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Ladarius Green | Tight End

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 240
College: Louisiana-Lafayette
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The Union-Tribune San Diego's Kevin Acee expects Ladarius Green to "at least double" his 2013 receiving line of 17-367-3.
We might consider it a disappointment if Green only doubled last year's stats. Acee confirms "there are plays Green makes ... no one else on the roster can make." Ideally, Green would emerge as the Chargers' No. 2 passing-game option, behind Keenan Allen, and become a jump-ball dominator in the red zone. Jun 22 - 5:02 PM

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Ladarius Green is working as the Chargers' No. 1 tight end during minicamp while Antonio Gates attends to a "very personal" matter."

Gates is in no danger of being phased out of the offense, but it's an opportunity for Green to build chemistry with Philip Rivers, and impress a coaching staff that's yet to commit to Green as a featured passing-game component. Green reportedly "punctuated" a two-minute drill in Tuesday's practice with a 15-yard TD catch. 24-year-old Green offers a high level of 2014 breakout appeal.
Jun 19 - 9:48 PM

The Union-Tribune San Diego's Michael Gehlken pinpoints third-year TE Ladarius Green as a 2014 breakout candidate.

Asked to name a Chargers breakout player in a chat, Gehlken replied, "Ladarius Green is the first name on offense who comes to mind." Fantasy leaguers are well aware of Green's athletic upside; he now needs San Diego's coaching staff to make a weekly commitment to feeding him. Ideally, 24-year-old Green would become Philip Rivers' No. 2 passing-game option behind Keenan Allen.
Jun 6 - 12:38 AM

Ladarius Green's offseason trainer said his client's biggest strides came in movement going in and out of breaks.

Although Green's snap count rose sharply toward the end of last season and into the playoffs, he was often used as an in-line blocking complement to Antonio Gates. Improvement as a route-runner will convince the coaching staff that they need to unleash this freak in the passing game. At 6'6/240 with 4.5 speed, they realize the sky is limit as the 24-year-old continues to develop. Green's usage at camp will help tell us if he's going to be a boom or bust pick in fantasy drafts.
Jun 2 - 12:42 PM

Chargers GM Tom Telesco expressed a desire to infuse speed into the offense in 2014.

The Bolts need to get Ladarius Green onto the field more. The freakishly athletic tight end ran a 4.53 forty at the 2012 Combine and played just 450 offensive snaps this past season. According to Pro Football Focus, Green was asked to block on 59.5 percent of those snaps. Antonio Gates may not be going anywhere this offseason, but the Chargers need to use more two-tight end sets like they did down the stretch. Green has some serious breakout appeal for 2014.
Jan 16 - 10:19 AM

Ladarius Green caught two passes for seven yards in the Chargers' Week 19 playoff loss to the Broncos.

Green secured a first-drive catch for five yards over the middle after lining up as a detached H-back. He caught a two-yard checkdown later in the first half. Green's lowlight was a brutal third-quarter drop on a crosser that could've gone for about 20 yards. Green's 2013 season was still hugely positive, as he showed legit run-blocking chops and basketball player-type receiving ability. Green turns 24 in May and is oozing Dynasty value. On the off chance San Diego severs ties with Antonio Gates (34, $5 million salary), Green could be a mammoth 2014 breakout candidate.
Jan 12 - 8:11 PM

Ladarius Green caught three balls for 34 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Wild Card round win over Cincinnati.

Green's first reception went for 22 on a deep crossing route on San Diego's second drive. Green picked up another critical first down in the third quarter, getting open over the middle for a gain of eight. Putting San Diego up 14-10 later in the third, Green out-leaped Bengals DB Chris Crocker for a four-yard touchdown on a fade from Philip Rivers. Freakishly athletic Green will continue to be an X-factor in the Divisional Round. Dynasty owners should be licking their chops.
Jan 5 - 4:52 PM

Ladarius Green caught a 22-yard touchdown in the Chargers' Week 17 overtime win over Kansas City.

