Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 2/12/16 1:07am ET
San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's pass-catching ability impressed offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt this past season.
Huddle Up: Amid a disappointing rookie season, Gordon did latch on to 33 of his 37 targets which resulted in 11 more receptions than he had in four years at Wisconsin.
Antonio Gates - TEPosted 2/2/16 6:00pm ET
San Diego Chargers TEs Antonio Gates, Ladarius Green, David B. Johnson and John Phillips will all become free agents if they are not re-signed by March 9. Gates is expected to return, however.
Huddle Up: Gates, who will turn 36 this season, isn't the force he used to be, but he's still a talented and trusted weapon for Philip Rivers so look for him to sign a cap-friendly deal that will close out his NFL career.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 1/26/16 10:17pm ET
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers considered retirement after the 2014 season when he dealt with rib and back injuries. He eventually signed a four-year contract extension last August, and Rivers now says he feels far better this offseason than last. 'This year, physically, I'm great. Emotionally, it's been rough, but I'm excited -- I really am excited about who the new core is going to be. I'm excited to be part of that group. I'm waiting for it, kind of letting them take it. ... It's not going to be the buddies I came with; they're going to be gone,' Rivers said.
Huddle Up: The 34-year-old QB hit career highs in attempts (661), completions (437) and yards (4,792) while throwing for 29 TDs and 13 interceptions, and certainly sounds no worse from wear.
Mike McCoy - HCPosted 1/8/16 11:29pm ET
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy received a contract extension through the 2017 season.
Huddle Up: There were some serious questions about McCoy's future following the team's worst finish (4-12) since 2003, but McCoy will return for at least a fourth season to work with Philip Rivers and Co.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 1/5/16 9:12am ET
San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is scheduled to have surgery on his torn knee cartilage. He is expected to make a full recovery, according to head coach Mike McCoy.
Huddle Up: The Chargers shut down Gordon early, though you may not have noticed because he wasn't doing much in his rookie season anyway. He may miss some minicamps but this should not prevent him from being ready for the start of the 2016 season.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 1/5/16 11:30pm ET
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers led the league with 661 pass attempts this season -- the most since Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw an all-time record 727 times in 2012. His 661 attempts were also the sixth most all time in one season.
Huddle Up: With the Bolts' ground game a non-factor all season, Rivers finished with career highs in attempts, completions (437) and yards (4,792) while tossing 29 TD passes and 13 interceptions to finish 10th among fantasy QBs. Having just turned 34, Rivers should have a year or two of big numbers left in him.
Dontrelle Inman - WRPosted 12/25/15 1:23am ET
San Diego Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman finished with eight catches on 13 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in a 23-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Inman stepped up to pace the Bolts' depleted WR corps, which was missing Stevie Johnson again, to post his best fantasy numbers of the season. Definitely a player to consider if you're desperate for WR help in Week 17.
Ladarius Green - TEPosted 12/24/15 7:42pm ET
San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) is officially active for the Week 16 game against the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Yeah, Green is getting a green light, but he's only managed a combined eight receptions for 88 yards and no scores over his last five games.
Stevie Johnson - WRPosted 12/24/15 7:42pm ET
San Diego Chargers WR Stevie Johnson (groin) has been declared inactive for the Week 16 game against the Oakland Raiders along with OT Jeff Linkenbach, OT King Dunlap, LB Kyle Emanuel, DL Sean Lissemore, CB Steve Williams and WR Vincent Brown.
Huddle Up: As expected, Johnson will miss a second straight game after getting injured in Week 13.
Stevie Johnson - WRPosted 12/23/15 4:46pm ET
San Diego Chargers WR Stevie Johnson (groin) and TE Ladarius Green (ankle) are listed as questionable for Week 16 against the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Both players will be game-time calls Christmas Eve, and Johnson remains the bigger question mark of the two having essentially missed the last three games.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 12/21/15 9:23am ET
San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) left the Week 15 game against the Miami Dolphins due to a knee injury and he was unable to return.
Huddle Up: Meanwhile, Danny Woodhead was scoring four touchdowns and doing everything the Chargers had hoped their first-round pick would be doing--and then some. Depending on the severity of the injury, Gordon is in serious danger of making it through his entire rookie season without having seen the end zone.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 12/21/15 4:53pm ET
San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is out for the year with a knee injury he suffered in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Gordon ends a disappointing season on injured reserve. He'll try to bounce back next year but Gordon will need to show more than he did as a rookie. The Chargers' offensive line didn't help but Gordon needs to take some of the blame too. Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown will take over the running back duties for the rest of the year. Woodhead has the most fantasy value going forward.
Stevie Johnson - WRPosted 12/17/15 10:43pm ET
San Diego Chargers WR Stevie Johnson (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: If Johnson is unable to get on the practice field Friday, count on him missing a third straight game Sunday.
Stevie Johnson - WRPosted 12/16/15 6:25pm ET
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Stevie Johnson (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 16. WR Dontrelle Inman (neck) is ahead of Johnson in his recovery and is doing position drills.
Huddle Up: Unless Johnson can get on the practice field the next few days, count on him missing a third straight game.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 12/12/15 5:33pm ET
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (illness, foot) is battling a flu bug, but one team official said it would take more than that to keep him out Sunday, Dec. 13.
Huddle Up: Rivers is as tough as they come. Expect him to be in the starting lineup but with a lack of weapons, he's just a QB2 this week against a tough Chiefs' defense.
