Joey Bosa Fantasy Football News 2019

"He looks awesome. He feels really good. He looks to be in great shape." That's what Chargers DC Gus Bradley had to say this week at OTAs about DE Joey Bosa, according to Joe Reedy of The Associated Press. But then the player conceded that he's still dealing with pain in the left foot that cost him 9 games last season. "It's not causing a limp or anything," Bosa said. "It's just there. It's just something I notice. It's been getting better all offseason, so I could definitely see by camp or maybe even next year where it kind of starts fading away. Once you get into season, it gets pretty intense. So we'll see." We don't want to worry too much about the foot right now, especially if Bosa's taking part in OTAs. But we certainly can't ignore the situation either. We'll be watching this as closely as any other IDP situation. Bosa sits near the top of our 2019 DL rankings at the moment.

Chargers DE Joey Bosa is questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos after managing limited practices all week in his return from the foot injury. Even if he's active this week, the team has already said he'll play a limited role. IDP owners are probably best off sitting him for this week -- but stashing Bosa now for the stretch run.

Chargers DE Joey Bosa put in a limited practice Wednesday, marking his 1st participation since Wednesday of Week 1. We'll see whether he's ready to play against the Broncos on Sunday. We'll also see how soon he can get back to a full snap allotment after missing the 1st 9 games with a foot injury. But Bosa should be stashed now in most IDP leagues.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers DE Joey Bosa is "not anywhere near ready to play right now," despite recent progress in his recovery from the mid-foot sprain that has kept him out all season. That makes it sound like he won't be ready to play Week 9, when the Chargers return from their bye. We'll keep an eye on the star defender's progress.

Chargers DE Joey Bosa said Wednesday he expects to remain out with his foot injury through the team's Week 8 bye. That would put him back on Nov. 4 at Seattle, if he's ready when the Chargers return to action. We'll obviously see about that. In the meantime, he's droppable in nearly all redraft IDP leagues (if you haven't done so already).

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers DE Joey Bosa is expected to be out "into October" with his foot injury. Bosa is rehabbing the foot but is reportedly still dealing with swelling. And surgery remains a possibility. Bosa is droppable in shallower redraft IDP leagues. Isaac Rochell played 91% of defensive snaps in Bosa's place in Week 1 but needs to show he can deliver us numbers before we trust him in fantasy football lineups. A Week 2 visit to Buffalo does present upside, though.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers DE Joey Bosa is not expected to play Sunday in Buffalo. Bosa visited foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Wednesday but remains week-to-week. Bosa is dealing with a bone bruise, which he suffered in practice last week. A previous injury to the same foot from early August had healed before the bone bruise occurred, according to the team. We'll see about Bosa's status for Week 3.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers DE Joey Bosa could miss 2-4 weeks because of the foot injury that has already ruled him out for Week 1. Bosa is dealing with a bone bruise in his left foot, and the team reportedly fears he might have a fracture. We'll keep an eye out for further updates on the issue.

12:09am EDT 9/8/18

The Chargers have ruled DE Joey Bosa out for the opener against Kansas City because of a foot injury. We'll keep an eye on his status for Week 2. Bosa's absence certainly hurts the Chargers, but their defense remains an upside option for fantasy owners in Patrick Mahomes' 2nd career start.

Chargers DE Joey Bosa missed Thursday's practice with a foot injury. That marked a step back from his limited participation Wednesday and casts some doubt on his status for Sunday's opener against the Chiefs. We'll keep an eye on his status when the Friday injury reports come out -- and through the weekend, if necessary. Even without Bosa, the Chargers' team D would carry upside in Patrick Mahomes' 2nd career start.

6:24pm EST 12/11/16

Chargers DE/OLB Joey Bosa left in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's loss at Carolina with a neck injury. We'll watch for updates on his status.

4:12pm EDT 8/29/16

The Chargers announced on Monday that 3rd overall pick DE Joey Bosa has finally signed a 4-year contract. It's much harder to like Bosa's immediate IDP outlook after he missed the whole summer. We'll see how soon he can make his way into the starting lineup. Don't let the situation change your opinion of him in dynasty leagues. Bosa looks like he could put together a Justin Smith-type career (if he proves as durable).

It appears that the Chargers plan to play top pick Joey Bosa primarily at DE. GM Tom Telesco told the press Thursday: "Joey plays big. He’s 6-5, 275-280. He’s 20 years old. He’s going to put some more weight on, but the weight doesn’t bother us at all. The way he plays the run. He’s stout, strong and powerful." We haven't seen him expressly say that Bosa will play end, but that sounds like the lean based on Telesco's words above. That would certainly make sense as well with OLBs Melvin Ingram and Jeremiah Attaochu young and promising. The DL designation would help Bosa's fantasy football value tremendously, while his exact role matters much less to his real-life impact on the San Diego D. The Chargers look like a unit that could at least deliver some starter weeks in 2016, with perhaps some sleeper upside.

The Chargers drafted Joey Bosa with the 3rd pick of the NFL Draft. We'll see whether they consider him a DE or OLB in their 3-4 base defense, but we'd bet on a LB designation at this point. Bosa's a well-rounded edge player who will remain on the field in all situations. His sack upside might lie in the low double digits, however.

 
 
 

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