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Chargers WR Keenan Allen injured his back in the 4th quarter of Saturday night's game against the Chiefs. He's officially questionable to return but was shown getting carted back to the locker room. We'll look for an update on Allen's injury tomorrow and monitor his status next week. He caught 5 of 8 targets for 54 yards before exiting this one.

Chargers CB Casey Hayward (calf) is active for tonight's game against the Chiefs. He remains a marginal IDP option, but his presence is bad news for the K.C. passing game.

Chargers CB Casey Hayward is questionable for Saturday's game against the Chiefs after a persistent calf injury "flared up" and kept him out of practice Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times. "He had more soreness in his calf, and it kind of worked its way down to his Achilles, so we held him out," HC Anthony Lynn said. "There's always a concern, but we're hopeful he can play." We'll check on Hayward's status when the inactives are announced at about 7 p.m. ET Saturday.

As expected, Chargers CB Casey Hayward is active for today's game against the Browns. He was listed on the injury report with an ankle issue during the week, but Hayward missed practice while dealing with the death of a younger brother. Back with the team, he should be in IDP lineups for a high-ceiling matchup against DeShone Kizer.

The Chargers have promoted K Travis Coons from their practice squad. He'll kick against the Browns tomorrow in place of K Nick Novak, who is struggling with a back injury. Coons is a viable spot starter with the Chargers sporting the week's highest implied total.

Update: The Chargers have placed Novak on IR.

Chargers CB Casey Hayward is officially questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, but HC Anthony Lynn told ESPN.com he expects his lead cover guy to play. Hayward has a "calf/personal" designation on the injury report. He has been away from the team all week dealing with the death of a younger brother but is scheduled to return before Sunday.

Chargers K Nick Novak (back) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Browns. He was limited on Wednesday and Friday and a full-go on Thursday. It looks like Novak will kick on Sunday, but you should find a safer option for your fantasy squad.

Chargers WR Mike Williams suffered a bone bruise on his knee in Thursday's win over the Cowboys, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The rookie will miss Week 13 and is considered "week-to-week" beyond that. Williams' role had been slowly growing, but this injury kills any chance he had of being a fantasy factor this season. He can be dropped from redraft rosters.

4:11pm EST 11/23/17

Chargers K Nick Novak left Thursday’s game at Dallas with a back injury. He’s questionable to return

Update: Novak returned in the 2nd quarter.

Update: Novak missed an XP early in the 3rd quarter and was replaced by P Drew Kaser after the Chargers' next TD. The back is obviously an issue. Fantasy owners should be lining up a replacement for Week 13.

Chargers LB Hayes Pullard (neck) is active for today's game against the Cowboys, returning after 2 games out. He's our top IDP bet among Chargers LBs this week. We'll see if he plays more snaps than Denzel Perryman, who returned to action the past 2 games.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) is active for today's game against the Cowboys. So is WR Travis Benjamin (abdomen). Both entered the day questionable. Neither is a worthwhile fantasy option, though.

Chargers LB Hayes Pullard (neck) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Cowboys. He put in full practices the past 2 days after being listed as a limited participant Monday. Pullard sat out the past 2 games but appears ready to return. We'll see if he returns to his full role, but Pullard looks like a decent tackle bet for IDP owners in Week 12.

Chargers LB Hayes Pullard is inactive for today's game against the Bills, as expected. It's his 2nd straight game out with a neck injury, leaving snaps for Denzel Perryman and/or Jatavis Brown.

2:11pm EST 11/19/17

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Bills. He practiced all week and received full clearance on Friday. Rivers is a solid QB1 vs. a Buffalo defense that’s allowed the 12th most fantasy points per game to QBs over the past 5 weeks.

Chargers LB Hayes Pullard (neck) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bills. That should mean more snaps again for LBs Jatavis Brown and Denzel Perryman in an upside scoring matchup for the position. Each carries risk as a non-100% playing-time guy right now, so weigh that against your other IDP options.

The Chargers announced late Friday that QB Philip Rivers cleared the final step in the league concussion protocol and will play Sunday against the Bills. We’ve had Rivers projected in starter territory all along against a Buffalo D that has sprung some recent leaks

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (concussion) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Bills. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday, so it sure looks like he’s on track to be cleared ahead of Sunday’s game. We should get another update on his status between now and Sunday morning.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (concussion) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice. Barring a setback, he'll be out there for this weekend's game against the Bills. It's excellent news for all of Los Angeles' skill-position guys.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (concussion) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. The fact that he was out there at all means he's made progress through the protocol. We'll continue to track his progress ahead of Sunday's game against the Bills.

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn announced Monday that QB Philip Rivers is in the concussion protocol. He didn't leave Sunday's loss to the Jaguars early, so the symptoms must have arisen Monday. We'll see about his status this week, but it obviously doesn't bode well for Sunday's game against the Bills. Kellen Clemens and Cardale Jones are the backups, with the team website listing Clemens #2.

 
 
 

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