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  Chargers | No timetable for Ryan Mathews    Mon Sep 15, 06:06 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) has no timetable for his return after suffering what is believed to be a Grade 2 sprain (partial tear) of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, according to head coach Mike McCoy.

Footballguys view: Mathews has been banged up quite a bit during his pro career. He has an injury history that reads like Infinite Jest, so fantasy owners should have been prepared for this. Mathews is expected to be out at least four weeks. Look for Donald Brown to take over as the team's lead back, and perhaps we'll see more from change-of-pace back Danny Woodhead while Mathews is out.

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  Chargers | Donald Brown to have prominent role?    Mon Sep 15, 02:15 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown is likely to fill the void as the team's every-down running back with RB Ryan Mathews (knee) sidelined.

Footballguys view: This is what the team signed Brown for earlier this offseason. He's a capable veteran starter, and his play won't be that much (if any) of a dropoff from what Mathews brings to the table. Brown is set to be a low-end RB2/flex play while he's the lead back for the Chargers. We could see more from Danny Woodhead while Mathews is out too.

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  Chargers | Ryan Mathews out 4-5 weeks    Mon Sep 15, 01:12 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners who selected Mathews should have been prepared for this. The veteran is a talented runner, but he's one of the most oft-injured player in the league. Mathews could miss four to five weeks, although he's hoping to return before that.

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  Chargers | Jeremiah Attaochu leaves game    Sun Sep 14, 08:13 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) left the Week 2 game against the Seattle Seahawks due to a hamstring injury.

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  Chargers | Donald Brown sees more touches    Sun Sep 14, 08:05 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown saw most of the snaps after RB Ryan Mathews (knee) went down in the Week 2 game against the Seattle Seahawks. He finished with seven carries for 21 yards while also added three receptions for 10 yards. RB Danny Woodhead actually led the team with 32 yards on eight rushes, and he had four catches for 28 yards.

Footballguys view: Neither back is more than a flex or a desperation RB2 against the Bills defense that slowed down a hot Dolphins running game today. Woodhead has more appeal, especially in PPR leagues.

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Donald Brown player page


  Chargers | Philip Rivers accomplishes rarity    Sun Sep 14, 07:48 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 28 of his 37 pass attempts for 284 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 2 win against the Seattle Seahawks. He is the first opposing quarterback since Week 8 of the 2012 (Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford) to throw for three or more touchdown passes against Seattle.

Footballguys view: Rivers was masterful with his old battery mate Antonio Gates, who turned back the clock with a sprawling one-handed catch for a score as part of his massive day. Rivers solved a Seahawks defense - albeit away from Seattle - that had flummoxed other top quarterbacks in their last few times out. He's a solid QB1 heading into Buffalo next week.

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  Chargers | Ryan Mathews to have MRI    Sun Sep 14, 07:33 PM

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) is scheduled to undergo an MRI for his injured knee, according to a source. There is concern he might have a sprained medial collateral ligament.

Footballguys view: A sprained MCL is not a season-ending injury by any measure, but it would probably mean that we would see a Danny Woodhead-Donald Brown committee next week at Buffalo at a minimum.

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  Chargers | Ryan Mathews carted off    Sun Sep 14, 06:34 PM

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (leg) left the Week 2 game against the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter due to an apparent leg injury and he was carted off.

Footballguys view: Mathews is questionable to return with a knee injury. He was injured trying to recover his own fumble. Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead both take on flex value for the matchup next week at Buffalo if Mathews can't go.

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  Chargers | King Dunlap shaken up    Sun Sep 14, 06:07 PM

San Diego Chargers OT King Dunlap (undisclosed) left the Week 2 game against the Seattle Seahawks due to an undisclosed injury. He walked off under his own power and straight to the locker room. OT Willie Smith replaced him.

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  Chargers | Antonio Gates active    Sun Sep 14, 03:06 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is active for the team's Week 2 game.

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  Chargers | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 14, 02:57 PM

The San Diego Chargers have declared DB Jahleel Addae, CB Chris Davis, CB Brandon Flowers, LB Jarret Johnson, C Doug Legursky, DT Ricardo Mathews, RB Branden Oliver inactive for Week 2.

Footballguys view: Rookie Jason Verrett gets the start with Flowers out.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen will play    Sun Sep 14, 02:54 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ribs) is active for the team's Week 2 game.

