Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Football News 2021

The Chargers have named Brandon Staley their new HC. The 38-year-old has been a fast riser, going from a LBs coach in Chicago and Denver to Rams defensive coordinator to Chargers HC in just 5 years. Staley's 2020 Rams defense was better than Wade Phillips' 2019 unit in points allowed, total yards allowed, yards per play allowed and Football Outsiders' DVOA. This at least looks like a good hire for the Chargers defense. We'll see who joins Staley to run the offense.

The Chargers have fired HC Anthony Lynn. He cost his team multiple chances to win this season with poor in-game management. Lynn finishes his 4-year run with the Chargers with a 33-31 record but went just 12-20 over the past 2 seasons. Whoever takes over this team will be working with a strong core in QB Justin Herbert, RB Austin Ekeler and WR Keenan Allen -- plus a talented defense.

Chargers S Jahleel Addae (calf) is inactive for today's game against the Chiefs. He would have been the fill-in for Rayshawn Jenkins, who is also inactive.

The Chargers have ruled DE Joey Bosa (concussion), S Rayshawn Jenkins (ankle) and CB Casey Hayward (hamstring) out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. S Jahleel Addae -- Jenkins' replacement -- is also questionable for the game after missing practice all week. We'll check his status when inactives come out Sunday.

Chargers HC Anthony Lynn says there's a "good chance" DE Joey Bosa (concussion) misses Sunday's game in Kansas City, according to The Orange County Register. With no Bosa last week, fellow starter Melvin Ingram already on IR and backup Uchenna Nwosu landing on IR, the Chargers started Isaac Rochell and Jerry Tillery on the edges against Denver. Looks like they'll be doing the same in Week 17 against the Chiefs' JV team. There's upside to each with K.C.'s OTs potentially sitting out.

Chargers S Rayshawn Jenkins suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's win over the Broncos, according to The Athletic's Daniel Popper. HC Anthony Lynn conceded Monday that it'll be a "challenge" for Jenkins and several other injured starters to make it back for Sunday's game at Kansas City. Bet on Jahleel Addae starting in Jenkins' place against a Chiefs offense that will feature Chad Henne and some replacement wideouts. There's some upside for Addae, who managed 8 tackles, a pass breakup and a half-sack against Denver last week. Don't expect to find him high in our Week 17 DB rankings, though, for basically an unknown matchup.

9:12pm EST 12/25/20

The Chargers have ruled DE Joey Bosa (shin, concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Broncos. With Melvin Ingram already on IR and Uchenna Nwosu also ruled out, the Chargers will miss their top 3 DEs. That can only help Denver's matchup.

7:12pm EST 12/23/20

The Chargers have placed LB Kyzir White on IR with a yet-to-be-announced injury. That clears the way for Nick Vigil to join Kenneth Murray as the team's top 2 LBs for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Chargers DE Joey Bosa is in the concussion protocol after suffering his injury in last Thursday's win over the Raiders. He played just 22% of the snaps in that one yet still collected 4 tackles. We'll see if Bosa can make it back for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

The Chargers activated LB Kyzir White off the COVID list Saturday, and he is active for today's game against the Falcons. White figures to rejoin Kenneth Murray as the top 2 Chargers LBs for playing time.

Chargers CB Casey Hayward (groin) is active for today's game against the Patriots. He's not a strong option for IDP lineups, though.

The Chargers on Friday placed DE Melvin Ingram on IR. That means he'll miss at least the next 3 games. It also marks the 2nd time this season that knee trouble has landed Ingram on IR. It's not clear yet whether this is the same issue. But you shouldn't count on Ingram returning to help your IDP lineup. The team has also ruled DE Uchenna Nwosu out for Sunday's game against the Bills. That likely means Isaach Rochell starting opposite Joey Bosa. The Chargers have also ruled CB Casey Hayward (groin) out for the Buffalo game.

9:11pm EST 11/13/20

The Chargers have ruled DE Joey Bosa out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. It'll be the 2nd straight game Bosa has missed with his concussion. DT Jerry Tillery slid out to start in Bosa's place and notched a sack for the 2nd straight game. He hasn't topped 1 solo tackle in a game since the opener, though.

Chargers CB Casey Hayward is active for today's game against the Raiders. He was a surprise addition to the injury report with a personal situation on which HC Anthony Lynn declined to elaborate. But the team's top corner will play. DE Joey Bosa (concussion) is inactive, as expected. His replacement, Isaac Rochell, will play. Rochell hit the day questionable with a neck issue.

Chargers DE Joey Bosa is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Raiders because of a concussion. That's the same way Bears WR Allen Robinson entered last weekend before playing against the Saints. You should assume that Bosa won't be available for your IDP lineup this week, though. Isaac Rochell would start in his place.


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