Look out- Week 1 has been a week of the tight end. Tonight, Second-year Charger Ladarius Green could very well be next on that docket. He’s an athletic specimen that we’ve scouted since watching him practice at the 2012 Senior Bowl. Phillip Rivers is desperate for emerging young options, and Green has the talent to fit the bill.
His preseason line- 13 receptions for 210 yards and 2 TDs was enough to lead the Chargers in receiving by a significant margin. We expect to see a lot more two tight end sets this year in order to accommodate Gates and Green.
The RosterWatch Week 1 Matchup Tool suggests the Chargers opponent tonight, Houston, is a great matchup for fantasy tight ends. If you need a flex play and tight ends are eligible in your league- we say go for Green- the same goes if you’re just looking for an old-fashioned last minute tight end play.