Chargers Fantasy News

Raiders to sign WR Tyrell Williams

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 2:32pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Former Chargers’ WR Tyrell Williams intends to sign with the Oakland Raiders, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

The Raiders now have a receiving corps of Antonio Brown, Williams and Jordy Nelson, so Derek Carr can't say he doesn't have enough weapons to throw to. Williams had a big sophomore season in 2016, catching 69 passes for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns, but averaged just 42.0 catches for 691 yards and 4.5 touchdowns in his last two seasons. His production in 2016 came with Keenan Allen sidelined, but he played second-fiddle to Allen in 2017 and 2018. Williams will serve as a very capable downfield threat while Brown and Nelson work the rest of the field. Fantasy-wise, it's tough to see the Raiders supporting more than one bona fide fantasy starter at receiver unless Jon Gruden decides to crank up the team's passing volume.

Ravens release RB Alex Collins

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11:14am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins faces narcotics and gun charges after being released on $7,500 bail early Saturday morning.

Collins, 24, was released around 12:30 a.m. Saturday on three Chargers after an initial hearing at a Baltimore County courthouse: possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana, intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a handgun in a vehicle.

The Ravens waived Collins on Friday afternoon, hours after he crashed his black Chevrolet Corvette into a tree about a mile from the Ravens' team facility. Officers found Collins asleep in the driver's seat and detected an odor of marijuana inside the vehicle, according to police.

Related players: Gus Edwards, Kenneth Dixon

Fantasy Impact:

John Harbaugh indicated that Gus Edwards is the team's No. 1 running back heading into the offseason, but he was in a near even timeshare with Kenneth Dixon in the final month of the season. Dixon is a much better receiver, though Edwards is the better pass blocker. The Ravens are going to be extremely run-heavy under OC Greg Roman and whoever is the lead back is likely to be a fantasy starter.

Chargers TE Hunter Henry eyes more rest and rehab

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 11:12am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Hunter Henry acknowledged he's still not 100 percent, and will continue his rehab the next few months as he works toward the start of the Chargers' offseason program April 15.

Henry will go into the 2019 season as the team's No. 1 pass-catching threat at tight end.

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said it will be important for Henry to get some recovery time during the offseason because he's been intently focused on his rehab so he could play this season.

Fantasy Impact:

Henry was expected to explode on to the scene this season at the TE position, but tore his ACL before the year started. Henry returned to the field for the playoffs after just eight months. He was targeted one time and played on 14 snaps against the Patriots, but did have a couple of nice blocks in the run game, the story said. He should be one of our top TEs for the 2019 season.

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.