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Chargers K Mike Badgley (groin) is inactive for today’s game against the Texans. Ty Long kicks for L.A. again, despite missing 2 FGs last week.

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn said this week that MLB Denzel Perryman is now healthy enough to return to his starting role in the middle, which includes calling the defensive plays. “I thought that he looked his best (in practice this week) since he came back from the surgery, to be honest with you,” Lynn told the Orange County Register. “He’s going to play.” LB Kyzir White looks like the player who's playing time will suffer. “Kyzir, he’s doing a heck of a job, but he has a lot to learn,” Lynn said. “He’s still learning. It’s just, now that Denzel is up to speed, we’re going to get him back in there because we’re different when he’s in the game versus the run. Kyzir will still get some reps, but not as many.” We've knocked White out of the Week 3 LB rankings and added Perryman. The veteran is still risky for IDP use, though. Even at full health, he has historically left the field for passing sub packages. Thomas Davis remains the Chargers LB to use.

Chargers K Mike Badgley (groin) has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Texans. So it looks like Ty Long will kick again for L.A. Avoid the situation in fantasy lineups.

Chargers K Mike Badgley (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Texans. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday, so he should return for this one. But we’d make Badgley get through a game healthy before using him in fantasy lineups.

Chargers S Adrian Phillips suffered a forearm fracture in Sunday's loss at Detroit, according to multiple reports. The Chargers don't yet know how long Phillips will be out, though it's not expected to be a season-ending injury. Jaylen Watkins looks like the primary playing-time beneficiary while Phillips is out.

Chargers LB Jatavis Brown (ankle) is inactive for the 2nd straight game. LB Denzel Perryman (ankle) is once again active. Both entered the day questionable. Perryman barely played despite being active in Week 1, and Brown isn't likely to enter the starting lineup even when he's healthy. We'll see if the Chargers alter their LB playing time at all, but these situations looked irrelevant in Week 1.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) is active for today’s game against the Lions. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that Williams is expected to be limited to red-zone situations only. That’d make him just a TD-dependent flier in fantasy lineups.

Chargers K Mike Badgley (groin) is inactive for today’s game against the Lions. Ty Long will handle kicking duties again after connecting on 1 FG and 3 XPs in the opener.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) is "likely to be used Sunday in red-zone situations" against the Lions. He only got in a limited practice on Friday but "showed improvement later in the week," according to Schefter. We'd still try to avoid Williams in Week 2 fantasy lineups, but this news does give QB Philip Rivers' stock a slight boost.

Chargers K Michael Badgley (groin) won't play against the Lions today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Badgley is expected back for Week 3, but Ty Long will kick again for the Chargers today.

Chargers K Mike Badgley (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Lions after a limited week of practice. Look elsewhere for your Week 2 fantasy K.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Lions. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so it’s tough to believe he’ll be anywhere close to 100% if he suits up. We’ll find out if Williams will play by noon ET on Sunday, but we’d try not to use him in Week 2 fantasy lineups.

Update: HC Anthony Lynn labeled Williams a game-time decision. “I just need to see that he can go out and play, and not hurt himself,” Lynn said. “He has a couple more days, so we’ll go day by day.”

Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) missed practice again on Thursday. He's looking unlikely to be ready for this weekend's game against the Lions. That'd leave Travis Benjamin and Dontrelle Inman as Los Angeles' #2 and #3 WRs.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. We still don't have any details on the injury he sustained in last weekend's opener, but HC Anthony Lynn admitted that he's "absolutely" concerned about Williams' availability for Sunday's game against the Lions. His absence would leave Travis Benjamin and Dontrelle Inman behind Keenan Allen on the WR depth chart.

The Chargers announced that TE Hunter Henry suffered a tibia plateau fracture to his left knee in Sunday's win over the Colts. For what it's worth, this is the opposite knee in which he tore his ACL last spring. Henry will "continue to be evaluated" and a timetable for his return "has not yet been determined," per the team's statement. There are 3 instances of a tibia plateau fracture in Sports Injury Predictor's database. Those guys (Nate Burleson, Anthony Hitchens and Daniel Sorensen) missed anywhere from 1 to 3 months. We should learn more about Henry's status over the next few days, but fantasy owners obviously need to plan to be without him for a while. Virgil Green is currently the Chargers' backup TE. (We'll see if they try to bring Antonio Gates back.) Henry's absence will push even more targets to WR Keenan Allen and RB Austin Ekeler.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers are expecting Henry to miss 4-6 weeks.

Chargers WR Mike Williams hurt his knee in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Colts and is officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more. Williams' absence leaves Travis Benjamin as Los Angeles' #2 WR.

Chargers LB Denzel Perryman is active for today's game against the Colts. He entered the day questionable with an ankle issue but is usable if you waited on him for your IDP lineup. We'll see how the rest of the LB corps sorts out in the opener.

Chargers K Michael Badgley (groin) is inactive for today’s game against the Colts. Punter Ty Long will handle kicking duties.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's "current plan is to report in the window that spans from Week 6 through Week 8." Gordon needs to report by Week 10 to make this season count toward his eligibility for free agency in the spring. That means at least starter duty for RB Austin Ekeler for at least a third of the season, and potentially half the year or more. We'll start seeing today how big a share RB Justin Jackson will get. He certainly belongs on rosters in nearly all fantasy football leagues as well.

Chargers K Michael Badgley (groin) wont play against the Colts today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Punter Ty Long will handle kicking duties, but you should avoid the situation in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

 
 
 

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