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2015 Fantasy Football: Julius’ Juice Not Worth the Squeeze

When Julius Thomas first injured himself back on August 14, it was believed that he would return by Week 1. Two-and-a-half weeks later, that is no longer the case. On Monday, the Jacksonville Jaguars revealed that their star tight end would likely require finger surgery, forcing him to miss at least the first 4-5 weeks of the regular season. After playing three seasons with the...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Takeaways: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers

Five Takeaways: Seattle Seahawks vs. San Diego Chargers 2015-09-01 0%Overall Score Reader Rating: (0 Votes) 0% This past Saturday, the San Diego Chargers played host to the Seattle Seahawks for the third week of preseason action. Like any preseason game, the final score was essentially meaningless, but that doesn’t mean these games don’t matter for the upcoming season. Here...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football: Top 10 Tight Ends

1. Rob Gronkowski, NE Gronk is clearly the top tight end, and this one doesn’t require a ton of explanation. He’s bigger, stronger, faster and better. Gronk was on a snap count for the majority of last season and was used somewhat sparingly. He caught 82 passes for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns. Gronk is on a path to where the conversation isn’t going to be about him being...
Via The Fantasy Fix
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Chargers Fantasy Football Team Names

With fantasy football season heating up, let's have a little fun with Chargers' team names.· 2 Liuget 2 QuitNamed after the wrecking force on the defensive line, Corey Liuget. This team name fits the way he plays and also will intimidate your competition.· Van Down By The RiversThis team name will crack up your opponents like Chris Farley did to his audience in his original skit...
Via Pro Football Spot
14 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego now a true AFC threat? Chargers Bolt to the front!

San Diego did not make a huge splash in free agency like other teams but they did make some sneaky good moves that could quite possibly hoist them to the top spot in the AFC. With the Patriots losing some key players to free agency now would be the time for the Chargers to make a run for the tittle. They made some impressive moves such as signing Pro Bowler Orlando Franklin and...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WAGS are everything you do not want to be

The new E! original series WAGS (Wives and Girlfriend of Sports Stars) must have been born from the mind of someone who wanted to out-trash the Kardashians. When I watched the premiere, I went in with the thought that I would keep track of who was who and who was dating/engaged/married to whom and their compelling and relevant stories (AS IF). But that became a futile effort pretty...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers position preview: Wide Receiver & Tight End

Two positions filled with talent, the pass catchers for the San Diego Chargers have the potential to rank in the top of the NFL this season. With aging stars, veterans and young players all trying to contribute to the team, here is a look at the wide receivers and tight ends for the 2015 Chargers. Wide Receivers Starters: Kennan Allen, Malcolm Floyd, Stevie Johnson Kennan Allen...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL 2015: The Most Indispensable Player In The NFL

The NFL is a tricky profession. According to statista.com, the average career of an NFL players is 3.3 years.    Uncertainty is a commonly shared trait by teams in the NFL. So when a team can dig in and find a diamond in the rough, it’s a big deal.   Who is the biggest find in the game right now? Who is the guy who can’t be touched at his position?   It’s not a quarterback...
Via Football Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Preview 2015: 10 Players To Avoid In Keeper Leagues

Every once in a while, a breakout fantasy football star falls into your lap on draft day and gives you success at that position for years to come. This list does not include that player. We’re examining 10 players who have enough red flags to give you hesitation as you painstakingly build your dynasty. In most cases, these red flags concern age and health — a player who could...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Chargers facing a make-or-break season in 2015

Eric Weddle is disgruntled, but he's not incorrect. The Chargers' star safety his team's current era will come to an end sooner rather than later. His deal expires after 2015. Philip Rivers' deal ends after 2015. And 35-year-old Antonio Gates may or may not be back. All this under the looming prospect of Los Angeles relocation. San Diego has a roster in flux, and it's not just up...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers expect big things from their backup tight end

Ladarius Green swears that nothing has changed since July 2.That's the day the NFL handed down a four-game suspension to his mentor, Antonio Gates. And that's the day the Chargers penciled Green in as their next man up.“My approach is the same,” Green told ESPN. “I try and work hard every offseason and every training camp."This is no ordinary camp for the fourth-year tight...
Via Fox Sports
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates has no idea how prohibited substance got into his body

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been randomly tested for prohibited substances countless times over the course of his 12-year career. Unfortunately for Gates, he tested positive in April for performance enhancing drugs—a violation of NFL policy. This resulted in the league handing Gates a four-game suspension in early July. Speaking on the issue for the first time...
Via Sportsnaut
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Melvin Gordon the Final Piece of the San Diego Chargers Super Bowl Puzzle?

