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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:01:47 -0700
The San Diego Chargers remain in search of a fourth option at running back after RB Ryan Mathews turned down their one-year contract offer in favor of signing with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this offseason. The agent for Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was dismissive at the notion of any potential trade to the Chargers Wednesday, March 25. The Chargers seem likely to address the need via the NFL draft. Only RB Danny Woodhead, RB Branden Oliver and RB Donald Brown are under contract for 2015.
Fantasy Tip: As things currently stand, expect Oliver to be the workhorse on the ground, while Woodhead could be a decent option in PPR leagues. Brown possesses the least fantasy value as of now, but things could change drastically during the draft and/or training camp.
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:54:55 -0700
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:37:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Oliver could enter offseason workouts as the No. 1 running back, but there is a good chance the team adds a running back in the draft to compete for the starting job. Oliver performed well when he was the starter this past season and could be a No. 2 fantasy back next season if he is the starter.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:06:12 -0700
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:57:41 -0700
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:31:25 -0700
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers likely will not be traded even though he plans to play out his current contract, according to sources. The team wants to sign Rivers to a long-term contract and could use the franchise tag on him next offseason.
Fantasy Tip: Rivers likely will remain with the team and be the starting quarterback next season. Rivers will have most of his weapons back next season and could be a starting fantasy quarterback most weeks on FantasyScore in 2015.
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:55:43 -0700
Free-agent CB Patrick Robinson (Saints) signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the San Diego Chargers Thursday, March 19. The deal includes a $1 million signing bonus, $1 million base salary ($250,000 guaranteed) and up to $1 million in playing time incentives.
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:45:18 -0700
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:14:22 -0700
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is scheduled to work out for the San Diego Chargers next month, and many around the league are speculating that the team could be serious about trading up for Mariota in the year's draft. The Chargers may be prepared for a future without QB Philip Rivers, as the 2015 season is the final year of his current deal. However, general manager Tom Telesco said that the team isn't thinking of trading Rivers.
Fantasy Tip: The rumors about the Chargers trading for Mariota may be far-fetched. While Rivers should be an acceptable QB1 in many weeks in 2015, Mariota won't be anything more than a weak QB2 in standard leagues in his rookie season, no matter what team he's playing for.
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:09:24 -0700
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers isn't currently thinking about a contract extension with the team, but he believes he'll play out his current contract that ends after the 2015 season. "What I can control and all I know as of today, I am signed up for one more year," Rivers said. "I guess things could change, but with all the uncertainty in many aspects, I don't see it changing before camp gets here, and when camp gets here I'm even more certain to play it out." He won't rule out playing in Los Angeles if the team moves there, but there are more appealing cities for he and his family. The Chargers could put the franchise tag on Rivers for 2016, and there is speculation brewing that San Diego is prepared for a future without Rivers.
Fantasy Tip: If Rivers stays in San Diego for the 2015 season, his value likely won't change all that much from last season. The Bolts lost a few offensive weapons from last year, but they still have enough to make Rivers an acceptable QB1 in many weeks.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:38:28 -0700
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (back) has been working out nearly every day at Chargers Park, although not to the level he normally would be at this time of year. Still, he declared Tuesday, March 17, that he will be ready for the team's offseason program.
Fantasy Tip: It would be strange to see someone else running the offense in San Diego, as Rivers has been there for a while now. It remains to be seen if the team would be willing to trade up, and pay a heavy price to do so, to get Mariota, or whether Rivers will be with the team for the next few years. We'll find out in the next month, though. Rivers had a very nice season, but he turns 33 in December and is heading into the twilight.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:35:50 -0700
The San Diego Chargers might be serious about their interest in Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, and numerous people around the league have speculated the team could be serious about selecting Mariota in the 2015 NFL Draft. They are scheduled to work Mariota out next month.
Fantasy Tip: It would be an interesting landing spot for Mariota. Fantasy owners probably wouldn't want to see it, because he would likely be carrying a clipboard rather than hands-on training with Philip Rivers under contract for at least one more year.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:46:23 -0700
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:18:18 -0700
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Stevie Johnson (49ers) officially signed with the San Diego Chargers Tuesday, March 17, on a three-year deal. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
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