Chargers Fantasy News

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 3:06pm

Chargers Inactives
Asante Cleveland TE
Kavell Conner OLB
King Dunlap T
Orlando Franklin OG
Steve Johnson WR
Sean McGrath TE
Jason Verrett CB

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Raiders WR Amari Cooper (foot, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 17. Cooper was very limited against the Chargers on Christmas Eve, playing only 27% of the snaps. He’s a risky play given his practice activity and a tough matchup with the Chiefs, but the probable tag means that he should play his full complement of snaps.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Chargers WR Javontee Herndon (chest, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Chargers WR Stevie Johnson (groin, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 17. Johnson will apparently be a game-time decision. The Chargers play late on Sunday.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. The probable tag indicates that Sanders will play against the Chargers.

Broncos plan to start Brock Osweiler Week 17

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 8:54pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday "nothing's changed'' in the team's quarterback plan, so Brock Osweiler will prepare to start the Broncos' regular-season finale Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy Impact:

It will be Osweiler's seventh consecutive start. Kubiak said he will also meet with Peyton Manning either Tuesday evening or Wednesday to talk about what level of participation Manning will have in the team's practices this week, the story said.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 8:50pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The reunion was short-lived one for the San Diego Chargers and receiver Vincent Brown.

The Chargers announced on Tuesday that they have released the five-year pro.

Signed on Dec. 8, Brown was active his first week with the Chargers, finishing with one catch for 22 yards in a 10-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

However, Brown was inactive for the last two games, with the Chargers playing developmental receivers in Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams.

Chiefs could rest players, but still alive for division

Monday, December 28, 2015, 7:00pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Kansas City Chiefs will play to win their final regular season game against the Raiders. Unless they don’t.

That was the message from Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Monday. He said the Chiefs are planning to play to beat the Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday “as we sit here right now."

The Chiefs have clinched a playoff spot, and Reid left the impression he could change his mind and rest some players against the Raiders. That’s what he did for the Chiefs’ final game against the Chargers in 2013 after they had clinched a playoff spot. The difference is that back then the Chiefs had no chance to win the AFC West.

Fantasy Impact:

Resting players would be an odd stance this time. No matter whether the Broncos win or lose Monday night’s game against the Bengals, the Chiefs will have a chance to win the division next week, the story said.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (toe, questionable) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice and is questionable for Week 16. Ellington was limited last Friday, was listed as questionable and ultimately was inactive. Practicing on Thursday indicates an upgrade for Ellington, but he still seems closer to doubtful than probable at this point. If he remains out, David Johnson will be our top-ranked running back against the Packers.

Chargers WR Stevie Johnson INACTIVE for TNF

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 7:12pm

NFL Inactives - [Full Article]

Chargers Inactives

Vincent Brown WR
King Dunlap T
Kyle Emanuel OLB
Stevie Johnson WR
Jeffrey Linkenbach T
Sean Lissemore NT
Steve Williams CB

Fantasy Impact:

Dontrelle Inman remains a Sneaky Start with Johnson sidelined.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (toe) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Ellington was limited last Friday, was listed as questionable and ultimately was inactive. Practicing on Thursday indicates an upgrade for Ellington, but he still seems closer to doubtful than probable at this point. If he remains out, David Johnson will be our top-ranked running back against the Packers.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (toe) did not practice Wednesday. Ellington was limited last Friday, was listed as questionable and ultimately was inactive. If he remains out, David Johnson will be our top-ranked running back against the Packers.

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.

Stevie Johnson back at practice

Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 8:44pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Chargers wide receiver Stevie Johnson returned to practice Tuesday.

A groin injury had sidelined Johnson since he exited the Dec. 6 game against Denver.

Fantasy Impact:

With the next game Thursday at Oakland, Johnson won't have much time to get back up to speed, the story pointed out. Johnson would likely assume the team's WR1 role if he plays but he's not a sure thing on a short week and owners should continue to monitor his progress.

Chiefs expect to use Spencer Ware on offense Week 16

Monday, December 21, 2015, 5:06pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Kansas City Chiefs survived nicely Sunday against the Ravens without running back Spencer Ware. He got in for two plays on special teams in the Chiefs’ 34-14 victory, but didn’t play on offense.

In the bigger picture, the Chiefs need Ware. He’s been a nice complement to Charcandrick West.

Coach Andy Reid indicated that Ware, who injured his ribs in a game against the Chargers two weeks ago, would be ready to resume his normal offensive role this coming Sunday against the Browns at Arrowhead Stadium.

Fantasy Impact:

With Ware on the sideline in Baltimore, the Chiefs went with West and Knile Davis at running back. West rushed for 76 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown. Davis had 14 yards on five carries. Ware should at the very least take over Davis' role next week.

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