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Top Chargers News

  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: Could get pronounced role

    Palmer is expected to see more targets moving forward after Mike Williams was diagnosed Monday with a season-ending ACL tear, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Both Palmer and 2023 first-round pick Quentin Johnston are expected to take on increased volume in the Chargers' passing game in Williams' absence, though Keenan Allen should continue to work as the top target for quarterback Justin Herbert. Through three games, Palmer has 13 targets -- exactly one third of Allen's total and half of Williams' -- while Johnston has been targeted only eight times.

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  • Chargers' Quentin Johnston: Expanded role on tap

    Johnston is slated for a larger role on offense with Mike Williams (knee) having suffered a season-ending ACL tear, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Johnston has played less than 25 percent of offensive snaps in each of the Chargers' first three games this season, but he'll need to step up quickly for the passing game with Williams, an every-down player, done for the year. The rookie first-round pick profiles particularly well as a deep threat, which makes him both an ideal fit for Justin Herbert's arm talent and as a complement to Keenan Allen, but he has yet to flash that explosiveness at the NFL level. Sunday's upcoming matchup against a struggling Raiders secondary could set the stage well for Johnston to take advantage of his new opportunity, however. Meanwhile, Joshua Palmer also figures to step into a larger spotlight in the wake of Williams' injury.

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  • Chargers' Mike Williams: Torn ACL confirmed

    Williams (knee) was diagnosed with a season-ending ACL injury after undergoing an MRI following Sunday's 28-24 win over the Vikings, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Williams is expected to be ready for training camp next year, per Adam Schefter of ESPN, but the injury is brutal news for Los Angeles' wide receiver corps. The Chargers have Joshua Palmer and rookie first-round pick Quentin Johnston available to step up behind Keenan Allen, but replacing Williams -- who caught seven of his eight targets for 121 yards and a touchdown before leaving the field Sunday -- will be no easy feat. Expect Williams to officially be placed on injured reserve in the coming days.

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  • Chargers' Cameron Dicker: No good on long field goal

    Dicker missed his lone field-goal attempt from 53 yards out, but he did connect on all four of his extra-point attempts in the 28-24 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

    Dicker isn't known for his strong leg, so the missed field goal isn't entirely surprising. The second-year kicker is just 1-of-3 on attempts from 50-plus yards in his career, including the playoffs; however, he's missed just one other field goal out of his 26 tries to date. Dicker figures to be in a good spot to add to that total in a matchup against the vulnerable Raiders defense next week.

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  • Chargers' Donald Parham: Snares two TDs

    Parham caught both his targets for four yards and two touchdowns in a 28-24 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

    At this point, it's clear the 6-foot-8 tight end is one of quarterback Justin Herbert's favorite red-zone options, with four of Parham's seven targets so far in 2023 coming inside the 20-yard line, leading to three short TDs. Parham played 34 snaps compared to starter Gerald Everett's 38 on Sunday, but it would be more encouraging for his fantasy consistency if Parham were more involved in all facets of the offense.

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  • Chargers' Gerald Everett: Catches six targets

    Everett caught all six of his targets for 30 yards in the 28-24 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

    Everett acted as an extension of the running game, with quarterback Justin Herbert dumping the ball off a number of times to his veteran tight end. Everett (38 snaps) and Donald Parham (34 snaps) continue to split playing time relatively evenly, but it was the latter who has posed a significant threat in the red zone, catching two short touchdowns Sunday. Expect Everett to continue to be a reliable, albeit unremarkable, fantasy option in a Chargers offense that has leaned heavily on wideouts Keenan Allen and Mike Williams (knee) in the absence of running back Austin Ekeler (ankle).

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  • Chargers' Elijah Dotson: Plays single snap

    Dotson played a single snap in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Vikings.

    It appeared as if Dotson had a lock on the backup job behind Joshua Kelley after playing nine snaps in the Week 2 loss to the Titans, but at least for Sunday, it was Isaiah Spiller who saw a healthy amount of complementary snaps. The undrafted rookie free agent hasn't done much despite a solid preseason, one which ultimately helped him make the final 53-man roster.

