WR Chris Chambers - Free Agent
|5-11, 210||Born: 8-12-1978||College: Wisconsin||Drafted: Round 2, pick 0|
2010 Week 1 vs SD (4 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Chambers struggled all night to get open and was held to a single 14 yard catch on a come-back route. He's capable of much more on any given week, but he needs his QB to perform better than this in order to see better results.
2010 Week 2 vs CLE (5 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
Two of Chambers' five targets were intercepted by the defense. One was tipped at the line-of-scrimmage but the other was due to a pure lack of effort. Chambers could have easily gone up and got the deep ball due to his size but instead lackadaisically allowed it to be picked off by a hungrier (and possibly rejuvenated?) Sheldon Brown.
2010 Week 3 vs SF (4 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Chambers was looked to early, but the pass was not on target. With Charles, McCluster, and Bowe having success, and Jones eating up the clock once they had the lead, Chambers became a forgotten man.
2010 Week 5 vs IND (3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Chambers wasn't on the field in early two-wide sets, replaced by Terrance Copper, but he made a few catches in the two-minute drill of each half, even drawing a late hit penalty to set up the Chiefs first field goal of the day. Chambers suspect hands also showed up on a drop during the desperation drive in the fourth quarter.
2010 Week 9 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Chambers drew a long pass interference penalty, but otherwise was marginally involved in the game plan.
2010 Week 10 vs DEN (8 / 4 / 36 / 1 rec)
Chambers contributed little, but even he was able to score in this debacle of a game. Cassel overthrew him deep early in the game and seemed to look elsewhere for most of the game. Chambers did get a nice inside release in the redzone and caught a nice touchdown over the middle against CB Bailey, drawing a pass interference penalty aswell. It is obvious that Cassel looks to Bowe and Charles first though.
2010 Week 14 vs SD (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Chambers caught a short pass over the middle on fourth down late in the game, a play that led to nothing of note.
2010 Week 15 vs STL (4 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
Chambers was involved as he has been all year, making some nice hands catches and helping a lot in the two-minute drill. He doesn't have any fantasy value, but Chambers is keeping the other secondary receivers from being relevant for the fantasy championship next week.
2010 Week 16 vs TEN (6 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Chambers only had a couple receptions in this game, and has become somewhat of an afterthought on this team, as all the young players get more and more playing time.
2009 Week 1 vs OAK (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chambers got a deep target, but otherwise, he was very quiet on Monday night. Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee are stealing snaps from him, and Chambers just doesn't seem able to get open anymore. You can drop him in redraft leagues.
2009 Week 2 vs BAL (10 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Chris Chambers had a rough afternoon. He caught just two balls, but dropped an easy one early on and was underthrown on another one that could've gone for a score (in fairness, Philip Rivers was hit as he threw, causing it to be underthrown). He did show good hands on a tough third and four pass late in the third quarter, but his opportunities to make plays were very few and far between.
2009 Week 3 vs MIA (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chambers gained separation on a deep ball as the defensive back fell down, but Philip Rivers was hit as he threw and the ball fell short of its intended target. Chambers was later targeted on a fade pass in the corner of the end zone, and he got a hand on the ball, but it was broken up and fell incomplete. Chambers also gave up a lot of playing time to Legedu Naanee, a trend that we could see develop more prominently over the coming weeks.
2009 Week 4 vs PIT (8 / 4 / 39 / 1 rec)
For the second straight week Chris Chambers not only was the Chargers #2 WR, he looked the part as well. Chambers was targeted sparingly in the 1st half as Philip Rivers went through his progressions. He was effective in his role for the most part however he dropped an easy pass from Rivers in the 2nd quarter. Chambers quite possibly played his best football of the early season in the 2nd half as he was targeted more often, one of which Chambers was able to turn into TD catch on a nice crossing route inside the 5 yard line.
2009 Week 6 vs DEN (4 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
Philip Rivers tried to get the ball to Chambers deep a few times, and the veteran was able to haul in a couple of those passes. Chambers was also targeted on a couple of short passes in the third-quarter but they fell incomplete as the Broncos pass rush was putting the heat on. For the most part, the Broncos secondary did a good job of blanketing Chambers and forcing Philip Rivers to look elsewhere.
2009 Week 7 vs KC (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chambers is still being looked to in crucial situations, but unless he starts doing more with those opportunities, they may go away soon. He failed to put away a third down touchdown catch, instead allowing the ball to be knocked from his grasp (which Norv Turner then followed up with an equally pathetic decision to challenge the obvious call). He was targeted fairly consistently, but failed to come away with a single reception.
2009 Week 8 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Chambers' stat line shows that he had just one reception, and it's true that he wasn't close to being a focal point in the offense. In fact, at this point he's probably at best the fifth option in the passing game. But make no mistake, he hauled in the absolute biggest pass of the game in this one. It was a terrific grab on his back shoulder on a third and ten pass play from the shadow of their own end zone. The previous pass to Antonio Gates had fallen incomplete because he was seemingly affected by the sun, but in almost the exact same spot on the field, Chambers had no issues. The Chargers had looked horrible offensively on their previous few possessions until the point of Chambers' catch, but it appeared to have inspired the team and they quickly marched downfield for a key field goal to go up by eight points. Still, the catch wasn't enough to save Chambers job, as he was released on Monday.
