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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Half PPR Rest of Season Rankings
Keenan Allen Note
Keenan Allen photo 15. Keenan Allen WR - (at KC)
Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 17. Austin Ekeler RB - (at KC)
Ekeler suffered a Grade-2 hamstring injury and a hyperextended knee in Week 4 and has been placed on IR and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. It's a huge blow for the Chargers and, of course, Ekeler. He'll go on IR, where fantasy managers should obviously find a way to stash him.
8 weeks ago
Justin Herbert Note
Justin Herbert photo 60. Justin Herbert QB - (at KC)
Herbert has been named the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season. He's well outside the range of locked-in starters in single-quarterback leagues, but he can be streamed in the right matchup, and certainly buoys Keenan Allen's production. In two-quarterback leagues, he should be considered a low-end starter.
8 weeks ago
Hunter Henry Note
Hunter Henry photo 62. Hunter Henry TE - (at KC)
Henry dealt with an injury yet again last season, but he was productive when he was able to play. Playing 12 games, he had the most targets, receptions, and yardage of his career. The departure of Philip Rivers, however, will likely do no favors for Henry, as the veteran quarterback historically targeted his tight ends heavily. Although Tyrod Taylor targeted Charles Clay often in Buffalo, he's almost certainly going to throw the ball less than Rivers did, meaning Henry is likely to see a dip in targets. He should still be valued as a TE1, but his stock has dimmed a bit with the change in quarterback.
12 weeks ago
Mike Williams Note
Mike Williams photo 83. Mike Williams WR - (at KC)
Williams played through a hamstring injury in Week 5 and totaled 109 yards with two touchdowns. Fantasy managers may have been concerned that Justin Herbert wouldn't highlight Williams' skills, but that clearly wasn't the case. Move Williams way up your rest-of-season rankings.
8 weeks ago
Kalen Ballage Note
Kalen Ballage photo 129. Kalen Ballage RB - (at KC)
Joshua Kelley Note
Joshua Kelley photo 175. Joshua Kelley RB - (at KC)
Kelley didn't get it done in his first shot after Austin Ekeler's injury. He played just 35% of the snaps and gained just 38 total yards against the Saints. The Chargers have a bye in Week 6 so fantasy managers will need to wait to see whether this was a one-off or a trend, but it will be difficult to trust Kelley going forward until we see both increased usage and better production.
8 weeks ago
Los Angeles Chargers Note
Los Angeles Chargers photo 192. Los Angeles Chargers DST - (at KC)
Justin Jackson Note
Justin Jackson photo 214. Justin Jackson RB - (at KC)
Jackson shined in the first game without Austin Ekeler, totaling nearly 60% of the snaps and gaining 94 yards. He looked far more explosive than Joshua Kelley, and could be on the verge of taking hold of the Chargers backfield for the next several weeks. With Los Angeles on bye in Week 6, fantasy managers will need to wait to see whether this performance is sustainable, but Jackson should be added everywhere at the very least.
8 weeks ago
Michael Badgley Note
Michael Badgley photo 248. Michael Badgley K - (at KC)
Badgley missed the first eight games of the season with a groin injury, but was reliable once he returned. He didn't miss a single field goal from within 45 yards, though he struggled from distance a bit. On a team that should play conservatively and rely on their defense, Badgley should see enough opportunities to warrant consideration in most standard-sized fantasy leagues.
12 weeks ago
Troymaine Pope Note
Troymaine Pope photo 307. Troymaine Pope RB - (at KC)
Tyrod Taylor Note
Tyrod Taylor photo 323. Tyrod Taylor QB - (at KC)
Jalen Guyton Note
Jalen Guyton photo 331. Jalen Guyton WR - (at KC)
Tyron Johnson Note
Tyron Johnson photo 353. Tyron Johnson WR - (at KC)
K.J. Hill Note
K.J. Hill photo 405. K.J. Hill WR - (at KC)