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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.

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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 cut rookie RB Justin Jackson to make room for TE Antonio Gates. That only further solidifies Austin Ekeler as the #2 and handcuff to Melvin Gordon

The Chargers have placed TE Hunter Henry on the physically unable to perform list to begin the season, rather than IR. Henry, of course, suffered an ACL tear back in May. That injury typically costs a player the full season, regardless of when in the calendar it occurs. This might just be a way for the Chargers to save an IR spot early, with Henry PUP-eligible whereas other injured guys wouldn't be. But it also might signal they hope he could make it back onto the field late this season. We wouldn't go adding him in redraft right now. But we'll certainly keep an eye on the situation. It's worth mentioning the Chargers haven't made a significant move at the position since Henry's injury, despite rumors of an Antonio Gates return.

The Texans have released TE Stephen Anderson. The undersized pass-catching TE has struggled with drops over his first 2 NFL seasons. Ryan Griffin will open the year as Houston's lead TE, with rookie Jordan Akins backing him up.

Browns QB Tyrod Taylor dislocated his left pinkie in Thursday night's preseason game against the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's Taylor's non-throwing hand. And he returned to the meaningless game. We're not expecting this to be an issue by the time Week 1 rolls around but will keep an eye on Taylor.

Browns QB Tyrod Taylor got his left wrist bent back awkwardly in the 1st quarter of Thursday night's preseason game against the Eagles. He quickly headed back to the locker room with trainers. We'll look for an update on Taylor's status. His absence would leave 1st overall pick Baker Mayfield as Cleveland's starting QB.

Update: Taylor returned to the game in the 2nd quarter.

Chargers WR Mike Williams has been the star of training camp so far, according to the team's official website. He had a pair of TDs in Saturday's scrimmage, plus a big play downfield in a contested-catch situation. "He's just continuing to get better and better,” QB Philip Rivers said of Williams. “Shoot, we know what Mike is capable of. It's just a matter of being out here each and every day, as he has been. He continues to make plays every day, and with those plays comes more confidence. He will be a big part of our offense." HC Anthony Lynn noted that Williams is more comfortable in the scheme with a healthy offseason under his belt. Set to play a significant role in a strong passing game, the 7th overall pick of last year's draft has some breakout potential this year. Williams is a strong value at his 14th-round ADP.

Chargers TE Hunter Henry suffered a torn ACL in Tuesday's OTA session, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. "Did it during a drill, running downfield, untouched," Schefter tweeted. Freed from Antonio Gates' shadow, Henry was a prime breakout candidate entering his 3rd NFL season. He'll now miss the entire 2018 campaign. With Virgil Green now sitting atop the depth chart, the Chargers might consider bringing Gates back. The loss of Henry dings QB Philip Rivers' fantasy outlook and frees up targets for WRs Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin.

The Chargers spent a 7th-round pick on RB Justin Jackson. The Northwestern alum spent 4 years as a workhorse, averaging 285.5 carries, 1,360 yards and 10.5 total TDs per season. Jackson added 122 receptions for 858 yards for his career, including 35 and 44 catches the past 2 years. He joins a backfield that saw Austin Ekeler flash as Melvin Gordon's #2 last season, but there's room for Jackson to battle for touches. The diminutive back ran a decent 4.52-second 40 at the Scouting Combine but crushed the explosion and agility tests: 89th percentile vert, 78th percentile broad, 85th percentile 3-cone, 93rd percentile short shuttle. Jackson will be worth watching this summer and beyond and belongs on the dynasty radar late in rookie drafts.

The Chargers picked up USC EDGE player Uchenna Nwosu in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft. Nwosu delivered 9.5 sacks among 11.5 tackles for loss as a senior. He also defensed a whopping 13 passes. Pro Football Focus credited him with the class' most QB hits and batted passes. We'll see whether the Chargers view Nwosu as an OLB in their 4-3 base front or a DE.

The Chargers grabbed Florida State S Derwin James with the 17th pick of the NFL Draft, a player most throught would leave the board inside the top 10. James finished both of his full healthy seasons as Pro Football Focus' top-graded safety. He should see an immediate starting role in an already-strong D.

The Browns have acquired QB Tyrod Taylor from the Bills in exchange for the 65th overall pick of this year's NFL Draft. Cleveland is finally using its ammunition of picks, adding Taylor and WR Jarvis Landry in the span of a few hours. Buffalo's new regime never seemed high on Taylor, who completed 62.6% of his passes with 51 TDs vs. 16 INTs over the past 3 seasons. He spent much of that time working with weak pass-catching corps. He'll have a lot more to work with in Cleveland -- notably Landry, Josh Gordon, Corey Coleman and David Njoku. That said, we still wouldn't rule out the Browns using the 1st or 4th pick of April's draft on a QB. The Bills, meanwhile, are left with QB Nathan Peterman atop the depth chart. Holding the 21st and 22nd overall picks, they're a candidate to make a big move up the board for a QB.

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor suffered a concussion late in Sunday's Wild Card loss to the Jaguars. It's the 1st known concussion of his career and shouldn't impact his 2018 offseason. That might be the last time we seen Taylor in a Bills uniform, though. This current coaching staff and front office has always seemed lukewarm on him. And Taylor is due a $6 million roster bonus -- on top of his $10 million salary -- this year.

Chargers LB Denzel Perryman is active for today’s game against the Raiders. The hamstring issue adds risk, but there’s also significant tackle upside. Weigh both in considering your IDP options

Chargers LB Denzel Perryman (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders. He'll carry upside into that one if active, but the hammy makes him tough to use in IDP lineups even if Perryman starts. The Chargers have also ruled out S Adrian Phillips (ankle).

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler will play through his broken hand today vs. the Jets, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. But he'll only play on special teams. Branden Oliver will assume #2 RB duties, but Melvin Gordon will dominate backfield touches.

The Chargers have ruled LB Denzel Perryman out for Sunday's game against the Jets with a hamstring injury. We'd love to believe that means we could go back to using LB Jatavis Brown -- an early-season IDP stud -- but Brown played just 50% of the defensive snaps last week. It's best to avoid Chargers linebackers in fantasy this week.

 
 
 

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