Virgil Green
Virgil Green
30-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.
Ready for No. 2 role
TELos Angeles Chargers
June 26, 2019
Green said that he's excited to have fellow tight end Hunter Henry (knee) back in the fold for 2019, Hayley Elwood of the Chargers' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
After missing the vast majority of the 2018 season while recovering from a torn ACL, Henry has re-established himself as the No. 1 tight end this offseason, pushing Green back to a No. 2 role. However, Green is a nice blocking complement to the receiving-oriented Henry, so there should be plenty of playing time for both in 2019. With Antonio Gates no longer in the fold -- and only likely to be brought back if the aforementioned tight ends succumbed to an injury -- the only remote competition Green legitimately has for backup snaps will come from another blocking specialist in Sean Culkin.
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How do Virgil Green's 2018 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
8.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.21
 
% Team Air Yards
3.6%
 
% Team Targets
5.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
70.4%
 
Drop Rate
14.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.6
 
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How often does Virgil Green run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Virgil Green
230 routes   27 targets
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75%
7 routes   targets
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41 routes   1 target
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2018 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.
More Fantasy News
Gets rare touchdown
TELos Angeles Chargers
January 14, 2019
Green hauled in his lone target for a one-yard touchdown reception Sunday in the Chargers' 41-28 loss to the Patriots in the divisional round.
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Critical fumble despite win
TELos Angeles Chargers
January 7, 2019
Green caught his lone target for eight yards in Sunday's 23-17 wild-card win over the Ravens. He also coughed up a critical fumble.
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Snares two receptions
TELos Angeles Chargers
December 24, 2018
Green caught both of his targets for 12 yards in the loss Saturday to the Ravens.
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Catches two passes
TELos Angeles Chargers
December 14, 2018
Green caught two of his three targets for nine yards in Thursday's win over the Chiefs.
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Catchless in blowout win
TELos Angeles Chargers
November 27, 2018
Green failed to reel in his only target during Sunday's 45-10 win over Arizona.
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