2009 Week 9 vs JAX (4 / 3 / 70 / 2 rec)
Chambers had a strong debut for the Chiefs, even though he wasn't heard from until the game was out of hand. He showed he still has deep speed by getting behind Sean Considine on his long TD catch, and he got in a good spot for Matt Cassel in the front of the end zone after Rashean Mathis slipped trying to cover him on the second desperation drive. He doesn't have as much value as his stat line indicates, but he has more than he did a few days ago.
2009 Week 10 vs OAK (5 / 3 / 60 / 0 rec)
Chambers carried over his great second half performance from last week into another good game. He was fast after the catch on one big gain, and he tightroped the sidelines in tight coverage for his other good gain on the day. A Chambers block downfield spring Jamaal Charles long TD run, and it's clear that he will remain a semi-productive starter. He's worth carrying in deep leagues, but Chambers is still only a desperation start because of the offense he plays in.
2009 Week 11 vs PIT (6 / 4 / 119 / 0 rec)
Chambers made some memorable plays with his limited opportunities. He did a fantastic job of getting open deep in the fourth quarter, and Cassel found him for 47 yards. And he made a huge catch in OT, turning a short crossing route into 61 yard gain, which took him all the way to the 5 yard line. It looked like he might have been able to get into the end zone, but did not risk the ball as he was surrounded by three Steelers. All of his catches came in the second half - Cassel seemed to really make an effort to find him, and it worked.
2009 Week 12 vs SD (8 / 7 / 70 / 1 rec)
Chambers didn't record his first reception until early on in the second quarter, but he still ended up being the team's leading receiver in the game. After his second catch, he was drilled over the middle and came off the field looking to have injured his arm. Fortunately for him, he returned several plays later and ended up scoring. He caught a short pass over the middle and fought off a tackler while simultaneously twisting towards the end zone for the score with great effort. He had a catch late in the game that went down to the two yard line, but it wasn't actually close to a touchdown. It came on an out route and all he did was try to get his feet down inbounds before quickly stepping out.
2009 Week 13 vs DEN (5 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Chambers was blanketed for most of the day by the Broncos veteran secondary. The Chiefs put together a 20-play drive in the first quarter, but missed an opportunity for a big play to Chambers. Matt Cassel pitched the ball to Tim Castille, and the big back headed to the right side of the line. He then turned back and threw it backwards to Cassel who was waiting for the ball. Cassel hauled in the lateral, and was looking for Chambers deep. The Broncos didn't bite on the play, and had safety help over the top so Cassel had to fire a comeback route. Chambers sat down on the route instead of coming back to the ball, and the pass was knocked away by safety Renaldo Hill.
2009 Week 14 vs BUF (9 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)
Chambers had a few catches in the middle of the field for good gains, but his spotty hands accounted for one deflection interception and an unforgivable drop that would have given the Chiefs four shots to go ahead by one in the waning minutes of the game. He is reminded everyone why the Chargers released him.
2009 Week 15 vs CLE (5 / 5 / 114 / 1 rec)
Chambers got a trio of deep ball from Cassel - one jumpball that was more like a punt, one where he was wide open and Cassel actually hit him in stride, and another lollipop that still worked because Chambers was again wide open. After the good deep ball, Cassel went back to Chambers on the fade for a TD. Chambers remained the favored target for Cassel even after the return of Dwayne Bowe.
2009 Week 16 vs CIN (10 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Chambers was the Chiefs' primary downfield target, though Matt Cassel's inaccuracy and tight coverage from the Bengals' corners kept the two from hooking up often. At times, Chambers was able to break open on well run routes, but Cassel wasn't able to deliver the ball in a catchable window. Chambers was the deep target on an intercepted pass late in the game.
2009 Week 17 vs DEN (8 / 5 / 80 / 0 rec)
The veteran receiver showed his savvy on a couple of plays during the game. In the 1st quarter he basically played defensive back, and knocked a bad pass down that Champ Bailey was looking to intercept - but he wasn't done there. Chambers was matched up against Andre Goodman for most of the game, and was able to make the veteran cornerback look silly at times. With under 8 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter Chambers gathered his biggest pass of the day - a 43-yard strike on the right sideline of the field. How he caught it was amazing. Goodman was playing tight coverage with his back to the ball, so Chambers pretended the pass was coming in low which prompted Goodman to flash his hands down in an attempt to block the incoming throw. Instead the pass was coming in high, and Chambers easily plucked the ball out of the sky with his long arms.
2008 Week 1 vs CAR (6 / 1 / 44 / 1 rec)
Chambers had a very odd game. He was blanketed for much of the afternoon, and the passes from Rivers were typically knocked away just at the last moment before Chambers could get to them. But he did sneak by the defense once, and he made it count with a 44 yard touchdown reception in the first half. It didn't seem like a spectacular move; it basically just looked like the defense lost track of him. Unfortunately, that was the only high point to his performance as he didn't catch a single pass after halftime.
