|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||4||Central Michigan|
|72||Barksdale, Joe||T||6-5||326||1/4/1988||6||Louisiana State|
|12||Benjamin, Travis||WR||5-10||175||12/29/1989||5||Miami (Fla.)|
|99||Bosa, Joey||DE||6-5||280||7/11/1995||R||Ohio State|
|89||Burse, Isaiah||WR||5-10||187||12/8/1991||2||Fresno State|
|90||Carrethers, Ryan||NT||6-1||333||2/26/1991||3||Arkansas State|
|45||Cleveland, Asante||TE||6-5||260||3/21/1992||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|51||Emanuel, Kyle||OLB||6-3||250||8/16/1991||2||North Dakota State|
|71||Eulls, Kaleb||DT||6-4||309||6/28/1991||2||Mississippi State|
|59||Fields, Carlos||LB||6-1||248||10/3/1990||2||Winston-Salem State|
|74||Franklin, Orlando||G||6-6||315||12/16/1987||6||Miami (Fla.)|
|85||Gates, Antonio||TE||6-4||255||6/18/1980||14||Kent State|
|36||Hillman, Ronnie||RB||5-10||195||9/14/1991||5||San Diego State|
|54||Ingram, Melvin||OLB||6-2||247||4/26/1989||5||South Carolina|
|8||Kaser, Drew||P||6-2||206||2/11/1993||R||Texas A&M|
|2||Lambo, Josh||K||6-0||215||11/19/1990||2||Texas A&M|
|46||Landrum, Chris||LB||6-2||245||9/14/1992||R||Jacksonville State|
|20||Lowery, Dwight||FS||5-11||212||1/23/1986||9||San Jose State|
|84||McGrath, Sean||TE||6-5||259||12/3/1987||2||Henderson State|
|53||Perry, Joshua||ILB||6-4||253||4/26/1994||R||Ohio State|
|52||Perryman, Denzel||ILB||5-11||240||12/5/1992||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|17||Rivers, Philip||QB||6-5||228||12/8/1981||13||North Carolina State|
|79||Wiggins, Kenny||G||6-6||314||8/8/1988||3||Fresno State|
|44||Williams, Andre||RB||6-0||220||8/28/1992||3||Boston College|
|58||Williams, Tourek||OLB||6-4||262||5/9/1991||4||Florida International|
|16||Williams, Tyrell||WR||6-4||205||2/12/1992||2||Western Oregon|
|42||Williams, Trevor||CB||5-11||191||9/15/1993||R||Penn State|
|13||Allen, Keenan (IR)||WR||6-2||211||4/27/1992||4||California|
|97||Attaochu, Jeremiah (IR)||OLB||6-3||252||1/17/1993||3||Georgia Tech|
|1||Carlis, Zamir (IR)||DT||6-4||275||3/14/1990||R||Stillman|
|63||Clark, Donavon (IR)||G||6-4||315||11/12/1992||R||Michigan State|
|87||Cumberland, Jeff (IR)||TE||6-4||260||5/2/1987||7||Illinois|
|48||Dzubnar, Nick (IR)||LB||6-1||240||8/15/1991||2||Cal Poly-S.L.O.|
|27||Farrow, Kenneth (IR)||RB||5-9||219||3/7/1993||R||Houston|
|24||Flowers, Brandon (IR)||CB||5-9||187||2/18/1986||9||Virginia Tech|
|59||Hekking, Brock (IR)||LB||6-3||250||10/6/1991||2||Nevada|
|81||Herndon, Javontee (IR)||WR||6-0||194||6/29/1991||2||Arkansas|
|11||Johnson, Steve (IR)||WR||6-2||207||7/22/1986||9||Kentucky|
|70||Johnstone, Tyler (IR)||T||6-5||301||9/29/1992||R||Oregon|
|98||Lissemore, Sean (IR)||NT||6-3||303||9/11/1987||7||William & Mary|
|29||Mager, Craig (IR)||CB||5-11||200||6/11/1992||2||Texas State|
|92||Mebane, Brandon (IR)||NT||6-1||311||1/15/1985||10||California|
|43||Oliver, Branden (IR)||RB||5-8||208||5/7/1991||3||Buffalo|
|56||Petteway, Shaq (IR)||LB||5-11||239||2/2/1993||R||West Virginia|
|91||Reid, Caraun (IR)||DT||6-2||298||11/23/1991||3||Princeton|
|22||Verrett, Jason (IR)||CB||5-10||188||6/18/1991||3||Texas Christian|
|Boyko, Brett||T||6-6||301||8/4/1992||1||Nevada-Las Vegas|
|Evans, Randall||CB||6-0||195||12/26/1991||1||Kansas State|
|Lee, Mike||CB||6-1||185||6/26/1991||1||Fort Valley State|
|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 their 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.
