|Offense||14th||94.4 (26th)||262.4 (7th)|
|Defense||16th||97.9 (10th)||249.2 (20th)|
|37||Addae, Jahleel||SS||5-10||195||1/24/1990||5||Central Michigan|
|97||Attaochu, Jeremiah||OLB||6-3||252||1/17/1993||4||Georgia Tech|
|72||Barksdale, Joe||T||6-5||326||1/4/1988||7||Louisiana State|
|12||Benjamin, Travis||WR||5-10||175||12/29/1989||6||Miami (Fla.)|
|Bercovici, Mike||QB||6-0||204||2/9/1993||R||Arizona State|
|99||Bosa, Joey||DE||6-5||280||7/11/1995||2||Ohio State|
|Boston, Tre||DB||6-1||205||6/25/1992||4||North Carolina|
|Boyko, Brett||T||6-6||301||8/4/1992||1||Nevada-Las Vegas|
|Brown, Da'Ron||WR||6-0||199||9/21/1991||1||Northern Illinois|
|Burse, Isaiah||WR||5-10||187||12/8/1991||3||Fresno State|
|Carrethers, Ryan||NT||6-1||333||2/26/1991||4||Arkansas State|
|63||Clark, Donavon||G||6-4||315||11/12/1992||2||Michigan State|
|Cleveland, Asante||TE||6-5||260||3/21/1992||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|Davis, Michael||CB||6-2||196||//||R||Brigham Young|
|DeBoer, Dillon||C||6-5||245||7/26/1994||R||Florida Atlantic|
|77||Dunlap, King (FA)||T||6-9||330||9/14/1985||10||Auburn|
|48||Dzubnar, Nick||LB||6-1||240||8/15/1991||3||Cal Poly-S.L.O.|
|Ekeler, Austin||RB||5-9||190||//||R||Western State (Colo.)|
|51||Emanuel, Kyle||OLB||6-3||250||8/16/1991||3||North Dakota State|
|Eulls, Kaleb||DT||6-4||309||6/28/1991||2||Mississippi State|
|Evans, Randall||CB||6-0||195||12/26/1991||1||Kansas State|
|24||Flowers, Brandon (FA)||CB||5-9||187||2/18/1986||10||Virginia Tech|
|74||Franklin, Orlando (FA)||G||6-6||315||12/16/1987||7||Miami (Fla.)|
|85||Gates, Antonio||TE||6-4||255||6/18/1980||15||Kent State|
|Harris, Nigel||LB||6-0||190||//||R||South Florida|
|36||Hillman, Ronnie (FA)||RB||5-10||195||9/14/1991||6||San Diego State|
|54||Ingram, Melvin||OLB||6-2||247||4/26/1989||6||South Carolina|
|Jenkins, Rayshawn||SAF||6-1||220||11/25/1994||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|Jenkins, Eli||QB||6-2||205||8/7/1994||R||Jacksonville State|
|11||Johnson, Steve (FA)||WR||6-2||207||7/22/1986||10||Kentucky|
|8||Kaser, Drew||P||6-2||206||2/11/1993||2||Texas A&M|
|Koo, Younghoe||K||5-9||194||8/3/1994||R||Georgia Southern|
|2||Lambo, Josh||K||6-0||215||11/19/1990||3||Texas A&M|
|Lamp, Forrest||G||6-4||300||2/21/1994||R||Western Kentucky|
|46||Landrum, Chris||LB||6-2||245||9/14/1992||2||Jacksonville State|
|Lee, Mike||CB||6-1||185||6/26/1991||1||Fort Valley State|
|98||Lissemore, Sean (FA)||NT||6-3||303||9/11/1987||8||William & Mary|
|20||Lowery, Dwight||FS||5-11||212||1/23/1986||10||San Jose State|
|29||Mager, Craig||CB||5-11||200||6/11/1992||3||Texas State|
|33||McCluster, Dexter (FA)||WR||5-8||170||8/25/1988||8||Mississippi|
|84||McGrath, Sean||TE||6-5||259||12/3/1987||3||Henderson State|
|Moore, Charmeachealle||LB||6-0||216||1/30/1993||R||Kansas State|
|Okung, Russell||T||6-5||310||10/7/1987||8||Oklahoma State|
|Onwualu, James||LB||6-1||232||//||R||Notre Dame|
|53||Perry, Joshua||ILB||6-4||253||4/26/1994||2||Ohio State|
|52||Perryman, Denzel||ILB||5-11||240||12/5/1992||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|17||Rivers, Philip||QB||6-5||228||12/8/1981||14||North Carolina State|
|Rochell, Isaac||DT||6-4||282||4/22/1995||R||Notre Dame|
|22||Verrett, Jason||CB||5-10||188||6/18/1991||4||Texas Christian|
|Watson, Brad||CB||6-0||200||8/20/1995||R||Wake Forest|
|79||Wiggins, Kenny||G||6-6||314||8/8/1988||4||Fresno State|
|Williams, Andre||RB||6-0||220||8/28/1992||3||Boston College|
|16||Williams, Tyrell||WR||6-4||205||2/12/1992||3||Western Oregon|
|42||Williams, Trevor||CB||5-11||191||9/15/1993||2||Penn State|
