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.
Posted: 10/05/2020 1:09 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Joshua Kelley rushed nine times for just seven yards in Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, failing to take advantage of more playing time with RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) exiting early. He did add three grabs for 26 yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: Kelley and Justin Jackson both struggled with Ekeler out of the lineup. If Ekeler is forced to miss additional time, both of these guys will likely split the carries. The Chargers will battle the Saints in New Orleans next Monday night.
Posted: 9/28/2020 2:05 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Joshua Kelley rushed eight times for 43 yards in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers and he added two receptions for nine yards on his two targets.
Huddle Up: Kelley has looked very capable, but his role is to fill in when Austin Ekeler needs a breather. He is a handcuff for Ekeler owners and worth playing as a flex option in deeper fantasy leagues and in DFS when the matchup is favorable.
Posted: 9/21/2020 4:23 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Joshua Kelley posted 23 carries for 64 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2. Kelley also caught two passes for 49 yards, including a team-high 35-yard reception.
Huddle Up: Kelley did a lot of the grunt work Sunday, resulting in an unsightly 2.8 yards per carry, but he finished with 113 combined yards as Justin Jackson (quad) was inactive. It's clear the Chargers are going to operate with, at minimum, a two-back approach. The question is will Kelley continue to operate in the No. 2 role behind Ekeler once Jackson returns. If Kelley is still on waivers, he's worth grabbing in case that answer is yes.
Posted: 9/14/2020 6:22 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Joshua Kelley carried the ball 12 times for 60 yards and a score in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: With Justin Jackson (quad) knocked out with a quad injury, Kelley took over as the No. 2 back behind Austin Ekeler. He performed well, averaging 5.0 yards per carry and scoring the team's only touchdown. If Jackson's injury is serious, Kelley would become a priority addition as Ekeler isn't suited to a heavy workload on a weekly basis.
Posted: 7/26/2020 7:06 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers fourth-round draft choice RB Joshua Kelley agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Chargers Saturday, July 25. Financial terms were not disclosed.