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

May 21, 07:22 PM San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and the Chargers are optimistic about a long-term extension. Rivers had been the subject of trade rumors prior to the NFL Draft.
May 02, 04:42 AM San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was never targeted by the Tennessee Titans, as the Chargers made clear they weren't dealing Rivers from the start.
May 01, 06:22 PM San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he did not ask for a trade this offseason and did not expect to be traded during the draft. Rivers said he is open to a possible contract extension but is also comfortable with playing out his contract.
Apr 30, 11:02 PM San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon isn't going to be expected to be an every-down back as a rookie, and RB Danny Woodhead and RB Branden Oliver will still have roles.
Apr 30, 11:02 PM San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon isn't going to be expected to be an every-down back as a rookie, and RB Danny Woodhead and RB Branden Oliver will still have roles.
Apr 29, 02:23 PM San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers' representatives met with the Chargers last week to discuss a possible contract extension.
Apr 28, 06:13 PM San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers will not be traded, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Additionally, the Chargers will not extend Rivers' contract as of now, but they would like to get an extension done.
Apr 28, 06:03 PM San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers could still receive an extension, according to Rivers' agent, despite being the subject of trade rumors leading up to the NFL Draft.
Apr 27, 09:12 PM San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers hadn't been the topic of conversations between the Chargers and other NFL teams as of Monday, April 27. There have been plenty of trade rumors surrounding Rivers this offseason, but a trade is unlikely prior to the start of the NFL Draft Thursday, April 30.
Apr 27, 02:12 PM San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is unlikely to be traded to the Tennessee Titans on draft day this Thursday, April 30. A deal couldn't be done without Rivers signing a contract extension and passing a physical with the Titans, and neither of those have been in motion this week. The Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams are other teams that may be willing to trade with the Titans for the No. 2 overall pick in order to take Oregon QB Marcus Mariota.
Apr 26, 12:22 AM San Diego Chargers RB Branden Oliver said he wants to break more tackles in 2015 and has spent the offseason working on his power and strength.
Apr 22, 05:33 PM San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers may be losing faith in the organization, according to NFL Network analyst and former Chargers' RB LaDainian Tomlinson. 'The parts around him keep on moving? Philip could be looking at the situation and thinking 'we're not close to winning a championship anytime soon',' Tomlinson said. Rivers, however, has shown up for the start of the offseason program.
Apr 22, 02:43 PM San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is the team's starting quarterback, and the team intends to keep it that way for a while, according to general manager Tom Telesco.
Apr 22, 12:33 AM Free-agent OG Jeff Baca (Vikings) is scheduled to work out for the Miami Dolphins Wednesday, April 22.
Apr 20, 09:02 PM San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers was present for the first day of offseason workouts Monday, April 20, as expected. It is business as usual for Rivers.
Apr 16, 09:12 AM San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates said he doesn't want to play as many snaps in 2015 as he did last year. 'With injuries and whatnot, I played a little bit more than they expected me to play last season,' Gates said. 'I was playing the whole game. How I feel next year, it depends on how much volume they have me doing. I'd like to come in on third-and-7s, red zones, those situations. That's what my contribution is at anyway.'

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
 Undrafted Chris DavisDB
 Undrafted Branden OliverRB

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 13 4:05PM     Detroit
2     Sep 20 1:00PM     at Cincinnati
3     Sep 27 1:00PM     at Minnesota
4     Oct 4 4:05PM     Cleveland
5     Oct 12 8:30PM     Pittsburgh
6     Oct 18 4:25PM     at Green Bay
7     Oct 25 4:05PM     Oakland
8     Nov 1 1:00PM     at Baltimore
9     Nov 9 8:30PM     Chicago
-- Week 10 Bye --
11     Nov 22 8:30PM     Kansas City
12     Nov 29 1:00PM     at Jacksonville
13     Dec 6 4:05PM     Denver
14     Dec 13 1:00PM     at Kansas City
15     Dec 20 4:25PM     Miami
16     Dec 24 8:25PM     at Oakland
17     Jan 3 4:25PM     at Denver
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