|59||Hekking, Brock (IR)||LB||6-3||250||10/6/1991||2||Nevada|
|70||Johnstone, Tyler (IR)||T||6-5||301||9/29/1992||R||Oregon|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Head coach Anthony Lynn seems to be happy with Gordon's recovery progression stemming from a Week 14 dual hip and knee strains, although he admits the team is taking it slowly with its former first-round pick. "Right now he's kind of doing more things straight ahead, and as we continue on he'll do more lateral movements. But right now he's doing good." One of last year's breakout running backs, Gordon figures to be a major part of the Chargers offense once he returns to full health, especially with former receiving threat Danny Woodhead now in Baltimore. While there's a chance Gordon could see his carries reduced given Lynn's hope to involve multiple running backs in the game plan, the Wisconsin alum should nevertheless be an attractive fantasy option come the start of the new year.
The Chargers' season is over and Stuckey will have plenty of time to return to full health in time for the start of the 2017 campaign.
Perryman has yet to play a full season since the Chargers drafted the linebacker in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft. While the 23-year-old has taken on more of a leadership role within the defense, injuries have dampened what was a generously optimistic IDP value heading into the year. While Perryman is expected to start at one of the two inside linebacker spots next season, his injury history will likely give IDP owners pause before drafting him next year.
Lowery's tackle numbers took a major dip after one-year stints with both the Falcons and Colts, but the veteran safety was a reliable presence for the Chargers in a season filled with injuries and turmoil. Still two years left on his deal, Lowery is expected to return to the starting lineup next season, but likely should only be considered an IDP option in the deepest of leagues.
A 2014 fourth-round selection, Williams was released by the Giants prior to Week 1 of last season. He then caught on in San Diego, where he was either a healthy scratch or a practice squad member until Week 17, when injuries higher up the depth chart gave him the opportunity to take 18 carries for 87 yards. Williams likely will have to compete for a roster spot in training camp.
The special teams stud went down in Week 4 with a knee injury, but the specifics of which are unclear. DT Damion Square was activated to take his place on the Chargers' active roster.
Franklin inked a five-year, $36.5 million deal with the Chargers back in 2015, but after seeing the team invest draft picks in younger, less expensive options, the 29-year-old has now been cut loose. Considering Franklin has started all 89 of his career appearances, the veteran is destined to land elsewhere ahead of training camp.
Williams cautions that Benjamin seems to have a precipitous hold on the No. 3 WR job, as the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Mike Williams, could push him for the starting spot. However, the two wideouts play vastly different positions within the offensive scheme, meaning should Benjamin lose his starting spot he still figures to play a smaller role as a stretch-the-field speedster on the outside, or even in the slot. Given the draft capital invested in Williams, it seems likely the Clemson product will see the field sooner rather than later mitigating Benjamin's fantasy value, but don't rule out the 27-year-old in best-ball formats, where his speed and big-play ability could help him score highly on random weeks.
