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Gerald Everett (groin) logged another full practice on Friday. He has been removed from the injury report and will play against the Cardinals in Week 12, barring a setback. (Source: Darren Urban on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Everett was sidelined last week, but it appears his injury was a short-term issue. He's on track to return this coming Sunday and will rank as a low-end TE1 with Mike Williams (ankle) sidelined.


Mike Williams has been ruled out for the Chargers' Week 12 game against the Cardinals. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams returned in Week 11 and appeared to have re-aggravated his ankle while reeling his only target in the game. Keenan Allen is expected to play as of Friday, and Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter will garner the attention of QB Justin Herbert against Arizona's 22nd-ranked pass defense.


The Chargers placed Dustin Hopkins on injured reserve on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hopkins has missed the previous four games with a hamstring strain and will now miss at least four more, effectively ending his fantasy season. Cameron Dicker should continue to fill in for Hopkins going forward and he is a passable option at the kicker position.


Keenan Allen is officially active for Los Angeles’ Week 11 matchup with the Chiefs on Sunday Night.

Fantasy Impact: Allen is active after recovering from a hamstring injury. He has only played in one game since Week 1. His return, along with the return of Mike Williams (ankle), will eat into Joshua Palmer’s fantasy relevance.


DeAndre Carter was removed from the injury report on Friday and should be good to go against the Chiefs on Sunday night. (Source: Daniel Popper on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carter has been battling a rib injury but managed a full practice on Friday. Unfortunately for Carter, he likely won't find himself higher than the team's WR4 on Sunday with both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams set to return. He can be relegated to fantasy waiver wires for the time being.


Donald Parham Jr. (hamstring) has been placed on the team's injured reserve and will miss at least four weeks. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Parham is dealing with a presumably-severe hamstring injury that will land him on injured reserve. He won't be eligible to return for at least four weeks, and it could end up extending beyond that. His absence clears the path for Gerald Everett to see most of the tight end work in Los Angeles.


Joshua Palmer (concussion) carries no injury designation and will be active for Week 9 vs the Falcons. (Source: Los Angeles Chargers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Palmer hasn't played since Week 6 after entering concussion protocol but looks ready to go for Sunday following the bye last week. He lines up to be the #1 WR with both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams out, so he could be in for a solid week against a poor Falcons defense.


Austin Ekeler (abdomen) no longer has an injury designation and will be active for Week 9 vs the Falcons. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ekeler had been limited earlier in the week due to an abdomen injury, but it looks like the injury won't cause any issues for Week 9. He should be very active in the offense with both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams out.


JC Jackson is having surgery today to repair his patellar tendon. (Source: Bridget Condon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The recovery typically takes 8-9 months, so that could leave him sidelined till training camp next offseason. He had been struggling, but it is still a blow to the Chargers secondary.


Joshua Kelley (knee) has been placed on Injured Reserve. WR Michael Bandy has been added to the Chargers' active roster. (Source: Daniel Popper on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kelley had already been ruled out for week 7 after leaving week 6's game early, but now it seems that his injury is going to warrant a trip to the IR. He will be out for a minimum of 4 weeks. Sony Michel and Isaiah Spiller will be next in line for playing time behind Austin Ekeler.


Los Angeles Chargers All-Pro center Corey Linsley has been ruled out for Monday Night Football due to illness. (Source: Daniel Popper on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Linsley was added to the injury report over the weekend with an illness and has not recovered enough to be able to suit up tonight. Linsley is a true difference-maker at center, so his absence will be felt by an already banged-up offensive line. Being down Linsley will affect the average time to pressure and the efficiency of the running game. Will Clapp is expected to draw the start in his place.


Joey Bosa is expected to miss eight to 10 weeks with a groin tear, according to Adam Schefter. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Bosa had been placed on IR already and was expected to miss significant time, but this timeline crystallizes that he'll be out for nearly the entire fantasy season. As Schefter notes, even if Bosa is able to return, he's unlikely to do so at his normal level of production. He was one of the - if not the single - biggest cog in the Chargers defense, and his absence effectively removes the Chargers D/ST as an every-week starter.


Justin Herbert was limited at Chargers practice on Wednesday. (Source: Los Angeles Chargers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Herbert was able to play through last week's game last Sunday without any setbacks. There is a chance he will be more healthy this weekend against if he can continue to practice through Friday.


Jalen Guyton is out for the remainder of the 2022 season after suffering a torn ACL in Week 3. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sunday was definitely a bad day for the Chargers as their injures continue to mount up. Guyton registered just four targets this season in two games. Jousha Palmer and DeAndre Carter should see additional targets behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams.


Rashawn Slater is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a ruptured biceps tendon Sunday. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Slater left the game in the third quarter and was replaced at left tackle by Storm Norton. With quarterback Justin Herbert dealing with a rib cartilage fracture, keeping the star quarterback protected is more important than ever. This is definitely a major loss for the Chargers and will negatively impact their playmakers.


Isaiah Spiller is inactive for Week 3 against Jacksonville.

Fantasy Impact: Spiller has yet to see the field in 2022 after suffering an injury near the end of the preseason. Joshua Kelley and Sony Michel will continue to serve as backups for Austin Ekeler.