2008 Week 2 vs DEN (9 / 4 / 83 / 2 rec)
For the fourth consecutive game, Chambers was able to find the end zone. He and QB Philip Rivers are becoming one of the league's better QB/WR combos, and this game was a perfect illustration of that. Despite some bad luck early on, Chambers and Rivers were able to connect several times on some big plays that made up for the fact that he wasn't catching a high number of passes. Chambers lost a reception early in the game when he and Denver CB Champ Bailey went to the ground fighting for the ball. Replays appeared to confirm that Chambers had caught the ball and was down by contact, but the ruling on the field was that the ball had been intercepted. Because the replay equipment wasn't working properly, the call on the field stood. Later, Chambers lost 18 more receiving yards on a penalty. But it wasn't a penalty on San Diego. The call was against Denver. The Chambers catch would have given the Chargers 18 more yards but would have set up a third and two situation. The penalty on Denver only gave San Diego five yards, but it resulted in an automatic first down. The Chargers opted to take the penalty and give up the yardage, so hopefully there aren't any Chambers owners out there who lost their games by less than two points. Later on that same drive, Chambers got wide open in the end zone but an overzealous Rivers overthrew him for an incompletion. Despite the early-game bad luck, Chambers settled in to have an outstanding game. First, he beat Champ Bailey deep for a 48 yard touchdown bomb. And later, he made an acrobatic leap of a short fade pass to the front corner of the end zone. He had to reach down and in front of the defender to snag the ball out of the air on the play, and he made it look easy.
2008 Week 3 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 27 / 1 rec)
Chambers first catch of the game came on a 27 yard touchdown pass. He got wide open over the middle on what looked like a coverage mistake by the defense because no one picked him. It was his only catch of the game. No San Diego receiver had more then four catches as Rivers did a good job of spreading the ball around, but it's a little disconcerting that Chambers only got two targets in the game.
2008 Week 4 vs OAK (3 / 2 / 42 / 0 rec)
Chambers' streak of consecutive games with a touchdown ended with this contest, and this game demonstrated why it is so difficult to include Chambers with the league's very elite receiving options. While he has put up very solid stats with the Chargers, his opportunities are much fewer and further between than a typical number one receiver. For instance, Chambers was thrown to just once in the entire second half despite the Chargers throwing the ball fourteen times. The pass was almost a touchdown, but Chambers was held on the play and it disrupted the timing. Had the Oakland defender (DeAngelo Hall) not committed the penalty, Chambers likely would've easily scored from 29 yards out.
2008 Week 5 vs MIA (4 / 3 / 30 / 1 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
On the bright side, Chambers made a terrific touchdown catch on a fade pass to the sideline in the end zone that cut the deficit to 17-3, badly beating his defender off the line to make the play. On the negative side, he was stopped just short of the end zone on a pass late in the third quarter that came up about a foot shy of scoring. And on the worst side of all, Chambers was hurt on that play and needed to be carted off the field. There was no immediate update given on his condition, but anytime a cart is involved one has to consider the possibility that it is a fairly serious injury.
2008 Week 8 vs NO (9 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec)
Chambers had a very quiet five receptions despite the volume of passes thrown his way. After one reception on one first half target, he was thrown to once on a deep route and once in the end zone early in the second half, though both fell incomplete. He was also the target of an ill-advised Philip Rivers pass late in the fourth quarter that was intercepted to all but end the game. Chambers was triple-covered on the play.
2008 Week 10 vs KC (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chambers was the intended target on a sideline fade pass in the second half that fell incomplete. He was well covered on the play and it fell incomplete out of bounds. Though he was on the field, he wasn't really involved very much in the game plan and didn't look to be recovered from his injury.
2008 Week 11 vs PIT (4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Very quickly, Chambers has dropped from the number one receiving option in the offense to the fourth option at best. He caught a pass early in the first half, then didn't catch another until the fourth quarter. To make matters worse, his longest reception of the game was just eleven yards. To make matters the worst, the San Diego offense is unable to sustain drives lately. And the defense can't get off the field. So with so many outstanding skill position players on the Chargers, they simply don't have enough time or enough footballs to go around to make all of those players relevant fantasy-wise. And lately, the player suffering the most from that is clearly Chambers.
2008 Week 12 vs IND (6 / 6 / 61 / 0 rec)
Chambers led all Chargers' pass catches with six catches for 61 yards as he hauled in all the passes that were thrown his way. Half of his catches came in the first two quarters when he totaled 22 yards in the passing game. The biggest of Chambers' three catches in the second half came on the team's final drive when he caught a pass that went for a pickup of 18 yards.
2008 Week 13 vs ATL (3 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
The disappearance of Chambers from the San Diego offense has truly been astounding. On a day when de facto number one receiver Vincent Jackson didn't catch a pass and TE Antonio Gates caught just three, all Chambers could muster was a two yard grab along the sideline.
2008 Week 14 vs OAK (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chambers was mostly covered by Nnamdi Asomugha, who effectively removed him from making any meaningful impact. The only pass thrown Chambers' way was a deep ball down the sideline that had very little chance of being completed.
2008 Week 15 vs KC (6 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Chambers was thrown to just once before halftime, and despite some more involvement in the second half he didn't really respond with significant stats. He is clearly the fourth (or fifth) option at best in the offense at this point, and wasn't thrown to downfield once. He did receive one look in the end zone, but it was a completely uncatchable pass that bounced well in front of him and may have been nothing more than a throwaway. Chambers did make a very heady play early in the second half. He went over the middle and was drilled by S Jarrad Page. The ball was jarred loose and sat on Chambers' chest. Despite the crushing hit, he managed to regroup and get his hands on the football as he lay on his back to maintain possession and get the reception. He also had a diving reception wiped out by a penalty on the Chiefs. The Chargers opted to accept the penalty call because even though both plays gave them a first down, the penalty yardage (five) was greater than the reception yardage (three).
