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

Oct 30, 07:32 PM The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent CB Kendall James (Texans) to their practice squad Thursday, Oct. 30.
Oct 30, 04:22 PM San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 30.
Oct 30, 04:22 PM San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o (foot), CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) and S Jahleel Addae (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 30. LB Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) was limited. CB Brandon Flowers (concussion), LB Dwight Freeney (knee), OG Richard Ohrnberger (back), LB Reggie Walker (ankle) and CB Steve Williams (groin) practiced fully.
Oct 30, 04:12 PM San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) practiced fully Thursday, Oct. 30.

Fantasy Impact: Brown will return to the lineup this week and serve as the backup for the Chargers.
Oct 30, 01:52 PM San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) is expected to miss two to three weeks with a torn labrum, according to two sources.
Oct 30, 09:52 AM San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) is likely to sit out of the Week 9 game and return after the Week 10 bye.
Oct 29, 04:23 PM Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Oct 29, 04:23 PM San Diego Chargers SS Jahleel Addae (concussion), LB Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring), CB Brandon Flowers (concussion), LB Dwight Freeney (knee), OG Richard Ohrnberger (back), LB Manti Te'o (foot) and CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29. LB Reggie Walker (ankle) was limited during practice, while CB Steve Williams (groin) fully participated in practice.
Oct 29, 04:13 PM San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Oct 29, 03:23 PM San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Fantasy Impact: This is a good sign for Brown to finally return this week.
Oct 27, 04:23 PM The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent CB Richard Crawford (Redskins) to their active roster Monday, Oct. 27, according to a source.
Oct 27, 03:23 PM The San Diego Chargers released CB Richard Marshall Monday, Oct. 27, according to a source.
Oct 24, 09:52 PM San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) missed his sixth consecutive game in Week 8 Thursday, Oct. 23, against the Denver Broncos, but he could return to practice as early as Monday, Oct. 27. However, Mathews is nearing a return and unlikely to miss more than one additional game, if that. Mathews worked out before the game Thursday, and his right knee was stable and he appeared conditioned.
Oct 24, 09:52 PM San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) missed his third straight game in Week 8 Thursday, Oct. 23, against the Denver Broncos, but he might be able to return to practice Monday, Oct. 27.
Oct 24, 06:22 PM San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) will meet with a specialist next week to determine the severity of the shoulder injury he suffered in Week 8.
Oct 24, 08:52 AM San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates became the franchise's all-time leader in receiving yards, passing WR Lance Alworth, at 9,585 yards Thursday, Oct. 23.

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  8 Kendall JamesDB
 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
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