Gates and Henry combined for 15 touchdowns last season, with the former getting more volume and the latter producing much more efficiently on a per-target basis. The team did make use of two-TE formations at times, but Gates and Henry still cut into each other's snap counts, with both finishing the year at fewer than 600 snaps. While the 22-year-old Henry will rightfully enter 2017 as the preferred commodity, Gates could still retain a significant role in the San Diego passing game, particularly near the goal line.
Burse was on and off the Chargers' practice squad last season, and when he did see game action, it was usually on special teams as the team's primary return man. Look for him to carry on in a similar role in 2017.
Tyrell Williams entered 2016 as the Chargers' No. 3/4 wideout but finished the season as the team's go-to target, outlasting Allen (torn ACL) and outplaying Benjamin. With all three wideouts expected to be healthy by Week 1, it came as a major surprise when the Chargers selected Mike Williams instead of a defensive player in the first round. The end result is a very crowded receiving corps, though in light of what happened last season it would seem Benjamin's workload is in more danger than (Tyrell) Williams'. There's also plenty of competition for touches from the other positions, as running back Melvin Gordon and tight end Hunter Henry thrived alongside (Tyrell) Williams in an injury-riddled Chargers offense. Even if he manages to retain the No. 2 receiver spot, Williams will face a difficult path to matching last year's 120 targets.
Per NFL.com, the move saves the Chargers $3.5 million. Johnson, who turns 31 in July, did not see any regular season action in 2016, following meniscus surgery in August. Assuming he is able to re-prove the soundness of his knee, Johnson should catch on elsewhere, given his level of experience, good size (6-foot-2, 207 pounds), and past production, notably during his stint with the Bills, which ended in 2013.
Verrett is still looking to make a full recovery from the torn ACL he suffered one season ago. The expectation is that he should be available in time for the regular season, but how much practice exposure he'll receive before then seems to be in limbo.
Ingram and the Chargers still have until July 15 to reach a long-term deal. However, in the event the two sides don't agree to terms in time, it isn't clear if he'll be priced as a linebacker or a defensive end under the franchise tag given Ingram's nature as an edge rusher. The former is estimated to amount to $15 million while the latter will likely come in around $17 million. Regardless, Los Angeles should be able to expect a solid return on investment from a player who hasn't missed a game the last two seasons and racked up 18.5 sacks and 125 tackles across that time span.
Toomer inked a contract with the Chargers last September and proved to be a key member of the team's linebacking corps. He recorded 75 tackles in his 13 games with the Chargers and is set to compete for a meaningful role again in 2017.
With Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry seeing the bulk of the Chargers' targets among tight ends, McGrath is primarily used as a blocker. McGrath appeared in all 16 games last season and caught two passes for 25 yards.
Hekking was waived with an injury designation by the Chargers and placed on IR after he cleared waivers. He'll look to remain healthy and catch on as a depth linebacker and special teams player in 2017.
After losing Danny Woodhead in free agency over the offseason, the Chargers opted not to draft a running back in the 2017 NFL Draft, opening up an opportunity for Barner to jump in as the team's change-of-pace back. While Gordon filled in admirably as a third-down back in 2016, the team has been vocal about reducing his workload in an effort to keep him healthy for an entire season, meaning Barner, Oliver or even Kenneth Farrow could see more snaps in 2017. While neither of the trio is expected to see a significant enough boost to earn fantasy relevance out of the gate, the competition for the backup job will be an interesting one to note, given Gordon has missed five games in the last two years due to injury.
With San Diego's 2016 campaign now in the books, Landrum will have ample time to return to full health by next season.
