Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
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Posted 6/16/2019 4:06 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams says he is preparing to take on an expanded role in 2019. 'We lost a big weapon in Tyrell (Williams), (so) a lot of people in the room have to step up,' Williams said Friday, June 14, on the the final day of the team's minicamp. 'I feel like me being the player that I am, I feel like I can do that... I feel like the role is going to change. I feel I'm going to get a lot more opportunities than I did last year. A lot more balls coming my way. I'm looking forward to it.'
Huddle Up: Williams was uber-productive last season as an NFL sophomore with 10 of his 43 receptions resulting in touchdowns and a league-best 83.7 percent of his catches going for first downs. Expect more targets and receptions for Williams this season but do expect a TD rate regression. He's a solid WR3.
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Posted 6/12/2019 11:06 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is not expected to receive a lot of snaps in the preseason and could sit out the entire preseason to make sure he is ready for the regular season.
Huddle Up: Rivers has been one of the more consistent quarterbacks over the last several years and does not need to preseason snaps to prepare for Week 1. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 6/06/2019 10:06 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he plans to participate in the minicamp next week. Gordon also said his agent has started contract extension talks with the Chargers, but no deal is imminent.
Huddle Up: Gordon should continue to be a focal point on offense for the Chargers and should also be involved in the passing game. He can be a No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 5/06/2019 11:05 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he is not worried about his contract situation and is willing to play out the last year of his current contract.
Huddle Up: Rivers has thrown for at least 4,000 yards in each of the last six seasons and has thrown 25 or more touchdowns in each of the last 11 seasons. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 4/30/2019 2:04 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon did not participate in the voluntary workout Monday, April 29.
Huddle Up: Gordon should be there for at least the mandatory workouts and could participate in some other offseason workouts. He will continue to be a big part of the offense for the Chargers and can be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 3/22/2019 1:03 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of OTAs, according to general manager Tom Telesco.
Huddle Up: Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Henry should open the year as the starting tight end for the Chargers and a low-end TE1 candidate for fantasy owners.
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Posted 3/11/2019 8:03 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns impending free-agent QB Tyrod Taylor is expected to receive interest from the Miami Dolphins during free agency, according to source. One source said Taylor is the team's leading candidate to serve as a bridge quarterback in 2019.
Huddle Up: Taylor lost his starting job this past season but has played well at times over the last few seasons. His ability to run helps his fantasy value, but he should only be considered a low-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts for the Dolphins.
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Posted 3/01/2019 1:03 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams has the ability to catch 100 passes a year, according to general manager Tom Telesco, but Telesco said the offense has too many weapons for Williams to reach those type of numbers.
Huddle Up: Williams finished with just 664 receiving yards in 2018, but he hauled in 10 touchdowns. He should be a dangerous weapon in the red zone again next year, but he's likely a touchdown-dependent WR3 with Keenan Allen and Melvin Gordon also in the fold.
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Posted 1/30/2019 11:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he wants to wait until free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell (Steelers) signs a new contract this offseason before he considers signing a contract extension with the Chargers.
Huddle Up: Gordon could ask for a lucrative extension this offseason if Bell signs a big contract. He has posted at least 1,200 total yards and 12 touchdowns in each of the last three seasons. Gordon will be a solid No. 1 running back in all leagues next season.
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Posted 1/27/2019 9:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen caught four passes for 95 yards against the NFC in the 2019 Pro Bowl.
Huddle Up: Allen has caught 199 passes over the last two seasons and has posted at least 1,150 yards in each of those seasons. He will continue to see plenty of targets in the passing game next season and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/26/2019 5:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) said he still has not fully recovered from his torn anterior cruciate ligament and will take the next few months to continue his rehab.
Huddle Up: Henry will be the team's starting tight end next season and should be ready for the start of training camp. He has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues in 2019.
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Posted 1/25/2019 7:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is taking a 'year-by-year' mentality to his playing future but believes he has a 'handful' of seasons left, according to comments he made during a recent interview with XTRA 1360 San Diego.
Huddle Up: Rivers is entering the final season of the five-year contract he signed in 2015 and just turned 37, but he played at an MVP level for a while in 2018, finishing with 4,308 passing yards, 32 touchdowns and a 105.5 passer rating to go along with a 68.3 completion percentage. With the glut of enticing options available at his position, Rivers will likely be a value pick once again as a fringe fantasy QB1 in 2019.
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Posted 1/19/2019 12:01 am UTC
Cleveland Browns impending free-agent QB Tyrod Taylor could consider the Baltimore Ravens a potential landing spot in free agency this offseason, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley. Taylor made his only Pro Bowl in 2015 when new Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman called the plays with the Buffalo Bills, and Taylor spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with Baltimore before leaving for Buffalo in 2015.
Huddle Up: With Joe Flacco almost guaranteed to be elsewhere in 2019, the Ravens are going to have to decide if Robert Griffin III is the man they want backing up Lamar Jackson. Taylor didn't play particularly well with the Browns last season, but his game is similar to Jackson's and would allow Baltimore to stick with its game plan if Jackson were to miss time. Taylor will certainly seek out potential starting opportunities elsewhere first, but a reunion with the Ravens makes sense if he doesn't like what the market has to offer.
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Posted 1/18/2019 12:01 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon will be entering the final year of his contract, but general manager Tom Telesco said Gordon is a candidate for a contract extension this offseason.
