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Melvin Ingram Fantasy Football News 2020

11:10am EDT 10/27/19

Chargers DE Melvin Ingram (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Bears. He missed the past 3 contests but is worth a DL2-level play for many IDP owners this week. Ingram put in a full practice Friday.

Chargers DE Melvin Ingram (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. Ingram has missed the past 3 games but finished this week with a full Friday practice and looks like he might be ready to play.

Chargers DE Melvin Ingram is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Titans with the hamstring injury that cost him the past 2 weeks. The "doubtful" tag seems to mark a step down after Ingram entered each of the past 2 games questionable. Uchenna Nwosu should start again in Ingram's place.

Chargers DE Melvin Ingram will miss his 2nd straight game with a hamstring injury. He is inactive for tonight's game against the Steelers. Ingram put in just a single limited practice this week, so he's certainly no lock to be ready for Week 7. We'll see about his practice participation.

Chargers DE Melvin Ingram is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers. He sat out Wednesday and Thursday practices with the hamstring injury that cost him last week, before putting in a limited Friday workout. Ingram looks iffy for IDP use even if the Chargers activate him.

Chargers LB Thomas Davis is active for today's game against the Broncos. He entered the day questionable with a groin injury but put in limited practices all week and should be OK for your IDP lineup. DE Melvin Ingram is inactive after entering the day questionable with his hamstring injury.

Chargers DE Melvin Ingram is questionable for today's game against the Broncos. That's a bit of a surprise, as his Week 4 hamstring injury was supposed to cost further time. Ingram managed just a limited Friday practice this week and will be risky for IDP lineups even if he's active. We'll update his status around 3 p.m. ET in case you're hoping to use him, though.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Chargers DE Melvin Ingram will "likely" miss a couple more weeks with the hamstring injury that knocked him out in the 1st quarter of Sunday's win at Miami. That leaves the defense without 1 of its top 2 pass-rushers. Uchenna Nwosu looks like Ingram's replacement after playing a career-high 79% of the snaps against the Dolphins.

Chargers DE Melvin Ingram left Sunday's game against the Dolphins with a hamstring injury and has been ruled out. That doesn't bode well for his Week 5 participation against Denver. We'll see about how serious the injury is this week.

Chargers edge rusher Melvin Ingram will play DE in the team's new 4-3 base, according to the Orange County Register. Many IDP leaguers have anticipated the move, which will at least change Ingram's position for leagues this year. The DL tag adds value for a player who has overcome early-career injury struggles to play in every game the past 2 years. Ingram's 19 sacks and 39 total QB hits over that span earned him a large 4-year contract earlier this month.

The Chargers have placed rookie CB Jason Verrett on season-ending IR as he heads toward shoulder surgery. That means San Diego will finish the year without a guy currently tied for 9th in coverage rating at his position by Pro Football Focus. On the plus side, though, the Chargers activated OLB Melvin Ingram on Saturday from short-term IR after a hip injury. Ingram figures to have a little rust to shake off, but he can only help 1 of the league's worst pass rushes.

The Chargers have activated OLB Melvin Ingram off the PUP.  The 2nd-year player tore his left ACL in a May practice but is about to complete an amazingly quick return.  We still wouldn't expect any big defensive impact from Ingram this season.  San Diego coaches would be stupid to give him a big workload at any point in 2013.  Ingram, a 1st-round pick in 2012, could become an IDP factor in 2014 and beyond, though.

Chargers OLB Melvin Ingram tore his left ACL in practice today.  That's a huge blow to a defense that allowed OLBs Shaun Phillips and Antwan Barnes to walk in free agency this offseason.  A 1st-round pick in 2012, Ingram would have carried breakout and IDP sleeper potential into the 2013 season.  Now, the Chargers will likely need to comb the open market for pass-rush help.  The top remaining outside sack candidates on the team look like Jarret Johnson and Larry English.  Johnson has always been a better run defender than pass-rusher.  English has been a bust since San Diego made him a surprise 1st-round pick in 2009.  He has racked up nearly as many injuries as sacks with the Chargers.  English is in the final year of his rookie contract.  The best free-agent chance to take looks like John Abraham, who began his career as a 3-4 OLB with the Jets before playing all 4-3 DE in Atlanta.  Losing Ingram dims the outlook for the San Diego team D in your fantasy league as well.

According to Pro Football Weekly, the Chargers plan to deploy 1st-round pick Melvin Ingram primarily as a nickel pass rusher this year. San Diego already has OLB Shaun Phillips around and signed former Raven OLB Jarret Johnson in free agency this offseason. That affords the team patience with its top pick and could also allow the Chargers to explore Ingram's versatility. Throw in OLB Antwan Barnes as well -- among the league's top situational rushers last year -- and the Chargers could sport quite the strong pass rush overall. Phillips is the best IDP bet for now simply because he's likely to see the most playing time. None will probably register too highly, though, in typical tackle-favoring formats.

When the Chargers grabbed Melvin Ingram at the 18th spot, plenty of TV guys deemed it a steal. Ingram had been commonly projected in the top-10 before falling from that perch recently. The question seemed to be where his size would allow him to fit. He'll be an OLB in San Diego, and a "mean, nasty ... extremely physical" one with "a great motor," according to GM A.J. Smith. Ingram might not start right away, with Shaun Phillips and free-agent addition Jarret Johnson already in place. He'll be a passing-down replacement for Johnson, though, perhaps pushing the former Raven inside. Ingram's number of snaps will determine any fantasy value. He's not immediately worthy of a pick in redraft leagues.


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