Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
AFC West | 5-12-0
Rank: 21st
Avg Yds
Rank: 15th
Avg PYds
Rank: 9th
Avg RYds
Rank: 23rd
Posted 5/25/2024 7:20 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Ladd McConkey was working with the first-team offense as the primary slot receiver at organized team activities this week, according to Daniel Popper of The Athletic on Monday, May 20.
Huddle Up: McConkey and quarterback Justin Herbert appear to have good chemistry early on. With the Chargers unloading a lot of wide receiver talent his offseason, McConkey has a great chance to have a significant role right away, and he's got a good young quarterback throwing him the football. McConkey could have flex value immediately.
Posted 5/16/2024 8:36 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Quentin Johnston is a "great worker" and a player that the team believes is "going to launch" in 2024, according to general manager Joe Hortiz on The Up & Adams podcast on Wednesday, May 15. "Quentin was a player we liked in Baltimore as well last year - a player that I liked. When you look at him, when he was coming out of college, he was an elite size/speed athlete. And you saw some rawness to his game, but you also saw the ability, for as big as he is, (6-foot-3), I think, and 220 pounds, you watch him drop his weight, getting in and out of breaks, come to balance at the top of the route, get out quickly. He can do some rare things for a player his size. (Coach) Jim (Harbaugh) was on the other sideline in one of his better games (in college), and so we've all seen it. We believe in it. He's a great kid, he's a great worker. Everyone here has a high opinion of him. I believe he's really going to launch. I really do. His skill set is great. We're (going to) work with him, make him better and better," Hortiz told Adams.
Huddle Up: While Johnston may end up being a bust, it is important to remember that he was easily the most raw receiver of the four first-round picks at the position last season. With Keenan Allen and Mike Williams no longer on the roster, Johnston and rookie Ladd McConkey will be given every chance to push for 80 to 100 targets apiece. It is much too early to completely bail on Johnston, who has more than enough talent to be a great value in the later rounds if the new coaching staff is able to work their magic with him.
Posted 5/10/2024 5:20 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Brenden Rice has "an opportunity to carve out a role for himself early on," in the opinion of Chargers.com's Eric Smith, who notes that while there's a crowded receiver room for the Chargers, multiple spots along the depth chart are up for grabs.
Huddle Up: LA's receiver hierarchy will be something to watch carefully during the preseason given the presence of Justin Herbert. While the likes of Joshua Palmer, Quentin Johnson, and Ladd McConkey figure to have the inside track on the top spots, Rice's pedigree, and the presence of a new head coach and offensive coordinator, make the rookie seventh-rounder someone to keep an eye on.
Posted 5/03/2024 2:20 am GMT
Free-agent WR DJ Chark Jr. (Panthers) has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Chargers on a one-year deal worth up to $5 million, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Chark has dealt with injuries and inconsistent play throughout his career, but he has shown the ability to stretch the field. The Chargers' receiving room isn't exactly loaded with proven options, and Chark could emerge as a big-play option for Justin Herbert.
Posted 4/30/2024 1:39 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) said he has completely recovered from his torn Achilles tendon.
Huddle Up: Dobbins should share playing time with Gus Edwards similarly to what they did when they were both with the Baltimore Ravens. The split will hurt his fantasy value some, but he could be a flex option in fantasy leagues if he receives a good amount of touches.
Posted 4/27/2024 10:12 pm GMT
USC WR Brenden Rice was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers with the 225th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Rice was expected to be a mid-round pick, but instead fell all the way to the seventh round. However, he couldn't be entering a better situation than Los Angeles, a team that has one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL and needs at the wide receiver position. Even still, he's nothing more than a deep dynasty stash and isn't an option in re-draft leagues until he earns himself a roster spot and role.
Posted 4/27/2024 8:21 pm GMT
Troy RB Kimani Vidal was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers with the 181st overall selection in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Vidal probably will not see a lot of playing time during his rookie season since he will be behind Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins, but he could be the long-term back for the Chargers. He should be selected in keeper leagues because of his long-term potential but may not have much value in standard leagues this upcoming season.
