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  • Predicting This Year's Biggest Fantasy Football Breakout Wide Receivers

    Bleacher Report "As NFL teams have become more pass-heavy, wide receivers have gained value in fantasy football. The increasingly popular "ZeroRB" draft strategy is centered around loading up on high-end receivers. However, many fantasy drafters like to spend early-round picks on..." August 23

  • 5 Worst Contracts in the NFL Heading Into 2019

    The Big Lead "Potentially the hardest part of running an NFL team is the cap-maneuvering that it requires. There are a lot of players on an active roster and only so much money to go around. In addition, the pool of NFL players is so much greater than that of any other professional sport and the talent level..." August 22

  • Where the top NFL free agents could sign before Week 1

    Sportsnaut "NFL teams are going to have to cut their rosters down from 90 to 53 ahead of Week 1 of the regular season here soon. That would normally put current free agents on the back burner when it comes to finding new teams. However, the dynamics this summer are a bit..." August 22

  • Chargers see big jump in ticket sales for 2019 season

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers are finding more success with ticket sales heading into the 2019 season than they did a year ago, and they can only hope the increased interest has to do with supporting them rather than their opponents. The Chargers will be playing their third and final..." August 22

  • Should you draft Melvin Gordon in fantasy football?

    Sporting News "We're more than halfway through August and Melvin Gordon's holdout persists. Fantasy owners are throwing their hands in the air as they think back to Le'Veon Bell's situation last year. There's been some serious reaction in the rankings, as potential Chargers handcuffs..." August 22

  • 5 Big NFL Trades That Should Happen Because of Player-Team Disputes

    12 Up "As the 2019 NFL season inches closer, several big names remain in the rumor mill not for a decline in performance, but for holding a grudge against their respective team due to either a medical mishap or contract impasse. With the trade market as active as ever, these five big names..." August 22

  • What to Make of Disappointing NFL Rookie Preseasons

    Bleacher Report "Through two weeks of preseason action, how are this year's rookies handling their first encounters with live NFL games? Some, such as New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, Carolina Panthers edge-rusher Brian Burns and Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery, look..." August 22

  • Melvin Gordon holdout expected to carry into season

    NFL.com "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon's holdout is expected to carry on into the regular season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Talks for a contract extension have not progressed as Gordon hoped and he'll continue to train in Florida for the..." August 21

  • Top 10 Fantasy Wide Receivers for 2019

    The Big Lead "Wide receivers are the second-most important commodity in fantasy behind running backs. Employing two (and potentially three) high-end receivers is a time-tested strategy to ensure you’re in the mix come playoff time. There’s a whole lot of talent at the position right now, so..." August 21

  • Who are the highest paid NFL players? Russell Wilson leads list

    USA Today "Fifty-six NFL players now make at least $15 million a season in average annual salary, according to overthecap.com, a site that tracks NFL player contracts. The highest paid player in the league is currently Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.  He..." August 21

  • Chargers Signing WR Dontrelle Inman

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that the Chargers are signing WR Dontrelle Inman to a contract on Tuesday.  Rapoport adds that Chargers’ veteran QB Philip Rivers “played a big part” in Inman’s decision to sign with Los..." August 21

  • Philip Rivers explains why Tom Brady might not be the greatest quarterback of all time

    Mass Live "With each Super Bowl victory, Tom Brady has moved more and more people to the belief that the New England Patriots quarterback is the greatest ever at his position if not the greatest ever to play the sport. After six championships, the holdouts club’s membership is diminishing,..." August 20

  • Report: Melvin Gordon, Chargers ‘millions apart’ in contract talks

    Larry Brown Sports "Melvin Gordon has not yet reported to the Los Angeles Chargers with less than three weeks remaining until the start of the regular season, and it could be quite a while before that changes if he is waiting for the team to make him the highest-paid running back in football. Gordon has..." August 20

  • 12 starting quarterbacks have seen no preseason action

    Pro Football Talk "NFL teams are increasingly seeing the risk of preseason injuries as outweighing the rewards of getting players ready for live action. And that’s particularly clear in the numbers of starting quarterbacks who are sitting out. Midway through the preseason, 12 starting quarterbacks..." August 20

  • Melvin Gordon training in California amid holdout with Chargers: I'm 'just waiting on the call'

    Yahoo! Sports "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is still holding out, waiting for a new contract before reporting to the team this fall. He’s still, though, eagerly waiting to take the field. Gordon is currently training in California, apparently ready to go the second..." August 20

  • Fantasy Football 2019: 10 Sleepers Who Could Help You Win Your League

    NESN "Fantasy football drafts are not won in the early rounds. Everyone knows the top names. And not everyone is lucky enough to land Saquon Barkeley, Patrick Mahomes or Julio Jones. But, you just might be able to land the next breakout superstar in the middle rounds of your..." August 20

  • Los Angeles Chargers release long snapper Mike Windt of Elder High School and UC Bearcats

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Mike Windt, a former Elder High School and Cincinnati Bearcats standout who spent the past nine seasons as a long snapper for the Los Angeles Chargers, was released by the team on Tuesday. Windt, undrafted in 2010 and signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as a rookie free agent but..." August 20

  • Who's Hot After Week 2 of the NFL Preseason?

