Found August 15, 2013 on Fantasy Sports Locker Room:
Catch rate is an important consideration when determining a player's contribution when projecting a bigger role (additional targets). 20 extra targets is likely worth more in terms of production for a guy who catches 80% of the balls thrown his way than a guy who catches 40%. Beyond that one of my Pro Football Focus favorites: yards per route run. Snap counts have value, but if a WR or TE saw the field largely as a blocker last year and played 60 snaps a game, and he projects to play 60 again this season but in a role more conducive to catching the football snap counts won’t tell you much. Assessing yards per route run gives a better sense in this player’s case. One player on the short end of the stick in both areas: Robert Meachem - so let's slow the hype train on him as a replacement for injured Danario Alexander and Malcom Floyd.

Chargers hit hard by preseason injury bug

SAN DIEGO There are six words new Chargers' head coach Mike McCoy has to be tired of repeating nearly every day after preseason practice "that's just part of the game." He's referring to the numerous injuries the football gods have visited upon his team. Receivers Denario Alexander and Malcolm Floyd and linebackers Jonas Mouton and Manti Te'o are just...

2013 NFL Scouting: The Time is Now for Keenan Allen in San Diego

Just a few weeks ago, Phillip Rivers had to feel pretty optimistic about the weapons he'd be going into battle with for the 2013 NFL season. Not only did he have known commodities like Malcom Floyd and Vincent Brown to work with, but he also had the improving Danario Alexander in his top three receivers as well. Rookie Keenan Allen, although talented, wasn't really expected...

Chargers’ CB Johnny Patrick has jaw injury

It’s halftime and the Chicago Bears are trampling the San Diego Chargers 20-7. There is a couple injuries to report. Cornerback Johnny Patrick had to leave the game and is being examined for a jaw injury. Chargers CB Johnny Patrick (jaw) is being examined in the team's locker room. — Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) August 16, 2013 Defensive end Corey Liuget also had to leave...

Jon Bostic lights up Mike Willie with huge hit

Former middle linebacker Jonathan Bostic made Gator Nation proud on Thursday night, absolutely taking San Diego wide receiver Mike Willie out to the woodshed.

JaMarcus Russell Back On The Bears Radar?

During Thursday night’s preseason win over the San Diego Chargers, Bears second-year QB Matt Blanchard suffered a fractured a knuckle on his left hand. “Certainly that’s something that we’re gonna have to repair fairly quickly to get a third quarterback on the roster,” Bears HC Marc Trestman when asked about the possibility of signing another quarterback at some point...

San Diego Chargers: Training Camp Report (August 16)

The San Diego Chargers didn't look overly impressive against the Seattle Seahawks last week, and there weren't too many positives to be taken out of their second preseason game, as they lost 33-28 to the Chicago Bears.The first half was very painful to watch, but Charger fans have grown accustomed to witnessing this style of play over the last few years.Head coach Mike McCoy...

Bolts' Malcom Floyd 'dodged a bullet' on knee injury

Malcom Floyd had a smile on his face at San Diego Chargers training camp Tuesday. It was as good a sign as any that the wide receiver had escaped disaster. The Chargers reportedly feared Floyd had suffered a season-ending knee injury after he crumpled to the turf during practice Monday. It would have been a calamitous setback for the Chargers who still are dealing with the fallout...

Bears-Chargers Game Wrap Up

We break down all of the on-field action from Chicago’s second preseason game of 2013, a 33-28 victory over the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field.

San Diego Chargers: What to watch for against the Bears

The San Diego Chargers will take on their next preseason opponent this Thursday when they play the Chicago Bears.  Like in week one, the Chargers will be playing this game to figure out how to best prepare for and actually play this season.  Last week against the Seattle Seahawks, the Chargers starters performed very well and gave fans a reason to be optimistic about the future...

Chargers vs. Bears Preseason Game: 5 Things We Learned

The Chicago Bears held off a furious fourth quarter challenge by the San Diego Chargers to present Marc Trestman with his first victory as a head coach 33-28 over the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field.It's time to examine what we learned from Week 2 of the preseason.1) Brandon Marshall is still Jay Cutler’s favorite, BFF, security blanket, etc.At least it seemed that way...

I know it is only preseason but Brandon Weeden looks good

Preseason football is always a double-edged sword. Football finally returns to the TV, but it isn’t for real. I typically don’t get sucked into watching too much of it, but occasionally it catches my eye. This year, I’ve been interested … Continue reading →

Chicago Bears Host San Diego Chargers in Second Preseason Game

On Thursday night, the Chicago Bears will continue their 2013 preseason as they host the San Diego Chargers in their home opener at Soldier Field.  Unfortunately, the second preseason game is usually one of the dullest. Starters still don’t play much (Chicago’s starters are expected to play about a quarter), roster cuts are not yet […]The post Chicago Bears Host San Diego...
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