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| Justin Jackson ruled Out for Week 10|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 13, 3:00 pm
|#Chargers game status report vs. Dolphins
OUT: DE Joey Bosa (concussion), RB Justin Jackson (knee)
QUESTIONABLE: RT Bryan Bulaga (back), RB Troymaine Pope (neck), RG Trai Turner (groin) (Daniel Popper on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jackson got injured on the first play in Week 9 and will now miss Week 10 against the Dolphins with a knee injury. The running back duties are expected to be a committee of Kalen Ballage, Troymaine Pope and Joshua Kelley. It's difficult to trust any of them in your fantasy lineup.
| Austin Ekeler's return imminent?|
Sidelined since Week 4 with severe hamstring strain
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 12, 11:30 pm
|Austin Ekeler tweeted "To all my fantasy owners that didn’t drop me... the time draws near." (Austin Ekeler on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Ekeler posted a video of himself running near full speed Thursday. He obviously has not returned to practice yet, but it appears as if he believes he is not far away from doing so. In his absence, the Chargers have turned to an impossible-to-predict committee in which Justin Jackson, Joshua Kelley, Troymaine Pope and Kalen Ballage have taken turns leading the backfield. When Ekeler returns, it's almost certain he'll be given enough work to return to RB1 status.
| Austin Ekeler expected to miss multiple weeks|
On crutches after the game
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 4, 6:58 pm
|Chargers’ RB Austin Ekeler was spotted postgame with crutches and a brace to help him with the hyperextended knee and hamstring injury he is thought to have suffered today, per source. Ekeler will have an MRI on Monday but he is expected to miss multiple weeks. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This is a big loss for the Chargers offense who will now rely on rookie Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson (quad) who returned to action this week. Jackson will be a hot waiver wire pickup in Week 5.
|Crowded house in Chargers' backfield?|
Opportunities available for all three top RBs
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 3, 6:30 pm
|This group was cemented after the Chargers drafted Joshua Kelley in the fourth round. This will be a formidable three-headed running back attack, and all will get opportunities in both the running game and passing game. Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson and Kelley are all versatile enough and good enough route-runners to line up in the slot or outside. (The Athletic - Daniel Popper)|
FFToday's Take: It seems unlikely that Ekeler will give up many targets, but it's just another reminder his role may not change all that much from last year. That could be a problem considering the Chargers want to be more run-heavy in 2020. One nugget to keep in mind: Ekeler received more than 10 carries only once after OC Shane Steichen took over last season. Ekeler's role should still allow him to be a solid RB1, while Jackson and Kelley may end up being dicey flex options.