Posted: 12/07/2020 3:47 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Joshua Kelley (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the Week 13 game against the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Kelley was limited to just two touches in the game, as Austin Ekeler is back, pairing with Kalen Ballage. When healthy, Kelley's fantasy appeal is rather limited.
Posted: 11/29/2020 10:45 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Joshua Kelley rushed for 35 yards on seven carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Kelley likely will see a handful of carries each game as Austin Ekeler's backup but can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/16/2020 1:52 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Joshua Kelley rushed seven times for just 21 yards in Week 10 against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Kelley has been limited to nine or fewer carries and 32 or fewer rushing yards in each of the past three outings. He is only worth keeping around on a roster in the deepest of fantasy leagues at this point. The Chargers host the Jets in Week 11.
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.
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.