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Chargers RB Kalen Ballage (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. (Source: Los Angeles Chargers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ballage was also limited on Wednesday. He sat out Sunday's Week 12 game against the Bills but seemingly has a chance to return in Week 13. However, Austin Ekeler returned against Buffalo, which all but kills Ballage's fantasy value moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates


The Los Angeles Chargers D/ST had an interception, two fumble recoveries, and three sacks in a 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: The Chargers D/ST brought pressure and did their part in keeping the game competitive. All-Pro DE Joey Bosa registered three sacks, and the defense forced fumbles by Josh Allen and Devin Singletary. The Chargers D/ST could offer sneaky upside in a home game against a struggling Patriots passing offense in Week 13.

Category: Game Recaps


Los Angeles Chargers K Michael Badgley made one field-goal but missed his only extra-point attempt in the Chargers' 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Badgley hit his lone field-goal from 27 yards out but missed an extra point attempt. The Chargers opted to go for two-points thereafter. Badgley's inconsistencies are evident and should be ignored in all redraft leagues for the remainder of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught three passes for 26 yards in the Chargers' 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Williams received five targets, with his longest play going for 13 yards. The Bills did a good job preventing big plays down the field, where Williams' game tends to flourish. He'll be a low-end WR2 against the Patriots in Week 13.

Category: Game Recaps


Los Angeles Chargers RB Joshua Kelley rushed seven times for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Kelley had a 33-yard rush that accounted for most of his yardage on Sunday and received a goalline carry at the 1-yard line to score the second touchdown of his rookie season. He had fallen out of favor in the Chargers backfield, but it appears he may have earned the goalline back job should Kalen Ballage continue to miss time. Kelley remains a hold in dynasty formats but can't be trusted as anything more than a TD-dependent flier in redraft leagues with Austin Ekelker back in the lineup.

Category: Game Recaps


Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry caught 7-of-10 targets for 67 yards in the Chargers' 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Henry had a season-high seven receptions and surpassed 50 receiving yards for the first time since Week 3. Henry is heating up and has put up double-digit points for fantasy managers in PPR leagues for three consecutive weeks. Keep him plugged in all lineups against the Patriots in Week 13.

Category: Game Recaps


Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen caught four passes for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 12 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Impact: Allen saw 10 targets but could only haul in four catches due to the Bills' tight coverage on Sunday. Allen is typically the top target in the Chargers offense, but Austin Ekeler took the crown in Week 12. Allen has scored in five straight games, and he'll have another good matchup against the Patriots in Week 13. Fantasy managers should be starting Allen the rest of the season as he is firmly entrenched as a top-5 WR in 2020.

Category: Game Recaps


Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed for 44 yards on 14 carries and reeled in 11 receptions for 85 receiving yards in the Chargers' 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Ekeler is comfortably back in the RB1 conversation. In his first game back since Week 4, Ekeler led the Chargers in targets with 16 while also leading the backfield with 11 totes. He looked healthy and capitalized on passes in the flat and flares out of the backfield. He avoided re-injury, and with Kalen Ballage out, Ekeler managers can feel good about plugging him into their lineups in Week 13 against the New England Patriots.

Category: Game Recaps


Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert completed 31-of-52 passes for 316 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Chargers' 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Herbert surpassed the 300-yard mark for the third time in his past four games and remains a steady QB1 for fantasy managers for the rest of the season. The rookie QB is benefiting from the Chargers playing from behind but failed to throw at least two touchdown passes for the first time in his last eight games. The Chargers face the Patriots at home in Week 13, where Herbert should be a solid play for fantasy managers in all formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Chris Harris Jr. has been activated off IR and will play in Sunday's matchup against the Bills. (Source: Chris Hayre on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harris will make an immediate impact on defense and should lower the ceiling for Stefon Diggs. However, Diggs should still be started as a surefire WR1.

Category: Injury Updates


Chargers' DE Melvin Ingram III will miss at least three weeks with a knee injury after being placed on short-term IR. (Source: Los Angeles Chargers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ingram is eligible to return Week 15 in a Thursday night conference tilt against the Raiders. Ingram has been a shadow of his former self this season, struggling through injuries and only recording 10 tackles and zero sacks. With this being a contract year for the former Pro Bowler, One might wonder if this is the last we'll see of Ingram in a Chargers uniform.

Category: Injury Updates


Chargers CB Casey Hayward (groin) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Bills. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Melvin Ingram (knee) has also been ruled out. These are tough losses as the team travels to Buffalo to take on a rested Bills team.

Category: Injury Updates


Chargers RB Troymaine Pope rushed three times for four yards and added two catches for 12 receiving yards in the Chargers' Week 11 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Pope's longest rush of the day went for five yards, but he played better than fellow backup Joshua Kelley. As long as Austin Ekeler is on the shelf, it looks like Pope will be a small part of the run game - though he is not worth rostering in redraft formats against the Bills in Week 12.

Category: Game Recaps


Chargers WR Jaylen Guyton had one reception for four yards in the Chargers' Week 11 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Guyton is the homerun hitter of the Chargers offense but with Justin Herbert targeting Keenan Allen all afternoon, he didn't take as many shots downfield. He'll be a boom-or-bust WR5 against the Bills in Week 12.

Category: Game Recaps


Chargers RB Justin Jackson (knee), who was already ruled out for Week 10, has been placed on IR and will miss at least three games. (Source: Daniel Popper on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson won’t be eligible to return until Week 13, which is the week Austin Ekeler is targeting as a possible return as well. In the meantime, the Chargers have signed Kalen Ballage to the active roster, so it’ll be Ballage, Troymaine Pope, and rookie Joshua Kelley going forward for at least the next three weeks.

Category: Injury Updates


DE Joey Bosa (concussion) ruled out for Sunday’s Week 10 contest against the Dolphins. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bosa was able to practice Friday, but is still in concussion protocol. He will not be cleared in time for Week 10 and was ruled out. His absence only helps QB Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins’ offense.

Category: Injury Updates


The Tennessee Titans have traded a sixth-round pick in exchange for Chargers DB Desmond King. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: King will help boost an underachieving Tennessee defense. Additionally, he'll help as a punt returner in all likelihood. The 25-year-old was an All-Pro in 2018.

Category: Transactions


The Chargers placed TE Virgil Green (ankle) on injured reserve. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Green injured his ankle on a touchdown reception against the Jaguars in Week 7. Donald Parham is in line for more work with Green sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates


QB Tyrod Tylor (lung) will not play in Sunday's Week 7 contest against the Jaguars. (Source: Los Angeles Chargers on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Taylor was medically cleared to return after missing over a month due to a punctured lung. Justin Herbert is the Chargers' starting QB going forward and has thrived under center. Taylor should not be rostered in any league format.

Category: Injury Updates


The Los Angeles Chargers announced that center Mike Pouncey will have season-ending hip surgery. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a significant blow for the Chargers offense line, as Tyrod Taylor loses his starting center for the year. Dan Feeney will continue to man the center position in Pouncey's absence. The Chargers did a good job rushing the ball in Week 1, amassing 155 yards on 39 carries, and did a decent job protecting Taylor only letting up two sacks. The Chargers face the Chiefs on Sunday, where they'll likely be forced to throw more often to keep up with Kansas City's explosive offense.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions, Rumors