Robert Meachem | WR | New Orleans Saints
Posted: 9/5/2013 2:54pm et
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem is happy to be back with the team, where is caught 45 passes for 722 yards and nine touchdowns in 2009. 'Just watching him run around, he looks as good as ever,' QB Drew Brees said. 'I look forward to getting him incorporated back in.'
Huddle Up: Meachem, who played for the Saints from 2008-11, will likely only need a week or two to get back up to speed in the Saints' offense, and that could mean trouble for those fantasy GMs who were banking on sleeper WR production from backups Kenny Stills, Nick Toon and Andy Tanner.
Posted: 9/3/2013 10:48pm et
The New Orleans Saints agreed to a one-year contract Tuesday, Sept. 3, with WR Robert Meachem (Chargers). Financial terms of the deal were still undisclosed.
Huddle Up: Meachem is back in the Big Easy where he at least had some fantasy relevance, averaging 35 catches, 567 yards and 6 TDs per year in his 4 seasons with the Saints. In 2012, his only season with the Chargers, he never seemed to fit in, finishing with 14 receptions, 207 yards and 2 TDs. Meachem is starting from the bottom of the WR depth chart, though, and will have to work his way back into the rotation before he registers on the fantasy radar.
Posted: 8/31/2013 4:45pm et
The San Diego Chargers cut WR Robert Meachem. Meachem costs the team $6.875 in dead money on the salary cap.
Huddle Up: Meachem was a disaster in San Diego, catching just 14 passes in 15 games last season. Meachem will turn 29 in September and try to hook on with another team but his skills are on the decline.
Posted: 8/26/2013 12:50am et
San Diego Chargers WR Robert Meachem is getting limited reps right now, and head coach Mike McCoy explained Sunday, Aug. 25, that it is by design. 'We're going what (we) think is right for the football team. We have a rotation and a certain way we are playing guys,' McCoy said. 'The coaching staff sits down (and) decides how we're going to play guys. We think we are doing it for a reason and what we think is best. This is the plan we've talked about all week long. (Meachem) worked extremely hard and last night he made the most of his opportunities.'
Huddle Up: For those fantasy GMs still waiting on Meachem, what exactly are you waiting for? He's had every opportunity to seize a more prominent role with all the team's myriad WR injuries this preseason, but still has managed only 3 catches for 58 yards in 3 games and is still down on the depth chart.
Posted: 8/18/2013 2:16pm et
The San Diego Chargers would have to take on $10 million in dead money if they decided to release WR Robert Meachem this season. Meachem has struggled during training camp and is guaranteed his $5 million base salary in 2013.
Huddle Up: As uninspiring as Meachem has been in San Diego, the Bolts likely have no choice but to hang on him given the injury issues they've had within the WR corps (Danario Alexander, Eddie Royal & Malcom Floyd) this preseason.
Posted: 7/26/2013 3:26pm et
The San Diego Chargers owe WR Robert Meachem plenty of guaranteed money, so that's likely the only reason he makes the 53-man roster. According to people close to the club, they are convinced he will not be a factor in 2013.
Huddle Up: Meachem wasn't a factor last year, and now the Chargers have a healthy Vincent Brown and rookie Keenan Allen in the mix as well. That's going to leave Meachem far too deep on the San Diego depth chart to be a fantasy factor this season.
Posted: 7/3/2013 10:37pm et
The San Diego Chargers are unlikely to trade WR Robert Meachem before the season starts, according to Bill Williamson. Williamson points out Meachem is owed $5 million in guaranteed money and a team would have to be desperate to trade for him.
Huddle Up: It's tough to see Meachem cracking a receiver rotation that also includes Danario Alexander, Vincent Brown, Malcom Floyd, Eddie Royal and rookie Keenan Allen. The Chargers could conceivably trade one of the other more cap-friendly receivers if Meachem impresses during training camp, but more likely he'll languish on the sidelines again this year.
Posted: 5/24/2013 10:54am et
If San Diego Chargers WR Robert Meachem has a strong preseason, the club could see if there's an active trade market for him. His $6.875 million cap number, however, may make that a difficult task.
Huddle Up: The Chargers would love for their young receivers to step up and make Meachem expendable, but they also need Meachem to look good so they can get at least something for their ill-advised free agency investment. The 49ers are looking for receiver help at the moment, so perhaps there's a match to be made there.