• Keenan Allen - WR
    Posted 2/3/18 6:37pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen was named the Associated Press 2017 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Saturday, Feb. 3.

    Huddle Up: After battling injuries in 2015 and 2016, Allen posted 102 catches for 1,393 yards and six touchdowns in 2017. Allen has WR1 potential, especially in PPR formats, and his history of health issues is the only reason he may slip down draft boards.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 1/15/18 10:12am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's fifth-year option likely will be exercised this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Eric D. Williams.

    Huddle Up: Gordon was able to play all 16 games this season and finished with 1,105 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. He was also involved in the passing game with 476 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. He will receive most of the work in 2018 and can be a solid No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Mike Williams - WR
    Posted 1/8/18 9:53pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams is expected to produce more next year after a full offseason of working with QB Philip Rivers, according to general manager Tom Telesco. Rivers also feels that way and is excited to be working with Williams, citing that he feels he can 'add another dimension' to the offense.

    Huddle Up: Williams had a highly disappointing rookie campaign, logging just 11 catches for 95 yards across 10 ballgames, but in his defense, the former No. 7 overall draft pick had a tough time overcoming injuries. First, he sustained a lower back disc herniation that cost him all of his offseason work and training camp, then a knee injury later on during the season that also cost him time. Williams will be worth a late selection next year in deep formats as a stash.

  • Antonio Gates - TE
    Posted 1/4/18 6:39pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates' future with the team is currently undecided, general manager Tom Telesco said Thursday, Jan. 4.

    Huddle Up: Gates took a backseat to Hunter Henry for much of this season, and if he ends up returning to the Chargers in 2018, he'll be a touchdown-dependent TE2.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/31/17 12:36pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.

    Huddle Up: Gordon likely will receive most of the work at running back this week and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues despite the injury.

  • Antonio Gates - TE
    Posted 12/31/17 7:26pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates will be a free agent after the season, but he said he still has 'the juice' and would like to play in 2018.

    Huddle Up: Gates closed the year with a couple of solid outings, but if he does play somewhere in 2018, he will be a touchdown-dependent TE2.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/30/17 8:58pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) will play against the Oakland Raiders in Week 17, according to a league source.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has been dealing with an ankle injury, but the Chargers are facing a must-win situation, so he should see all the snaps he can handle. Don't hesitate to start him.

  • Antonio Gates - TE
    Posted 12/29/17 7:20pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates (illness) was a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and he was removed from the Week 17 injury report.

    Huddle Up: Gates finished with six catches for 81 yards and a touchdown in Week 16, and with Hunter Henry out for the year, Gates is a TE1 candidate again in the finale.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/28/17 12:00pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) missed his second straight practice Thursday, Dec. 28, but he is expected to be limited Friday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has been optimistic about his chances of playing and him practicing tomorrow should give him clearance. Branden Oliver would make for a sneaky start if Gordon is surprisingly unable to go.

  • Antonio Gates - TE
    Posted 12/28/17 4:49pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Gates is a late addition to the injury report, since he was fine on Wednesday, but since it's only an illness, he should be out there on Sunday for the season finale. This also could very well be his final NFL game, as there are rumors of retirement for the 15-year veteran, so although he's one of the more volatile options at his position in fantasy, he's worth a roll of the dice, especially while he's hauled in a score in consecutive ballgames.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/27/17 7:39am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) is optimistic about playing in Week 17 with his sprained ankle, according to a source. The swelling was minimal with the injury.

    Huddle Up: The Oakland Raiders aren't a good matchup for him, but Gordon is worth at least the RB2 start if he's fit to go.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/27/17 12:30pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) was held out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 27, as he remains day-to-day with an ankle injury.

    Huddle Up: There wasn't much swelling in Gordon's ankle and he is optimistic that he'll be able to play. It will be more promising if he is able to practice this week, though. The Chargers need him as they are still alive in the playoff hunt, so start him if he is active.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/27/17 4:11pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) took part in a full practice session Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler was active in Week 16 but he did not see any offensive snaps. There is opportunity for someone to step up with Melvin Gordon (ankle) in doubt for the finale, but it might be Branden Oliver, not Ekeler, stepping up into a big role.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/25/17 12:54pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's (ankle) Week 17 availability will be clearer in the next few days, according to head coach Anthony Lynn. Gordon left late in the fourth quarter in Week 16 with an ankle injury.

