddie Royal WR SD 7 Months

ESPN Chargers reporter Eric Williams says Eddie Royal is "looking good" to stick on the 2014 roster.

Royal is owed $4.5 million in 2014, so he's certainly a cap casualty candidate. The good news for him is that the Chargers are desperate for wideout help behind No. 1 Keenan Allen. Vincent Brown barely flashed in his big chance, Malcom Floyd is coming off a serious neck injury and oft-injured Danario Alexander is a free agent. Royal caught 47 passes for 631 yards with a fluky eight touchdowns.

Eddie Royal WR SD 8 Months

Eddie Royal caught one pass for 30 yards in San Diego's Divisional Round playoff loss to the Broncos.

The Broncos used Champ Bailey at slot corner between Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Chris Harris, meaning Bailey frequently matched up with Royal around the line of scrimmage. Royal is owed $4.5 million in 2014, too much for his limited skill set. The ex-Bronco will be an offseason cap casualty candidate.

Eddie Royal WR SD 8 Months

Eddie Royal (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's Divisional Round game.

Despite the "Q" tag, Royal is expected to play and start in Sunday evening's bout with Denver. He recently passed Vincent Brown on the depth chart.

Eddie Royal WR SD 8 Months

Eddie Royal (toe) is not practicing Wednesday.

Royal is in zero danger of missing Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Broncos. He'll start opposite Keenan Allen but is no higher than the No. 4 option for Philip Rivers.

Eddie Royal WR SD 8 Months

Eddie Royal finished Sunday's Wild Card round win over the Bengals with a 33-yard catch and nine-yard run.

Royal was silent until midway through the third quarter, when he beat LCB Dre Kirkpatrick for a 33-yard bomb down the right sideline to set up Ladarius Green's four-yard touchdown catch. Now playing ahead of Vincent Brown, Royal will enter the Divisional Round "competing" with Green and Ryan Mathews to be Philip Rivers' No. 4 pass option behind Keenan Allen, Danny Woodhead, and Antonio Gates.

Eddie Royal WR SD 8 Months

Eddie Royal (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Bengals.

Royal is fully expected to play despite not practicing at all this week. Even with CB Terence Newman (knee) doubtful for Sunday's game, Royal is not a recommended option in daily leagues.