Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 9/20/18 4:54pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (neck) was a full participant at practice for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Gordon should have no issues starting in the team's Week 3 game in Los Angeles against the Rams. It could be a high-scoring affair, too, which would point to a productive day at the office for Gordon. Either way, he's an RB1 to plug in.
Travis Benjamin - WRPosted 9/20/18 5:01pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (foot) was absent from practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Not a good sign for Benjamin's prospects of playing Sunday in Los Angeles, as he was actually downgraded from his limited session on Wednesday. If he doesn't play, Mike Williams and Tyrell Williams would each get a boost.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 9/19/18 4:07pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (neck) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: Gordon sustained the injury late last week but based on his participation in the first practice ahead of Week 3, he should be perfectly fine for the next contest. The 2015 first-round draft pick is out to a nice start and will be an RB1, as usual.
Travis Benjamin - WRPosted 9/19/18 4:14pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: Benjamin didn't play in last week's contest but since he was able to get in a limited practice to start off the new week, it would seem he's much closer to returning to action. If he indeed is active on Sunday, both Mike Williams and Tyrell Williams would take a hit, but Benjamin isn't a recommended option for most formats.
Travis Benjamin - WRPosted 9/16/18 8:19am ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (foot) is not expected to play in Week 2, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Mike Williams probably will receive a few more targets if Benjamin is ruled out. He is coming off a successful Week 1 performance and will have a favorable matchup this week. He has a chance to be a No. 3 receiver in some leagues in Week 2.
Travis Benjamin - WRPosted 9/16/18 8:50am ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (foot) is inactive for Week 2's game against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Benjamin had been listed as questionable on the injury report but was only able to participate in one practice session on a limited basis. Expect Mike Williams to see more targets in his absence, making him worthy of consideration as a WR3 or flex option in most fantasy formats due to the favorable matchup.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 9/16/18 2:04pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers went 23-for-27 for 256 yards and three touchdowns against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Rivers has been an underrated fantasy quarterback for the last few years but is off to a solid start in 2018. He will be facing a tough Los Angeles Rams defense next week but could still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback.
Mike Williams - WRPosted 9/16/18 2:36pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught two passes for 27 yards and one touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Williams has caught seven of his eight targets this season and could be in line for a bigger role as the season goes on. He probably can be avoided in most leagues next week because of the tough matchup.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 9/16/18 2:33pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams caught three passes for 48 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Williams posted better numbers than he did last season and caught all three of his targets. He will be facing a tough Los Angeles Rams defense next week and may not be a great fantasy option.
Keenan Allen - WRPosted 9/16/18 2:30pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen caught six passes for 67 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Allen was targeted eight times during the game and will continue to be the main option in the passing game for the Chargers. He should be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver next week against the Los Angeles Rams.
Austin Ekeler - RBPosted 9/16/18 2:26pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed for 77 yards on 11 carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. He also caught three passes for 21 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Ekeler is not a starter but still receives plenty of work in the offense. He should receive a similar workload next week and can be a flex option in numerous leagues.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 9/16/18 2:20pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed for 28 yards and one touchdown on nine carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. He also caught six passes for 38 yards and two touchdowns during the game.
Huddle Up: Gordon scored all three of his touchdowns in the first half of the game and may have been held back a bit during the second half with the game in hand. He will continue to receive plenty of touches and can be a No. 1 fantasy running back next week.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 9/14/18 2:11pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (groin) practiced in full for a third straight day Friday, Sept. 14 and he has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 2 game with the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Williams opened with a dud in Week 1, posting just two grabs for eight yards on five targets. However, he did find the end zone which is a plus. He'll look for better production in Week 2 against a Buffalo pass defense which was shredded in their opener. Target Williams as a WR4 or flex option in most fantasy formats this week.
Travis Benjamin - WRPosted 9/14/18 2:09pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (foot) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 14 and he is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Benjamin had a chance to see a larger role if perhaps Tyrell Williams were sidelined, but he practiced in full and is off the injury report. In Week 1, Benjamin struggled and he isn't a recommended fantasy option even if he is able to suit up this week. Give him time to get back on track before trusting him again.
Travis Benjamin - WRPosted 9/13/18 4:50pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation because Benjamin may not be able to play this week. He struggled in the last game and can be benched even if he is active for the game.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 9/13/18 4:49pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (groin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Williams will have a favorable matchup this week against the Buffalo Bills and can be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Travis Benjamin - WRPosted 9/12/18 3:48pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: Benjamin was targeted five times in the season opener but finished the game with only one catch for one yard. Owners can check on his status later in the week, but Benjamin is not a strong fantasy option this week.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 9/12/18 3:47pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (groin) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: Williams was able to reach the end zone in Week 1 but finished the game with two catches for eight yards on five targets. He has a chance to have more success against the Buffalo Bills this week and could be a No. 3 receiver or flex option for owners.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 9/9/18 7:42pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon posted 15 rushes for 64 yards in the Week 1 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs and he added nine receptions for 102 yards on a game-high 13 targets.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners might be a bit disappointed that Gordon didn't find the end zone in a game featuring 66 total points, but his 166 total yards from scrimmage certainly soften the blow. He should have another giant week on the road next Sunday against a Buffalo Bills defense which yielded 47 points in their opener.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 9/9/18 7:10pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 34-of-51 passes for 424 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Week 1 home loss against the Kansas City Chiefs. He passed Fran Tarkenton for sixth-place all-time on the NFL's TD passes list (343).
