• 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.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/6/18 6:58am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon's (knee) availability is one thing head coach Anthony Lynn was mum on Thursday, Dec. 6. 'You never know... You just want everybody preparing for everybody,' Lynn said.

    Huddle Up: If you read between the lines, that doesn't sound like Gordon is ready for Week 14. Austin Ekeler was bottled up in the 33-30 shootout last week, but Justin Jackson broke loose for an 8-63-1 line. Both are flex options against the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/6/18 4:09pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler likely will receive another start if Melvin Gordon is not able to play in Week 14. He is coming off a disappointing performance last week but can be considered a No. 2 fantasy running back if he starts this week.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/6/18 4:02pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

    Huddle Up: Gordon's status for Week 14 is still uncertain at this point, so owners will need to monitor the situation over the next few days. He probably will be a game-time decision and could be benched if owners have healthier options available.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 12/5/18 3:55pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler was held in check last week even though he received 18 touches during the game. He can be a flex option in leagues if Melvin Gordon returns but can be considered a No. 2 running back if Gordon misses another game.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/5/18 3:54pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during the week to see if Gordon has any chance of playing in the Week 14 game. He is a must-start option when he is healthy, but owners will need other options available in case he is ruled out.

  • Melvin Gordon - RB
    Posted 12/2/18 8:16am ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (knee) could return to action in Week 14's game versus the Cincinnati Bengals or Week 15's contest against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to multiple sources.

    Huddle Up: Gordon has not yet resumed practicing but he could return in time for the fantasy playoffs. For now, Austin Ekeler will continue to receive the bulk of the carries in Gordon's absence and should be viewed as an RB2 in all formats.

  • Philip Rivers - QB
    Posted 12/2/18 10:57pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 26 of 36 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Rivers isn't the biggest yardage producer at the position, but he has now thrown for multiple scores in every game this season. Next week brings the free-falling Cincinnati Bengals to Los Angeles, making the veteran an attractive option.

  • Keenan Allen - WR
    Posted 12/2/18 11:23pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen caught 14 passes (on 19 targets) for 148 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also scored on a two-point conversion.

    Huddle Up: Suffice to say that Pittsburgh had no answer for Allen, who seemingly made every big catch en route to season highs in receptions and receiving yards. He'll look to keep it rolling next Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Justin Jackson - RB
    Posted 12/2/18 11:15pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Justin Jackson ran eight times for 63 yards and a score against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Jackson averaged 7.9 yards per carry Sunday night, and that was coming off Week 12 where he posted 8.1 YPC. He even added 19 yards as a receiver. If Melvin Gordon sits in Week 14, Jackson could be an enticing one-week play against the toothless Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Mike Williams - WR
    Posted 12/2/18 11:33pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught three passes for 52 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Williams looks to be the No. 2 WR in LA right now, which might mean something if teams start focusing even more attention on Keenan Allen. He's dwelling in WR4 territory but could be worth a start next Sunday if you're short on options.

  • Austin Ekeler - RB
    Posted 11/30/18 1:47pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Ekeler will receive most of the playing time at running back against the Pittsburgh Steelers and should continue to be involved in the passing game. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

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