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Donald Parham Jr. was limited at Chargers practice on Wednesday. (Source: Los Angeles Chargers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Parham continues to slowly make his way back to returning. His eventual return could potentially have an impact on the role of Gerald Everett in the passing game.

Category: Injury Updates


J.C. Jackson was limited at Chargers practice on Wednesday. (Source: Los Angeles Chargers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson was sidelined in Week 3, so it seems like he has a chance to return this weekend barring any setbacks. His return would be huge to an already banged up Chargers defense.

Category: Injury Updates


Keenan Allen was limited at Chargers practice on Wednesday. (Source: Los Angeles Chargers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is a step in the right direction towards Allen's return after missing the last two weeks. His status will need to continue to be monitored at practice through Friday.

Category: Injury Updates


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.

Category: Injury Updates


The Chargers are placing Joey Bosa on injured reserve. (Source: Ari Meirov on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bosa suffered a "significant" groin injury that will now require surgery during Sunday's loss to Jacksonville. The Chargers do expect Bosa back at some point this season, but in the meantime he will be a huge loss to the Chargers defense.

Category: Injury Updates


Sony Michel tallied 22 rushing yards on five carries and caught one of his two targets for nine yards in a loss to Jacksonville.

Fantasy Impact: Michel actually logged one more rushing attempt than Austin Ekeler did. The Chargers were unfortunately forced to abandon the run game after the Jaguars went up by 21 late in the third quarter. Michel likely will not hold stand alone value but is a handcuff to Austin Ekeler owners. The Chargers will take on the winless Texans in Week 4.

Category: Game Recaps


DeAndre Carter caught three of his four targets for 31 yards and tallied negative five yards on one carry in a loss to Jacksonville in Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: Carter and the entire Chargers’ offense just struggled to get into a rhythm. A lot of it stemmed from Justin Herbert clearly not being himself as he played through his rib cartilage injury. The 29-year-old has converted nine of his 11 targets for 150 yards and one touchdown this season. The Chargers will take one the Houston Texans in Week 4.

Category: Game Recaps


Gerald Everett caught two passes on six targets for 25 yards in Sunday's loss against the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Everett had been solid through two weeks, but wasn't able to make it three consecutive good games. The veteran tight end has shown a strong rapport with Justin Herbert and remains a solid option for fantasy managers who whiffed on the position. He will be a high-end TE2 against the Texans next week.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Injury Updates


Joshua Palmer caught six passes on nine targets for 99 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Palmer was the one player to shine for the Chargers' offense, showing a strong connection with Justin Herbert. His 99 receiving yards set a new career high for the young wideout. With Keenan Allen expected to return next week, his role could be diminished and fantasy managers who picked him up in a pinch should temper expectations.

Category: Game Recaps


Mike Williams caught one of six targets for 15 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: After putting up monster numbers last week, Williams fell back to earth in a game where Justin Herbert threw 45 times. Trailing for most of the game, Herbert was forced to throw but Williams was not the recipient of many of those targets, despite Keenan Allen missing his second consecutive game. With Allen expected back next week it might open things up more for Williams to get back on track against the Texans.

Category: Game Recaps


Austin Ekeler carried the ball just four times for five yards, adding 48 yards through the air on eight catches in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: After three weeks of subpar numbers, fantasy managers who spent a first-round pick on Ekeler are starting to sweat. The Chargers fell behind early, which led to just 12 total rushing attempts as a team. Ekeler still excels as a pass catcher, but his rushing numbers are far below what he put up last season. A matchup with the Texans next week will hopefully provide the veteran RB with an opportunity to play up to his standard.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Injury Updates


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.

Category: Injury Updates


Corey Linsley is considered "day-to-day" per Brandon Staley. (Source: Daniel Popper on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Linsley suffered the injury last Thursday against the Chiefs. He appears to have at least a decent chance of returning this weekend against the Jaguars, but his status should be monitored on Thursday and Friday.

Category: Injury Updates


Dustin Hopkins made his only field goal and went three for three on PATs in Thursday's loss against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Hopkins hasn't had too many opportunities so far this season, going two for three on field goals through Week 2. He should see more attempts down the road in this Chargers' high-powered offense.

Category: Game Recaps


The Chargers' defense allowed 27 points to the Chiefs on Thursday night and recorded only one sack and no turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: The Chargers' defense held its own in the first half, holding the Chiefs to just seven points. As history suggests, it's hard to keep Patrick Mahomes down for long, as the quarterback led his team to a 20-point second half. It was unlikely fantasy managers were starting the Chargers' D/ST in this contest, but there is an opportunity to stream this unit next week against Jacksonville.

Category: Game Recaps


Joshua Kelley ran the ball four times for 21 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact: Kelley came in on the Chargers' first drive of the game and immediately caught a nine-yard pass for a first down. He was the most efficient of all the runnings backs, but carried the ball just four times. Sony Michel was brought in to compete for the backup job along with rookie Isaiah Spiller who is still recovering from injury, but Kelley is the de facto backup at the moment.

Category: Game Recaps


Derwin James Jr. has agreed to a four-year, $76.4 million extension with the Chargers that will make him the highest paid safety in NFL history. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: James fought injuries early in his career, but when he's been healthy, he's been among the league's best defenders. He was initially holding out of practice to get a new deal, but now that the Chargers have forked over the money, the veteran safety will likely return to practice.

Category: Transactions


According to Daniel Popper of The Athletic, seventh-round rookie FB Zander Horvath is running with the Los Angeles Chargers' first team in practice. (Source: Daniel Popper, The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Horvath has quickly become a fan favorite among the Chargers' faithful, being a seventh-round pick out of Purdue. Chargers' offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said they're still in the "discovery process" with Horvath, who was an RB in college, as they transition him more to a FB role. At Purdue, Horvath showed an ability to work in both phases of the offense at 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds. In fantasy, it might not translate to success for Horvath, but if the Chargers get more creative with their running game it could mean more opportunities for both RBs Austin Ekeler and rookie Isaiah Spiller.

Category: Rumors