Stevie Johnson - WRPosted 12/11/15 4:35pm ET
San Diego Chargers WRs Stevie Johnson (groin) and Dontrelle Inman (neck) have both been ruled out for Week 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: And the M.A.S.H. theme continues to blare in San Diego as TEs Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green and WRs Malcom Floyd and Javontee Herndon will be the primary pass-catchers for Philip Rivers this Sunday in K.C.
Stevie Johnson - WRPosted 12/10/15 5:02pm ET
San Diego Chargers WR Stevie Johnson (groin) and WR Dontrelle Inman (neck) are out of practice Thursday, Dec. 10.
Huddle Up: Both wideouts left Sunday's Week 13 contest early, and if neither can get off the sideline Friday, count on being without them Sunday against the Chiefs.
Antonio Gates - TEPosted 11/27/15 5:27pm ET
San Diego Chargers TEs Antonio Gates (hip) and Ladarius Green (ankle) and WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder) are listed as probable for Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Gate will play in his fourth straight game, but with Green getting healthier, the targets will be diluted between the two tight ends. Floyd, meanwhile, looks like he'll suit up for the first time in three weeks and will resume his fantasy-boom-or-bust deep-threat role.
Antonio Gates - TEPosted 11/25/15 7:25pm ET
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hip) and WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Gates is dealing with a hip issues and won't see much practice time this week but he'll be in the starting lineup against Jacksonville. Expect him to be Philip Rivers' favorite target with all the injuries San Diego has at receiver.
Malcom Floyd - WRPosted 11/20/15 3:45pm ET
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder) didn't practice Friday, Nov. 20, and is out for Week 11.
Huddle Up: The Chargers' bye week wasn't quite enough for Floyd to recover from his Week 9 shoulder injury, and his absence will mean more looks for the rest of the Bolts' pass-catchers, most notably Stevie Johnson, Dontrelle Inman and Antonio Gates.
Malcom Floyd - WRPosted 11/19/15 9:20am ET
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder) said Wednesday, Nov. 18, that he is hopeful of returning this season despite suffering a torn labrum in his left shoulder. 'I plan on coming back,' Floyd said. 'Based on the experience of all the injuries I've had, you've got to know your body and how to rehab it and get back on track.'
Huddle Up: Reading between the lines it certainly doesn't sound like Floyd will be back this week. Philip Rivers would certainly appreciate a familiar face in the receiving corps at some point.
Ladarius Green - TEPosted 11/18/15 5:27pm ET
San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Very concerning for Green's fantasy owners as the tight end still is unable to practice coming out of the team's bye week. The only hope is for a quick turnaround the next few days.
Malcom Floyd - WRPosted 11/18/15 5:27pm ET
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: There was some hope that the bye week might give Floyd time to heal enough to get back on the field, but he remains a serious question mark for now.
Danny Woodhead - RBPosted 11/11/15 12:30am ET
San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead is on pace for 926 receiving yards in 2015, which would set the single-season record for receiving yards by a San Diego running back.
Huddle Up: Woodhead leads all backs with 521 receiving yards and three TDs while ranking second with with 59 targets and 45 receptions. And with the Chargers' WRs and TEs banged up and rookie teammate Melvin Gordon still struggling, Woodhead will continue to very much involved in the S.D. passing game.
Danny Woodhead - RBPosted 11/10/15 12:45am ET
San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead ran six times for 33 yards in the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Nov. 9, and he added six receptions for a team-high 78 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted 10 times.
Huddle Up: Woodhead didn't start as usual, but he continues to outshine starter Melvin Gordon as the first-round pick produced only 31 rushing yards and 25 receiving yards on 14 total touches and is still looking for his first NFL TD. Woodhead, meanwhile, has had at least five receptions in four of his last five games and has had at least 60 yards in seven of nine outings this season.
Stevie Johnson - WRPosted 11/10/15 12:47am ET
San Diego Chargers WR Stevie Johnson posted a team-high seven catches for 68 yards in the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears on Monday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: With Keenan Allen out for the season and Malcom Floyd departing early Monday night with a shoulder injury, Johnson is now the Bolts' de facto No. 1 WR as long as he can avoid the rampant San Diego injury bug himself.
Malcom Floyd - WRPosted 11/10/15 3:31pm ET
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder) could be done for the rest of the season after suffering an injury in Week 10 Monday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: The 34-year-old Floyd had previously announced this was going to be his final season, and the hard-hitting injury bug that's been ravaging the Chargers all season unfortunately looks as if it might've brought the campaign to an early end.
Malcom Floyd - WRPosted 11/10/15 8:12pm ET
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder) is considered day-to-day, according to head coach Mike McCoy. McCoy said Floyd has time to rehabilitate his shoulder injury with the upcoming bye week.
Huddle Up: Good news here as it sounds like Floyd has avoided a serious injury with the bye week also falling at the right time.
Malcom Floyd - WRPosted 11/10/15 11:44pm ET
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder) suffered a torn labrum in a Week 9 loss to the Chicago Bears. It's yet to be determined whether or not the injury will cause Floyd to miss the rest of the season. Floyd has already said this season will be his last.
Huddle Up: There are no medical degrees here at Huddle headquarters, but sadly this sounds like anything but a short-term injury and don't bank on having Floyd the remainder of the season.
Ladarius Green - TEPosted 11/9/15 7:39pm ET
San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) has been declared inactive for the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears on Monday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: As expected, Green will sit out after suffering an ankle injury early in last week's loss to the Ravens, and that, combined with WR Keenan Allen's absence, figures to mean a heavy dose of targets for veteran TE Antonio Gates in particular.
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