Chargers Fantasy News

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:04pm

Chargers TE Hunter Henry (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It’s a good sign for Henry’s Week 8 availability. Stay tuned.

Bolts Beat: Team has to manage RB Melvin Gordon's workload

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 9:27am

ESPN - [Full Article]

According to ESPN Stats & Information, Melvin Gordon has 158 touches in seven games for the San Diego Chargers this season. He totaled 217 touches all of last season.

With 461 yards on 138 carries, Gordon’s on pace to carry the ball 315 times this season, which would put him in the top-10 in team history for the Chargers.

Of course, the franchise’s all-time leading rusher, future Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson carried the ball at least 315 times in six of his first seven seasons with San Diego, including a franchise-high 372 times in 2002.

Related players: Kenneth Farrow

Fantasy Impact:

With Danny Woodhead and Branden Oliver done for the year, Gordon’s embraced the role of workhorse back for the Chargers. With 461 yards on 138 carries, Melvin Gordon's on pace to carry the ball 315 times this season. However, Gordon had microfracture knee surgery in January, and at some point, the Chargers have to take a long-term view of Gordon’s workload over a 16-game season. Backup running back Kenneth Farrow has just 31 yards on eight carries but RB coach Ollie Wilson was quoted as saying Farrow needs to play a little more to save Gordon.

Chargers TE Hunter Henry in concussion protocol

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:27pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Rookie tight end Hunter Henry, who has shined so far this season, entered the concussion protocol. Chargers coach Mike McCoy said that Henry reported symptoms after the game, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken. It isn't clear when exactly Henry suffered the injury.

Fantasy Impact:

If Henry doesn't get cleared by Sunday, he'll miss the Chargers' divisional showdown against the Broncos. In their earlier meeting this year, Henry broke out with six catches, 83 yards, and a touchdown. If he does miss any game action, expect Gates to take on a larger role. Gates, 36, has caught 17 passes for 119 yards and two scores but admitted he wasn't 100-percent coming into last week.

Falcon RB Tevin Coleman has hamstring strain

Monday, October 24, 2016, 5:49pm - [Full Article]

RB Tevin Coleman strained his hamstring in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers, Falcons head coach Dan Quinn confirmed on Monday.

Coleman’s status remains unclear as the Falcons are waiting to find out the severity of the strain.

Related players: Devonta Freeman, Terron Ward

Fantasy Impact:

If Coleman’s injury is serious enough to the point that he need to miss some time, Quinn says they are confident in Terron Ward who is currently on Atlanta’s practice squad. It could also mean more work for Freeman.

Chargers WR Travis Benjamin ACTIVE vs. Falcons

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:43pm

Chargers Inactives
Jahleel Addae SS
Jeremiah Attaochu OLB
Tyreek Burwell T
Asante Cleveland TE
Brandon Flowers CB
Darius Philon DE
Max Tuerk C

Related players: Travis Bemjamin

Fantasy Impact:

Benjamin is active today but it's a tough matchup against the Falcons who do a pretty good job allowing fantasy points to WRs.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Chargers RB Dexter McCluster (hamstring) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 7. Benjamin is expected to play through the knee injury. The Chargers play in the late round of games, so hopefully we get more clarity over the weekend.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (groin) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Sanu should be fine for what should be a high-scoring game against the Chargers.

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:10pm

Chargers RB Dexter McCluster (hamstring) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:10pm

Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Benjamin is expected to play through the knee injury.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Chargers RB Dexter McCluster (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (knee) did not practice Wednesday. We’ll monitor Benjamin’s status. If he’s out, Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman would get a bump.

Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders (hip) practices Tuesday

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:36pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Mike Klis of reports that receiver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders is practicing on Tuesday, despite a hip injury suffered five days ago against the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact:

With six days until the next game, which is Monday night, Sanders has even more time to heal. No official practice report is due from the team until Thursday, so it won’t be known whether he’s limited in practice until then.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:28pm

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

Vikings OC Norv Turner has been around a while. He's been an NFL coach for the last 31 years and has spent the last 26 as either a head coach or offensive coordinator.

He's worked with quarterbacks in the "great" tier (Troy Aikman), "very good" tier (Philip Rivers) and "solid" tier (Alex Smith).

And yet Turner recently said Sam Bradford's vision "is as good as any QB I've ever coached."

"I just think you get excited about a guy and you make that statement," Turner said, per the Vikings' official site. "I believe it’s true. That doesn’t take away from someone else and the way they play the game. Sam, he can anticipate. He sees what’s happening out in front of people. He can relate back to you what he sees and most of the time he’s pretty accurate.”

Fantasy Impact:

Bradford goes against his hold team this week, the Eagles, who have a defense that struggled against the Redskins in Week 6.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates says he's not 100-percent

Monday, October 17, 2016, 8:49pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Though he played twice in five days, Antonio Gates acknowledged Monday he still feels a hamstring injury he sustained in Game 2.

“I’m not 100 percent,” said the eight-time Pro Bowler, “but it’s good enough for what I am trying to get done as a team.”

Gates, 36, said the injury suffered versus Jacksonville, in pursuit of an end-zone pass Sept. 18, was the first hamstring injury of his career.

Fantasy Impact:

With Gates in a reduced role, rookie Hunter Henry has produced several big plays, including a 59-yard reception at Oakland and a scheme-abetted, 5-yard scoring catch opposite an above-average cornerback, Chris Harris Jr. Hunter remains the guy to play at TE, at least as long as Gates isn't 100-percent.

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