Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
AFC West | 5-11-0
Avg PTS
21.1
Rank: 21st
Avg Yds
381.3
Rank: 11th
Avg PYds
290.5
Rank: 6th
Avg RYds
90.8
Rank: 27th
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Posted 2/13/2020 9:32 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor could earn the starting spot for the 2020 season, according to head coach Anthony Lynn Thursday, Feb. 13. 'Tyrod Taylor is a heck of a quarterback,' Lynn told AM 570 LA Sports. 'We couldn't have a better backup right now, and now he has an opportunity to maybe step up into a starting role. I've had Tyrod before (in Buffalo), and I know what this young man brings to the table, in the passing game and the running game.'
Huddle Up: Lynn credited Taylor's ability to take care of the football as a strong point in his game. Taylor will turn 31 years old ahead of the 2020 season and has 54 career touchdown passes against 20 interceptions through 46 starts and 70 total appearances. He rushed for at least 427 yards in each of his three seasons as a starter for the Buffalo Bills and can certainly be a reliable QB1 in fantasy due to his safe floor of production as a result of his contributions on the ground.
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Posted 2/10/2020 7:14 pm UTC
Impending free-agent QB Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers mutually agreed that Rivers will be allowed to reach free agency and not return to the Chargers in 2020.
Huddle Up: This pretty much confirms what had been speculated since it was reported Rivers had moved from his long-time California home to Florida. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts figure to at least check in with the 38-year-old when the new league year opens, and both spots could enable him to remain a strong fantasy QB2 option with occasional QB1 upside.
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Posted 2/02/2020 9:58 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent QB Philip Rivers may receive interest from the Indianapolis Colts if he is available in the free-agent market, in the opinion of NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: The Colts have Jacoby Brissett as their starting quarterback, but he is coming off a disappointing season. Rivers should he able to find a starting job this offseason and would have some solid pass catchers to work with if he joins the Colts. Rivers is probably a No. 2 fantasy quarterback at this point but could be a starting option against favorable matchups.
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Posted 1/27/2020 11:51 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent QB Philip Rivers' status with the Chargers is uncertain at this time, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The team may consider placing the franchise tag on him or let him leave in free agency.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see where Rivers will be playing in 2020. He likely will find a starting job this offseason but may only be a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/08/2020 6:11 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is 'unlikely to return' to the club in 2020, in the opinion of ESPN's Eric D. Williams. Gordon is set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Huddle Up: Gordon's ill-fated holdout doubtless cost him some money, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of market he has in free agency. In the right spot, the Wisconsin product could still be an RB1 entering next season.
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Posted 1/03/2020 12:42 am UTC
Los Angeles QB Philip Rivers can still be one of the league's premier starters, according to general manager Tom Telesco Thursday, Jan. 2. 'He can still compete at a top-starter level,' Telesco said Thursday, via Daniel Popper of The Athletic. Telesco went on to say 'There's no doubt' the Chargers would like to sort out Rivers' contract before the start of the new league year March 18, when he's set to become a free agent.
Huddle Up: Rivers passed for more than 4,200 yards for a seventh straight season in 2019, but he threw 23 touchdowns against 20 interceptions. Tyrod Taylor and Easton Stick are the other two quarterbacks on the Chargers' roster, but they also have the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and could look to use the selection on one of the top available QBs and move on from a 38-year-old Rivers.
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Posted 12/29/2019 10:15 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he is not considering retirement at this point and would be willing to play for another team next season.
Huddle Up: Rivers finished this season with 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions but was one of the league leaders in passing yards. He probably will be the starting quarterback for a team next season but may only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in 2020.
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Posted 12/27/2019 10:43 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers (thumb) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Rivers has thrown for at least 279 yards in four of the last five games but has posted seven touchdowns and eight interceptions during that span. He probably should be avoided in all fantasy leagues this week.
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Posted 12/26/2019 10:06 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers (thumb) was upgraded to a full participant at practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Rivers is good to go for the game Sunday, Dec. 29, against the Kansas City Chiefs. He should be viewed as a low-end QB1 in a tough matchup against the now-strong Chiefs defense.
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Posted 12/25/2019 9:53 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers (thumb) was limited at practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Rivers has thrown just one touchdown against three interceptions over his last two games. He's a low-tier QB1 against a suddenly-strong Kansas City Chiefs defense in Week 17.
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Posted 12/23/2019 3:41 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he wants to continue playing in 2020.
Huddle Up: Rivers is in the last year of his deal, and he had a rough season at 38. It's possible that he lands elsewhere. Either way, he'll be a midrange QB2 in next season's drafts.
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Posted 12/23/2019 4:02 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry caught five of his seven targets for 45 yards in a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 16.
Huddle Up: It was actually one of Hunter's busier outings over the past month, and he had been held to just six total catches in the three previous games combined. Despite the downward trend, he's still a low-end starting option at a thin position.