Posted 4/26/2024 11:22 pm GMT
Georgia WR Ladd McConkey was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers with the 34th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: The Chargers are looking for new receivers after moving on from their top two receivers this offseason, so McConkey should be a solid part of the passing game right away. He can be considered at least a No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues and could be a flex option against certain matchups.
Posted 4/19/2024 2:37 pm GMT
Free-agent WR DJ Chark Jr. (Panthers) visited the Los Angeles Chargers Thursday, April 18.
Huddle Up: Chark would thrust back into fantasy relevance if he landed in LA with Justin Herbert slinging to him. He'll be a WR5 candidate but would be a WR4 in LA.
Posted 4/18/2024 5:29 pm GMT
Free-agent RB J.K. Dobbins (Ravens) officially signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, April 18. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
Huddle Up: Dobbins becomes the latest former Baltimore Raven to join the Chargers, but what it means for fantasy is completely up in the air. A fully healthy Dobbins would be a coup for Jim Harbaugh & Co., but the running back is trying to beat an injury (Achilles) that has been virtually impossible for running backs to recover from fully. While he is reportedly making great progress in rehab, dynasty managers are advised to sell Dobbins before the initial buzz of his signing wears off.
Posted 3/28/2024 9:58 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Joshua Palmer and Quentin Johnston should both be able to make jumps in their play next season, according to general manager Joe Hortiz.
Huddle Up: Palmer and Johnston should both be top three receivers for the Chargers next season and likely will have big roles in the passing game. Palmer has been productive in the past and could be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues, while Johnston may be a No. 4 or No. 5 receiver.
Posted 3/27/2024 10:33 pm GMT
Free-agent RB J.K. Dobbins (Ravens) met with the Los Angeles Chargers Wednesday, March 27.
Huddle Up: Dobbins has been medically cleared and should be able to find a new team in the near future. He is familiar with offensive coordinator Greg Roman's offense and would be working with Gus Edwards again if he signs. He could be a flex option in deeper leagues if the two sides reach an agreement.
Posted 3/27/2024 2:34 am GMT
Updating a previous report, free-agent RB J.K. Dobbins (Ravens) is expected to begin taking free-agent visits soon, according to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero. Per Pelissero, Dr. Neal ElAttrache - who repaired Dobbins' Achilles injury five days after he tore it in Week 1 - noted that Dobbins looks "outstanding" after his rehab.
Huddle Up: Dobbins has only played nine games over the last three seasons, but there should be at least a small market for his services. First and foremost, he should come cheap given his durability issues. The league has a shortage in running backs with his efficiency (career 5.8 yards per carry). The Dallas Cowboys seems like an obvious suitor for his services, although teams like the Los Angeles Chargers (given new offensive coordinator Greg Roman's familiarity with Dobbins) and Carolina Panthers should not be ruled out.
Posted 3/22/2024 1:20 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers RB Gus Edwards is going to be the "bell cow" of the backfield, according to general manager Joe Hortiz. I told you we wanted to be bigger, play a physical style of football on both sides of the ball and he helps us do that," Hortiz said.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Edwards will see plenty of touches, and he should be a steady RB2 if remains the lead back all season.
Posted 3/11/2024 8:25 pm GMT
Impending free-agent RB Gus Edwards (Ravens) agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers Monday, March 11, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: It seems like Edwards likely will compete for the starting job this season depending on what the team does at the position. He has played under offensive coordinator Greg Roman before and could be a No. 2 fantasy back in most fantasy leagues if he is the main back.
Posted 3/06/2024 3:01 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB Gus Edwards would be a fit with the Indianapolis Colts, in the opinion of Colts beat writer Nate Atkins. Edwards could serve as the short-yardage and receiving back to take some of the load off of RB Jonathan Taylor.
Huddle Up: Edwards, 29, has been super useful in a pinch when injuries arise, and he had 15 total touchdowns in 2023. His landing spot and role will dictate his fantasy value, but he could be anywhere from a low-end RB2 to a low-end RB3.
Posted 2/29/2024 9:18 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) has started sprinting as part of his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon.
