Ladarius Green Fantasy News

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:16pm

Chargers Inactives
Kwame Geathers NT
Lavelle Hawkins WR
Johnny Patrick CB
Stephen Schilling G
Brad Sorensen QB
Brandon Taylor S
Kenny Wiggins T

Fantasy Impact:

With WR Eddie Royal active again, TE Ladarius Green will likely see only around 40-50% of the snaps, making him a boom or bust fantasy play.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 5:56pm

Michael Gehlken on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers WR Eddie Royal returned to practice Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact:

Royal may not be a fantasy starter, but his return last week seemed to affect TE Ladarius Green's play. Green saw just one target with Royal back in the lineup after playing 92% of the snaps in Week 13.

Saturday, November 30, 2013, 4:16pm

Michael Gehlken on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers have downgraded WR Eddie Royal (toe, chest) to doubtful for Sunday's game vs. Bengals. Originally listed as questionable.

Fantasy Impact:

Royal is usually a risky play but it looks like he might not go this week. While Seyi Ajirotutu will fill in for Royal and be equally risky, this very well could end up meaning TE Ladarius Green will get more targets.

Saturday, November 30, 2013, 2:13pm

Union-Tribune San Diego - [Full Article]

Antonio Gates missed five of 72 offensive snaps Sunday.

The way his hamstring felt, it could have been more.

The Chargers tight end was back on the field Friday, present at an all-important practice after missing the previous two days. He was a full participant and is listed as probable to face the Bengals on Sunday, but the hamstring ailment is not a small, sweep-under-the-rug matter.

Hamstring injuries never are.

"It's tricky," Gates said Friday. "It's different. It's one of those injuries where you can't fully grasp whether or not you can do something because it's all running. Everything is based off running and power and holding off people on blocks, and the hamstring is a big part of that. Without the lower body, you couldn't play in this league. I'll see how it goes. I'm going to attack this rehab. I've got two more days. That's the best part about it.

Fantasy Impact:

Gates said if he had to play Friday, he wasn't sure he would have been able to go. But a couple more days will definitely help Gates leading up to Sunday's game. If he can't go, emerging star Ladarius Green would likely get a major bump up our TE rankings.

Monday, November 18, 2013, 8:34pm

Chargers.com - [Full Article]

Chargers TE Ladarius Green has made one thing known in his sophomore year in the NFL; when the ball gets in his hands, good things happen.

At 6-6, 240-pounds, he’s quickly making his presence felt with big play after big play. After appearing in only four games as a rookie, Green is blossoming before the Bolts very eyes. In 10 games this year, he has caught 11 balls for 229 yards, averaging a gaudy 20.8 yards per catch. His best game came Sunday against the Dolphins with an impressive four reception, 81-yard effort. Both were career highs for the Louisiana-Lafayette product.

Over the course of the season, Philip Rivers has learned that when he gives number 89 a chance to make a play, he’ll usually be rewarded.

“It was just some of the way those plays came up,” Rivers said. “We know what he’s capable of and he’s going to continue to have a role for us in the passing game and in the running game. He was big for us with a couple of big catches.”

Fantasy Impact:

Green could end up seeing some more targets with Keenan Allen a bit banged up after this week, although expected to be ok. Still, Green is a threat even with Antonio Gates because Vincent Brown has mostly been used as a blocker at WR and Eddie Royal is an up-and-down WR3.

Sunday, December 30, 2012, 3:13pm

Chargers Inactives
Edwin Baker RB
Donald Butler ILB
Gregory Gatson CB
Ladarius Green TE
Gary Guyton ILB
Stephen Schilling G
Mike Willie WR

Sunday, December 16, 2012, 2:43pm

Chargers Inactives
Ronnie Brown RB
Donald Butler ILB
Jeromey Clary T
Tyronne Green G
Ladarius Green TE
Eddie Royal WR
Demorrio Williams ILB

Fantasy Impact:

Ryan Mathews will see a heavy workload with Ronnie Brown out.

Robert Meachem & Eddie Royal OUT for Chargers
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:16pm

Chargers Inactives
Chris Carr DB
Larry English LB
Ladarius Green TE
Robert Meachem WR
Jonas Mouton LB
Eddie Royal WR
Brandon Taylor S

Fantasy Impact:

With Meachem & Royal both out, Danario Alexander gets the start & Seyi Ajirotutu could see increased playing time after #1 WR Malcom Floyd. Neither Alexander or Ajirotutu are top 50 options. Expect Antonio Gates to get some extra looks. Avoid starting Phil Rivers if possible.

Malcolm Floyd ACTIVE for Monday Night Football
Monday, October 15, 2012, 7:06pm

Chargers Inactives
Jared Gaither T
Antonio Garay DE
Ladarius Green TE
Nate Kaeding K
Jonas Mouton LB
Brandon Taylor SS
Shareece Wright DB

Fantasy Impact:

WRs Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal are active for the Chargers. Nick Novak will continue to handle kicking duties.

Ryan Mathews & Antonio Gates ACTIVE for Chargers
Sunday, September 23, 2012, 2:47pm

Chargers Inactives
RB Ronnie Brown
S Brandon Taylor
CB Shareece Wright
LB Jonas Mouton
DT Antonio Garay
OL Jared Gaither
TE Ladarius Green

Fantasy Impact:

Ryan Mathews and Antonio Gates return to game action this week. Both are expected to see normal work.

Monday, September 10, 2012, 9:24pm

Chargers Inactives
Jared Gaither OL
Antonio Garay DE
Ladarius Green TE
Ryan Mathews RB
Jonas Mouton LB
Brandon Taylor SS

Chargers GM calls TE LaDarius Green "a rare receiving threat"
Friday, May 4, 2012, 12:31pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

With Antonio Gates slowed by injuries the past two seasons, consider it wise for San Diego to look for another pass-receiving option at tight end -- with Ladarius Green that option. He's big (6-foot-6), fast (he runs a 4.45 40) and has a 35-inch vertical leap. He's also productive, producing five catches for 121 yards in his final performance against San Diego State.

GM A.J. Smith had this to say about Green: "I wanted to have a balanced draft with a heavy emphasis on defense in the first three rounds. So now we're going to flip to balance it. Green is a rare receiving threat who fits the model of our offense -- like an Antonio Gates. He's not a blocker, and he isn't going to be a blocker. But he has rare skills with speed, and we like his height, his hands, catch radius and burst. We think he's a smart kid, but we'll see how quickly he picks it up. If he comes up really, really quickly we'll have a lot of additional weapons there. We're thinking: Could it be Gates and Ladarius Green? Not at the beginning of the year, but [we'll tell him to] take a half a year to feel your way along."

Fantasy Impact:

It doesn't sound like the Chargers are going to press Green early in the year, but he could emerge in the second half of the season if he can catch on quickly. Gates is reportedly feeling great, but Green could be pressed into action if Gates were to get injured again.