Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
AFC West | 2-4-0
Avg PTS
24.8
Rank: 21st
Avg Yds
416.8
Rank: 4th
Avg PYds
292.3
Rank: 4th
Avg RYds
124.5
Rank: 12th
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Posted 10/28/2020 11:00 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 28.
Huddle Up: Jackson was limited or out for much of last week but ended up playing in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He rushed for just 12 yards on five carries with five catches for 43 yards. The early-week practice is a promising sign and he'll be an RB2/FLEX play in another solid matchup against the Denver Broncos.
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Posted 10/26/2020 5:22 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams managed just one catch on three targets for four yards in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: There's no question this is a disappointing result for Williams (109 yards and two scores in Week 5), especially considering the Chargers threw for nearly 400 yards. Unfortunately, Los Angeles is using Williams primarily as a deep threat when Keenan Allen is healthy, which lends itself to a receiver being a high-ceiling, low-floor fantasy option. The good news is he should boom more often than he busts with Justin Herbert playing so well and consistently hitting on his deep passes.
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Posted 10/26/2020 5:10 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry caught three of his seven targets for 43 yards in Week 7 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: This was a bit of a weird game in that Justin Herbert threw for three touchdowns, but all three went to backups. Henry's season hasn't taken off in the same way Keenan Allen's has since Herbert became the starter, but this game marked the fourth time in five games with the rookie quarterback that the 25-year-old tight end saw at least seven targets. Especially given the state of the position, fantasy owners need to keep firing up Henry as a starter unless they have another top-10 option on their roster.
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Posted 10/26/2020 4:56 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen pulled in 10 of his 13 targets for 125 yards in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Allen made an early exit in Week 5 due to back spasms and didn't get in a full practice until Friday, but there was no rust for one of the league's best route-runners in this contest. The emergence of Justin Herbert has breathed life into Allen, who seems to be the target for his rookie quarterback in just about every critical situation. His plus-30 percent target share with Herbert makes him an easy top-10 fantasy receiver just about every week, and he should be there again in Week 8 versus the Denver Broncos.
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Posted 10/26/2020 4:42 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson (knee) was held to 12 yards rushing on five carries but managed to haul in five of his six targets for 43 yards in Week 7 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: One game after many proclaimed he had taken over the Austin Ekeler role in this offense, Jackson fell back to earth in this one. It's hardly all on him, as the Chargers' offensive line has been riddled by injuries and now ranks among the worst run-blocking units in the league. Jackson and Joshua Kelley appear to be splitting touches pretty evenly in an offense that is quickly becoming very reliant on Justin Herbert, and both will be hard to trust as anything more than flex plays in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos.
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Posted 10/26/2020 4:27 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Joshua Kelley ran for 29 yards on 12 carries and caught all five of his targets for 24 yards in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Kelley struggled to get much going on the ground, which has become a common theme behind the Chargers' injury-riddled offensive line. The rookie is theoretically the team's big back and the favorite for work at the goal line, but that role doesn't mean much with the team becoming more of a pass-heavy attack as a result of the red-hot play of Justin Herbert. Kelley will be a dicey flex option in Week 8 versus the Denver Broncos.
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Posted 10/26/2020 4:15 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert finished 27-of-43 for 347 yards and three touchdowns in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Herbert also rushed nine times for a team-high 66 yards and another score.
Huddle Up: While Jacksonville is not an imposing matchup, Herbert continues to impress in a way few rookie quarterbacks ever have. Over his last three games, the No. 6 overall pick owns a 10:1 touchdown-to-interception ratio and is averaging 300.3 yards passing. And for the first time in his brief NFL career, he showed off some rushing upside as well. Herbert has already firmly established himself as a high-end weekly fantasy starter. He could easily be a top-five option in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos.
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Posted 10/25/2020 2:27 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson (knee) is expected to play in Week 7's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jackson had been listed as questionable on the injury report after logging two limited practice sessions and one full session during the week. He will continue to serve as the team's lead running back while Austin Ekeler (hamstring) is sidelined and is capable of posting RB2 numbers this afternoon, especially with a favorable matchup versus the Jacksonville defense.
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Posted 10/24/2020 12:26 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Allen has been targeted at least eight times in four of the five games this season and seems to have a good connection with Justin Herbert. Allen can be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 10/22/2020 11:28 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (back) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Allen seems to have a decent chance to play in Week 7, but fantasy players will know more about his status in the next day or two. He should be a starting option in all leagues if he is active.
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Posted 10/22/2020 4:56 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) will be returning 'later rather than sooner,' according to head coach Anthony Lynn, who categorized Ekeler's injury as 'very serious.'
