Virgil Green, TE Los Angeles Chargers

General Info

  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 249 lbs
  • DOB: 08-03-1988
LAC Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Chargers TE Antonio Gates to practice Wednesday

Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 11:09am

Eric Williams on Twitter - [Full Article]

Anthony Lynn said Antonio Gates will practice Wednesday. Lynn said he will look at Gates' conditioning before deciding if he will play vs. Chiefs.

Related players: Virgil Green

Fantasy Impact:

Obviously the Bolts want to be careful with Gates. Lynn said he doesn't want to set the team back 4-5 weeks if Gates would go out and get hurt. Gates doesn't seem like a safe Week 1 play at this point.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

The Chargers offense took a major hit when Hunter Henry suffered an ACL injury during OTAs. So who's next in line? The team inked Green on the first day of free agency to a three-year deal to provide that type of veteran stability in addition to his talents on the field. A 6-foot-5, 255-pounder primarily known for his blocking prowess, the 29-year old hauled in 71 passes for 807 yards and four touchdowns in 100 career games for the Denver Broncos. He started all 16 games a year ago in Denver, catching 14 passes for 191 yards and one TD.

His most productive season came in 2016, when he set career-highs in receptions (22) and yards (237). “(Virgil) is a good player,” said offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. “One thing that he does bring, and you can see it, is he’s got credibility from having played. He’s been a good player. He’s made plays against these guys, and they know it. So that brings a lot to the table.”

Fantasy Downside

Green has never been asked to play a significant role as a receiver.

2018 Bottom Line

There’s been chatter about a possible Antonio Gates return, but nothing has materialized to this point and Green’s successful acclimation into the lineup will be important whether the veteran comes back for another year or not. All that said, it seems likely the Chargers will rely heavily on Green as a receiver. Fantasy managers should take a wait-and-see approach here.

2018 Strength of Schedule - LAC
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
23
KC
20
@BUF
27
@LAR
29
SF
13
OAK
2
@CLE
5
TEN
BYE24
@SEA
13
@OAK
14
DEN
25
ARI
31
@PIT
30
CIN
23
@KC
8
BAL
14
@DEN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1KC2210210.500000-2.14.144/8253.7%
2@BUF3550318.330000-5.58.542/5773.7%
3@LAR16016.000000-0.61.633/5263.5%
Per game2.0027.3302.0013.6700000.002.734.7339.67/63.6763.60%
Totals6820613.6700000.008.214.2119/19163.60%
Previous Games vs. SF
SeasonWeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
20147SF0000-13003.000.30.317/6028.33%
Average0.000.000.000.000.001.003.000.000.003.000.300.3017.00/60.0028.33%