Los Angeles Chargers

Stadium: StubHub Center | Coach: Anthony Lynn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense14th94.4 (26th)262.4 (7th)
Defense16th97.9 (10th)249.2 (20th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
37Addae, Jahleel SS5-101951/24/19904Central Michigan
72Barksdale, Joe T6-53261/4/19886Louisiana State
12Benjamin, Travis WR5-1017512/29/19895Miami (Fla.)
99Bosa, Joey DE6-52807/11/1995ROhio State
57Brown, Jatavis ILB5-112212/18/1994RAkron
89Burse, Isaiah WR5-1018712/8/19912Fresno State
78Burwell, Tyreek T6-63103/11/19922Cincinnati
88Butler, Jeremy WR6-22134/22/19913Tennessee-Martin
90Carrethers, Ryan NT6-13332/26/19913Arkansas State
10Clemens, Kellen QB6-22206/6/198311Oregon
45Cleveland, Asante TE6-52603/21/19922Miami (Fla.)
81Davis, Geremy WR6-22171/10/19922Connecticut
77Dunlap, King T6-93309/14/19859Auburn
51Emanuel, Kyle OLB6-32508/16/19912North Dakota State
71Eulls, Kaleb DT6-43096/28/19912Mississippi State
59Fields, Carlos LB6-124810/3/19902Winston-Salem State
76Fluker, D.J. G6-53393/13/19914Alabama
74Franklin, Orlando G6-631512/16/19876Miami (Fla.)
85Gates, Antonio TE6-42556/18/198014Kent State
28Gordon, Melvin RB6-12154/13/19932Wisconsin
75Hairston, Chris T6-63304/26/19895Clemson
26Hayward, Casey CB5-111929/9/19895Vanderbilt
86Henry, Hunter TE6-525012/7/1994RArkansas
36Hillman, Ronnie RB5-101959/14/19915San Diego State
54Ingram, Melvin OLB6-22474/26/19895South Carolina
15Inman, Dontrelle WR6-32051/31/19893Virginia
8Kaser, Drew P6-22062/11/1993RTexas A&M
2Lambo, Josh K6-021511/19/19902Texas A&M
46Landrum, Chris LB6-22459/14/1992RJacksonville State
94Liuget, Corey DE6-23003/18/19906Illinois
20Lowery, Dwight FS5-112121/23/19869San Jose State
45McClain, Robert CB5-91957/22/19885Connecticut
33McCluster, Dexter WR5-81708/25/19887Mississippi
23McCoil, Dexter SS6-42209/5/19911Tulsa
84McGrath, Sean TE6-525912/3/19872Henderson State
53Perry, Joshua ILB6-42534/26/1994ROhio State
52Perryman, Denzel ILB5-1124012/5/19922Miami (Fla.)
31Phillips, Adrian SS5-112103/28/19922Texas
93Philon, Darius DE6-13001/22/19942Arkansas
73Pulley, Spencer C6-43084/4/1993RVanderbilt
38Reed, Trovon CB6-019112/30/19901Auburn
17Rivers, Philip QB6-522812/8/198113North Carolina State
68Slauson, Matt C6-53152/18/19868Nebraska
71Square, Damion NT6-22932/6/19894Alabama
25Stuckey, Darrell DB5-112126/16/19877Kansas
56Toomer, Korey ILB6-223512/9/19883Idaho
62Tuerk, Max C6-52981/27/1994RUSC
34Watt, Derek FB6-223411/7/1992RWisconsin
79Wiggins, Kenny G6-63148/8/19883Fresno State
44Williams, Andre RB6-02208/28/19923Boston College
58Williams, Tourek OLB6-42625/9/19914Florida International
16Williams, Tyrell WR6-42052/12/19922Western Oregon
42Williams, Trevor CB5-111919/15/1993RPenn State
47Windt, Mike LS6-12375/29/19867Cincinnati
Injured Players
13Allen, Keenan (IR) WR6-22114/27/19924California
97Attaochu, Jeremiah (IR) OLB6-32521/17/19933Georgia Tech
1Carlis, Zamir (IR) DT6-42753/14/1990RStillman
63Clark, Donavon (IR) G6-431511/12/1992RMichigan State
87Cumberland, Jeff (IR) TE6-42605/2/19877Illinois
48Dzubnar, Nick (IR) LB6-12408/15/19912Cal Poly-S.L.O.
27Farrow, Kenneth (IR) RB5-92193/7/1993RHouston
24Flowers, Brandon (IR) CB5-91872/18/19869Virginia Tech
59Hekking, Brock (IR) LB6-325010/6/19912Nevada
81Herndon, Javontee (IR) WR6-01946/29/19912Arkansas
11Johnson, Steve (IR) WR6-22077/22/19869Kentucky
70Johnstone, Tyler (IR) T6-53019/29/1992ROregon
98Lissemore, Sean (IR) NT6-33039/11/19877William & Mary
29Mager, Craig (IR) CB5-112006/11/19922Texas State
92Mebane, Brandon (IR) NT6-13111/15/198510California
43Oliver, Branden (IR) RB5-82085/7/19913Buffalo
56Petteway, Shaq (IR) LB5-112392/2/1993RWest Virginia
91Reid, Caraun (IR) DT6-229811/23/19913Princeton
50Te'o, Manti (IR) ILB6-12411/26/19914Notre Dame
22Verrett, Jason (IR) CB5-101886/18/19913Texas Christian
39Woodhead, Danny (IR) RB5-82001/25/19859Chadron State
Practice Squad
 Boyko, Brett T6-63018/4/19921Nevada-Las Vegas
 Evans, Randall CB6-019512/26/19911Kansas State
 Lee, Mike CB6-11856/26/19911Fort Valley State
 McCain, Chris LB6-523611/21/19913California
27McDonald, Adrian DB5-91903/18/1994RHouston
 McGee, Jake TE6-52529/19/1991RFlorida
Suspended Players
95Palepoi, Tenny DE6-129812/19/19903Utah
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
L.A. Chargers6-5320.06-2300.226.32136
 