A 2016 undrafted free agent, Farrow finished his rookie season with 60 carries for 192 yards and 13 catches for 70 yards in 13 games, ultimately finishing out the year on injured reserve due to a shoulder ailment. With no indication the injury was serious, Farrow should be back to compete for a reserve role behind Melvin Gordon in the San Diego backfield in 2017. The second-year runner doesn't have the pass-catching chops to profile as a real replacement for Danny Woodhead, who signed with the Ravens after missing most of last season with a torn ACL. Farrow's best shot at an expanded role would occur if the Chargers transition to more of a power-oriented offense.
Special teams wasn't the peak of the Chargers' pride in 2016, and the kicking unit wasn't an exception. Not only did Lambo offer little to no dependability from far out, as made clear by his 0-for-3 mark from beyond 50 yards, the second-year player out of Marist also sent three kickoffs out of bounds during the course of the campaign, gifting great field position to the opposing team on multiple occasions. However, Lambo is still a young player and went 4-for-5 from beyond 50 yards his rookie season, so he could make for a bounce-back candidate in 2017 when he'll return to the Chargers on the last year of his current deal.
Knocked for his short stature coming into the 2016 NFL Draft, Brown was an explosive playmaker when on the field. While injuries forced the 22-year-old to miss the better part of five games, Brown also benefited from Manti Teo'o's season-ending Achilles injury, finding himself in the starting unit earlier than most anticipated. With Te'o set to become a free agent, Brown could enter the 2017 season as a sneaky IDP option should the Chargers opt not retain the former Notre Dame star.
Palepoi provides value as a reserve defensive lineman for the Chargers, who credited him with nine quarterback hits last season, marking the third-most on the team. After violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, however, Palepoi missed San Diego's final three games last year and will be required to sit out Week 1 of this year. Once eligible to return, Palepoi figures to return to his usual depth role.
Given Inman is expected to be sidelined roughly six weeks following core muscle surgery, it seems likely the 28-year-old will be able to recover in time for training camp. That being said, Inman's fantasy value is already in limbo after the team drafted Mike Williams with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, and he could find himself even further down the depth chart should he miss more time than expected.
Davis appeared in three games for the Chargers last season but received just two total targets and caught neither of them. He initially slots in as nothing more than the No. 7 wide receiver on the depth chart and will need to fight for a roster spot in training camp this summer.
After signing with the Chargers last summer, Johnstone failed to appear in a single game in 2016 due to landing on injured reserve with an undisclosed ailment before the season opener. Fortunately, the fact he wasn't waived with a failed physical designation suggests he's back to full strength. He'll ideally look to find a new home in advance of team training camps in late July.
Hayward could be out a little while longer as he rehabs from his ankle injury. The Chargers aren't going to rush him back onto the field yet, with regular-season implications in mind.
Boston joins Los Angeles after spending the first three seasons of his career with the Panthers. The 24-year-old started 10 games for them last season, registering a career-best 53 tackles and two interceptions. However, after suffering a knee injury late in the year, Boston ended the campaign on injured reserve. As a result, he'll have to prove both his health and ability in order to stick with the Chargers.
Despite missing the first four games of the season, Bosa quickly developed into the most dangerous defensive threat on the Chargers. Having recorded at least a half sack in each of the team's final six games, Bosa is expected to be in contention for Defensive Rookie of the Year, and appears poised to develop into one of the league's top pass rushers in time.
Lynn also said he believes Rivers can play at a high level for three or four more seasons, which explains why the team didn't select a potential successor during the 2017 draft. The Chargers did prioritize Rivers' supporting cast, surprisingly using their first-round selection on wide receiver Mike Williams (No. 7 overall), and then taking offensive linemen Forrest Lamp (No. 38) and Dan Feeney (No. 71) in Rounds 2 and 3. Williams will join a strong wideout group that already included Keenan Allen (knee), Travis Benjamin (knee) and 2016 leading receiver Tyrell Williams -- supported by the impressive tight end duo of Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates. It appears the 35-year-old quarterback has his best supporting cast in quite some time, though he won't have favorite security blanket Danny Woodhead (knee), who signed with the Ravens after missing most of last season with a torn ACL, and we'll at least note that Lynn's coaching history seems to favor a system that won't be overly pass happy.