Huddle Up: Gordon was limited to 12 games this season because of injuries but still posted 885 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. He also recorded 490 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. Gordon should be the starting running back for the Chargers for years to come and can be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues in 2019.
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Posted 1/18/2019 12:01 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers likely will have contract extension talks with the team this offseason, according to general manager Tom Telesco. Rivers said he would like to play several more seasons.
Huddle Up: Rivers finished in the top 10 in passing touchdowns, passing yards and completion percentage this season. He likely will have most of his weapons back in 2019 and can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback next season.
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Posted 1/13/2019 9:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler didn't have any carries while posting three grabs for 19 yards on five targets in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Ekeler was a little banged up coming in, and the Chargers got away from the run early due to a lopsided score on the board. It wasn't a good combination for Ekeler's fantasy owners in postseason leagues. He posted 554 yards and three touchdowns in 2018, and will be a good handcuff for fantasy owners of Melvin Gordon in 2019, as well as a decent PPR option.
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Posted 1/13/2019 8:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams finished with five grabs for 68 yards on 11 targets in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Williams nearly had a touchdown for fantasy owners in postseason leagues, but instant review showed he came up just short of the goal line. He ended the regular season with 664 yards and 10 touchdowns on 43 receptions in his first 16-game season in two NFL campaigns, and he could be a nice fantasy sleeper heading into 2019 if he takes another step forward.
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Posted 1/13/2019 8:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen registered two receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13. It was his third-career postseason touchdown.
Huddle Up: Allen wrapped up the regular season with 97 grabs for 1,196 yards and six touchdowns in his second straight 16-game campaign. Hopefully his injury problems are in the rear-view mirror. He is a solid low-end WR1 or must-have WR2 heading into 2019, particularly in PPR fantasy formats.
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Posted 1/13/2019 8:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon ran nine times for 15 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New England Patriots and he added an 11-yard reception.
Huddle Up: The Patriots shut down the run early, and the Bolts got away from it late with the game out of hand. Gordon will rebound nicely and be a top-flight fantasy back yet again in the 2019 season as long as he can stay healthy.
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Posted 1/13/2019 8:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 25-of-51 passes for 331 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Rivers finished the regular season with 4,308 passing yards, good for eighth in the NFL, and he had 32 touchdowns to finish sixth. It was also his sixth straight season with 4,000 or more passing yards, and the 10th time he reached the mark in his NFL career. He'll head into 2019 as a low-end QB1 yet again for fantasy owners.
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Posted 1/13/2019 1:01 pm UTC
The Los Angeles Chargers are hopeful that TE Hunter Henry (knee) will be able to play in the Divisional Round playoff game versus the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 13, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Henry was a full participant in all three of the team's practice sessions during the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He should receive a decent number of targets against the Patriots but should still be viewed as a risky fantasy option because he hasn't played all season.
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Posted 1/13/2019 1:01 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon faces the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs Sunday, Jan. 13, and the Patriots allowed the third-most yards per rush during the regular season.
Huddle Up: Gordon struggled to find much running room against a tough Baltimore defense to open the playoffs, but the workhorse back could be in line for a much bigger performance against New England. He should be one of the safest fantasy options for playoff contests this weekend.
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Posted 1/11/2019 8:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 11, but is listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game.
Huddle Up: Henry appears to be on track to make his season debut against the New England Patriots. He could see some targets in the passing game but probably will be too risky for owners to consider for their starting lineups.
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Posted 1/10/2019 9:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 10.
Huddle Up: Henry should receive some targets this weekend but is a risky fantasy option since he has not played at all this season. He could be a low-end No. 1 tight end or flex option in some leagues but is not a must-start option.
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Posted 1/10/2019 9:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 10.
Huddle Up: Gordon appears to be on track to play in the Divisional Round playoff game, but owners should monitor his status over the next few days. Gordon is a must-start option in all leagues if he plays.
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Posted 1/10/2019 5:01 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knees) is expected to play against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13, according to head coach Anthony Lynn. Gordon did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Huddle Up: Obviously the team hopes Gordon will be good to go, though the explosive back hasn't been the same since getting injured during a blowout win over the Cardinals in Week 12. In 10 games prior to the knee injury, Gordon averaged 125.5 total yards and 1.3 TDs per game; in the three games since, those drop to 54.3 yards and 0.67 scores. That makes him a risky play this Sunday.
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Posted 1/08/2019 3:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) suffered a mild sprain in his knee during the Wild Card round but should be available for the Divisional round game.
Huddle Up: Gordon is a midrate option in playoff formats against the New England Patriots. The Chargers' offense is better than the Pats, and if they can avoid turnovers, they could be able to run the ball often.
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Posted 1/07/2019 5:01 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) was activated to the 53-man roster from the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Jan. 7. LB Jatavis Brown (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list to make room for Henry on the roster.
Huddle Up: Although he returned to practice Dec. 17, head coach Anthony Lynn recently cautioned Henry would likely be on some sort of pitch count if he returned, so owners probably need to contain their optimism regarding him until next season. Nevertheless, his speedy recovery from ACL surgery in May has been impressive and a great sign he will not be limited because of the injury in 2019. Assuming he gets out of this postseason unscathed, he will be firmly on the TE1 radar.
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