Chargers Fantasy News

Stevie Johnson back at practice

Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 8:44pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Chargers wide receiver Stevie Johnson returned to practice Tuesday.

A groin injury had sidelined Johnson since he exited the Dec. 6 game against Denver.

Fantasy Impact:

With the next game Thursday at Oakland, Johnson won't have much time to get back up to speed, the story pointed out. Johnson would likely assume the team's WR1 role if he plays but he's not a sure thing on a short week and owners should continue to monitor his progress.

Chiefs expect to use Spencer Ware on offense Week 16

Monday, December 21, 2015, 5:06pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Kansas City Chiefs survived nicely Sunday against the Ravens without running back Spencer Ware. He got in for two plays on special teams in the Chiefs’ 34-14 victory, but didn’t play on offense.

In the bigger picture, the Chiefs need Ware. He’s been a nice complement to Charcandrick West.

Coach Andy Reid indicated that Ware, who injured his ribs in a game against the Chargers two weeks ago, would be ready to resume his normal offensive role this coming Sunday against the Browns at Arrowhead Stadium.

Fantasy Impact:

With Ware on the sideline in Baltimore, the Chiefs went with West and Knile Davis at running back. West rushed for 76 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown. Davis had 14 yards on five carries. Ware should at the very least take over Davis' role next week.

Lamar Miller not happy with role

Monday, December 21, 2015, 12:56pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

After the Dolphins lost to the Giants in Week 14, running back Lamar Miller expressed his feeling that he should continue to get the ball if he’s doing well when asked about getting five second half carries despite running well in the first two quarters.

Miller was back on the bench in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Chargers, carrying twice for one yard while the Dolphins opted to go with Jay Ajayi and Damien Williams instead of Miller. Miller wasn’t as effective in the first half as he’d been the previous week, but still felt frustrated that he wasn’t part of the offense after halftime.

“I mean, yeah, because I feel like I could help this team win,” Miller said, via the Palm Beach Post. “You know, I’m pretty sure everybody wanted to be on the field competing with their teammates and … I don’t know.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Dolphins were down big in San Diego, leading them to pass more in the second half but Miller’s been their most productive receiver out of the backfield in addition to leading the team in rushing.

Melvin Gordon injures knee

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 7:42pm

Sports Illustrated - [Full Article]

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon left Sunday’s game against the Dolphins with a knee injury and did not return.

Gordon was injured on a one-yard run in the second quarter and was able to walk off the field under his own power.

Fantasy Impact:

It's hasn't been a great year for Gordon and his owners. Danny Woodhead got back on the fantasy radar with a monster game in Week 15. Donald Brown also got some work in this contest after Gordon left.

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 3:14pm

Chargers Inactives
Vincent Brown WR
Kavell Conner OLB
King Dunlap T
Steve Johnson WR
Jeffrey Linkenbach T
Sean Lissemore NT
Steve Williams CB

Fantasy Impact:

Ladarius Green is active today and is a lower-end TE2 option with a depleted Bolts WR group. He's still behind Antonio Gates at the position, however.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (toe, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15. Ellington will apparently be a game-time decision for Sunday Night Football. David Johnson is still a top 5 play even if Ellington is active since we expect his touches will be limited.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Chargers WR Javontee Herndon (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman (neck, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 15. It appears that Inman is going to return this week. He’s a Sneaky Start, especially if Ladarius Green sits. Prior to his injury, Inman had eight catches for 114 yards and a TD on 14 total targets in Week 11 and Week 12, and that was with Stevie Johnson in the lineup. With Johnson out, Inman could see the most targets of the San Diego wideouts.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Chargers WR Stevie Johnson (groin, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 15. Johnson doesn’t look likely to make his return this week. Dontrelle Inman looks like the best play in the San Diego receiving corps, though Maclom Floyd’s deep speed makes him an interesting dart throw in a nice matchup with the Dolphins.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (knee, probable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 15. Landry will be fine to face the Chargers this week. He’s the #12 WR in standard formats.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Chargers TE Ladarius Green (ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15. Green was a full participant last week which led to a probable tag, so this is a downgrade from last week. If he’s out, Antonio Gates should see a boost in snaps.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (toe) missed practice again Thursday. Ellington was supposed to return this week, but it’s not looking good. David Johnson would continue to be a top 10 play as long as Ellington is out.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Chargers WR Javontee Herndon (shoulder) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman (neck) took full practice reps again Thursday. It appears that Inman is going to return this week. He’s a Sneaky Start, especially if Ladarius Green sits.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Chargers WR Stevie Johnson (groin) missed practice again Thursday. Johnson doesn’t look likely to make his return this week.

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