Chargers Fantasy News

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

NFL.com - [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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:34pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. 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.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates OUT vs. Colts

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3:16pm

Chargers Inactives
Jahleel Addae SS
Joey Bosa DE
Ryan Carrethers NT
King Dunlap T
Antonio Gates TE
Joshua Perry ILB
Max Tuerk C

Fantasy Impact:

Antonio Gates' status was in serious doubt leading up to this game so with him out, Hunter Henry will assume a big workload at TE in what is a pretty good matchup against the Colts that could feature a lot of points.

Chargers add TE Asante Cleveland to roster

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:21pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

There was little question this weekend the Chargers would promote tight end Asante Cleveland from their practice squad, needing help at the position with Antonio Gates expected to be sidelined Sunday against the Colts.

Related players: Hunter Henry

Fantasy Impact:

Gates is listed as doubtful for Sunday against the Colts and this move would certainly indicate his hamstring will keep him from playing. Hunter Henry is poised for a large workload without Gates in the lineup.

Chargers release RB Andre Williams

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:14pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

There was little question this weekend the Chargers would promote tight end Asante Cleveland from their practice squad, needing help at the position with Antonio Gates expected to be sidelined Sunday against the Colts.

It was a matter of how they’d create the roster room.

On Saturday, Andre Williams was notified. It’s him.

San Diego waived the former Giants running back to sign Cleveland to its 53-man roster. Williams theoretically could return next week, but he first must clear waivers Monday afternoon. Gates officially is listed as doubtful to play Sunday with a hamstring injury.

Related players: Melvin Gordon, Dexter McCluster, Kenneth Farrow

Fantasy Impact:

Kenneth Farrow gained some positive press this summer and is shaping up to be the team's RB2 behind Melvin Gordon. The Bolts also signed Dexter McCluster this week.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (not injury related) took full practice reps again Friday. Gore is good to go for a pretty nice matchup with the Chargers.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (shoulder) took full practice reps all week. After posting 132 yards in the first two games, Williams will be a Sneaky Start against the Colts.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 3. Hunter Henry will get the start and can “do it all” per HC Mike McCoy. Rookie TEs generally do not become solid fantasy starters, but Henry is in a great spot. As a senior at Arkansas, he won the John Mackey award as the nation’s top tight end.

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