Detrez Newsome
Detrez Newsome
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Newsome is in line to battle for a depth role with Justin Jackson, who put together a solid four-game stint near the end of the 2018 season. Newsome has some positive tape of his own, namely a solid preseason in which the undrafted free agent carried the ball 42 times for 150 yards and two touchdowns, but a stellar performance this summer will be needed in order to usurp Jackson on the depth chart. Melvin Gordon's summer holdout does add a bit of intrigue to the situation. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Chargers in August of 2019.
Lands on practice squad
RBFree Agent
September 3, 2019
Newsome joined the Chargers' practice squad Sunday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
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Troymaine Pope ultimately locked himself into the No. 3 role behind Justin Jackson and Austin Ekeler, but it's possible Newsome could find his way onto the roster should Melvin Gordon eventually get traded.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Newsome is one of three rookie running backs competing for the No. 3 job on the depth chart behind Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler. The all-time touchdown leader at Western Carolina, Newsome ran for 1,000-plus yards in three straight collegiate seasons while displaying above average hands for his position – both pluses for a Chargers offense that has lost veteran RBs Danny Woodhead and Branden Oliver in consecutive seasons. Given Gordon’s injury history and Ekeler’s abilities as a scat back, there’s a realistic possibility the winner of the aforementioned job battle could see playing time right out of the gate, but not enough to warrant fantasy consideration.
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Odd man out of rotation
RBFree Agent
August 31, 2019
Newsome was waived by the Chargers on Saturday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
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Hits paydirt Thursday
RBLos Angeles Chargers
August 29, 2019
Newsome rushed six times for 26 yards and a touchdown, adding 32 yards on two receptions in Thursday's preseason win over San Francisco.
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Little impact in preseason loss
RBLos Angeles Chargers
August 18, 2019
Newsome carried the ball five times for 17 yards and caught his only target for five yards in Sunday's preseason loss to the Saints.
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Returns from leg injury
RBLos Angeles Chargers
July 29, 2019
Newsome (leg) was participating at practice Monday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
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Suffers apparent leg injury
RBLos Angeles Chargers
Leg
July 28, 2019
Newsome hurt his right leg Sunday during practice, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
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