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Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. But he told reporters afterward that he might sit out through the Week 8 bye. "It's going to be a thought process going into it," Allen said. "Definitely want to play it the smartest way, and if that's the best thing, then that's what it will be." We'll continue to keep an eye on the situation, but Allen owners can't yet count on him playing on Sunday vs. Seattle.

Chargers K Dustin Hopkins is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with the hamstring injury he suffered in Monday night's win over the Broncos, HC Brandon Staley said. So the Chargers will go back to K Taylor Bertolet, who made 3 FGs and 3 XPs in place of Hopkins in Week 5.

Chargers RB Joshua Kelley sprained an MCL in Monday night's win over the Broncos and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. That leaves Sony Michel as Los Angeles' #2 RB and means that we might see rookie RB Isaiah Spiller active on game days. Michel should be rostered in fantasy leagues of 12+ teams as the short-term Austin Ekeler handcuff.

Chargers TE Donald Parham is in the concussion protocol, HC Brandon Staley said Tuesday. Parham will have trouble getting cleared in time for Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks. He saw 3 targets on an 18% route rate in the win over the Broncos, so his absence is a slight boost for TE Gerald Everett.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is expected to be a full participant in practice this week, HC Brandon Staley said Tuesday. So, barring a setback, Allen should return for Sunday's game vs. the Seahawks. We'll keep you updated on his status throughout the week.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert went without a TD pass in Monday night's win over Denver. That’s happened only one other time in his career, and it’s especially shocking considering he attempted 57 passes in Week 6. It’s worth noting that Keenan Allen (hamstring) remained out, and a shaky O-line allowed constant pressure. Herbert's 4.17 YPA -- the 2nd lowest total of his career -- is still a shocker. He leaned heavily on short throws to Josh Palmer (12 targets) and Austin Ekeler (16 targets). Fortunately, the 3rd-year passer is poised to rebound this week vs. Seattle.

Chargers WR Mike Williams caught only 2 of 6 targets for 17 yards in Week 6. CB Patrick Surtain shadowed Williams for most of the night, and that matchup proved difficult for the veteran WR. This dud followed 2 straight outings of 120+ yards, but of course, it’s not totally out of character. Williams posted games of 10 and 15 yards over the first 3 weeks. Keenan Allen (hamstring) should return over the next week or so, helping keep Williams’ boom-or-bust profile intact. Sunday turns up a bounce-back spot vs. Seattle.

The Chargers pulled CB J.C. Jackson in the 2nd half of Monday night's OT win over the Broncos, opting for Michael Davis in his place. "It just wasn't good enough in the first half, and we felt like we needed to make a change," HC Brandon Staley said afterward, according to Chargers Wire. Jackson committed a 21-yard PI penalty on Courtland Sutton in the 1st quarter and later played a key role in TE Greg Dulcich getting open for his TD catch. We'll see about the team's plan at that corner spot for a Week 7 date with Seattle.

Chargers TE Donald Parham caught all 3 of his targets for 53 yards in Week 6. This followed a 1-target, 0-catch debut in Week 5. The 6'8 skyscraper carries some appeal in ultra-deep TD-only leagues, but note that he ran only 11 routes against Denver. That ranked behind both Gerald Everett (37) and Tre’ McKitty (17).

Chargers RB Joshua Kelley injured his knee in the 1st half of Monday night's game vs. the Broncos and didn't return. That left Sony Michel as Los Angeles' #2 RB. We'll see about the severity of Kelley's injury. If he's going to miss multiple weeks, Michel will be worth stashing as the Austin Ekeler handcuff.

7:11pm EDT 10/17/22

As expected, Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is inactive for tonight's game vs. the Broncos. He was listed as doubtful, but he got in 3 limited practices this week and is targeting a return this Sunday vs. the Seahawks. Josh Palmer and DeAndre Carter get another game as Los Angeles' #2 and #3 WRs, respectively.

Chargers K Dustin Hopkins (right quad) isn't listed on the final Week 6 injury report. He was a full participant on Saturday and looks safe to use in fantasy lineups vs. the Broncos on Monday night.

The Chargers list WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) as doubtful for Monday night's game vs. the Broncos. Allen said earlier today that he's not planning on playing against Denver and is targeting a Week 7 return. We'll track his status next week. Josh Palmer and DeAndre Carter will again serve as Los Angeles' #2 and #3 WRs on Monday.

ESPN’s Lindsay Thiry reports that Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) doesn’t expect to play Monday night against the Broncos. She adds that he’s “targeting” Week 7 for a return from the issue that has dogged him since the opener. We’ll continue tracking Allen’s status

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) remained limited in Friday's practice. We'll see what he does on Saturday and how he's listed on the final injury report for Monday night's game vs. the Broncos.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) got in a limited practice on Thursday. That gives him a shot to return for Monday night's game vs. the Broncos, but we'll see what he's able to do the next couple of days.

Chargers WR Mike Williams drew 13 targets in Sunday's win over the Browns. That marked a 38.2% share of Justin Herbert pass attempts. He turned them into 10 catches for 134 yards. Williams' numbers topped his nearest teammates by 7 targets, 6 receptions and 101 yards. WR Keenan Allen remained out with his hamstring injury. That left WR Joshua Palmer to rank 2nd with 6 targets. DeAndre Carter slipped back to 3rd in playing time among Chargers wideouts and drew only 2 looks.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler racked up 173 yards on 16 carries in Sunday's narrow victory at Cleveland. He added 4 catches fore 26 yards, scoring TDs on a run and a reception. That makes 5 TDs over the past 2 games for Ekeler, who even ceded a 5-yard rushing score to RB Joshua Kelley against the Browns. Kelley totaled 49 yards on 10 rushes, plus 33 more on 2 receptions. RB Sony Michel barely played, getting on the field for just 2 snaps.

11:40am EDT 10/9/22

Chargers WR Joshua Palmer (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Browns. He was limited in practice all week after seeing his snaps scaled back in last Sunday’s win over the Texans. That leaves Palmer as a risky Week 5 fantasy play.

Chargers K Dustin Hopkins (right quad) is inactive for today’s game against the Browns. Taylor Bertolet will kick in his place.

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