 
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Position Listing
Kyle Emanuel
No Updates
Melvin Gordon
News
New head coach Anthony Lynn believes Gordon (hip) could rise to another level in his third season, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports. "He did a hell of a job from his rookie year to his sophomore year. And I told him we can take this to another level. We're going to do some things running-wise that I can think can help him."

It's interesting to note that Lynn did not discuss Gordon's burgeoning receiving skills, instead opting to discuss what he could improve while running the ball. Given Danny Woodhead's impending free agency, it remains to be seen if the Chargers view Gordon as a three-down back or if they'll prefer to utilize him strictly in the ground game. Regardless, it's clear Lynn and the rest of the Chargers staff took notice of the Wisconsin alum's breakout 2016 campaign. Assuming he recovers from a hip and knee strain that caused him to miss the final three games of the regular season, Gordon should certainly be considered one of the top fantasy running backs entering the 2017 season.

Injury
Knee - PCL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Darrell Stuckey
News
Stuckey injured his knee during the Chargers' season finale Sunday against the Chiefs.

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.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Denzel Perryman
News
Perryman (knee) finished the season with 72 tackles, two sacks and one interception.

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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Dwight Lowery
News
Lowery ended the 2016 campaign with 60 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery to go along with a defensive touchdown.

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.

Andre Williams
News
Williams ran for 87 yards on 18 carries in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

Williams took the lion's share of carries in his first bit of work of the 2016 season, just days after being elevated from the practice squad. The third-year player never caught on in New York's running-back carousel after being a fourth-round pick by the Giants, but could be worth holding onto in San Diego. He displayed the same kind of bruising style on Sunday that helped him rush for 2,177 yards as a senior at Boston College in 2013.

Nick Dzubnar
News
Dzubnar (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, ESPN reports.

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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Orlando Franklin
News
Orlando Franklin (ankle) has been ruled out for the Chargers' game against the Steelers on Monday.

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.

Travis Benjamin
News
Benjamin underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last week, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

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.

Injury
Knee - PCL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Tourek Williams
News
Chargers linebacker Tourek Williams, who left Thursday's preseason game with an injury and was walking on crutches afterward, suffered a broken foot and will need surgery, according to NFL.com. 

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. 

