News: The Chargers announced Tuesday wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu was placed on injured reserve Tuesday because of a hand injury.
Analysis: Ajirotutu signed with San Diego in late December because of injuries at the receiver position for the Chargers. Unfortunately, he managed just three catches for 45 yards in three games for San Diego. Continue to leave him off Fantasy rosters.
News: The Chargers signed wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu Monday to replace the injured Richard Goodman, who went on injured reserve because of a hamstring injury. Quarterback Philip Rivers is happy to have him back. "It feels good," Rivers said. "He's got the ability to step right in. He was always one the sharpest guys to step in in terms of a playbook standpoint, so he'll have no problem adjusting. It's good to see him."
Analysis: Ajirotutu has history with the Chargers and even had a few good receiving games in 2010 with San Diego. But as of now he is being signed for roster depth and is not worth adding in Fantasy except in the deepest of PPR leagues.
News: The Panthers announced Sunday that they have signed WR Seyi Ajirotutu, who was released by the Chargers on Saturday. Ajirotutu will compete to be part of the WR rotation behind starters Steve Smith and Brandon Lafell.
Analysis: We could see Ajirotutu making an impact for the Panthers, who are struggling with their receiving corps behind Smith. Don't draft Ajirotutu in the majority of leagues, but he is someone to monitor in case he starts out the season playing well and could be added off the waiver wire.
News: Among those released by the Chargers on Saturday are WRs Kelley Washington, Laurent Robinson and Seyi Ajirotutu. Robinson was signed this offseason after getting hurt last year with the Rams, Washington made the Chargers for part of last season but didn't do much and Ajirotutu worked late in the year when San Diego's receiving corps was in shambles.
Analysis: As free agents, none of these receivers warrant Fantasy use going forward. If they sign elsewhere and land a role in the offense, then they could be worth a look off waivers.
News: Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu, who was a surprise standout last season, feels he still needs to win a roster spot. There is definitely a sense of urgency, Ajirotutu said. Its not a bad thing; I just have to keep grinding. Obviously, I am going to have to play well in the preseason. Special teams are going to be crucial for everybody.
Analysis: Ajirotutu had some nice moments in 2010 because injuries forced him to play a bigger role at times. But Vincent Jackson is back, as is Malcolm Floyd and Patrick Crayton. The team also brought in Laurent Robinson, so there is a lot of healthy competition for Ajirotutu, who can go undrafted in most Fantasy formats.
News: Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu may run more slot routes with WR Patrick Crayton (wrist) and WR Legedu Naanee (hamstring) likely out for Week 14 against the Chiefs. "I have been running everything," Ajirotutu said. "I'm comfortable doing everything. I just want to make sure that if I do it, I do it well."
Analysis: Ajirotutu had his best performance of the season against Houston on Nov. 7 when the Chargers were really banged up at wide receiver. Since then, the Chargers have gotten healthy and Ajirotutu has just three catches in his last three games. Ajirotutu is more important to the Chargers cause at this stage of the season. He is not a recommended Fantasy start for Week 14.
News: Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu saw some passes thrown his way in Week 13 against the Raiders but he was only able to come up with a couple of them. He was targeted eight times by QB Philip Rivers, making two grabs for 44 yards in the 28-13 loss. Ajirotutu had a long reception of 25 and averaged 22 yards per catch.
Analysis: Ajirotutu has just three catches for 60 yards over the last three games and while he is averaging a ton of yards per reception, he has not been producing much lately. He did a solid job of filling in for a banged up receiving corps in San Diego but those players are getting healthy and he does not stand to have much of a Fantasy impact down the stretch. Ajirotutu will face off against the Chiefs in Week 14 but consider the 23-year-old a low-end Fantasy WR for deeper leagues.
News: Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu caught one pass for 16 yards in the Week 12 win over the Colts. He was targeted twice on the day by QB Philip Rivers.
Analysis: Ajirotutu did not have a catch in Week 11, so he has seen a production drop-off over the last couple games. We don't envision him playing like he did with all of the team's WRs injured and out of the lineup. Ajirotutu might be someone to keep around just in case more injuries occur, but for now he is a reserve in Fantsy play.