With D.J. Fluker (ankle) also questionable for Monday's game, it's unclear who will get the start at either guard position against the Steelers, further clouting Melvin Gordon's fantasy value this week.
Benjamin took advantage of a bruised and battered Chargers offense in the early stages of the 2016 season, cranking out two 100-yard outings and hauling in a pair of touchdown receptions within his first five games with the team. However, his ability to practice was hindered by a knee injury beginning in Week 7, after which he required two DNPs (Weeks 10 and 17). During that stretch, he didn't surpass four receptions or 75 yards in a given appearance, ending the campaign with 47 catches (on 75 targets) for 677 yards and four touchdowns in 14 contests. Last week's procedure was undertaken in order to clean up a Grade 2 PCL sprain but shouldn't impact his readiness for the offseason program, which will kick off on April 3 in Los Angeles.
By most accounts, Williams was one of the team's most improved players in training camp, so the injury is a big blow to the third-year pro, who had registered 31 tackles and one sack so far in the NFL.
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.
Hairston, 25, has started 15 games in the NFL with the Bills. The Chargers are looking for a swing tackle and offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris has familiarity with him from his time with the Bills.
The three-year veteran has played at both the left and right tackle positions and will provide depth for San Diego along the line.
After catching only two passes as a rookie, the 2015 UDFA finished as the Chargers' 2016 leader or co-leader in receptions (69), receiving yards (1,059), targets (120) and touchdowns (seven), despite opening the year without a starting job. The absence of Keenan Allen (knee) played a huge role in Williams' increased involvement, but talent played just as big of a part, with the young wideout learning how to utilize his impressive combination of size (6-4, 205 pounds) and speed (4.4 40-yard dash). Even with Allen tentatively expected back by Week 1, it can safely be assumed Williams will have a key role in a San Diego offense that also features wideouts Travis Benjamin (knee) and Dontrelle Inman. Benjamin may have the big contract, but that shouldn't stop Williams from making a strong push for the No. 2 job. With tight ends Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry also in the picture -- not to mention running back Melvin Gordon -- there's no shortage of competition for Philip Rivers' attention.
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.
Speaking to the media prior to the NFL Draft, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco relayed the team intends to pick up Verrett's fifth-year option. Despite tearing his ACL earlier in the season, this move figures to be a no-brainer, as Verrett has developed into one of the league's better corners when healthy.
Herndon injured his knee July 30 and wasn't able to recover in time to make the team.
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 will join a crowded Chargers linebacking core, with Denzel Perryman and Jatavis Brown presumably pegged for starting roles. Should either player go down with an injury, Toomer could be a sneaky IDP candidate as the 28-year-old recorded 75 tackles in 13 games with the Chargers last season
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 has spent the past two seasons on injured reserve, mostly recently due to a foot injury. It appears as if he was waived due to a failed physical. He'll now hit the open market, but will likely have to prove he's still healthy enough to play for any interested team.
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 injury. 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. 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.
Inman has waited in limbo since the Chargers placed a second-round tender on him just before free agency kicked off on March 9. Now that he's back in the picture, though, he'll have a chance to build upon a breakout 2016 season in which he gathered in 58 catches (on 97 targets) for 810 yards and four touchdowns. Potentially hindering his cause are the concurrent recoveries of Keenan Allen (knee) and Travis Benjamin (knee), who serve as two of Philip Rivers' top options in the passing attack, when healthy. Because Allen has played in just nine of a possible 32 games the past two campaigns, the injury bug could again bite and thereby elevate Inman's standing within the offense.
