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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.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen will not practice on Wednesday as he continues dealing with hamstring trouble. “We are being careful with him," HC Brandon Staley said. "It hasn’t responded the way we have wanted." It's concerning news with the Chargers coming off their bye week. It sounds like Allen isn't even a lock to play vs. the Falcons this weekend -- and will probably be on some type of snap count if he does.

The Chargers expect WR Mike Williams to miss a "minimum" of 4 weeks with his high-ankle sprain, according to The Athletic's Daniel Popper. That's a typical timeline for this injury. Williams gets a Week 8 bye but figures to miss at least the next 3 games vs. the Falcons, 49ers and Chiefs. We'd still try to keep him stashed on fantasy benches as a late-season asset. Williams' absence will leave Keenan Allen, Josh Palmer and DeAndre Carter as Los Angeles' top 3 WRs.

Chargers CB J.C. Jackson ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks and will miss the rest of the season. We'll see about his status as the 2023 season approaches. Jackson had been performing disappointingly early in the year, so his departure from the lineup doesn't meaningfully alter the fantasy football matchup going forward.

Chargers WR Mike Williams has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Williams is now looking at a multi-week absence. If there's a silver-lining here, it's that L.A. enters a Week 8 bye.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen ranked 4th among Chargers WRs in playing time in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks and checked in 5th in routes, according to Pro Football Focus. He trailed DeAndre Carter, Mike Williams, Michael Bandy and Jason Moore, running just 14 routes among QB Justin Herbert's 57 dropbacks (24.6%). Allen drew just 2 targets, catching both for 11 yards. We'd bet on a bigger role after the Week 8 bye. Carter caught just 3 of 7 targets for 37 yards, trailing RB Austin Ekeler, Williams and TE Gerald Everett in targets.

Chargers WR Mike Williams will undergo an MRI on Monday on the right ankle he sprained in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. Williams was in a walking boot afterward and couldn't put any weight on that right leg in the locker room, according to The Athletic's Daniel Popper. We should get an update on Williams tomorrow.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler delivered a big receiving line in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. He caught all 12 of his targets for 96 yards and 1 of QB Justin Herbert's 2 TD passes. Ekeler added a 9-31-1 rushing line, handling 75% off the team's RB carries for the game. WR Mike Williams posted a strong 7-86-1 receiving line on 9 targets before hurting his right ankle. TE Gerald Everett added 5-63 receiving on a matching 9 looks.

Chargers WR Mike Williams injured his right ankle in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks. He had to be helped off by a couple of trainers, putting hardly any weight on the leg. We'll update Williams' status when we know more, but this doesn't look good. The Chargers at least get a Week 8 bye.

Chargers DT Sebastian Joseph-Day (ankle) is active for today's game against the Seahawks.

2:56pm EDT 10/23/22

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is active for today’s game vs. the Seahawks. HC Brandon Staley said Friday that Allen will likely be on a snap count. He’s more of a WR3 this week – but Allen is available if you were waiting on him.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler hears that Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is "trending positive" for this afternoon's game vs. the Seahawks. Fowler adds, though, that the final decision on Allen won't come until pregame warmups. That obviously puts fantasy owners in a tough spot, with Chargers inactives not coming until 3 pm ET. We'd try to keep Allen on fantasy benches if possible. HC Brandon Staley suggested on Friday that Allen will be on a snap count if he plays.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) “wants to see how he feels Sunday before making a final decision“ on whether he’ll play. It seems Allen and the Chargers would like to wait until after the Week 8 bye. We’ll see about his status as Sunday plays out, but don’t wait on Allen for your fantasy football lineups.

7:28pm EDT 10/22/22

Chargers RB Joshua Kelley (knee) will miss at least the next 4 games after landing on IR on Saturday. His absence leaves Sony Michel as Los Angeles' #2 RB for now. We'll see if rookie RB Isaiah Spiller can make a push for that job.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks. He was limited in practice all week and will be a game-time decision, HC Brandon Staley said Friday. “We won’t put him out there unless we know that he can go," Staley said. "How much he goes? Obviously, it’s his first game back, so there will be some type of pitch count — with it being his first game back — if he goes. We’ll just see. But if there’s any apprehension, then he won’t go." For his part, Allen said he has "high hopes" about his availability. We'll see if we get an update on his status on Sunday morning, but we won't get the Chargers' inactives until 3 pm ET.

Chargers WR Joshua Palmer (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Seahawks. He’ll get a Week 8 bye to hopefully clear concussion protocol.

Chargers TE Donald Parham (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Seahawks. His absence makes TE Gerald Everett a safer fantasy play.

Chargers WR Josh Palmer (concussion) missed practice again on Thursday. He's now a long shot to be cleared in time for this weekend's game vs. the Seahawks.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice. He suggested Wednesday that he might sit out through the Week 8 bye, but we'll see how he's listed on the final injury report tomorrow for this weekend's game vs. Seattle.

Chargers WR Joshua Palmer is in concussion protocol and didn't practice on Wednesday. So his status for this weekend's game vs. the Seahawks is now in doubt. With WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) also iffy, the Chargers might be down to WRs DeAndre Carter, Michael Bandy and Jason Moore behind Mike Williams.

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