Ladarius Green - TEPosted 10/5/15 8:14pm ET
San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green has played well early in the season and should continue to have a role in the offense even though TE Antonio Gates is receiving from his suspension, according to QB Philip Rivers.
Huddle Up: Green has put up a 14-174-2 stat line despite missing a game, and with Gates another year older at 35, he'll give opposing defenses another TE to account for. Splitting reps, though, will naturally knock Green's fantasy value down a tier or two, though, so adjust your expectations.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 9/29/15 7:54pm ET
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has thrown an interception in nine straight games -- the longest active streak in the NFL. The next longest active streak is three games.
Huddle Up: Only Andrew Luck, with 23, has thrown more interceptions than Rivers' 22 since the start of the 2014 season, but he's also thrown the sixth-most scoring passes (36) during that span and sneakily is currently ranked as fantasy's 10th-best QB. There are definite worries about the state of the Bolts' offensive, but don't be quick to give up on Rivers.
Ladarius Green - TEPosted 9/24/15 1:17pm ET
San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) is unlikely to play in Week 3.
Huddle Up: One concussion is serious enough, but two in the span of 11 days is really concerning, and don't be surprised if Green winds up missing a couple games.
Ladarius Green - TEPosted 9/23/15 6:09pm ET
San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green displayed concussion-like symptoms and was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Huddle Up: Green able to play in Week 1 despite sustaining a concussion in practice the previous week , and if he's suffered another one so soon, it almost definitely will necessitate him sitting out a game this time. Let's check back in on his prognosis Friday to get a better gauge.
Ladarius Green - TEPosted 9/11/15 6:42pm ET
San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) participated in practicel Friday, Sept. 11, but he is listed as questionable for Week 1 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Great sign that Green was able to get on the field Friday, but the fact that he just suffered the concussion on Wednesday gives serious pause that he'll able to go in Week 1.
Ladarius Green - TEPosted 9/10/15 6:40pm ET
San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Green suffered the concussion Wednesday in practice, meaning his Week 1 availability against the Lions is in serious question. And with Antonio Gates suspended for the first four games, the Bolts' TEs Sunday could consist of David Johnson, Kyle Miller and John Phillips.
Ladarius Green - TEPosted 9/9/15 6:34pm ET
San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green is being evaluated for a concussion Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: Sound the alert for those hoping to use Green while Antonio Gates serves a season-opening four-game suspension. There's been no official word on Green, but former Steeler David Johnson is listed as the Bolts' third tight end.
Nick Novak - PKPosted 9/5/15 3:23pm ET
San Diego Chargers PK Nick Novak was released Saturday, Sept. 5, according to a source. Rookie PK Josh Lambo is expected to start.
Huddle Up: A surprise for a team that typically has a better than average kicker that doesn't play many bad weather games.
Danny Woodhead - RBPosted 9/2/15 8:43pm ET
San Diego Chargers RBs Melvin Gordon, Danny Woodhead, Branden Oliver and Donald Brown will be part of a committee at running back this season, according to QB Philip Rivers. 'As Coach has always said I'm not saying anything out of the blue it's a running back by committee crew,' Rivers said. 'It's going to be a team effort in that bunch. We're going to need all of them to carry the load in the run game and to catch the ball out of the backfield.'
Huddle Up: The Chargers selected Gordon in the first round but Woodhead, and possibly others, will be involved as well. Gordon's ADP has dropped to the fifth round recently.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 8/30/15 4:05pm ET
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers' (finger) X-rays on his finger were negative following a preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, and he said he would have continued to play if it had been the regular season.
Huddle Up: Rivers has had a so-so preseason so far, going 15-of-21 for 160 yards, no TDs and no interceptions in a pair of games and should be drafted as a low-end QB1/high-end QB2.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 8/24/15 11:13pm ET
San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) is expected to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: The first-round pick has to be champing at the bit to get back on the field after gaining only 11 yards on six carries in the preseason opener and then sitting out the Bolts' second exhibition contest last weekend. Definitely a player to watch in Week 3.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 8/21/15 6:15pm ET
San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) is not expected to participate in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22, even though he participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 19, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With the first-round pick having struggled through a six-carry, 11-yard effort in the preseason opener and apparently now likely to miss Game No. 2, it hasn't exactly been the start most fantasy pundits were expecting from the Big Ten stud. It's still way too soon for any drastic draft-board measures, however.