2008 Week 16 vs TB (3 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Chambers started off well enough with two early receptions. Apparently, head coach Norv Turner had told the CBS announcers prior to the game that he expected Chambers to have a 'big game' and finish with somewhere around seven or eight receptions. That never materialized, as the final pass thrown in Chambers' direction was a deep bomb in the second quarter.
2008 Week 17 vs DEN (5 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec)
Chambers led the Chargers in receiving yards, but really took a back seat to Vincent Jackson in the game plan. Jackson only got three targets, but two of them were on deep passes and Jackson also warranted two running plays. Chambers was used more frequently underneath, however.
2008 Week 18 vs IND (7 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)
With fellow WR Vincent Jackson blanketed for most of the evening, it was on Chambers to try to make up the difference. He made a phenomenal diving grab along the sideline in the second quarter, a catch that may or may not have actually been a reception. Replays seemed to show that he never got his second foot down inbounds, but the Colts had just lost a challenge on the previous play and were reluctant to lose their second challenge to early in the game. Chambers had a decent chance to score in the fourth quarter when he beat his man on a deep ball, but QB Philip Rivers slightly overthrew the pass and it was intercepted in the end zone.
2008 Week 19 vs PIT (4 / 4 / 72 / 0 rec)
Chambers turned in what has become a typical performance from him in 2009. He caught four passes, with a long of 25. That long pass was down the seam late in the fourth quarter that helped set up the Naanee touchdown, and came at a time when the outcome of the game was still very much in question. His other long catch of the game, for 20 yards, came in garbage time on San Diego's last possession.
2007 Week 1 vs WAS (11 / 6 / 92 / 0 rec)
Chambers was Trent Green's favorite target. He had some drops but Green still trusted him and the two had definite moments of chemistry. Chambers was the primary target of Green's rare deep attempts, and he managed to haul in one of them for 28 yards---the longest play of the game for the Dolphins. While Chambers caught less than half of his targets, he still led the team in receiving yards and tied for the lead in receptions.
2007 Week 2 vs DAL (16 / 9 / 109 / 0 rec, 1 / -5 / 0 rush)
Chambers was by far Green's favorite target. Green seemed to have a trust in him throughout the game. Chambers did a good job all game of running routes, often being targeted when the safety was spying on him. He did not drop any balls.
2007 Week 3 vs NYJ (12 / 6 / 101 / 0 rec)
When the Dolphins fell behind in the second half Green targeted Chambers nine times. He gained 101 yards on six receptions but was held out of the end zone.
2007 Week 4 vs OAK (5 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Chambers was targeted six times, catching two of those passes for 21 yards. He caught a ball in the second quarter over the middle that went for 15 yards, however he was called on a penalty for delay of game when he tossed the ball. That play was nullified, further dampening his day. He was targeted deep on a desperation play by Trent Green, but was in tight coverage and the ball was picked off. Chambers had one drop.
2007 Week 5 vs HOU (4 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Chambers had a quiet game, getting only four targets and coming down with two catches for 19 yards.
2007 Week 6 vs CLE (18 / 6 / 73 / 0 rec)
Chambers was the focal point of the passing offense for the Dolphins today. Despite being such a focal point for the offense, Chambers' game could almost be described as lethargic. Early in the first half, having beat cornerback Daven Holley on a deep go route, Chambers failed to either dive or hit top speed to come up with a well thrown ball from Cleo Lemon. The pass would have clearly led to a touchdown, but turned into an incompletion. Furthermore, Chambers seemed unwilling or unable to wrestle the ball from defenders or go over the middle to make a catch. Chambers only came up with six catches today, and some of the difference between targets and catches can be attributed to Cleo Lemon, but some of the difference also falls on Chambers and a lack of effort.
2007 Week 8 vs HOU (5 / 2 / 35 / 1 rec)
Chambers got involved right at the outset, as he was the targeted player on the first two pass attempts of the game by Philip Rivers (one of which went for a 21 yard catch). He added a score later in the game on what was initially a simple crossing route over the middle. But some shoddy tackling, combined with a good amount of downfield blocking and some nice vision by Chambers, allowed him to walk into the end zone virtually untouched for the score. What was just as telling about Chambers' performance was the absolute lack of work for WR Vincent Jackson. Until this game, it was somewhat unknown how the two would work in tandem. If this was any indication, it would appear that Chambers is the team's clear number one receiver (and third option overall behind Gates and Tomlinson), and that Jackson will be left to fight for whatever scraps are left over.
2007 Week 9 vs MIN (10 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)
The stat line for Chambers doesn't look terrible, but it'd look a whole lot nicer with another 85 yards or so tacked on. Chambers was the recipient of a very nice 40 yard grab late in the fourth quarter as San Diego was attempting a comeback, but fellow WR Vincent Jackson was called for an illegal motion penalty that negated the Chambers catch. Chambers was also the target of a deep ball earlier from Rivers that was thrown right on the sideline. Unfortunately for Chambers, he lost the ball in the air when he turned towards the inside. It was unclear who was at fault for the miscommunication, though it doesn't really matter much because the bottom line is that Chambers lost about 30 yards or so on that play as well. The third instance of missed opportunity came in the form of a dropped 15 yard pass over the middle. The play wasn't entirely Chambers' fault, as he actually made a nice play to slide down and pick the ball off the turf. But he couldn't hang onto the ball as he hit the ground, and despite a San Diego challenge it was ruled an incomplete pass.
