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TE Ladarius Green - San Diego Chargers

6-6, 238Born: 5-29-1990College: La.-LafayetteDrafted: Round 4

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): With Antonio Gates looking like an all-pro again (at least for this week), Ladarius Green is not getting any closer to the field. He's only a hold in very deep or TE premium leagues.

Week 3: at Buffalo Bills

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Philip Rivers is off to a great start this season, ranking eighth in the NFL among fantasy quarterbacks with 49/73 for 522 yards passing, four TDs and one interception thrown. He's relied on his running backs for 12/90/0 receiving to date, and hooked up with Antonio Gates the most (13/177/3 receiving out of 17 targets). Keenan Allen (15 targets for 10/92/0 receiving) and Eddie Royal (16 for 8/89/0) have seen the most targets among the wide receivers, while Malcom Floyd (seven for 4/50/1) has claimed the lone TD thrown to a wide receiver so far - Floyd put up a goose-egg against Seattle, though, with zero targets during the game. Last season the Bills were fourth in the NFL averaging 204 net passing yards allowed per game, BUT they gave up 28 passing scores over 16 games. Part of the reason for the low average passing yards allowed was that their rush defense was porous last year so teams elected to run the ball against Buffalo quite a lot. So far this year, Jay Cutler lit up the Bills in Week 1 for 34/49 yielding 341 net yards passing and two TDs but also two interceptions thrown while being sacked twice for -8 yards. The Dolphins managed 31/49 for 210 net yards in Week 2, with one TD and one interception thrown, while taking four sacks for -31 yards. The Bills are currently 27th in the NFL averaging 275.5 net passing yards allowed per game, but they are tied for fourth in the NFL with three interceptions so far and tied for sixth with six sacks so far. This pass D gambles trying to create big turnovers or big losses on sacks. The Chargers' passing attack handled the feared Seahawks with aplomb last week - they have an attractive matchup against the free-wheeling and generous Buffalo pass D this week as well.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRECYDTDFumL
1 at ARI 2 24 0 0
2 vs SEA 0 0 0 0
3 at BUF PROJ-Dodds 2 * * *
3 at BUF PROJ-Tremblay 1 * * *
3 at BUF PROJ-Bloom 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)

Green was expected to have a much greater role in the offense in 2014. Perhaps the team is saving him for later in the season then, because he was very underused in this game. He was on the field simultaneously with fellow TE Antonio Gates on the opening third down of the game, but those opportunities were few and far between. He had just two catches in the game, the first one a nice sliding grab down to the 6-yard line in the team's hurry-up offense. But despite that (and more than one dropped pass by TE Antonio Gates), the Chargers never made it a focal point to get Green involved. He wasn't even on the field during the team's last-gasp drive to score late in the fourth quarter.

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Latest News

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.

Our 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 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.

Our 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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Staff Dynasty Rankings

TE Dynasty - 9, 5, 11, 12, 12

Footballguys Articles

Faceoff: Finding a Future Dynasty Stud
  FBG Staff - June 11
Preseason Roundtable #1
  FBG Staff - June 4
AFC Roster Check Pre-Free Agency
  Jeff Tefertiller - March 3
2014 Undrafted Tight End Watchlist
  Chad Parsons - May 28
Believe It Or Not: Week 2
  Heath Cummings - September 10
Talent vs. System: Pump The Brakes or Ready To Fly?
  Ari Ingel - August 28
Gut Check No.309 - PPR Tiers Update 8/16
  Matt Waldman - August 16
Roundtable #3
  FBG Staff - September 18
The New Reality No.28: Doubling Data Points
  Chad Parsons - September 17
Dynasty Movement: Week 3
  Jeff Tefertiller - September 16

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  Mike Clay - May 27
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  David Gonos - May 29
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  Adam Levitan - August 19
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  Raymond Summerlin - July 25
Overvalued & Undervalued - Tight Ends
  Kyle Smith - July 25
Week 2 TE Tiers
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  Alex Gelhar - July 18
2014 Version of 2013 Breakouts
  Mike Clay - July 16
Silva's PPR Top 150 Rankings
  Evan Silva - August 27
Roundtable: Late-Round Targets
  Patrick Daugherty - August 25

Schedule

3@ Buffalo Bills
4vs Jacksonville Jaguars
5vs New York Jets
6@ Oakland Raiders
7vs Kansas City Chiefs
8@ Denver Broncos
9@ Miami Dolphins
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs Oakland Raiders
12vs St. Louis Rams
13@ Baltimore Ravens
14vs New England Patriots
15vs Denver Broncos
16@ San Francisco 49ers
17@ Kansas City Chiefs