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Posted 12/23/2019 3:57 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught three of his four targets for 51 yards in a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Williams was unable to extend his touchdown streak to three games, but he topped 50 receiving yards for the eighth straight game. He's closing in on 1,000 yards for the year, and if not for the unusually low amount of touchdowns, he'd be a borderline WR2.
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Posted 12/23/2019 3:52 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen caught five of his 10 targets for 71 yards in a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Allen's steady season continued as he topped 60 receiving yards for the 12th time in 15 games. While he might not have the highest ceiling, Allen does offer a safe floor as a WR2. Expect more of the same in the finale when he faces a Kansas City team that he beat for eight catches, 71 yards and a touchdown earlier this year.
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Posted 12/23/2019 3:48 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed four times for 11 yards and caught five of his six targets for 58 yards in a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 16.
Huddle Up: His rushing totals have fluctuated since Melvin Gordon returned to the backfield, but his explosiveness and his steady role in the passing game should keep him in PPR lineups.
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Posted 12/23/2019 3:34 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed nine times for 15 yards and two touchdowns and caught six of his seven targets for 32 yards in a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 16.
Huddle Up: His yardage totals have been down in recent weeks, but Gordon has seven rushing touchdowns in the last eight games and has logged at least a dozen touches in seven straight contests. The volume makes him a RB2 candidate.
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Posted 12/20/2019 10:50 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Williams has posted at least 70 yards in four of the last six games and has caught a touchdown in each of the last two games. He can be considered at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/19/2019 10:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 19.
Huddle Up: Williams has scored touchdowns in consecutive weeks after not reaching the end zone until Week 14. He's a solid WR3 play this week against the Oakland Raiders.
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Posted 12/18/2019 10:20 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: Williams has caught a touchdown pass in each of the last two games and has at least 60 yards in six of the last seven games. He can be considered at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/16/2019 6:49 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry caught two passes for 29 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15. He also lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: Henry put up big numbers for a while after returning from injury, but he has done very little over the last three weeks, and his fumble was one of seven Chargers turnovers in an ugly performance. Despite that, Henry is a TE1 that can't be left on the bench.
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Posted 12/16/2019 6:41 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams had four receptions, 71 yards and a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Dec. 15.
Huddle Up: Williams continues to put together a strong third season, topping 60 yards receiving for the ninth time in his last 12 games. The Clemson product also scored for the second straight week and should be a major part of the game plan against a porous Raiders secondary next Sunday.
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Posted 12/16/2019 6:35 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen hauled in nine passes for 99 yards in a Week 15 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Allen led the way in receptions and receiving yards Sunday, and he has done a nice job of bouncing back following a stretch of uninspired play where he seemed to take a backseat to Hunter Henry and others. Against Oakland, Allen should be playable as a WR2.
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Posted 12/16/2019 6:29 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler caught five passes for 62 yards against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Dec. 15. He also carried the ball seven times for 19 yards.
Huddle Up: Like seemingly everyone else with the Chargers, Ekeler also fumbled the ball, though a hustling Keenan Allen was able to punch it out of bounds. Ekeler wasn't great on Sunday, but he'll have a chance to rebound against the Raiders in Week 16.
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Posted 12/16/2019 6:17 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon carried the ball seven times for 28 yards but lost two fumbles against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15. He also caught five passes for 36 yards.
Huddle Up: On the heels of some encouraging performances, Gordon was careless with the ball Sunday as part of one of the worst efforts from an NFL team in 2019 as the Chargers turned the ball over seven times. They welcome the free-falling Raiders next Sunday, so perhaps that'll get Gordon and the rest of the offense back on track.
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Posted 12/16/2019 6:03 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 28 of 39 passes for 307 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions during a loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Dec. 15. Rivers also had a fumble returned for a touchdown.
Huddle Up: What an atrocious performance from Rivers and the Chargers on Sunday. The veteran didn't protect the ball at all, and his fumble late in the first half was likely the difference between going in up 13-12 and down 19-10; a deficit from which they never recovered. It honestly wouldn't be shocking to see Tyrod Taylor get some action over the final two weeks as Rivers' decision making has completely abandoned him of late.
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Posted 12/13/2019 10:24 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Williams has posted at least 55 yards in each of the last six games despite being targeted only three times in three of those games. He can be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues this week.
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Posted 12/12/2019 11:18 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) remained limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Williams has strung together a good stretch, where he as at least provided fantasy managers with a high floor. He has caught only two passes in three of his last four games, but he topped 50 yards each time and scored his first touchdown of the season last week. He's a flex option against the Minnesota Vikings this week, if active.
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Posted 12/12/2019 12:33 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: Williams reached the end zone for the first time last week and has posted at least 60 yards in five of the last six games. He can be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in fantasy leagues this week.
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Posted 12/09/2019 3:03 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry caught two of his four targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in a 45-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14.
Huddle Up: Henry has been quiet in recent weeks, finishing with fewer than 40 yards in three of his last four games. That being said, a lack of reliable tight ends makes Henry a low-end TE1 candidate.
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