Shark Bites

Chargers LB Denzel Perryman left Sunday's win over the Raiders after just 2 snaps with a left knee injury. We'll see about the severity of the issue. His absence might have helped Jatavis Brown play a season-high 97% of snaps. Brown now looks like the Chargers LB to own in fantasy after 2 straight 11-tackle games and with rookie Kyzir White on IR.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers TE Hunter Henry has an "outside chance" to return in December. His recovery from May's torn ACL has evidently gone smoothly, and he's already running and squatting. Schefter hedges again in his report by calling Henry's return a "long shot." It sounds like the absolute earliest we'd see him would be in Week 13. And it'd be at least another week before we could consider using him in fantasy lineups. It still seems extremely unlikely that Henry makes a 2018 fantasy impact. But if you have an open roster spot to play with, there are worse guys to use it on.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Seahawks. He was listed as questionable but put in a full practice on Friday. There’s some added risk here, but Gordon certainly belongs in season-long lineups.

Officially questionable for today's game against the Seahawks, Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) is expected to play, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gordon missed the Week 7 win over the Titans in London but practiced all week coming out of the bye, including a full workout Friday. He's set for fantasy lineups in Week 9.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) put in a full practice on Friday after being limited the previous 2 days. But he’s listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Seahawks. And HC Anthony Lynn stopped short of guaranteeing that Gordon will play. "We'll see,” Lynn said. “I don't want to speak for Melvin, but if he's feeling well I know he wants to play.” Chargers-Seahawks doesn’t kick off until 4:05 pm ET on Sunday, but we should get an update that morning.

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He missed the London game 2 weeks ago and had the bye to rest. The fact that he still isn't a full-go is a bit concerning. But the Chargers might just be playing it safe with their workhorse. Check back tomorrow for another update.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Chargers DE Joey Bosa is "not anywhere near ready to play right now," despite recent progress in his recovery from the mid-foot sprain that has kept him out all season. That makes it sound like he won't be ready to play Week 9, when the Chargers return from their bye. We'll keep an eye on the star defender's progress.

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.

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.

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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.

 
 
 

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