Keenan Allen - WRPosted 8/20/15 11:29pm ET
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen has had the best training camp of his short career so far, according to QB Philip Rivers.
Huddle Up: Allen may be having a fine camp, but Rivers also is no dummy, trying to boost the confidence of his top WR following a disappointing sophomore season which saw his yards-per-catch average dip a full 4.5 yards and his TD receptions fall from eight to four.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 8/19/15 5:36pm ET
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and the rest of the San Diego offense will not be lined up in the shotgun as much in 2015. Rivers will line up under center more this season in an attempt to create a more balanced offense, according to head coach Mike McCoy. McCoy added that the Chargers' opponent will influence how often they use shotgun.
Huddle Up: In other words, the Bolts didn't move up in the first round to draft RB Melvin Gordon to serve as a shotgun pass-blocker. Meanwhile, it should make no difference for the veteran Rivers, who is coming off back-to-back seasons with 4,000 or more yards and 30-plus TDs for the first time in his career.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 8/19/15 10:30pm ET
San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) might miss the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22, against the Arizona Cardinals due to a minor ankle injury, a source said Wednesday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: It hasn't been a great preseason for Gordon so far. He struggled against the Cowboys and now he's dealing with a minor ankle injury. Still, the rookie is set to handle a large workload once the season starts, so it's not time to panic.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 8/16/15 12:24am ET
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has agreed to a four-year extension, the team announced Saturday, Aug. 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Rivers goes from trade rumors to to a 4-year deal worth $83.25 million. The contract includes $65 million guaranteed. Rivers is coming of a season where he threw 4,286 yards and 31 touchdowns. He has an ADP of Round 10.
Danny Woodhead - RBPosted 8/14/15 4:54pm ET
San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead scored an on 8-yard run in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: That proved to be Woodhead's only rushing attempt or reception on the night, but it serves as a subtle reminder that the often-overlooked RB is back after missing all but three games with a broken leg last season. Don't forget about Branden Oliver, either, as he paced the Bolts with 53 yards and a TD on 10 carries Thursday night.
Jacoby Jones - WRPosted 8/13/15 5:43pm ET
San Diego Chargers WR Jacoby Jones isn't relying on his previous success with the Baltimore Ravens as he gets set for his first preseason game with the Chargers Thursday, Aug. 13. 'I just want to get out there and play my role. Whatever I've got to bring to the table, I'm going to bring it. Whenever they call my name to make a play, I'll make it. And I've got my first celebration planned. I always have them ready. I've been thinking about them from the day I signed,' said Jones.
Huddle Up: Jones only had nine catches for 131 yards last season with the Ravens, making it easy to forget he's been added to Philip Rivers' arsenal. He's also been overshadowed by the anticipation of a rebound season from Keenan Allen and the late-round sleeper love being shown to Stevie Johnson.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 8/12/15 6:28pm ET
San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's pass blocking is still a work in progress. He has big adjustments to make, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Huddle Up: That might necessitate the first-round pick leaving the field on obvious passing downs until he gets that cleaned up. In the meantime, that opens the door for Danny Woodhead, particularly in PPR leagues.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 8/12/15 6:42pm ET
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has made progress in contract extension talks with the team, but there still appears to be one or two issues to be worked out. The Chargers are willing to use the franchise tag on Rivers in the next two offseasons if the two sides are not able to reach an agreement.
Huddle Up: There was a time this spring when it appeared that Rivers wouldn't be in Chargers' uniform for the 2015 season -- let alone 2016 and beyond -- with the flurry of trade rumors but now the pendulum appears to have swung back in the other direction. He's a solid QB2 fantasy prospect for the coming season.
Keenan Allen - WRPosted 8/7/15 9:39am ET
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen lined up all over the field in training camp Wednesday, Aug. 5, catching a fade route over CB Jason Verrett in the end zone and adding two long catches, both with considerable yards after the catch. 'I didn't feel tired at all today or yesterday or when we did the conditioning test,' Allen said last week. 'Just being able to run and not be fatigued, I don't have to think about anything but run and catch the ball.'
