Los Angeles Chargers

Stadium: StubHub Center | Coach: Anthony Lynn
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense3rd116.0 (11th)329.0 (3rd)
Defense9th95.0 (14th)232.5 (13th)
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37Addae, Jahleel DB5-101951/24/19906Central Michigan
13Allen, Keenan WR6-22114/27/19926California
72Barksdale, Joe T6-53261/4/19888LSU
12Benjamin, Travis WR5-1017512/29/19897Miami (FL)
99Bosa, Joey DE6-52807/11/19953Ohio State
57Brown, Jatavis OLB5-112212/18/19943Akron
80Culkin, Sean TE6-52556/11/19932Missouri
43Davis, Michael CB6-21951/6/19952BYU
11Davis, Geremy WR6-32111/10/19924Connecticut
48Dzubnar, Nick LB6-12408/15/19914Cal Poly-S.L.O.
30Ekeler, Austin RB5-102005/17/19952Western State (Colo.)
56Ellerbee, Emmanuel LB6-123511/20/1996RRice
51Emanuel, Kyle LB6-32508/16/19914North Dakota State
36Facyson, Brandon DB6-21979/8/1994RVirginia Tech
66Feeney, Dan G6-43105/29/19942Indiana
85Gates, Antonio TE6-42556/18/198016Kent State
28Gordon, Melvin RB6-12154/13/19934Wisconsin
88Green, Virgil TE6-52558/3/19888Nevada
26Hayward, Casey DB5-111929/9/19897Vanderbilt
86Henry, Hunter TE6-525012/7/19943Arkansas
54Ingram, Melvin DE6-22474/26/19897South Carolina
33James, Derwin DB6-22158/3/1996RFlorida State
23Jenkins, Rayshawn DB6-22201/25/19942Miami (FL)
91Jones, Justin DT6-33098/28/1996RNorth Carolina State
89Jones, J.J. WR5-1017312/6/1992RWest Georgia
8Kaser, Drew P6-22062/11/19933Texas A&M
20King, Desmond DB5-1020012/14/19942Iowa
77Lamp, Forrest G6-43102/20/19942Western Kentucky
46Landrum, Chris DE6-22459/14/19923Jacksonville State
90McGill, T.Y. DT6-029911/23/19924North Carolina State
92Mebane, Brandon DT6-13111/15/198512California
38Newsome, Detrez RB5-102103/6/1994RWestern Carolina
42Nwosu, Uchenna LB6-225112/28/1996RUSC
76Okung, Russell T6-531010/7/19879Oklahoma State
52Perryman, Denzel LB5-1124012/5/19924Miami (FL)
31Phillips, Adrian DB5-112103/28/19924Texas
93Philon, Darius DE6-13001/22/19944Arkansas
53Pouncey, Mike C6-52987/24/19898Florida
61Quessenberry, Scott C6-43103/23/1995RUCLA
17Rivers, Philip QB6-522812/8/198115North Carolina State
98Rochell, Isaac DE6-42804/22/19951Notre Dame
75Schofield, Michael G6-630111/15/19905Michigan
68Scott, Trenton T6-53201/25/1994RGrambling State
3Smith, Geno QB6-322110/10/19906West Virginia
71Square, Damion DT6-22932/6/19896Alabama
6Sturgis, Caleb K5-91928/9/19896Florida
69Tevi, Sam T6-531511/15/19942Utah
64Toner, Cole T6-53003/13/19942Harvard
34Watt, Derek FB6-223411/7/19923Wisconsin
44White, Kyzir LB6-22183/24/1996RWest Virginia
16Williams, Tyrell WR6-42052/12/19924Western Oregon
81Williams, Mike WR6-422010/4/19942Clemson
24Williams, Trevor CB5-111919/15/19933Penn State
47Windt, Mike LS6-12375/29/19869Cincinnati
Injured Players
60Crabtree, Zachary (IR) T6-73109/16/1994ROklahoma State
60DeBoer, Dillon (IR) C6-53007/26/1994RFlorida Atlantic
59Hekking, Brock (IR) LB6-325010/6/19912Nevada
70Johnstone, Tyler (IR) T6-53019/29/1992ROregon
29Mager, Craig (IR) CB5-112006/11/19923Texas State
42Roberts, Austin (IR) TE6-223012/3/1995RUCLA
10Scott, Artavis (IR) WR5-1119512/12/19941Clemson
22Verrett, Jason (IR) DB5-101886/18/19915TCU
27Watkins, Jaylen (IR) DB5-1119411/27/19914Florida
Practice Squad
97Afriyie, Pat DE6-22407/20/1996RColgate
84Cantrell, Dylan WR6-32266/29/1994RTexas Tech
 Duarte, Thomas TE6-22413/30/19952UCLA
45Hendy, A.J. DB6-02064/8/19931Maryland
59Hines, D'Juan LB6-12309/13/1994RHouston
 Jackson, Justin RB5-111904/22/1996RNorthwestern
 Jones, Cardale QB6-52509/29/19923Ohio State
15Patton, Andre WR6-22005/28/19941Rutgers
70Richardson, Steven DT6-02922/28/1996RMinnesota
Suspended Players
94Liuget, Corey DT6-23003/18/19908Illinois
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Position Listing
Geno Smith
Smith is expected to be named the backup quarterback after a preseason battle for the role with Cardale Jones, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

