TE Virgil Green - Los Angeles Chargers
|6-3, 249||Born: 8-3-1988||College: Nevada||Drafted: Round 7, pick 2011|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Virgil Green's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 17 vs DEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Green was not a factor in the passing game, dropping a wide open crossing route on the team's opening drive but then wasn't heard from again.
2018 Week 16 vs BAL (2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Green caught just two passes for short gains. His second catch, coming early in the second quarter, was the first first down of the game for the Chargers. He was otherwise not featured in the offense, which is pretty standard for him.
2018 Week 15 vs KC (3 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Even with the offense missing Keenan Allen for much of the game, Green wasn't an important part of the passing game. Instead, it was Antonio Gates who picked up the passing game slack from the tight end spot.
2018 Week 11 vs DEN (4 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Green had a big gain early on, going for 26 over the middle as the Broncos lost track of him in the secondary. But he had a costly drop on a crossing route over the middle in the second half that likely would have gone for a first down, and he took a back seat in the passing game to Antonio Gates (who had his best game of the season).
2018 Week 10 vs OAK (3 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
The announcers mentioned at one point during the game that Green reportedly said he likes to block more than he likes to catch the ball. That works out well for him, since he's been a key figure in the revamped rushing attack this season but still isn't a big factor in the passing game. He caught two balls today, both times as the last resort option for Rivers to drop the ball off to. And he didn't get any looks when the team was in the red zone.
2018 Week 9 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Green's primary role is that of a blocker. That said, his two receptions were as many as anyone not named Keenan Allen had. His first catch was just a short grab over the middle, but the second one was a wide open catch that he turned upfield for 22 yards in the second half. He had a chance for a third reception with the ball in his hands and a defender handfighting him for it. It looked like Green would bring it in, but eventually the defender won out and ripped the ball away.
2018 Week 6 vs CLE (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Green wasn't a component of the passing game whatsoever, but he was singled out multiple times by the announcers for his tremendous contributions to the run game blocking.
2018 Week 5 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 13 / 1 rec)
Green isn't a huge part of the passing game, but he did score the touchdown that essentially put this game away. The play action fake cleared out the entire left side, and Rivers flipped a pass over a couple of defenders to Green for the designed screen. Green then did a nice job of following his blockers in for the score. He nearly didn't make it to the end of the game, when he caught a short reception in the flat early on and took a massive hit to the head on the play. The catch was negated by a holding penalty anyway.
2018 Week 3 vs LAR (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Green had just one short catch in the game early in the third quarter. Not only was his role almost non-existent, but Antonio Gates was involved to the tune of three catches for 45 yards including an end zone look. Green is not a reliable target in this offense.
2018 Week 2 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 55 / 0 rec)
Even with Antonio Gates in the fold, it was Green who has been the primary pass-catching tight end for the Chargers through two games. He was hit perfectly in stride for an early 25-yard reception. They teamed up to beat the blitz, and Green broke a tackle about ten yards into the catch before rumbling upfield for 15 more after the catch. He made another wide open grab later in the first half, fighting his way downfield and pushing past would-be tacklers on his way to another nice gain. In the second half, he added another nice grab where he withstood a big hit from the defender before eventually fumbling the ball. Fortunately for Green, his elbow was touching the sideline while he fumbled, so it was ruled a dead ball at that spot, otherwise it would have gone for a turnover. Green was involved in another near-turnover earlier in the second half. Rivers had a pass tipped at the line and shoot straight up in the air. With several defenders around it, Green boxed them out and got his hands on it. He wasn't able to hold on and complete the reception, but he at least prevented anyone else from picking it off.
2018 Week 1 vs KC (2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Green caught a sharp bullet pass over the middle for a first down early on, but once Antonio Gates came in the game Green's involvement was minimal. He caught just one more ass all game (Gates himself caught just two for the game), but it doesn't appear as if Green will have a very prominent role going forward.
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