Los Angeles Chargers

AFC West

Keenan Allen (knee) was a limited participant in the Chargers' practice on Wednesday. (Source: Eric Williams on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Allen was on the field for 59 of the Chargers' 65 offensive snaps in Week 2, so it's safe to assume that his limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related.

Category: Injury Updates


Ty Long was 1-for-3 on field goal and 1-for-1 on extra point attempts in the Chargers' 13-10 loss to the Lions Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Long struggled playing in place of Michael Badgley (groin) Sunday. Badgley is expected back soon and Long is not a strong option in the mean time.

Category: Game Recaps


Dontrelle Inman had one reception for 28 yards on two targets in the Chargers' 13-10 loss to the Lions Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Inman lacks the necessary volume to be fantasy relevant this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Travis Benjamin was not targeted in the Chargers' 13-10 loss to the Lions Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Benjamin lacks fantasy appeal this season due to lack of volume.

Category: Game Recaps


The Los Angeles Chargers D/ST allowed 339 yards and had two interceptions in a 13-10 loss to the Detroit Lions Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The Chargers played well on defense and produced two interceptions despite not logging a sack against the Lions. This unit remains a starting option for fantasy. Los Angeles will face the Houston Texans in Week 3.

Category: Game Recaps


Justin Jackson rushed seven times for 59 yards and caught his lone target for five yards in the Chargers' 13-10 loss to the Lions Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson was productive on limited touches Sunday against Detroit. The clear second option behind Austin Ekeler has some appeal as a low-end flex option in deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Philip Rivers completed 21-of-36 passes for 293 yards with one interception in the Chargers' 13-10 loss to the Lions Sunday. He added one rush for 12 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Rivers failed to produce in a tough loss to Detroit on Sunday. The usually consistent veteran remains a viable fantasy starter going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Austin Ekeler rushed 17 times for 66 yards and one touchdown in the Chargers' 13-10 loss to the Lions Sunday. He added six receptions for 67 yards on six targets and had one lost fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Ekeler went over the 100-total yard mark again this week. He is seeing huge usage as both a runner and receiver. He remains an RB1 while Melvin Gordon continues his holdout.

Category: Game Recaps


Mike Williams had three receptions for 83 yards on five targets in the Chargers' 13-10 loss to the Lions Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Williams played following a Week 1 knee injury and produced on just three receptions. He is looking like a flex option going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Thomas Davis racked up six solo tackles and six individual tackles, bringing his league-leading tackle total to 26.

Fantasy Impact: Davis is putting up numbers in this defense, playing with the same passion that he brought to the Carolina Panthers for over a decade. If he hasn't grabbed your attention already, keep an eye on him if he can sustain this pace.

Category: Game Recaps


Joey Bosa held without a sack

Sun, Sep 15th 6:01pm EDT
By Kaiyo Funaki

Joey Bosa had six tackles in today's game against the Indianapolis Colts but did not record any other stats.

Fantasy Impact: Though Bosa did not record a sack in their loss against the Colts, the Colts O-line did a great job neutralizing the whole Chargers pass rush. Bosa should have an easier day next week facing the Houston Texans porous line.

Category: Game Recaps


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Chargers K Michael Badgley (groin) is ruled out for Week 2. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Badgley will not play Sunday against the Lions. Dealing with a groin injury, he is on track for a Week 3 return. Ty Long will assume the kicking and punting duties for the second straight week.

Category: Injury Updates


Melvin Gordon (contract holdout) is expected to report to the Chargers in 2019. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "Not a Le'Veon Bell situation," source said. "He still wants to be a Charger." Fowler stated that a return midseason or by early November, at the latest, is the most likely scenario. In order to become an unrestricted free agent, Gordon must report 30 days before the end of the regular season (Week 13 of the NFL season). Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson will continue to lead the Chargers rushing attack until Gordon returns.


Hunter Henry suffered a tibia plateau fracture to his left knee this past Sunday against the Colts. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: With Henry out in the coming weeks, look for Virgil Green and Sean Culkin to pick up extra snaps while Henry is sidelined. The Chargers could also call old friend Antonio Gates, who has not closed the door on a potential return.

Category: Injury Updates


Mike Pouncey has agreed to a one-year, $9 million extension with the Los Angeles Chargers, Adam Schefter reports. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The eight-year veteran center started all 16 games in his first season with Los Angeles last year, earning his fourth Pro-Bowl nod in the process. He will be relied on heavily with Russell Okung (embolism) on IR.

Category: Transactions


Derwin James placed on IR

Mon, Sep 2nd 1:04pm EDT
By Alex Johnson

The Chargers have officially placed injured second-year safety Derwin James on injured reserve. He will not be eligible to return until mid season. (Source: Eric Williams on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: James underwent foot surgery on August 22nd, a procedure with an expected recovery time of 3-4 months. He was selected first-team All-Pro as a rookie and was expected to be a key piece of the Chargers defense again. Safety Jaylen Watkins was brought back to fill the roster spot.

Category: Injury Updates


Chargers running back Detrez Newsome suffered a right leg injury after catching a pass out in the flat and being hit by linebacker Kyle Wilson on Sunday. He left the practice. (Source: Chargers Wire on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Newsome has an opportunity in Los Angeles given the holdout of star running back Melvin Gordon, but an injury would obviously derail such an opportunity. He remains behind Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson in the Los Angeles backfield but would definitely have a shot at pushing for playing time if Gordon's holdout continues into the regular season. Look for an update on his status on Monday.


Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Tyrell Williams and the Raiders have agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He'll get $22 million guaranteed. Williams will join Antonio Brown and Jordy Nelson in Oakland's pass catching corps. The 27-year-old posted 653 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 41 catches last year. As always he'll remain a better "best ball" fantasy asset due to his volatility.

Category: Transactions


The Chargers announced Wednesday that they will not exercise the 2019 option on defensive lineman Corey Liuget’s contract. Liuget, who has spent his entire eight year career with the Chargers, will become a free agent on March 13th. (Source: Los Angeles Chargers )

Fantasy Impact: Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco did not rule out the possibility that Liuget could still return to the team on a new deal in a statement Wednesday. “Corey’s made major contributions to this organization since being our first-round selection in 2011 both on and off the field,” said Telesco. “He was our Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2018 for a reason and you won’t find a player who made a bigger contribution in the community than Corey. While we did not exercise the 2019 option in Corey’s contract and he will now become a free agent on March 13, the door is certainly not closed for a possible return in the future.” Liuget’s 2018 season ended prematurely in November when he suffered a torn right quad tendon in a loss to the Broncos. He finished the year with 14 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery in six games (three starts). He will turn 29 on March 18th.


Chargers GM Tom Telesco says the team is open to bringing back franchise icon Antonio Gates in 2019. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: The Chargers weren't planning on having Gates this past season but they re-signed him once Hunter Henry tore his ACL. Henry should be all systems go for 2019 so Gates would merely be his backup if he returns to Los Angeles. The 38-year-old hauled in 28 receptions and two touchdowns this year.

Category: Rumors