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Melvin Gordon (knee) is expected to return for Week 16 against the Ravens.

Gordon tested out his knee in pre-game warmups ahead of Thursday's matchup with Kansas City but wasn't able to get the green light. Coming off the Chargers' mini-bye, he should be ready to roll for Saturday's game against Baltimore. Gordon apologized to his fantasy owners for his untimely absence, but all will be forgiven if he turns in a strong performance in Week 16. Rookie Justin Jackson filled in for Gordon Thursday night in KC.
Dec 16 - 8:14 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Keenan Allen is dealing with a hip pointer.

Allen's MRI confirmed he doesn't have structural damage. It's a week-to-week type injury, but with Los Angeles on a mini-bye, it's possible Allen doesn't miss any time. The Chargers have a pivotal matchup with Baltimore in Week 16.
Dec 14 - 6:35 PM

Detrez Newsome rushed six times for 34 yards in the Chargers' Week 15 win over the Chiefs, adding two receptions for 19 additional yards.

An UDFA out of small-school Western Carolina, Newsome displayed some pop as Justin Jackson's change-of-pace back. It was a nice showing, but Newsome figures to be a healthy scratch for Week 16, as both Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (concussion) are due back from injury.
Dec 14 - 12:26 AM

Antonio Gates caught 4-of-5 targets for 54 yards in the Chargers' Week 15 win over the Chiefs.

It was Gates' second-highest yardage total of the season. Although now completely bereft of explosion, Gates is still expert at positioning his body.
Dec 14 - 12:24 AM

Travis Benjamin caught 2-of-3 targets for 57 yards in the Chargers' Week 15 win over the Chiefs, adding an eight-yard rush.

Benjamin made one of the most important plays of the night in the fourth quarter, catching a perfectly-thrown Philip Rivers pass in traffic for a 26-yard fourth down conversion with 1:11 remaining. Never known for his good hands, it was a tough grab. Even if Keenan Allen (hip) is sidelined for Week 16 against the Ravens, Benjamin will have a zero-point floor as a WR4.
Dec 14 - 12:22 AM

Keenan Allen (hip) did not return to the Chargers' Week 15 win over the Chiefs after going down in the first half.

Allen was injured with 10:37 remaining in the second quarter. He briefly returned but was not seen again after halftime. If there is good news, it's that Allen did spend the second half on the sideline. Seriously injured players do not do that. Allen has 10 days to heal up for next week's all-important home date with the Ravens.
Dec 14 - 12:20 AM

Tyrell Williams caught 6-of-12 targets for 71 yards in the Chargers' Week 15 win over the Chiefs.

Williams also left some yards on the field with bobbles and questionable YAC paths. Even if Keenan Allen (hip) is sidelined, Williams will be a risky WR3 for Week 16 against the Ravens' lockdown defense.
Dec 14 - 12:19 AM

Justin Jackson rushed 16 times for 58 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 15 win over the Chiefs, adding three receptions for 27 additional yards.

Detrez Newsome was maybe a bit more explosive, but Jackson did not look overmatched leading the Chargers' backfield in Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler's (concussion) absence. Despite the strong effort, Jackson is likely headed back to fantasy irrelevance for Week 16, as both Gordon and Ekeler have an excellent shot at returning against the Ravens.
Dec 14 - 12:04 AM

Mike Williams caught 7-of-9 targets for 76 yards and two touchdowns in the Chargers' 29-28, Week 15 win over the Chiefs, adding a 19-yard touchdown rush and game-sealing two-point conversion.

Williams was simply everywhere this evening, almost single-handedly willing the Chargers to victory after Keenan Allen was lost for the night with a hip injury in the first half. Williams' first score was a perfectly-placed ball from Philip Rivers where Williams displayed strong hands in the end zone. No. 2 was a rush where Williams took a toss, shed the Chiefs' contain and hit the hole like a running back. No. 3 came with four seconds remaining and was controversial because Williams slightly juggled the ball going out of bounds. He also appeared to get away with a pushoff one play earlier that instead resulted in a Chiefs DPI. For his final act, Williams was left all alone to catch the game-winning two-point conversion. Williams gets to follow up his dominant effort with a tough Week 16 home matchup with the Ravens.
Dec 13 - 11:49 PM

Philip Rivers completed 26-of-38 passes for 313 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Chargers' 29-28, Week 15 win over the Chiefs.

The Chargers went down 28-14 with 8:15 remaining but rallied to stun the Chiefs in a stadium that's been their Waterloo. Rivers connected with Mike Williams with :04 remaining, and the Bolts went for two instead of kicking the extra point. Williams was then left all alone to catch the game-sealing conversion. Rivers' night got off to a nightmarish start, as he tossed a ghastly pair of first half picks. Under constant duress, he took five sacks. The Chargers now head home to face the Ravens before traveling to Denver in Week 17. Both Kansas City and Los Angeles are 11-3, but the Chiefs currently hold the tiebreaker (division record).
Dec 13 - 11:38 PM

Keenan Allen was forced from Thursday's game against the Chiefs with a hip injury and is questionable to return.

Allen landed hard on his hip in the end zone, narrowly missing a touchdown. He was in immediate pain but briefly re-entered the game before departing again. With halftime coming up, the story will be if Allen comes out for the third quarter.
Dec 13 - 9:34 PM

Melvin Gordon (knee) is inactive for Week 15 against the Chiefs.

Gordon gave it a college try in pre-game warmups but could not get his balky knee where it needs to be. The absence will be his third straight. It appears he will have an excellent shot at returning in Week 16. With Austin Ekeler (concussion) also inactive, Justin Jackson will flirt with RB1 value in a likely shootout. Also inactive for the Chargers are DE Chris Landrum, C Cole Toner, TE Sean Culkin, WR Dylan Cantrell and NT Brandon Mebane.
Dec 13 - 6:51 PM

Melvin Gordon (knee) is expected to be inactive for Thursday night's game against the Chiefs.

Gordon tested out his ankle in pre-game warmups but indicated to NFL Network's Omar Ruiz he did not get the news he was looking for. Official word will come down in 40-45 minutes. Justin Jackson is a high-end, plug-and-play RB2.
Dec 13 - 6:11 PM

Chargers placed CB Trevor Williams on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season.

So ends an injury-ruined season for Williams, who missed most of camp with an ankle issue before hurting his knee in a Week 10 practice. He had made just one appearance since. An asset last season, Williams had been a liability in 2018. Second-year UDFA Michael Davis has been running with Casey Hayward and Desmond King since Williams' injury. Now 25, Williams is headed to restricted free agency.
Dec 13 - 4:09 PM

Chargers promoted RB Troymaine Pope from their practice squad.

This is a bad sign for Melvin Gordon (knee, game-time decision). Pope carried the ball 12 times in 2016 for the Jets and Seahawks, but he has bounced around practice squads since. He will back up Justin Jackson if Gordon is not able to play.
Dec 13 - 10:19 AM


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