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Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game vs. the Chiefs. He got in limited practices on Tuesday and Wednesday. HC Brandon Staley labeled him a game-time decision, which is a little surprising after Staley expressed little concern about Ekeler's status earlier in the week. We'll find out whether he's playing around 7 pm ET tomorrow. If not, we'd likely see a 3-man committee with RBs Justin Jackson, Joshua Kelley and Larry Rountree. Jackson would be the best fantasy bet -- but just a RB3 or flex play.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) put in a limited practice on Tuesday. HC Brandon Staley hasn't seem concerned about Ekeler's injury since his post-game press conference on Sunday, and it looks like Ekeler is on track to play vs. the Chiefs on Thursday night. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Chargers HC Brandon Staley called RB Austin Ekeler's ankle injury "nothing major" on Monday. Ekeler was listed as a non-participant on the Chargers' estimated Monday injury report, but Staley said that he expects Ekeler to practice this week. It sounds like we should expect him to play vs. the Chiefs on Thursday night, but check back tomorrow for another update.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler injured his left ankle in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Giants. He got it taped and was testing it on the sidelines. We'll see if Ekeler is able to re-enter, but the Chargers are up 30 to 7.

Update: Ekeler is officially questionable to return with an ankle injury.

The Chargers on Wednesday placed WR Mike Williams on the COVID list. He, of course, joins teammate WR Keenan Allen, potentially leaving QB Justin Herbert down his top 2 wideouts for Sunday's game against the Giants. We'll keep an eye on the situations for both players. Jalen Guyton and Joshua Palmer look like the next 2 WRs up. RB Austin Ekeler, TE Jared Cook and even TE Donald Parham could all be in for more targets, though, if Williams and Allen both miss the game. On defense, the Chargers also placed CB Chris Harris Jr. on the COVID list. That might be more interesting for fantasy purposes if the Giants weren't down to their 3rd QB.

Update: HC Brandon Staley says Williams and Harris are on the list merely as close contacts. That means each player can make it back for Sunday's game as long as he continues to test negative.

2:36pm EDT 10/31/21

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hip) is active for today’s game against the Patriots. He was reportedly sore after Wednesday’s practice, so HC Brandon Staley opted to give him the next 2 days off. It adds some risk to Ekeler’s Week 8 profile. But if you waited on him, get him in your starting lineup. It’s worth noting that RB Joshua Kelley is a healthy scratch, leaving just RBs Justin Jackson and Larry Rountree behind Ekeler. That suggests the Chargers aren’t very concerned about Ekeler.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hip) confirmed to ESPN that he'll play vs. the Patriots today, per Adam Schefter. "Not that there was much of a question," Schefter adds. That makes it sound as if Ekeler wasn't in any real danger of missing this one, despite sitting out practice on Thursday and Friday. He belongs in Week 8 fantasy lineups.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler posted a picture of his fantasy team to social media on Saturday night ... and Austin Ekeler was in the starting lineup. So he evidently expects to play vs. the Patriots on Sunday. We'll look for a more traditional report on his status tomorrow morning.

Chargers HC Brandon Staley said Friday that he's "hopeful" RB Austin Ekeler (hip) will be able to play vs. the Patriots on Sunday. Ekeler was sore after Wednesday's practice, Staley said, so they decided to hold him out on Thursday and Friday. It's a relatively optimistic report, but Ekeler's Week 8 status remains uncertain. We'll continue looking for updates on the situation. Patriots-Chargers doesn't kick off until 4:05 pm ET on Sunday.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (hip) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Patriots. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday. Not a good look. We’ll continue to look for updates on Ekeler’s status. If he misses Sunday’s game, the Chargers would likely deploy a 3-back committee with Joshua Kelley, Justin Jackson and Larry Rountree.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler was added to Thursday's injury report with a hip and did not practice. His availability for this weekend's game against the Patriots is suddenly in question. We'll look for further updates on Ekeler's status and see if he gets back on the practice field tomorrow. If he misses Sunday's game, the Chargers would likely deploy a committee backfield with Justin Jackson, Joshua Kelley and Larry Rountree.

Chargers RB Justin Jackson (groin) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Browns. RB Joshua Kelley is active for the 1st time this season, joining Larry Rountree behind Austin Ekeler.

Chargers RB Justin Jackson (groin) is doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Browns. His absences leaves Larry Rountree as Los Angeles' clear #2 RB -- but Austin Ekeler might just pick up a few more touches.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler isn't listed on the Week 2 injury report. He, of course, got in just 1 limited practice last week due to a hamstring injury. Ekeler ended up playing 58% of the snaps in the opener, carrying 15 times and surprisingly finishing without a single target. Expect his role to expand vs. the Cowboys this Sunday.

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