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Chargers K Caleb Sturgis (quad) is inactive for this morning’s game against the Titans. Mike Badgley kicks again for Los Angeles.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) is inactive for this morning's game in London against the Titans. He reportedly injured that hammy in Friday's practice. He'll get a Week 8 bye to heal up. Gordon's absence today leaves the Chargers with RBs Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson and Detrez Newsome, who was just promoted from the practice squad on Saturday. Ekeler obviously gets a huge bump here -- although it's worth noting that the 5'10, 200-pounder hasn't topped 11 carries in an NFL game. He, of course, will play a big role in the passing game, so we'd expect 15-18 total touches today.

The Chargers have downgraded RB Melvin Gordon to questionable with a hamstring injury. The 9:30 a.m. ET start means we’ll have to check Gordon’s status at 8 a.m. If he’s out, Austin Ekeler would obviously get a big fantasy boost.

Chargers K Caleb Sturgis (quad) is questionable for Sunday morning’s game against the Titans after a limited week of practice. Mike Badgley will again kick for L.A. if Sturgis can’t go. Avoid the situation in Week 7 fantasy lineups.

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.

Mike Badgley will kick for the Chargers in Cleveland today, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. K Caleb Sturgis is dealing with a quad injury. Avoid this situation in Week 6 fantasy lineups.

Chargers K Caleb Sturgis (quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Browns. L.A. signed K Mike Badgley as insurance earlier this week. Avoid this situation in Week 6 fantasy lineups.

Chargers K Caleb Sturgis is sidelined with a strained quad, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The team signed K Mike Badgley, so it looks like Sturgis is in danger of missing this weekend's game against the Browns. Avoid the situation in Week 6 fantasy lineups.

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Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) is officially active for today’s game against the 49ers. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so don't expect him to be 100%. But Allen remains in WR1 territory in the Week 4 Rankings.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) is expected to play against the 49ers today. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so don't expect him to be at 100%. But Allen still belongs in season-long lineups in a plum matchup. WR Travis Benjamin (foot) is also expected back for the Chargers today, per Rapoport. It's all good news for QB Philip Rivers.

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 WR Keenan Allen (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the 49ers. He returned to a limited practice on Friday after sitting out the previous 2 days. HC Anthony Lynn said he's "comfortable" that Allen will be ready come Sunday. Chargers-Niners doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET, but we’ll look for an update on Allen’s status Sunday morning.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He's now listed on the injury report with a knee and a tooth. We'll get another update on Allen's status tomorrow, but it looks like he's in legitimate danger of missing Sunday's game against the 49ers. That'd mean big boosts for WRs Mike and Tyrell Williams.

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).

Chargers WR Keenan Allen didn't practice on Wednesday and is listed on the injury report with a knee. Insider Joe Reedy says Allen was "pretty banged up after the Rams game" last week. There's still no indication that he's in danger of missing Sunday's game against the 49ers, but we'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Chargers TE Travis Benjamin (foot) is inactive for today’s game against the Rams. Tyrell Williams and Mike Williams will serve as the #2 and #3 WRs, but neither is a strong fantasy play vs. a tough group of Rams CBs.

Chargers TE Travis Benjamin (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Rams after a limited week of practice. He was reportedly close to playing last weekend, so we’re expecting him to give it a go here. Benjamin isn’t a fantasy option, though, against a stout Rams secondary.

Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (foot) is inactive for today’s game against the Bills. That opens up extra snaps for Tyrell Williams and especially Mike Williams. Both guys are upside WR4s.

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.

Chargers WR Travis Benjamin (foot) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bills. He was in a walking boot as of Wednesday. We’ll get Benjamin’s official status by noon ET on Sunday, but he shouldn’t be in your Week 2 fantasy plans. His absence would push a few extra targets to WRs Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams and Mike Williams.

 
 
 

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