Fantasy News

Monday, March 13, 2017, 3:52pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Chargers receiver Jeremy Butler is signing a one-year deal today with the Bills, per source.

Rapaport: Ravens to sign RB Danny Woodhead

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 10:34pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Source: The Ravens are signing RB Danny Woodhead. He’s fully healthy after ACL surgery in 2016. Big pickup.

Related players: Kenneth Dixon, Melvin Gordon

Fantasy Impact:

Well, this puts a dent in Kenneth Dixon's budding value. Woodhead is an elite pass-catcher and an underrated runner. He's likely to form a committee with Dixon, who will serve as the team's primary back. Both players look like PPR RB2/RB3 types at this point. The signing is good news for Melvin Gordon, who will have virtually no competition for touches. It's also good for C.J. Anderson, since it was rumored that the Broncos were interested in reuniting Woodhead with OC Mike McCoy.

Chargers hire Gus Bradley to run the defense

Friday, January 20, 2017, 11:45pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Former Jaguars HC Gus Bradley has agreed to become DC for then Los Angeles Chargers, per sources.

Fantasy Impact:

Bradley coached back-to-back top 7 defenses (points allowed) in Seattle in 2011-12 before being hired to lead the Jaguars for four seasons. Last year, Jacksonville allowed the 6th-fewest yards while giving up the 8th-most points, an uncommon disparity.

Chargers hire Anthony Lynn as head coach

Friday, January 13, 2017, 12:38am

ESPN - [Full Article]

In need of a jump-start after just nine wins in two seasons, the Chargers believe Anthony Lynn can breathe some fresh air into this franchise in a new city.

Fantasy Impact:

Lynn took over as offensive coordinator in Week 3, and the team averaged 25.8 points in the final 14 games, an average that would have been good enough to score the 8th-most points in the league.

Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) won't need surgery

Monday, January 2, 2017, 12:35pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The silver lining to Cam Newton's turbulent 2016 campaign: His beaten-up body won't require surgery.

The Panthers passer confirmed Sunday that the throwing shoulder he injured against the Chargers in Week 14 will simply require a little TLC this offseason.

"Rest," Newton said, per The Charlotte Observer. "Rest. A lot of rest."

Fantasy Impact:

One year removed from a torrid MVP campaign, Cam finished 2016 with the NFL's lowest completion percentage among qualified passers (52.9) and a career-low passer rating (75.8).

Chargers fire HC Mike McCoy

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 9:27pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

After finishing dead last in the AFC West two years in a row, the Chargers are parting ways with head coach Mike McCoy.

The team confirmed the move on Sunday following San Diego's 37-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact:

With San Diego mulling a potential move to Los Angeles, the franchise has extra incentive to start fresh with a coach unlinked to the team's recent string of failure.

WR Travis Benjamin, RB Melvin Gordon OUT for Chargers

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 3:36pm

Chargers Inactives
Travis Benjamin WR
Asante Cleveland TE
King Dunlap T
Kaleb Eulls DT
Melvin Gordon RB
Denzel Perryman ILB
Max Tuerk C

Fantasy Impact:

Benjamin (knee) was questionable and seemed like he had a shot to play in Week 17. Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman should see a bulk of the targets at WR while Ronnie Hillman seems likely to see a heavy load at RB with Gordon out.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee, out) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is out for Week 17. With Gordon and Kenneth Farrow out, Ronnie Hillman and Andre Williams figure to work in some sort of timeshare against the Chiefs.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Chargers WR Jeremy Butler (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said his expectations are to play Week 17

Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 9:07pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Melvin Gordon plans on making the decision regarding his availability on Sunday a tough one for the San Diego Chargers.

"My expectation is to get out there, so that's what we're aiming for right now," Gordon said.

The Wisconsin product missed the past two games with a strained hip and sprained left knee. Gordon wore a helmet and bulky brace on his left knee on Tuesday as he worked with trainers on the field during the early portion of practice.

Related players: Ronnie Hillman

Fantasy Impact:

The Chargers are not required to release an injury report updating Gordon's status until Wednesday. Gordon is three yards shy of reaching 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his NFL career, and wants to reach the milestone badly. However, Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the team will make sure Gordon is fully healthy before putting him out on the field and risking a more significant injury heading into the offseason.

Chargers RB Kenneth Farrow heads to IR

Monday, December 26, 2016, 7:38pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

The Chargers have been using rookie Kenneth Farrow as Melvin Gordon's replacement. But now, Farrow is also going on Injured Reserve. He suffered a shoulder injury during San Diego's loss to the lowly Cleveland Browns on Saturday and his season is over.

Gordon is still considered day-to-day with his injury, but with the Chargers' season all but over, it doesn't make much sense to risk further injury in Week 17. If he sits, San Diego will incredibly be without its top five running backs for the regular season finale.

Ronnie Hillman -- who was cut by the Broncos just before the start of the season, signed with the Vikings in late September and stayed there for two months before being released and then catching on with San Diego -- is the team's only healthy running back on the active roster.

Fantasy Impact:

It doesn't seem likely Gordon will play. The story mentioned a possible Andre Williams return since he was on the team's practice squad at one point this season. Looks like Hillman could be in store for a nice workload in what is a tough matchup, however.

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. With Gordon out, Kenneth Farrow should get another chance to carry the load against a bad, bad Cleveland Browns defense.

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm

Chargers WR Jeremy Butler (ankle, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 16.

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm

Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (shoulder) took full practice reps all week. Williams will play, though his production has dipped since the shoulder injury. It’s a great matchup against the Browns.

Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:27pm

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) missed practice again Thursday. Gordon looks doubtful for Saturday. If he’s out, Kenneth Farrow should get another chance to carry the load against a bad, bad Cleveland Browns defense.

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