Chargers Fantasy News

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.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 11. Green could potentially play heavy snaps if he can get healthy given all the issues the Chargers have in their receiving corps. The team plays late on Sunday.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (groin, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 11. Kelce should be fine for a nice matchup with the Chargers. Alex Smith may have to funnel targets his way if Jeremy Maclin has trouble with shutdown CB Jason Verrett.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Floyd will reportedly attempt to play through the injury, but he’s not likely to do so this week. For now, we’re assuming he’s out. Stevie Johnson, Dontrelle Inman and Javontee Herndon are the top three receivers on the depth chart.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Gates should 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 potentially out for Week 11.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Coming out of a bye, it’s not a good sign that Green isn’t yet ready to practice. He’s reportedly “getting closer,” but it’s not looking good for Sunday.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (groin) practiced fully Wednesday. Kelce should be fine for a nice matchup with the Chargers.

Antonio Gates (sprained knee) still not 100-percent

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 10:45am

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Antonio Gates sprained his knee 30 days ago. A month later, he's still not up to full speed.

"Everybody can see it," Gates said Monday after the Chargers returned from six days off.

Gates has played in two of three games since he wrenched the knee Oct. 18 at Green Bay. The tight end made 10 catches over the two games, but looked less mobile than before the injury. Defenders banged him near the line of scrimmage because they didn't think he could run away. More able to tee him up, they dealt him hard hits after catches.

Gates said it's all about doing what he can to help, even if he feels like he's running in mud.

Fantasy Impact:

The 10 catches came in 16 targets and totaled 125 yards. In his two games before the injury, he had 18 catches in 27 targets for 187 yards with two touchdowns. Gates has still been pretty productive and will likely remain a TE1 option in our rankings, but owners may think about a replacement as long as they have a better, higher-rated option.

Monday, November 16, 2015, 8:19pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Malcom Floyd continues to rehab from a shoulder injury that threatens to end the 34-year-old's career.

However, San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the team holds out hope that Floyd can somehow work is way onto the field before the conclusion of this season. Floyd said before the season started that 2015 will be his last in a 12-year career with the Chargers.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Floyd suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Fantasy Impact:

Others reports have said teammate Antonio Gates is trying to talk Floyd into coming back in 2016, but that remains to be seen. The Bolts are just 2-7 at this point in the season.

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7:53pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Receiver Ty Montgomery did not sound too optimistic on Friday about his chances of playing Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Sure enough, the Green Bay Packers rookie was downgraded to doubtful after Saturday’s practice.

It means Montgomery likely will miss his third straight game because of the sprained left ankle he sustained on Oct. 18 against the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy Impact:

On Friday, Montgomery revealed that his injury was so painful initially that he thought he broke his leg and said he still was not 100 percent.

Ravens list WR Chris Givens as starter on unofficial depth chart

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 12:43pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Something quietly changed on the Baltimore Ravens' depth chart during the bye: Chris Givens is now listed as a starting wide receiver alongside Kamar Aiken.

While the depth chart in the team's weekly release is considered unofficial, this is an indication that Givens should be considered the frontrunner over Marlon Brown and Jeremy Ross in taking over Steve Smith's starting spot.

Givens' speed complements Joe Flacco's strong arm. He is coming off his best game of the year, catching three passes for 57 yards, including a 39-yarder against the Chargers.

"Every time he has gotten in the game, he has made plays," Flacco said. "I think guys see that, guys react well to that. I think he’s becoming one of us."

It's evident Flacco already has more chemistry with Givens. In the last game, Flacco's 18-yard pass to Givens on a back-shoulder throw jumpstarted the winning drive.

“He’s starting to feel it a little bit,” coach John Harbaugh said. “He and Joe [Flacco] are starting to develop something, an understanding for one another.”

Fantasy Impact:

Givens showed a lot of promise as a rookie for the Rams in 2012, gaining at least 50 yards in seven of eight games during a midseason stretch. St. Louis had major issues at quarterback in 2013 and 2014, and Givens fell behind Kenny Britt, Brian Quick and Tavon Austin on the team's depth chart over the past two seasons. Now the 4.41 speedster is going to see major snaps for Ravens with a quarterback who throws a nice deep ball. In his career, Givens has seen five-plus targets in 16 games and has averaged 3.5 catches for 54 yards and 0.12 TD in those games. He's not likely to set the world on fire, but it's feasible that he posts WR4 numbers the rest of the way.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 2:00pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers WR Malcom Floyd, who tore his labrum, will rehab and see how it goes. He'll attempt to play thru it in his last season, I'm told.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (knee) feels 'sharp pain' when cutting and 'can't explode'

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 1:38pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

On Monday, Chargers TE Antonio Gates played his second game since spraining his left MCL. He did not separate versus coverage as he did so consistently before the Oct. 18 knee injury.

"I can feel it. I feel the sharp pains in cuts. I can’t explode. The fatigue in certain parts of my leg. I know it’s all from compensating from the knee.

“I’m just trying to fight through it and lead by example to show these guys what it’s like to be a pro in this league. This is what it takes to be successful. Sometimes, you have to fight through these situations when it’s not as comfortable as you’d like.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Chargers have a Week 10 bye, so we're expecting Gates to be close to full health with two weeks to heal. Gates hasn't been "explosive" for a couple of years now, but he looked slower than usual against Chicago.

Malcom Floyd has torn labrum, status unknown

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 8:53pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Malcom Floyd has sacrificed his body for deep passes since 2004. There is a chance the one Monday was his last.

The Chargers wide receiver suffered a torn left labrum, a source said following an MRI on Tuesday, when he dove for a second-quarter pass against the Bears. It remains to be seen if that play will be the final one of his NFL career. Floyd, 34, long has planned to retire after the 2015 season.

The team is not rushing how it proceeds with Floyd.

Fantasy Impact:

Coach Mike McCoy called Floyd's status "day-to-day" on Tuesday, as the team gathers information and works with Floyd to make the best choice on where the situation evolves from here.
Certainly, if he can continue playing, even with a smaller catch radius and while not finishing out the year, it'd be a positive for one of most widely-liked and respected Chargers among teammates and organizational members over the years, the story said.

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