Posted: 12/07/2020 3:29 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Kalen Ballage rushed seven times for 34 yards in Week 13 against the New England Patriots and he added three grabs for five yards on four targets.
Huddle Up: The game got out of hand, so he probably saw a little more work with the team holding out Austin Ekeler, who just recently returned from injury. Had the score been closer, the Bolts would have presumably leaned upon Ekeler more. We'll see in Week 14 against the Atlanta Falcons in what should be a closer game.
Posted: 12/06/2020 5:12 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Kalen Ballage (ankle) is expected to play against the New England Patriots in Week 13, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With Austin Ekeler once again leading the backfield, Ballage is back to being a handcuff rather than a potential fantasy starter.
Posted: 11/29/2020 4:44 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Kalen Ballage (ankle, calf) has been declared inactive for the Week 12 game.
Huddle Up: Austin Ekeler is back in the lineup and should receive most of the work at running back moving forward. Ekeler should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues, while Ballage could be cut if a player needs roster space.
Posted: 11/29/2020 1:57 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Kalen Ballage (ankle, calf) is considered a game-time decision for Week 12's game against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Ballage had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. If he is active, he could be a flex option for deeper fantasy leagues, especially considering that RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) is not likely to serve as the bell cow in his first game since returning from a major hamstring injury.
Posted: 11/28/2020 12:44 am UTC
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Kalen Ballage (ankle, calf) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 27, and is listed as questionable for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Ballage is able to play and if Austin Ekeler will return to the lineup. Ballage can be at least a flex option if he receives most of the work at running back.
Posted: 11/27/2020 7:24 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Kalen Ballage (ankle, calf) is listed as questionable on the team's Week 12 injury report.
Huddle Up: Ballage has been limited in practice this week, and those wanting to keep him plugged in as a RB2 will likely have to wait until pregame Sunday to get the final determination on his status.
Posted: 11/27/2020 1:02 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Kalen Ballage (ankle, calf) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Ballage appears to have a decent chance to play despite the injury, but fantasy players should check on his status later in the week. He will receive most of the work at running back if he plays and can be at least a flex option.
Posted: 11/25/2020 11:47 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Kalen Ballage (ankle, calf) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Ballage has received at least 15 carries in all three games since joining the Chargers active roster. He likely will see a similar workload this week is Austin Ekeler remains sidelined but probably is only a flex option in deeper leagues.
Posted: 11/23/2020 4:14 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Kalen Ballage rushed 16 times for 44 yards and caught seven passes for 27 yards in a 34-28 win over the New York Jets in Week 11.
Huddle Up: Ballage didn't find much room to run, but he continued to handle a bulk of the backfield work. He should be a volume-based flex option as long as Austin Ekeler remains sidelined.
Posted: 11/19/2020 3:37 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Kalen Ballage is expected to get more looks, and head coach Anthony Lynn said Wednesday, Nov. 18 that Ballage will most likely be the 'primary back'.
Huddle Up: Ballage has been used heavily since coming over from the Jets, posting 33 carries for 137 rushing yards and one score for the Bolts, while adding seven grabs for 49 yards on nine targets. Despite the fact he appears to be the lead back in L.A., he should only be treated as a RB3 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 11 against the New York Jets, one of his former teams.