Chargers Fantasy News

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 15. This looks like a game-time decision, and the Chargers play late on Sunday. If Mathews is unable to play, look for Branden Oliver to lead the team in carries — he has 23 in the last four games compared to Donald Brown’s three — though Brown has been playing extensively on passing downs. The matchup against Denver isn’t appealing.

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Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (concussion, ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest) practiced fully Wednesday. Rivers should be fine for an AFC West showdown against Denver.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Mathews injured his leg against New England but returned to the game. He only carried the ball twice in the second half, however. If he’s unable to play, look for Branden Oliver to lead the team in carries, though Donald Brown has been playing extensively on passing downs. The matchup against Denver isn’t appealing.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (concussion, ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Consider Green questionable for this week as he navigates his way through the league’s concussion protocol.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest) practiced fully Wednesday. Rivers should be fine for an AFC West showdown against Denver.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Mathews injured his leg against New England but returned to the game. He only carried the ball twice in the second half, however. If he’s unable to play, look for Branden Oliver to lead the team in carries, though Donald Brown has been playing extensively on passing downs. The matchup against Denver isn’t appealing.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (concussion, ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Consider Green questionable for this week as he navigates his way through the league’s concussion protocol.

Chargers Beat: Ryan Mathews dealing with right leg injury

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 10:41am

ESPN - [Full Article]

It’s no surprise the San Diego Chargers were most effective offensively Sunday against the New England Patriots when Ryan Mathews churned out yards running the football. In the first half, Mathews carried the ball nine times for 52 yards, averaging a robust 5.8 yards per carry.

However, with a little more than two minutes left in the opening half, Mathews appeared to suffer a right leg injury on the same leg that kept him out seven games this season with an MCL knee sprain. Mathews limped off the field and was late coming out for the second half.

Mathews carried the ball only two times for minus-8 yards the rest of the game. He’s still wearing a bulky brace to protect the injured knee, a sign that his stability returning from the injury is not 100 percent. The brace also appears to limit his mobility.

Fantasy Impact:

The Chargers say Mathews is healthy and pointed out he did return to the game and did some nice things in pass protection. Keeping Mathews healthy this time of year was a priority for the Bolts and a reason they brought in Donald Brown. But it appears Mathews, between the brace and now his leg, is at least a little banged up heading into Week 15. As we've pointed out for a few weeks now, the SD running backs have tough matchups to close out their season and in the fantasy playoffs, which includes the Broncos Week 15 and at San Francisco Week 16.

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:18pm

Chargers Inactives
Jeff Baca G
Ronnie Brown RB
Ryan Carrethers DT
Dontrelle Inman WR
David Johnson TE
Cordarro Law DE
Damion Square DE

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:56am

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

With four games remaining, Patriots WR Brandon LaFell has already recorded career highs with 53 receptions, 712 yards and seven touchdowns. It was a bittersweet accomplishment on the heels of the Pats’ defeat against the Green Bay Packers.

“At this point, coming off this loss, it doesn’t feel too good,” LaFell said. “Overall, it feels kind of good knowing that I’ve still got four games left and I’ve already surpassed my career highs in yards, catches, touchdowns and all things like that. I just hope I can continue to provide those numbers and be a weapon in this offense.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story pointed out that, LaFell, who signed a three-year, $9 million contract last offseason after spending his first four years with the Carolina Panthers, surely looked the part in training camp, but didn’t catch a pass on six targets in the season opener against the Miami Dolphins and Tom Brady never looked his way in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings. LaFell has come a long way and has been a nice, consistent wire pickup for owners. He has a favorable matchup this week against the Chargers before an average matchup against Miami in Week 15 and then a potentially difficult one against the Jets in Week 16.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle, probable) took full practice reps again Thursday and is probable for Week 14. Brady will be ready to go in a showdown with Philip Rivers.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 14. Rivers continues to practice in full. He should post good numbers against New England.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Patriots RB Shane Vereen (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps again Thursday and is questionable for Week 14. Vereen should be fine for his passing down role against the Chargers.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Patriots RB Shane Vereen (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Vereen should be fine for his passing down role against the Chargers.

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