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As we count the milliseconds before Sunday’s full slate of action, it is essential that we examine the sleepers that are most likely to help fantasy owners prevail in week 1. While the sleepers in this column will be proportioned based upon the current events of each particular week, it just so happens that we currently have a preponderance of injuries to some high profile WRs and RBs. This in turn has created a surplus of players at those two positions who have been elevated into the role of sleepers. With that, here are some players who are worth consideration if you prefer to take advantage of matchups and potentially enhance your scoring total this week.
Robert Turbin (vs. Cardinals)
If you are a Marshawn Lynch owner and don’t already have Turbin on your roster, stop reading this for a moment, and grab Turbin immediately. In fact, if Turbin is available in your league secure him right now - period. Then monitor Lynch’s back issues very closely leading up to Sunday. T...
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This is the time of year every team loves its draft class. After all, the players haven’t proven them wrong yet. But coaches in San Diego are positively raving about first-rounder Melvin Ingram. Some thought the South Carolina product might have been the best pass-rusher in the draft, and the Chargers got him 18th overall. While he [...]
This Monday night the NFL fans will be treated to something special as the prime time schedule will feature a double header. The night cap will highlight the long time rivalry between the Chargers vs. Raiders.
Chargers vs. Raiders Odds: BetOnline has the latest Monday night football odds for this game and the Chargers line is (PK) with the total set at 47. Sign up at BetOnline...
A change in the injured reserve rule will aid a fallen Chargers receiver this year.
Prior to the rule change, when an NFL team placed a player on the Injured Reserve, they were unable to play for the entire year. Now, the new rule states that if a player has sustained an injury, he can return to the team and fully participate before week eight of the regular season. However...
It's a question that probably swirls around constantly in the mind of Chargers' head coach Norv Turner: "What can (Ronnie) Brown do for you?"
The answer better be "a lot more than we originally expected" because Brown's performance as Ryan Matthews' replacement as the starter at running back could be the difference in the Chargers playing into...
Chargers receiver Vincent Brown (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, but he was given the "designated to return" tag, meaning he can come back after six weeks.Fantasy Spin:The "designated to return" tag is a new element to injured reserve this season. Brown broke his ankle on Aug. 18 and is projected to miss eight weeks after having surgery. Brown was reportedly...
Okay, so the ‘sexy six’ Tight Ends are all off the board; Graham, Gronkowski, Davis, Hernandez, Pettigrew, and Witten. Not what do you do? First don’t panic and settle for the two ‘old’ standbys, Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates. Gonzo will probably revert back to his 2010 numbers, especially if the Falcons can’t get any [...]
San Diego halfback Ryan Mathews (clavicle) participated in individual drills Wednesday, according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.Fantasy Spin:San Diego will hold it's first official practice Thursday. Mathews has insisted he'll be ready Week 1, but we doubt the Chargers will play him. Week 2 is an option but we don't expect him to handle a full workload...
Vincent Brown: Brown (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, but with the designation that allows him to be activated by the Chargers later this season, the team’s official site reports.
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The Chargers returned to practice on Wednesday after an off day. RB Ryan Mathews (broken right clavicle) participated in individual drills without contact for his second straight practice.
Coach Norv Turner, however, indicated Mathews will not play against the Raiders in the season opener on Monday.
Mathews is a big part of what we do, Turner said in regards to Mathews missing...
Evan’s 2 Guys to Watch
The Guy I Do Like: Ronnie Brown, San Diego Chargers
The Oakland Raiders struggled stopping the run in 2011 allowing over 5 yards per carry and 15 rushing TDs. Without a pick in the first 2 rounds of this year’s draft, Oakland was unable to get an impact player to help their defense meaning that San Diego should ave a chance to move the ball fairly easily...
The Chargers will kick off the regular season with a national audience watching and an undrafted rookie protecting the franchise QB’s blindside. If it sounds like a recipe for disaster, that’s because it is. Still, this is an obstacle, not a death sentence. Here is a detailed look at five ways Norv Turner & Co. will keep the offense humming and avoid another slow start.
San Diego Chargers (9-7) (4th seed: loss in first round)
Oakland Raider (7-9)
Denver Broncos (7-9)
Kansas City Chiefs (7-9)
Depending on your definition, this is the NFL’s worst conference, inasmuch as there is not one legitimate playoff team in the mix. I have San Diego winning it by default, but that has a lot more to do with the schedule...
Comments on the San Diego Chargers by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (16)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 16) - First time in decade Bolts won't be favored in AFC West; could help.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 16) - Norv Turner was given another chance. Will likely be his last if Chargers don't make playoffs.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 13...