After a great first season with the Chargers in 2014, during which he recorded three interceptions, Flowers' production declined during the last two years. Injuries have plagued the veteran cornerback, as he has played in just 17 games over the last two seasons combined. Flowers also was due $9 million in 2017, and his release saves the Chargers $7 million of that money, so his departure is a financial move by the team in advance of free agency starting March 9. As long as teams aren't scared away by his medical past, Flowers should find a spot on an NFL roster come September.
Cumberland also signed a one-year deal with the Chargers last year, ultimately missing the entire campaign after tearing an Achilles during the preseason. He should be available for training camp, where he'll likely compete with Sean McGrath, Asante Cleveland and Jake McGee for the No. 3 tight end role behind Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates. Cumberland had at least 23 catches and three touchdowns in three straight seasons (2012-2014) with the Jets, but he'll turn 30 in May and is now with a team that has far more talent at his position.
Morse, a center out of Missouri, was selected in the second round by the Kansas City after starting 39 out of 52 games in college.
Allen, who tore his ACL just eight months ago, is ahead of schedule in terms of his recovery timetable as he participated in the Chargers' first OTA of the offseason. He had originally predicted a return at training camp in late July, but the team has eased him back into action earlier than expected. After appearing in just nine games throughout the past two years, the Chargers will continue to proceed cautiously with Allen, but the fact that he's already in uniform is a good sign.
A fifth-rounder in 2014, Carrethers appeared in 20 games for the Chargers and collected 41 tackles along the way. However, he has been a healthy scratch in each game this season and was subsequently waived in order to make room for the addition of CB Steve Williams.
Phillips has worked his way from the Chargers' practice squad in 2014 to fill-in starter last season, culminating with six starts among 14 appearances. The elevated workload translated to 38 tackles (25 solo), three passes defended, and one interception in the latter campaign, but he's destined for a reserve gig in 2017 with No. 1 strong safety Jahleel Addae proving his health down the stretch.
McCain was just promoted from the Saints' practice squad to their active roster on Friday, so his stint with the team was short-lived. The 24-year-old is expected to land back on the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Head coach Anthony Lynn suggested Oliver is back to full health, making all the necessary cuts and jukes during recent OTAs. Where Oliver will fit in the Chargers offense remains to be seen, as the 25-year-old has flashed nimble moves evocative of since-departed scatbacks Danny Woodhead and Darren Sproles. Oliver also has been a capable runner when healthy, finishing with 582 yards on 160 carries in his rookie season. More than likely, Oliver's role will be to spell workhorse Melvin Gordon while occasionally contributing as a third-down threat out of the backfield, but we'll gain more information as the team trudges towards training camp.
The Chargers promoted linebacker Carlos Fields from the practice squad to fill Mager's roster spot. Mager had established himself as one of the Chargers' starting corners before suffering a shoulder injury against Carolina in Week 14. Trovon Reed has seen a significant uptick in snaps with Mager sidelined and he figures to see a healthy amount of playing time in Sunday's season finale.
The Chargers have been absolutely marred by injuries this season, and McCluster's accident, which involved the movement of luggage, describes their misfortune in a nutshell. McCluster was signed after the loss of Danny Woodhead for the year, and with the former now done for the year, Melvin Gordon, Kenneth Farrow and Derek Watt are the only healthy running backs on San Diego's roster. It remains to be seen who will take over kick and punt return duties for the Chargers, though Travis Benjamin seems like a leading candidate.
The news comes as no surprise after the defensive tackle tore his ACL in Sunday's win over the Falcons. Expect Damion Square and Tenny Palepoi to see an increased workload with Reid out the remainder of the season. The Chargers also brought back Pierre Desir from the IR to take over Reid's roster spot.