    The Big Lead "Two weeks of the preseason are in the books – time to decide who’s really worthy of making it to an NFL roster and who isn’t. 1. Jarrett Stidham – QB, New England Patriots With the chance that this could be Tom Brady’s final..." August 19

  • NFL Rumors: Playoff Expansion Considered by Players, Owners in CBA Negotiations

    Bleacher Report "The NFL and NFLPA have reportedly expressed openness to expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams in new collective bargaining agreement talks. Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Monday the two sides are considering the change to offset the loss of..." August 19

  • The best fantasy football team name puns for 2019

    SB Nation "It’s fantasy football season! There are plenty of resources to research which players to draft for your team, but not many suggestions for actual team names. That’s where we come in, with 50 team names free for you to use. I’ve taken the liberty of splitting..." August 19

  • Chargers Have The Audacity To Charge Fans Ridiculous Parking Prices For A Preseason Game

    Total Pro Sports "NFL tickets are expensive enough that you would think some teams would chill out on the prices of parking. Just a bit? A little? Not the Chargers. Even though the team is just playing preseason games, they are charging some crazy prices to fans in order to see backup players struggle..." August 18

  • Derwin James to have foot surgery, miss three months

    NFL.com "Derwin James will be gone until November, at least. The Chargers safety will undergo surgery on his foot following evaluations of the stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, via sources informed of the situation. James is expected to be..." August 17

  • 2019 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Don't-want-to-draft list goes with big names at running back, quarterback

    CBS Sports "Here's some simple draft advice: don't draft players you don't buy into.  Simple philosophy, right? Fantasy Football is about building and maintaining a team with players you believe in. Why louse it up with players who you just don't think are going to be..." August 16

  • The best statistical game by an NFL rookie quarterback in each season since 2010

    SB Nation "Rookie quarterbacks don’t always play right away in the NFL. When they do, the results can often be a mixed bag. They quickly learn the NFL isn’t like college. Defenses are much faster, windows close quicker, and blitzes get way more creative. There are still those select..." August 16

  • Chargers Dealt Terrible News as Derwin James Expected to Miss 'Significant' Time

    12 Up "The lynchpin of an incredibly talented Chargers defense is going to be out for a large chunk of the regular season. Second-year safety Derwin James, who was named a First-Team All-Pro selection in his rookie season, was spotting in a walking boot at Chargers practice..." August 16

  • Derwin James not practicing, in walking boot

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers are missing their leading rusher because money, but they’re suddenly working without a number of other top players for the more conventional reasons. According to Eric Williams of ESPN.com, Chargers safety Derwin James is not practicing today, and..." August 16

  • Philip Rivers to address contract situation after the 2019 campaign

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Chargers have no qualms about quarterback Philip rivers as their starter for the foreseeable future. It seems both sides are going to wait until after the 2019 NFL season to determine how long that will be. Rivers is slated to make $16 million in the final..." August 16

  • The top fantasy football tight ends to draft in 2019

    Washington Post "Here are my 2019 tight end rankings, with notes on the top 20 plus 20 more listed, as of Aug. 14. It’s important to bear in mind that things can change rapidly during training camp and the preseason, particularly in the event of injuries and/or personnel moves. Thus I’ve..." August 16

  • Predicting 4 Fantasy Football Studs in 2019

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is one of the most volatile and unpredictable sports leagues in existence. An injury or surprise rise at one key position can heavily affect several others, both on a play-to-play basis and from week to week. This is why it can be difficult to predict which players will become..." August 16

  • Who will be the next quarterback to win his first Super Bowl?

    SB Nation "Many believe Dan Marino is the greatest quarterback to never win a Super Bowl. While he still made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl wins are tied to quarterbacks more than any other position. And getting that championship is a huge boon to a quarterback’s..." August 16

  • Chargers' Keenan Allen Suffers Ankle Injury, Could Miss Remainder of Preseason

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is on the sidelines due to an ankle injury he suffered during practice. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the 26-year-old's injury isn't considered serious but could keep him out for the rest of the preseason. He is expected to..." August 15

  • Melvin Gordon prepared to sit out without new deal

    Sportsnet "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is prepared to sit out if a new deal is not reached in time for the regular season according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter adds that there has been no progress made towards contract talks and that Gordon still wants to return..." August 15

  • Fantasy Football Red Flags You Need to Avoid in 2019

    Bleacher Report "The onset of the NFL preseason walks hand in hand with the endless wave of fantasy football drafts.  As information and deep dives become more widely available, the competition only stiffens when live drafts begin. Positional breakdowns, breakouts, sleepers, busts,..." August 15

  • The bottom 10: Worst starting running backs in the NFL today

    Sportsnaut "At a time when two of the NFL’s best running backs are holding for new contracts, a growing consensus builds surrounding the devaluation of the position. It’s a trend seen across the league with running back-by-committee becoming a more common approach. When some of the..." August 15

  • Russell Okung’s return to Chargers uncertain with season approaching

    Orange County Register "It was the exact scenario as the first day of training camp, and one that has repeated throughout the summer for the Chargers. Russell Okung stood next to teammate Brant Weiss to bookend the left side of the horizontal line, a fitting place for the Chargers’ left tackle who..." August 15

  • Who will be the NFL’s highest-paid player in 2023?

