Shark Bites

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers expect WR Keenan Allen to play today. The wideout hurt his shoulder in practice this week and turned up questionable but should be OK to use in a tough matchup with the Broncos.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (shoulder) is questionable for this weekend's game against the Broncos. He injured his shoulder in Thursday's practice and was sidelined on Friday. "He fell down yesterday in practice, and that's sore," HC Anthony Lynn said, adding that he's "very hopeful" Allen will be able to play. We'll be looking for an update on his status on Sunday morning because Chargers-Broncos doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET.

Chargers LB Jatavis Brown is active for today's game against the Raiders. An ankle injury that cut his playing time in half last week continued to limit his practice time. Brown did participate more this week than last, though, and is OK to use as a lower-level IDP starter.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) will make his NFL debut against the Raiders today. The rookie figures to be on a snap count and play a limited role. He's not a fantasy option this week but is worth stashing in deeper leagues as a potential 2nd-half asset.

Chargers LB Jatavis Brown (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders. He played just 50% of the snaps last week against the Giants but then put in limited practices Wednesday and Thursday before a full workout Friday. There's some risk vs. the usual level of Brown, but he's worth pushing into IDP lineups this week.

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Chargers OLB Jatavis Brown (ankle) is active for today's game against the Giants. He'll certainly carry durability risk but is also too good for most IDP owners to sit when available. The Chargers also made MLB Korey Toomer a healthy scratch for the 1st time this season. That leaves more snaps available for Hayes Pullard, who has outplayed Toomer to this point.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) is expected to make his NFL debut next week against the Raiders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 7th overall pick of this spring's draft missed almost all of the offseason but has been practicing since mid-September. He figures to open in a limited role but could see more action down the road -- especially with the Chargers already sitting at 0-4. Williams is worth a stash if you have a free roster spot.

Chargers LB Jatavis Brown is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants because of a foot injury. He returned to a limited practice after missing the 1st 2 days and opening the week in a walking boot. We'll update Brown's status Sunday morning.

Chargers LB Jatavis Brown hurt his right foot in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. He played through the issue in that game but was in a protective boot Monday, according to ESPN's Eric D. Williams. HC Anthony Lynn said he doesn't expect Brown to practice Wednesday, but Brown said he expects to play Sunday against the Giants. We'll keep an eye on his participation Thursday and Friday to try to gauge the risk in using him for Week 5 IDP lineups.

Panthers LB Thomas Davis sat out Wednesday's practice with a rib injury that knocked him out of Sunday's loss to the Saints. We'll keep an eye on his participation as the week progresses.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (back) put in a limited practice on Friday -- his 1st official workout of the season. He's out for this weekend's game against the Dolphins, but he's at least making progress. Williams is worth monitoring and could become a waiver-wire target in October.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) put in a full week of practice and isn’t on the final Week 1 injury report. He’ll start against the Jets on Sunday. Despite the plus matchup, we’d only trust Taylor in 2-QB leagues.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor has cleared the concussion protocol, according to ESPN's Field Yates. Barring a setback, he'll start against the Jets on Sunday. That's a tasty matchup, but we have Taylor ranked as a QB2 after a disastrous offseason for the Bills offense.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) returned to practice on Monday. He was likely limited to individual drills but is making tangible progress through the protocol. Consider him a better than 50/50 bet to be cleared in time for Sunday's opener vs. the Jets.

Bills HC Sean McDermott admitted Monday that QB Tyrod Taylor's status for this weekend's opener against the Jets is "up in the air." He remains in the concussion protocol after sustaining the head injury 9 days ago. We'll track his progress, but Taylor shouldn't be in your Week 1 plans. QB Nathan Peterman would draw the start on Sunday if Taylor isn't cleared. The rookie completed just 54.4% of his passes and averaged only 5.7 yards per attempt this preseason.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Chargers will be activating rookie WR Mike Williams from the PUP and adding him to the 53-man roster. That's a surprising move after Williams spent the summer dealing with a back injury. He seemed a strong candidate to open the regular season on the PUP. This decision signals that Chargers coaches expect the 1st-round pick to be ready to contribute within the season's 1st quarter. We'd still be wary of expecting any fantasy value from Williams, but the added pass-catching talent can only help Philip Rivers.

Bills GM Brandon Beane said on the radio Friday that the team expects QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion) to be ready for Week 1. He added that rookie backup Nathan Peterman would be ready to fill in if Taylor can't go and that Peterman has been better than he expected. That's noteworthy, given Buffalo's lack of commitment to Taylor in the offseason and apparent rebuilding mode. Don't be surprised if Peterman starts some games this year.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor suffered a concussion in Saturday's game against Baltimore. In the 1st quarter, Taylor took a sack that caused his head to bounce hard off the turf. Rookie Nathan Peterman is now running with Buffalo's starters. Per Sports Injury Predictor, this is Taylor's first concussion. He now has roughly 2 weeks to clear the concussion protocol before the season opener. We'll track his progress closely.

In his 1st action since the big Sammy Watkins trade, Bills QB Tyrod Taylor looked out of sorts. He completed just 8 of 18 passes for 53 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles -- and was picked off twice. He had "as tough of a time as one could remember in his two-plus years in Buffalo," insider Joe Buscaglia wrote. In Taylor's defense, he played without Jordan Matthews and behind an offensive line that was regularly beat by the Eagles pass rush. But the QB has also reportedly been inconsistent in training camp. Remember that he's learning a new offense under OC Rick Dennison. One of our favorite late-round QB targets at the start of this month, Taylor is tough to like as more than a lower-end QB2 now.

Chargers MLB Denzel Perryman had surgery this week to repair a torn ankle ligament, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The team now expects him to be out 8-10 weeks, a 4-week extension on each end of the initial estimate. That could mean missing 4-6 games. Perryman should not be in anyone's IDP redraft plans. We'll see how he progresses in his return. His absence could mean more tackle opportunities for weak-side starter Jatavis Brown. Korey Toomer and Nick Dzubnar are competing for Perryman's vacated spot.


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