Mike Williams - WRPosted 6/16/19 9:26am ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams says he is preparing to take on an expanded role in 2019. 'We lost a big weapon in Tyrell (Williams), (so) a lot of people in the room have to step up,' Williams said Friday, June 14, on the the final day of the team's minicamp. 'I feel like me being the player that I am, I feel like I can do that... I feel like the role is going to change. I feel I'm going to get a lot more opportunities than I did last year. A lot more balls coming my way. I'm looking forward to it.'
Huddle Up: Williams was uber-productive last season as an NFL sophomore with 10 of his 43 receptions resulting in touchdowns and a league-best 83.7 percent of his catches going for first downs. Expect more targets and receptions for Williams this season but do expect a TD rate regression. He's a solid WR3.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 6/12/19 4:44pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is not expected to receive a lot of snaps in the preseason and could sit out the entire preseason to make sure he is ready for the regular season.
Huddle Up: Rivers has been one of the more consistent quarterbacks over the last several years and does not need to preseason snaps to prepare for Week 1. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 6/6/19 3:19pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he plans to participate in the minicamp next week. Gordon also said his agent has started contract extension talks with the Chargers, but no deal is imminent.
Huddle Up: Gordon should continue to be a focal point on offense for the Chargers and should also be involved in the passing game. He can be a No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 5/24/19 10:56am ET
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams has impressed with his speed and route-running so far in OTAs.
Huddle Up: Williams' season-high for targets (119) came in 2016 with the Chargers, and he'll be doing good if he can come close to that this season playing opposite Antonio Brown. Value Williams as a WR5.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 5/6/19 4:12pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers said he is not worried about his contract situation and is willing to play out the last year of his current contract.
Huddle Up: Rivers has thrown for at least 4,000 yards in each of the last six seasons and has thrown 25 or more touchdowns in each of the last 11 seasons. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 4/29/19 7:20pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon did not participate in the voluntary workout Monday, April 29.
Huddle Up: Gordon should be there for at least the mandatory workouts and could participate in some other offseason workouts. He will continue to be a big part of the offense for the Chargers and can be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues.
Hunter Henry - TEPosted 3/21/19 6:17pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of OTAs, according to general manager Tom Telesco.
Huddle Up: Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Henry should open the year as the starting tight end for the Chargers and a low-end TE1 candidate for fantasy owners.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 3/13/19 11:07am ET
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, March 13, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Raiders are having quite the offseason so far. Williams makes a quality complementary No. 2 wide receiver to Antonio Brown. Brown will see most of the targets, but Williams finishing as a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 is certainly in the realm of possibilities.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 3/12/19 9:26am ET
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams has received interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: The Steelers will be looking to replace Antonio Brown, and Williams likely would join the starting lineup if he signs with the Steelers. He could be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues if the two sides reach an agreement.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 3/7/19 4:41pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams is expected to receive strong interest from the Cleveland Browns in free agency, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Browns have Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway as starting receivers, but Williams likely would take over one of the outside receiver jobs if he joins the Browns. He could be a No. 3 fantasy receiver in leagues if he signs with Cleveland this offseason.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 3/6/19 12:21pm ET
Free-agent WR Tyrell Williams (Chargers) is expected to be pursued by the Indianapolis Colts in free agency. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports anticipates Williams will demand $12 million annually.
Huddle Up: It's not the strongest free-agent wide receiver class and Williams is one of the best receivers available. He's now three years removed from a 1,000-yard campaign and has averaged 5.3 touchdowns over the last three years. If he lands with the Colts he'll have a WR2 ceiling but would be better drafted as a WR3.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 3/2/19 6:21pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams is likely to be pursued by the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Williams has flashed big-play ability, but he was stuck battling to be the No. 3 target with the Chargers. He'd have a steadier role if he lands in Oakland, making him a WR3 candidate.
Mike Williams - WRPosted 2/28/19 6:12pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams has the ability to catch 100 passes a year, according to general manager Tom Telesco, but Telesco said the offense has too many weapons for Williams to reach those type of numbers.
Huddle Up: Williams finished with just 664 receiving yards in 2018, but he hauled in 10 touchdowns. He should be a dangerous weapon in the red zone again next year, but he's likely a touchdown-dependent WR3 with Keenan Allen and Melvin Gordon also in the fold.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 2/24/19 1:22pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams probably will not be a free-agent target for the New England Patriots this offseason, in the opinion of NESN.com's Doug Kyed.
Huddle Up: Williams probably is one of the better receivers that will be available in free agency this offseason and should have several teams interested in him. He can be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues if he is able to find a starting job with his new team.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 2/22/19 6:53pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams would provide a much-needed deep threat for QB Josh Allen, according to Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com, and Barnwell believes the Bills should pursue Williams 'even if it means paying an exorbitant price' to sign him.
Huddle Up: Williams has been a big-play dependent player for the Chargers, and it remains to be seen how he can perform as a go-to option in a passing attack. Buffalo isn't likely to boast one of the league's best passing offenses any time soon, but Allen's big arm could take advantage of Williams' speed. He'd a be a WR3 candidate if he lands with the Bills.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 1/31/19 6:48pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams is a player that the team would like to re-sign, according to general manager Tom Telesco, but Telesco said it might not be 'realistic' to bring him back.
