Chargers Fantasy News

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Chargers RB Dexter McCluster (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (knee) did not practice Wednesday. We’ll monitor Benjamin’s status. If he’s out, Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman would get a bump.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (hip) practices Tuesday

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:36pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Mike Klis of reports that receiver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders is practicing on Tuesday, despite a hip injury suffered five days ago against the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact:

With six days until the next game, which is Monday night, Sanders has even more time to heal. No official practice report is due from the team until Thursday, so it won’t be known whether he’s limited in practice until then.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:28pm

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

Vikings OC Norv Turner has been around a while. He's been an NFL coach for the last 31 years and has spent the last 26 as either a head coach or offensive coordinator.

He's worked with quarterbacks in the "great" tier (Troy Aikman), "very good" tier (Philip Rivers) and "solid" tier (Alex Smith).

And yet Turner recently said Sam Bradford's vision "is as good as any QB I've ever coached."

"I just think you get excited about a guy and you make that statement," Turner said, per the Vikings' official site. "I believe it’s true. That doesn’t take away from someone else and the way they play the game. Sam, he can anticipate. He sees what’s happening out in front of people. He can relate back to you what he sees and most of the time he’s pretty accurate.”

Fantasy Impact:

Bradford goes against his hold team this week, the Eagles, who have a defense that struggled against the Redskins in Week 6.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates says he's not 100-percent

Monday, October 17, 2016, 8:49pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Though he played twice in five days, Antonio Gates acknowledged Monday he still feels a hamstring injury he sustained in Game 2.

“I’m not 100 percent,” said the eight-time Pro Bowler, “but it’s good enough for what I am trying to get done as a team.”

Gates, 36, said the injury suffered versus Jacksonville, in pursuit of an end-zone pass Sept. 18, was the first hamstring injury of his career.

Fantasy Impact:

With Gates in a reduced role, rookie Hunter Henry has produced several big plays, including a 59-yard reception at Oakland and a scheme-abetted, 5-yard scoring catch opposite an above-average cornerback, Chris Harris Jr. Hunter remains the guy to play at TE, at least as long as Gates isn't 100-percent.

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:13pm

Chargers Inactives

Jahleel Addae SS
Tyreek Burwell T
Asante Cleveland TE
Pierre Desir DB
Brandon Flowers CB
Darius Philon DE
Max Tuerk C

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:42pm

Chargers RB Dexter McCluster (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Chargers committed to RB Melvin Gordon despite fumbles

Monday, October 10, 2016, 5:38pm

Michael Gehlken - [Full Article]

When asked whether RB Melvin Gordon could lose playing time after fumbling in the fourth quarter of consecutive games, MC Mike McCoy responded "He's our back.He's going to get going".

Fantasy Impact:

At this point, the Chargers don't have much of a choice, much like fantasy owners. If you own Gordon, you're starting him every week as his volume and goal-line usage give him RB1 upside every week.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates active for Week 5

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:04pm - [Full Article]

Chargers Inactives

Jahleel Addae SS
Joe Barksdale T
Asante Cleveland TE
Nick Dzubnar LB
Brandon Flowers CB
Denzel Perryman ILB
Max Tuerk C

Fantasy Impact:

It sounds as if Gates will be limited in his first game back. Hunter Henry looks like a solid start despite the return of Gates.

Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:27pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 5. Hunter Henry obviously takes a hit if Gates returns to the fold, though Henry could still play starter’s snaps if the team elects to ease Gates in. The late kickoff creates a tricky situation for Henry owners, so hopefully we get more clarity by Sunday morning.

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:05pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Hunter Henry obviously takes a hit if Gates returns to the fold.

Chargers shutdown CB Jason Verrett (partial ACL tear) to have surgery on knee, season over

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 5:00pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Chargers' CB Jason Verrett told Eric D Williams that he will have surgery on his torn ACL and his season is over. Another blow to SD.

Fantasy Impact:

It's another blow to the Chargers, who have been ravaged by injury. San Diego becomes a much more favorable matchup for opposing receivers.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates OUT vs. Saints

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3:11pm

Chargers Inactives
LT King Dunlap
TE Antonio Gates
SS Jahleel Addae
DE Joey Bosa
CB Brandon Flowers
C Max Tuerk
NT Ryan Carrethers

Related players: Hunter Henry

Fantasy Impact:

Hunter Henry will get the start at TE for the Bolts. Henry played pretty well last week getting the bulk of the work at the position but did have a fumble which ended any Charger hopes of a comeback. He's a usable option as a low-end TE1, but the Saints are fourth in allowing fantasy points to TEs.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 4. Hunter Henry was pretty good last week, collecting five catches for 76 yards. The Saints have been tough against tight ends this year (#4 in TE aFPA), but that’s probably just statistical noise considering how bad the New Orleans defense has been this season.

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:45pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Apparently, Gates wasn’t close to playing in Week 3, so he’s likely to miss Week 4 as well. Hunter Henry was pretty good last week, collecting five catches for 76 yards. The Saints have been tough against tight ends this year (#4 in TE aFPA), but that’s probably just statistical noise considering how bad the New Orleans defense has been this season.

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