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Chargers K Dustin Hopkins (right quad) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns. It's an injury to his kicking leg, so we'd try to find a replacement rather than trusting Hopkins even if active.

Chargers WR Joshua Palmer (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns. He managed limited practices all week. We'll check his status Sunday morning. If Palmer's good to go, then Keenan Allen's continued absence -- he'll miss a 3rd straight game with his hamstring injury -- leaves room for plenty of upside. If Palmer can't go or is limited, then DeAndre Carter will be worth a look in deep leagues and DFS formats.

The Chargers have ruled WR Keenan Allen out for the 3rd straight game with his hamstring injury. Allen missed practice every day this week. That seems like a setback vs. Week 4, when Allen managed limited workouts Wednesday and Thursday before sitting out Friday. We'll see about his status for Week 6. The Chargers' bye doesn't come until Week 8.

Chargers TE Gerald Everett was added to Thursday's injury report with a hamstring and limited in practice. That has his availability for this weekend's game vs. the Browns in question. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) missed practice again on Thursday. He's looking like a long shot to play vs. the Browns this weekend, but we'll get Los Angeles' final injury report tomorrow.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. At this point, fantasy owners can't be counting on Allen in Week 5 fantasy lineups. We'll see if he gets back on the practice field tomorrow.

Chargers WR Mike Williams caught 7 balls for 120 yards amid 11 targets in Sunday's win over the Texans. He drew 28.2% target share, with WR Keenan Allen still out. RB Austin Ekeler checked in 2nd with 7 targets. TE Gerald Everett was the only other Charger to see more than 3 looks. He finished with a 5-61-1 line on 6 targets.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler scored twice on the ground in Sunday's win over the Texans, amid 13 carries for 60 yards. He added a 14-yard receiving TD in the 4th quarter, among 6 catches for 49 yards. It marked the 3rd time in 4 games that Ekeler got at least 18 touches. Joshua Kelley and Sony Michel combined to play 10 fewer snaps combined.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert threw for 340 yards and 2 TDs in Sunday's win over the Texans. He hit Austin Ekeler and Gerald Everett for scores. Herbert's practice participation leading up to the game told us his ribs were in better shape than the week before. WR Keenan Allen is also nearing his return. Week 5 presents another fine matchup at Cleveland.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Texans. We'll see if he can make it back for Week 5. Allen's absence keeps Josh Palmer in the WR3 mix for another week.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert (ribs) was a full participant in Thursday's practice for the 1st time since suffering that injury in Week 2. It's a sign that he'll at least be closer to 100% for this weekend's game vs. the Texans.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice. He seems to be trending toward returning for this weekend's game vs. Houston, but we'll get another update tomorrow.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. Consider it good news after he went from limited practices last Wednesday and Thursday to no practice on Friday. We'll get another update on Allen's status tomorrow.

Chargers EDGE Joey Bosa is having surgery to address a core-muscle injury. The team placed him on IR Wednesday, which means he'll miss at least the next 4 games. We'll see about the expected timeline for his return. Kyle Van Noy and Chris Rumph played elevated edge snaps after Bosa left Sunday's game early

Chargers WR Mike Williams caught a 15-yard TD in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. And that marked his only reception among 6 targets. With WR Keenan Allen out (hamstring), Williams tied for just 3rd in looks behind WR Joshua Palmer (9) and RB Austin Ekeler (8). TE Gerald Everett joined him at 6. QB Justin Herbert -- playing through a rib injury -- completed just 55.6% of his passes. Palmer caught 6 balls and led the team with 99 receiving yards. Everett managed just 2 receptions for 25 yards.

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler logged just 4 carries for 5 yards in Sunday's lopsided loss to the Jaguars. The score might have been a factor in the 2nd half, but Ekeler carried just twice through the entire 1st half of a game that stood at 16-10 early in the 3rd quarter. Ekeler did lead the Chargers with 8 receptions (for 48 yards) to salvage some PPR value. But he was splitting opportunities with Sony Michel early in the game. Ekeler wound up running 26 routes to 13 combined for Michel and Joshua Kelley, but that pair played just 7 fewer snaps overall. Ekeler ranks just 25th in the league in carries through 3 games, with Ezekiel Elliot close enough to pass him Monday night. Ekeler ranked 16th in the league in rushing attempts last season; 20th in carries per game.

Chargers HC Brandon Staley said Monday that EDGE Joey Bosa is "week to week" after suffering a significant groin injury, according to multiple reports. That explanation makes it appear the team expects Bosa to miss at least 1 game. We'll see beyond that.

Chargers WR Jalen Guyton suffered an ACL tear in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars, according to multiple reports, ending his season. Guyton played just 29 total snaps through 3 weeks, with 3 of his 4 targets coming against Jacksonville.

Chargers EDGE Joey Bosa left in the 1st half of Sunday's loss to the Jaguars with a groin injury. We'll look for more on his outlook for Week 4 (and perhaps beyond) Monday.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert (rib) will start today's game vs. the Jaguars, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Herbert still carries elevated risk playing through the rib injury, but he's available if you waited on him.

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