• Antonio Gates - TE
    Posted 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 - QB
    Posted 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 - RB
    Posted 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 - TE
    Posted 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 - QB
    Posted 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 - WR
    Posted 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 - WR
    Posted 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 - RB
    Posted 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.

  • Antonio Gates - TE
    Posted 1/13/19 2:12pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates registered five receptions for 41 yards with a touchdown on eight targets in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Gates might have been playing in his final game in the NFL, and if so he ended on a positive note with a touchdown. If the future Hall of Famer returns for the 2019 season he isn't someone to draft for fantasy leaguers.

  • Mike Williams - WR
    Posted 1/13/19 1:55pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams finished with five grabs for 68 yards on 11 targets in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Williams nearly had a touchdown for fantasy owners in postseason leagues, but instant review showed he came up just short of the goal line. He ended the regular season with 664 yards and 10 touchdowns on 43 receptions in his first 16-game season in two NFL campaigns, and he could be a nice fantasy sleeper heading into 2019 if he takes another step forward.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 1/13/19 2:17pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler didn't have any carries while posting three grabs for 19 yards on five targets in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler was a little banged up coming in, and the Chargers got away from the run early due to a lopsided score on the board. It wasn't a good combination for Ekeler's fantasy owners in postseason leagues. He posted 554 yards and three touchdowns in 2018, and will be a good handcuff for fantasy owners of Melvin Gordon in 2019, as well as a decent PPR option.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 1/12/19 6:41pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon faces the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs Sunday, Jan. 13, and the Patriots allowed the third-most yards per rush during the regular season.

    Huddle Up: Gordon struggled to find much running room against a tough Baltimore defense to open the playoffs, but the workhorse back could be in line for a much bigger performance against New England. He should be one of the safest fantasy options for playoff contests this weekend.

  • Tyrell Williams - WR
    Posted 1/12/19 6:55pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams faces the New England Patriots in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13, and the Patriots allowed 59 pass plays of 20-plus yards during the regular season. Williams led the Chargers with 15.9 yards per reception this year.

    Huddle Up: Williams is an all-or-nothing, big-play dependent option for fantasy owners, but facing a New England defense that has given up some big pass plays, he could be a sneaky sleeper in playoff contests.

  • Hunter Henry - TE
    Posted 1/11/19 1:39pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 11, but is listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Henry appears to be on track to make his season debut against the New England Patriots. He could see some targets in the passing game but probably will be too risky for owners to consider for their starting lineups.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 1/10/19 2:31pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 10.

    Huddle Up: Gordon appears to be on track to play in the Divisional Round playoff game, but owners should monitor his status over the next few days. Gordon is a must-start option in all leagues if he plays.

  • Hunter Henry - TE
    Posted 1/10/19 2:32pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 10.

    Huddle Up: Henry should receive some targets this weekend but is a risky fantasy option since he has not played at all this season. He could be a low-end No. 1 tight end or flex option in some leagues but is not a must-start option.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 1/9/19 12:02pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) was sidelined from practice Wednesday, Jan. 9, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.

    Huddle Up: Gordon will be one of the biggest names to watch as we approach the divisional round of the playoffs. If he is limited or unable to play - the latter is unlikely - then Justin Jackson will see more touches and would be worth considering as a cheap DFS flex.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 1/9/19 10:11pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knees) is expected to play against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13, according to head coach Anthony Lynn. Gordon did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 9.

    Huddle Up: Obviously the team hopes Gordon will be good to go, though the explosive back hasn't been the same since getting injured during a blowout win over the Cardinals in Week 12. In 10 games prior to the knee injury, Gordon averaged 125.5 total yards and 1.3 TDs per game; in the three games since, those drop to 54.3 yards and 0.67 scores. That makes him a risky play this Sunday.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 1/8/19 8:51am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) suffered a mild sprain in his knee during the Wild Card round but should be available for the Divisional round game.