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  Chargers | Antonio Gates probable    Fri Sep 12, 05:12 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is probable for the team's Week 2 game.

Footballguys view: Gates seemed very questionable heading into Monday night's game, but he was no worse for the wear. The veteran is a low ceiling TE1 play vs. the stiff Seattle defense.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen a full go    Fri Sep 12, 05:11 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is probable for the team's Week 2 game.

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  Chargers | Friday injury report for Week 2    Fri Sep 12, 05:10 PM

San Diego Chargers FS Jahleel Addae (hamstring) and CB Chris Davis (ankle) both did not participate in practice Friday Sept. 12, and have been ruled out for Week 2. CB Brandon Flowers (groin) did not participate and is questionable. LB Melvin Ingram (hamstring) was limited in practice and is questionable. OT D.J. Fluker (knee, ankle) and DT Sean Lissemore (ankle) both fully participated in practice and are probable. DE Corey Liuget (ankle) was limited in practice and is probable.

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Melvin Ingram player page


  Chargers | Philip Rivers won't avoid Richard Sherman    Fri Sep 12, 01:07 PM

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers doesn't plan on avoiding Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman in Week 2. In Week 1, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers didn't target Sherman's side of the field once. '(Sherman) is a great corner. But at the same time, I think you have to be smart. It's not one of the deals that you want to go after him by any means. But our approach is not going to be to completely eliminate (Sherman) and not throw over there any,' Rivers said.

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  Chargers | Thursday injury report for Week 2    Thu Sep 11, 04:27 PM

San Diego Chargers LB Melvin Ingram (hamstring), SS Jahleel Addae (hamstring) and CB Chris Davis (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 11. CB Brandon Flowers (groin) and DE Corey Liuget (ankle) were limited.

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Corey Liuget player page
Melvin Ingram player page


  Chargers | Antonio Gates sitting    Thu Sep 11, 02:48 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is not participating in position drills Thursday, Sept. 11.

Footballguys view: Gates is still banged up, but this is probably just a day to keep him rested for the coming weekend. This news might tempt everyone to trot out Ladarius Green again, and but we're not falling for the "banana in the tailpipe" trick twice. For whatever reason, Green will always play second fiddle to Antonio Gates and we may love Green's upside but we may not see it until Gates is retired or sidelined for numerous games. Gates himself is a TE2 and no more, particularly against the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Chargers | Doug Legursky signed    Thu Sep 11, 01:50 PM

The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent OG Doug Legursky (Bills) Thursday, Sept. 11. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Chargers | Expected to sign Doug Legursky    Thu Sep 11, 01:20 PM

The San Diego Chargers plan on signing free-agent OG Doug Legursky (Bills) Thursday, Sept. 11.

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  Chargers | Malcom Floyd aware of body positioning    Wed Sep 10, 05:43 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd made it a point to maintain better positioning with his body to keep from being sandwiched headfirst in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals. Floyd learned the lesson last year in a collision that ended his season. Floyd's awareness put him in a better position to absorb a hit on his touchdown catch Monday, Sept. 8.

Footballguys view: Floyd is a favorite target of Philip Rivers, and (when healthy) he has been for a long time. Fantasy owners should pick him up off the waiver wire if he's there, and we like Floyd as a WR4/flex play against Seattle in Week 2.

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  Chargers | Bolts need Ladarius Green to block    Wed Sep 10, 05:38 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green will likely need to do a better job run blocking against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. Despite gaining nine pounds of muscle in the offseason, Green was pushed around on multiple occasions against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1.

Footballguys view: Yeah, good luck with that. Green is more of a pass-catching tight end, but the Chargers will need him to block at times.

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  Chargers | Antonio Gates held back in practice    Wed Sep 10, 05:37 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Footballguys view: The old man proved that he wasn't quite done just yet in Week 1. He finished the game against the Cardinals with 10 targets, six receptions and 81 yards.

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  Chargers | Wednesday practice report    Wed Sep 10, 05:27 PM

San Diego Chargers S Jahleel Addae (hamstring) and CB Chris Davis (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. OT D.J. Fluker (knee, ankle) and LB Melvin Ingram (hamstring) were limited, while DT Sean Lissemore (ankle) and DE Corey Liuget (ankle) practiced in full.

