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San Diego Chargers Fantasy Football Outlook

The San Diego Chargers took a step forward last year and made the playoffs for the first time since 2009 under new coach Mike McCoy. Largely due to Ken Whisenhunt's new offensive system reinvigorating the Chargers offense and reviving Philip Rivers’ career. The Chargers’ success lead to top ten seasons from both Rivers and running back Ryan Mathews, who completed his...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers find some positives in loss to 49ers

SAN DIEGO (AP) Even though the Chargers lost their latest preseason outing, they found something to like. The first-team offense went three series and scored the team's lone touchdown, a 10-yard reception by Antonio Gates from Philip Rivers, in a 21-7 loss Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers. San Diego's starting defense showed a spark as well, limiting the 49ers' starters...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football Preview – AFC Edition

Last week, we looked at some NFC players to grab and some to avoid. This week we look at some of targets from the AFC. Quarterback GRAB: Philip Rivers, SD AVOID: Andy Dalton, CIN Here is a good question for Fantasy owners: “Who was second in the AFC and third in the NFL in QB Rating last season?” If the above name did not already clue you in, Rivers was one of the most effective...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Before drafting you need to see San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates’ fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers' Antonio Gates lets his sister's memory guide him

He has two of the surest hands in NFL history, but only now does Antonio Gates fully grasp what his little sister meant to him. The All-Pro tight end, beginning his 12th season with the San Diego Chargers, sat at his locker Tuesday and reminisced about his 22-year-old sister, Pam, who died last month after a three-year battle with lupus. She had been in a coma for several weeks after...
Via Fox Sports West
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers' Antonio Gates lets his sister's memory guide him

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates thought about the possibility of retiring following his sister's death.
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates will be playing with a heavy heart this year

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates will be playing with a very heavy heart this year, after watching his you ger sister die this summer. The All-Pro tight end, beginning his 12th season with the San Diego Chargers, sat at his locker Tuesday and reminisced about his 22-year-old sister, Pam, who died last month […] The post Chargers tight end Antonio Gates will be playing...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2014

With all of the weapons on a newly-revitalized San Diego Chargers team with a new general manager, head coach, and offensive coordinator, and who made an impressive late-season push to earn a playoff berth and, subsequently, beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the wildcard round, which player is most poised to have that highly-touted "breakout" season?Whereas WR Keenan Allen...
Via Football Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Chargers, Dolphins, Giants, Packers, & Panthers

  Browns Rookie free agent WR Ben Edwards tried out for the Browns on Tuesday. (Aaron Wilson) Chargers 2014 could be TE Antonio Gates final year with the Chargers. (Robert Klemko) Dolphins TE/OT Steve Maneri tried out for the Dolphins on Tuesday. (Aaron Wilson) Giants RB Peyton Hillis  left Tuesday’s practice with an ankle injury. (Ralph Vacchiano) Packers Second-round...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Live analysis from Monday’s Chargers camp: Jason Verrett update, WR-CB battles

Here is another breakdown from our man on the ground, Garrett Sisti (@GarrettSisti). Yesterday and today were planned to be hard practices with a planning day on Wednesday, and of course, the big opener on Thursday. - Brandon Flowers, Vincent Brown, Marcus Cromartie and Jeromey Clary did not practice again. Antonio Gates was in Detroit this weekend with his family for his sister’s...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: TE

SELF-PROMOTIONAL ITEM: Football Outsiders Almanac 2014, a.k.a. “the annual Football Outsiders preview” or “that thing that kept me away from here from post-draft until a couple weeks ago,” is available for purchase. You can get the book in PDF form at Football Outsiders, while the print copy is currently available through CreateSpace and on Amazon proper. I did the Broncos...
Via Total Titans
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph got Paid

Earlier this week the Vikings announced they signed TE Kyle Rudolph to a five-year contract extension worth $36.5 million. This now makes him the 5th highest paid tight end in the NFL. He is now only behind Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Jason Witten, and Vernon Davis. And he is now just above Antonio Gates. That is pretty good company, especially for a 24 year old with pretty modest...
Via TopSportsReport
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Case For the Chargers Winning The AFC West

The Denver Broncos have won three straight division titles and with number 18, at 37 years old and coming off his best statistical season as a pro, still firing on all cylinders, you might be saying to yourself that there really isn’t a point to this article I am writing. Maybe so, but that could be attributed to the lack of attention that the Chargers have received over the last...
Via Football Nation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Chargers, Eagles, Jaguars, Redskins, & Seahawks