    Huddle Up: Gordon is a midrate option in playoff formats against the New England Patriots. The Chargers' offense is better than the Pats, and if they can avoid turnovers, they could be able to run the ball often.

  • Hunter Henry - TE
    Posted 1/7/19 10:41am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) was activated to the 53-man roster from the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Jan. 7. LB Jatavis Brown (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list to make room for Henry on the roster.

    Huddle Up: Although he returned to practice Dec. 17, head coach Anthony Lynn recently cautioned Henry would likely be on some sort of pitch count if he returned, so owners probably need to contain their optimism regarding him until next season. Nevertheless, his speedy recovery from ACL surgery in May has been impressive and a great sign he will not be limited because of the injury in 2019. Assuming he gets out of this postseason unscathed, he will be firmly on the TE1 radar.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 1/6/19 6:52am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (groin) will participate in pregame workouts before the AFC Wild-Card Game versus the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Jan. 6, to determine if he will be able to play. He was listed as questionable on the injury report but there is optimism that he will be active, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: As long as Melvin Gordon remains healthy, Ekeler's touches will be limited. However, he could still be a serviceable option for owners participating in postseason PPR fantasy contests.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 1/6/19 10:38am ET

    Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is questionable to return after suffering a knee injury in the first quarter of the AFC wild-card game Sunday, Jan. 6, in Baltimore.

    Huddle Up: Gordon sustained his injury -- apparently to his left knee -- on his third carry of the game. Gordon missed three games late in the regular season with an MCL sprain in his riht knee. RB Austin Ekeler carried twice and caught a pass on the series following Gordon's departure, and rookie RB Justin Jackson also is available.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 1/6/19 10:25am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (leg) left the game and headed to the locker room in the first quarter of the AFC wild-card game Sunday, Jan. 6, with what appeared to be a left leg injury.

    Huddle Up: Gordon went down after a goal-line carry on the Bolts' second offensive possession, logging eight yards on three carries. He was walking on his own to the locker room, which was a good sign, but Austin Ekeler and rookie Justin Jackson will step in if he can't return.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 1/6/19 10:51am ET

    Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) returned to the AFC wild-card early in the second quarter Sunday, Jan. 6, and received two carries after heading to the locker room the previous quarter with a left-knee injury.

    Huddle Up: Good to see, although Gordon is now dealing with issues with both knees. Expect to also see plenty of backups Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson.

  • Hunter Henry - TE
    Posted 1/6/19 1:24pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) is expected to be activated from the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Jan. 7, with the Chargers advancing to the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

    Huddle Up: Henry has missed the entire 2018 season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament, so it is not known how much he will be used in the passing game. He will be a risky option for owners and probably can be avoided if better options are available.

  • Philip Rivers - QB
    Posted 1/6/19 1:42pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers went 22-for-32 for 160 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card playoff game. He also rushed for 15 yards on three carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Rivers has been held to under 200 yards in each of the last three games, but two of the games were against the Ravens. He should have more success next week against the New England Patriots and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 1/6/19 1:45pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed for 40 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has been held to under 45 yards in each of the last three games but also has four rushing touchdowns in the last four games. He will continue to receive most of the carries and can be at least a No. 2 running back next week.

  • Mike Williams - WR
    Posted 1/6/19 2:03pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught two passes for 42 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Williams has been targeted at least five times in four of the last five games but was held to only two catches against the Ravens. He should find more success against the New England Patriots and could be at least a flex option for owners.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 1/6/19 1:53pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed for 29 yards on 11 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card playoff game. He also caught four passes for 14 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler has received at least 10 touches in four of the last five games and will continue to be involved in the running and passing game moving forward. He has a chance to be a flex option for owners next week against the New England Patriots.

  • Antonio Gates - TE
    Posted 1/6/19 2:22pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught four passes for 35 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Gates has received a decent amount of targets over the last month but could lose some playing time if Hunter Henry rejoins the lineup. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options and can avoid Gates next week.

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