• Keenan Allen - WR
    Posted 12/14/18 4:10pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) suffered a hip pointer during the Week 15 game and could miss some playing time. Allen does not have any structural damage in his hip and is not expected to miss an extended period of time.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check on Allen's practice participation next week to see if he has a chance to play in Week 16. He should be a starting option in all leagues when he is healthy. Mike Williams and Tyrell Williams would be the main receivers if Allen misses time and would both be starting options for owners.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/13/18 6:21am ET

    Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is 18 days into what was a two-to-four-week injury, and it'll be a challenge for him to play Thursday, Dec. 13.

    Huddle Up: Even if he goes, he will be limited and at risk of reinjuring the knee. It's a huge game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but one has to wonder if it's worth the risk. Justin Jackson looks primed to be an RB2 option in fantasy.

  • Keenan Allen - WR
    Posted 12/13/18 6:33pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) is questionable to return to the Week 15 game against the Kansas City Chiefs after suffering a hip injury.

    Huddle Up: Allen suffered the injury while trying to pull in a touchdown in the corner of the end zone. He returned to the field for one play before limping off again. If he is unable to return, it is going to be a tough start to this round of the fantasy playoffs for all his owners.

  • Keenan Allen - WR
    Posted 12/13/18 6:25pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hip) exited the Week 15 game against the Kansas City Chiefs and was taken to the locker room by medical staff.

    Huddle Up: After gashing the Chiefs in Week 1, Allen appeared to be positioned for a big performance in the rematch. Instead, he my treat his owners to a zero-point effort during the fantasy playoffs.

  • Justin Jackson - RB
    Posted 12/13/18 8:38pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson finished with 16 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 27 yards in a 29-28 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Jackson didn't exactly gash the Chiefs, but if Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler remains sidelined moving forward, he will have RB2 potential based on volume alone.

  • Philip Rivers - QB
    Posted 12/13/18 8:32pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 26 of his 38 passes for 313 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions and the game-winning two-point conversation with four seconds left in a 29-28 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Rivers helped the Chargers put up 15 points in the final minutes to lead the comeback, and he has thrown multiple touchdowns in 13 of the 14 games this season. A tough matchup with Baltimore looms in Week 16, but Rivers will still have low-end QB1 potential.

  • Tyrell Williams - WR
    Posted 12/13/18 8:44pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams caught six of his 12 targets for 71 yards in a 29-28 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15.

    Huddle Up: With Keenan Allen exiting early and not returning, Williams was targeted early and often. His fantasy value is typically tied to big plays, but if Allen remains out of action, Williams is worth a look as a WR3.

  • Mike Williams - WR
    Posted 12/13/18 8:41pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught seven of his nine targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in a 29-28 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15. He added a 19-yard touchdown run and caught a two-point conversion.

    Huddle Up: Williams has been a boom-or-bust, touchdown-dependent option this season, but after Keenan Allen left early on, he became one of the go-to targets for Philip Rivers. If Allen misses more time, Williams will be a must-start option.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/12/18 12:27pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday, Dec. 13, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: We'll need to see what Gordon does prior to tomorrow night's game. If he warms up without limitations then we can keep him in starting lineups. Temper expectations, though, as the Chargers could use Justin Jackson more to help take pressure off Gordon coming off the injury.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/12/18 12:30pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck, concussion) has been ruled out for Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Melvin Gordon is questionable and remains on the fantasy radar, although if he is ruled out or limited prior to kickoff then Justin Jackson would demand RB2 attention.

  • Philip Rivers - QB
    Posted 12/12/18 4:54pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers has produced his lowest passer rating (84.2) against the Kansas City Chiefs compared to any other opponent whom he's faced more than three times in his 15-year career. He faces the Chiefs in Week 15 on Thursday, Dec. 13.

    Huddle Up: It's a pretty interesting stat, given that Thursday's outing will mark Rivers' 27th career start opposite Kansas City -- his most games against one opponent. Even so, it would be hard to justify benching Rivers considering the great year he's having and the fact the Chiefs surrender the fifth-most points per game (27) in the NFL.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/11/18 8:37am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) is unlikely to play Thursday, Dec. 13, in Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Austin Ekeler (concussion) is also unlikely, and Justin Jackson could be an RB2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/11/18 8:35am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (concussion) is unlikely to play Thursday, Dec. 13, in Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler was added to the concussion protocol Monday, and there just isn't much time for him to clear it and play Thursday. Melvin Gordon (knee) doesn't look like he's ready, and Justin Jackson could be an RB2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Justin Jackson - RB
    Posted 12/11/18 8:44am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson is likely to see more playing time with RBs Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (concussion) unlikely to play Thursday, Dec. 13, in Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Jackson would figure to be the leading man in the backfield with Detrez Newsome slotting in behind him. It's a solid matchup, and Jackson has upside to be an RB2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Detrez Newsome - RB
    Posted 12/11/18 8:42am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Detrez Newsome is likely to see more playing time with RBs Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (concussion) unlikely to play Thursday, Dec. 13, in Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Newsome will fall back to Justin Jackson in the lead role, and Newsome is a really iffy flex option against the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/11/18 12:34pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) will be a game-time decision Thursday, Dec. 11, against the Kansas City Chiefs as he continues to nurse a sprained right knee.

