Player News - Chargers

Date: Team: Pos:

Chargers waived/injured WR Torrence Allen, CB Chris Davis, S Gordon Hill and OG Melvin Meggs.

All four players should pass through waivers unclaimed, and revert to injured reserve.
Sep 1 - 3:53 PM

Philip Rivers confirmed the Chargers will use a running back by committee.

"As Coach has always said — I’m not saying anything out of the blue — it’s a running back by committee crew," Rivers said. "It’s going to be a team effort in that bunch. We’re going to need all of them to carry the load in the run game and to catch the ball out of the backfield." Melvin Gordon is still the favorite for early-down work, but he has struggled this preseason and will cede passing-down snaps to Danny Woodhead. Gordon is shaping up as a low-end RB2.
Aug 31 - 12:36 PM

ESPN Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams expects TE John Phillips to get more looks in the passing game with Antonio Gates suspended.

Williams said Phillips could be a threat "particularly near the red zone." A guy with 35 career receptions in six seasons is not going to become a fantasy asset, but this news could suggest the Chargers are not completely sold on Ladarius Green solely taking over Gates' role. Green has been quiet this preseason.
Source: ESPN
Aug 31 - 9:49 AM

The Chargers defense kept the Seattle Seahawks offense out of the endzone on Saturday in a 16-15 loss.

The 16 points from Seattle came courtesy of three Steven Hauschka field goals and a Tyler Lockett punt return. The San Diego defense was formidable in yardage statistics in 2014 but struggled to record enough sacks and turnovers to be a weekly fantasy option. The Chargers are currently outside of the top-20 drafted fantasy D/ST units and begin the regular season with a tough Week 1 test against the Detroit Lions.
Aug 30 - 2:11 AM

Ladarius Green nabbed one catch for 18 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Seahawks.

Green hasn't had quite the preseason fantasy owners were hoping for. In three games, he's hauled in just two passes for 27 yards. The 25-year-old will get a chance to start with Antonio Gates sidelined for the first four weeks but is nothing more than a late-round flyer.
Aug 30 - 12:20 AM

Branden Oliver rushed five times for 14 yards and scored the Chargers’ only touchdown in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Seahawks.

Oliver broke a number of tackles on his way to a highlight reel touchdown in the third quarter. It was his only catch of the night. Melvin Gordon out-touched Oliver 18 to six and seems to be locked in as the Bolts’ early-down back. Oliver did an admirable job filling in for Ryan Mathews last year and should still get a few carries per game.
Aug 30 - 12:10 AM

Keenan Allen caught two passes for 28 yards in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Seahawks.

That gives him five receptions for 65 yards this preseason. Allen fell victim to the dreaded sophomore slump last season, logging just 783 yards and four touchdowns. Philip Rivers recently said Allen is having his best camp, which should give fantasy owners reason for optimism as the 23-year-old enters his third campaign with the Chargers.
Aug 30 - 12:09 AM

Philip Rivers finished 13-of-19 for 140 yards in Saturday’s preseason game against the Seahawks.

He left the game in the second quarter as a precaution after banging his hand. X-rays came back negative. Rivers said he would have played through it if it were the regular season. He showed strong chemistry with Keenan Allen and newcomer Stevie Johnson. Rivers will finish the preseason with a 93.5 passer rating.
Aug 29 - 11:47 PM

Stevie Johnson notched four catches for 63 yards in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Seahawks.

Johnson used a wicked stiff arm to gain 34 yards on his first catch and seemed to be Philip Rivers’ preferred target on third downs. He’s a much better fit in San Diego than he ever was with the Niners. Johnson will be an asset in PPR leagues, particularly while Antonio Gates serves his four-game suspension.
Aug 29 - 11:45 PM

Melvin Gordon posted just 34 yards on 16 carries in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Seahawks.

He also caught two passes for seven yards. Gordon hasn’t found much separation this preseason (22 rushes for 45 yards), but it’s better to go through growing pains now than in September and October. Despite his lackluster preseason, Gordon should open the year getting most of San Diego’s early-down work with Danny Woodhead spelling him on passing downs.
Aug 29 - 11:40 PM

Chargers RBs coach Ollie Wilson said Melvin Gordon's pass-protection concerns are overblown.

"When he matches up, he’ll put his head in and strike somebody," Wilson said. "He’s a big-bodied guy, and he’s long, so he keeps people off of him. I don’t see what people say, that he won’t pass protect. I’ve had no problem with it." Gordon didn't pass protect much in college, and has reportedly been hit-and-miss in that area this summer. But the Chargers don't seem concerned. Gordon will be an early-down workhorse for the Bolts, but Danny Woodhead and Branden Oliver will more than likely handle all of the pass-game work.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 28 - 11:56 AM

Chargers reserve OG Johnnie Troutman (broken arm) is targeting a Week 3 return.

Troutman had a plate and screws inserted into his arm after his August 14 injury. Troutman is the Bolts' first guard off the bench.
Aug 27 - 4:01 PM

Melvin Gordon (ankle) is expected to get "ample" carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Seahawks.

Gordon missed last week's game with an ankle issue after taking the rock six times for 11 yards in San Diego's exhibition opener. Gordon is locked in as the Bolts' early-down banger, and is an RB2 in fantasy leagues.
Aug 25 - 3:02 PM

D.J. Fluker is still adjusting to playing right guard.

Fluker started 31 games at right tackle the last two years, but the 6-foot-5 mauler always profiled better at guard. When he figures out the position, Fluker and new RT Joseph Barksdale should give the Chargers a very solid right side.
Aug 25 - 10:18 AM

Ladarius Green caught a nine-yard pass in Saturday's preseason game.

Cast wise, the Chargers mailed it in on offense tonight, but Green now has only one catch through two preseason games. Green is locked in as San Diego's Weeks 1-4 starter in the absence of Antonio Gates (suspension), but has created very little buzz this summer.
Aug 23 - 12:51 AM


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