| || |
|San Diego Chargers |
The Chargers are another very talented team. They tend to start slow, though, and have a hard time catching up. If they get off to a better start this year, San Diego can make the playoffs and even challenge for the AFC title. The defense might be the one concern, though, especially against the rush as the Chargers finished 20th against the run. They'll need to shore up that deficiency if they hope to take their game to a new level.
Robert Meachem, WR. Meachem finally gets a chance to start, moving to the Chargers this offseason. He is a big-play threat that could fill a similar role to the now departed Vincent Jackson. Meachem lacks some concentration at times but is a big-play threat with touchdown potential in a great offense. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Meachem get 1,000 yards and around double-digit scores. He is going to finally have a breakout season with his new team, the Chargers.
Malcom Floyd, WR. Floyd had a great season when healthy last year but battled injury some, which has been the case for him the last several seasons. He has talent but rarely plays a full season. And he will be the No. 1 for San Diego at receiver, which might not be a great thing for him as he draws more attention in coverage. We think he'll have a solid season but don't expect monster numbers. Floyd is going to be overvalued in 2012.
|May 24, 01:15 AM
||San Diego Chargers WR Danario Alexander looked fluid in making back-shoulder catches in practice Monday, May 20. He claims he's at full speed, a contrast to his injured May practices last year with the St. Louis Rams.|
Fantasy Impact: Alexander hasn't been able to stay healthy over a full season, though, which is the concern. If his knees hold up, he can be a fantasy factor.
|May 24, 01:15 AM
||San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead looked comfortable in practice Monday, May 20, seeming to grasp the new system while appearing quick and decisive.|
|May 24, 01:02 AM
||If San Diego Chargers WR Robert Meachem has a strong preseason, the club could see if there's an active trade market for him. His $6.875 million cap number, however, may make that a difficult task.|
Fantasy Impact: It is going to be hard to move Meachem, who showed little last season in an expanded role.
|May 23, 08:53 AM
||The Kansas City Chiefs worked out free-agent S Corey Lynch (Chargers) Wednesday, May 22.|
|May 22, 11:10 AM
||San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te'o has been looking good during the team's organized team activities this week, but the team hasn't been in pads yet. Te'o displayed good balance and looked faster than on film while staying low. He looked smooth in pass coverage but not very fluid in his retreat. He lined up next to LB Donald Butler as the 'mike' linebacker in 11-on-11 drills. In rookie drills, he worked at both inside spots. Te'o said the team's 3-4 scheme is similar to what he played in at Notre Dame.|
|May 21, 06:33 PM
||San Diego Chargers OT Max Starks, who was signed to an undisclosed one-year deal Tuesday, May 21, is likely to become the team's starting left guard this year. Starks will likely replace OT King Dunlap at the position, with OT D.J. Fluker, the team's first-round pick, starting at right tackle.|
Fantasy Impact: This isn't a good situation for the Chargers. They need to do better than this at left tackle, a very important position.
|May 21, 05:43 PM
||The San Diego Chargers signed OT Max Starks (Steelers) Tuesday, May 21. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.|
|May 20, 06:43 PM
||The San Diego Chargers are taking things slowly with WR Vincent Brown (ankle) during organized team activities because he is working his way back from a serious ankle injury. He said he is completely recovered from the injury but understands why the team is being cautious. He expects to be ready for the start of training camp.|
Fantasy Impact: If healthy, Brown has a chance to play a big role with the Chargers this season.
|May 20, 12:43 PM
||Free-agent CB Quentin Jammer (Chargers) hopes to re-sign with the San Diego Chargers. The veteran defender not yet been identified by new Chargers general manager Tom Telesco as a priority to re-sign. Jammer noted he has spoken with the Chargers and the door for his return is not completely closed. |
"I know there was speculation about me retiring. I'm, like, who said that?" Jammer said. "I would never retire. I definitely don't want to go into retirement and then regret retiring and try to play later. I want to play while I still feel great."
|May 18, 03:02 PM
||San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said he believes DE Dwight Freeney will be a perfect fit for the team's defense because of his pass-rush ability.|
|May 18, 12:42 PM
||The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms with DE Dwight Freeney on a two-year deal worth $8.75 million. The deal could be worth as much as $13.35 million because of incentives in the contract that are tied to sacks.|
Fantasy Impact: He'll be a top pass rushing end for the Chargers.
|May 16, 07:12 PM
||San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the team will ask QB Philip Rivers to play a huge role in reducing the learning curve for the rest of the bodies on offense this year. 'We're going to throw as much of the offense as Philip can handle,' McCoy said. 'When he tells us to slow down, we'll slow down.' Rivers said the practices with new head coach McCoy have been designed for more intermediate passes than in recent years.|
|May 16, 06:42 PM
||The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent LB Thomas Keiser (Panthers) to an undisclosed deal Thursday, May 16.|
|May 16, 03:52 PM
||Free-agent LB Dwight Freeney (Colts) would love a chance to play for the New York Giants, according to his father. The Giants would likely look to sign him to a veteran-minimum deal, and Freeney would seem to fit that former DL Osi Umenyiora occupied. However, the Giants have plenty of other options for the defensive line at this point.|
|May 16, 02:52 PM
||Free-agent OT Max Starks (Steelers) is considering many teams, according to his agent. The Arizona Cardinals are in that mix.|
|May 16, 02:22 PM
||Free-agent DE Dwight Freeney (Colts) took a physical for the San Diego Chargers Thursday, May 16. While he has not signed a deal yet, the meeting with the team went well.|
|RB Danny Woodhead, FB Chris Gronkowski, WR Deon Butler, TE John Phillips, OT King Dunlap, OG Chad Rinehart, DL Dwight Freeney, LB D.J. Smith, CB Cornelius Brown, CB Derek Cox.
|WR Micheal Spurlock,
OG Louis Vasquez,
OL Kevin Hughes,
DL Aubrayo Franklin,
DL Antonio Garay,
LB Antwan Barnes,
LB Shaun Phillips,
CB Antoine Cason.
|1|| Sep 9
|2|| Sep 15
|3|| Sep 22
|4|| Sep 29
|5|| Oct 6
|6|| Oct 14
|7|| Oct 20
|-- Week 8 Bye --|
|9|| Nov 3
|10|| Nov 10
|11|| Nov 17
|12|| Nov 24
||at Kansas City
|13|| Dec 1
|14|| Dec 8
||New York Giants
|15|| Dec 12
|16|| Dec 22
|17|| Dec 29