    Huddle Up: Austin Ekeler seems more unlikely to play than Gordon at this juncture. If Gordon ultimately can't go then Justin Jackson would be featured with Detrez Newsome playing behind him. Stay tuned, but have a backup plan ready, like Jackson, if Gordon can't play.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/10/18 1:01pm ET

    Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) is day-to-day with a neck stinger he suffered in Week 14. Ekeler was also evaluated for concussion but was cleared and is not in the league's protocol.

    Huddle Up: Unfortunately, Ekeler has a history of stingers, which are tough to recover from in a week, much less a few days. The Chargers play again in Kansas City on Thursday, so he will obviously be hard-pressed to play. The hope is Melvin Gordon will be able to go this week after missing the last two games, but Justin Jackson would appear to be in line for a heavy workload against the Chiefs if that ends up not being the case.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/10/18 7:20pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) was estimated to be a non-participant in practice Monday, Dec. 10. The team is required to give an estimated practice participation report after the walk-through.

    Huddle Up: Gordon and Austin Ekeler are banged up and in danger of missing Thursday's key AFC West showdown on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs. Justin Jackson and Detrez Newsome could be asked to do some heavy lifting if the top two backs are sidelined.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/10/18 7:17pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck, concussion) was listed as a non-participant in practice Monday, Dec. 10, a walk-through session.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler and Melvin Gordon are each nicked up and question mark on a short week for Thursday's huge game against the Chiefs. If neither can go it would be a combination of Justin Jackson and Detrez Newsome in the backfield.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/9/18 7:21am ET

    Although Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) will not play in Week 14's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, there is a chance that he could return for Week 15's contest against the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, Dec. 13.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has not resumed practicing since spraining his MCL two weeks ago, so he will need to clear that hurdle before he is given the green light to play again. Justin Jackson and Austin Ekeler will continue to split carries in his absence and are both worthy of consideration as RB2s or high-end flexes for as long as Gordon is sidelined.

  • Justin Jackson - RB
    Posted 12/9/18 6:55pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson rushed seven times for 12 yards and caught two passes for 23 yards in a 26-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Jackson was unable to back up his strong showing from the previous week, but with Austin Ekeler suffering an undisclosed injury late against the Bengals and Melvin Gordon dealing with his own issues, Jackson could find himself with a big role against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15. Jackson would become a must-start option if he ends up as the starter.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/9/18 6:49pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (undisclosed) suffered an unspecified injury late in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14. He rushed 15 times for 66 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 28 yards in the 26-21 win.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler had a solid outing, but with his status unclear and Melvin Gordon potentially returning, his fantasy value for a Week 15 showdown with Kansas City is up in the air at the moment.

  • Philip Rivers - QB
    Posted 12/9/18 6:46pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 19 of his 29 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown and gained seven yards on two carries in a 26-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14.

    Huddle Up: It took until Week 14, but Rivers finally failed to throw multiple touchdowns in a game. However, he could bounce back in a big way in Week 15 in what will likely be a high-scoring shootout with the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Tyrell Williams - WR
    Posted 12/9/18 7:04pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Tyrell Williams caught all three of his targets for 14 yards in a 26-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14, and he has been held under 25 yards in five of the last six games.

    Huddle Up: Williams has big-play speed, but he has been invisible since back-to-back 100-yard efforts in the middle of the season. The potential reward just isn't worth the risk with Williams.

  • Mike Williams - WR
    Posted 12/9/18 7:01pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught three of his six targets for 45 yards in a 26-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Williams has been a touchdown-dependent flex play all year, and that isn't going to change over the final few weeks. That being said, he could be worth the gamble in Week 15 when he faces a Kansas City defense that gives up plenty of big plays.

  • Keenan Allen - WR
    Posted 12/9/18 6:58pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen caught five of his nine targets for 78 yards and a touchdown in a 26-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14, extending his touchdown streak to five games.

    Huddle Up: In addition to his scoring binge, Allen has scored has seen at least nine targets in six straight games. Philip Rivers is looking his way early and often, and Allen will have WR1 upside heading into a Week 15 meeting with Kansas City.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/9/18 10:29pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) aggravated an ongoing problem with stingers late in the game Sunday, Dec. 9, and will require further testing, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

    Huddle Up: Schefter opines Ekeler will be hard pressed to play Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs, which is probably doubly true if you subscribe to the theory that the Bolts held out Melvin Gordon Sunday so he'd be ready to roll on the short week. Keep a close eye out for updates.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/7/18 11:46am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 7.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has not practiced since suffering his MCL sprain just under two weeks ago, and the team has no real reason to push him to be ready in Week 14 in a matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Justin Jackson and Austin Ekeler should be started as high-end flexes at the very least, and it is possible both players push for fantasy RB1 status this week. After showing well in each of the last two weeks, Jackson should get the bulk of early-down work while Ekeler handles more of the passing-game duties.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/7/18 4:16pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler will receive a majority of the playing time at running back with Melvin Gordon sidelined again and will look to play better than he did in Week 13. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in most leagues because it should be a better matchup for Ekeler.

  • Justin Jackson - RB
    Posted 12/7/18 7:44pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson didn't surprise his teammates with his performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13, according to QB Philip Rivers.

    Huddle Up: Jackson is averaging 8.0 yards per carry on 15 carries over the last two games, and with Melvin Gordon already ruled out for Week 14, he is definitely worth deploying as a flex option against a struggling Cincinnati Bengals defense.

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