2007 Week 10 vs IND (3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Chris Chambers caught two passes for 17 yards, on three targets. Though a dynamic deep threat, Philip Rivers did not look deep, rendering Chambers impact on the game as minimal. He started from the onset and was reported as developing a chemistry with Rivers and his other teammates, however that never came across throughout the game.
2007 Week 11 vs JAX (8 / 4 / 93 / 0 rec)
The Chargers will be kicking themselves over wasting the efforts of Chris Chambers. He caught almost every pass he got his hands on, and would've had an even bigger game had it not been for a couple of penalties that wiped out 29 receiving yards early in the fourth quarter. Of course, one of the penalties was on Chambers himself, and it cost him ten yards. He made a fantastic leaping grab on a deep ball down the sideline early in the game. It was initially ruled incomplete, as it appeared Chambers had landed out of bounds after corralling the deflected pass on a jump ball. But replays showed his elbow had barely touched down inbounds, and he was credited with a 44 yard reception. He made another great catch late in the fourth quarter when he showed terrific hands on a crossing pattern over the middle when he was able to hold on despite taking a huge hit from the defender.
2007 Week 12 vs BAL (7 / 5 / 22 / 1 rec)
Most of Chambers' receptions went for short gains. He had a touchdown catch when Rivers found him wide open in the end zone. He tied for second place in targets with Tomlinson.
2007 Week 13 vs KC (5 / 2 / 50 / 0 rec)
Perhaps all he needed was to get out of Miami. Because since Chris Chambers has joined the Chargers, he has shown a propensity to hold onto just about every football that makes its way to his hands. He could have scored a 47 yard touchdown on the team's second possession in the game, but Philip Rivers was under pressure and barely had time to release the ball. He got it far enough downfield that Chambers was at least able to get 37 yards out of it. Later, Chambers made a tough grab alone the sideline in which he held onto the football despite taking a big hit in the process. Chambers, along with every other player not named LaDainian, had an extremely quiet and uneventful second half. The Chargers opted to run, run, run, and in the process they only threw the ball a paltry five times (with none of those passes going to a wide receiver).
2007 Week 14 vs TEN (10 / 4 / 90 / 0 rec)
Chambers started off extremely slowly, with just one reception on three targets in the first half. In fact, he was extremely quiet until the last gasp drive of the game for San Diego. He converted a huge first down with a diving reception on a fourth and five pass. The ball looked to have hit the ground, and replays showed that it probably did - but since it was ruled a catch on the field and there was no conclusive replay to show that it was incomplete, the original call stood. Chambers would go on to add another long reception on the drive, this time for 28 yards, to really put the Chargers in business. He finished with a game high 90 yards receiving, this despite having just 17 yards through the game's first 51 minutes of play.
2007 Week 15 vs DET (4 / 4 / 69 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Chambers has developed quite a nice chemistry with Philip Rivers in a very short period of time. Despite only seeing four passes thrown his way, he hauled in all four, including two of the rather spectacular variety. On his first reception down the sideline, Chambers jumped up and reached in front of the defender to make a tough grab. Later, he launched himself high in the air over the middle to make a very nice grab. He also caught a quick slant in traffic, a play on which he was able to withstand a big hit at the end and still hang onto the football. As we've mentioned for weeks, perhaps all Chambers needed was a legitimate quarterback to throw him the football all these years. His drops have become almost nonexistent, and he's making every play asked of him on the field.
2007 Week 16 vs DEN (5 / 4 / 71 / 1 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
Once again, Chambers continued his outstanding run of consistency. In standard scoring leagues, Chambers has put up between seven and twelve fantasy points in every game but one since Week 10. Despite the Chargers barely throwing the ball in the entire second half (just once in the fourth quarter), Chambers put up very solid stats on very limited targets. Chambers managed to find the end zone in this game, though it wasn't without a bit of a close call. He caught the ball over the middle, dove towards the end zone, was hit in mid-air, momentarily juggled the ball, and then maintained possession as he hit the ground and rolled into the end zone. The play went for a score, but it was literally inches from being a fumble at the goal line.
2007 Week 17 vs OAK (6 / 3 / 49 / 1 rec)
It took awhile, but Chambers finally dropped a long pass that nearly proved costly. Late in the first quarter, he allowed what would have been an easy 61 yard touchdown pass to go right through his hands for an incomplete pass. Philip Rivers fumbled on the very next play, which eventually led to a Raiders touchdown. Rather than allowing that play to be the statement on his afternoon, however, Chambers instead more than made up for the drop by out-jumping S Fabian Washington in the back corner of the end zone for a terrific leaping 18 yard touchdown from Rivers just before halftime (a score that would put the Chargers up for good).
2007 Week 18 vs TEN (11 / 6 / 121 / 0 rec)
Chambers showed just how much of an impact player he still is on multiple occasions in this game. Perhaps more importantly, with a possible serious injury to TE Antonio Gates, Chambers is clearly going to be looked to as the number one option in the team's passing game as long as the team is still alive in the playoffs and Gates is out. Chambers started by showing terrific hands on a 30 yard reception down the seam early in the second quarter, and continued with a wide open bomb for 39 yards in the fourth. Had the ball been thrown a bit further downfield, Chambers likely would have scored, but Rivers cannot really be blamed on the play since it wasn't even designed for Chambers anyway and the Chargers were much more concerned with picking up the first down on third and ten than they were with immediately scoring. Chambers had nearly scored earlier in the game on another deep ball, but S Michael Griffin tipped the ball away at the last moment.
