Top Chargers News

  • Chargers' Chris Landrum: Practices fully Wednesday

    Landrum (hip) was a full participant at practice Wednesday.

    Landrum sat out the last two games due to the hip issue but appears fully healthy heading into Sunday's game against the Broncos. The 26-year-old has yet to play a significant defensive role this season, with Joey Bosa's impending return from a foot injury likely to limit his opportunities even further.

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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Limited participant Wednesday

    Bosa (foot) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.

    The team indicated earlier in the day Bosa would take part in individual drills Wednesday, and being listed as a limited participant is a good indication for his participation in at least some team drills. Coach Anthony Lynn floated the possibility of the 23-year-old taking the field Sunday against Denver, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports, but also said "He hasn't played football in 13 or 14 weeks, so we have to be careful with him back in there." Thursday and Friday's practice sessions should provide further clarity on Bosa's status, but he currently seems headed for a questionable tag at best.

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  • Chargers' Antonio Gates: Misses practice Wednesday

    Gates (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

    Gates still has a couple of days to return to practice in advance of Sunday's game against the Broncos, but given that he's been a low-volume option in the Chargers offense of late -- and with just one TD (in Week 4) -- the veteran tight end is off the fantasy radar in most cases.

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  • Chargers' Adrian Phillips: Logs season-high nine tackles

    Phillips recorded nine tackles and one pass breakup during Sunday's victory over the Raiders.

    Phillips set a new season-high in tackles, falling just short of the double-digit mark after accomplishing the feat once last year. However, Phillips is a high-variance fantasy asset who's hard to trust on a weekly basis in most IDP formats.

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  • Chargers' Derwin James: Adds another nine tackles

    James recorded nine tackles and one pass breakup during Sunday's victory over Oakland.

    James wasn't able to log a sack, but on one play he pancaked Raiders running back Jalen Richard in a way that made quarterback Derek Carr back fall into the arms of Chargers defensive end Isaac Rochell. All in all, James has averaged over seven tackles per game this season and, given his potential to fill the stat sheet, should continue to be viewed as a blue-chip IDP asset.

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  • Chargers' Joey Bosa: Finally ready to practice

    Bosa (foot) will return to practice Wednesday, taking part in individual drills and possibly even some team drills, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.

    Bosa is taking a big step forward in his lengthy rehab process, though a return for Sunday's game against the Broncos might be pushing it. His presence on the field would provide a massive boost to a Chargers defense that already seems to have found its groove without the help of the No. 3 overall pick from the 2016 NFL Draft.

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  • Chargers' Desmond King: Three tackles Sunday

    King record three tackles (all solo) in Sunday's 20-6 win over the Raiders.

    King has posted 30 tackles on the season to go along with three interceptions. However, since he's not a high-tackle guy, he needs to force turnovers in order to be worthy of a play in IDP leagues.

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  • Chargers' Isaac Rochell: Earns 1.5 sacks Sunday

    Rochell accumulated two tackles and 1.5 sacks during Sunday's 20-6 win over the Raiders.

    With Joey Bosa (foot) sidelined, Rochell has managed to rack up 4.5 sacks as his replacement. Bosa is expected to return at some point in the coming weeks, and that could drastically cut into Rochell's playing time.

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  • Chargers' Tre'Von Johnson: Joins active roster

    The Chargers promoted Johnson to the active roster Tuesday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

    Johnson takes the roster spot vacated by Denzel Perryman (knee), who was placed on injured reserve. Johnson spent a short amount of time with the Cowboys in 2017, and is now slated to provide depth at the linebacker position for the Chargers.

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  • Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Placed on injured reserve

    Perryman (knee/hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

    Four years, four different seasons in which Perryman failed to play a full 16-game season. Fluke injuries have certainly played their part in the past two seasons, including the latest season-ending ailment, an LCL injury that is expected to require surgery. That lack of durability could be potentially troublesome this offseason, as the Chargers will have to make a decision whether to re-sign their 2015 second-round pick or let the talented but oft-injured linebacker seek a different suitor come the summer. While that question will remain unanswered for a number of months, it's obvious as to who benefits the most from Perryman's unfortunate injury - Jatavis Brown, who registered a team-high 11 tackles in the win Sunday over the Raiders. The second-year linebacker had fallen out of favor with the Chargers coaching staff earlier this season, but injuries have depleted the depth to the point where Brown represents the only reliable option at middle linebacker. As a result, Brown should be a must-add in nearly all IDP formats, and the likes of Adrian Phillips and Hayes Pullard could also see a slight rise in counting stats as well based on a likely increase in snaps.