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  Chargers | Antonio Gates not on field    Wed Sep 10, 03:04 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Footballguys view: Gates showed in Week 1 that he's not done just yet. The team needs to rest him while he deals with this hamstring injury.

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  Chargers | Nick Hardwick unsure about future    Wed Sep 10, 02:26 PM

San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (neck) said he is not sure if he will play in the NFL again.

Footballguys view: Neck injuries are tough to deal with--and they're tough to come back from. Hardwick is dealing with nerve damage in his neck.

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  Chargers | Richard Ohrnberger likely to start    Wed Sep 10, 02:14 PM

San Diego Chargers OG Richard Ohrnberger likely will take over as the starting center with C Nick Hardwick (neck) out for the rest of the season.

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  Chargers | Nick Hardwick to IR    Wed Sep 10, 02:09 PM

San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (neck) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Footballguys view: A huge blow to the Chargers offensive line here. Veteran Rich Ohrnberger will take over as the starter at center. Without Hardwick in the middle, the team's ground game could suffer.

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  Chargers | Strong return for Malcom Floyd    Tue Sep 9, 11:33 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd finished with four catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 in his first game since suffering a career-threatening neck injury last September.

Footballguys view: It was great to see Floyd back out there. He has the longest established chemistry with Philip Rivers (he caught the first TD pass Rivers ever threw in his career), and fantasy owners should consider him as a waiver wire addition.

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  Chargers | Antonio Gates leads team    Tue Sep 9, 01:57 AM

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates had a game-high six receptions with a team-high 81 yards in the Week 1 game against the Arizona Cardinals, while fellow TE Ladarius Green managed just two grabs for 24 yards.

Footballguys view: He's not done just yet! Gates may not be the same player he used to be, but he showed on Monday night that he's not finished as an NFL player--and as a fantasy option. We'll see how the Chargers continue to split time and targets between Gates and Green going forward.

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Ladarius Green player page


  Chargers | Nick Hardwick leaves game    Mon Sep 8, 10:54 PM

San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (ankle) left the Week 1 game against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter Monday, Sept. 8, due to a left ankle injury. OG Richard Ohrnberger replaced him.

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  Chargers | Trio of RBs all involved early    Mon Sep 8, 10:51 PM

San Diego Chargers RBs Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown each saw action on the first three offensive plays from scrimmage in the Week 1 game against the Arizona Cardinals Monday, Sept. 8.

Footballguys view: We'll see Mathews as the lead back for the Chargers. So long as they can play with a lead, the Chargers will use Mathews as the hammer to soften up opponents. Woodhead gives the team a great change-of-pace back, and he could get more playing time if the gamescript unfolds where the team has to play from behind. Brown gives the team great veteran insurance in case Mathews gets banged up (again).

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Donald Brown player page
Ryan Mathews player page


  Chargers | Keenan Allen active Week 1    Mon Sep 8, 09:00 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ribs) is active for the Week 1 game against the Arizona Cardinals Monday, Sept. 8.

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  Chargers | Week 1 Inactives    Mon Sep 8, 08:59 PM

The San Diego Chargers have declared RB Branden Oliver, CB Chris Davis, WR Dontrelle Inman, SS Jahleel Addae, DL Ricardo Mathews, DT Ryan Carrethers, DL Tourek Williams inactive for Week 1.

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  Chargers | Antonio Gates active    Mon Sep 8, 08:57 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is active for the Week 1 game against the Arizona Cardinals Monday, Sept. 8.

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  Chargers | Saturday practice report    Sat Sep 6, 05:28 PM

San Diego Chargers CB Chris Davis (ankle) and SS Jahleel Addae (hamstring) did not practice Saturday, Sept. 6. DE Lawrence Guy (shoulder), DT Sean Lissemore (ankle) LB Manti Te'o (foot) and CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) practiced in full. Te'o and Verrett are probable for Week 1; Addae, Guy and Lissemore are questionable; and Davis is out.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen practices Saturday    Sat Sep 6, 05:18 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ribs) was limited in practice Saturday, Sept. 6.

Footballguys view: Last year's top rookie receiver should be ready to go against the Arizona Cardinals Monday night. Allen may see a ton of Patrick Peterson, which may hamper his value, though if Antonio Gates is banged up, he could actually see more targets. For now we see him in the low-end WR2/high-end WR3 range.