  Bills Bills released DB Brandon Smith from the injured reserve list with a settlement. Chargers Veteran TE Antonio Gates has looked “in shape and explosive” during the first week of camp. (Eric D. Williams) WR Vincent Brown missed his fifth straight practice with a calf injury, and was sporting a walking boot. (Eric D. Williams) Second-round pick OLB Jeremiah Attaochu...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Condolences to Antonio Gates and his family following sister’s passing

In, quite frankly, a few days which will make you question the integrity of the NFL, it’s important to remember what is really important. Antonio Gates’ sister, Pamela, passed away Wednesday night at the age of 22 following a long battle with lupus. Gates has been a model citizen in San Diego and exemplifies the hardworking attitude that makes NFL players, something to admire...
Via cover32 - Chargers
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates re-joins team

This offseason was both difficult and deeply personal for Antonio Gates. While the trying period isn't over, he is now back with the team. The Chargers tight end reported to training camp Wednesday. Excused from spring workouts in light of family circumstances, he'll have the chance to discuss the situation to whatever degree he is comfortable — including, of course,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers sign RB Danny Woodhead to two-year extension

The San Diego Chargers and running back Danny Woodhead have agreed on a two-year contract extension. “Danny is an integral part of our offense,” said general manager Tom Telesco. “His work ethic and on-field production were key elements last year. We look forward to having him be a part of the Chargers organization into the future.” Financial terms haven’t been disclosed...
Via Sports-Glory
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Projected Chargers Offensive Starters

The 2013 Chargers saw some great success among the very talented AFC West division. They looked to up and comers, some veterans and a few resurgent players to thrive late in the season. The roster shouldn’t change too much, given the team’s play. However, change is inevitable, and there are some possibilities that are intriguing, but it seems as though repetition might be the...
Via TopSportsReport
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp Preview: The Bolts may have the best tight end duo in the NFL

When it comes to the tight end position, the San Diego Chargers have had little worries in the past decade. Antonio Gates has brought stability to the position in America’s Finest City since 2003 during an impressive run that includes eight Pro Bowls. Gates should pass Lance Alworth as the Chargers’ franchise career receiving leader sometime in 2014, and last year, showed he...
Via cover32 - Chargers
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ladarius Green’s “breakout” season may not require gaudy fantasy numbers

Read just about any fantasy football website around this time of year and they’ll be talking about breakout candidates. This year, one of their favorites to break out is San Diego Chargers tight end, Ladarius Green. Green will be just 24 years old this season playing behind an aging veteran in Antonio Gates, and showed flashes of big play ability last season, all things that could...
Via cover32 - Chargers
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Preview: Tight Ends

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Preview: Tight EndsBy Chris SchadThere are few places than a tight end would rather be than in Norv Turner’s offense. The new offensive coordinator has been a maverick in the National Football with his tendency to get the tight end involved in the passing game. While most fans can casually recite that Turner got career seasons out of Antonio Gates...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Flowers agrees to one-year deal with Chargers

The San Diego Chargers have reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers, reports FOX Sports Mike Garafolo. Flowers was released by the Chiefs on June 13. Flowers, a six-year starter, had his worst season in 2013 despite making the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. In six seasons with the Chiefs, Flowers amassed 374...
Via Sports-Glory
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Ken Whisenhunt compares Delanie Walker to Antonio Gates

After seven years in the NFL, Delanie Walker exploded as a serious threat from the tight end position with the Tennessee Titans. Despite alternating between Jake Locker and Ryan Fitzpatrick, Walker was a solid option in the passing game and provided veteran leadership with the young receiving core. Nate Davis from the USA Today discussed the Titans options throughout the roster and...
Via cover32 - Titans
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The five best individual offensive performances by the Chargers in 2013

A season ago, the San Diego Chargers miraculously made the postseason for the first time in four seasons. A lot of their success a year ago had to do with the play of the offense. Under the direction of Mike McCoy and Ken Whisenhunt, who is now the head coach for the Tennessee Titans, the Bolts offense electrified most of the league with their Pro Bowl quarterback and dossier of...
Via cover32 - Chargers
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Rudolph has the ingredients to be a top tight end

As we watch Tony Gonzalez ride off into the sunset, Jason Witten and Antonio Gates inch closer to hanging up their guns and Rob Gronkowski continue to struggle with injuries, you can’t help but feel that there may be a changing of the guard among the elite tight ends. In today’s NFL, the top tight ends are receivers more than anything else. The ‘move’ or ‘joker’ tight...
Via cover32 - Vikings
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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