The 2013 second-round pick completed four of his six attempts for 16 yards in Thursday's 23-21 preseason win over the 49ers; hardly eye-popping totals, but the performance was evidently enough to solidify Smith's position as the No. 2 QB on the depth chart. Smith would be an intriguing fantasy option situated alongside a plethora of talented weapons such as Keenan Allen and Melvin Gordon, but given Philip Rivers has never missed a game since taking over as the starter 13 years ago, it's somewhat unlikely he'll get that opportunity in 2018.

Kyle Emanuel
No Updates
Melvin Gordon
Gordon (neck) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

This accounts for the unspecified upper-body injury Gordon suffered during the fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-20 win over the Bills. His full participation Wednesday suggests he'll be fine for a difficult Week 3 contest against the Rams.

Cardale Jones
The Chargers are cutting Jones loose, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Chargers initially kept three QBs on the 53-man roster but have ultimately settled on Philip Rivers and Geno Smith. The team may try to sign Jones to its practice squad.

Denzel Perryman
Perryman tallied four tackles (two solo) in Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Chiefs.

The fourth-year linebacker didn't do much in this contest, as the Chiefs used a plethora of movement in and around the line of scrimmage to force their opposition to run from sideline to sideline. Perryman did leave the game at one point with what appeared to be a lower back injury, but the 24-year-old managed to return to the game. Perryman's much-maligned injury history makes him a risky IDP option at best, but he'll have a fantastic matchup against the Bills in Week 2.

Nick Dzubnar
Dzubnar (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, ESPN reports.

The special teams stud went down in Week 4 with a knee injury, but the specifics of which are unclear. DT Damion Square was activated to take his place on the Chargers' active roster.

Pat Afriyie
No Updates
Travis Benjamin
Benjamin (foot) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

When healthy enough to play, Benjamin has the speed to break off the occasional big play, but weekly volume figures to be an issue for him with Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Tyrell Williams also on the Chargers' wideout depth chart.

Foot - Limited Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 3 at L.A. Rams
Antonio Gates
Gates (illness) sat out Wednesday's practice.

Gates should recover in time to suit up Sunday against the Rams, but with just two targets through the Chargers' first two games, the veteran tight end is off the fantasy radar until or unless he recaptures his previous red-zone chemistry with QB Philip Rivers.

Illness - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 3 at L.A. Rams
Tyrell Williams
Williams caught all three of his targets for 48 yards in the 31-20 win over the Bills on Sunday.

Williams surpassed his Week 1 receiving totals Sunday, but that's hardly a positive sign for fantasy owners as the fourth-year wide receiver has put together a modest 56 yards through two weeks. Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen once again received the largest share of the targets, relegating Williams to merely the fourth or fifth receiving option. And given Mike Williams continues to make waves, this time catching his first touchdown pass, it remains to be seen if Tyrell can wiggle his way back into prominence in the Chargers' explosive offense.

