Inman caught 5-of-9 targets for 65 yards and a touchdown Sunday in Jacksonville. The second-year receiver out of Virginia has been asked to play a bigger role in recent weeks due to injuries to other Chargers receivers, and Inman rewarded the coaching staff's trust in him with his second touchdown of the season in this one. With Malcolm Floyd (shoulder) still less than 100 percent, Inman trails only Stevie Johnson on quarterback Philip Rivers' priority list when it comes to wide receivers. The added attention is nice, but Inman may not have the skills to post a repeat performance against an elite Broncos defense next week.
Inman had three receptions on five targets for 51 yards in Sunday's loss versus the Chiefs. Inman and Javontee Herndon have been thrust into prominent roles in San Diego's passing attack with the injuries to Keenan Allen and Malcolm Floyd, and they have both played reasonably well. In this game, Inman's 51 receiving yards were second on the team to Stevie Johnson on a day when Philip Rivers and the entire offense struggle mightily. Look for Inman to put up some nice numbers next week against a beatable Jaguars secondary.
Inman caught one pass off of two targets for 10 yards in Sunday's loss to Baltimore. Inman has been buried a bit on San Diego's depth chart, appearing in just 43 percent of the team's offensive snaps in 2015, according to Pro Football Focus, and ranking eighth on the team in catches with nine. He may warrant monitoring, however, in the aftermath of Keenan Allen's season ending injury as each Chargers' receiver is likely to slide up a spot on the depth chart. Inman is likely to see the field in most three-wide sets and only the Texans have thrown the ball more times per game than San Diego this season.
Inman had three receptions (on seven targets) for 18 yards and a touchdown on Sunday at Green Bay. The Bolts threw the ball a ton on Sunday, so Inman was able to make a few plays, but he remains pretty low on the depth chart, even with Stevie Johnson injured. Keenan Allen, Malcom Floyd, Antonio Gates, and Ladarius Green all figure to get more looks than Inman every week, so consistent production cannot be assumed.
Chargers wide receiver Dontrelle Inman had three receptions on five targets for 88 yards in Sunday's win against the Browns after both Malcom Floyd and Stevie Johnson had to exit the game with injuries. Floyd suffered a concussion and Johnson pulled a hamstring in this game, leaving Keenan Allen and Inman the only two healthy wide receivers for the afternoon. Inman knows the offense and has performed well in spot duty before, so he should be productive if he forced to play a larger role in the coming weeks, but the injuries to Floyd and Johnson obviously need to be monitored closely.
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