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Stock report for Chargers’ bubble players ahead of preseason finale

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 11: Wide receiver Artavis Scott #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the football after a receptoin against the Arizona Cardinals during the preseason NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 11: Wide receiver Artavis Scott #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the football after a receptoin against the Arizona Cardinals during the preseason NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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GLENDALE, AZ – AUGUST 11: Wide receiver Artavis Scott #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the football after a receptoin against the Arizona Cardinals during the preseason NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ – AUGUST 11: Wide receiver Artavis Scott #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the football after a receptoin against the Arizona Cardinals during the preseason NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 11, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Stock Up: Artavis Scott, Geremy Davis

With the definciencies at the tight end position, I see the Chargers keeping six wide receivers. We’ve known for quite some time who the top four would be, although an argument could have been made that Travis Benjamin was on the bubble, but it’s hard to argue that Artavis Scott and Geremy Davis have earned the last two spots.

Both players have looked good in the preseason, making plays when their number has been called.

Keeping both would just be a move to add depth and make sure the team has enough targets in the passing game, but at least one of these guys would be a gameday inactive on Sunday’s. Still, there’s a good chance that one or both have already locked up a roster spot.

Stock down: Dylan Cantrell, Nelson Spruce

These two guys aren’t going to make the team. In the case of Nelson Spruce, he just hasn’t found a way to be effective and has seen limited snaps in the preseason.

Dylanm Cantrell is a guy who likely would have made the roster but like Jackson, he hasn’t been able to get on the field.

The Chargers felt they had gotten great value when they found Cantrell in the sixth round and he could have even been relied on to carry some of the slack that the team is missing at tight end.

Cantrell has missed almost the entire summer due to injury and has yet to play in a preseason game. He likely is seen as a player with some upside, but the Chargers will have to hope he clears waivers in order to place him on the practice squad.

That’s a risky move, but so is keeping him in favor of a player such as Davis or Scott. The Chargers know what they have in each of them. They don’t know what Cantrell brings to the table.

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