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Player News - Chargers

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Chargers ILB Manti Te'o fractured his foot in Week 3 against the Bills, and is expected to miss multiple weeks.

Te'o isn't expected to be placed on injured reserve. Foot injuries have been a problem for Te'o. He suffered a stress fracture in his right foot in the preseason last year, missed three regular-season games, and had surgery this past offseason. The new injury is to the same foot. Te'o is purely a run stopper, and leads the Chargers with 19 tackles. Kavell Conner will take his spot on defense.
Sep 22 - 10:28 PM

Danny Woodhead needs surgery on his fractured fibula and ankle and will be lost for the rest of the season.

With Ryan Mathews (knee) out 3-4 more weeks, the Bolts will keep Donald Brown in a workhorse role. They could turn to UDFA Branden Oliver as Woodhead's passing-back replacement, and perhaps promote Marion Grice from the practice squad. Woodhead's loss is a blow to San Diego's passing game, but Oliver showed some Sprolesian flashes in the preseason. Woodhead will turn 30 next January. The Chargers signed him to a new three-year deal late this summer.
Sep 22 - 4:45 PM

Ladarius Green played on 23-of-69 snaps (33.3 percent) in Sunday's win at Buffalo.

Green did set season-highs with four catches and 64 yards on six targets. He also encouragingly saw two red-zone targets. However, his snap count was essentially the same as it was in the first two weeks while Antonio Gates was up at 65.2 percent of the snaps again. Green will be a boom or bust fantasy play in Week 4 against a Jaguars team that is as bad as the Cardinals at defending the tight end. His lack of snaps and consistent role in the pass game keeps his weekly floor incredibly low.
Sep 22 - 11:53 AM

A source tells FOX Sports that Danny Woodhead will likely need season-ending surgery on his ankle.

Woodhead reportedly suffered a severe high ankle sprain with a fractured fibula during Sunday's Week 3 win at Buffalo. It's an underrated and major loss for the Chargers, especially with Ryan Mathews (knee) expected out another 3-4 weeks. Look for more heavy volume for Donald Brown, with Branden Oliver mixing in as well.
Sep 21 - 6:18 PM

Eddie Royal caught four passes for 42 yards and two touchdowns against the Bills.

The Chargers' slot man caught a screen for the first score of the game, and brought in a quick slant for a score in the third quarter. Despite the big day, Royal has zero fantasy value outside deep PPR formats. The Chargers get the Jaguars next week.
Sep 21 - 4:50 PM

Malcom Floyd caught two passes for 98 yards against the Bills.

Both catches went for 49 yards. Floyd is the Chargers deep threat, but is too inconsistent to trust in fantasy. Floyd will be a what-the-heck flier against the Jaguars next week.
Sep 21 - 4:48 PM

Ladarius Green caught 4-of-6 targets for 64 yards against the Bills.

Green saw two red-zone targets, and drew a pass interference penalty in the end zone. Green appeared to play more snaps in the second half than Antonio Gates, and played a big role in two of the Chargers' four scoring drives. Gates is likely still the No. 1 tight end in San Diego, but it will be hard to keep a talent like Green on the bench all season.
Sep 21 - 4:45 PM

Antonio Gates caught one pass for eight yards against the Bills Week 3.

It was Gates' only target of the day after he exploded for 96 yards and three touchdowns against the Seahawks last week. Gates appeared to lose snaps to Ladarius Green in the second half, who had four catches for 64 yards on the day. Despite the disappointing performance, Gates is likely still the No. 1 tight end in San Diego.
Sep 21 - 4:39 PM

Chargers coach Mike McCoy said Danny Woodhead (ankle) would undergo further testing on Sunday night.

Woodhead was carted off the field after his first carry of the Chargers' Week 3 game. His ankle was caught up under a tackler's arm on the play, and he was quickly ruled out for the day. The Chargers have not given an official diagnosis, but the injury looked to be severe.
Sep 21 - 4:32 PM

Keenan Allen caught two passes for 17 yards against the Bills Week 3.

Allen was questionable for the game with a groin injury, but the injury did not factor into the disappointing stat line. Allen looked healthy, but was unable to get many looks in the Chargers' run-heavy game plan. Allen only has 111 yards on 12 catches this season.
Sep 21 - 4:27 PM

Branden Oliver only saw three carries against the Bills Week 3.

The rookie's workload seemed destined to increase after Danny Woodhead exited the game with an ankle injury, but Donald Brown dominated the running back touches for the Chargers. Oliver should have a role as long as Ryan Mathews (knee) and Woodhead are out, but he is unlikely to come into any fantasy value.
Sep 21 - 4:23 PM

Donald Brown rushed 31 times for 62 yards and caught five passes for 27 yards against the Bills Week 3.

The rushing performance was not as bad as the 2.0 YPC would indicate, as eight of the carries came in the fourth quarter with the Chargers in clock-killing mode. More important than the performance, Brown was the unquestioned lead-back after Danny Woodhead (ankle) exited the game. Woodhead's injury looked to be serious, and Ryan Mathews (knee) is not due back for at least another three weeks. The Chargers will likely bring in some help, but Brown should get a heavy workload against the Jaguars next week.
Sep 21 - 4:20 PM

Philip Rivers completed 18-of-25 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns against the Bills.

The Bills were able to get some pressure, but Rivers looked comfortable all day, leading four scoring drives of 60 yards or more. Rivers now sports a six to one touchdown-to-interception ratio this season, and will flirt with QB1 value at home against the Jaguars next week.
Sep 21 - 4:13 PM

Danny Woodhead was carted off the field after suffering an ankle injury against the Bills.

Woodhead's ankle bent awkwardly underneath him as he was tackled on his first carry of the game. He is out for the rest of the game. Donald Brown and rookie Branden Oliver will see extensive work with Woodhead sidelined.
Sep 21 - 1:14 PM

RB Danny Woodhead has been listed as the starting running back for the Chargers against the Bills Week 3.

Donald Brown is expected to take over most of Ryan Mathews' (knee) early-down work, but Woodhead should have a big role as well. Brown is the still the superior fantasy play, but both players are startable in every format.
Sep 21 - 12:07 PM


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