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2021 Receiving

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Top Jalen Guyton News

  • Chargers' Jalen Guyton: Incredibly inefficient in loss

    Guyton caught just one of his five targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 34-6 loss to the Ravens.

    For the first time all season the Chargers passing attack, particularly Mike Williams and Keenan Allen, was completely stifled, which allowed for Guyton to get an usually high five targets. The lack of efficiency with those opportunities likely has more to do with numerous uncatchable passes thrown by Justin Herbert and less of an indictment on Guyton, but it's obviously a difficult line nevertheless. The Chargers will lick their wounds heading into a Week 7 bye before returning to play Oct. 31 against the Patriots.

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  • Chargers' Jalen Guyton: Critical catch in win

    Guyton tallied two receptions (on three targets) for 35 yards in Sunday's 47-42 win over the Browns.

    Guyton continues to see plenty of snaps but simply hasn't been a major factor. Known more for his speed rather than his strength, Guyton showcased the latter on a nifty 21-yard reception in the second half but was otherwise hardly used. Given the Chargers' narrow passing tree, it's hard to imagine Guyton emerging as a reliable fantasy option most weeks.

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  • Chargers' Jalen Guyton: Does little in win

    Guyton caught one of his two targets for nine yards and also registered two carries for 20 yards in the 28-14 win over the Raiders on Monday.

    Guyton once again saw a healthy 42 offensive snaps, whereas No. 4 wideout, Josh Palmer, saw a paltry seven total, but the speedy option once again did little with the playing time. After seeing five targets in Week 1, Guyton has more carries (four) than catches (three) over the last three weeks, essentially reverting back to his 2020 days as an offensive decoy.

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  • Chargers' Jalen Guyton: Carries once Sunday

    Guyton didn't catch his lone target but rushed once for three yards in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Chiefs.

    Guyton handled 41 offensive snaps (62 percent) but couldn't beat out Mike Williams, Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler for a piece of the target pie. The 24-year-old has deep-threat appeal and could be used on gadget plays, but he's not a dependable fantasy option.

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  • Chargers' Jalen Guyton: Just two receptions

    Guyton caught his two targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Chargers.

    It was a disappointing outing for Guyton after emerging as the team's third wideout in the Week 1 win. Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Austin Ekeler combined for 260 of the 338 total receiving yards, so the lack of opportunities could easily be attributed to the trio's brilliance. It might be difficult for Guyton to break out against a Chiefs defense that has done a good job limiting big plays from the passing game this season.

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  • Chargers' Jalen Guyton: Emerges as No. 3 wideout

    Guyton caught three of his five targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 20-16 victory over Washington.

    Guyton, not Josh Palmer, was clearly the team's No. 3 wideout behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams as the speedy wideout was a certifiable threat for quarterback Justin Herbert in the intermediate level. Underutilized as simply a speed decoy in Anthony Lynn's offensive system, Guyton could be poised to actually make good on his large number of snaps on a week-to-week basis.

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  • Chargers' Jalen Guyton: All cleared for Week 1

    Guyton (leg) was not listed on the Week 1 injury report Wednesday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    Guyton missed most of the final week of training camp with a leg injury, but the speedy wide receiver appears to be past the issue. It'll be interesting to see how much Guyton plays after the 24-year-old lost a training-camp battle to rookie Josh Palmer for the team's No. 3 wideout role.

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  • Chargers' Jalen Guyton: Sitting out practice Wednesday

    Guyton (leg) remains sidelined for Wednesday's practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    The Chargers haven't released any information at this point as to the severity of the leg injury that forced Guyton off the practice field Tuesday, but his exclusion from Wednesday's practice indicates a night's rest wasn't enough to get him back on the field. Look for a proper timetable to form once the coaching staff speaks on the issue.

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  • Chargers' Jalen Guyton: Dealing with leg injury

    Guyton suffered an upper leg injury during Tuesday's practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    The specifics of the issue remain unclear, though Guyton was seen getting his upper leg wrapped at Tuesday's practice. The 24-year-old caught 28 passes for 511 yards and three touchdowns last season and is competing for the No. 3 job at wide receiver with Tyron Johnson and Josh Palmer.

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  • Chargers' Jalen Guyton: Breaks off 39-yard catch

    Guyton caught his lone target for 39 yards in Sunday's 15-10 preseason loss to the Chargers.

    Guyton ended up leading the Chargers in receiving yards despite making just one catch, as he was the only receiver able to break through the 49ers' tight coverage in this exhibition. The third-year wideout currently is battling for the vacant No. 3 WR job, so Sunday's big play should help his bid. Expect things to remain competitive between Guyton, Tyron Johnson and rookie Josh Palmer heading into the Chargers' third preseason tilt against the Seahawks on Saturday.

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  • Chargers' Jalen Guyton: Returns to practice

    Guyton (undisclosed) practiced Friday, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    Guyton has been out since Tuesday, but the team declined to list an exact injury so it always seemed like the speedy wideout would return to practice relatively soon. The 24-year-old is in a heated battle for the No. 3 role with Tyron Johnson and rookie Josh Palmer.

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  • Chargers' Jalen Guyton: Out with undisclosed injury

    Guyton didn't practice Wednesday due to an unspecified injury, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    Guyton left Tuesday's practice after one-on-one drills, so it's not a surprise that the speedy wideout was unavailable Wednesday. Head coach Brandon Staley waved off any sort of concern regarding the injury, suggesting the team was just being cautious with Guyton.

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  • Chargers' Jalen Guyton: Falling behind for No. 3 job

    Guyton has been outplayed by Josh Palmer and Tyron Johnson (foot) through the first week of training camp, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    The three are competing to be the Chargers' No. 3 receiver, a role Guyton handled for most of last season, though he drew only 55 targets on 920 offensive snaps. While the team could get its third wideout more involved now that TE Hunter Henry is gone, the role still figures to entail a lot of blocking and clear-out routes. The blocking responsibilities might work in Guyton's favor, but Johnson is probably the better deep threat and Palmer is the only one the Chargers really have an investment in as a rookie third-round pick.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 212 lbs
Birthplace: Allen, TX
Age: 24
Class: Sophomore