Ladarius Green Fantasy News

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Chargers WR Eddie Royal (elbow, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 7. Royal’s rib injury is not serious, so he should play against the Chiefs this week. It’s bad news for Ladarius Green, who was likely to see more snaps if Royal couldn’t play.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Chargers WR Eddie Royal (elbow) practiced fully Wednesday. Royal’s Week 6 rib injury is not serious. Now he’s being listed with an elbow injury, but he should play against the Chiefs this week. It’s bad news for Ladarius Green, who was likely to see more snaps if Royal couldn’t play.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (calf, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. The questionable tag isn’t encouraging for Floyd. His absence might open up extra opportunities for Eddie Royal and/or Ladarius Green.

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 3:11pm

Chargers Inactives
Jeremiah Attaochu OLB
Dontrelle Inman WR
Ryan Mathews RB
Rich Ohrnberger C
Manti Te'o ILB
Reggie Walker OLB
Shareece Wright CB

Fantasy Impact:

TE Ladarius Green returns from injury.

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 5. Green was active in Week 4, but did not play. Until he starts to get quality playing time, it’s extremely difficult to trust him as a fantasy start.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (hamstring) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Green was active in Week 4, but did not play. Until he starts to get quality playing time, it’s extremely difficult to trust him as a fantasy start.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:31pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Green was active in Week 4, but did not play. Until he starts to get quality playing time, it’s extremely difficult to trust him as a fantasy start.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 4. Gates will likely play heavy snaps if Ladarius Green (hamstring, questionable) is sidelined. Gates has only played 65% of the snaps this season, so there’s upside here.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (hamstring, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 4. Green apparently injured himself this week and the missed practice on Friday is not a good sign. If he can’t play, Antonio Gates would likely see heavy snaps. (He has only played 65% of the snaps this season.) Green’s absence could also help Eddie Royal and Malcom Floyd, who may see more playing time in three-WR sets.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 12:01pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chargers TE Antonio Gates proved against Seattle that if you single-cover him with a linebacker or a safety, he can still win, particularly in the red zone. Gates finished with seven catches for 96 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over the Super Bowl champs, earning AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors. He was doubled most of the time the following week against Buffalo, finishing with just one catch for 8 yards. But with Buffalo choosing to take away Gates, the Chargers used him as a decoy to free up slot receiver Eddie Royal and emerging talented tight end Ladarius Green.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) took full practice reps again Thursday. Gates could play major snaps if Ladarius Green (hamstring) can’t play.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (hamstring) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. This is a new injury for Green, and midweek downgrades are never good. If he can’t play, Antonio Gates would likely see heavy snaps. Green’s absence could also help Eddie Royal and Malcom Floyd, who may see more playing time in three-WR sets.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (groin, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 3. Allen should play against the Bills. Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal would get a bump if Allen can’t go, and the team would presumably want to get Ladarius Green on the field more in 12 personnel. The Chargers play in the early round of games.

Gates: Ladarius Green is 'a big part of what we do'

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:36am

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Chargers TE Ladarius Green went from 39 offensive snaps in 2012 to 450 in 2013. The plan is for that number to rise again in 2014.

New tight ends coach Pete Metzelaars helped mentor Green in blocking this offseason. The 6-foot-7 coach made a 16-year career from specializing in the area. His work with Green, a willing but imperfect blocker with a thin frame, should help keep the 24-year-old on the field. His route running, though, seems most improved from last season. Green is moving better in and out of his breaks.

Last year, Antonio Gates played 1,083 snaps on offense. The disparity between him and Green likely will narrow this season, helping keep Gates fresh.

Fantasy Impact:

Gates said that Green is "a big part of what we do." Green played 33% of snaps on the season, but played 40%+ in the final six games, indicating that the team likes what he brings to the table. He's still playing behind Gates, so it's surprising to see him going ahead of Gates in early fantasy drafts. He does have far more upside, but it's hard to see him posting TE1 numbers without an injury to Gates.

Sorting out the Chargers' TE situation

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10:20am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chargers tight end Ladarius Green appears to have taken another step in his development after showing the ability to create big plays last season.

While Green will be featured more in the offense, veteran Antonio Gates will remain the most targeted tight end on San Diego’s roster. Gates has been the most targeted receiver for the Chargers two of the last three seasons. While NFL observers believe he has lost a step, the 34-year-old Gates can still beat one-on-one coverage in the middle of the field, particularly in the red zone.

Fantasy Impact:

Green played 33% of snaps on the season, but played 40%+ in the final six games, indicating that the team likes what he brings to the table. He's still playing behind Antonio Gates, so it's surprising to see him going ahead of Gates in early fantasy drafts. He does have upside, but it's hard to see him posting TE1 numbers without an injury to Gates.