Antonio Gates
News
Gates caught five passes for 55 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

Gates' 111 touchdown catch was a historic one, as the veteran is now tied with Tony Gonzalez for the most touchdown receptions by a tight end in the history of the NFL. While the 36-year-old has suggested he will be back for his 15th season, it's clear Gates is beginning to succumb to Father Time as he limped his way to 548 receiving yards, his lowest mark since the 2012 season. However Gates still possesses an innate chemistry with Philip Rivers, particularly in the red zone, which has kept the veteran fantasy relevant despite an obvious decline in athleticism. With rookie tight end Hunter Henry flashing signs of brilliance it seems like only a matter of time until Gates is surpassed on the depth chart, but that doesn't necessarily mean the ageless wonder will fade off into obscurity. Perhaps more damaging to his fantasy value could be a full-scale coaching change, as the Chargers' fired head coach Mike McCoy Sunday, kicking off what is expected to be a litany of moves to the coaching staff. While the Chargers' have benefited from a productive two-tight end offense throughout much of Gates' twilight years, a scheme change could be in the cards with a new head coach and thus may put Gates in an uncomfortable position -- behind his younger counterpart on the pecking chain.

Isaiah Burse
News
Burse did not record a catch with the Chargers in 2016.

Burse was an active member of the Chargers roster for the majority of the season, factoring in on special teams as both a returner and gunner. But the 25-year-old rarely saw time on offense, recording three of his four targets on the season in Week 17. A restricted free agent, Burse is a candidate to return to the team in 2017.

Chris Hairston
News
Offensive lineman Chris Hairston announced via his Instagram that he has signed with the Chargers, per the San Diego Union-Tribune

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. 

Tyrell Williams
News
Williams caught six of seven targets for 70 yards in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

When Keenan Allen and Stevie Johnson both went down with knee injuries early, few could have predicted that it would be Williams who would take charge with a 1,000 yard season. The Western Oregon product did just that, however, adding to the Chargers' lineage of big-bodied, small-school receivers including Malcolm Floyd and Vincent Jackson. There are few certainties for San Diego heading into 2017, including whether or not they'll be in San Diego, but Williams' production and favorable contract make him one of the team's best assets heading into next season.

Steve Johnson
News
Johnson (knee) was officially placed on injured reserve Thursday.

Johnson underwent successful knee surgery Tuesday, but wasn't placed on injured reserve until Thursday, which has now officially ended his 2016 campaign. The 30-year-old receiver has played in eight NFL seasons and will likely have to prove he's still got enough left in the tank following a tough knee injury. The Chargers signed James Jones to fill in for Johnson at wide receiver to help provide depth behind projected starters Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jason Verrett
News
Verrett (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

Verrett required surgery after being diagnosed with a partial tear in his ACL earlier this week, and his recovery timetable will prevent him from taking the field again in 2016. Given that he did not suffer a full tear of his knee ligament, he could be back at 100 percent before training camp begins next year.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Corey Liuget
News
Liuget tallied three combined tackles during the Chargers Week 1 loss to the Chiefs.

It was good to see Liuget flying around the field during the Chargers Week 1 performance. The 26-year-old appears to be back to full health after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery last December.

Kaleb Eulls
News
Eulls (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's matchup with Cleveland.

Eulls was promoted to the Chargers' active roster prior to last week's game. He brings up the bottom of the depth chart, which is why he's a healthy scratch.

Spencer Pulley
No Updates
Javontee Herndon
News
Herndon (knee) was moved to the Chargers' injured reserve list Wednesday.

Herndon injured his knee July 30 and wasn't able to recover in time to make the team.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Melvin Ingram
News
Ingram finished the season with 60 tackles, eight sacks and four forced fumbles.

Ingram performed well in a contract year, nearly missing his career mark in sacks which he set in 2015. While the 27-year-old is expected to command a lucrative deal in free agency should he hit the open market, it's not a given the former first-round pick will return to the team that drafted him in 2012, as the Chargers may not want to match the price tag. Still, Ingram figures to be a pass rushing force for any team that does ultimately sign the versatile linebacker, and as a result should be on the radar in deeper IDP leagues.

Korey Toomer
News
Toomer finished the season with 75 tackles, three forced fumbles and a sack.

With the return of injured linebackers Denzel Perryman and Jatavis Brown, Toomer limped towards the finish line, recording 14 tackles through the final four weeks of the regular season. A restricted free agent, Toomer will almost assuredly return to the Chargers next year, but with Perryman, Brown and potentially Manti Te'o (Achilles) returning to the fold, there's no guarantee Toomer will wiggle his way back into the starting lineup.

Sean McGrath
News
McGrath caught two passes for 25 yards with the Chargers in 2016.

McGrath was mainly used as a blocking tight end when he played, while Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry garnered most of the attention from quarterback Philip Rivers. A restricted free agent heading into the offseason, it seems likely the Chargers will opt to bring back their tight end, but with both Gates and Henry expected to return, McGrath isn't expected to put together strong enough numbers to garner fantasy attention.

