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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.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert (ribs) is active for today’s game vs. the Jaguars. It’s worth noting that, per The Athletic’s Daniel Popper, QB Chase Daniel was announced as the starter on the jumbotron about 30 minutes ago. Los Angeles also has all 3 QBs active today, rather than the usual 2. We’ll see if he can figure out who’s starting this game before kickoff.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Jaguars. We’ll see if he can make it back for Week 4. WR Josh Palmer will again replace Allen today.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen hears that the Chargers medical team has “encouraged” QB Justin Herbert to take the “long view” when deciding whether to play through his rib injury today. "The cartilage injury can last several weeks or several months," Mortensen adds. "Rib protector can’t help with rotation when Herbert twists and throws." It sure sounds like the team docs are hoping Herbert doesn't play vs. Jacksonville today.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) "would like to try and play, but it's not certain he will." Allen was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday but sidelined on Friday. Between his hamstring injury and QB Justin Herbert's rib issue, Allen is a risky Week 3 fantasy option. We won't get the Chargers' inactives until a little after 2:30 pm ET.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Chargers QB Justin Herbert (ribs) is a game-time decision for today's meeting with the Jaguars. Per Schefter, Herbert will decide during pre-game warmups whether to take a pain-killing injection in his fractured rib cartilage. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds that Herbert "was looking doubtful as of Friday ... but he's pushing hard to go now." And NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Herbert "threw some yesterday and felt better but not all the way there." This is a 4:05 pm ET kickoff, so we might not know Herbert's status until a little after 2:30. If you're hoping to use him, you need to have another late-game QB rostered. QB Chase Daniel will get the start for the Chargers if Herbert can't play.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Jaguars. Like QB Justin Herbert, Allen went from limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday to no practice on Friday. HC Brandon Staley on Friday afternoon labeled Allen "50/50" to play against Jacksonville. We'll look for further updates on his status, but this game doesn't kick off until 4:05 pm ET on Sunday.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert (ribs) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Jaguars. He did not practice on Friday after being limited the previous 2 days. Herbert said Friday afternoon that he’ll workout prior to the game on Sunday before making a decision on his status. That could put fantasy owners in a tough spot with the 4:05 pm ET kickoff. We’ll continue to look for updates on the situation. QB Chase Daniel will start for the Chargers if Herbert doesn’t.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert (ribs) was limited again in Thursday's practice. He's seemingly in line to start this weekend's game vs. the Jaguars, but we'll see how he's listed on Friday's final injury report.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) got in his 2nd straight limited practice on Thursday. He's trending toward returning for this weekend's game vs. the Jaguars, but we'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert (ribs) was limited in Wednesday's practice. His injury is reportedly more of a pain-tolerance issue, so we're tentatively expecting him to play vs. the Jaguars on Sunday. We'll update his status again tomorrow.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. It gives him a shot to return for this weekend's game vs. the Jaguars, but we'll continue to keep an eye on his progress over the next few days.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport calls Chargers QB Justin Herbert's fractured rib cartilage "much more of a pain-tolerance issue than something he could hurt even worse by playing." Herbert has a "chance" to play vs. the Jaguars next Sunday if he can deal with the pain, Rapoport adds. We'll continue to keep a close eye on Herbert's status.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Chargers QB Justin Herbert has fractured rib cartilage. HC Brandon Staley reportedly said the team will assess Herbert’s status Wednesday. If your league runs waivers before that, then make sure you have an insurance QB for Week 3

After underwhelming usage and production in the opener, Chargers RB Austin Ekeler turned in a more promising Week 2. He carried 14 times for just 39 yards but added 9 catches on 10 targets for 55 yards. Ekeler's snap rate climbed from 49% in Week 1 to 63% in Week 2; his route rate from 37% to 60%. If he can stick around that level of usage, Ekeler will be an easy PPR RB1.

Chargers WR Mike Williams hauled in 8 balls on 10 targets for 113 yards and a score in Thursday night's 3-point loss to the Chiefs. He made a contested 39-yard grab to set up Los Angeles' 1st TD and a spectacular 1-handed snare for a 15-yard TD in the 3rd quarter. This, of course, followed a 2-catch, 10-yard dud in the opener. So it's been a very typical Mike Williams start to the season. But we'd bet on plenty more big games the rest of the way -- as long as QB Justin Herbert's injury isn't serious.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert suffered a chest injury in the 4th quarter of Thursday night's loss to the Chiefs. He missed just 1 play but was in obvious pain the rest of the way. The Amazon broadcast reported that Herbert went for x-rays after the game. We'll update his status when we know more. Herbert has 10 days to get ready for a Week 3 meeting with the Jaguars.

Update: HC Brandon Staley said in his post-game press conference that Herbert is “OK” and doesn’t expect his injury to be an issue going forward. He added, however, that they should learn more Friday.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) is out for Thursday night's game vs. the Chiefs. His injury isn't believed to be serious, but he was always unlikely to play on the short week. We'll see if he can make it back for Week 3. Allen's absence will push Josh Palmer onto the field in 2-WR sets and puts him on the WR3/Flex radar.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Chargers WR Keenan Allen's hamstring injury is not expected to be a "long-term" deal. But Pelissero confirms that Allen is "unlikely" to be ready for Thursday night's showdown with the Chiefs. That's obviously a big loss for the Chargers but frees up targets for Austin Ekeler, Mike Williams, Josh Palmer and Gerald Everett. See where all those guys sit in the Week 2 Rankings.

Chargers WR Mike Williams mustered only 2 catches for 10 yards in Sunday’s win over Vegas. He garnered only 4 targets on 34 Justin Herbert attempts. It’s a surprising result considering the plus matchup — and the early departure from Keenan Allen (hamstring). Of course, we’re looking at just a 1-game sample. And Williams has been historically prone to some hot and cold play. With Allen looking iffy for a Thursday night game at Kansas City, though, Williams will rank right back in fantasy starter range. The veteran saw 9 targets in both matchups with the Chiefs last season.

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