Player News - Chargers

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The Chargers are open to second-year pro OG Forrest Lamp unseating Michael Schofield at right guard.

Just activated from the PUP list on Monday, Lamp doesn't have a ton of time left to get in shape and win the starting job, but the Bolts would certainly love it if he did. More likely might be Lamp beginning the year on the bench before replacing Schofield some time in September or October.
Aug 14 - 3:54 PM

Chargers activated OG Forrest Lamp (knee) from the active/PUP list.

The No. 38 overall pick of the 2017 draft missed his entire rookie season with a torn ACL. He underwent a "minor" follow-up procedure during the offseason. The Chargers were committed to bringing Lamp along slowly and it appears the approach worked. If he can stay healthy and get in shape over the next three weeks, Lamp could begin the year as the Chargers' starting right guard.
Aug 13 - 1:28 PM

Austin Ekeler rushed five times for 22 yards and caught two passes for 42 yards in the Chargers' preseason opener.

The Chargers' change-of-pace back looked explosive on his seven touches and remains locked in as Melvin Gordon's primary backup. Rookie Justin Jackson has been sidelined with a hamstring injury and isn't assured a roster spot. Ekeler should be owned in all fantasy leagues with a chance at some standalone flex value, and RB2 upside if Gordon were to miss time.
Aug 12 - 2:12 PM

Mike Williams said he has "a big role in the red zone right now."

With Antonio Gates still unsigned and Hunter Henry out for the year with a torn ACL, the Chargers need to replace 32 percent of their red-zone targets, and Williams always seemed like the best option. "Henry was a big red zone threat, and that's a spot where I can help," Williams said. "So we're working on a lot of that stuff right now." His target share is still uncertain coming off a lost rookie season, but touchdown upside alone makes him worth a look in the double-digit rounds.
Source: ESPN
Aug 9 - 10:24 AM

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn told ESPN's Dan Graziano he wants to use Melvin Gordon more in the passing game.

OC Ken Whisenhunt said the same thing in June. Gordon set career highs with 83 targets and 58 catches last season, but he could see even more work after the Chargers lost Hunter Henry to a torn ACL. It is never pretty, but Gordon's touch total makes him a solid RB1.
Source: ESPN
Aug 9 - 10:19 AM

Austin Ekeler remains the No. 2 running back on the Chargers' unofficial depth chart.

Seventh-rounder Justin Jackson made some noise in offseason Dynasty league circles, but Ekeler remains firmly entrenched behind Melvin Gordon. Perhaps Jackson could change that with a monster preseason but it is hard to see him dislodging Ekeler.
Aug 7 - 7:41 PM

Mike Williams was listed with the second-team offense on the Chargers' unofficial depth chart.

Unsurprisingly, Tyrell Williams is running with the first team opposite Keenan Allen. That could remain the case all year, though Williams' 6-foot-4 frame is going to be needed in the red zone with Antonio Gates still a free agent and Hunter Henry out for the season. Williams is a WR5/6 flier who could become more valuable as the year progresses.
Aug 7 - 7:38 PM

Tyrell Williams is listed ahead of Mike Williams on the Chargers' initial depth chart.

The Chargers are expected to regularly feature three-receiver sets in Hunter Henry's absence, but it is notable nonetheless. Mike caught just 11 balls across 10 rookie contests, while Tyrell quietly went 43/728/4 and averaged 16.9 yards per catch. He should be a fantasy factor as a WR3/4.
Aug 7 - 7:36 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Joey Bosa's left foot injury is "nothing serious."

"He's fine," a source assured Schefter. Bosa will still almost certainly be held out of Saturday's preseason opener. Consider him day to day for the time being.
Aug 7 - 5:29 PM

Joey Bosa was forced from Tuesday's practice with a left foot injury and is undergoing further evaluation.

Bosa did walk off the field under his own power. Per ESPN's Eric Williams, he spent the rest of the session receiving treatment. It's possible this is much ado about nothing. We typically wait three days to blurb a training camp injury, but considering Bosa's importance to the Chargers and the fact that he's been sent for testing, the situation merits monitoring. Hopefully we get good news soon.
Aug 7 - 3:47 PM

Chargers second-year DB Desmond King is in the mix for the starting free safety job.

King was one of the better slot corners in the league as a rookie. His fringy measurables would make him a better fit at safety. Rayshawn Jenkins, Jahleel Addae and Jaylen Watkins have also got training camp reps opposite Derwin James. The Chargers are likely to use heavy rotation in their secondary this season.
Aug 4 - 8:02 PM

Chargers CB Trevor Williams has avoided a high-ankle sprain.

Williams is expected to get some preseason reps, but his exact return date is unclear. For now, he should be considered week to week, with the sole goal being ready for Week 1. It's a huge sigh of relief for a Chargers secondary that's already lost Jason Verrett (Achilles') for the season.
Aug 2 - 3:32 PM

Chargers activated S Derwin James (hamstring) from the active/NFI list.

Provided he avoids further soft-tissue issues, James will be out there as the Chargers' Week 1 free safety.
Aug 2 - 1:11 PM

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn confirms CB Trevor Williams is dealing with a left ankle injury.

"If Trevor's ankle is bad, then I would be concerned about the depth there," Lynn said. Williams had to be helped off the field after getting tangled up with Mike Williams. He was spotted on crutches and in a walking boot. The fact that the Chargers did not immediately label Williams' injury minor suggests it's at least a high-ankle sprain.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 31 - 6:52 PM

Chargers CB Trevor Williams was spotted with his left foot in a walking boot after being forced from Tuesday's practice.

He was on crutches. Coach Anthony Lynn didn't have an update, but "hoped" it was merely an ankle sprain. If it is Williams' ankle, the immediate presence of crutches and a boot would suggest a "high" sprain. That would almost certainly sideline Williams for the rest of the summer, though he could be ready for Week 1. As it is, we still don't know what is actually bothering Williams.
Jul 31 - 4:10 PM


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