Chargers Fantasy News

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 2:00pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers WR Malcom Floyd, who tore his labrum, will rehab and see how it goes. He'll attempt to play thru it in his last season, I'm told.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (knee) feels 'sharp pain' when cutting and 'can't explode'

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 1:38pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

On Monday, Chargers TE Antonio Gates played his second game since spraining his left MCL. He did not separate versus coverage as he did so consistently before the Oct. 18 knee injury.

"I can feel it. I feel the sharp pains in cuts. I can’t explode. The fatigue in certain parts of my leg. I know it’s all from compensating from the knee.

“I’m just trying to fight through it and lead by example to show these guys what it’s like to be a pro in this league. This is what it takes to be successful. Sometimes, you have to fight through these situations when it’s not as comfortable as you’d like.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Chargers have a Week 10 bye, so we're expecting Gates to be close to full health with two weeks to heal. Gates hasn't been "explosive" for a couple of years now, but he looked slower than usual against Chicago.

Malcom Floyd has torn labrum, status unknown

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 8:53pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Malcom Floyd has sacrificed his body for deep passes since 2004. There is a chance the one Monday was his last.

The Chargers wide receiver suffered a torn left labrum, a source said following an MRI on Tuesday, when he dove for a second-quarter pass against the Bears. It remains to be seen if that play will be the final one of his NFL career. Floyd, 34, long has planned to retire after the 2015 season.

The team is not rushing how it proceeds with Floyd.

Fantasy Impact:

Coach Mike McCoy called Floyd's status "day-to-day" on Tuesday, as the team gathers information and works with Floyd to make the best choice on where the situation evolves from here.
Certainly, if he can continue playing, even with a smaller catch radius and while not finishing out the year, it'd be a positive for one of most widely-liked and respected Chargers among teammates and organizational members over the years, the story said.

Bears Beat: Jeremy Langford's role will increase when Matt Forte returns

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 10:05am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jeremy Langford had been waiting for this moment.

“All my life. Especially on Monday Night Football, like this,” the rookie said after helping lead the Chicago Bears to a 22-19 win over the San Diego Chargers.

“I said last week that we were in good hands with Jeremy. ... I was right,” Bears tight end Martellus Bennett said.

The team is clearly confident in Langford. He is the heir apparent to Forte, who may not return for several weeks and becomes a free agent after the season. Even when Forte does come back, the expectation is for Langford to enjoy an increased role.

Fantasy Impact:

Matt Forte's knee injury opened the door for the Bears to feature Langford -- the club’s 2015 fourth-round draft choice -- in the backfield. Even though Ka’Deem Carey technically started the game, Langford played the majority of the snaps, finishing with 142 all-purpose yards, one touchdown and a two-point conversion. Even when Forte returns, it only makes sense the Bears continue to see what they have in Langford, which doesn't appear to be good news for Forte owners.

Ladarius Green OUT vs. Bears

Monday, November 9, 2015, 7:16pm

Chargers Inactives
King Dunlap T
Orlando Franklin OG
Ladarius Green TE
Corey Liuget DE
Denzel Perryman LB
Darrell Stuckey DB
Manti Te'o LB

Fantasy Impact:

Green was doubtful coming into this contest and is officially out for Monday night. Antonio Gates will be the main TE target but it could also be good news for WR Stevie Johnson.

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 9:14pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte on Saturday was ruled out of Monday night's game against the San Diego Chargers. And his availability for the Week 10 road game against the St. Louis Rams is in great doubt, as well.

Forte's streak of 52 consecutive starts will end Monday because of the sprained medial collateral ligament he suffered in his right knee against the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 1.

Forte had a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in his right knee during the week in order to facilitate healing. He is not traveling with the Bears to San Diego in order to avoid swelling that can occur due to air travel.

"It takes time more than anything," Forte said Saturday. "Some people heal faster than others. But more than it being an mental thing, like, 'I'm injured,' it just takes a little time for it to heal before you can really do what you want to do."

Week 9 MNF Injury Report: Antonio Gates probable

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 4:10pm

CHICAGO Bears at SAN DIEGO Chargers
RB Matt Forte (knee), WR Eddie Royal (knee)

C Hroniss Grasu (neck)

T Jermon Bushrod (shoulder), CB Bryce Callahan (concussion), LB Shea McClellin (knee), LB Pernell McPhee (knee), TE Zach Miller (shoulder)

WR Cameron Meredith (ankle), LB LaRoy Reynolds (knee)
T King Dunlap (ankle), LB Denzel Perryman (biceps), LB Manti Te'o (ankle), C Chris Watt (shoulder)

G Orlando Franklin (knee), TE Ladarius Green (ankle)

DT Corey Liuget (foot), CB Patrick Robinson (concussion), S Darrell Stuckey (hamstring), CB Jason Verrett (groin), S Eric Weddle (groin)

CB Brandon Flowers (knee), TE Antonio Gates (knee)

Fantasy Impact:

Antonio Gates is now probable, and with Ladarius Green doubtful and Keenan Allen out for the year, Gates should collect a lot of red zone targets. For the Bears, Matt Forte and Eddie Royal are out.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) missed practice again Friday. Forte is expected to miss at least this week, probably two. Jeremy Langford will be the feature back in a great matchup against the Chargers. One beat writer said he’d be surprised if Langford doesn’t see 20 carries this week.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (knee) missed practice again Friday. With Royal very likely out, Marquess Wilson should see starter’s snaps against the Chargers on Monday night.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (knee) took limited practice reps again Friday. After playing through the injury last week, and practicing all week, we’re expecting him to play on Monday night, barring a setback.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) missed practice again Friday. Green was spotted in a protective boot on Thursday and should be considered very iffy for Monday night, but we’re not going to rule him out yet.

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm

Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) missed practice Thursday. Forte is expected to miss at least this week, probably two. Jeremy Langford will be the feature back in a great matchup against the Chargers. One beat writer said he’d be surprised if Langford doesn’t see 20 carries this week.

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (knee) took limited practice reps Thursday. It’s a great sign that Gates is practicing as early as Wednesday. He’s locked in as a high-end TE1.

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) missed practice Thursday. Green is iffy for Monday night, but we’re not going to rule him out yet.

Bears Beat: 'It would be a surprise' if RB Jeremy Langford doesn't see 20 carries in Week 9

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 1:32pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Bears beat writer Jeff Dickerson:

San Diego is the perfect opponent for RB Jeremy Langford. With Langford's role about to increase in the aftermath of Matt Forte's knee injury, the rookie will go up against the Chargers' 27th-ranked rushing defense (124.4) on Monday night. San Diego has allowed four tailbacks to rush for more than 100 yards through eight games -- James Starks, Le'Veon Bell, Adrian Peterson and Giovani Bernard. The Bears have gone out of their way to publicly praise Langford this week, despite the rookie playing just 73 snaps in seven games. Offensive coordinator Adam Gase begins installing the game plan for San Diego on Thursday. It would be a surprise if Langford carries the ball fewer than 20 times on Monday in Southern California.

Fantasy Impact:

We currently project Langford for around 18 carries, but if he doesn't run well early, don't be shocked if Antone Smith gets a chance. Smith was highly productive on limited touches while in Atlanta. Langford should run well early, however, given the matchup against the Chargers, who are last in the league in RB aFPA.

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