Ladarius Green, TE San Diego Chargers

2014 Strength of Schedule - SD
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
32
@ARI
5
SEA
21
@BUF
28
JAX
24
NYJ
11
@OAK
2
KC
19
@DEN
29
@MIA
BYE11
OAK
1
STL
9
@BAL
6
NE
19
DEN
8
@SF
2
@KC

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

2013 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1HOU0000-0000-9/5317%
2PHI0000-0000-11/8313%
3TEN2480224.000000-20/5934%
4DAL0000-0000-3/724%
5OAK0001-0000-10/7214%
6IND1250125.000000-17/7822%
7JAX2400320.000000-20/7128%
8BYE------------
9WAS1100110.000000-4/646%
10DEN1250125.000000-22/7330%
11MIA4810520.250000-20/6531%
12KC3801526.670000-29/7041%
13CIN2451622.500000-60/6592%
14NYG0001-0000-30/7242%
15DEN0000-0000-46/7363%
16OAK0001-0000-33/7246%
17KC1221222.000000-32/7344%
Totals1737632922.1200000.00366/111533%

Most Recent News

Gates: Ladarius Green is 'a big part of what we do'

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:36am

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

Chargers TE Ladarius Green went from 39 offensive snaps in 2012 to 450 in 2013. The plan is for that number to rise again in 2014.

New tight ends coach Pete Metzelaars helped mentor Green in blocking this offseason. The 6-foot-7 coach made a 16-year career from specializing in the area. His work with Green, a willing but imperfect blocker with a thin frame, should help keep the 24-year-old on the field. His route running, though, seems most improved from last season. Green is moving better in and out of his breaks.

Last year, Antonio Gates played 1,083 snaps on offense. The disparity between him and Green likely will narrow this season, helping keep Gates fresh.

Fantasy Impact:
Gates said that Green is "a big part of what we do." Green played 33% of snaps on the season, but played 40%+ in the final six games, indicating that the team likes what he brings to the table. He's still playing behind Gates, so it's surprising to see him going ahead of Gates in early fantasy drafts. He does have far more upside, but it's hard to see him posting TE1 numbers without an injury to Gates.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside
Ladarius Green went from 39 offensive snaps in 2012 to 450 in 2013. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the plan is for that number to rise again in 2014. New TEs coach Pete Metzelaars helped mentor Green in blocking this offseason. The 6-7 coach made a 16-year career from specializing in the area. His work with the 6-6 Green, a willing but imperfect blocker with a thin frame, should help keep the 24-year-old on the field. His route running, though, seems most improved from last season. Green is moving better in and out of his breaks. Last year, Antonio Gates played 1,083 snaps on offense. The disparity between him and Green likely will narrow this season, helping keep Gates fresh.

Fantasy Downside
It's still difficult to project the number of targets Green will attract in the passing game. Remember: OC Frank Reich and Philip Rivers have plenty weapons. The veteran backfield runs three-deep. Wide receivers Keenan Allen, Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal often will share a field. So will the tight ends.

Bottom Line
That wealth of talent could be a plus, too. "The ball goes to the open guy in this offense," Royal said. "When Ladarius is on the field, he's normally the open guy. ..." And that highlights the question for fantasy owners: How much will Green be on the field? He had more than five targets in a game just once last season. That has to change before we'll see his much-anticipated breakout.