Virgil Green
Virgil Green
31-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Los Angeles Chargers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Despite the Chargers' loss of Hunter Henry to an ACL tear in the preseason, Green never materialized as a fantasy factor in 2018, as veteran Antonio Gates returned to post a 28-333-2 stat line for the team. For his part, Green hauled in 19 passes for 210 yards and a TD. Despite out-snapping Gates 673 to 366, Green ended up making most of his impact as a blocker. It's an assignment he'll reprise in 2019 behind a now-healthy Henry. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $8.6 million contract with the Chargers in March of 2018.
Corrals one pass
TELos Angeles Chargers
September 16, 2019
Green caught one of his two targets for nine yards in a 13-10 loss Sunday to the Lions.
ANALYSIS
Green played all but eight of the team's offensive snaps, but similar to last season the veteran tight end was simply a blocking specialist even with Hunter Henry (knee) out. The Chargers seem apt to avoid targeting the tight-end position altogether in Henry's absence, as the No. 2 option, Sean Culkin, played just 16 snaps and did not register a target.
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How do Virgil Green's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
3.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
1.0%
 
% Team Targets
4.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
66.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.0
 
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V.Virgil Green
% of Team Snaps

86
58
17
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How often does Virgil Green run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Virgil Green and the other tight ends for the Chargers are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Virgil Green
34 routes   3 targets
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67%
34 routes   5 targets
92
6 routes   0 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Texans pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Sep 22nd at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
85.7
 
Cornerbacks
95.1
 
Safeties
114.6
 
Linebackers
24.5
 
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2019 Virgil Green Split Stats
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Rarely used as a receiving threat during his seven-year stint with the Broncos, Green may be forced into the role after top tight end Hunter Henry tore his ACL during OTAs. Lauded as a capable blocker, Green should see the majority of the snaps at the position provided the depth chart remains the same, but it's unclear if an offense that liked to utilize two tight-end sets in 2017 will pivot away from the formation with Henry on the mend. The Chargers did re-sign Antonio Gates shortly before Week 1, potentially setting up a timeshare with the 38-year-old getting most of the snaps on passing downs.
Green's lackluster production continued in 2016, as he finished with just 22 receptions for 237 yards and a score over 12 games despite being listed atop the depth chart at the tight end spot. Seeking more of a receiving threat at the position, the Broncos drafted Michigan product Jake Butt (knee) in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and he could battle Green for the No. 1 spot at TE when healthy. Either way, Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders figure to be target monsters, and the tight ends will play a secondary role.
Green is looking to finally emerge as a legitimate receiving threat after recording just 35 catches in five years, during which he has primarily been used as a blocker. He recorded career highs in catches, 12, and yards, 173, in his first season under head coach Gary Kubiak and is battling 2015 third-rounder Jeff Heuerman for the starting job in 2016. Even a hobbled Owen Daniels was able to nab 46 catches as the starting tight end for last year's anemic Denver passing offense, so Green should be - at worst - a solid but unspectacular option if he wins the job.
Green has been primarily used as a blocking tight end during his four years in Denver, never catching more than nine passes in a season, and he scored his first career touchdown in Week 17 last year. Even with Julius Thomas now in Jacksonville, Green’s true value is as a blocker, and he’s unlikely to get a significant bump in targets, particularly with Owen Daniels atop the depth chart.
Green is mostly a blocking tight end, so despite getting a few starts last year when Julius Thomas was injured, he's a fairly limited fantasy performer. If Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme both stick around, Green's fantasy ceiling will remain low.
Green has been a promising prospect for a few years but he hasn't ever done enough to get himself even in contention for a starting job. With Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen back for another year, Green's fantasy value remains very low.
Will miss the first four games of the season due to suspension, although he isn't likely to pass Jacob Tamme or Joel Dreessen on the depth chart.
Green joins an already crowded tight end depth chart, but he was such a good receiver in college, that the new coaching staff may try to get him involved somehow.
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Starter duties on tap
TELos Angeles Chargers
September 11, 2019
Green is expected to step in as the Chargers' starting tight end with Hunter Henry (knee) set to miss 4-to-6 weeks, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.
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Catches single pass
TELos Angeles Chargers
September 10, 2019
Green caught one pass for a four-yard gain during Sunday's 30-24 overtime win over the Colts.
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Makes catch in return to action
TELos Angeles Chargers
August 24, 2019
Green (leg) brought in his only target for 13 yards in the Chargers' 23-15 preseason loss to the Seahawks on Saturday.
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Set to practice Friday
TELos Angeles Chargers
Leg
August 16, 2019
Green (leg) will be a limited participant in Friday's practice, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Not practicing Monday
TELos Angeles Chargers
Undisclosed
August 12, 2019
Green (undisclosed) didn't participate in Monday's practice, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
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