News: The Chargers have confirmed that Marcus Gilchrist will play as a strong safety going forward, according to U-T San Diego.
Analysis: Gilchrist might be decent when it comes to making tackles but he stunk in pass coverage and if he's on the field, that's where offenses will attack him. We still don't like Gilchrist as a Fantasy option.
News:U-T San Diego reports the Chargers are considering moving Marcus Gilchrist from cornerback to safety. "Wherever I can help the team," Gilchrist said. "If that means playing corner and helping the team, then that's where I'll be. If it means safety, that's where I'll be. Wherever the coaches feel I can help the team best."
Analysis: Gilchrist's attitude is nice but his play is not. Gilchrist was ranked 183rd out of 217 cornerbacks that played at least one snap at cornerback last season by ProFootballFocus.com and had an awful rating in pass coverage. The Chargers have Eric Weddle and Brandon Taylor at safety for now, making Gilchrist a relative lonshot to start. He shouldn't be on a Fantasy team.
News: Chargers cornerback Marcus Gilchrist recorded his first career sack Week 14 at Pittsburgh. He finished with five tackles (four solo).
Analysis: Gilchrist doesn't start for San Diego, but he has played a lot this season. He has a career-high 49 tackles in 13 games. Still, Gilchrist doesn't do enough on a weekly basis to be a huge factor in Fantasy IDP formats.
News: San Diego DB Marcus Gilchrist sealed Sunday's win with an interception of backup QB Tyler Thigpen. He returned it 21 yards before falling to the ground. The Chargers went on to win the game, 37-10. He did not record a tackle in the contest.
Analysis: Gilchrist has 26 tackles on the year for the Bolts. He doesn't do enough on the field to warrant much attention, which is why Fantasy owners in IDP leagues should continue to ignore him.
News: The Chargers signed Clemson defensive back and kick returner Marcus Gilchrist to a four-year contract on Thursday, according to the team.
Analysis: Gilchrist is expected to compete for the nickel back job and could play a large special teams role for the Chargers, especially with Darren Sproles out of the picture. Fantasy owners shouldn't pay too much attention to Gilchrist though.
News: In addition to first-round pick DT Corey Liuget, the Chargers selected two cornerbacks and two linebackers in April's draft. The team picked up Clemson CB Marcus Gilchrist (Round 2), Michigan LB Jonas Mouton (Round 2), USC CB Shareece Wright (Round 3) and Mizzou LB Andrew Gachkar (Round 7).
Analysis: All four of these guys will provide depth for the Bolts but are not close to starting or being impact players for Fantasy. Mouton has some mild long-term potential and could be worth a late flier in the deepest of dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only drafts. Otherwise, no one listed above will produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use.