Ladarius Green set to overtake Antonio Gates in production? (TE Rankings Discussion)

We released our 2014 Fantasy Football Positional Ranks as a staff in July and have been updating them throughout the offseason in an effort to provide you with the most accurate rankings to use in your draft preparations. Of course, within our ranks you’ll see a variance on different players as each of our analysts holds different viewpoints about their potential outcome this...
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4 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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Fantasy Tight Ends

Part three of our journey into the outlook of the fantasy football season. We’ve gone over a Matthew Berry-esque “Love/Hate” on the running backs and wide receivers and today will be no different. Welcome to the thinnest position in fantasy football, the tight end. As the fantasy football season draws closer and closer, we’ll go over some of the tight ends to look out for...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sparknotes version game recap: Chargers handle the Cowboys 27-7

The most encouraging part of the Chargers victory this evening was the complete performance by the entire roster. The depth players really dominated the Cowboys backups, and limited Dallas to zero points in the second half. While the score is reflective of an ideal result, there are some things to work on. Here are some quick impressions from the Bolts’ victory. First-team offense...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Chargers to Watch in the First Preseason Game

The Chargers had a up and down season last year, but they did end up making the playoffs and they lost in the second round against the Broncos. A new year for the Chargers gets underway tonight though in the first preseason game against the Cowboys. There are a lot of players to look at tonight but I’m just gonna tell you my top 5. 5. Ladarius Green #187269915 /
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 5 storylines to watch this preseason

The Hall of Fame Game was fun, sure. But tomorrow the preseason begins in earnest with six games, and the other 30 teams playing over the next three days. Here are the top storylines we’ll be watching during August football. Quickly, you’ll notice a certain position that’s pretty important… 1. What is a Johnny Manziel? Everything new head coach Mike Pettine has said throughout...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 5 storylines to watch this preseason

The Hall of Fame Game was fun, sure. But tomorrow the preseason begins in earnest with six games, and the other 30 teams playing over the next three days. Here are the top storylines we’ll be watching during August football. Quickly, you’ll notice a certain position that’s pretty important… 1. What is a Johnny Manziel? Everything new head coach Mike Pettine has said throughout...
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16 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers’ Chris Davis wins ESPY for Best Play

Congratulations to San Diego Charger, and former Auburn Tiger, Chris Davis for his ESPY win last night. Here is the play that won the Iron Bowl. Last week, we talked about Davis’ chances to make the Chargers roster. After hearing his ESPYs speech, it’s hard not to love his attitude and humility. We wish him the best entering his first training camp! You may also be interested...
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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...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The best Nos. 90-99 in the NFL today revealed; how’d the San Diego Chargers do?

Certain players are simply synonymous with certain numbers. It’s hard to see No. 4 without thinking of Brett Favre. Seven will always be John Elway. A pair of twos right next to each other is Emmitt Smith. And the sight of 56 conjures up memories of Lawrence Taylor. Those are some of the all-time greats, players who have etched their names in the NFL’s history books. But there...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers CB Brandon Flowers ranked top-15 in the NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s CB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Philip Rivers Repeat 2013 Success?

If I was writing about Philip Rivers this time last year, I would have been seriously worried about the immediate future of the San Diego quarterback. This year it’s a different story, put together a combination of a new philosophy from rookie HC Mike McCoy and an offensive line that can keep Rivers upright lead the Chargers back to the playoffs in 2013. 4,478 yards, 32 touchdowns...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: Tight End ADP Report

It's not just the NFL that's starting to put a greatest emphasis on tight ends these days—it's fantasy owners too.Once an afterthought, the tight end position has become one that can make or break your team's week. Some teams are even willing to give up a first round pick on the right tight end now.Drafting tight ends has become more important than ever, but owners...
Via Football Nation
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The most important newcomers for the Chargers, is Flowers the best corner?, Will Mathews stay in S.D.?

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to recap this week. San Diego Chargers - The five most important newcomers to the San Diego Chargers. (READ) - Flowers says he is the best corner, but is he? (READ) - Will Ryan Mathews be a Charger in 2015? (READ) - Philip Rivers has some pretty tempting Vegas odds for MVP. (READ) - Ladarius Green getting attention around...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers deemed “contender” that won’t make NFL playoffs in 2014

One of the great things about the NFL is that nearly every team can make a case for the upcoming season being “their year.” That’s because every campaign sees plenty of worst-to-first turnarounds, where non-playoff teams from the year before suddenly find themselves in postseason contention down the stretch. Conversely, that also means that there are plenty of franchise that...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ladarius Green grabbing attention around the league

Tight end Ladarius Green showed off numerous flashes of brilliance a season ago as the backup for the San Diego Chargers. And apparently, Bolts fans may not be the only ones who noticed. Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.COM published on Monday that Green was the ninth player most likely to “make the leap” during the 2014 season. Said Rosenthal on the Louisiana-Lafayette product, “He’s...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Tight End Sleepers Who Could Unseat Jimmy Graham

Last year, Jimmy Graham was his usual fantasy stud self - even while hurt, Julius Thomas finally found his health groove to become a stud and Vernon Davis was a consistent red-zone target.  This year, these three will most likely continue their dominance but with a growing emphasis on pass catching tight ends in the NFL, there will be more to tight ends out there to choose from...
Via Football Nation
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

News And Notes: More Miami Mischief

  The Miami Dolphins backfield has been a hot topic this offseason, with newcomer Knowshon Moreno attempting to hold off 2013 heartbreaker Lamar Miller for top running back duties. After reports that Moreno showed up to offseason workouts out of shape, Lamar Miller’s 2014 stock began to slowly rise. Now, after enduring weeks of updates on Moreno’s eating habits, weigh-ins, and...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Week 1 Game-By-Game Analysis and Predictions

Thursday, Sept. 4Green Bay Packers (27) @ Seattle Seahawks (31), 8:30 p.m.- The Seahawks' defense is loaded at every position, but so is the Packers' offense. Richard Sherman will look to shutdown Jordy Nelson, but Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane will be put to the test facing Randall Cobb and Jarrett Boykin.- Marshawn Lynch nears 30 years of age, but he will look to expose...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Will Be San Diego Chargers’ Breakout Star in 2014?

Star players often steal the spotlight around the NFL. This is especially true this time of the year when many big-name contributors receive massive contract extensions or run into off-the-field trouble. But every year, we also witness plenty of promising young playmakers who step out of the shadows and make a name for themselves with a breakout season. Who will break out for the...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Mock Draft, Standard 12-Team League

It’s never too early for a fantasy football mock draft to test out what’s trending as far as which players get selected in the first few rounds and what other players drop to late rounds. In this mock draft, I had the first overall pick of 12 teams for a standard fantasy football league. Here are my 15 selections with a small piece of analysis for each choice. 1.1 LeSean McCoy...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down how the Chargers will improve in the red zone during 2014

One key point of emphasis early on the for the San Diego Chargers in 2014 has been improvement in the red zone. While the Chargers were the fifth best offense in the league in terms of total yards, the team was only the 12th best scoring offense. Additionally, the offense ranked 23rd in red zone touchdown percentage at 51.52 percent. The team found the endzone only about half the...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dynasty Fantasy Football: Future Salary Cap Casualties

Last week we went through some future free agent planning for the 2015 season to give you a heads up on which players have a window to increase their fantasy value while also being able to be currently acquired cheaply. We’re going to keep one eye fixated on the 2015 offseason, looking at three potential candidates who could be future salary cap casualties and the replacement assets...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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