Chargers Fantasy News

C.J. Anderson (ankle), Vernon Davis (concussion) injured

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 8:24pm

DenverBroncos.com - [Full Article]

Broncos running back C.J. Anderson will not return to action against the Chargers with an ankle injury.

Tight end Vernon Davis suffered a concussion at the end of the first half. He will not return to the game.

Fantasy Impact:

It wasn't clear how severe the injury was at first, but recent reports say Anderson doesn't think it's a big deal. As we always say, it's tough to trust a player when it comes to injuries so stay tuned. Ronnie Hillman became the primary back with Juwan Thompson also getting carries. Anderson was off to a good start with seven carries and 42 yards.

As for Davis, Owen Daniels would become the primary TE if Davis has to miss time.

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2:46pm

Chargers Inactives
Kavell Conner LB
Greg Ducre DB
King Dunlap T
D.J. Fluker OG
Sean Lissemore NT
Adrian Phillips CB
Tyrell Williams WR

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13. Rivers should be fine to face the Broncos this week.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (toe, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 13. With Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington both out, David Johnson should see the bulk of the touches against the Rams, who are #18 in RB aFPA. HC Bruce Arians says he could get “up to 25 touches” against the Rams, so he’s a Sneaky Start this week.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle, finger, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13. Sanders looked great last week. He’ll be out there against the Chargers on Sunday.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13. Green only has four total targets in his last two games, though he did play 62% of the snaps in Week 12.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (foot) took full practice reps again Thursday. Rivers should be fine to face the Broncos this week.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (toe) missed practice again Thursday. Ellington seems doubtful for Week 13, though HC Bruce Arians is not ruling him out. David Johnson is shaping up as a high-end RB2 against St. Louis.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle, finger) took full practice reps again Thursday. Sanders looked great last week. He’ll be out there against the Chargers on Sunday.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Green only has four total targets in his last two games.

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

azcentral.com - [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.

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