Ladarius Green, TE, Chargers
|TE - #21||175.98||SD||Active||3 years||25||6'6||240||@kingGREEN_89|
2015 Outlook: Super Sleeper (high risk/potential)Last updated on Jun-18-2015 by Shawn Childs
Fantasy owners were buying the Green juice in 2014 draft season as many expected Gates to fade off into the sunset. Ladarius barely had a pulse last year (29/226 with no TDs on 25 targets). He battled a hamstring injury early in the year and Green struggled with an ankle injury over the second half of the year. A concussion in early December led to minimal playing time late in the year. Ladarius brings big play ability to the TE position, but he has no fantasy value or opportunity with Gates healthy.
Along with Ladarius Green, Stevie Johnson is expected to be one of the top beneficiaries of Antonio Gates' four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy. Not only is Johnson expected to see a heavy increase in targets, he has the fire and desire to earn the respect he believes he deserves. "I don't want to guarantee anything," said Johnson, "but you'll see a different player, as far as attitude goes. I feel like it's time to level up and get that respect that I know I should be getting … Besides in Buffalo, where it took me a couple of years to play. I kind of got that back. Going home to San Francisco and them not playing me how I know I should have and they know, the people around me, the players know I should have been playing … yeah, I definitely feel that fire inside … I know what I can do. I don't need people to talk about it but at this point … it's about respect now. It's not about the yards that I have. It's about going out there and dominating."
Johnson could regain fantasy relevance with the Chargers much like Eddie Royal did. There are no clear-cut top targets to eat up a ton of guaranteed targets. He's currently being drafted as the WR75. He is an absolute steal that late. I see his ceiling being a flex option, however, he's more likely to be a bye week fill-in or emergency injury replacement. Johnson has high-bust potential after struggling mightily in San Francisco last year, but, with his current ADP there's very little risk involved.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/5 - Chargers WR Stevie Johnson expected to see more targets with Antonio Gates suspended
7/3 - Chargers TE Ladarius Green to take over for suspended Antonio Gates
7/2 - Chargers TE Antonio Gates suspended for four games
7/2 - Chargers TE Antonio Gates releases statement denying intentional use of PEDs
6/17 - Chargers TE Ladarius Green 'looks really good' in camp
Latest References to Ladarius Green on FFToolbox:
2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|11.11||FFToolbox - Scott - Shane Hallam called this pick the STEAL OF THE DRAFT. Yeah, I had a hard time picking between he and Ertz on the last pick. Surprised he was still here. Gates is in the twilight of his career and it's time for Green to emerge.|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|9.02||DLF - Green will step up in a big way this season and contribute significantly to the Chargers offense as he slowly becomes the primary TE for the Chargers.|
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