Matt Slauson
News
Slauson (foot) was active for the Chargers' 37-27 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Slauson was listed as questionable to play due to a foot injury.

Brock Hekking
News
Hekking spent the 2016 season on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury.

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.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Chris Landrum
News
Landrum sustained a concussion during the Chargers' season finale Sunday against the Chiefs.

With San Diego's 2016 campaign now in the books, Landrum will have ample time to return to full health by next season.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kenneth Farrow
News
The Chargers placed Farrow (shoulder) on injured reserve Monday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Farrow left the field for a short spell Saturday in Cleveland to undergo an evaluation on his shoulder but ultimately returned to action. With 57 yards from scrimmage by game's end, he'll finish the season with 60 carries for 192 yards and 13 receptions (on 16 targets) for 70 yards in 13 games, including starts in his final two appearances. By joining Danny Woodhead (knee) and Brandon Oliver (Achilles) on injured reserve, Farrow will leave the Chargers' backfield to Melvin Gordon, who is day-to-day with hip and knee injuries, and Ronnie Hillman.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Josh Lambo
News
Lambo converted 26 of 32 field-goal attempts and 42 of 46 extra points in 2016.

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.

Jatavis Brown
News
Brown finished his rookie season with 79 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovered.

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.

Tenny Palepoi
News
Palepoi has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

With the suspension, the 25-year-old will miss the rest of the regular season. Through two seasons, the reserve defensive lineman has accumulated 29 tackles and recovered a fumble.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 2 of the 2017 season
Dontrelle Inman
News
Inman caught four of five targets for 51 yards in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

With offensive weapons dropping like flies in San Diego this season, Inman improved upon last season's surprise emergence in every statistical category. He saved some of his best efforts for late in the season, catching at least four passes in seven of his final nine outings. There are plenty of questions surrounding the Chargers at the moment, including whether Inman will be back. He enters restricted free agency as a big target who has shown himself capable of stretching the field.

Geremy Davis
News
Davis (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Davis has been on the Chargers' roster for over a month, but he's still looking to make his first appearance with the team. It will likely take an injury to one of the receivers above him on the depth chart before he's active for a game.

Damion Square
News
Square is eligible to return return from his four-game suspension this week, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Square missed the Chargers' first four games after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. With the punishment served, Square is eligible to rejoin the team this week, however the Chargers will need to make a roster move in order to bring him on. The 27-year-old will likely provide some depth along the defensive line, but the lack of consistent snaps will not make him an appealing asset in IDP leagues.

Carlos Fields
News
Fields was promoted to the Chargers' active roster Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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.

Danny Woodhead
News
The Chargers hope to re-sign Woodhead this offseason, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Woodhead played in just two games this season before suffering a torn ACL. Although that severely restricted his output going into unrestricted free agency, the early timing of the injury has Woodhead expected to be fully healthy for offseason workouts. Whether those take place with the Chargers or not remains to be seen, but after workhorse second-year tailback Melvin Gordon ended this season banged up himself, having Woodhead back around would ideally enable Los Angeles to keep both backs relatively fresh in 2017.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Max Tuerk
No Updates
Drew Kaser
News
Kaser won the punter battle in Chargers' training camp.

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.

Manti Te'o
News
Te'o has been placed on IR after suffering a torn Achilles during Sunday's game against the Colts.

It was expected Te'o would be placed on IR after it was announced Monday, Te'o had indeed torn his Achilles. Former Raiders linebacker Korey Toomer will take Te'o's place on the roster, with rookie Jatavis Brown expected to take over as the starting inside linebacker opposite Denzel Perryman.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for the start of training camp
Tyler Johnstone
Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Randall Evans
News
The Eagles have announced that they have signed three of their draft picks. Included are second-rounder and cornerback Eric Rowe, sixth-rounder and cornerback Randall Evans and seventh-rounder and defensive end Brian Mihalik.
Donavon Clark
Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Casey Hayward
News
Hayward finished the 2016 campagin with 58 tackles and seven interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.

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.

Joey Bosa
News
Bosa finished his rookie season with 41 tackles, 10.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

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.

Philip Rivers
News
Rivers completed 22 of his 38 passes for 269 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

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.

Brandon Flowers
News
Flowers (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Ricky Henne of Chargers.com reports.

