Chargers Fantasy News

Browns fire Rob Chudzinski
Monday, December 30, 2013, 12:44pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Cleveland Browns fired coach Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night.

Less than a year after touting Chudzinski as one of the bright young coaches in the NFL and a guy CEO Joe Banner said he had his eye on for a long time, the Browns let him go after one season as coach.

The Browns still owe Chudzinski $10.5 million, league sources told ESPN Senior NFL Insider Chris Mortensen.

Fantasy Impact:

Cleveland plans to commence its head coaching search immediately, with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt expected to be among the candidates, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:31pm

Chargers Inactives
Marcus Cromartie DB
Kwame Geathers NT
Lavelle Hawkins WR
Stephen Schilling G
Brad Sorensen QB
Brandon Taylor S
Kenny Wiggins T

Fantasy Impact:

With the Ravens & Dolphins behind in the early games, it's looking possible that the Chargers could be in a win-or-go home situation at 4:30. If one of those teams were to come back to win, Ryan Mathews could be rested in a meaningless game.

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Chiefs starters likely to play 'a series or two'
Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 10:16am

Kansas City Star - [Full Article]

Chiefs HC Andy Reid will likely rest some of his starters in Week 17:

“I’m going to work some guys in,” Reid said. “Most of them have already worked in. … I talked to the team, and I will have it figured out by the end of the week exactly how I’m going to work it.”

Translated, that means the Chiefs, 11-4, likely will approach this game against San Diego, 8-7, much like Reid did four times in Philadelphia when his Eagles’ teams were locked into playoff positions going into a final week, the same way most teams approach a final preseason game.

He’ll give the starters a series or two and then go to the backups. Unlike in the preseason, a team with 53 players on the active roster can’t rest everyone. But don’t expect to see much of quarterback Alex Smith, running back Jamaal Charles or outside linebacker Tamba Hali, who did not practice Tuesday because of a swollen knee.

Fantasy Impact:

With Charles likely playing a low number of snaps, Knile Davis is likely to see a career high in touches against the Chargers. This is why we recommend that leagues wrap up their finals Week 16 or earlier. It's a shame that championship-caliber teams with Charles won't be able to use their star RB in the title game.

Ryan Mathews expected to play Week 17
Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 9:02am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chargers coach Mike McCoy told reporters that running back Ryan Mathews suffered an ankle injury in the win over Oakland, but is expected to play on Sunday in the team's final game of the season against Kansas City.

Mathews wore a protective boot on his foot in the locker room after the game.

Fantasy Impact:

Mathews carried the ball 25 times for 99 yards, including a 7-yard score. Mathews has a career-high 1,111 yards this season, and is on track to play a full, 16-game season for the first time in his four-year NFL career. He should be a good play against the Chiefs, who could end up resting a lot of their starters after clinching the 5th seed.

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 9:19pm

Michael Gehlken on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews wearing a protective boot on left foot in locker room.

Fantasy Impact:

Mathews left the game but was able to come back. The Chargers play the Chiefs in Week 17 and if Mathews can't go, Danny Woodhead would likely see an increased role with Ronnie Brown also mixed in.

Raiders/Chargers Inactives
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 3:15pm

Raiders Inactives
 
Chance Casey DB
Andre Gurode C
Ricky Lumpkin DT
Lamar Mady OG
 
Chargers Inactives
 
Marcus Cromartie DB
Kwame Geathers NT
Stephen Schilling G
Brandon Taylor SS
Kenny Wiggins T
Fantasy Impact:

Keenan Allen is active, as expected.

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