Danario Alexander has one of the most dominant skill sets in the NFL. The issue has always been the fact that he has Greg Oden knees. I really liked him as high upside pick this season, but unfortunately a gust of wind came by and broke Mr Glass again. Now Rivers and company are left to pick up the pieces. How can step up and provide some much needed value in this already questionable passing attack?
Vincent Brown (WR)- The obvious choice. Brown flashed a bit in his rookie season, but missed all of 2012 and has just gotten back on the field. He doesn’t have a whole lot of juice, but he could provide a decent intermediate target for Philip Rivers. He will go from late round upside pick, to a higher risk middle round pick with the DX news.
Malcolm Floyd (WR)- Malcolm ‘don’t forget the extra l’ Floyd has been around it seems like a decade, but has never been a sustainable fantasy option. His is tall and can get deep a bit, but even as the ‘starter’ I’m not buying Malcolm in the Middle as anything more than a depth WR at this point.
Keenan Allen (WR)- The most intriguing WR on the roster for fantasy purposes, but as of today the coaches have stated that Allen has “a long way to go”. I’m keeping a close eye on the talented rookie out of Cal, because he could end up starting if he can impress over the next 3-4 weeks. I think at some point you will be hitting the Wire for this kid.
Antonio Gates (TE)- Gates is apparently leaner and faster thanks to a new found respect for his dietary intake. Gates is finally coming into the season healthy, but at 33, how does he have left? Still a good TD option, his receptions and yards are trending downward. With DX out, he could see an uptick in targets this season. Could he have one more good year in him?
Danny Woodhead (RB)- We know Ryan Mathews can’t pass protect and was lost a lot of the the time last season. Coaching staff didn’t trust him. McCoy comes from the RBBC state of mind, so I expect to Woody to get plenty of reps. The Chargers will be transitioning from the deep ball attack of Norv to a more quick pass attack, which means the RBs should be involved heavily in the passing game. Woodcock gets a boost.
Ladarius Green (TE)- The 4th round pick of 2012 is 6’6 240lbs, but the kid can run (4.45 40). With the release of McMichael and this injury to DX, we could see Green of the field more than we think this season. Gates ain’t getting any younger and the new coaches may give this kid a look. More of a dynasty league look right now, but someone to keep you eye on.
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