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: NFL.com
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 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 NFL.com'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: NFL.com
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 | Sep 23rd
BALLER MOVE: Add in 12 team leagues or deeper Owned in 31% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Ladarius Green is a promising young tight end for the Chargers. Unfortunately for him, so far this year it seems like Antonio Gates isn’t willing to admit that he’s not an elite TE anymore. Gates has 18 targets to Green’s 8. […]