News: Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu, who failed to catch a pass last week, should have an even tougher time trying to avoid the same result in Week 12 against the Colts. Not only is No. 1 WR Vincent Jackson back -- and healthy -- from suspension, but WRs Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee have a good chance to play. All three would sit ahead of Ajirotutu in the WR pecking order.
Analysis: Ajirotutu had a couple of breakout games when all of the afore mentioned WRs were not playing, but with all of them potentially back, his role seems nearly eliminated. The only hope for Ajirotutu is at the No. 4 WR spot because Patrick Crayton underwent surgery this past week and he's out indefinitely. The Colts will not make his odds any better, they sport a top-10 NFL defense against the pass, holding opponents to 207.7 yards through the air on average. Still, QB Philip Rivers has proven that he'll chuck the rock to just about anyone with 'Bolts on their helmet. Consider other options before settling with Ajirotutu on Sunday night.
News: Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu saw the field in Week 11 against the Broncos but he was not able to produce anything. He did not see a single pass thrown his way in the 35-14 win.
Analysis: Ajirotutu had some productive games while the Chargers receiving core was banged up but he could be on his way out as a Fantasy contributor. With Malcom Floyd back and Vincent Jackson returning from suspension next week, Fantasy owners might want to part ways with the 23-year-old as his time on the 53-man roster seems to be nearing an end. As the fourth or fifth option for QB Philip Rivers down the stretch, Ajirotutu will have minimal value in all leagues.
News: With Chargers WR Legedu Naanee (hamstring) likely out, WR Seyi Ajirotutu should see significant playing time Monday night against the Broncos in the Week 11 matchup. Ajirotutu had two touchdowns in the Chargers' victory over the Texans two weeks ago, and he's been ready. "I'm staying ready and staying sharp," Ajirotutu said Friday. "I'm taking a lot of reps."
Analysis: Ajirotutu should get time with Naanee listed as doubtful because not a single Chargers player who has held that status on the injury report has played in a game this year. Still, Malcom Floyd is probable, and should play despite a hamstring issue. The Broncos enter Monday's matchup ranked 19th in the NFL in passing defense and have allowed an average of 20.9 Fantasy points to opposing wideouts. Consider Ajirotutu a low-end No. 3 Fantasy WR or flex option at best in Week 11.
News: Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu continues to get a lot of snaps in practice despite the expected return this week of starters WR Malcom Floyd (hamstring) and WR Legedu Naanee (hamstring). "I'm staying ready and staying sharp," Ajirotutu said. "I'm taking a lot of reps." The Chargers take on the Broncos in Week 11 on Monday night.
Analysis: Ajirotutu has two touchdowns in three games this season to go along with 185 yards receiving. He should take a back seat to Floyd and Naanee if they play, but they both are dealing with ever-so-tricky hamstring injuries. Monitor their progress on Saturday to see what their official status' for Monday will be. If both or one of them can't play, consider Ajirotutu a low-end Fantasy option.
News: Chargers coach Norv Turner said WR Seyi Ajirotutu, an undrafted free agent, will be with the team for years to come after he had 111 receiving yards and two touchdowns against the Texans in Week 9. Relieved, Ajirotutu responded. There is (still) a lot of hard work that has to come."
Analysis: The Chargers are singing Ajirotutu's praise right now, but the NFL is a league of what have you done for me lately. Ajirotutu thrived because the Chargers were banged up at receiver and tight end. They could be in much better shape when they return to action in Week 11, so Ajirotutu might not have as productive a game. Still, it's worth keeping an eye on Ajirotutu and adding him in deep leagues in case Malcom Floyd, Antonio Gates and Legedu Naanee remain out in Week 11 against Denver
News: Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu has gone from the practice squad to start the season to making headlines in Week 9 at Houston. Ajirotutu, seeing increased playing time in place of the injured Malcom Floyd (hamstring) and Legedu Naanee (hamstring), had four catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns against the Texans on five targets. He scored in the first quarter on a 55-yard touchdown and in the fourth quarter on a 28-yard pass. After the game, the undrafted rookie out of Fresno State clutched the game ball in the locker room. "I'm going to hold onto this for a while," he said. "I'll probably let it go after the bye week. I'm just glad I was able to get it. There was a lot of people that helped contribute to this win and I'm just glad I was able to get one."
