Ladarius Green, TE San Diego Chargers

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Chargers want to run more in 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015, 1:41pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

In a conversation with Dan Sileo of The Mighty 1090 AM radio, Chargers OC Frank Reich said the time missed by TE Antonio Gates (suspension) will provide a chance for players such as tight end Ladarius Green, first round pick Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead to take on larger roles in the offense.

“You know it’s a big loss,” Reich said. “You can’t replace a guy like Antonio. And so from that perspective, there are things that he does and plans that we have when he’s in the game that are unique to him. … But this is going to make us better, because it’s going to force other guys to step in and force us to run the football. We’re already planning that anyway, but it’s going to force that hand even more.”

Fantasy Impact:

The article goes on to make it seem as if the Chargers really want to run the football this year, after averaging 3.4 yards a carry last year, second last in the NFL. That's why Gordon looks like he's in a great position to make an impact as a rookie RB. The Chargers also bolstered their line in the offseason which should help the cause. Gordon comes in 18th on our RB list but his ADP (3.02) is a bit higher than some of those ranked around him: 16th Jonathan Stewart (4.08), 17th Mark Ingram (3.08), 19th Carlos Hyde (4.02), 20th Latavius Murray (4.07) and 21st LeGarrette Blount (6.01). There is a lot of hype around Gordon as there often is with rookie RBs. It looks like Danny Woodhead will continue to be used in third down passing situations, however.

2015 Strength of Schedule - SD
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
19
DET
13
@CIN
10
@MIN
9
CLE
24
PIT
11
@GB
20
OAK
12
@BAL
32
CHI
BYE7
KC
16
@JAX
22
DEN
7
@KC
5
MIA
20
@OAK
22
@DEN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1ARI2240212.000000-24/6139%
2SEA0000-0000-26/8232%
3BUF4640616.000000-21/6632%
4JAX------------
5NYJ18018.000000-37/7450%
6OAK4600515.000000-37/7351%
7KC0000-0000-8/5215%
8DEN19019.000000-20/6232%
9MIA0001-0000-22/5143%
10BYE------------
11OAK1110211.000000-32/7244%
12STL2340317.000000-24/6338%
13BAL21020.500000-17/7224%
14NE215027.500000-9/5716%
15DEN------------
16SF0000-0000-5/836%
17KC0000-0000-7/7010%
Totals1922602511.8900000.00289/93831%

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