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Chargers K Dustin Hopkins (hamstring) is out for Sunday night’s game vs. the 49ers. Cameron Dicker will kick for Los Angeles for the 2nd straight week.

Chargers WRs Mike Williams (ankle) and Keenan Allen (hamstring) are out for Sunday night’s game vs. the 49ers. Williams is probably still a couple of weeks away from returning from his high-ankle sprain. Allen has no timetable to return from his lingering hamstring problem. Josh Palmer will again operate as Los Angeles’ top WR this weekend, with DeAndre Carter the #2.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's a big long shot to play vs. the 49ers this weekend, again leaving Josh Palmer and DeAndre Carter as Los Angeles' top 2 WRs.

Chargers HC Brandon Staley said Wednesday that EDGE Joey Bosa is getting close to returning to the field. Might he make it back for this Sunday's matchup against the 49ers and his brother Nick? "I just know that he's back in the building," Staley told reporters. "He's not there for practice yet. We'll let you know when he's going to come back to practice. He is in good spirits. I think that we're getting closer to that practice point, just don't know exactly when that is going to be." That doesn't seem to point to Bosa being ready for Week 10. But he's worth stashing -- where it makes sense -- in IDP leagues now ahead of a potential Week 11 return. Bosa has been out since Week 3 with a groin injury that required surgery.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. HC Brandon Staley called him "day to day," but don't count on Allen returning for Sunday night's game vs. the 49ers.

Chargers TE Gerald Everett tallied 5 catches for 36 yards in a Week 9 win over Atlanta. He dropped 1 pass that would have gone for at least 20 yards. His 8 targets were right in line with expectation — but the yardage certainly underwhelmed. On 43 Justin Herbert pass attempts, Everett’s 8 targets actually tied for 3rd on the team with fill-in WR Michael Bandy. The TE should remain busy this week at San Francisco with Mike Williams (and likely Keenan Allen) sidelined.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler continued his hot steak in Atlanta, posting 2 TDs and 71 total yards. He added 7 catches (20.9% target share) for a team missing Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Isaiah Spiller and Sony Michel mixed in for 8 carries (vs. 14 for Ekeler), but it was Ekeler who saw all of the critical red zone work. His scores came from 1 and 2 yards out. The 27-year-old has now tallied 24+ PPR points in 5 straight. Next up -- a tough San Francisco defense that's allowed only 4 total RB scores this season.

Missing Keenan Allen and Mike Williams due to injuries, Chargers QB Justin Herbert managed only 245 yards and 1 TD in Week 9. He added 1 INT on 43 attempts — T-3rd-most on the week. Forced to play hero ball while dealing with 4 dropped passes, Herbert wound up with the 4th highest PFF passing grade. Week 10 turns up a much tougher road matchup at San Francisco. Herbert will likely remain without both Allen and Williams, too.

Chargers WR DeAndre Carter (illness) is active for today’s game vs. the Falcons. He was added to the injury report on Friday and listed as questionable, but Carter should be ready to operate as Los Angeles’ #2 WR today with Mike Williams and Keenan Allen out.

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Chargers TE Donald Parham has been placed on IR with his hamstring injury. He'll miss at least the next 4 games and can be dropped from all redraft rosters. Parham's absence is a slight boost for TE Gerald Everett.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (abdomen) is not listed on the final Week 9 injury report. He was added on Thursday and limited in practice but returned to a full workout on Friday. Ekeler will be busy vs. the Falcons this weekend with WRs Mike Williams and Keenan Allen out.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Falcons. He suffered a setback with that hamstring while training over the bye week and didn't practice at all this week. Allen said he's not returning until he's back to 100%, so consider him iffy for Week 10. WR Mike Williams (ankle) is also out for Sunday's game, while WR DeAndre Carter was added to the injury report on Friday and is listed as questionable with an illness. We'll see if he's able to suit up come Sunday. Josh Palmer should lead Chargers WRs in targets against Atlanta's 31st-ranked WR defense. Los Angeles' other healthy WRs are Michael Bandy and Jason Moore. WRs Joe Reed, John Hightower and Keelan Doss are on the practice squad. RB Austin Ekeler and TE Gerald Everett also project for strong volume this weekend.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted that the Chargers were "just being cautious" by limiting RB Austin Ekeler (abdomen) in Thursday's practice. It sounds like Ekeler should be fine for this weekend's game vs. the Falcons, but we'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Chargers TE Donald Parham did not practice on Thursday due to a hamstring injury. He just cleared the concussion protocol but now looks iffy for this weekend's game vs. Atlanta. Parham's absence would be a slight boost to TE Gerald Everett's fantasy stock.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's looking unlikely to play vs. the Falcons this weekend.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler was added to the injury report and limited on Thursday with an abdomen issue. He spoke to reporters before the workout and made no mention of an injury, so it looks like this happened during Thursday's practice. We'll see what Ekeler does in Friday's practice and how he's listed on the final injury report. His absence vs. the Falcons this weekend would leave Sony Michel as Los Angeles' likely lead back, with rookie Isaiah Spiller the #2.

The Chargers on Thursday placed K Taylor Bertolet on the practice squad/injured list with a quad issue. He had been the fill-in for injured K Dustin Hopkins, who has remained out of practice this week with a right hamstring injury. The team signed K Cameron Dicker to the practice squad, and he looks likely to take kicking duties for Sunday's game against the Falcons. We'll watch to confirm that ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoff.

ESPN's Lindsay Thiry reports that Chargers WR Keenan Allen says his bothersome hamstring "got worse" during training over the bye week. Allen added that he won't be playing limited snaps the next time he takes the field but that "it will be all or nothing, with his hamstring absolutely ready to go," according to Thiry. That seems to indicate he's not a great bet to play Sunday against the Falcons. We'll certainly be watching this situation. The Chargers will already be without WR Mike Williams (ankle), so Josh Palmer and DeAndre Carter might be the lead duo at Atlanta.

Chargers TE Donald Parham has cleared the concussion protocol and is on track to play vs. the Falcons this weekend. He's not a fantasy option but does add some downside to TE Gerald Everett. When we last saw Parham in Week 6, he ran a route on just 18% of pass plays and drew 3 targets (5% share).

Chargers WR Josh Palmer has cleared the concussion protocol, HC Brandon Staley said Wednesday. Barring a setback, Palmer will play vs. the Falcons this weekend. He's needed for a significant role with WR Mike Williams out and WR Keenan Allen still dealing with hamstring problems.

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