Phillips' rise in playing time has coincided with the Chargers' tendency to use their safeties more, often times subbing out their secondary linebackers to give more speed against the run. While the approach hasn't always been successful, it's been a boon for IDP owners wise enough to take advantage, with Phillips and Jahleel Addae (eight tackles) seeing more opportunities in recent weeks. With the Chargers on a bye next week, Phillips will get a chance to continue the trend in Week 10 against the Jaguars.
Phillips (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Phillips plays mainly in a special teams role, but he's still managed to rack up 15 tackles (12 solo) and an interception through six games. Until he can see an increase in his snap count, though, don't think of him as an IDP threat.
Phillips was initially diagnosed with then neck injury after departing Sunday's game against the Raiders, but further tests revealed that he suffered a concussion as well. As a reserve in the secondary, Phillips won't be in store for a sizable role in the Week 7 matchup with the Broncos even if he's able to pass through all phases of the protocol in the coming days.
Phillips is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders with a neck injury.
Phillips appeared to collide with teammate Jatavis Brown when converging on a tackle and subsequently exited with the neck injury. Rayshawn Jenkins would likely see an increased workload if Phillips is unable to return, but he was able to walk off the field under his own power.
|12||11/23/17||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ KC||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||10||41||34.0||7||0||1||4||4.0||4||0||3|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||10||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|