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

Aug 25, 03:12 PM San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) participated in full gear during warmups Tuesday, Aug. 25. He did not play over the weekend against the Arizona Cardinals.
Aug 24, 07:52 PM San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green will be asked to do more in 2015, especially with TE Antonio Gates suspended for the first four games of the season. Green impressed in the team's preseason game over the weekend, moving the chains on third down and even looking like Gates during one play in which he used his size against a backup safety. He also had a key block later in the game to spring RB Branden Oliver for an 11-yard gain. Green will receive more snaps this year if he can continue to improve on his blocking, something that was a weakness last season.
Aug 24, 07:52 PM San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) is expected to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.
Aug 21, 08:12 PM San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (hamstring) likely will not play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22, because of a minor hamstring injury.
Aug 21, 04:42 PM San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) is not expected to participate in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22, even though he participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 19, according to a source.
Aug 20, 04:42 PM San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen has had the best training camp of his short career so far, according to QB Philip Rivers.
Aug 20, 12:52 PM San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 20.
Aug 19, 10:03 PM San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) might miss the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22, against the Arizona Cardinals due to a minor ankle injury, a source said Wednesday, Aug. 19.
Aug 19, 05:03 PM San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen thinks he has developed a better chemistry with QB Philip Rivers this offseason. 'You can look at the coverage, and you kind of know what Phil likes to throw in the play call we have and the coverage they're giving us,' Allen said. 'Just knowing that helps a lot.'
Aug 19, 04:13 PM San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon wants to be a more decisive runner. Gordon said he needs to work on calming himself down and let the game come to him, acknowledging that success is a process and doesn't happen right away.
Aug 19, 03:33 PM San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers and the rest of the San Diego offense will not be lined up in the shotgun as much in 2015. Rivers will line up under center more this season in an attempt to create a more balanced offense, according to head coach Mike McCoy. McCoy added that the Chargers' opponent will influence how often they use shotgun.
Aug 18, 09:13 PM San Diego Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has been working on his pass-protection technique in practice, and he's eager for the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22, against the Arizona Cardinals.
Aug 17, 09:32 PM San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd reiterated his intent to retire at the end of the 2015 season Monday, Aug. 17. 'What I've said is already in stone,' said Floyd.
Aug 17, 02:32 PM Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers' four-year contract extension comes with a no-trade clause, according to sources.
Aug 15, 11:42 PM San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers has agreed to a four-year extension, the team announced Saturday, Aug. 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Aug 14, 03:12 PM Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers OG Johnnie Troutman (arm) suffered a broken arm during the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 13, according to sources.

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
 Undrafted Dreamius SmithRB
 Undrafted Tyrell WilliamsWR
 Undrafted Josh LamboK

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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