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November 8, 2019 05:04 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Unable to do much
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa picked up a meager two tackles (one solo) in the 26-24 loss Thursday to the Raiders.

This certainly wasn't the type of game Bosa fantasy owners were hoping for, as the fearsome pass rusher played second fiddle to teammate Melvin Ingram during the few opportunities in which Raiders quarterback Derek Carr held the ball too long. While Ingram registered two sacks, Bosa was still disruptive, at one point shedding two blockers to make an excellent tackle behind the line of scrimmage on a critical second-half run, but he didn't do enough to make a meaningful impact in the box score.

November 4, 2019 01:16 AM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Dominant once more
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa recorded four tackles, 1.5 sacks and four quarterback hits in the 26-11 win Sunday over the Packers.

Bosa and fellow defensive end Melvin Ingram effectively held the Packers to zero points in the first half, as the dynamic pass-rushing duo completely neutralized what was regarded as one of the better offensive lines entering Sunday. Relying on his trademark strength and agility, Bosa whipped around the edge on multiple occasions to force quarterback Aaron Rodgers back into the middle of the pocket, or outright finessed his way into the interior for an easy quarterback takedown of his own. After recording just 2.5 sacks through six games, the elder Bosa now has 5.5 sacks in the past three contests and figures to be in for another lucrative venture against the Raiders in Week 10.

October 29, 2019 11:32 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Electric performance Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa recorded seven tackles, four tackles for a loss and two sacks across 88 snaps in Sunday's win over the Bears.

Bosa was making plays all over the field Sunday, including a pivotal sack late in the fourth quarter with the Bears driving into field-goal range. While his brother Nick is garnering all the attention at the moment, Bosa is quietly putting together an equally impressive campaign. He now has 28 tackles (10 for a loss), seven sacks and a forced fumble across eight games while playing in 86 percent of the team's defensive snaps.

October 21, 2019 02:28 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Generates two sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa recorded six tackles (four solo), two sacks and a forced fumble in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Titans.

Bosa disrupted Ryan Tannehill's debut for the Titans, although the Chargers were unable to recover the fumble Bosa forced. The fourth-year pro continues to be one of the league's top pass rushers with five sacks through seven games.

October 15, 2019 02:20 AM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Nets five tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa picked up five tackles (two solo) in the 24-17 loss Sunday to the Steelers.

Yet another early first-half deficit meant that the Steelers could rely on a steady dose of running backs James Conner and Benny Snell, either on the ground or through short passes, essentially negating Bosa's ability to dominate the trenches. It should be a little easier for the formidable pass rusher to get going against a Titans offense that could wind up starting Ryan Tannehill this Sunday.

October 8, 2019 09:56 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Another sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa recorded four tackles (all solo) and a sack across 55 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

Bosa added another sack to the stat sheet Sunday, a clutch takedown halfway through the fourth quarter in a one-possession game. With Melvin Ingram (hamstring) still on the mend, Bosa will likely take on more double teams, which could diminish his stat line.

September 30, 2019 01:04 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Nets another half-sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa picked up three tackles (one solo) and a half-sack in the 30-10 win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

Bosa worked in tandem with rookie Jerry Tillery to secure his second consecutive week with a half-sack, collapsing the pocket on an escaping Josh Rosen. With Melvin Ingram (hamstring) potentially set to miss some time, Bosa will likely need to step up in order to create more havoc along opposing team's offensive line.

September 24, 2019 06:52 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Continues good start to 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa recorded a pair of tackles (one solo) and a half-sack in Sunday's 27-20 loss to Houston.

Bosa continues to be a solid presence on the Chargers' defensive line in the early stages of the 2019 season, finishing Week 3 with 1.5 tackles for loss. He also recorded a pair of hits on Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. For Bosa to maximize his value in IDP formats, the 24-year-old must continue pressuring opposing quarterbacks like he did Sunday, and if he does that, Bosa's sack numbers should return to where they were during his rookie and sophomore seasons.

September 17, 2019 05:52 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Nets six tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa registered six tackles (two solo) in the 13-10 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

It's a bit surprising the Chargers never recorded a sack despite Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford attempting 30 passes, but Bosa was still a wrecking ball in the run game. He should have a more lucrative option on the horizon in the form of the Texans' banged-up offensive line during a Week 3 home matchup.

September 9, 2019 12:20 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Picks up sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa registered eight tackles (five solo), a sack and two quarterback hits in the win Sunday over the Colts.

Bosa was back to his usual quarterback-destructive ways Sunday, knifing through the Colts' excellent offensive line on a number of occasions. The 24-year-old remains one of the best overall defensive ends in the league, capable of handling his own in the running game as well as the pass, and has recorded 29.5 sacks in 36 regular-season games to date.

May 28, 2019 09:56 AM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Still notices foot soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa still has some soreness in his foot, but it hasn't limited his participation in OTAs, Joe Reedy of The Associated Press reports. "It's not causing a limp or anything. It's just something I notice," Bosa said. "It's been getting better all offseason, so I could definitely see by camp or maybe even next year where it kind of starts fading away. Once you get into season, it gets pretty intense, so we'll see."