Huddle Up: Rivers certainly did his part, but he was plagued by a handful of drops on deep balls that should have been caught. He'll look to rally the troops in a Week 2 road trip against the Buffalo Bills and a defense which allowed 47 points in their opener.
Mike Williams - WRPosted 9/9/18 8:05pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams finished with five receptions for 81 yards on six targets in the Week 1 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: It was a solid showing for Williams, and the yardage total was a career high. His previous best for catches and yardage came when he had five receptions for 38 yards on Nov. 19, 2017 in a game against the Buffalo Bills. That's the Week 2 opponent for the Chargers next week.
Keenan Allen - WRPosted 9/9/18 8:01pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen finished with eight receptions for a team-best 108 yards and a score in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He was targeted 11 times.
Huddle Up: Allen managed seven 100-yard games in 2017, and he already has one under his belt this year. Last season on Nov. 19 he had a season-high 12 catches, 159 yards and his only two-TD game against the Buffalo Bills, next week's opponent.
Austin Ekeler - RBPosted 9/9/18 7:53pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed five times for 39 yards in the Week 1 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs and he added five receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown.
Huddle Up: The highlight of Ekeler's day was when he high-pointed a ball in the left corner of the end zone in the second quarter for a touchdown. Even with a healthy Melvin Gordon there still appears to be plenty of ball to go around for Ekeler. He should still be targeted as a RB3 or flex fantasy option in PPR fantasy formats. The Chargers hit the road again in Week 2 to face the Bills.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 9/9/18 8:09pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams finished with two catches for just eight yards in the Week 1 game against the Kansas City Chiefs but at least he found the end zone.
Huddle Up: The yardage total was hugely disappointing, but fantasy owners can't complain too much since he scored. There is nowhere to go but up in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 9/7/18 1:19pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams (groin) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 7 and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 1 game with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Williams is listed as a starter opposite Keenan Allen, but he is likely to be battling to hold off Mike Williams from carving into his targets all season. For now Tyrell Williams is a solid low-end WR4 in deeper fantasy leagues and those formats rewarding longer touchdowns.
Antonio Gates - TEPosted 9/6/18 8:10am ET
Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates has not ruled out playing in the team's season opener Sunday, Sept. 9. 'I've always been optimistic about playing in a game, whether I was injured or not here -- it didn't matter,' Gates said after practicing for the first time this season Wednesday, Sept. 5. 'So, I think I'm well aware of the preparation that needs to be put in throughout the week to go play a game at the highest level possible. With that being said ... it just depends on how I feel leading up to Sunday.'
Huddle Up: While the 38-year-old tight end has some back-end TE1 sleeper potential for the season, it's a definite risk to count on him being active or contributing much in Week 1 while he's obviously still rounding into game shape.
Mike Williams - WRPosted 9/4/18 1:06am ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams said it's 'totally different' now that he's fully healthy from a herniated disc he sustained at the beginning of training camp last season. 'I'm able to go out there and make those plays I couldn't make last year, make the contested catches,' he said. 'The confidence just comes from being out there. I'm back out there having fun.' For the preseason, Williams hauled in four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Of all the under-the-radar wide-outs entering the 2018 campaign, Williams arguably has as much of a ceiling as anyone, playing in a high-powered offense that isn't afraid to throw often. While it's true that Keenan Allen will gobble up most of the targets, someone has to step up as the club's No. 2 receiver and that could easily be Williams, who is also a solid red-zone target with his plus size.
Antonio Gates - TEPosted 9/4/18 9:24am ET
Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates will practice Wednesday, Sept. 5, according to head coach Anthony Lynn, giving the team the opportunity to gauge Gates' conditioning and game readiness. 'I don't want to put him in a position where he goes out and hurts himself, and then it sets us back four or five weeks,' Lynn said.
Huddle Up: Gates is a prospective deep-league roster addition for those fantasy GMs who decided to wait on tight end, but even those owners need to have another option plugged in for Week 1.
Hunter Henry - TEPosted 9/2/18 7:53am ET
The Los Angeles Chargers placed TE Hunter Henry (knee) on the Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, Sept. 2.
Huddle Up: Henry is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament sustained during OTAs in May. He will be ineligible to practice or play during the first six weeks of the season but the team is holding out hope that he will be able to return later in the year. Virgil Green is expected to get the bulk of the playing time in Henry's absence but should be considered no better than a low-end TE2.
Mike Williams - WRPosted 9/2/18 7:39pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams said his back and body feel better since he began a yoga and stretching routine, and he plans on dominating in 2018. '1,000 yards, 10 touchdowns, Pro Bowl,' Williams said.
Huddle Up: Williams' rookie season was ruined by injuries, but the former top-10 pick is healthy and has the size to be a matchup nightmare in the red zone. He is an excellent addition in the later rounds of drafts.
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