Huddle Up: The Ravens have expressed interest in keeping Dobbins, but he likely will receive interest from several teams if he hits the market. He has struggled with injuries over the last several seasons but will have fantasy value next season.
Posted 2/29/2024 8:34 pm GMT
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent RB J.K. Dobbins and RB Gus Edwards are expected to talk with the Ravens about possible new contracts, and general manager Eric DeCosta said the team would like to keep both players.
Huddle Up: Dobbins and Edwards have been the main backs for the Ravens over the last few seasons, but it is not known if either player will return to the team. Both Dobbins and Edwards likely will be part of a committee with a team next season and likely will have some fantasy value.
Posted 2/24/2024 12:00 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Greg Roman said the team will be looking for a better running game next season, which should help QB Justin Herbert's play.
Huddle Up: The Chargers may have a new starting running back next season, so fantasy players should keep an eye on the situation during the offseason. Herbert will continue to be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback and could see a increase in his value if he has more time to throw the ball.
Posted 2/01/2024 7:42 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Quentin Johnston believes he's "due for a breakout" in 2024, he told reporters on Wednesday, Jan. 31.
Huddle Up: The No. 21 overall pick in 2023, Johnston had a quiet rookie season and failed to do much, even when both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams were out of the lineup. However, he was forced to catch passes from Easton Stick down the stretch, which certainly didn't help matters. His ability to have a breakout year in 2024 will depend on what happens with Allen and Williams, both of whom are cut candidates. If both stay, their presence will almost certainly hinder his production, assuming they can stay healthy, something Williams has been incapable of doing. If one or both leave, Johnston could become the No. 2 option, at worst, for star quarterback Justin Herbert. As things stand now, Johnston should be held in dynasty formats but he's nothing more than a late-round dart throw in re-draft leagues until one of the aforementioned veterans are cut loose.
Posted 1/06/2024 1:45 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Joshua Palmer (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 5, and is not on the injury report for Week 18.
Huddle Up: Palmer should be in uniform as long as he is cleared by the doctors and likely will be the main option in the passing game. He can be a flex option in most fantasy leagues.
Posted 1/05/2024 6:52 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers WR DJ Chark Jr. (foot) was a full participant at practice Friday, Jan. 5, and carries no injury designation ahead of the Week 18 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Chark should be good to go, and he can be viewed as a boom/bust WR3 option in a favorable matchup.
Posted 1/05/2024 12:57 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Joshua Palmer (concussion) was limited at practice once again on Thursday, Jan. 4.
Huddle Up: Palmer has been a flex option when healthy and that will be the case once again this week if he plays, as Keenan Allen (heel) looks set to sit once again. However, Palmer remains in the concussion protocol and will have to get cleared before Sunday. If he sits, Jalen Guyton and Quentin Johnston will be the top remaining options, but neither can be trusted in lineups.
Posted 1/04/2024 2:09 am GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Joshua Palmer (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 3.
Huddle Up: Palmer will need to pass his concussions tests over the next few days in order to play, but he likely will have a big role in the passing game if cleared. He could be at least a flex option in leagues if active for the game.
Posted 1/03/2024 8:53 pm GMT
Carolina Panthers WR DJ Chark Jr. (foot) was limited in practice on Wednesday, Jan. 3.
Huddle Up: Chark showed a sign of life in Week 16 with a big game but reverted back to irrelevance last week. He can be left on waivers.
Posted 12/29/2023 9:28 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Joshua Palmer (concussion) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 17 versus the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: This doesn't come as a huge surprise as concussions usually cause players to miss at least one game. With Keenan Allen (heel) also ruled out, Austin Ekeler, Quentin Johnston and Gerald Everett should be plenty busy against the Broncos.
Posted 12/28/2023 11:39 pm GMT
Los Angeles Chargers WR Joshua Palmer (concussion) did not take part in practice for the second consecutive day on Thursday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Palmer is on track to sit, as is veteran wideout Keenan Allen (heel). That leaves Jalen Guyton and Quentin Johnston as the top-two options at the position, but only Johnston is remotely viable. Even still, the rookie is a desperation flex play, at best.
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