Ladarius Green TE SD 2 months ago5 Comments

With Antonio Gates suspended for the first four games of the season, Green will have a chance to prove that he's the Chargers' tight end of the future, ESPN.com reports.

This is the third consecutive offseason in which Green has been hyped as a breakout candidate, but with Antonio Gates finally out of the way, at least temporarily, the 25-year-old actually has an easy path to consistent snaps this time. It remains to be seen whether Green can turn his excellent physical traits into solid production, and even if he does, there's some chance the stats will dry up once Gates returns.

Ladarius Green TE SD 5 months ago6 Comments

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy said the team needs to use Green more in 2015, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Green was a popular breakout candidate in 2014, but he ended up catching just 19 passes for 226 yards and no touchdowns, while Antonio Gates had 69 receptions for 821 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Chargers may want to get Green more involved, but the team still has Gates, Keenan Allen and Malcom Floyd, with Stevie Johnson replacing Eddie Royal. There are plenty of mouths to feed, and while Green obviously isn't lacking for athleticism, he's the least proven of the bunch.

Ladarius Green TE SD 8 months ago

Despite many predicting that he would become more of a focal point in the offense in 2014, Green ended the year with only 19 receptions for 226 yards and did not score a touchdown.

Green's lack of production wasn't so much an indictment of his skills as it was a testament to Antonio Gates' ability to turn back the hands of time. Gates was able to stay healthy all year and was simply great with 69 catches for 821 yards and 12 touchdowns. Still, Gates will turn 35 this summer, and Green will once again be waiting in the wings. Heading into his third season, it wouldn't surprise anybody if head coach Mike McCoy started to lean more heavily on Green in 2015.

Ladarius Green TE SD 8 months ago

Green (ankle) is active for Saturday's game against San Francisco.

Green's ankle issue won't keep him off the field Saturday, but his fantasy output figures to remain as disappointing as it's been all year. He has just 25 targets for 19 catches and 226 yards in 2014.

Ladarius Green TE SD 8 months ago

Green (ankle, concussion) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the 49ers, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

We'll circle back on Green's status Saturday, but with just 19 catches for 226 yards in 12 games to date, his fantasy upside is capped by the continued presence and health of fellow tight end Antonio Gates.

Ladarius Green TE SD 8 months ago

Green (ankle, concussion) practiced Thursday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

While a return to action by Green would bolster the Chargers' Week 16 TE depth, with just 19 catches for 226 yards in 12 games to date, Green remains off the fantasy radar, while working behind Antonio Gates.

Ladarius Green TE SD 8 months ago

Green (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

We'll monitor Green's status in the coming days, but with fellow TE Antonio Gates healthy at this stage of the season, Green's fantasy upside is modest, in any case.

Ladarius Green TE SD 8 months ago

Green (ankle, concussion) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.

With just 19 catches for 226 yards in 12 games to date, Green's fantasy upside, in any case, is capped by the continued presence of fellow TE Antonio Gates.

Ladarius Green TE SD 8 months ago

Green (concussion, ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

With just 19 catches for 226 yards in 12 games to date, Green remains off the fantasy radar as long as fellow TE Antonio Gates can stay on the field.

Ladarius Green TE SD 9 months ago

Green (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

With two catches in each of his last three games amounting to a total of 50 receiving yards in that span, Green is off the fantasy radar as long as Antonio Gates remains healthy.