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Chargers DE Melvin Ingram will miss his 2nd straight game with a hamstring injury. He is inactive for tonight's game against the Steelers. Ingram put in just a single limited practice this week, so he's certainly no lock to be ready for Week 7. We'll see about his practice participation.

7:10pm EDT 10/13/19

Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) is active for tonight’s game against the Steelers. HC Anthony Lynn said Friday that Henry will be on a snap count in his 1st action since Week 1, but he only needs a handful of targets to turn in a nice fantasy outing.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Chargers TE Hunter Henry is "trending towards returning to the field today." Henry is obviously not a safe fantasy bet in his first game back from a leg fracture. But in the volatile current TE landscape, he's an immediate option.

Chargers DE Melvin Ingram is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers. He sat out Wednesday and Thursday practices with the hamstring injury that cost him last week, before putting in a limited Friday workout. Ingram looks iffy for IDP use even if the Chargers activate him.

Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Steelers. He put in a full practice on Friday. HC Anthony Lynn said that Henry will be on a snap count if he plays, but he'd still be a viable fantasy starter considering the dearth of quality options at the position. Of course, the late kickoff makes this a tough situation for fantasy owners. We’ll look for an update on Henry on Sunday morning.

Chargers TE Hunter Henry (knee) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday. He's 4-and-a-half weeks removed from an injury that was expected to sideline him for 4-6 weeks. Henry has a shot to play against the Steelers on Sunday night, although Week 7 might be a more realistic target.

Chargers LB Thomas Davis is active for today's game against the Broncos. He entered the day questionable with a groin injury but put in limited practices all week and should be OK for your IDP lineup. DE Melvin Ingram is inactive after entering the day questionable with his hamstring injury.

Chargers WRs Mike Williams (back) and Travis Benjamin (hip) are both active for today’s game against the Broncos. Williams is an upside WR3 play with CB Chris Harris likely to shadow WR Keenan Allen.

Chargers DE Melvin Ingram is questionable for today's game against the Broncos. That's a bit of a surprise, as his Week 4 hamstring injury was supposed to cost further time. Ingram managed just a limited Friday practice this week and will be risky for IDP lineups even if he's active. We'll update his status around 3 p.m. ET in case you're hoping to use him, though.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) is expected to play today against the Broncos. Williams returned to a full practice Friday after limited workouts the previous 2 days, which certainly seemed to put him on the right track. There will be just 3 more games after his 4:05 ET kickoff in case you need a fill-in, though.

Chargers LB Thomas Davis is questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos with a groin injury. He put in limited practices all week, though, and has rarely missed games throughout his career for non-devastating injuries. We'll check Davis' status Sunday afternoon, but bet on him playing if you have a decision to make.

Chargers WRs Mike Williams (back) and Travis Benjamin (hip) are listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Broncos. They both put in full practices on Friday, so we’re expecting them to play. Williams has intriguing upside with CB Chris Harris likely to shadow WR Keenan Allen on Sunday.

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said Friday that RB Austin Ekeler will play "a lot" vs. the Broncos this weekend and that RB Melvin Gordon will get a limited workload. The plan makes sense after Gordon held out all summer and September. Plans can change once the game starts, but we're now projecting something close to a 2-to-1 split in favor of Ekeler this week.

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said Thursday that RB Melvin Gordon is "definitely part of the game plan" against the Broncos this weekend. "He may even start this game," Lynn added. That doesn't tell us a whole lot -- and we're not expecting to have a real good idea of the workload split between Gordon and Austin Ekeler on Sunday. The good news is that both guys could put up nice fantasy outings vs. a Broncos defense sitting 30th in adjusted fantasy points allowed to RBs.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. He was sidelined all last week before missing the game against Miami. It looks like Williams has a shot to return for Sunday's game vs. the Broncos. WR Travis Benjamin (hip) was also limited Wednesday. We'll get another update on both guys tomorrow.

The Chargers have placed WR Dontrelle Inman (quad) on IR. He actually led the team with 76 receiving yards last week, filling in for WR Mike Williams. We'll see if Williams and/or Travis Benjamin are able to return for Sunday's game against the Broncos. If not, it'll be Geremy Davis as the #2 WR.

The Chargers have signed K Chase McLaughlin. K Mike Badgley is expected to miss "a couple [more] weeks" after suffering a setback with his groin injury, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. So L.A. will turn to McLaughlin, an undrafted rookie who connected on 44 of 59 FG attempts (74.6%) at Illinois over the past 3 seasons.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Chargers DE Melvin Ingram will "likely" miss a couple more weeks with the hamstring injury that knocked him out in the 1st quarter of Sunday's win at Miami. That leaves the defense without 1 of its top 2 pass-rushers. Uchenna Nwosu looks like Ingram's replacement after playing a career-high 79% of the snaps against the Dolphins.

Chargers WR Dontrelle Inman suffered a quad injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game in Miami. We doubt he returns with L.A. up by 17. Inman finishes with a 5-76 line on 7 targets.

Chargers DE Melvin Ingram left Sunday's game against the Dolphins with a hamstring injury and has been ruled out. That doesn't bode well for his Week 5 participation against Denver. We'll see about how serious the injury is this week.

 
 
 

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