The 22-year-old Henry flashed tremendous upside as a rookie, turning his 53 targets into 36 catches for 478 yards (13.3 YPR, 9.0 YPT) and eight touchdowns. Meanwhile, Gates had 53 catches for 548 yards and seven touchdowns on 92 targets (10.3 YPR, 6.0 YPT), largely relying on red-zone volume for his production. Henry has a real shot to overtake Gates as the team's No. 1 tight end in 2017, offering a far higher ceiling than his aging counterpart. Either way, both players figure to be significantly involved in the Philip Rivers-led passing attack.
Reed joined the Chargers' practice squad a little less than a month ago and will now replace Brandon Mebane (bicep) on the active roster after the veteran was moved to injured reserve Tuesday. The choice to call up Reed could be a sign that Brandon Flowers (concussion) is going to miss time, but look for more information to come later in the week.
Watt managed to take a simple check down in the first quarter 53 yards, nearly scoring as he was tackled just before the end zone. That play set up the Chargers first touchdown, as Philip Rivers was able to connect with Antonio Gates for a touchdown just three plays later. Watt has primarily been used as a lead blocker for Melvin Gordon, and as a result has next to zero fantasy value as he hasn't been in a position to put together fantasy friendly stats.
Lissemore was looking to rebound from a poor 2015 season in which he managed to play in just 11 games, tallying 16 tackles. While the 28-year-old was not expected to start this season, the injury will tax the Chargers depth along the defensive line, forcing unheralded players such as Ryan Carrethers or Chuka Ndulue to receive additional snaps on the defensive front.
Hillman joined the Chargers late in the season and immediately became a factor following injuries to Melvin Gordon (hip/knee) and Kenneth Farrow (shoulder). While the journeyman running back likely doesn't factor into the organization's long-term plans given the emergence of Gordon, Hillman played well enough through the final few weeks to at least warrant interest from other teams during the offseason. There's even a possibility Hillman could return to the Chargers, given that both Branden Oliver and Danny Woodhead are unrestricted free agents this offseason, but even a return to his current team would not necessarily guarantee fantasy relevance next year.
Attaochu broke his right foot Sunday against the Texans. He's scheduled for surgery later in the week and his recovery is expected to take "a couple months". Both Tourek Williams and Chris Landrum project to see additional snaps in his absence.
An undrafted free agent in 2013, Addae has developed into a serviceable starting safety, recording at least 50 tackles in each of the last two seasons. Known as one of the hardest-hitting safeties in the league, Addae's aggressive nature has landed him on the injury report in each of the last three seasons, causing him to miss 16 of the 48 games over that stretch,. When healthy, Addae has been a serviceable IDP option, but his injury history and relative lack of turnover-inducing plays (one career interception) likely keeps him from being a must-own in standard IDP formats.
Mebane was a welcomed addition to the defensive line during his first season with the Chargers in 2016, producing 21 tackles, a sack and an interception across 10 games. While he unfortunately suffered a torn biceps in Week 10 that forced him to finish the season on injured reserve, his return to full health should allow him to participate in the majority of the team's offseason program.
With Joey Bosa continuing his holdout, Philon has stepped in and performed well during first-team reps. While the second-year pro will likely take a back seat once Bosa arrives to camp, it appears as if Philon has likely worked his way into San Diego's defensive line rotation and should see an increase in snaps heading into the 2016 season.
Cleveland will once again act as depth at the tight end spot for the Chargers, who already boast a formidable group of receiving options, including Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates. With Sean McGrath likely ahead of Cleveland on the depth chart as well, it'll take plenty of injuries to guys above him for the soon-to-be 25-year-old to gain fantasy relevance.
While the move doesn't guarantee Clemens will make the Chargers' final roster, he certainly appears to have the upper hand in any potential backup QB battle, having held the job in each of the last three seasons. As a result, the 33-year-old will act as an insurance policy should Philip Rivers go down with an injury.
Berkovici came on in relief of Kellen Clemens, and he was extremely efficient in limited duty, averaging 8.3 yards per attempt and receiving a quarterback rating of 94.4. Berkovici will continue to battle for a roster spot behind Philip Rivers with Kellen Clemens and Zach Mettenberger, and performances such as Friday's will help his cause as the franchise trims the roster moving forward.