Chargers Fantasy News

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 5:55pm

Cardinals RB David Johnson (toe) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Johnson played most of the snaps last week, so the Cardinals are probably just giving him some rest.

Chargers hire Ken Whisenhunt as offensive coordinator

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 4:05pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

The Chargers have a new offensive coordinator, and it's the old one, sources said Wednesday. Ken Whisenhunt is back after having spent 2013 in San Diego. The team finished with the NFL's fifth-ranked offense that year. Notably, the Chargers ran the football with relative consistency, something that's proven a struggle in the two seasons since Whisenhunt left to become the Titans' head coach. He was relieved from his duties in Tennessee last November.

Last week, the Chargers moved on from Frank Reich, Whisenhunt's successor.

Fantasy Impact:

Whisenhunt has had an up-and-down record running offenses in the NFL, but his last stint in San Diego went very well. Interestingly, he's had much more success from a statistical perspective as a coordinator than he has as a head coach. In four seasons as an OC, his offenses have average ranking of 11.0 in points scored. In eight years as a head coach, that average falls to 20.0.

Chargers fire OC Frank Reich

Monday, January 4, 2016, 8:54pm

Michael Gehlken on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers making change at offensive coordinator. Frank Reich is out, sources say. Interviewed for Jets, Bills HC jobs last year.

Fantasy Impact:

We had a news story earlier in the day that Mike McCoy's job as head coach was safe but other changes were expected. The Chargers were beat up on offense with injuries at WR and didn't have much of a running game all year.

Chargers plan to keep Mike McCoy

Monday, January 4, 2016, 1:30pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Wherever the Chargers play their home games next year, Mike McCoy will be coaching them.

According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Chargers officials told McCoy this morning he was safe for next season.

McCoy is entering the final year of his contract, and the combination of a 4-12 season and the team’s own uncertain location made his status reasonable to wonder about, especially considering General Manager Tom Telesco was given an extension.

Fantasy Impact:

According to the story, the newspaper also reports “substantial changes are coming to the coaching staff,” which could happen as soon as today.

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 3:06pm

Chargers Inactives
Asante Cleveland TE
Kavell Conner OLB
King Dunlap T
Orlando Franklin OG
Steve Johnson WR
Sean McGrath TE
Jason Verrett CB

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Raiders WR Amari Cooper (foot, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 17. Cooper was very limited against the Chargers on Christmas Eve, playing only 27% of the snaps. He’s a risky play given his practice activity and a tough matchup with the Chiefs, but the probable tag means that he should play his full complement of snaps.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Chargers WR Javontee Herndon (chest, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Chargers WR Stevie Johnson (groin, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 17. Johnson will apparently be a game-time decision. The Chargers play late on Sunday.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. The probable tag indicates that Sanders will play against the Chargers.

Broncos plan to start Brock Osweiler Week 17

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 8:54pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday "nothing's changed'' in the team's quarterback plan, so Brock Osweiler will prepare to start the Broncos' regular-season finale Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy Impact:

It will be Osweiler's seventh consecutive start. Kubiak said he will also meet with Peyton Manning either Tuesday evening or Wednesday to talk about what level of participation Manning will have in the team's practices this week, the story said.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 8:50pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The reunion was short-lived one for the San Diego Chargers and receiver Vincent Brown.

The Chargers announced on Tuesday that they have released the five-year pro.

Signed on Dec. 8, Brown was active his first week with the Chargers, finishing with one catch for 22 yards in a 10-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

However, Brown was inactive for the last two games, with the Chargers playing developmental receivers in Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams.

Chiefs could rest players, but still alive for division

Monday, December 28, 2015, 7:00pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Kansas City Chiefs will play to win their final regular season game against the Raiders. Unless they don’t.

That was the message from Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Monday. He said the Chiefs are planning to play to beat the Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday “as we sit here right now."

The Chiefs have clinched a playoff spot, and Reid left the impression he could change his mind and rest some players against the Raiders. That’s what he did for the Chiefs’ final game against the Chargers in 2013 after they had clinched a playoff spot. The difference is that back then the Chiefs had no chance to win the AFC West.

Fantasy Impact:

Resting players would be an odd stance this time. No matter whether the Broncos win or lose Monday night’s game against the Bengals, the Chiefs will have a chance to win the division next week, the story said.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (toe, questionable) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice and is questionable for Week 16. Ellington was limited last Friday, was listed as questionable and ultimately was inactive. Practicing on Thursday indicates an upgrade for Ellington, but he still seems closer to doubtful than probable at this point. If he remains out, David Johnson will be our top-ranked running back against the Packers.

Chargers WR Stevie Johnson INACTIVE for TNF

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 7:12pm

NFL Inactives - [Full Article]

Chargers Inactives

Vincent Brown WR
King Dunlap T
Kyle Emanuel OLB
Stevie Johnson WR
Jeffrey Linkenbach T
Sean Lissemore NT
Steve Williams CB

Fantasy Impact:

Dontrelle Inman remains a Sneaky Start with Johnson sidelined.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (toe) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Ellington was limited last Friday, was listed as questionable and ultimately was inactive. Practicing on Thursday indicates an upgrade for Ellington, but he still seems closer to doubtful than probable at this point. If he remains out, David Johnson will be our top-ranked running back against the Packers.

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