Fantasy Football News & Views
Chargers | Mike Williams foresees expanded role Sun Jun 16, 12:26 PM
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams says he is preparing to take on an expanded role in 2019. 'We lost a big weapon in Tyrell (Williams), (so) a lot of people in the room have to step up,' Williams said Friday, June 14, on the the final day of the team's minicamp. 'I feel like me being the player that I am, I feel like I can do that... I feel like the role is going to change. I feel I'm going to get a lot more opportunities than I did last year. A lot more balls coming my way. I'm looking forward to it.'Link to story
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Chargers | Russell Okung's status uncertain Fri Jun 14, 07:52 PM
Los Angeles Chargers OT Russell Okung's (undisclosed) status for the start of training camp is uncertain at this point.Link to story
Chargers | Trey Pipkins signs on dotted line Fri Jun 14, 04:24 PM
Los Angeles Chargers third-round OT Trey Pipkins (Sioux Falls) signed his four-year rookie contract with the team Friday, June 14.Link to story
Chargers | Nasir Adderley signs contract Wed Jun 12, 08:00 PM
Los Angeles Chargers second-round draft choice S Nasir Adderley signed a four-year contract with the Chargers Wednesday, June 12. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Chargers | Philip Rivers may sit out preseason Wed Jun 12, 07:44 PM
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is not expected to receive a lot of snaps in the preseason and could sit out the entire preseason to make sure he is ready for the regular season.
|Footballguys view: The Chargers don't need to see Rivers much if at all during the exhibition portion of the summer. They are in a Super Bowl window so long as Rivers is their quarterback. We should see Tyrod Taylor get plenty of work and the Chargers want to see a lot of rookie quarterback Easton Stick too.|
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Chargers | Denzel Perryman works in team drills Wed Jun 12, 03:59 PM
Los Angeles Chargers LB Denzel Perryman (knee) received some snaps during team drills Tuesday, June 11.
|Footballguys view: Perryman was getting some work in individual drills in previous offseason workouts. Now, he's moved up to getting some team drills work. This follows the reports that indicate Perryman will be back fully for training camp. He's a talented linebacker but is oft-injured.|
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Chargers | Nasir Adderley remains sidelined Wed Jun 12, 03:53 PM
Los Angeles Chargers S Nasir Adderley (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, June 11, because of his undisclosed injury. Head coach Anthony Lynn said the team is holding out Adderley as a precaution.
|Footballguys view: A second-round pick out of Delaware in the 2019 NFL draft, Adderley gives the Chargers a great safety combination with 2018 first-round pick Derwin James. Adderley did injure his hamstring during his pro day but was participating in offseason workouts. Who knows what this issue is, but the Chargers are wisely being cautious.|
Chargers | Russell Okung does not practice Tue Jun 11, 08:39 PM
Los Angeles Chargers OT Russell Okung (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Tuesday, June 11, because of an undisclosed injury.Link to story
Chargers | Jerry Tillery inks rookie pact Tue Jun 11, 05:20 PM
Los Angeles Chargers first-round DL Jerry Tillery (Notre Dame) signed his four-year rookie contract Tuesday, June 11. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Tillery was a near-perfect pick for the Chargers in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft. Measuring in at 6'6" 295 pounds, Tillery is a huge presence in the middle and tough to move inside. He should immediately upgrade the Chargers run defense in 2019.|
Chargers | Melvin Gordon will be at minicamp Thu Jun 6, 06:19 PM
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he plans to participate in the minicamp next week. Gordon also said his agent has started contract extension talks with the Chargers, but no deal is imminent.
|Footballguys view: Gordon is in the final year of his rookie contract, and he's on the books for around $5.6 million. Earlier this offseason, the word was Gordon was waiting for Le'Veon Bell to get his new contract. That happened with the Jets, with Bell signing a four-year, $52.5 million deal with $35 million guaranteed. We'll see if Gordon's new deal approaches those numbers. We don't see the Chargers playing hardball too much with Gordon and expect a deal to get done in good time.|
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Chargers | Trevion Thompson to IR Wed Jun 5, 02:06 AM
Los Angeles Chargers WR Trevion Thompson (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to the team's Reserve/Injured list on Tuesday, June 4.Link to story
Chargers | LAC signs Fred Trevillion Mon Jun 3, 06:14 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Fred Trevillion (San Diego State) signed with the Los Angeles Chargers Monday, June 3. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived WR Trevion Thompson.