2007 Week 19 vs IND (4 / 3 / 67 / 1 rec)
In a very short time, Chambers has proven quite adept at making the most of limited opportunities. In this game, his first passing target came late in the second quarter and his first reception didn't come until after halftime. Of course, that first reception just so happened to be a 30 yard bomb for a touchdown down the left sideline. Chambers made a nice grab on the run and held on despite taking a big hit at the end of the play, something he has shown a propensity to do quite a bit. Later, he was the target of a pass on a third and 14 pass play. Chambers showed very nice hands in snagging the ball that was thrown at his side, and picked up the first down. That play was huge, because two plays later was the touchdown pass to Darren Sproles that put San Diego up 21-17.
2007 Week 20 vs NE (0 / 7 / 90 / 0 rec)
Chambers made a number of remarkable catches, and closed out his first campaign in San Diego with yet another quality performance in the postseason. He nearly scored in the first quarter on a pass in the back of the end zone in traffic that he somehow came down with inbounds. He actually caught the ball, but his foot had stepped over the line prior to leaping up for the pass. That play came just two plays after a tough sideline grab that he had to wrestle away from the defender. Early in the third quarter, he made an amazing grab along the sideline where he fully extended himself over the line and cradled the ball in very gracefully. Of course, the news wasn't all great for Chambers. He didn't do a very good job on the two interceptions thrown by Rivers. He was in position to break the pass up, but didn't get enough of his hands on the football and allowed the pass to be picked right in front of him. But if the worst thing a receiver does is not break up an interception, it's tough to say he had a bad game.
2006 Week 1 vs PIT (14 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)
Chambers had a quiet game considering the number of targets he had. With 14 chances, he was the most targeted receiver by a wide margin. He was looked towards both deep and in the end zone, but he was unable to catch anything until the second half. Both goal line looks in the second quarter fell incomplete, with the first defended by the cornerback and the second badly overthrown. On the second incomplete pass at the goal line, Chambers broke his route off short to the outside and was wide open against Pittsburgh CB Ike Taylor but Culpepper threw the ball to the back of the end zone. It looked like a miscommunication between the QB and WR because a good pass would have been an easy TD. Chambers picked things up in the fourth quarter, catching four passes for 52 yards on seven targets, but he was also thwarted by the Steelers on an interception by safety Troy Polamalu in the last period.
2006 Week 2 vs BUF (9 / 4 / 55 / 1 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Chambers was more involved in the second half of the game, with seven of his targets coming in the second half. Chambers could have had more receptions, but Culpepper missed him on a couple of occasions, and on other times he was covered by multiple defenders. He did show very good hands when the ball was thrown near him. He was the target on Miami's two point conversion attempt that fell incomplete.
2006 Week 3 vs TEN (6 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec, 1 / 39 / 0 rush)
Chambers didn't have many opportunities in the first half, and he only had one catch for 16 yards. He did have one chance for a big play in the second quarter, but he wasn't able to come down with a very catchable deep ball. He had a big 39 yard rushing play on an end-around in the opening drive of the second half. He also had a six yard catch during that drive that appeared at first to be touchdown, but the referees ruled him down before the goal line.
2006 Week 4 vs HOU (10 / 3 / 28 / 1 rec, 1 / 14 / 0 rush)
Chambers was targeted 11 times for the game, but caught only three passes for 28 yards. He did have Miami's only offensive touchdown, a 16 yard reception from Daunte Culpepper. Chambers also had 14 yards rushing on one attempt.
2006 Week 5 vs NE (10 / 5 / 29 / 0 rec, 1 / 18 / 0 rush)
Chambers drew a lot of attention from the Patriots' defenders and was double teamed quite a bit in the game. Even though he was targeted ten times in the game and caught five balls, he only had 29 receiving yards as the New England pass defenders were determined to not let Chambers get behind them for a big play. Chambers did add a nice 18 yard rush on a reverse in the second half.
2006 Week 6 vs NYJ (7 / 5 / 60 / 1 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Chambers was covered well and like most Dolphins in Week 6, he contributed little until the fourth quarter. On his first target of the game, he juggled the ball long enough for CB Andre Dyson to snatch it from him for an interception. After adding a single six yard catch in each of the second and third periods and a one yard end around before halftime, Chambers opened up the fourth quarter with a 24 yard catch for a first down. Two targets later he was celebrating a two yard touchdown catch in the end zone to make the score 20-10 for the Jets. He also added a 22 yard catch that also moved the chains.
2006 Week 7 vs GB (9 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Chamber had a disappointing game as he only had 29 yards receiving, especially considering Joey Harrington threw for over 400 yards in the game. Cornerback Charles Woodson did a nice job on Chambers the entire game. Chambers made a nice deep catch along the sideline in the first quarter, but he could not keep his feet in bounds and the pass was ruled incomplete. Chambers had a good scoring opportunity in the third quarter as he was open on a corner route at the goal line, but Harrington overthrew him. Chambers did not catch a pass until 13 minutes left in the fourth quarter.