A basketball player-type of tight end, Green's production was inconsistent and often game-plan specific in Mike McCoy's first season as coach, but he's coming. Green displayed genuinely freakish athleticism when called upon, finishing the regular season with a 17-376-3 line playing behind Antonio Gates. Green already has borderline TE1 value in Dynasty leagues. He'll be a high-ceiling TE2 pick in re-draft settings next fall.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:40:00 PM

Ladarius Green has seen a total of two targets across the last three weeks.

During this three-game stretch, Green has played on a healthy 110-of-223 (49.3 percent) snaps. But the Chargers are strangely asking the athletic freak to be a blocker, not a route-runner. Right now, coach Mike McCoy prefers to use Eddie Royal and Vincent Brown as the pass-catchers behind Keenan Allen and Antonio Gates. Eventually, he'll have to give in and put Green's sizable skill-set on display.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 10:09:00 AM

Ladarius Green wasn't targeted in the Chargers' Week 15 win over the Broncos.

Green was on the field for a decent amount of snaps, but was largely called on to block as the Bolts went with a run-heavy game-plan. Green's upside is through the roof, but he's not getting a chance to showcase it with Eddie Royal (toe) back in the fold. Green is an elite hold in Dynasty leagues, but will be off the radar for the final week of the fantasy playoffs.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 12:41:00 AM

Ladarius Green ran just five pass routes in Sunday's win over the Giants.

A week after playing on 91 percent of the snaps, Green played on just 42 percent of the snaps. Blame the return of Eddie Royal (40 snaps) and the Chargers' big lead. Green was used as a blocker, catching no passes on just one target -- strange usage for such a talented and athletic player. Green is a good bet to be more involved in the gameplan in Thursday's potential shootout with the Broncos, but fantasy owners can't comfortably use a player with a suddenly inconsistent role.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 12:01:00 PM

Ladarius Green was held without a catch on one target in San Diego's Week 14 win over the Giants.

Although Green started and was still involved in San Diego's offense, his snaps were scaled back as Eddie Royal returned from chest and toe injuries, and the Chargers used more three-receiver looks instead of two-tight end packages. Green is clearly still in a development phase, and the Bolts' coaching staff doesn't fancy him a true every-down, featured player yet. He'll be a TE2 when the Chargers face the Broncos in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 08:17:00 PM

Ladarius Green played on 61-of-67 snaps (91.0 percent) in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

In-line option Antonio Gates played on 62 snaps, creating a two-tight end base formation. "That's a package we're building," Gates said. "It'll be good for us to help us win football games." Green is the 6'6/238 athletic freak with 4.4 wheels that is now averaging an absurd 22.1 yards per catch on the season and has two touchdowns on 11 targets in his last two games. The Chargers coaches have clearly identified him as a player that needs to be featured in the passing game and will be rewarded for it. Green will be a borderline TE1 against the Giants even if Eddie Royal (chest, toe) returns.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 08:18:00 AM

Ladarius Green caught two passes for 45 yards and a touchdown in San Diego's Week 13 loss to the Bengals.

Although the catches and yards were down from Green's impressive Weeks 11-12, he actually drew a season-high six targets. His score came on play action in the second quarter, where he went untouched 30 yards to the house, looking like a wide receiver in the process. The Bolts are wisely putting Green's play-making skills to more use of late, but his role still isn't big enough that he can be trusted for the fantasy playoffs. Green will be a candidate to take a major step forward in 2014.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 08:15:00 PM

Ladarius Green caught three passes for 80 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's wild 41-38 Week 12 win at Kansas City.

Green is a complete freak that has spent much of the season buried behind Antonio Gates. But the Chargers are finally starting to unchain his 4.4 wheels at 6'6/238 in a variety of ways, leading to big-time production. His final numbers in this one should have been even bigger as he had a 35-yard catch called back by an incorrect ineligible receiver penalty. Over the last two weeks, Green has totaled seven catches for 161 yards with a touchdown and is now averaging an absurd 22.0 yards per reception on the season. He'll be a boom-or-bust fantasy option going forward, but only because of his limited snaps. If/when Gates is out of the picture, Green will be the next big thing at fantasy tight end.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 04:51:00 PM

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