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Chargers LB Jatavis Brown is active for today's game against the Raiders. An ankle injury that cut his playing time in half last week continued to limit his practice time. Brown did participate more this week than last, though, and is OK to use as a lower-level IDP starter.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) will make his NFL debut against the Raiders today. The rookie figures to be on a snap count and play a limited role. He's not a fantasy option this week but is worth stashing in deeper leagues as a potential 2nd-half asset.

Chargers LB Jatavis Brown (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders. He played just 50% of the snaps last week against the Giants but then put in limited practices Wednesday and Thursday before a full workout Friday. There's some risk vs. the usual level of Brown, but he's worth pushing into IDP lineups this week.

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Chargers OLB Jatavis Brown (ankle) is active for today's game against the Giants. He'll certainly carry durability risk but is also too good for most IDP owners to sit when available. The Chargers also made MLB Korey Toomer a healthy scratch for the 1st time this season. That leaves more snaps available for Hayes Pullard, who has outplayed Toomer to this point.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) is expected to make his NFL debut next week against the Raiders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 7th overall pick of this spring's draft missed almost all of the offseason but has been practicing since mid-September. He figures to open in a limited role but could see more action down the road -- especially with the Chargers already sitting at 0-4. Williams is worth a stash if you have a free roster spot.

Chargers LB Jatavis Brown is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants because of a foot injury. He returned to a limited practice after missing the 1st 2 days and opening the week in a walking boot. We'll update Brown's status Sunday morning.

Chargers RB Branden Oliver (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Giants. That leaves Austin Ekeler as the #2 RB -- but bet on RB Melvin Gordon returning to a workhorse role this weekend.

Chargers LB Jatavis Brown hurt his right foot in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. He played through the issue in that game but was in a protective boot Monday, according to ESPN's Eric D. Williams. HC Anthony Lynn said he doesn't expect Brown to practice Wednesday, but Brown said he expects to play Sunday against the Giants. We'll keep an eye on his participation Thursday and Friday to try to gauge the risk in using him for Week 5 IDP lineups.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is active for today’s game against the Eagles. He put in a full practice on Friday. There remains some added risk here, but Gordon is still a must-start in season-long fantasy leagues.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Eagles. HC Anthony Lynn has already said that Gordon will play, though, and he put in a full practice on Friday. There’s a bit more risk here than usual, but Gordon remains a must-start in season-long fantasy leagues.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. HC Anthony Lynn already told us that Gordon will play against the Eagles this weekend. It'd be nice to see him put in a full workout on Friday, but he belongs in season-long lineups regardless.

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said Thursday morning that RB Melvin Gordon (knee) will play against the Eagles this weekend. "He's fine," Lynn said. "We have to monitor his knee, but he'll play." The knee issue obviously adds risk to Gordon's outlook, but he remains a must-start in season-long leagues.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) was held out of Wednesday's practice. HC Anthony Lynn called it a rest day and said that Gordon should be back on the field tomorrow. We'll be keeping a close eye on this one. Gordon is dealing with a bone bruise and missed a chunk of last weekend's game against the Chiefs. RB Branden Oliver is his handcuff.

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn didn't express much concern about RB Melvin Gordon and his knee issue on Monday. “He’s sore,” Lynn said. “He was sore last week. We’ll monitor him this week, but I’m sure he’ll be fine.” Gordon is reportedly dealing with a bone bruise in his left knee. That's the same knee he had microfracture surgery on in early 2016 and sprained in late 2016. Expect him to be limited in practice this week, but it sounds like he's on track to play against the Eagles on Sunday.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is dealing with a bone bruise, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Very minor," Rapoport adds. Gordon was limited in practice last Thursday and Friday -- then missed a chunk of Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. He played just 45% of the offensive snaps but still tallied 79 yards and a score on 17 carries. We'll monitor Gordon's status throughout the week.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon injured his knee in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Chiefs. We're guessing it's the same knee that limited in practice this week. Gordon is officially questionable to return but hasn't been on the field for either of the Chargers' first 2 series of the 2nd half.

Update: Gordon returned early in the 4th quarter.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is active for today’s game against the Chiefs. He was limited on Thursday and Friday, but there’s been nothing to suggest that his workload will be impacted. Gordon remains a must-start in season-long leagues.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is expected to play against the Chiefs today, ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms. Gordon was limited on Thursday and Friday, but we never heard any concern about his Week 3 status. Keep the Chargers' workhorse locked into fantasy lineups.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Chiefs. He was added to the injury report mid-week and limited on Thursday and Friday. HC Anthony Lynn said Friday that he expects Gordon to play. Go ahead and keep him penciled into fantasy lineups.We’ll let you know if anything changes.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) put in a limited practice on Friday -- his 1st official workout of the season. He's out for this weekend's game against the Dolphins, but he's at least making progress. Williams is worth monitoring and could become a waiver-wire target in October.

 
 
 

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