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  1. Can Green break out alongside Gates?

    Tom Carpenter

    TE Ladarius Green may have as much natural physical talent as San Diego Chargers tag-team TE partner Antonio Gates, but that won't translate into reliable week-to-week statistical production until Green carves out a big enough role in the offense. ...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  2. How much upside in Ladarius Green?

    Tom Carpenter

    During a three-game stretch in November, TE Ladarius Green caught nine passes for 206 yards and 2 TDs, while displaying his natural physicals skills. However, outside of that trio of games, Green had only 14 targets in 2013. In order to take on a big...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  3. Pass-catching draft options for Fins

    Tom Carpenter

    TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins played a year of basketball at the University of Washington before focusing solely on football. He hopes to follow in the footsteps of other ballers-turned-footballers like Antonio Gates, Jimmy Graham and Julius Thomas and ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  4. When will Rudolph get extension?

    Tom Carpenter

    Kyle Rudolph's 2013 campaign was a bust -- literally -- as he suffered a fractured left foot in Week 9 and landed on IR with just 30 catches for 313 yards and 3 TDs on his stat sheet. The previous season, he had earned a spot in the Pro Bowl after re...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  5. Fantasy checkdown: Is Rice cooked?

    Tom Carpenter

    It may be the offseason in fantasyland, but that doesn't mean fantasy owners should shut things down until August. Fantasy-relevant things happen all year long via coaching changes, coordinator changes, free agency, the draft and OTAs. And the more i...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  6. Another look at Graham's UFA payday

    Tom Carpenter

    The New Orleans Saints will have to find a way to secure the services of Jimmy Graham, who will be an unrestricted free agent, long term this offseason, despite having a tight salary-cap situation. They should hope to sign him to an extension, rather...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  7. Delanie Walker's upside under Whisenhunt

    Tom Carpenter

    TE Delanie Walker spent the first seven years of his NFL career playing second fiddle to Vernon Davis with the San Francisco 49ers. That meant that, despite being a decent pass-catcher, he never saw more than 44 targets or caught more than 29 passes ...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  8. Fantasy checkdown: Pitta's potential

    Tom Carpenter

    After Dennis Pitta had six catches (on 11 targets) for 48 yards and a touchdown in his season debut in Week 14, I cautioned readers in last Friday's fantasy checkdown that the tight end likely would come back down to earth against the Detroit Lions D...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  9. Could Gates make a mark in Week 16?

    Tom Carpenter

    Despite a terrific Week 15 matchup against a Denver Broncos defense that has had trouble slowing opposing tight ends all season long, the San Diego Chargers failed to get their tight ends involved. Antonio Gates caught two of three targets for 23 yar...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  10. Fantasy checkdown: Stick with Shady

    Tom Carpenter

    It's the end of the week, which means it's time for another installment of Rumor Central's "Friday Fantasy Checkdown," where I take a look at a number of rumors and how they will affect your fantasy football teams. Most leagues are entering the fi...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  11. 2-TE sets open door for Ladarius Green?

    Tom Carpenter

    Even though tight end Ladarius Green had loads of obvious physical talent, he fell to the fourth round of the 2012 draft due to concerns about his durability and shoddy blocking. The San Diego Chargers had no qualms about drafting him as a long-term ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  12. Carson Palmer, C.J. Spiller and Steve Smith among players with to...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides his top picks for Week 11 in the Gridiron Challenge, including Carson Palmer, C.J. Spiller and Steve Smith.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  13. Several favorable Week 8 matchups on tap for Gridiron Challenge p...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides his top picks for Week 8 in the Gridiron Challenge, finding several favorable matchups to his liking.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  14. Gridiron Challenge: Number of bye-week teams pick up this week

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides his top picks for Week 5 in the Gridiron Challenge game.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  15. Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles options make for good Week 10...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides his top picks for Week 10 in the Gridiron Challenge game.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2011
  16. Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan, Michael Turner good plays for Week 9 ...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides his top picks for Week 9 in the Gridiron Challenge game.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011