Flowers had missed three consecutive games due to concussion symptoms before the team ultimately made the decision to end his season for good. In just six appearances throughout his 2016 campaign, Flowers managed 28 tackles, five passes defensed, and one interception returned for a touchdown. Trovon Reed and Trevor Williams figure to see expanded roles with Flowers sidelined.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jeff Cumberland
News
Cumberland (Achilles) was placed on the Chargers' injured reserve list Monday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Cumberland suffered a torn Achilles' tendon Friday during the Chargers' second preseason game against the Cardinals, ending his 2016 campaign before it had even started. When healthy, he'll hit the free agent market as an unrestricted free agent in 2017.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for the start of training camp
Joe Barksdale
News
The Chargers have reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year deal with offensive lineman Joe Barksdale. The deal includes a $350K signing bonus and $1 million in incentives, according to U-T San Diego.

Barksdale spent the last three seasons with Rams, and started all 16 games, making one tackle in 2014. 

Joshua Perry
No Updates
Keenan Allen
News
Allen (knee) was seen running on the practice field Thursday, Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

As a result, Allen, who tore his ACL in Week 1, appears to be on track to return for spring practices. With the emergence of Tyrell Williams and Dontrelle Inman, Allen should fit nicely into what figures to be a dangerous aerial attack next season. Still just 24-years-old, Allen has been a focal point of the Chargers' offense when he's been on the field, but season-ending injuries in the past two seasons will likely damper fantasy optimism until he can show he has fully returned to form.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jeremy Butler
News
Butler caught two passes for 11 yards in his first season with the Chargers.

Butler worked his way onto the Chargers' active roster thanks to injuries to a handful of the team's top wideouts, but the 25-year-old rarely factored in on offense once he was on the team. An exclusive-rights free agent this offseason, there's no guarantee the big-bodied receiver will return to Chargers.

Ryan Carrethers
News
Carrethers was released by the Chargers on Wednesday, ESPN's Eric Williams reports.

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.

Brett Boyko
No Updates
Adrian Phillips
News
The Chargers announced offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles has been promoted from the team’s practice squad to its 53-man roster. To make room for Sirles, the Chargers released defensive back Adrian Phillips
Chris McCain
News
McCain was waived by the Saints on Monday, The Times-Picayune reports.

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.

Branden Oliver
News
Oliver (Achilles) is expected to start running in January, Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Oliver was placed on IR after tearing his Achilles in the preseason, kicking off what would a rocky season in terms of health for Chargers running backs. While Oliver is expected to be ready for spring practices, there's no guarantee he'll be practicing with the Chargers as the 25-year-old is slated to become a restricted free agent following the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Injury
Achilles - Questionable for the start of training camp
Craig Mager
News
Mager (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Dexter McCluster
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McCluster will be placed on the non-football injury list after fracturing his forearm in a household accident and will be out for the remainder of the season, Michael Gehlken of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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.

Injury
Forearm - Questionable for the start of training camp
King Dunlap
News
The Chargers have re-signed starting left tackle King Dunlap to a four-year contract, the team announced Friday. The deal is reportedly worth $28 million over the four years, according to the Union Tribune.

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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Caraun Reid
News
Reid (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Eric Williams of ESPN.com reports.

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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Tyreek Burwell
No Updates
Zamir Carlis
News
Carlis (ankle) was moved to the Chargers' injured reserve list Wednesday.

Carlis suffered an ankle injury during practice, but the severity or nature of which is undisclosed.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Hunter Henry
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Henry finished his rookie season with 36 catches for 478 yards and tied for the league lead in touchdown receptions by a tight end with eight.

A solid performance Sunday against the Chiefs highlighted what was an uneven first season for Henry. While the 22-year-old clearly has a knack for finding the end zone, Henry hardly saw a consistent source of targets, finishing with the sixth-best mark (53) on the team. However, fantasy owners saw flashes of what Henry could develop into if given enough looks, as the Arkansas product put together a four week stretch early in the season where he totaled 18 catches, 290 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Much like the rest of the Chargers' receiving threats, injuries hampered Henry as the season progressed, likely playing a part in the regression, but Henry's fantasy value will rise exponentially should Gates opt not to return for his 15th season. However, should Gates return to the Chargers as expected, Henry could once again be relegated to a de-facto time share with the veteran, hampering the opportunity for both players to factor in more offensively.

Mike Windt
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The Chargers have designated eight players as probable for the game Sunday against the Bengals, including running back Ryan Mathews and tight end Antonio Gates, both of whom are nursing hamstring injuries.