Bosa injured his left foot during training camp last year and missed the first nine games of the regular season. He returned for the final seven weeks to finish with 23 tackles (18 solo) and 5.5 sacks, adding another sack in two playoff appearances. Bosa is hopeful to make a full recovery at some point this summer, but he also acknowledged the possibility that the foot injury will be something he needs to manage all season.

April 23, 2019 11:08 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Tabbed with fifth-year option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chargers have exercised the fifth-year option on Bosa's contract, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

With 134 tackles (101 solo) and 28.5 sacks in 35 career games, Bosa has shown no real weakness aside from durability. There's been no report of his 2018 foot injury lingering into the offseason, and he's now under contract at a discount price through 2020. The third overall pick from the 2016 NFL Draft will celebrate his 24th birthday in July.

January 15, 2019 07:32 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Held in check during playoff loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa did not record a sack in Sunday's divisional-round loss to the Patriots.

Thus concludes Bosa's third season in the NFL, one marred by injuries and tentative return dates. After missing the first 10 games of the regular season with a preseason foot injury that was initially deemed "minor," Bosa proceeded to wreak havoc on the quarterback, tallying six sacks in the subsequent nine games. Given the Chargers aren't expected to lose many, if any, of their key starters during the offseason, a healthy campaign could very well see Bosa repeating his 2017 numbers, in which he recorded 70 tackles and 12 sacks.

December 25, 2018 09:56 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Adds to sack total
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa tallied two tackles and a half-sack during Saturday's loss to the Ravens.

Bosa was extremely close to getting another sack, but quick-footed quarterback Lamar Jackson did his best Houdini impression and instinctively evaded Bosa in the pocket in a way few quarterbacks in league history could ever do. The stud defensive end has nonetheless gotten at least a share of a sack in four of six games since returning from a foot injury that cost him the first nine games of the 2018 season. Look for Bosa to remain a force to be reckoned with in both real life and IDP circles when the Chargers reconvene for a Week 17 regular-season finale against a solid Broncos offensive line.

December 5, 2018 12:24 AM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Another sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa recorded six tackles (four solo) and a sack across 57 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Steelers.

Bosa continues to work his way back into the rotation after missing the first 10 weeks of the season with a foot injury. After only seeing 31 and 33 snaps in his first two games respectively, Bosa's snap count jumped to 57 on Sunday night. Look for the snap counts to continue to increase, leaving a good chance for more sacks down the road.

November 26, 2018 04:04 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: First two sacks of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa (foot) recorded five tackles (three solo) and two sacks in the 45-10 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

It appears as if Bosa is fully healthy, as the defensive end terrorized quarterback Josh Rosen throughout the game, recording the only two sacks of the contest. He'll face a far more difficult task next week against Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers.

November 21, 2018 07:24 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Practices in full Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa (foot) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Bosa finally appears to have fully recovered from a foot injury sustained in early August. The 23-year-old made his 2018 debut last week in a rotational role, and is on track to retake his normal starting workload against the Cardinals on Sunday. Now back to full health, Bosa will line up opposite Melvin Ingram and shore up the edge of Los Angeles' defensive line.

November 21, 2018 03:36 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Will start Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Anthony Lynn said that Bosa (foot) will start against the Cardinals on Sunday, Eric D. Williams of reports.

Bosa made his 2018 debut during Sunday's loss to the Broncos, but played only 31 of 56 defensive snaps and served as a backup to Melvin Ingram and Damion Square. The 2016 first-round pick did not suffer a setback during the Week 11 loss, and finally appears to have gotten healthy enough to return to his role as a starter. With Bosa returning to the starting lineup Week 12 against the Cardinals, Square will revert to his position as a backup.

November 19, 2018 06:04 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Foot remains 'a little sore'
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Anthony Lynn said Bosa's left foot is "a little sore" following Sunday's 23-22 loss to the Broncos, Eric D. Williams of reports.

Making his season debut Sunday, Bosa notched one solo tackle and no other stats on 31 (of 56) defensive snaps. Lynn relayed Bosa played a bit more than the expected 20 such snaps and emerged from the game "fine." Bosa is expected to increase his workload this coming Sunday against the Cardinals, but first he'll have to manage some residual discomfort in his left foot.

November 18, 2018 03:06 PM
Chargers' Joey Bosa: Ready for season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bosa (foot) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Eric D. Williams of reports.

Bosa returned to practice this week as a limited participant and received a questionable tag, but he was expected to be available for his season debut Sunday. Given the extensive layoff, the 23-year-old isn't expected to carry a full snap share, with his workload likely to depend how he feels early in the contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016San Diego Chargers124129.01210.5000.0000
2017Los Angeles Chargers167054.01612.5000.0001
2018Los Angeles Chargers72318.055.5000.0000
2019Los Angeles Chargers104831.0178.5000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016San Diego Chargers1200100000
2017Los Angeles Chargers1600401010
2018Los Angeles Chargers700001010
2019Los Angeles Chargers1000100000
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