2015 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
San Diego Chargers
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Chargers just missed out on the playoffs last year and should be in a similar situation this year. This team isnâ??t in the elite category but just outside that group. The offense remains very productive and the defense can get it done on a weekly basis. The Chargers will be in most games and have a chance to make the playoffs this year. This isnâ??t a Super Bowl team, though, so donâ??t expect a deep run in the playoffs if they happen to get in this year.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
The Chargers used a first-round pick on running back Melvin Gordon, hoping to have found their starting back for the next several seasons. Gordon seems a great fit for the offense. He is a three-down back that catches the ball well. He is an explosive player with plenty of big-play ability. He is setup for the best rookie season of any running back, getting to start in a top offense from day on. Gordon has big total yardage potential in his current role, having a chance to top the 1,500 total yard mark if all goes well for him.
FANTASY DUD
He didnâ??t show signs of slowing down last year but you have to wonder how much tight end Antonio Gates has left in the tank. He has battled all sorts of injuries the last few seasons but just keep chugging along. It wouldnâ??t be a surprise to see him start to decline this year. He is another year older and doesnâ??t possess the speed of earlier in this career. He remains a favorite target of Philip Rivers but the big plays likely wonâ??t be there as much for him anymore. Gates is unlikely to repeat his huge season from last year, so draft accordingly.

Team Notes

Jun 29, 10:02 PM San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead (ankle) missed 13 games last season due to a broken ankle, but he appeared fast and healthy in offseason work.
Jun 29, 04:22 PM San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen said he's been losing weight in order to play faster this season.
Jun 29, 01:32 PM San Diego Chargers WR Stevie Johnson showed good chemistry with QB Philip Rivers during offseason workouts.
Jun 23, 03:53 PM San Diego Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (undisclosed) sat out of practices this month with a minor injury, but he said he'd be ready for training camp. Flowers signed a four-year deal with $20.5 million guaranteed this offseason.
Jun 19, 05:52 PM San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green may be more involved in the offense this year, according to QB Philip Rivers. 'I hope and I think we all agree that he needs to be a bigger part of [the offense] as we move forward this year,' Rivers said. 'We need to have him be a weapon for us because he'll be a heck of a matchup for us on some defenses.'
Jun 15, 02:52 PM San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead said he wants to be the same person this season as he was before suffering a season-ending broken ankle in Week 3 last year. 'I think I am [the same person]. That's the main thing -- getting comfortable and going out and doing it, and then showing yourself that you can do it again,' Woodhead said. Head coach Mike McCoy praised Woodhead's work ethic and isn't surprised he's ready to play again.
Jun 09, 01:53 AM San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead (ankle, leg) is healthy, according to head coach Mike McCoy. "He looks the way (he did) the snap before he went down (in Week 3)," McCoy said Monday, June 8.
Jun 03, 02:43 PM San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd said he may consider retirement after the 2015 season.
Jun 02, 03:23 PM San Diego Chargers WR Stevie Johnson was spry during organized team activities Tuesday, June 2. He showed his elusiveness and even caught some red-zone passes from QB Philip Rivers.
May 27, 08:23 PM San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen is the second longest tenured wide receiver on the team, other than WR Malcom Floyd. "Hopefully I can take on a leader role along with Malcom. Hopefully I can help the new guys build a connection with Philip (Rivers) and understand the playbook. I'm helping them with the new terminology, and picking up on the words and the lingo. Even though they may have been in similar systems, I'm helping them with the splits and where Phil wants it to be. I've grown a lot since I first came here. I don't press as much as I used to. I am under control. It is only two years, but I've definitely grown a lot." Allen expects to work out of the slot a lot more in 2015.
May 27, 12:13 PM San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers said Tuesday, May 26, it would be 'awesome' to stay in San Diego but added there is nothing new on the contract extension front. Rivers said he has no expectations as to when a deal could be finalized.
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.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Orlando Franklin, G; Steve Johnson, WR; Jacoby Jones, WR; Patrick Robinson, CB; Jimmy Wilson, SS. 

Losses:
Seyi Ajirotutu, WR; Andrew Gachkar, LB; Marcus Gilchrist, SS; Ryan Mathews, RB; Eddie Royal, WR; Reggie Walker, LB; Shareece Wright, CB. 

2015 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  15 Melvin GordonRB
 # 2  16 Denzel PerrymanLB
 # 3  19 Craig MagerDB
 # 5  17 Kyle EmanuelLB
 # 6  16 Darius PhilonDL

2015 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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