Chargers Fantasy News

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) practiced fully Wednesday. Rivers should be fine to face the Broncos. It’s not a good matchup on paper.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Green only has four total targets in his last two games.

Arians: 'all the confidence in the world in David Johnson starting'

Monday, November 30, 2015, 5:58pm - [Full Article]

The resurgent season of running back Chris Johnson might be derailed for a bit after a helmet to the side of his left knee Sunday left him with a contusion and possible missed time. The Cardinals might also be missing backup Andre Ellington, who suffered a turf toe on the same possession as Johnson’s injury.

There is no official timetable for either’s return, coach Bruce Arians said Monday, but rookie David Johnson looks like the starter for now and “I have all the confidence in the world in him starting,” Arians said.

Fantasy Impact:

There is a chance the Cardinals would make a roster move later in the week to promote Kerwynn Williams from the practice squad to back up David Johnson and Stepfan Taylor. But Arians admitted he’d rather not make a move at this point, instead waiting to see how Chris Johnson and Ellington recover, the story said.

Chargers Beat: Melvin Gordon showing growth

Monday, November 30, 2015, 10:51am

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Melvin Gordon ran far better than shown by his rushing total of 14 carries for 60 yards (4.3).

The rookie's performance was, to my eyes, tied for his best this season, matching the Week 2 showing versus the Cincinnati Bengals. He made the first man miss several times. More so than ever, it looked like he has moved on from the fumbles that set him back in October.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say Gordon scraped up gains out of near-empty bowls. The Jaguars were quick to read and attack handoffs. Gordon was able to counter. He took the fight to defenders in his own backfield or at the line. The author still thinks Gordon can be a difference maker after the team spent three draft picks on him.

Monday, November 30, 2015, 8:22am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Jacksonville Jaguars had one of the NFL's worst red zone offenses in 2014. They're not much better this year, and on Sunday it cost them a chance to beat the San Diego Chargers and earn their first three-game winning streak in two years.

Maybe things would have been different if the Jaguars had at least given the ball to their best running back a couple of times.

The Jaguars (4-7) scored a touchdown once in four trips to the red zone at EverBank Field and running back T.J. Yeldon never got a sniff. The Jaguars had 11 offensive snaps in the red zone and the rookie from Alabama -- the team's leading rusher -- didn't touch the ball once. Not a carry or a reception.

Fantasy Impact:

This was a concern drafting Yeldon this summer. We knew he'd likely get a bulk of the workload but touchdown production was a potential drawback. The story went on to say Yeldon has touched the ball only eight times in the Jaguars' last 51 red zone snaps over the last five games: twice against Tennessee, twice against Baltimore and four times against Buffalo. It can't be a coincidence the Jaguars have scored five touchdowns on 18 red zone trips in that span.

Allen Hurns (concussion) released from hospital

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 9:02pm

Sports Illustrated - [Full Article]

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns has been released from the hospital after sustaining a concussion Sunday.

Hurns was taken off the field on a stretcher during the fourth quarter of the Jaguars’ game against the Chargers after landing hard against the ground while diving for an incomplete pass. Hurns was moving his arms while on the stretcher and gave a thumbs up as he was taken off the field.

Fantasy Impact:

Hurns entered Sunday with 44 catches for 716 yards and seven touchdowns. He caught four passes for 42 yards against the Charges before sustaining his injury. Bryan Walters and Marqise Lee could see more time if Hurns is unable to get back on the field by next week.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 12. Floyd should return to the lineup this week. He'll provide a deep threat.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (thigh, foot, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12. Hurns will be fine to face the Chargers.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hip, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 12. Notice that Gates is no longer listed with a knee injury. He should see plenty of targets against the Jaguars. The Chargers are likely to have trouble running the ball on the Jags.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 12. Green could see starter's snaps if the team plays a lot of two-TE sets with Keenan Allen sidelined.

Charcandrick West (hamstring) day-to-day

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 7:55pm

Sports Illustrated - [Full Article]

Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West left Sunday’s 33–3 win over the San Diego Chargers in the second half with a hamstring injury and did not return. He is day-to-day, head coach Andy Reid said.

Shortly after a one-yard reception on third down with 11:23 to go in the third quarter, West was seen being looked at on the sidelines. He left with 16 yards rushing and 48 receiving.

Fantasy Impact:

West was replaced by Spencer Ware, who carried the ball 11 times for 96 yards and two touchdowns. West had rushed for a touchdown in each game since replacing injured running back Jamaal Charles as the starter in Week 7.

Antonio Gates, Ladarius Green ACTIVE vs. Chiefs

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 2:48pm

Chargers Inactives
Tyreek Burwell T
Kavell Conner LB
Greg Ducre DB
Malcom Floyd WR
Cordarro Law LB
Adrian Phillips CB
Damion Square DE

Fantasy Impact:

Both Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green are active at TE for the Bolts. Gates was dealing with knee and hip injuries and Green an ankle. Both should be involved in the offense given the injuries at WR, but Gates is still a higher-ranked fantasy play at the position and a favorite red zone target for QB Philip Rivers.

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 4:05pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

The first time Tyrell Williams played this season, he played nine snaps, all on special teams, running down kickoffs and punts in coverage.

This second time, he has the chance to flash his ability on offense.

Wide receiver Malcom Floyd believes in it.

"He's sort of a mirror image of me but younger and fresher," Floyd, 34, said. "He's a speedster. He's out there, running 21 miles per hour. ... I think he's going to be better (than me). He's got a head start. He's healthy. He's durable. We might have the same stats or not, a 40-plus inch vertical, 4.4 speed, but I think there's a tremendous upside with him compared to me. He has a head start. He didn't get hampered by any early injuries or anything like that."

Fantasy Impact:

The Chargers are promoting Williams from their practice squad, a source said Saturday morning. He'll be one of four wide receivers active Sunday against the Chiefs; Stevie Johnson, Dontrelle Inman and Javontee Herndon are the others. Herndon and Williams are playing their second career game. They have a 12-yard catch between them.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 11. Floyd will reportedly attempt to play through the injury, but he won’t be able to do so this week. Stevie Johnson, Dontrelle Inman and Javontee Herndon are the top three receivers on the depth chart. Johnson is a fantasy WR2 while Inman holds some WR3/flex appeal.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (knee, hip, probable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 11. Gates will be fine to play in Week 11, though according to beat writer Michael Gehlken, he’s dealing with a hip injury that has developed as he has attempted to compensate for his knee. His role will increase with Keenan Allen out for the year and Malcom Floyd out for Week 11.

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