Chargers Fantasy News
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 6:44pm
The Patriots have added LeGarrette Blount and Leon Washington to their backfield mix this offseason, but replacing Danny Woodhead's role in the passing game and on third down appears to be Shane Vereen's job to lose.
Considering his late-season production and the fact that Danny Woodhead is out of the way, Vereen's prospects are looking good. He gained at least 38 total yards in six of his last nine games and scored three TDs in that span. We currently have him ranked as the #31 RB in standard formats and #24 in PPR. Woodhead quietly finished as fantasy football's #25 RB in 2012, so Vereen could post similar numbers if given the same workload.
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Chudzinski: Jordan Cameron "has the skill set that fits"
Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 12:03pm
Turner’s in 28 NFL years include Jay Novacek (Dallas), Vernon Davis in his rookie year (San Francisco) and Gates (San Diego).
“This is an offense that has featured tight ends and tight ends have always been a big part of it,” Chudzinski said of Cameron. “He has the skill set that fits.”
It's only May, and the Jordan Cameron hype train ia already barreling down the tracks. Cameron is definitely a breakout candidate in Turner's offense and would be a fine TE2 (with upside) on draft day.
Jordan Cameron slated to start for Browns
Sunday, April 14, 2013, 10:13pm
Browns HC Rob Chudzinski and OC Norv Turner know tight ends, with Chud having played the position at the University of Miami and the two of them coaching Pro Bowlers Antonio Gates and Kellen Winslow. They've identified Jordan Cameron as their starter for 2013, with Kellen Davis and Gary Barnidge playing reserve roles. Expect Cameron to take a big step this year and have plenty of production in this tight-end friendly offense.
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:14pm
Chargers sign Danny Woodhead for two years
Friday, March 15, 2013, 2:14pm
Woodhead is very good in the passing game and is an underrated runner (4.8 YPC). He's likely to serve as the Chargers' third-down back, which will put a dent in the value of Ryan Mathews. As for the Patriots, they'll move forward with the emerging Shane Vereen and the recently signed Leon Washington at RB behind Stevan Ridley.
Chargers will use lowest tender on Danario Alexander
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 11:40am
The Sideline View's Adam Caplan reports the team is planning to use the low ("original-round") tender on the 24-year-old Danario Alexander. We don't often mull restricted free agents because very few are pursued, but Alexander stands to draw considerable interest if the low tag is applied.
The original-round tender would allow the Chargers to match any offer floated Alexander's way, but if they choose not to match, they'll receive nothing in return, because Alexander went undrafted. This is surprising because earlier reports suggested the Chargers might use their first-round tender on Alexander, which would all but guarantee he'd be back.
Alexander, despite a history of knee surgeries, turned it on for the Chargers last season, pulling down 37 catches for 658 yards and seven touchdowns in nine games.
The Chargers found something in Alexander, who simply had not been able to stay healthy in his three-year career. In his final nine games, Alexander averaged 4.1-73-.78 (#6 WR numbers), so if his knees hold up, he'll represent significant value in the middle rounds. The Chargers are betting that no other team is willing to give the WR a big contract due to his injury history.
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 8:37pm
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 10:00am
Chargers HC Mike McCoy is keeping options open for what exactly his offense will look like in 2013, such as the frequency with which zone blocking will be used. Last month, he hired offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris, who featured the blocking style in Buffalo.
McCoy was known in Denver for adjusting his scheme to fit his players.
He made clear that hasn't changed, calling personnel adjustment the "number one thing we have to do as coaches" when recently discussing his new staff.
"We all have a very strong opinion on what we need to do here and how we should do things," McCoy said. "But we're going to analyze through minicamps, OTAs and training camp. We'll figure out what our players do best, and then we'll define what kind of system we're going to have come the opener."
This would most immediately impact Ryan Mathews, who was not particularly good (3.8 YPC) in a power scheme in 2012.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 2:49pm
"I've always been a proponent of running the football, obviously," LaDainian Tomlinson said. "I think that's another thing the Chargers really need to correct is getting another guy to go with Ryan Mathews. I think, at this point, Ryan has shown it's hard for him to stay healthy in the type of workload that he's had. So now, get somebody to help him. I still think he's a tremendous talent, but he needs some help in taking some of that workload off of him. ...
Dolphins fine with Lamar Miller as RB1
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 4:55pm
Dolphins RB Reggoe Bush always intended to test free agency in March, barring the Dolphins making a surprisingly attractive offer. It’s not out of the question Bush could return if nobody offers him a deal similar to the $4.5 million he made this season. From all indications, the Dolphins haven’t ruled it out.
But the Dolphins would be fine moving on without Bush and making Lamar Miller their lead running back, with Daniel Thomas and a cheap addition rounding out their stable. Former Notre Dame tailback Jonas Gray, recovered from a knee injury, also will get a look.
This could be a case of the Dolphins leaking this "news" in an effort to drive Bush's price down, but the market will ultimately set his price.
Thursday, January 24, 2013, 4:07pm
Browns OC Norv Turner on what he gleaned from watching tape of QB Brandon Weeden: “I saw a young guy that I think now and I thought then has a real positive upside and when I look at him on tape, I haven’t spent any time with him, but when I look at the tape I see a guy who can be a really good player. I think a lot of playing quarterback has to do with the people you have around you and getting those guys playing at a high level. People may think it’s being unfair to Brandon to say ‘well they’re being cool about it.’ I think it’s being fair to him to say ‘hey we have a young guy that has some talent and we’re going to find out about him.’ We’re going to coach him and do everything we can to make him the best player he can be and let’s see where it goes. He’s going to have an opportunity to go compete, play and grow and I’m excited to be working with him.”
Keep in mind that Turner was the one raving about WR Robert Meachem and we all know how that turned out.
Broncos promote QB coach Adam Gase to OC
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 1:00pm
Gase replaces Mike McCoy, who on Tuesday became head coach of the AFC West rival San Diego Chargers.
Chargers hire Mike McCoy as new head coach
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 10:34am
Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 8:00pm
Within the organization, while faith remains RB Ryan Mathews can have a good career, there is some doubt he'll become the player that was envisioned three years ago.
He's yet to seize a full-time role. He's made strides, but he must further refine the technical aspects of the position, be less a brawler and more a boxer in the ring, showing the polish that'll make him reliable on a down-to-down basis.
"I came into this season missing two games with my right broken clavicle," Mathews said. "I left the season missing two games with a left broken clavicle. They say bad things come in threes. Hopefully, all mine are done. All mine are done, and I'll be good.
"If not, I'm just going to keep taking my punches and keep working and doing what I need to do to better myself."
Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 5:18pm
“I live in San Diego. I might go home to Fresno or Bakersfield a couple times, but that’s just a three-hour drive. It ain’t much. Just get ready. (There’s) a lot of stuff I need to work on, stuff I need to get better, but I have what it takes to reach that next level and that’s what I plan to do.”
As far as his clavicles are concerned, Mathews said they are “pretty stable right now” and though he missed the last two games of the season, he feels good.
“I feel good physically,” Mathews said. “I really do. Like I said, I’ve been healthy for the most part this year. I haven’t had any setbacks or anything. It was just a bad year. That’s all you can say. You just have to look forward to next year, watch your film and do your homework, take the time for your body to rest and come back here just explosive. It’s time for me to show them why they bumped up to the spot they did to draft me. I’ve shown greatness at some times and I’ve shown I can be the worst player at some times. You just have to be consistent and that’s what I plan to do.”