Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Football News 2019

The Chargers selected Delaware S Nasir Adderley in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft. L.A. chose Derwin James in the middle of Round 1 last year and got a strong rookie year from him. But Jahleel Addae, the last season's other starter, is no longer on the roster. That presents opportunity for Adderley to start right away. Adderley grabbed 4 INTs and defensed 7 passes in 2018.

The Chargers grabbed Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery late in the 1st round of the NFL Draft. Tillery put together some nice tape with the Irish, but he topped out at just 9 tackles for loss in 2017. Don't expect big fantasy numbers from Tillery, but there is upside.

The Chargers will be signing LB Thomas Davis, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Davis joins a crowded LB corps that will continue to start Denzel Perryman after re-signing him. Jatavis Brown figures to return to a backup role. We'll see how 2019 rookie Kyzir White fits in. Davis turns 36 on March 22 but remained a full-time player after returning from his season-opening PED suspension. We'll see how the Chargers sort out the corps. They haven't favored playing any LB at 100% in recent seasons. Davis' departure could allow LB Shaq Thompson to regain full playing time in Carolina. He's in the final year of his rookie contract.

LB Denzel Perryman has reached a new 2-year deal to remain with the Chargers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Perryman has lost 16 games to injury over the past 2 seasons. When on the field, he has generally been a less-than-full-time player. Last year, however, saw him grow to 75% to 87% in 5 of the 8 full games he played. Perryman carries LB3 potential for tackle-heavy IDP leagues.

The Chargers have ruled out LB Jatavis Brown for Sunday's game against the Ravens because of an ankle injury. That leaves the Chargers' LB corps with no one worth trusting in most IDP lineups. It adds upside to S Adrian Phillips and S Derwin James, though.

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.

Chargers MLB Denzel Perryman suffered an LCL injury in Sunday's win over the Raiders and will need season-ending hamstring surgery, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hayes Pullard looks likeliest to step into the lineup for Perryman, but only Jatavis Brown cracked 40% playing time among Chargers LBs Sunday. He's the only 1 that belongs in fantasy consideration for now. We'll see what the playing-time outlooks become for Pullard and rookie OLB Uchenna Nwosu. We'd bet on the team playing around with the LB combos the rest of the way, matching up with situations and seeking the best groupings.

Chargers LB Denzel Perryman left Sunday's win over the Raiders after just 2 snaps with a left knee injury. We'll see about the severity of the issue. His absence might have helped Jatavis Brown play a season-high 97% of snaps. Brown now looks like the Chargers LB to own in fantasy after 2 straight 11-tackle games and with rookie Kyzir White on IR.

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.

The Chargers will be without LB Jatavis Brown (groin) and LB Kyzir White (knee) for today's game against the Browns. That leaves the defense down to its #3 weak-side LB, with only Denzel Perryman as an IDP option in the LB corps.

The Chargers have ruled LB Kyzir White out for Sunday's game against the 49ers with a knee injury. That could mean a starting spot for Jatavis Brown on Sunday. No Chargers LB makes for a strong IDP play, though.

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.

The Chargers believe CB Jason Verrett tore his right Achilles tendon during a Friday conditioning run, according to multiple reports. That would end his 3rd straight season early. Verrett tore his left ACL early in 2016 and then needed another surgery on the knee in September 2017 when the ligament failed to fully heal. Assuming the 27-year-old's status gets confirmed, his departure from the lineup would return the Chargers' secondary to last year's top 3 at CB: Casey Hayward, Trevor Williams and Desmond King. The 2017 Chargers defense delivered top-8 fantasy numbers and ranked 12th in overall team-D efficiency without Verrett.

 
 
 

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