Huddle Up: Williams recently said he believes he can be a No. 1 receiver, so he isn't likely to give the Chargers a discount to stick around. He has always possessed big-play speed, and he could become a solid WR3 in an expanded role.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 1/30/19 4:09pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers impending free-agent WR Tyrell Williams said he believes he is a No. 1 receiver in the league. He said he will work on improving his route running and blocking.
Huddle Up: Williams has posted solid numbers over the last several seasons, so he should receive interest from several teams in free agency. He could be at least a No. 3 fantasy receiver next season depending on his role with his new team.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 1/30/19 4:22pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon said he wants to wait until free-agent RB Le'Veon Bell (Steelers) signs a new contract this offseason before he considers signing a contract extension with the Chargers.
Huddle Up: Gordon could ask for a lucrative extension this offseason if Bell signs a big contract. He has posted at least 1,200 total yards and 12 touchdowns in each of the last three seasons. Gordon will be a solid No. 1 running back in all leagues next season.
Keenan Allen - WRPosted 1/27/19 2:05pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) suffered a bruised knee during the Pro Bowl and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Allen will be fine for offseason workouts despite the injury. He is coming off a solid 2018 season and will continue to be the main target in the passing game. He can be a low-end No. 1 receiver in most fantasy leagues next season.
Keenan Allen - WRPosted 1/27/19 2:45pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen caught four passes for 95 yards against the NFC in the 2019 Pro Bowl.
Huddle Up: Allen has caught 199 passes over the last two seasons and has posted at least 1,150 yards in each of those seasons. He will continue to see plenty of targets in the passing game next season and can be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Hunter Henry - TEPosted 1/26/19 10:26am ET
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) said he still has not fully recovered from his torn anterior cruciate ligament and will take the next few months to continue his rehab.
Huddle Up: Henry will be the team's starting tight end next season and should be ready for the start of training camp. He has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues in 2019.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 1/25/19 12:41pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers is taking a 'year-by-year' mentality to his playing future but believes he has a 'handful' of seasons left, according to comments he made during a recent interview with XTRA 1360 San Diego.
Huddle Up: Rivers is entering the final season of the five-year contract he signed in 2015 and just turned 37, but he played at an MVP level for a while in 2018, finishing with 4,308 passing yards, 32 touchdowns and a 105.5 passer rating to go along with a 68.3 completion percentage. With the glut of enticing options available at his position, Rivers will likely be a value pick once again as a fringe fantasy QB1 in 2019.
Antonio Gates - TEPosted 1/18/19 4:06pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates may only come back as the team's third tight end behind starter Hunter Henry and blocker Virgil Green, but general manager Tom Telesco indicated in the recent interview that he believes he will welcome back Gates for another season.
Huddle Up: Gates was barely relevant in fantasy in 2018 even with Henry missing the entire regular season, so it's hard to imagine he will be able to top the 28 catches and 333 receiving yards he posted. Turning 39 in June, Gates no longer needs to be considered by fantasy owners - outside of DFS players occasionally trying to be contrarian with their lineups and/or punting the position.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 1/17/19 5:06pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers likely will have contract extension talks with the team this offseason, according to general manager Tom Telesco. Rivers said he would like to play several more seasons.
Huddle Up: Rivers finished in the top 10 in passing touchdowns, passing yards and completion percentage this season. He likely will have most of his weapons back in 2019 and can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback next season.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 1/17/19 5:26pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon will be entering the final year of his contract, but general manager Tom Telesco said Gordon is a candidate for a contract extension this offseason.
Huddle Up: Gordon was limited to 12 games this season because of injuries but still posted 885 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. He also recorded 490 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. Gordon should be the starting running back for the Chargers for years to come and can be a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues in 2019.
Hunter Henry - TEPosted 1/13/19 6:26am ET
The Los Angeles Chargers are hopeful that TE Hunter Henry (knee) will be able to play in the Divisional Round playoff game versus the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 13, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Henry was a full participant in all three of the team's practice sessions during the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He should receive a decent number of targets against the Patriots but should still be viewed as a risky fantasy option because he hasn't played all season.
Philip Rivers - QBPosted 1/13/19 1:39pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 25-of-51 passes for 331 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Rivers finished the regular season with 4,308 passing yards, good for eighth in the NFL, and he had 32 touchdowns to finish sixth. It was also his sixth straight season with 4,000 or more passing yards, and the 10th time he reached the mark in his NFL career. He'll head into 2019 as a low-end QB1 yet again for fantasy owners.
Keenan Allen - WRPosted 1/13/19 1:52pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen registered two receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13. It was his third-career postseason touchdown.
Huddle Up: Allen wrapped up the regular season with 97 grabs for 1,196 yards and six touchdowns in his second straight 16-game campaign. Hopefully his injury problems are in the rear-view mirror. He is a solid low-end WR1 or must-have WR2 heading into 2019, particularly in PPR fantasy formats.
Tyrell Williams - WRPosted 1/13/19 1:49pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams registered five receptions for 94 yards on seven targets in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Williams had his biggest yardage total since going for 118 yards on Oct. 21 against Tennessee. He posted 41 grabs, 653 yards and five touchdowns during the regular season and could be a decent late-round fantasy addition in 2019, especially in deeper leagues.
Melvin Gordon - RBPosted 1/13/19 1:44pm ET
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon ran nine times for 15 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New England Patriots and he added an 11-yard reception.
Huddle Up: The Patriots shut down the run early, and the Bolts got away from it late with the game out of hand. Gordon will rebound nicely and be a top-flight fantasy back yet again in the 2019 season as long as he can stay healthy.
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