Ladarius Green Fantasy News

Steelers TE Ladarius Green sitting out OTAs after offseason ankle surgery

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 3:58pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Steelers TE Ladarius Green is sitting out OTAs after offseason ankle surgery and doesn't know the exact date for return (the expectation is training camp). "I just want to see if I can prove it to myself that I can go out there and be the best," he said.

Fantasy Impact:

This doesn't sound too serious. Green landed in an optimal situation in Pittsburgh, playing with an elite quarterback and in a high-octane offense. It also doesn’t hurt that Martavis Bryant is suspended for the year; the team is likely to lean on Green’s size in the red zone. In four games that Antonio Gates missed in 2015, Green averaged 4.5 catches for 55 yards and 0.75 TD (on 6.8 targets per game). In the 13 career games where he has seen at least five targets, he has averaged 7.5 fantasy points (standard), which would have translated to #7 TE numbers in 2015.

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant dropping appeal, will be suspended for the entire 2016 season

Monday, March 14, 2016, 3:15pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is dropping his appeal of his suspension. He's going to be suspended a year.

Bryant is eligible to apply for reinstatement no sooner than 60 days before 1-year anniversary of the suspension.

Related players: Markus Wheaton, Ladarius Green, Darrius Heyward-Bey

Fantasy Impact:

Markus Wheaton sees the biggest bump in fantasy value with the news of Bryant's suspension. He caught 44 passes for 749 yards and five touchdowns on the season, but really came on down the stretch, averaging 4.7 catches for 79 yards and 0.67 TD (on 7.8 targets per game) over the final six games of the season. (He was the #12 fantasy receiver in that span.) Though he only gained 53 total receiving yards in two playoff games, he was targeted 13 times, so he was an integral part of the offense late in the year. Wheaton fared well on a per target basis, finishing 22nd and 27th (out of 121 eligible receivers) in fantasy points per target in standard and PPR formats, respectively. Consider Wheaton a fantasy WR3 with WR2 upside. The other players who stand to benefit are TE Ladarius Green (especially in the red zone) and deep threat Darrius Heyward-Bey.

Steelers expected to sign TE Ladarius Green

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 12:50pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Former Chargers TE Ladarius Green is expected to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

There were better potential landing spots, but this is still great news for his fantasy stock. He'll compete to be the third option in the passing game behind Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. In 13 career games where he's seen at least five targets, he has averaged 3.5 catches for 52 yards and 0.38 TD, which are solid TE1 numbers in both standard and PPR formats. He's not guaranteed at least five targets per game, but the now-retired Heath Miller saw at least five passes come his way in 17 of his last 32 regular season games and his skills were diminishing. Green has the speed to threaten the seam and will see single coverage with Brown and Bryant drawing most of the attention of the defense.

TNF Injury Report: Chargers vs. Raiders

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 5:31pm

NFL Communications - [Full Article]

San Diego Chargers

OUT
T King Dunlap (ankle), LB Kyle Emanuel (concussion), DT Sean Lissemore (shoulder)

QUESTIONABLE
TE Ladarius Green (ankle), WR Stevie Johnson (groin)

PROBABLE
T Chris Hairston (abdomen), CB Steve Williams (hip)

Oakland Raiders

OUT
S Nate Allen (knee), DE Mario Edwards (neck)

QUESTIONABLE
CB Neiko Thorpe (neck)

PROBABLE
WR Amari Cooper (foot), DE Khalil Mack (knee), WR Seth Roberts (abdomen), S Charles Woodson (shoulder)

Fantasy Impact:

Stevie Johnson was listed as doubtful last week, so this is an upgrade. He's not a great start after a long layoff, but would probably see 7-10 targets as the team's primary receiver. His return would put a dent in Dontrelle Inman's upside.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman (neck, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 15. It appears that Inman is going to return this week. He’s a Sneaky Start, especially if Ladarius Green sits. Prior to his injury, Inman had eight catches for 114 yards and a TD on 14 total targets in Week 11 and Week 12, and that was with Stevie Johnson in the lineup. With Johnson out, Inman could see the most targets of the San Diego wideouts.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15. Green was a full participant last week which led to a probable tag, so this is a downgrade from last week. If he’s out, Antonio Gates should see a boost in snaps.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman (neck) took full practice reps again Thursday. It appears that Inman is going to return this week. He’s a Sneaky Start, especially if Ladarius Green sits.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Green was a full participant last week which led to a probable tag, so this is a downgrade.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Chargers WRs Stevie Johnson (groin, out) and Dontrelle Inman (neck, out) missed practice all week and are out for Week 14. Malcom Floyd, Javontee Herndon, Tyrell Williams and the newly re-signed Vincent Brown will lead the way against the Chiefs. Ladarius Green could see a lot of playing time in two-TE sets.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 14. Green should see plenty of playing time given the current state of the Charger WR corps, but that doesn’t always translate to production.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. The Chargers are very dinged up at receiver, so Green could see a lot of playing time. He played 88% of the snaps in Week 13, but only had two catches for 21 yards (on six targets) to show for it.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13. Green only has four total targets in his last two games, though he did play 62% of the snaps in Week 12.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Green only has four total targets in his last two games.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Green only has four total targets in his last two games.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 12. Green could see starter's snaps if the team plays a lot of two-TE sets with Keenan Allen sidelined.

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