Chargers Fantasy News

Chargers RB Danny Woodhead to get MRI

Monday, September 19, 2016, 7:55am

ESPN - [Full Article]

RB Danny Woodhead will have an MRI to determine the extent of his right-knee injury and could be unavailable for a handful of games.

Fantasy Impact:

We'll know more after that but we do know he was struggling to put weight on it and was eventually carted off. The story was mainly about how the team will need to rely on Melvin Gordon, who is off to a good start this season after struggling as a rookie last year.

Chargers RB Danny Woodhead out with knee injury

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 6:16pm

Yahoo Sports - [Full Article]

Chargers RB Danny Woodhead caught a 4-yard pass in the flat from quarterback Philip Rivers and was tackled by Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith. Woodhead's right foot got caught in the turf at Qualcomm Stadium and he immediately grabbed his knee. The Chargers later announced he had a knee injury.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said Woodhead was unable to put any pressure on his right leg and was helped off the field. He was then carted to the locker room to be evaluated by the Chargers medical staff. If Woodhead misses time it's another huge blow to this offense and to fantasy owners who waited to target Woodhead later in drafts. Kenneth Farrow got some offseason press this summer and the team also claimed Andre Williams after getting released by the Giants.

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 3:13pm

Chargers Inactives
Joey Bosa DE
Tyreek Burwell T
Ryan Carrethers NT
Adrian Phillips CB
Max Tuerk C
Kenny Wiggins OG
Andre Williams RB

Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:38pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, doubtful) took limited practice reps all week and is doubtful for Week 2. Charles won’t play again this week, though he is practicing, so he’s working his way back. Spencer Ware will get the nod again after racking up 199 yards and a touchdown on 18 touches against the Chargers. He'll face a tougher test against a good Houston defense, especially with the Chiefs missing two starting offensive linemen.

Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:38pm

Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (not injury related - illness, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 2. Ivory has been ruled out. T.J. Yeldon should carry the load in what should be a high-scoring game against the Chargers. He posted 69 total yards and a touchdown on 25 touches against the Packers. The efficiency wasn’t great, but the workload was there.

Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:38pm

Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Thomas was removed from the injury report so he’s ready to face the Chargers.

Chargers Beat: Team seems unlikely to do anything radical at WR

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 1:31pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

The Chargers seem unlikely to do anything radical from a personnel standpoint in the aftermath of Keenan Allen’s injury.

Generally speaking, there is little to do.

Maneuvering a trade is easier said than done. This is not like baseball, a sport in which a left-handed bat simply can be plugged into the clean-up spot. Any wide receiver who joins the club would need to learn the playbook on the fly and build a rapport with quarterback Philip Rivers. That is partly why such midseason deals are fairly uncommon in the NFL.

Fantasy Impact:

Isaiah Burse, Dontrelle Inman, Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams look like they will have to pick things with Allen out. Dom Williams could be added from the practice squad, the story said. It doesn't appear likely James Jones will return at this point, according to the story. Williams could see the biggest jump in playing time with Allen out.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon only gets 6 second half touches

Monday, September 12, 2016, 4:43pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

So with a big Chargers lead on the road, it’s time to hand the ball to RB Melvin Gordon and grind clock, right?

Wrong. Gordon had just six touches for 19 yards in the second half. Instead of using run-heavy formations and forcing the Chiefs to stop an effective Gordon, the Chargers tried to spread the field, running shotgun on 28 of 39 plays in the second half.

Asked why the Chargers went away from what they executed in the first half, right tackle Joe Barksdale wisely said: "I’m going to pass on that one."

Fantasy Impact:

Gordon played a total of 23 snaps, while change-of-pace back Danny Woodhead totaled 50. For the game, Chargers ran 49 of 73 plays from shotgun. The story speculated maybe the team was bringing back Gordon slowly, or perhaps remember his six fumbles from a year ago. With WR Keenan Allen likely lost for the season, it looks like the team may have to rely on Gordon and the run game a little more.

