Chargers Fantasy News

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:42pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:59pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Broncos expect to get back RB Royce Freeman (ankle) Week 11

Monday, November 12, 2018, 5:24pm

Mike Klis on Twitter - [Full Article]

Vance Joseph indicated Broncos should get RB Royce Freeman and WR DaeSean Hamilton back this week vs. Chargers.

Related players: Phillip Lindsay, Devontae Booker

Fantasy Impact:

Freeman returned to take limited reps before Week 9's game so he was close to returning, but the team opted to sit him out through the Week 10 bye. Freeman's return likely hurts Booker's fantasy value more than Lindsay's at this point.

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2:35pm

Chargers Inactives
CB Trevor Williams
WR Geremy Davis
DE Chris Landrum
C Cole Toner
T Trent Scott
G Forrest Lamp
DE Joey Bosa

Chargers going back to Michael Badgley at kicker

Monday, November 5, 2018, 2:45pm

Field Yates on Twitter - [Full Article]

The Chargers are in fact promoting Michael Badgley from their practice squad to take over as their starting kicker.

Related players: Caleb Sturgis

Fantasy Impact:

Sturgis missed a field goal and two extra points this past week. When the Chargers when back to Sturgis, it was known he was on a short leash, so this move comes as no surprise.

Chargers TE Hunter Henry could return next month

Monday, November 5, 2018, 9:22am

ESPN - [Full Article]

As the Los Angeles Chargers get ready to make a second-half postseason push, they could get an unexpected boost from a player they were not counting on.

Chargers tight end Hunter Henry, who tore his ACL during OTAs this past May, has a chance to return to action next month, league sources tell ESPN.

Fantasy Impact:

Henry's return still would be a longshot, according to sources, but it is a shot -- and it is more than most were expecting when he initially suffered the knee injury it in a non-contact drill last spring, the story said. Henry's return would come at the end of the regular season, making him a risky play if he's activated in time for your fantasy playoffs. But given the struggle fantasy teams are having at TE this year, keep an eye on Henry. The story went on to say Henry is running and squatting, his strength is returning, he has not suffered any setbacks and his attitude is good because he feels so good, according to sources.

Seahawks RB Chris Carson doesn't return after hip injury

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 7:21pm

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

The Seahawks entered the second half of Sunday’s game against the Chargers at CenturyLink Field playing without starting tailback Chris Carson.

Carson went out with a hip injury after picking up 40 yards on eight carries in the first half.

Related players: Mike Davis, Rashaad Penny

Fantasy Impact:

Carson got his last carry with 7:49 to play in the second quarter and then retired to the bench. He watched the second half with his left leg heavily wrapped. Davis and Penny could see increased rolls in the run game if Carson's injury causes him to miss time.

RB Melvin Gordon active for Chargers

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:59pm

Chargers Inactives
Joey Bosa DE
Rayshawn Jenkins DB
Forrest Lamp OG
Chris Landrum DE
Detrez Newsome RB
Trenton Scott OT
Cole Toner OT

Fantasy Impact:

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is active as expected.

Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:35pm

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 9. The full reps indicate that he’s good to go for Sunday.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon officially questionable

Friday, November 2, 2018, 6:45pm

Chargers official Twitter - [Full Article]

The Chargers official injury report lists Melvin Gordon as questionable.

Fantasy Impact:

Gordon Missed Week 7 and the Chargers had a Week 8 bye, giving the star back nearly three full weeks of rest leading into this weekend. After topping 22 PPR points in five of six games and scoring at least 16 in every outing this year, he is locked and loaded as a top-five running back against the Seahawks.

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:44pm

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Gordon should be able to make his return this week, but this is certainly a situation to monitor. Austin Ekeler would move up if Gordon can’t play.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 7:46pm

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. The limited practice indicates that Gordon will make his return in Week 9, but this is a situation to monitor.

Chargers hope to have RB Melvin Gordon back Week 9

Monday, October 22, 2018, 1:03pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Chargers didn’t have any major concerns about running back Melvin Gordon‘s health when he didn’t practice on Friday as he wasn’t given an injury designation for their game against the Titans.

The hamstring issue that cause him to skip their only practice in London got worse on Saturday, however, and the team announced he’d been downgraded to questionable. The trend continued on Sunday morning and Gordon was left out of the lineup.

Related players: Austin Ekeler

Fantasy Impact:

The story said the Bolts wanted to 'protect' Gordon so the hamstring doesn't become a lingering thing. The Chargers are on a bye this week after the London game. According to reports, the field was slippery as well which could have been a factor.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon OUT Week 7

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 8:06am

Chargers official Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers INACTIVES

K Caleb Sturgis
RB Melvin Gordon
LB Kyzir White
C Cole Toner
T Trent Scott
G Forrest Lamp
DE Joey Bosa

TITANS INACTIVES
S Kenny Vaccaro
G Quinton Spain
LB Derrick Morgan
LB Will Compton
T Tyler Marz
DE Matt Dickerson
CB Kenneth Durden

Fantasy Impact:

Fire up Austin Ekeler in Week 7 as a viable RB2 with RB1 upside in Week 7.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon 'game-time decision' Week 7

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 4:50pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Chargers’ RB Melvin Gordon, downgraded today due to a hamstring injury, “will most likely be a game-time decision,” per source with knowledge of the situation.

Melvin Gordon was added to the injury report Friday with a hamstring injury, and the Chargers downgraded him to questionable Saturday. Putting his Week 7 status in further doubt, Los Angeles signed RB Detrez Newsome to the 53-man roster and waived LB Emmanuel Ellerbee.

Related players: Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson

Fantasy Impact:

Those with Melvin Gordon on their fantasy teams need to be aware that the Chargers kickoff at 9:30 AM eastern time in London. That's plenty of time to make adjustments if Gordon is ruled out tomorrow, but set an alarm so you do not forget to take Gordon out of your lineups if he's inactive. Austin Ekeler would vault into an RB1 if Gordon is out against the Titans.