Chargers Fantasy News

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.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Luck should be fine to play in a good matchup with the Chargers.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

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

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Per the San Diego Union-Tribune, Gates is “uncertain” for Week 3. The Chargers play late on Sunday, so owners should have a Plan B in place. Jacob Tamme, Jesse James, Trey Burton, Jack Doyle, Vance McDonald and Lance Kendricks all play at the same time as or later than Gates.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday. Williams will be a Sneaky Start against the Colts.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Gates finished the game so he should be fine to face the Colts.

Chargers to sign RB Dexter McCluster

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5:14pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Looking for a replacement for injured running back Danny Woodhead, the San Diego Chargers have found their man.

The Chargers announced on Tuesday they have signed former Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs running back Dexter McCluster.

Related players: Melvin Gordon

Fantasy Impact:

McCluster makes sense for the Chargers because of his familiarity with the team's offensive scheme from his time with the Titans when San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt served as that team's head coach. And like Woodhead, McCluster is a change-of-pace back who can be used in passing situations and in the return game.

Chargers sign WR Griff Whalen

Monday, September 19, 2016, 5:32pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Chargers announced that they have signed WR Griff Whalen. Whalen was among the Dolphins cuts as they made their way down to 53 players early this month.

Fantasy Impact:

The team opted for Whalen rather than bringing back James Jones, who was with the team after Stevie Johnson went down but later released.

Rapoport: Chargers RB Danny Woodhead out for the year with a torn ACL

Monday, September 19, 2016, 2:41pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Chargers RB Danny Woodhead has torn his ACL, source said. His MRI just came back. He's out for the season. Bad blow.

Related Players: Melvin Gordon, Kenneth Farrow, Andre Williams

Fantasy Impact:

This is especially brutal since there was a report yesterday that the team was optimistic that his ACL was intact. Melvin Gordon should see a huge workload for the remainder of the year and is worth a max bid if he's still somehow on the waiver wire after a two-touchdown Week 1. With Branden Oliver out for the year, the undrafted Kenneth Farrow served as Gordon's backup in Week 2. Farrow went to Houston, and gained 2,000 yards on 371 carries (5.39 YPC) in his final two seasons. Per PlayerProfiler.com, his closest comparable is Silas Redd, and he has good burst and agility even though his 40 time isn't good. The Chargers also picked up Andre Williams after he was cut by the Giants. He may get a few touches each week, but this is shaping up to be Melvin Gordon's show.

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