2006 Week 9 vs CHI (12 / 5 / 58 / 1 rec)
Chambers was Harrington's favorite target and he scored a late touchdown. He saw a whopping 14 targets thrown his way. He has the ability to make simply remarkable catches, and only needs a consistent quarterback to reach elite status.
2006 Week 10 vs KC (12 / 3 / 66 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Chambers is established as the favorite target for Harrington. With often poorly thrown passes, he only corralled three of the twelve passes thrown his way. He did come down with the flea flicker pass that set up the one yard touchdown run by Ronnie Brown.
2006 Week 11 vs MIN (12 / 6 / 44 / 0 rec)
Chambers only had 44 receiving yards on six catches in the game. He did have one big play in the third quarter when he caught a ball up the middle of the field and took it 58 yards for a touchdown, but the play was wiped out on a illegal block penalty.
2006 Week 12 vs DET (7 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Chambers was not targeted until the waning seconds of the first half and didn't catch his first pass until halfway through the third quarter. Most of his targets were uncatchable balls and he finished with only a pair of catches for 23 yards. The disappointment continues for Chamber's owners.
2006 Week 13 vs JAX (15 / 8 / 121 / 0 rec)
Chambers opened the game with a six yard reception. He finished with eight receptions for 121 yards. In the second quarter, he made a 46 yard reception, but the drive ended with a Harrington interception on a pass intended for Chambers. He was also the target on Harrington's second interception. In the fourth quarter, Chambers recovered Miami's onside kick attempt.
2006 Week 14 vs NE (8 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec)
Chambers was open at the end of the second quarter, but overthrown by Joey Harrington on what would have likely been a touchdown. Harrington would go series without looking the way of Chambers, and then target him multiple times in a row.
2006 Week 15 vs BUF (10 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)
Chambers gained 11 yards on an end around rush during the Dolphins' opening drive. Chambers was the target on Harrington's interception in the third quarter, the ball was underthrown. He was targeted deep near the end of the third quarter, but Chambers was covered well by Nate Clements and Harrington overthrew him. Chambers was targeted twice in the end zone by Cleo Lemon as the game came to an end, the first pass was overthrown, and the second Chambers dropped the ball out of bounds when he made the catch. He was targeted two additional times in the end zone as time ran out, but did not score.
2006 Week 16 vs NYJ (6 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Chambers caught the first ball thrown his way, gaining 16 yards on the play. Harrington tried to find Chambers twice more in the first half on deep throws, but both fell incomplete. Lemon only threw to Chambers twice after starting the second half, but both passes were incomplete. The first was almost intercepted and was a bad throw. Chambers ended the day with just one catch.
2006 Week 17 vs IND (7 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Chambers had a quiet game, catching three passes for 39 yards on seven targets. His numbers have definitely been hurt by the erratic quarterback play from Miami this year. Chambers also left the game twice due to minor injuries, but came back on both occasions.
2005 Week 1 vs DEN (13 / 5 / 40 / 0 rec, 1 / 61 / 0 rush)
Chambers is the prime weapon in this year's Miami Dolphin offense - especially with QB Frerotte's strength being good touch on the downfield pass. Chambers seemed a step faster than almost all other players on the field as he was often behind the Broncos' defenders during his routes. Though he caught only five of his 15 targets, there were several passes that were barely misses, including what was an absolutely beautiful effort at a touchdown pass. Chambers made the diving catch, but landed just out of bounds - had Frerotte put the pass an inch or two closer, it would have been a touchdown. Chambers was also the main target inside the 20 - sometimes on consecutive red zone passes - but Frerotte was unable to get him the ball. He had a huge 61 yard run, that would have been an 85 yard touchdown run except, in dancing down the sideline to avoid multiple defenders, Chambers' foot just barely scraped the sideline. An official was right on the play and was looking directly at Chambers' feet, so there is no question he did, in fact, step out of bounds.
2005 Week 2 vs NYJ (7 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)
While Chambers was the most heavily-targeted Miami WR, his production was only minimally better than the others. That's because Chambers never really had much room to work with, and most of his productivity came early on. He was thrown to five times in the first half, just twice in the third quarter, and in the fourth quarter with Miami trailing the entire time, Chambers saw just one pass in his direction. It was no fault of Frerotte, either, as Chambers just couldn't get open. He disappeared for long stretches of the game, and was never able to establish a rhythm or any type of timing with Frerotte.
2005 Week 3 vs CAR (12 / 6 / 93 / 1 rec)
Chambers was far and away Gus Frerotte's primary target, though he garnered no red zone looks. His second quarter touchdown was an incredible one-handed grab that was originally ruled down at the one yard line, but upon review was ruled correctly as a touchdown.
2005 Week 5 vs BUF (9 / 4 / 60 / 0 rec)
Chambers was Frerotte's favorite target. He caught four passes for 60 yards but could have had a big game. He juggled one pass that would have been a reception of around 40 yards, and was clear for a possible touchdown but Frerotte was unable to find him with the pass. Chambers had a 30 yard reception but was tackled at the nine yard line and he was targeted on two of Frerotte's interceptions.
2005 Week 6 vs TB (5 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec, 3 / 25 / 0 rush)
Chambers had 50 yards receiving on three catches, but did have a 34 yard touchdown called back. He also led the Dolphins in rushing, with 25 yards on three carries. He did fumble, but was able to recover the lost ball.