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  • Chargers' Melvin Ingram: Another sack Sunday

    Ingram recorded four tackles (three solo), a sack and a forced fumble across 55 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

    Ingram has stepped up his level of play in recent weeks, as he now has four sacks over the past five games. The veteran could continue to see growth with Joey Bosa (knee) nearing a return, as the duo ravished offensive lines last season.

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  • Chargers' Jatavis Brown: Leads team in tackles Sunday

    Brown recorded 11 tackles across 61 defensive snaps in Sundays' win over the Raiders.

    Brown now has 45 tackles through eight games this season to go along with a sack and a forced fumble. He should continue to see increased reps now that Denzel Perryman (knee) has been ruled out for the season. If the high tackle counts continue, Brown could warrant himself an IDP option.

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  • Chargers' Denzel Perryman: Out for season

    Perryman (knee/hamstring) will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with an LCL injury in his knee as well as a hamstring injury that likely requires surgery, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    This is rough development for one of the top teams in the AFC, as Perryman started all nine games at middle linebacker before getting his foot caught in the turf during Sunday's victory over Oakland. The fourth-year linebacker is now looking at a 3-to-4 month recovery timeline and has a good shot of being ready to go for the start of OTAs in April. Meanwhile, the Chargers will need a number of linebackers to step up in Perryman's absence as the team prepares for a potential playoff push. With Kyzir White (knee) already on injured reserve, the Chargers figure to move Jatavis Brown to the middle while a combination of Uchenna Nwosu, Kyle Emanuel and Hayes Pullard fills in at outside linebacker.

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  • Chargers' Michael Badgley: Perfect kicking performance Sunday

    Badgley made both of his field-goal attempts and both of his PATs in the 20-6 win over the Raiders on Sunday.

    Badgley has yet to miss a kick in his brief tenure as the starter, and as a result, the rookie instantly becomes an intriguing fantasy option given the nature of the Chargers high-scoring offense. The one negative might be that the Chargers are "too" efficient in the red zone, as there haven't been many long-distance kicking opportunities for either Badgley or the since-released Caleb Sturgis this season. A divisional matchup against the Broncos could be an interesting test for the fantasy prospects of Badgley moving forward.

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  • Chargers' Antonio Gates: Catches one of two targets

    Gates caught one of his two targets for 18 yards in the 20-6 win over the Raiders on Sunday.

    The veteran tight end has rarely been needed the past two weeks as the Chargers have maintained a comfortable margin throughout both games. That might not be the case next week as the Chargers face off against their bitter division rival, the Broncos.

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  • Chargers' Virgil Green: Catches two passes

    Green caught two of his three targets for 30 yards in the 20-6 win over the Raiders on Sunday.

    Green has been utilized a bit more frequently as of late, recording a catch of 10 or more yards in back-to-back weeks. Of course, 58 receiving yards during that stretch isn't anything to write home about, but it's encouraging to see the veteran receive at least some semblance of targets after recording just two targets from Weeks 5-8. A return to Denver, where he played the first seven years of his career, likely doesn't make Green an attractive fantasy option next week.

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  • Chargers' Travis Benjamin: Does next to nothing once again

    Benjamin took a carry for minus-two yards in the 20-6 win over the Raiders on Sunday.

    Benjamin has played in just 31 offensive snaps over the past two weeks as the speedy receiver has largely been used as a decoy in the passing game. A potentially difficult matchup against the Broncos next week won't make Benjamin an attractive fantasy option any time soon.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 127.1
(7th)
274.1
(15th)
392.1
(8th)
Def. 112.6
(17th)
263.8
(19th)
356.6
(14th)

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