Chargers Fantasy News

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:56pm

Chargers Inactives
Jeremiah Attaochu OLB
David Johnson TE
Ryan Mathews RB
Rich Ohrnberger C
Manti Te'o ILB
Jason Verrett CB
Reggie Walker OLB

Fantasy Impact:

Donald Brown will carry the load for the Chargers.

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Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4. With Danny Woodhead also out, Donald Brown should see a big workload as the team’s featured back. The diminutive Branden Oliver may work some in the Woodhead role.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (groin, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 4. Hopefully, Allen is putting the groin injury behind him. We’re expecting him to bounce back sooner rather than later.

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, 6:33pm

Chargers TE David Johnson (shoulder, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 4.

Chargers Beat: Team will use 'a whole lot' of Donald Brown in Week 4

Friday, September 26, 2014, 12:04pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

You’ll see a whole lot of RB Donald Brown on Sunday, with a little bit of rookie Branden Oliver sprinkled in. Brown can certainly carry the load. He rushed 31 times for 62 yards against Buffalo. But the Chargers are averaging a league-worst 2.43 yards per carry. Brown needs to pop a couple of big runs to loosen up Jacksonville’s defense. The Chargers also signed Shaun Draughn as a third running back for depth.

Fantasy Impact:

We have Brown ranked as a top 5 RB due to his anticipated workload and a good matchup with the Jaguars.

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 RB Ryan Mathews (knee) missed practice again Thursday. With Danny Woodhead out, Donald Brown should see a big workload as the team’s featured back. The diminutive Branden Oliver may work some in the Woodhead role.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (groin) took full practice reps again Thursday. Hopefully, Allen is putting the groin injury behind him. We’re expecting him to bounce back sooner rather than later.

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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not practice Wednesday. With Danny Woodhead out, Donald Brown should see a big workload as the team’s featured back. The diminutive Branden Oliver may work some in the Woodhead role.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (groin) practiced fully Wednesday. Hopefully, Allen is putting the groin injury behind him. We’re expecting him to bounce back sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday. Gates was curiously uninvolved in Week 3 after a huge Week 2 performance. He has a nice matchup against the Jaguars in Week 4.