    SB Nation "You don’t have to be an elite NFL quarterback to become the highest-paid player in league history. You just have to be pretty good — and fairly young. Over the past decade, players like Joe Flacco, Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Derek..." August 15

  • Who's More Important, the QB or the Offensive Coordinator?

    The Big Lead "Football is a team game, but everyone is quite eager to assign individual blame or praise depending on the outcome. That’s simply human nature. In the NFL, this urge to assign individual responsibility evolves into full-blown debates that rage for decades. One of those debates..." August 15

  • The biggest roster hole for every top NFL playoff contender

    ESPN "No matter how wonderfully last season might have gone for your NFL team, no matter how perfect its draft was and no matter how many helpful free agents it signed, there's still at least one glaring hole -- or at least one major question still to be answered. This is true even for..." August 15

  • NFLPA issues 'work stoppage guide' to players

    ESPN "As collective bargaining agreement negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA continue to make little progress, the NFLPA has issued a "work stoppage guide" to its players to help them prepare in case of a strike or lockout following the 2020 season. Sources on both sides..." August 15

  • Chargers Sign TE Ben Johnson, Waive LB Josh Corcoran

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Chargers announced Wednesday they signed TE Ben Johnson to the active roster and waived LB Josh Corcoran in a corresponding move.  Johnson, 25, signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas in 2018.  " August 14

  • 7 young quarterbacks who could threaten the NFL’s passing records one day

    SB Nation "The NFL is about to see a lot of its established stars at quarterback head off into retirement over the next few years. Longtime starters like Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, and (maybe) Tom Brady are winding down their careers...." August 14

  • The bottom 10: Worst starting receivers in the NFL today

    Sportsnaut "Real talent at the wide receiver position has taken a major hit around the NFL. Some of this could have to do with college teams failing to develop pass catchers. Others believe that a pass-happy NFL has led to teams relying on more receivers. Hence, the influx of starting slot..." August 14

  • Chargers have made no progress with Melvin Gordon

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers have reached out to running back Melvin Gordon, but no progress has been made on ending his holdout, according to a report. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported Tuesday that the Chargers have contacted Gordon recently to tell him that he’s still a..." August 13

  • 10 players you can care about during the NFL preseason

    SB Nation "The NFL preseason doesn’t mean much if you’re an established starter. At best, it’s a chance to run through a handful of series and break up the monotony of training camp. At worst, it’s a few hours roaming the sidelines in front of a disinterested crowd while..." August 13

  • NFL Players Most Likely to Be Traded Before the Regular Season

    Bleacher Report "The first full week of the 2019 NFL preseason is in the books. That means fans are inching closer to regular-season games, while teams are still trying to sort out their final 53-man rosters. Teams have to be down to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on August 31, which will be a..." August 13

  • 10 NFL players at risk of becoming busts: Cowboys' Taco Charlton in make-or-break stretch

    USA Today "Rookies aren't the only one with something to prove in NFL training camps and the preseason. While players in their first or second year often are trying to carve out their place with their respective teams in August, the time can also be critical for former top picks whose..." August 13

  • Chargers sign Thomas Costigan, waive/injured Andrew Vollert

    Chargers.com "The Los Angeles Chargers signed DE Thomas Costigan the organization announced on Monday. In a corresponding move, TE Andrew Vollert was waived/injured. Costigan, who participated in rookie minicamp for the Chargers, played in 44 career games at Bryant University. He registered 285..." August 12

  • NFL, NFLPA Set To Meet Aug 19

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL and the players’ union will meet again on Monday, Aug 19 for another full bargaining session, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter) hears. In the interim, there will be staff meetings scheduled for this week to discuss some secondary issues. Unsurprisingly,..." August 12

  • The bottom 10: Worst starting quarterbacks in the NFL today

    Sportsnaut "It’s nearly impossible to win consistently without a top-tier starting quarterback on the roster, and there are plenty of NFL teams lacking that element. That’s what we’re focused on here today. Among the bottom 10 starting quarterbacks in the league, we’re..." August 12

  • Chargers DT Jerry Tillery up to speed after offseason shoulder surgery

    Orange County Register "Damion Square put two hands on Jerry Tillery’s chest to teach him a pass-rushing technique for the start of Sunday’s practice. The veteran defensive tackle didn’t go easy on the Chargers’ rookie first-round pick. Square made a swim move and violently pulled on..." August 12