Chargers Fantasy News

Chargers TE Antonio Gates wants to return

Sunday, January 13, 2019, 9:25pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Don't close the book on Antonio Gates' NFL career just yet.

The 38-year-old tight end, who played this season on a one-year contract, said he wants to return for a 17th season with the Los Angeles Chargers.

"I just don't see myself walking away with this taste," Gates said after his team's 41-28 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. "And plus this team. I think when you add Hunter [Henry] back, and hopefully we get Jason Verrett back -- shoot, the sky's the limit. And I want to be a part of it.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story said, the Chargers told Gates he wouldn't be needed in 2018 thanks to what was expected to be the emergence of Henry, but Henry tore his ACL and Gates was needed again. With Henry now poised for a big 2019, even if Gates is back it probably doesn't mean he'll have a lot of fantasy value.

Friday, January 11, 2019, 6:25pm

Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 19. Henry is questionable, but the full practice reps indicate that he’ll be able to play against the Patriots.

Friday, January 11, 2019, 6:25pm

Chargers RB Derek Watt (shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 19.

Friday, January 11, 2019, 6:25pm

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking limited practice reps Thursday. Gordon is good to go. The Patriots have yielded 4.84 YPC to running backs in their last three games.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:16pm

Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Henry should be able to make his return from early-2018 ACL surgery. He’s a high-risk play in his first game back.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:16pm

Chargers RB Derek Watt (shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:16pm

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice.

Rapoport: Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) expected to play

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 12:24pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon, who injured his knee and came back in the game last weekend, is dealing with a little knee sprain. But it's nothing that makes his availability in doubt.

Related players: Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson

Fantasy Impact:

Gordon should get a nice-sized workload assuming he can stay healthy enough to remain in the game, but he's obviously not going to be 100-percent against the Patriots. After Gordon's touchdown against the Ravens, Ekeler and Jackson worked a couple of drives before Gordon came back in with the contest a one-possession game.

Chargers activate TE Hunter Henry

Monday, January 7, 2019, 3:00pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry has been activated and is eligible to play in Sunday's divisional-round game against the New England Patriots, the team announced Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

Hunter has been on the physically unable to perform list since tearing the ACL in his right knee in May. The Chargers had until Monday to activate him, or he would have been ineligible to play for the rest of the playoffs. It's hard to imagine Henry will get a full workload against the Pats, but he could see time in the red zone.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon battles through knee injuries

Monday, January 7, 2019, 8:36am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Melvin Gordon didn't last two Chargers possessions without getting dinged up in their 23-17 win over the Ravens.

The running back, who entered the game with a issue to his right knee, went down after his third run of Sunday's Wild Card matchup.

Gordon was attended to after a run to the 1-yard-line on second-and-goal. The injury appeared to be to his left knee.

Related players: Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson

Fantasy Impact:

Gordon later returned to the game in the beginning of the second quarter. He finished the game with 17 carries for 40 yards and a touchdown but didn't look himself. The Chargers get the Patriots next, but those looking to play Gordon have to wonder about both of his knees. Ekeler and Jackson are likely to get their share of the workload.

Friday, January 4, 2019, 6:52pm

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Gordon is good to go for a bad matchup against the Ravens.

Friday, January 4, 2019, 6:52pm

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (groin, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. If Ekeler can’t play, Justin Jackson would back up Melvin Gordon.

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7:25pm

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (groin) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Ekeler should be able to play through his groin injury.

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7:25pm

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Gordon should be fine to play through the ankle injury.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon, TE Hunter Henry expected to play in WC round

Monday, December 31, 2018, 9:25am

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Despite limping off in Sunday’s fourth quarter, Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is expected to play Sunday against the Ravens, per source.

Chargers TE Hunter Henry, who tore his ACL during the off-season, also is expected to play Sunday against the Ravens, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

Gordon is now dealing with an ankle injury as well as a knee injury. Meanwhile, Henry returns after an ACL injury back in the offseason. Henry is probably a risky play for those in playoff leagues, but you have to think he'll at least get his snaps in while in the red zone.