The Chargers have been a good team the last few years. The defense has been okay. Phillip Rivers, while one of the more emotional guys in the game, is also one of the best quarterbacks in the league. he has some solid receivers in Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates, Malcolm Floyd, and Eddie Royal. There has been just one piece missing from the team--a running game.It appears that they may...
Via FatManWriting
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Gates not sure how banned substance got into his system

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Star tight end Antonio Gates says he's not sure how a banned substance got into his body, although he believes it could have been while he was cleansing his system in the offseason. Gates has been suspended without pay for the first four games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. He can practice with the team and play in exhibition games, but then...
Via AP on Fox
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Gates not sure how banned substance got into his system

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Star tight end Antonio Gates says he's not sure how a banned substance got into his body, although he believes it could have been while he was cleansing his system in the offseason. Gates has been suspended without pay for the first four games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. He can practice with the team and play in exhibition games, but then...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Twelve absolutely amazing San Diego Chargers drawings and sketches done by fans

The San Diego Chargers may not have the most fans of any NFL team but the ones they do are fiercely loyal. They also appear to be incredible talented and artistic. Here are 12 absolutely awesome Chargers sketches and drawings completed by fans. Enjoy. No. 12 @Melvingordon25 pencil drawing on illustration board (ready for paint) @Chargers #TignerSportsArt #BoltUp #drawing pic.twitter...
Via cover32
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football Team Preview: San Diego Chargers

For your fantasy football draft prep and advice, continue to check on this page for updates regarding the San Diego Chargers. Team outlook: The 2015 season may have started on a sour note with all-world tight end Antonio Gates suspended for the first four games, but that could be just what the Chargers needed. Now, with Philip Rivers’ safety target out of the picture, he will be...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

OC Reich: Gates suspension will make Bolts offense better

Few coaches would be able to see the silver lining in losing a nine-time Pro Bowler.Frank Reich is the rare exception, though. With Antonio Gates serving a four-game suspension to start the year, the Chargers' offensive coordinator sees a unique opportunity for his offense."This is going to make us better, because it’s going to force other guys to step in and force us to run the...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers fail miserably with their 2015 pocket schedules

The Chargers just released their foldable pocket schedules, now with truly terrible timing. That's a bad look for the team. Antonio Gates won't be around for the first four games of that schedule. And if the reasoning behind his suspension is true, he didn't exactly do things the hard way. San Diego fans have been through enough. Now they can't check their own team's schedule without...
Via Fox Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Such A Long, Long Time To Be Gone

I think this could actually be the longest I’ve gone without posting.  However, in my defense, I’ve had some good reasons.  Sam and I went to Aruba for a week without the kids, which was awesome.  But the first thing I saw when we got to the bar at the resort was an ESPN profile on which Chargers rookies could be starting in 2015.  Normally, I’d be psyched to see this. ...
Via Justice is Coming
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers fans are snatching up tickets to keep their team in town

Chargers fans are using this potential final season to send a loud message to team management. They're grabbing up single-game tickets in record numbers, according to U-T San Diego. Only scattered tickets remain for three home games, with a fourth approaching that near-sellout mark. It's no coincidence that two of those three are nationally-televised bouts. And the Steelers game...
Via Fox Sports
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t buy into Ladarius Green’s fantasy hype

The last two fantasy football seasons, whenever I’ve read an article on fantasy sleepers, Ladarius Green is always on that list. “This is Green’s year!” “He’s finally going to breakout!” Still waiting on him to breakout. With Antonio Gates getting busted for PEDs, it’s time for Green to finally shine! Green will be starting the first four games of the season with...
Via EndZoneScore
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at the Chargers Most Important Camp Battle

With training camp starting at the end of this month, the team at TopSportsReport has begun to analyze it.  As part of that analysis, we compiled opinions from many of our team based writers into one post that takes an in depth look at the most important camp battle for every NFL team. As part of that article, John Miceli evaluated Antonio Gates, Ladarius Green and the San Diego...
Via TopSportsReport
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the San Diego Chargers will be just fine without Antonio Gates

View image | gettyimages.com It’s been just over a week since San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was suspended for four games due to his violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy, meaning he’s set to miss a quarter of the 2015 season. Which means it’s also been just over a week since Ladarius Green was finally freed. Yes, he’s free at last...
Via Bloguin Best
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Chargers will be just fine without Antonio Gates

  View image | gettyimages.com It’s been just over a week since San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was suspended for four games due to his violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy, meaning he’s set to miss a quarter of the 2015 season. Which means it’s also been just over a week since Ladarius Green was finally freed. Yes, he’s...
Via This Given Sunday
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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