The others are wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu (hamstring), tackle D.J. Fluker (knee), defensive ends Corey Liuget (shin) and Lawrence Guy (toe), center Nick Hardwick (neck) and long snapper Mike Windt (ankle).

Shaq Petteway
News
Petteway (undisclosed) reached an injury settlement with the Chargers on Friday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The details of his injury remain unclear. Nonetheless, Petteway is now eligible to join another organization.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Dexter McCoil
News
McCoil picked up six tackles (five solo) in the loss to the Saints on Sunday.

McCoil, starting in place of the injured Jahleel Addae (broken collarbone), played admirably, picking up a handful of tackles. While backup safety Adrian Phillips recorded one of two interceptions by the Chargers secondary Sunday, McCoil was able to record more snaps. Neither McCoil nor Phillips look to be entirely reliable options in IDP leagues, but both could have their moments in the coming weeks.

Robert McClain
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McClain was claimed by the Chargers on Monday.

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.

Adrian McDonald
No Updates
Trovon Reed
News
Reed (undisclosed) was promoted to the active roster from the Chargers' practice squad Tuesday.

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.

Derek Watt
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Watt caught his only target for 53 yards in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

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.

Jake McGee
No Updates
Sean Lissemore
News
Lissemore was placed on injured reserve Monday after suffering a shoulder injury, Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ronnie Hillman
News
Hillman finished the season with 131 rushing yards and 93 receiving yards playing parts of the year with the Vikings and the Chargers.

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.

Jeremiah Attaochu
News
Attaochu (foot) will be placed on injured reserve, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jahleel Addae
News
Addae finished the year with 50 tackles and an interception which was returned for a touchdown.

Despite missing eight of the first 10 games of the year thanks to a broken collarbone, Addae ended his season on a high note, returning an interception for a touchdown in the Week 17 loss to the Chiefs. Should the 26-year-old make it through an entire season healthy, something he hasn't done since 2013, he would likely post numbers similar to the upper echelon safeties, but until he proves his durability, Addae shouldn't be considered an option in anything but deep IDP leagues.

Brandon Mebane
News
Mebane was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Mebane suffered a torn bicep in Week 10's loss to the Dolphins. It was expected all along that the defensive tackle's season was over, but the team waited till returning from their bye week to officially make the move. At 31, the veteran proved he still has something left in the tank as he registered 21 tackles, one sack and one interception in 10 games. Damion Square is expected to take over as starter for the remainder of the season.

Injury
Biceps - Questionable for the start of training camp
Darius Philon
News
Philon has been receiving first-team reps at defensive end as Joey Bosa continues his holdout, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.

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.

Asante Cleveland
News
Cleveland (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's Week 16 tilt versus the Browns, the team's official site reports.

The reserve tight end unsurprisingly will be in street clothes once again, as Antonio Gates, Hunter Henry, and Sean McGrath will handle the reps at the position.

D.J. Fluker
News
Chargers right guard D.J. Fluker suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday's season opener against the Lions, according to NFL Network. He will undergo an MRI on Monday, but it is believed he will miss 4-6 weeks.

Johnnie Troutman, who is in his third season in the NFL out of Penn State, is listed as Fluker's backup on the unofficial depth chart.

Mike Lee
News
The Falcons have signed nose tackle Derrick Hopkins and waived cornerback Mike Lee.

Hopkins had been released during the preseason a year ago by Baltimore and served time on the Washington and Detroit practice squads.

Lee was signed by Atlanta as a rookie free agent after the 2015 draft.

Kellen Clemens
News
Clemens completed nine of his 15 passes for 77 yards in the Chargers' preseason loss Sunday to the Vikings.

Clemens relieved starting QB Philip Rivers midway through the second quarter and promptly was unable to generate much offense. Despite his struggles, the 33-year-old appears to have a handle on the backup job, as his main competition for the role, Mike Bercovici, threw two interceptions during his stint in the second half.

Kenny Wiggins
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The loss of D.J. Fluker to injury has prompted the Chargers to sign fellow offensive lineman Kenny Wiggins and waive tight end Kyle Miller, the San Diego Union-Tribune has reported.

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.

Trevor Williams
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Williams was activated from the Chargers' practice squad to the 53-man roster, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports.

The former Penn State cornerback has yet to make his NFL debut. In all likelihood, Williams will function as a special teams asset with San Diego.

 

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