|Footballguys view: Trevillion actually began his college career with the Aztecs as a defensive back. He switched to wide receiver when he transferred to Southwest Mississippi Community College. He came back to the Aztecs in 2017 and was a solid player for them and a deep threat (FBS-best 27.2 yards per catch on 22 catches in 2018). Trevillion can work as a wide receiver at 6'2" 185 pounds and has the speed to be a return man as well.|
Chargers | Nasir Adderley held out of practice Mon Jun 3, 02:36 PM
Los Angeles Chargers S Nasir Adderley (undisclosed) is dealing with an unspecified injury and was held out of practice Monday, June 3. Head coach Anthony Lynn did not disclose a timetable for his return.Link to story
Chargers | Derek Watt had shoulder surgery Mon Jun 3, 02:29 PM
Los Angeles Chargers FB Derek Watt (shoulder) underwent shoulder surgery about two weeks ago and is currently rehabbing. There is no timetable for his return as of Monday, June 3.
|Footballguys view: Watt has played about 140 snaps each of the last three seasons with the Chargers, primarily operating as a bruising lead back for Melvin Gordon. That's the same role he'll play in 2019, in addition to contributing on special teams. We'll know more about his status at the beginning of training camp. With no timetable given, it's difficult to project whether or not he's going to be ready when camp kicks off at the end of July.|
Chargers | Denzel Perryman on the field Tuesday Wed May 29, 06:08 PM
Los Angeles Chargers LB Denzel Perryman (knee) participated in individual drills during practice Tuesday, May 28.
|Footballguys view: He hopes to be a full participant when training camp begins. Getting Perryman back on the field is a boost for the Chargers defense. He's talented but fails to stay healthy. We'll see if this year he turns it around.|
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Chargers | Joey Bosa fine despite soreness Sun May 26, 04:09 PM
Los Angeles Chargers DE Joey Bosa (foot) said he is still dealing with some soreness in his foot but has been a full participant during offseason workouts.
|Footballguys view: Bosa made it through seven games in 2018 dealing with this foot problem. It's not a big concern now, but tolerating and managing his soreness is just what Bosa will have to do. Bosa is a great player when healthy and should be in line for double-digit sacks in 2019.|
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Chargers | LA Chargers nab Andrew Vollert Thu May 23, 04:41 PM
Free-agent TE Andrew Vollert (Bengals) was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, May 23.
|Footballguys view: Vollert was undrafted out of Weber State in 2018. He's bounced around a bit in just a year and the Chargers are his third pro team. Vollert played basketball earlier in his college career when he was at San Jose State. He takes that basketball skill set onto the football field and was heavily involved in the Weber State offense. In crazy deep dynasty formats we'll keep an eye on him.|
Chargers | Denzel Perryman medical update Wed May 22, 02:34 AM
Los Angeles Chargers LB Denzel Perryman (knee) indicated he expects to be ready to go at 100 percent in time for training camp, though the team's medical staff will make the final determination on that.
|Footballguys view: Perryman is a talented player but he's never played a full 16-game season in the pros. In fact, he's just logged 16 games total over the last two seasons. In 2018, LCL and hamstring issues landed Perryman on Injured Reserve after just nine games. Perryman may be ready to go 100 percent by training camp, but we'd imagine the Chargers are going to ease him back into action.|
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Chargers | LA Chargers pick up Adarius Pickett Thu May 16, 02:14 PM
Free-agent S Adarius Pickett signed an undisclosed contract with the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, May 16, after participating in their minicamp last weekend on a tryout basis.Link to story
Chargers | Zachary Crabtree let go Wed May 15, 10:14 PM
Los Angeles OL Zachary Crabtree (undisclosed) was waived/injured Wednesday, May 15.Link to story
Chargers | Damion Square returning to LA Chargers Mon May 13, 03:47 PM
Free-agent DL Damion Square (Chargers) signed a one-year undisclosed contract to return to the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, May 13.Link to story
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Chargers | Emeke Egbule signs contract Sat May 11, 03:11 PM
Los Angeles Chargers sixth-round draft choice LB Emeke Egbule signed a four-year contract with the Chargers Saturday, May 11. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Egbule is a high-end athletic talent who has a lot to learn about being an edge rusher and NFL linebacker. He's an ideal practice squad candidate to check back in on at this time next year.|
Chargers | LAC inks two more draft picks Sat May 11, 02:33 AM
Los Angeles Chargers QB Easton Stick and LB Drue Tranquill were signed to four-year deals on Friday, May 10.
