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By Ryan Trammell, Chargers Correspondent, Fri, Jul 17th 1:25am EDT

Ladarius Green will get a shot at the starting Tight End position with former All-Pro Antonio Gates receiving a four game PED suspension to start the year. (Source: Eric D. Williams on ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Green has been overdue an extended shot at the starting role but he has future Hall-of-Famer Antonio Gates infront of him so it's hard to argue. Gates just turned 35 last month but hasn't really shown any signs of aging so all though Green (who is 25 years old) will begin the season as the starter, he will probably be relegated to the back-up role once Antonio Gates returns.


By Steve Painter, Chargers Correspondent, Tue, Jun 16th 8:13pm EDT

Rivers said. ""He looks really good. ... He needs to be a bigger part of it" for 2015. Trouble is, he plays behind Antonio Gates in a three-receiver set system. (Source: Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He's a talent, no doubt, and he has all the tools to be great. But he is just not going to get the playing time in San Diego right now.


By Paul Maland, Chargers Correspondent, Thu, Jun 11th 1:57pm EDT

Chargers tight end Ladarius Green has been "running away from safeties" in OTA's. It was also noted that defensive backs were attempting to hold in order to slow him down in his routes. (Source: Union-Tribune San Diego)

Fantasy Impact: At 6'6" and running a 4.5 40 yard dash, Green is a physical specimen who has yet to transition into a consistent fantasy producer. In a contract year, and with Antonio Gates asking for a lighter workload in 2015, Green could be a sneaky fantasy pickup based off intangibles alone.


By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 12:18am EST

TE Ladarius Green had 2 catches for 34 yards off of 3 targets in Sunday's exciting victory over the visiting Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Although the performance was rather mediocre, this is the first time all season Green had more targets and yardage than Gates (3 to 2; 34 yards to 14 yards). Gates' fast start at the beginning of the season allowed the offense to minimize the use of Green. Now that Gates has slowed down considerably, It will be interesting to see the production of Green over the next several weeks in comparison to Gates, but it is not warranted to pick him up over the fantasy wire at this time.


By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Sat, Oct 25th 11:31am EDT

TE Ladarius Green had one catch from his only target for nine yards.

Fantasy Impact: Green was a trendy fantasy draft pick back in August. However, with the resurgence of Antonio Gates to elite TE status, Green owners might consider dumping Green now (if they haven't already done so). Green could be a superstar in the NFL, but it is apparently not going to be this year.


By Brian Tesch, Chargers Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 3:22pm EDT

Ladarius Green will suit up for the Chargers Week 5 match-up against the Jets. Green had missed Wednesday's practice (Source:

Fantasy Impact: A hyper-athletic tease, with Danny Woodhead's targets largely going to Eddie Royal, Green will most likely see limited volume. However, Green has the potential to be a top-notch seam-stretcher and faces a weak Jets secondary, he offers some upside in 2TE formats.


By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 25th 12:28am EDT

TE Ladarius Green had 4 catches for 64 yards on 6 targets. Counterpart Antonio Gates had only 1 catch for 8 yards on his only target.

Fantasy Impact: Heading into Week 4, it is hard to tell which TE the San Diego offense will focus more on. Week 3 could have been an aberration and we see Green going back to more of a quiet role. It will be to tough to start Green even with his performance last week.


By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 9th 11:52pm EDT

TE Ladarius Green had a quiet night against the Arizona Cardinals catching both of his targets for 24 yards.

Fantasy Impact: QB Philip Rivers had his focus set on the other TE Antonio Gates Monday night. It will be interesting to see how Green will be used in the coming weeks. His breakout party still is waiting to happen.


By Graham Barfield, Chargers Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 8:56am EDT

Chargers beat writer Kevin Acee believes that Antonio Green is "still the one who knows how to get open and seize the moment." (Source: U-T San Diego )

Fantasy Impact: Kevin Acee's comments may slow the Ladarius Green-hype some. After a question asking if Ladarius Green and Antonio Gates will start splitting reps, Acee said: "Gates is still the one who knows how to get open and seize the moment ... That's more a compliment of Gates than a slam on Green. You will see Green more. Rivers trusts him. But Gates is still the man ... You'll see them both on the field a fair amount." This isn't necessarily a big change in the narrative regarding Ladarius Green; some have expected Green and Gates on the field at the same time this season. The problem is, Gates' presence may cut into Greens' targets, at least early in the season. Ladarius Green is currently going in the early-11th round and is FantasyPros consensus ranked TE14 while Antonio Gates is going in the 13th round and is FantasyPros consensus ranked TE17. Ladarius Green's TD-upside and play-making ability makes him the more enticing fantasy commodity.


By Steven Miller, Chargers Correspondent, Sat, Aug 2nd 8:34pm EDT

According to various sources, including's Chris Wesseling, TE Ladarius Green is expected to play a bigger part in the Chargers' offense this season, especially if new OC Frank Reich uses more double TE sets as veteran Antonio Gates is still around. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Green would be a huge mismatch if both he and Gates are on the field at the same time (along with Keenan Allen). At this time it would be best to select a well established TE, but try to snag Green in the later rounds. Remember, this time last year, Julius Thomas was just starting to turn heads in camp. Stay tuned to Green's status this year.

RotoBaller | Jul 31st
Starting or not, Green's never shown the talent that people assume he has. Maybe that changes in preseason.
FFLockerRoom | Jul 31st
So 2014 wasn't the breakout season for Green... Gates is still around and performing well. Don't be shocked to see Green breakout this season, it could happen at a moments notice.
The NY Times | Jul 31st
Worth starting during Gates' suspension, but will likely return to a backup role once the man returns.
Breaking Football | Jul 30th
Still has all the upside in the world, if only Gates would get out of his way
RotoBaller | Jul 30th
BALLER MOVE: Target in Late Rounds Current ADP: 165 STD, 158 PPR ANALYSIS: Maybe everyone was a year too early on Ladarius Green. The hype train got a little out of control by the end of the 2014 preseason and Green was being taken over Antonio Gates a lot of the time! Green did put up some ridiculous... Read More
WalterFootball | Jul 29th
Green could once again burn all of us who want to see him used to the utmost of his potential, but at least we get to see four games with him as the starting tight end while Antonio Gates is out. And with Green's ability there is a good chance he puts up some real numbers to start the season. The problem is he won't then start while Gates sits. He could win more time, but you don't just Wally Pipp a soon to be Hall of Famer who had 12 touchdowns last season.
FFLockerRoom | Jul 29th
If you want to gamble on Gates Green is a nice get later to ensure you have that position locked up.
Breaking Football | Jul 5th
Finally, the time has come. It’s not that we want bad things for 35-year old Antonio Gates. It’s actually the opposite after the San Diego Chargers’ ageless wonder finished as a top-five tight end in fantasy football a year ago, largely thanks to a ridiculous 13 touchdowns. He was entering his NFL deathbed, or we all thought, yet he instead put up a career-ish season and kept one...