2005 Week 7 vs KC (11 / 2 / 88 / 1 rec)
Chambers was targeted a lot. However most of the passes were not really close to him. He was not on the same page as Frerotte. His only impressive reception was late in the fourth quarter on a long pass for a touchdown from Sage Rosenfels. He did still produce good stats for a fantasy team.
2005 Week 8 vs NO (5 / 4 / 25 / 1 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Chambers did not make his first catch until inside the two minute warning in the first half. He caught the only touchdown pass of the day at the start of the fourth quarter, going in from 12 yards. He was a step clear of Mike McKenzie and could have had another touchdown, but Frerotte overthrew him. Chambers was not used very much in the game and ended the day with four receptions from his five targets. Chambers was used on a reverse before he made his first catch, but he was only able to gain one yard on the play.
2005 Week 9 vs ATL (6 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec, 2 / -13 / 0 rush)
The Dolphins tried to get Chambers involved in their offense early with some plays specifically designed for him, but didn't have any success with them. Chambers lost 12 yards on a double reverse when the backside defensive end did a nice job of getting up field to destroy the play. They also tried to run a quick hitter to Chambers in the flat, but there was a penalty on the play. Chambers got the Miami offense going early in the second quarter with two catches for 33 yards that led to the Ricky Williams touchdown. Chambers caught one short seven yard pass late, and was the intended target on Miami's final play when QB Gus Frerotte was intercepted.
2005 Week 10 vs NE (14 / 6 / 69 / 2 rec)
Chambers had the opportunity to be the hero of this game by pulling in his third touchdown of the game on fourth and goal in the closing minute of the game, but instead, dropped his third pass of the game. It wasn't an easy catch, but this was a ball Chambers should have, and usually would catch, but was unable to come up with in this situation. He had a very good day going prior to that, highlighted by his second touchdown on the afternoon when he slipped behind the defender on a botched snap that Frerotte had picked back up and improvised well upon.
2005 Week 11 vs CLE (9 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)
Chambers clearly is Gus Frerotte's favorite target, however, due to the Dolphins ineffective passing, Chambers had very few catchable balls in this game. Chambers did a better job hauling in those balls thrown to him than he had versus New England the previous week, but finished with just twelve yards on the afternoon.
2005 Week 12 vs OAK (12 / 6 / 101 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Chambers was Frerotte's favorite target on the day finishing with six catches for 101 yards. He could have had a much better game except he had a couple of costly drops on the game. He contributed five yards on a reverse as well.
2005 Week 13 vs BUF (26 / 15 / 238 / 1 rec)
Chambers started the game badly, fumbling away possession after making a 22 yard reception on the Dolphins' opening drive. He had catches of 14 yards and 19 yards for first downs, and went into half time with five receptions for 67 yards. He dropped a low pass in the second half and then almost caught a 50 yard pass but was ruled to have pushed off from the defender. He had a great leaping catch for 14 yards that was overturned on a penalty. Chambers was incredible in the second half, especially when Rosenfels entered the game. He had numerous gains of over ten yards for first downs, and had a long gain of 57 yards. He was targeted in the end zone but the pass was broken up by Nate Clements. With six seconds remaining, Chambers pulled in the winning touchdown catch in the end zone. He ended the day with 15 receptions for 238 yards and a touchdown on 26 targets. He might have gone over 300 yards had the other two catches not been ruled out.
2005 Week 14 vs SD (10 / 8 / 121 / 2 rec)
After what he has done the last couple of weeks, Chambers appears to be finally putting his inconsistencies behind him. He followed up his career game of a week ago with another fantastic performance this week. He wasn't targeted quite as much as last week, but he once again did the most with the chances he got. Chambers showed an ability to get open all over the field, on just about any route, with just about anyone covering him. Or, as was the case today, not covering him. He had a wide open 34 yard reception, a wide open 35 yard touchdown, a wide open eight yard touchdown, and several other plays of significance where there didn't seem to be a defender in the same area code. He showed nice hands in particular on the second touchdown reception (35 yarder) in going up to snag the ball out of the air. Chambers only dropped one ball, on a third and long pass play early in the contest. He more than made up for that blemish with the damage he did the rest of the way.
2005 Week 15 vs NYJ (8 / 4 / 34 / 1 rec)
Chambers continued his touchdown tear with a touchdown on his first catch of the game to give the Dolphins a seven point lead. He was targeted nine times, but actually ended the game with four catches for 34 yards.
2005 Week 16 vs TEN (12 / 5 / 51 / 2 rec, 3 / 5 / 0 rush)
Chambers seems to be solidifying himself as a top notch receiver in the NFL over the past few weeks and today was no exception as he was targeted 12 times ending the day with five receptions for 51 yards and two touchdowns. Both touchdowns involved him making beautiful catches and dragging both feet in to make sure the Dolphins got the score. Both of his touchdowns came in the second quarter to give Miami a comfortable lead and he didn't have a problem with dropped balls like he has in the past.
2005 Week 17 vs NE (7 / 5 / 75 / 0 rec)
For the first game since November, Chambers did not score a touchdown, though he did make five completions for 75 yards. Chambers made an 11 yard reception during the first quarter. He made his second reception of 20 yards during the opening drive of the second half. Chambers was well covered on a deep passing attempt in the fourth quarter. He made a 20 yard reception in the fourth quarter.