    Huddle Up: Gordon's potential absence would pave the way for Branden Oliver and Austin Ekeler to see more snaps. Obviously Gordon's status will need to be monitored, but Oliver is already a sleeper candidate for those finishing their fantasy playoffs.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/25/17 1:10pm ET

    Los Angles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) will have his injured ankle looked at Tuesday, Dec. 26, after rolling it a couple of times in Week 16. He was wearing a walking boot following the injury but has suffered similar ailments this season and been able to recover well.

    Huddle Up: Gordon appears to have avoided a serious injury and it sounds like he'll be able to take the field in Week 17. The Chargers need Gordon since they're still in the hunt for a playoff wildcard. Fantasy owners can keep him in starting lineups for now, but double check his status over the weekend.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/24/17 9:28am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) is officially active for the team's Week 16 game.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler is expected to be limited to special teams work because of his broken hand and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/24/17 12:59pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 16 and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during the week to see if Gordon will be able to play in Week 17. He would be a solid starting option for owners if he plays next week, but Branden Oliver would have some fantasy value if Gordon is ruled out.

  • Antonio Gates - TE
    Posted 12/24/17 2:23pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught six passes for 81 yards and one touchdown against the New York Jets in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Gates is back in the starting lineup because of Hunter Henry's injury and was very productive in the passing game. He has a chance to be a No. 1 fantasy tight end in deeper leagues next week against the Oakland Raiders.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/24/17 2:20pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle) rushed for 81 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries against the New York Jets in Week 16. He also caught three passes for 47 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor Gordon's practice participation this week to see if he will be able to play in Week 17. He would be a solid No. 2 fantasy running back in all leagues if he plays.

  • Philip Rivers - QB
    Posted 12/24/17 2:02pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers went 22-for-40 for 290 yards and one touchdown against the New York Jets in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Rivers bounced back from a three-interception game and has thrown for at least 290 yards in four of the last five games. He will be facing the Oakland Raiders next week and can be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback.

  • Tyrell Williams - WR
    Posted 12/24/17 2:30pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams caught five passes for 50 yards against the New York Jets in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Williams has been a bit inconsistent with his receiving yards during the second half of the season but remains a solid part of the passing game. He could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues in Week 17.

  • Keenan Allen - WR
    Posted 12/24/17 2:27pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen caught five passes for 63 yards against the New York Jets in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Allen continues to receive a lot of targets in the passing game and has caught at least five passes in each of the last six games. He should be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues in Week 17.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/22/17 3:20pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 22, but he is still listed as questionable for Week 16 against the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler has been limited to single-digit total touch counts over the past five games, and he hasn't found the end zone in each of the past four outings. He remains a very risky fantasy play for Week 16 due to his lack of touches lately.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/22/17 5:47pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) will be a game-time decision for the team's Week 16 game.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler is dealing with a broken hand, so he may not receive a lot of touches if he is active for the game. Owners probably should keep Ekeler on the bench and use other options.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/21/17 2:55pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler probably will not be able a big factor in the offense because of his broken hand, so owners should look for other options for their lineups.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/20/17 5:26pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler may be active for the Week 16 game, but it is not known what he can do on offense with a broken hand. Owners in all leagues should be able to find other options to use in their lineups.

  • Hunter Henry - TE
    Posted 12/19/17 2:41pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (kidney) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 19.

    Huddle Up: It will be the Antonio Gates show at tight end to finish the season. Gates is a sneaky start for those in fantasy championships and a cheap option in DFS contests. Remember, he scored last week for the first time since Week 2.

  • Hunter Henry - TE
    Posted 12/18/17 1:50pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (kidney) suffered a lacerated kidney in Week 15. His status is uncertain at this time.

    Huddle Up: As tough as football players are, playing with a lacerated kidney isn't conducive to success. If Henry is sidelined then Antonio Gates suddenly becomes fantasy relevant again. He scored yesterday, too, and would be worth picking up for Henry owners.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/18/17 2:01pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hand) could still play this week despite his broken hand, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.

    Huddle Up: We'll have to see how Ekeler progresses this week, but he'll likely be wearing a cast or protective covering if he does play. He's been a pleasant PPR surprise in 2017, but have someone like Kapri Bibbs ready to pick up if needed.

  • Keenan Allen - WR
    Posted 12/18/17 1:56pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (back) is expected to be fine after injuring his back in Week 15, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.

    Huddle Up: The Chargers can't afford to lose Allen with the playoffs on the line. Fantasy owners can breathe more lightly too with Allen expected to play this week. He's an automatic start as long as he's active as Phillip Rivers' go-to target.

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