WR Dontrelle Inman - Los Angeles Chargers

6-3, 205Born: 1-31-1989College: VirginiaDrafted: ---

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Inman (quad) was placed on injured reserve

Week 6: vs Pittsburgh Steelers - $

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Philip Rivers is enjoying another productive season at age 37. That said, he's coming fresh off one of his least impactful games in quite some time. Rivers threw the ball 48 times against the Broncos Sunday, but managed to generate just 211 scoreless yards in the upset loss. Rivers was forced to pepper running back Austin Ekeler with 16 check-down targets (leading to a franchise-record 15 receptions). Future Hall of Fame cornerback Chris Harris trailed top receiver Keenan Allen around the field and posted another near-shutdown performance. Still, given Rivers' track record, it's fair to pin last week mostly on a tough matchup and keep looking forward. Rivers had topped 290 yards in each of his 4 games prior, with 7 touchdowns to just 2 interceptions. And Allen is just 2 games removed from a historic stretch that saw him average 10 for 135 over the season's first 3 weeks. There's not much to depend on beyond Allen, though there's plenty of dynamism in Mike Williams (16.5 yards per catch) and Ekeler out of the backfield. Rivers is also on the verge of having Hunter Henry back - the mismatch-creating tight end could even suit up for limited snaps this Sunday. It's unlikely, but a definite option. His recovery from a tibial fracture has been astounding, and if he's cleared, he'll provide an explosive target over the middle and in the red zone. Rivers loves to throw near the goal line, and Henry has scored on 12 of his 85 career receptions. The Pittsburgh pass defense certainly isn't without its lapses, though it's tightened noticeably of late, with near-dominant performances in back-to-back weeks. They rolled over Andy Dalton and the Bengals in Week 4, giving up just 4.6 yards per attempt and notching 8 sacks. And last week, they allowed just 161 yards to big-play seeker Lamar Jackson, intercepting him 3 times along the way. Of course, it wouldn't be wise to draw too many conclusions from those matchups. The Bengals have been one of the worst offenses in football, while Jackson was without top target Marquise Brown for most of last Sunday. Still, it appears the Steelers' personnel reshuffling has paid off. The pass rush, led by T.J. Watt and Cameron Heyward, remains strong, and the acquisition of free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick has gone a long way toward shoring up their problems in the seams. They've also hit well on new cornerback Steven Nelson, who's washing away the bitter taste of the Artie Burns era week by week. The worry for Week 5 is that Keenan Allen, who works mostly inside, will avoid Nelson and Joe Haden and feast in the slot. Still, they've improved majorly in that regard, so it's not quite the same concern it was a month ago. If they can push the pocket against the Chargers' shaky front line, they can force Philip Rivers into a less-than-efficient day.

Recent Stats and Projections

2 at DET 38 0 0 0 2 1.0 28 0 0 4500 3.30 0.73
3 vs HOU 24 0 0 0 3 1.0 23 0 0 4500 2.80 0.62
4 at MIA 50 0 0 0 7 5.0 76 0 0 4800 10.10 2.10
6 vs PIT PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Dontrelle Inman's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 4 vs MIA (7 / 5 / 76 / 0 rec - 10.1 points, $4800)

Inman was re-signed by the Chargers this summer precisely for games like this one. The team was without both Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin in the WR stable, as well as Hunter Henry and Virgil Green in the tight end group. And RB Melvin Gordon only recently ended his holdout and reported to the team, but he missed this game. Enter Inman, who is very familiar with the Chargers' offensive scheme and obviously has lots of rapport with Philip Rivers from Inman's previous stint as a San Diego Charger. Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt mentioned that Inman would have a big role, and he didn't disappoint. He stepped into a starting role in this game and didn't miss a beat, leading the team in receiving yardage and targets while tying for the team lead in receptions. He made a quick snag over the middle for 16 yards on the opening drive. Inman was all over the field for the Chargers, and while it may be high praise he very much looked like Keenan Allen on several plays. He showed excellent body control on a third down conversion from the shadow of their own end zone, leaning into the defender to screen him out on a back shoulder fade. Another back shoulder catch on the sideline added a big gain later. He showed excellent timing with Rivers, running crisp routes, and demonstrating solid hands. Perhaps his best catch of the game was a tough grab in traffic with a defender hanging all over him (defensive pass interference was called, but the Chargers declined and took the play). But Inman came up limping after the play. He started to walk off, but then dropped to a knee and stayed on the ground. He came out of the game, and it was later reported as a quad injury.

2019 Week 1 vs IND (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec - 1 points, $4500)

Inman was recently re-signed to provide some depth in the receiving game. Despite Mike Williams leaving the game in the second half, Inman still wasn't really a featured part of the offense. He caught just one first half pass, showing nice hands on a ball that was thrown a bit behind him. But that was the extent of his involvement.


Latest News

Chargers | Dontrelle Inman to IR (Wed Oct 2, 01:39 PM) - Los Angeles Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman (quadriceps) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Oct. 2.

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