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  • Chargers' Isaiah Spiller: Sees second-string snaps in win

    Spiller carried the ball twice for seven yards in the 28-24 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

    Spiller wound up playing 16 snaps compared to Elijah Dotson's one, so for at least one game, it appears as if the 2022 fourth-round pick might have moved up the depth chart somewhat. Austin Ekeler (ankle) seems like he could be closer to returning, which would in turn bump Joshua Kelley and everyone else down a peg in terms of playing time.

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  • Chargers' Quentin Johnston: Limited snaps again

    Johnston caught two of his three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Vikings.

    For a third consecutive week the 2023 first-round pick played under 25 percent of the total team snaps. It appears as though Johnston will need at least one injury ahead of him on the depth chart to get any sort of sizable workload, but with Mike Williams slated for an MRI on Monday after injuring his knee in Sunday's win, that opportunity could come sooner rather than later.

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  • Chargers' Joshua Palmer: May be stepping into increased role

    Palmer recorded four receptions on seven targets for 66 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Vikings.

    Palmer saw four targets in the first half, but his involvement was overshadowed by a lost fumble that set up a field goal for the Vikings. That changed with eight minutes left in the game when he caught a ball tipped off the hands of Vikings corner Akayleb Evans for a game-winning 30-yard touchdown catch. Earlier in the game, Mike Williams suffered a knee injury that could keep him sidelined for further game action, which would in turn shift Palmer up the depth chart along with rookie pass catcher Quentin Johnston.

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  • Chargers' Joshua Kelley: Struggles again as lead back

    Kelley rushed the ball 11 times for 12 yards in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Vikings. He added one reception for five yards.

    Kelley had the opportunity to serve as the Chargers' lead back for the second consecutive week with Austin Ekeler (ankle) sidelined. His poor performance in Week 2 was excused due to a tough matchup against the Titans, though Sunday's effort was disastrous with the Vikings being an exploitable unit. After ripping off 91 yards in Week 1 as the complementary back, Kelley has combined to gain only 51 yards on 24 carries as the starter in two games since. Even if Ekeler remains sidelined in Week 4 against the Raiders, there's a possibility that Kelley won't have the backfield to himself.

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  • Chargers' Justin Herbert: Lights up Vikings

    Herbert completed 40 of 47 passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Vikings.

    There has been no sign of the Chargers run-heavy game plan from Week 1 of late, as Herbert topped 40 pass attempts for the second consecutive game. He also topped 400 passing yards for the first time in his career, highlighted by eight completions of at least 20 yards -- one more than he had on the season entering Sunday's contest. New offensive coordinator Kellen Moore promised more downfield passing this offseason, and it certainly appears that he's willing to put games into Herbert's hands.

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  • Chargers' Mike Williams: Scheduled for MRI on knee

    Williams is slated to undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the knee injury he suffered in the Chargers' 28-24 win over the Vikings on Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Per Pelissero, Williams rode a cart to the bus at U.S. Bank Stadium following the contest with his left leg in a brace. If the wideout is forced to miss time beyond Week 3, Joshua Palmer and Quentin Johnston would see added opportunities going forward alongside Keenan Allen. Prior to his exit Sunday, Williams caught seven of his eight targets for 121 yards and a TD.

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  • Chargers' Keenan Allen: Massive volume in win

    Allen recorded 18 receptions on 20 targets for 215 yards in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Vikings. He also threw for a 49-yard touchdown.

    Allen's monstrous line unsurprisingly set career-best marks in both receptions and yards in a single game. He did that on impressive volume, but he also managed five catches of more than 20 yards -- a particularly impressive mark given that he had only seven such plays across 10 games in 2022. Allen also contributed to the win in unexpected ways, as he tossed a 49-yard touchdown to Mike Williams midway through the third quarter. The Chargers have shown a willingness to be more aggressive with their passing attack early on this season, and Allen has benefitted by now seeing at least nine targets in all three games.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 108.0
Def. 113.7


Player Injury
A. Ekeler RB Austin Ekeler RB Ankle
D. James FS Derwin James FS Hamstring
M. Williams WR Mike Williams WR Knee - ACL
E. Kendricks MLB Eric Kendricks MLB Hamstring
C. Hinton DL Christopher Hinton DL Back

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