|Footballguys view: Stick is ultra-athletic but underwhelmed in draft season as a small school prospect, which pegged him as a long-term project. That's fine by the Chargers, who likely will have Philip Rivers for at least another year or two.|
Chargers | Two players impressive early for Chargers Fri May 10, 02:15 PM
Los Angeles Chargers undrafted rookie free-agent TE Daniel Helm and non-roster invitee RB Derrick Gore have flashed during the open period of rookie minicamp, according to ESPN's Eric D. Williams.
|Footballguys view: Helm was one of Giants #6 pick Daniel Jones's favorite targets and he is athletic enough to hang as a receiving tight end. He could be in the team's future as a second or third tight end.|
Chargers | Austin Roberts cut Thu May 9, 05:52 PM
Los Angeles Chargers TE Austin Roberts was waived Thursday, May 9.Link to story
Chargers | LA Chargers lock in Cortez Broughton Thu May 9, 05:32 PM
Los Angeles Chargers seventh-round DT Cortez Broughton (Cincinnati) was signed to a four-year contract Thursday, May 9. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.Link to story
Chargers | Philip Rivers not worried about contract Mon May 6, 07:12 PM
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he is not worried about his contract situation and is willing to play out the last year of his current contract.
|Footballguys view: No hurries, no worries here. Rivers is in the final year of his contract with a cap hit of $23 million in 2019. The Chargers should get something done with Rivers to keep him around as their starter for the next few years.|
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Chargers | Philip Rivers extension unlikely to come soon Tue Apr 30, 10:27 PM
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is entering the final year of his contract, but general manager Tom Telesco said during a recent appearance on NFL Network there is no set schedule in terms of when extension talks will begin with Rivers.
|Footballguys view: This deal is going to get sometime and it doesn't have to be anytime soon. The Chargers want to find a way to keep their franchise quarterback around, and they'll open up the checkbook to do that at some point. Rivers is in the final year of his contract with a cap hit of $23 million in 2019.|
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Chargers | Melvin Gordon not at workout Mon Apr 29, 10:20 PM
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon did not participate in the voluntary workout Monday, April 29.
|Footballguys view: Gordon is looking for a new deal and that may be why he's staying away during voluntary workouts. The 2015 first-round pick is due $5.6 million in 2019, the final year of his rookie deal. The Chargers were looking into an extension, so we may see something done before the start of the regular season. Stay tuned.|
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Chargers | Bolts agree with 19 UDFAs Sat Apr 27, 10:30 PM
The Los Angeles Chargers signed undrafted free agents OG Christopher Brown (USC), NT Eurndraus Bryant (N.C. State), OT Blake Camper (South Carolina), LB Josh Corcoran (Northern Illinois), RB Jeremy Cox (Old Dominion), CB Kemon Hall (North Texas), TE Daniel Helm (Duke), DT Reggie Howard (Toledo), CB Bradford Lemmons (Furman), OG Koda Martin (Syracuse), WR Jason Moore (Findlay), P Tyler Newsome (Notre Dame), DE Chris Peace (Virginia), DB Rodney Randle (Lamar), TE Matt Sokol (Michigan State), S Roderic Teamer (Tulane), WR Trevion Thompson (Clemson), C Tanner Volson (North Dakota State) and LB Elijah Zeise (Pittsburgh) on Saturday, April 27.Link to story
Chargers | Nasir Adderley ready for minicamp Sat Apr 27, 05:14 PM
Los Angeles Chargers S Nasir Adderley (hamstring) said he injured his hamstring at his Pro Day but is completely recovered and will be able to participate in the rookie minicamp.Link to story
Chargers | Nasir Adderley joining Bolts Fri Apr 26, 09:16 PM
Delaware S Nasir Adderley was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers with the 60th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
Chargers | Jerry Tillery hopes to be ready for camp Fri Apr 26, 05:36 PM
Los Angeles Chargers DT Jerry Tillery (shoulder) said he hopes to be on the field for the start of training camp.Link to story
Chargers | Jerry Tillery joins Chargers Thu Apr 25, 11:20 PM
Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers with the 28th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.Link to story
Chargers | Joey Bosa's option exercised Tue Apr 23, 08:25 AM
Los Angeles Chargers DE Joey Bosa's fifth-year option was exercised Tuesday, April 23.
|Footballguys view: No surprise here, as he'll still be a value at an average of the top ten salaries at his position. Expect Bosa to be one of the highest paid players in the game soon.|
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Chargers | Iseoluwapo Jegede meets with LA Chargers Tue Apr 16, 09:34 PM
Valdosta State DL Iseoluwapo Jegede paid a top-30 visit to the Los Angeles Chargers recently, according to a source via ESPN's Eric D. Williams.Link to story
Chargers | LA Chargers hosting Cole Holcomb Tue Apr 16, 03:15 PM
North Carolina LB Cole Holcomb is visiting with the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday, April 16.Link to story
Chargers | Travis Benjamin signs extension Tue Apr 16, 09:21 AM
Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin agreed to a one-year extension Tuesday, April 16, through the 2020 season. His base salary reduced from $5.25 million to $1 million, which created $2.75 million in salary cap space. It also includes a $5.5 million signing bonus.