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.
Fields joins the 53-man roster in place of cornerback Craig Mager, who was placed on injured reserve Saturday. The young linebacker has not played a down this season, and his lone game experience was a brief stint with the Redskins in 2015. He'll likely only see the field Sunday if the Chargers suffer a number of injuries in the linebacking corps unless he mixes in on special teams.
Kaser was competing against Kasey Redfern for the team's punter roster spot. Considering the Chargers spent a sixth-round pick on Kaser it is unsurprising that he won the competition. The Texas A&M product was the first punter taken in this year's draft. He set a school record last year with 26 punts over 50 yards.
The seven interceptions led the NFL, earning Hayward a Pro Bowl nod. After spending the first four seasons of his career with the Packers, Hayward exploded onto the season for the Chargers, taking on more of a role with the first unit after injuries to Jason Verrett (knee) and Brandon Flowers (concussion). With Flowers' future in limbo, Hayward will more than likely slot in as a starting cornerback opposite Verrett next season, forming what appears to be a solid duo for years to come. While the 27-year-old's interception numbers likely are unsustainable, Hayward's knack for creating turnovers could be a boon for IDP owners who play in leagues that favor such plays, and should offset his mild tackle totals.
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.
Rivers just missed setting a career high in touchdowns as he finished the season with 33, one off his best mark which he set in 2008.The 33-year-old also ended the season with 4,386 passing yards, good for fifth-best in the league and the eighth time Rivers has thrown for over 4,000 yards in the last nine seasons. Those figures are even more stunning given the fact Rivers was without two of his favorite receiving threats, Keenan Allen (knee) and Danny Woodhead (knee) for the majority of the season. Still, the late surge in interceptions was troubling, as the quarterback threw 14 picks through the final seven games en route to an erroneous 21 picks, a career high. That high total could be chalked up to Rivers feeling the need to press the issue, as the team was beset by injuries by the end of the year. With the emergence of Tyrell Williams and Hunter Henry, Rivers figures to have plenty of weapons should the aforementioned Allen and Woodhead return to full health next season. If they can all stay healthy, no small task given the Chargers' injury history the last two seasons, Rivers should be primed for another excellent fantasy season.
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.
Barksdale spent the last three seasons with Rams, and started all 16 games, making one tackle in 2014.
Allen tore his right ACL in Week 1 of last season, putting him now seven months removed from the injury. Los Angeles' top wideout was back running prior to the calendar turning to 2017, and was previously expected to return to practice sometime between OTAs and the preseason. Considering Allen's update that he's approaching 100 percent again, it wouldn't be surprising if he's ready for training camp, which would be great news for both he and the Chargers.
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.
Oliver sustained a devastating Achilles tear near the end of the preseason slate, missing the entire 2016 campaign as a result. The injury was one of many to the Chargers' backfield, who lost Danny Woodhead (torn ACL) and Melvin Gordon (knee/hip) at various points during the season. After Woodhead bolted to the Ravens this offseason, the Chargers don't have an experienced hand behind Gordon on the RB depth chart. No matter, some combination of Oliver, Kenneth Farrow (shoulder), and recent pickup Kenjon Barner are seemingly capable if called upon in brief bursts.
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.
Dunlap has spent the last two seasons with San Diego, starting all 16 games in 2014. In seven seasons, Dunlap has started 79 games for the Chargers and Eagles.
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.
Carlis suffered an ankle injury during practice, but the severity or nature of which is undisclosed.
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.
The details of his injury remain unclear. Nonetheless, Petteway is now eligible to join another organization.
McClain was brought on because the Chargers are dealing with several key injuries in their defensive backfield, including the likes of Brandon Flowers (concussion) and Craig Mager (elbow). Look for him to fill a reserve role as he gets accustomed to his new team.
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, one 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 24-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.
Wiggins played the last two seasons with San Diego. Miller, who was claimed in the spring, has played in just two NFL games over five seasons. He has yet to catch a pass.