Huddle Up: That isn't an encouraging update from Lynn as initially there was some optimism that Ekeler could be back in a month, which could've meant a return in Week 8 or 9. Now, that sounds unlikely. The original recovery timeline was 4-8 weeks, and if it's on the later side we might not see Ekeler until late November or even December. That gives Justin Jackson and/or Joshua Kelley more time to provide fantasy value.
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Posted 10/21/2020 10:45 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Allen had a week of rest last week because of the bye and should have a better chance to play in Week 7. He is the main option in the passing game for the Chargers and should be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues if he is active.
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Posted 10/14/2020 10:36 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (back) was dealing with back spasms against the New Orleans Saints Monday, Oct, 12, and 'will be fine,' according to head coach Anthony Lynn.
Huddle Up: Allen was able to play just 17 percent of the offensive snaps in Week 5, but he found the end zone for the second time this season. He'll remain a high-end WR2 and should continue to improve alongside rookie QB Justin Herbert.
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Posted 10/13/2020 12:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (back) left the Week 5 game due to back spasms. The team's bye was moved up to Week 6, which should give him time to get back.
Huddle Up: Allen has 50 targets through five games - even after leaving early last night. He remains a great WR2 in PPR formats.
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Posted 10/13/2020 4:02 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry posted four receptions for 23 yards and a touchdown on eight targets in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Henry tied a team high with eight targets, but he was limited to just 5.8 yards per reception. He remains a borderline low-end TE1 or top TE2, but fantasy owners will need to make alternate plans with the Chargers off in Week 6.
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Posted 10/13/2020 3:52 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Jalen Guyton had one reception for 49 yards on three targets in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: For the second straight game Guyton had just one catch, but he had a big play on that reception. Last week against Tampa Bay he had one grab for a 72-yard touchdown. He is showing big-play ability, but until he starts to add a little more volume, it's just too risky to use him in fantasy.
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Posted 10/13/2020 3:45 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams finished with five receptions, 109 yards and two touchdowns in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Williams tied for a team-high with eight targets, and he easily had his best game of the season. In fact, he had just seven receptions for 100 yards on 14 targets in his previous three outings. He and rookie Justin Herbert could be on the verge of becoming one of the better pass-catch duos in fantasy. They'll have two weeks to continue working on their rapport with the bye in Week 6.
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Posted 10/13/2020 3:42 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Joshua Kelley ran 11 times for just 29 yards in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints and he added one reception for nine yards on his only target.
Huddle Up: The dozen total touches was nice, but he did nothing with them. Justin Jackson led the backfield and averaged 4.7 yards per carry to just 2.6 for Kelley. Kelley's fantasy appeal is rather minimal at this point. The Chargers are off in Week 6.
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Posted 10/13/2020 3:40 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson rushed 15 times for 71 yards in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints and he added five grabs for 23 yards on six targets.
Huddle Up: While Jackson didn't find the end zone, he headed up the backfield and did his fantasy owners proud, especially in PPR formats. He and his teammates are off in Week 6 for a bye.
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Posted 10/13/2020 3:37 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert completed 20-of-34 passes for 264 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints. At 22 years and 216 days, Herbert is the youngest quarterback in NFL history with four passing touchdowns on Monday Night Football.
Huddle Up: There was talk from head coach Anthony Lynn that when Tyrod Taylor was healthy, the veteran would bump Herbert back to the bench, but that would be foolish at this point. The rookie has emerged as a borderline low-end QB1 at this point. The Bolts are off in Week 6, so fantasy owners will need to make other plans.
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Posted 10/12/2020 4:31 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers DE Joey Bosa (triceps, knee, ankle) remains up in the air for the game Monday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: If you're in an IDP league, it could be a tight squeeze to find someone to replace him Monday night and have the roster space to do so. Keep tabs on him in pre-game warmups to see if he guts it out.
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Posted 10/12/2020 4:21 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) is trending upward for the game Monday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: If you still have a flex spot to use, he's an option against the New Orleans Saints.
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Posted 10/10/2020 10:35 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) was limited Saturday, Oct. 10, and is questionable for Week 5. He is a game-time decision.
Huddle Up: Williams is rarely worth more than a flier in fantasy lineups anyway, but he's especially risky this week. New Orleans has a few injuries in the defensive backfield, so that is a silver lining, but the nature of his injury should leave one skeptical.
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Posted 10/09/2020 11:51 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: Williams appears to have a chance to play in Week 5, so fantasy players should monitor the situation. He could be a No. 3 receiver or flex option if he is able to play.
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Posted 10/08/2020 11:47 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 8.
Huddle Up: Williams was not able to play in Week 4 and is not off to a good start this week. Fantasy players will know more about Williams' status later in the week but may want to look for other options for their lineup.
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