|Footballguys view: Benjamin should see more playing time with Tyrell Williams (Raiders) moving on in free agency. We'll see how the Chargers plan to use the speedy veteran receiver when we get into training camp and the preseason. Benjamin is unlikely to be much of a fantasy factor but we are monitoring this situation.|
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Chargers | Andre Dillard visits Chargers Mon Apr 15, 11:09 AM
Washington State OT Andre Dillard is visiting with the Los Angeles Chargers Monday, April 15.Link to story
Chargers | Trevor Williams signs tender Mon Apr 15, 10:49 AM
Los Angeles Chargers restricted free-agent CB Trevor Williams signed his tender Monday, April 15.Link to story
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Chargers | Cole Mazza signed Sun Apr 14, 10:13 AM
Free-agent LS Cole Mazza (AAF) has been signed by the Los Angeles Chargers to compete with LS Mike Windt during training camp. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.Link to story
Chargers | Josh Rosen could wind up with L.A. Fri Apr 12, 01:27 PM
Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Rosen could wind up being traded to the Los Angeles Chargers, former Chargers standout Shawne Merriman told FOX Sports Radio on Thursday, April 11. 'The Chargers could be seriously interested, and from what I'm hearing it's a big possibility that he could end up there,' Merriman said.
|Footballguys view: These rumblings have been out there for some time. In fact, there are rumors about the Chargers already offering a second-round pick for Rosen. We'll see if the Cardinals get more in exchange for the young passer or if they choose to go ahead and ship him off for less than a first-round pick.|
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Chargers | Drew Lock to meet with LAC Sun Apr 7, 05:41 PM
Missouri QB Drew Lock is scheduled to meet with the Los Angeles Chargers this week, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: The Chargers need to find the heir apparent to Philip Rivers. Lock could be a nice fit for them given his big arm and athleticism. However, the Chargers would have to move up to get him in the 2019 NFL draft.|
Chargers | Dylan Cantrell could carve out role Sat Apr 6, 09:33 PM
Los Angeles Chargers WR Dylan Cantrell has a 'clear path to significant playing time' in 2019, in the opinion of Ricky Henne of Chargers.com.
|Footballguys view: Deep dynasty Fantasy GMs already know...and are waiting for...Cantrell based on his college career at Texas Tech. The 2018 sixth-round pick should have a larger role this year with Tyrell Williams (Raiders) moving on in free agency. He's not overly quick or fast, but Cantrell knows how to use his 6'3" 226 pound frame to make tough catches. He's going to compete with Travis Benjamin for third on the depth chart behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams in 2019.|
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Chargers | Kyzir White aiming for OTAs Sat Apr 6, 09:12 PM
Los Angeles Chargers LB Kyzir White (knee) will 'hopefully' be ready to return during OTAs, according to general manager Tom Telesco.Link to story
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Chargers | Antonio Gates could return Tue Mar 26, 02:45 PM
Free-agent TE Antonio Gates (Chargers) could still be re-signed by the Los Angeles Chargers, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.
|Footballguys view: Of course he could. The Chargers are looking for Hunter Henry to play, stay healthy and showcase the supreme natural talent he has. There's not much behind Henry in terms of pass-catching tight ends (apologies to Virgil Green), so perhaps Gates would be in line for one more run.|
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Chargers | Hunter Henry set for OTAs Thu Mar 21, 09:17 PM
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of OTAs, according to general manager Tom Telesco.
|Footballguys view: Henry should be ready to play a much larger part in the offense this year with Tyrell Williams gone.|
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Chargers | Geremy Davis sticking with LA Chargers Tue Mar 19, 09:45 PM
Free-agent WR Geremy Davis re-signed with the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday, March 19. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
|Footballguys view: It's been three seasons since Davis caught a pass. He's going to continue as a special teams player for the Chargers.|
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Chargers | Isaac Rochell re-signs Sat Mar 16, 12:15 PM
Los Angeles Chargers exclusive rights free-agent DE Isaac Rochell signed a new contract with the Chargers Friday, March 15. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Chargers | Tom Telesco given an extension Fri Mar 15, 08:40 PM
Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco signed a multiyear contract extension at the completion of the 2018 season. His existing deal ran through the 2019 season.Link to story