Huddle Up: Allen suffered through a bit of a sophomore slump last season, but he's being moved around in the offense this year and seems ready to take on the role of Philip Rivers' favorite target.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 8/1/15 8:07pm ET
San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has struggled with pass protection through the first three days of training camp.
Huddle Up: Gordon played at Wisconsin where they sometimes punt on third and long, so it's not surprising he's struggling in pass protection. This could impact his fantasy value, however. Danny Woodhead is healthy again and likely to resume his role as the third-down back. Gordon will see the bulk of the early down work but if he can't pass protect, Woodhead will be on the field a lot as well.
Danny Woodhead - RBPosted 7/24/15 2:27pm ET
San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead will remain involved in the passing game and on third downs.
Huddle Up: No surprise here as Woodhead reeled in a whopping 76 receptions during his last fill season in San Diego (2013), but this will hurt the value of first-round pick Melvin Gordon, who's currently going 12th among RBs (Pick No. 35 on average) in early MFL drafts.
Stevie Johnson - WRPosted 7/21/15 10:48pm ET
San Diego Chargers WR Stevie Johnson will be used on the outside as well as in the slot this season.
Huddle Up: Johnson is with his third team in three seasons and since reeling off back-to-back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons in Buffalo from 2010-12, Johnson only has averaged 44 catches, 516 yards and three TDs over the last two seasons. Still, Philip Rivers will easily be the best QB Johnson has played with, and the opportunity is there in San Diego with Eddie Royal gone, TE Antonio Gates suspended for the first four games, Keenan Allen coming off a disappointing season and Malcom Floyd another year older.
Keenan Allen - WRPosted 7/10/15 11:51pm ET
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen's red zone targets fell from 19 in 2013 to 12 last year, and he caught just 18 passes that went at least 10 yards through the air a year ago compared to 29 in 2013.
Huddle Up: The second-year wideout was one of fantasy's biggest disappointments last season, falling from 153 fantasy points to 102 but look to grab him at a bargain rate in drafts this summer with fellow wideout Eddie Royal now and stud TE Antonio Gates suspended for the season's first four games.
Stevie Johnson - WRPosted 7/6/15 3:25pm ET
San Diego Chargers WR Stevie Johnson is expected to be used as the slot receiver this season and could see increased targets early in the season because of the suspension to TE Antonio Gates. Johnson said he does not care about where he lines up on offense.
Huddle Up: Plenty of opportunity for Johnson to carve out fantasy value in San Diego, especially during the first month of the season when Gates is sidelined.
Ladarius Green - TEPosted 7/3/15 4:10pm ET
San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green likely will be the starting tight end with TE Antonio Gates being suspended for the first four games of the season.
Huddle Up: Stepping in for last season's No. 2 fantasy TE for the first month of the upcoming season will be a huge opportunity for Green, who for all the preseason hype he's generated in his career, has all of 40 career receptions for 658 yards and three TDs in his three pro seasons.
Antonio Gates - TEPosted 7/2/15 5:01pm ET
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs. It was previous reported that Gates had been suspended for substance abuse.
Huddle Up: Perhaps this helps explain Gates' fountain-of-youth season (69-821-12) at the age of 34 last season. Regardless, this should finally provide the fantasy jump-start backup TE Ladarius Green needs.
Keenan Allen - WRPosted 6/30/15 5:08pm ET
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen said he's been losing weight in order to play faster this season.
Huddle Up: Allen is coming off a disappointing fantasy season -- one in which he had more targets (121-105) and receptions (77-71) than the previous season but did less with them, seeing a sizable dip in yardage (1,046-783) and TD receptions (8-4).
Danny Woodhead - RBPosted 6/29/15 11:06pm ET
San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) missed 13 games last season due to a broken ankle, but he appeared fast and healthy in offseason work.
Huddle Up: A healthy Woodhead would allow the Chargers to bring rookie Melvin Gordon along slowly in the passing game--and bring a little PPR fantasy value to the table himself.
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