2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
San Diego Chargers
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Chargers got back to their winning ways last season and should have another solid team this year. Remember, they had a ton of injuries last year but still managed to go 9-7 and make the playoffs. They are healthy for the start of this year and could improve on last year. The defense is getting better and better, and the offense remains potent with a lot of solid offensive weapons. The Chargers will be a tough weekly opponent that should challenge for a playoff spot once again.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Ladarius Green is ready to take over the starting duties from Antonio Gates at tight end. Green might split work with Gates this season but should get more playing time than ever before. And the Chargers will run a lot of two tight-end sets to get Green heavily involved in the passing game. He is going to get a lot of targets this season. Green has big-play potential at tight end and is a matchup nightmare for the opposition. He is ready to take his game to a new level.
FANTASY DUD
With Green emerging at tight end, Antonio Gates is on his way out. He looked a step slow last season and has battled a ton of injuries through the year. You have to wonder how much Gates has left in the tank. Gates will play some this season and could even open the year as the starter but expect Green to take plenty of work from Gates and likely the starter's job at some point this season. Gates is going to see his numbers take another dip this season. He is trending the wrong way for fantasy teams.

Team Notes

Sep 20, 09:02 PM San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown will not return in kicks in Week 3 because the team wants to keep him fresh for his expanded role in the backfield. RB Branden Oliver will return kicks in Brown's place.
Sep 20, 06:22 PM San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is probable for Week 3.
Sep 20, 05:22 PM San Diego Chargers LB Melvin Ingram (hip, hamstring) was placed on the Reserve/Injured Designated to Return list. Ingram underwent an MRI on his hip Thursday, Sept. 18, but it's unclear how the injury occurred. He'll be out until at least Week 11.
Sep 19, 03:42 PM San Diego Chargers LB Melvin Ingram (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and has been ruled out for Week 3. S Jahleel Addae (hamstring) fully participated in practice and is questionable. LB Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) did not participate in practice and is questionable. CB Chris Davis (ankle), CB Brandon Flowers (groin), DE Corey Liuget (ankle), C Richard Ohrnberger (back) and OG Johnnie Troutman (back) all fully participated in practice and are probable.
Sep 19, 03:42 PM Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (groin) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is questionable.

Fantasy Impact: Allen still seems likely to play this week but keep an eye on the inactives to be sure.
Sep 19, 03:42 PM San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19.
Sep 19, 02:32 PM San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (groin) was in full gear during the portion of practice open to the media Friday, Sept. 19.
Sep 18, 05:42 PM San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Impact: Gates should be ready for Week 3.
Sep 18, 05:22 PM San Diego Chargers LB Jerry Attaochu (hamstring), LB Melvin Ingram (hamstring), C Richard Ohrnberger (back) and OG Johnnie Troutman (back) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 18. S Jahleel Addae (hamstring) was limited, while CB Chris Davis (ankle), CB Brandon Flowers (groin), LB Dwight Freeney (non-injury) and DE Corey Liuget (ankle) practiced in full.
Sep 18, 04:32 PM San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.

Fantasy Impact: Allen should be fine for the Week 3 game.
Sep 17, 04:23 PM San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Sep 17, 04:23 PM San Diego Chargers LB Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring), CB Brandon Flowers (groin), LB Dwight Freeney (non-injury) and LB Melvin Ingram (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. OG Richard Ohrnberger (back), OG Johnnie Troutman (back) and SS Jahleel Addae (hamstring) were limited during practice while DE Corey Liuget (ankle) and CB Chris Davis (ankle) fully participated in practice.
Sep 17, 04:13 PM San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Fantasy Impact: Gates is resting as much as anything. He'll be ready for Week 3.
Sep 15, 06:12 PM San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) has no timetable for his return after suffering what is believed to be a Grade 2 sprain (partial tear) of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, according to head coach Mike McCoy. Mathews is expected to be out at least four weeks.
Sep 15, 02:22 PM San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown is likely to fill the void as the team's every-down running back with RB Ryan Mathews (knee) sidelined.

Fantasy Impact: Brown is worth adding in all formats. He has good total yardage potential in this offense.
Sep 15, 01:22 PM San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source. Mathews could miss four to five weeks, although he's hoping to return before that.

Fantasy Impact: Another injury for Mathews. Donald Brown has a lot of potential in a starting role for the Chargers.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Donald Brown, RB. 

Losses:
None. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  25 Jason VerrettDB
 # 2  18 Jeremiah AttaochuLB
 # 3  25 Chris WattOL
 # 5  25 Ryan CarrethersDL
 # 6  25 Marion GriceRB
 Undrafted Branden OliverRB

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 8 10:20PM     at Arizona
2     Sep 14 4:05PM     Seattle
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     at Buffalo
4     Sep 28 4:05PM     Jacksonville
5     Oct 5 4:25PM     New York Jets
6     Oct 12 4:05PM     at Oakland
7     Oct 19 4:05PM     Kansas City
8     Oct 23 8:25PM     at Denver
9     Nov 2 1:00PM     at Miami
-- Week 10 Bye --
11     Nov 16 4:05PM     Oakland
12     Nov 23 4:05PM     St Louis
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     at Baltimore
14     Dec 7 8:30PM     New England
15     Dec 14 4:05PM     Denver
16     Dec 20 3:00PM     at San Francisco
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     at Kansas City
18     Jan 4 1:05PM     at Cincinnati
19     Jan 11 4:40PM     at Denver
© 2014 RealTime Fantasy Sports, Inc.
Email Us  ·  Call Us 636.447.1170  ·  Lost Password
Advertising represented by USA Today Sports Media Group