Chargers place WR Keenan Allen on IR

Monday, September 12, 2016, 4:35pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Chargers WR Keenan Allen has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury yesterday, while Joey Bosa has been placed on the 53-man roster.

Fantasy Impact:

Technically, Allen could still end up getting the return designation, under the new rule that allows a team to declare after a player has been on injured reserve for six weeks that he will return. But from all indications the injury was season-ending.

Chiefs Beat: May be difficult to bump RB Spencer Ware from lineup

Monday, September 12, 2016, 11:43am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware had seven catches for 129 yards against the Chargers. Combined with his 6.4-yards-per-carry average on Sunday, that type of versatility will make him difficult for the Chiefs to bump from the lineup, even when Jamaal Charles returns.

“He brings a lot of energy and he’s an emotional player,’’ coach Andy Reid said. “He has a knack for making plays when you need them.’’

Fantasy Impact:

This was a concern for Charles owners even before Week 1. With the team having two proven NFL backs in Ware and Charcandrick West in the fold behind Charles, it seems unlikely the team will go back to giving Charles a huge workload every week coming off an injury even when he's healthy.

Bolts Beat: WR Tyrell Williams could benefit most after Keenan Allen loss

Monday, September 12, 2016, 7:26am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Speed receiver Travis Benjamin is the most likely candidate to get a bump in targets because of his past production in the league. Not only can Philip Rivers target Benjamin on vertical routes, but he also should get some looks on screens and crossing routes where he can use his quickness and speed.

Dontrelle Inman is a veteran who’s been in San Diego’s system for three seasons, earning the trust of Rivers.

But the player who could benefit the most is Tyrell Williams. The second-year pro finished with two receptions for 71 yards against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact:

Like Allen, at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, Williams is a big-bodied receiver with good speed and lateral quickness who offers a big target for Rivers, the story said. Williams got a lot of positive press throughout camp and one has to figure he'll be next up to get a chance. He seems worth a claim off the wire if you're looking for help at the position.

Initial tests say Bolts WR Keenan Allen tore ACL

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 5:02pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Keenan Allen's return from a season-ending kidney injury last year took a dreadful turn in San Diego's 33-27 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Based on initial tests, Allen suffered a suspected torn ACL during the second quarter of the game, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Allen was down on the field in pain before being carted off the field. The team confirmed that he suffered a right knee injury.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a huge blow to the Chargers offense and QB Philip Rivers takes a bit of a hit to his fantasy value. The Chargers may have to turn to the run a little more going forward, especially with Melvin Gordon looking good in Week 1. But Tyrell Williams finished with 2 catches for 71 yards and drew a lot of positive press this summer. He's a name to watch for as a guy to get more snaps and targets, likely on the outside with Dontrelle Inman remaining in the slot. Travis Benjamin moves to the WR1 spot.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) carted off field

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 2:50pm

Yahoo Sports - [Full Article]

Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen has been carted off the field late in the second quarter of their game against the Chiefs with what appears to be a serious right knee injury.

Allen was making a cut toward the sideline on a passing route when he went down. He ripped off his helmet as trainers began tending to him, and was helped into the back of a cart and taken off the field.

Fantasy Impact:

There was no immediate word on the extent of the injury. Allen, who missed the last eight games a year ago with a lacerated kidney, had six catches for 63 yards before he was hurt. If serious, it would obviously be huge blow to the Chargers offense as well as QB Philip Rivers. We'll continue to follow.

Friday, September 9, 2016, 5:48pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee, doubtful) took limited practice reps all week and is doubtful for Week 1. Andy Reid called it a “stretch” for Charles to play this week, so we’re currently expecting Spencer Ware to carry the load with Charcandrick West serving as the change-of-pace/passing down back. (We’re not too worried about the fact that West was listed ahead of Ware on a recent depth chart.) In two games against the Chargers last year, Ware averaged 7.62 YPC, racking up 148 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries.

Friday, September 9, 2016, 5:48pm

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (not injury related) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Allen was just getting a veteran’s day off. He’ll be good to go for the Chiefs.

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