Analysis: What a great performance from Ajirotutu, but it might be the only time we see him making a splash for Fantasy owners. The Chargers are on a bye in Week 10, and in Week 11 Floyd and Naanee could return. Antonio Gates (foot) was also out for the game against the Texans. Still, it's worth keeping an eye on Ajirotutu and adding him in deep leagues in case Floyd and Naanee remain out in Week 11 against Denver. Ajirotutu is only owned in 4 percent of leagues on CBSSports.com.
News: Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu has benefited from all of the injuries the team is dealing with at WR over the last two games, hauling in five passes for 74 yards. As the team heads into the Week 9 game against the Texans, the Chargers are in the same situation on the injury report, which could open up more opportunity for Ajirotutu. The Texans rank dead-last in the NFL against the pass, allowing just under 300 yards per contest. They have allowed seven different WRs to reach 85 yards receiving against them this season through the first seven games.
Analysis: Ajirotutu could be the next guy on that list of WRs to gash the Texans pass defense. Despite all the injuries at WR, the most important person for the Chargers going into the game -- QB Philip Rivers -- is not on the injury report. Ajirotutu could be a Fantasy sleeper in Week 9 against the terrible Texans defense, but we'll call him a No. 4 WR or flex option.
News: Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu had the most productive game of his young career in Week 8 against the Titans. He caught three passes for 48 yards in the 33-25 win. He was targeted four times by QB Philip Rivers and finished second on San Diego in receiving yards.
Analysis: The former practice squader, Ajirotutu has contributed in both of his career games and as benefited from WRs Malcom Floyd and Buster Davis being injured. He should not be owned in most Fantasy formats at this point but could be a viable option in deeper leagues if the wide-receiver situation remains thin for Week 9 against the Texans.
News: Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu, who was activated off the practice squad Saturday and made a critical fourth-down catch for his first NFL reception, may get more playing time this week. QB Philip Rivers said Ajirotutu got a lot of reps in Wednesday's practice and caught several balls.
Analysis: Continue to monitor the progress of all three injured Chargers WRs this week to see their availability for Week 8 against the Titans. Even if Ajirotutu remains on the 53-man roster, he is not expected to make an impact in Fantasy.
News: Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu had his first career reception in Week 7 against the Patriots. Ajirotutu, who was signed off the practice squad to provide depth at receiver, finished with two receptions for 26 yards in the 23-20 loss. He had a long on 20 yards but did not score in the contest.
Analysis: Ajirotutu was used on Sunday because Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee were out with injuries and Antonio Gates was plying hurt. Continue to monitor the progress of all three this week to see their availability for Week 8 against the Titans. Even if Ajirotutu remains on the 53-man roster, he is not expected to make an impact in Fantasy.
News: San Diego WR Seyi Ajirotutu was signed to the active roster on Saturday. I might take some snaps as a receiver, Ajirotutu said. I will be making most of my contribution on special teams. The Chargers placed LB Kion Wilson (ankle) on injured reserve. His season is over.
Analysis: The Chargers have had questions of the availability of Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee for the Week 7 game. This gives them a little insurance. Still, Ajirotutu is not expected to be worth using in Fantasy play.
News: Chargers WR Seyi Ajirotutu may be activated off the practice squad if both WR Malcom Floyd (hamstring) and WR Legedu Naanee (hamstring), both doubtful, are unable to play. You cant go into a game with three receivers, coach Norv Turner said. (Ajirotutu) got some reps this week.
Analysis: Ajirotutu has been with the team since training camp so he should know some of the play book, but he will still be fifth in the receiving pecking order if he plays in Week 7. Continue to ignore him in Fantasy play.