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  Chargers | Antonio Gates limited Saturday    Sat Sep 6, 05:18 PM

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) was limited in practice Saturday, Sept. 6.

Footballguys view: Gates is usually a decent play, though he has fallen from the TE1 status he used to have. If he is hurt you should be concerned, as we have seen him slowed by injuries before. Unless you have Ladarius Green on your roster, get another player in your tight end spot. Since Gates was a TE2 in the best case scenario, there shouldn't be too much of a production drop off for your spot.

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  Chargers | Vincent Brown cut    Sat Sep 6, 04:36 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (calf) was cut with an injury settlement.

Footballguys view: Once a promising dynasty stash, now Brown will get a shot to redeem himself elsewhere. He hasn't practiced since July so he may need to heal a little more first. Even in a new spot, his fantasy value for dynasty is low and for redraft, nonexistent.

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  Chargers | Keenan Allen a full go    Fri Sep 5, 04:41 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ribs) practiced in full for the second straight day Friday, Sept. 5.

Footballguys view: Allen will likely draw Patrick Peterson at least some of the time Monday night, but it is almost impossible to bench 2013's breakout rookie receiver entering his second year.

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  Chargers | Friday practice report    Fri Sep 5, 04:37 PM

San Diego Chargers S Jahleel Addae (hamstring) and CB Chris Davis (ankle) did not practice Friday, Sept. 5. DE Lawrence Guy (shoulder), DT Sean Lissemore (ankle) and LB Manti Te'o (foot) were limited, while C Nick Hardwick (non-injury) and CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Lawrence Guy player page
Manti Teo player page


  Chargers | Keenan Allen fully participates    Thu Sep 4, 05:49 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (ribs) practiced without limitations Thursday, Sept. 4.

Footballguys view: A good sign for the second-year wide receiver here. Allen has WR1 upside, but most fantasy owners probably can start him as a WR2.

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  Chargers | Thursday practice report    Thu Sep 4, 05:47 PM

San Diego Chargers S Jahleel Addae (hamstring), CB Chris Davis (ankle) and C Nick Hardwick (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. DE Lawrence Guy (shoulder), DT Sean Lissemore (ankle) and LB Manti Te'o (foot) were limited. CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) participated fully.

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Manti Teo player page


  Chargers | Marion Grice signed to practice squad    Tue Sep 2, 04:58 PM

The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent RB Marion Grice (Chargers) to their practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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  Chargers | Three players practicing    Mon Sep 1, 01:31 PM

San Diego Chargers DE Lawrence Guy (shoulder), DT Sean Lissemore (ankle) and LB Manti Te'o (foot) are participating in practice Monday, Sept. 1.

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Manti Teo player page


  Chargers | Ricardo Mathews signed    Mon Sep 1, 01:08 PM

The San Diego Chargers have signed free-agent DT Ricardo Mathews (Texans). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived RB Marion Grice.

Footballguys view: Grice is an interesting rookie running back to monitor in super deep dynasty leagues. However, from what we've seen so far in the preseason and gathered from camp reports, Grice needs a lot of work.

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  Chargers | Jeromey Clary could miss season    Mon Sep 1, 12:15 AM

San Diego Chargers OG Jeromey Clary (shoulder, hip) underwent hip surgery around a week ago, and his status for the 2014 season is uncertain, according to sources. Clary has undergone two hip surgeries in the past three months.

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  Chargers | Vincent Brown placed on IR    Sun Aug 31, 11:55 PM

San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (calf) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Sunday, Aug. 31, after he was waived/injured Saturday, Aug. 30.

Footballguys view: Brown's career will be summed up by the saying "what might have been." He was a sharp route-runner with great hands coming out of San Diego State a few years ago, but various injuries have robbed him of the little speed he had.

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  Chargers | Vincent Brown waived/injured    Sat Aug 30, 09:18 PM

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (calf) was placed on no-recall waivers with a waived/injured designation Saturday, Aug. 30.

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  Chargers | Tevin Reese cut    Sat Aug 30, 01:50 AM

The San Diego Chargers waived rookie WR Tevin Reese Friday, Aug. 29, according to sources. He was a seventh-round pick in April.

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