Jason Verrett
Verrett (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Verrett tore his Achilles last week, and with the cornerback now officially on injured reserve, his season is over. It's another dose of bad luck for the young corner, who is coming of a torn ACL in Week 1 of the 2017 season and will now have appeared in just five games since the start of the 2016 season.

Achilles - Injured Reserve
Corey Liuget
Liuget (suspension) left Saturday's preseason game against the Saints with a minor undisclosed injury, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

The Chargers exercised caution with Liuget by pulling him out of the game. He faces a four-game ban for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs to start the season, so there's little chance the injury will linger into Week 5.

Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 vs. Oakland
Austin Ekeler
Ekeler compiled 11 rushes for 77 yards and three catches (on three targets) for 21 yards during Sunday's 31-20 victory at Buffalo.

As an undrafted rookie last season, Ekeler surpassed 90 scrimmage yards just one time, despite cranking out 7.3 yards per touch. He hasn't been lacking for opportunity this year, though, totaling 24 touches through two games. Ekeler earned six of them after Melvin Gordon left this contest with 11:56 remaining in the fourth quarter. If Gordon's health is impacted moving forward, Ekeler would be the main beneficiary out of the Chargers backfield.

Emmanuel Ellerbee
No Updates
Caleb Sturgis
Sturgis connected on his only field-goal attempt and also made all four of his extra-point attempts in the 31-20 win over the Bills on Sunday.

Sturgis' lone field-goal attempt was from 24 yards, so he obviously wasn't asked to do too much in this contest. With a difficult Week 3 matchup against the Rams on tap, Sturgis might struggle to see many kicking opportunities once again.

Forrest Lamp
Lamp is expected to play in the Chargers' next preseason contest against the 49ers, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Thursday will be Lamp's first in-game action since tearing his ACL during the 2017 preseason, an injury which ruined the guard's rookie campaign. The 24-year-old is expected to act as a swing lineman as he continues to work back into shape for the regular season.

Melvin Ingram
Ingram recorded four tackles (three solo), including 1.5 sacks, in Sunday's 31-20 win over the Bills.

Ingram had a poor showing in Week 1 against the Chiefs, securing just a single tackle. His 1.5 sacks are more in line with what we've come to expect from him over the past three years, where he's averaged over nine sacks per season. He'll look to get after Jared Goff in Week 3 as the Chargers face off against the Rams.

Rayshawn Jenkins
Jenkins is listed as the starting free safety on the team's first unofficial depth chart of the season, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

2018 first-round pick, Derwin James, had been held out of training camp the first week due to a hamstring injury, which likely prompted the surprising depth chart alignment. So long as James remains healthy the rest of the preseason, Jenkins is expected to be relegated to a situational "box safety," a role he performed admirably in 2017.

Kyzir White
White recorded six tackles (three solo) in the 38-28 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

The rookie outside linebacker got the start over Jatavis Brown and promptly tied for the team lead in tackles, playing in 79 percent of the team's defensive snaps. White was one of many young players to stand out during the preseason for the Chargers and will try to carry that success into Week 2 against the Bills.

Dillon DeBoer
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 3 at L.A. Rams
Dan Feeney
No Updates
Michael Davis
No Updates
Brock Hekking
Hekking spent the 2016 season on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury.

Hekking was waived with an injury designation by the Chargers and placed on IR after he cleared waivers. He'll look to remain healthy and catch on as a depth linebacker and special teams player in 2017.

Foot - Questionable for Week 3 at L.A. Rams
Chris Landrum
Landrum (shoulder) reverted to injured reserve Wednesday.

Landrum hurt his shoulder in training camp and wasn't available for either of the Chargers' first two preseason games. He's likely stuck on IR all season unless he agrees to an injury settlement.

A.J. Hendy
No Updates
Jatavis Brown
Brown is likely to contend for a starting job this season, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.

Still just 24 years old, Brown is coming off a disappointing, injury-plagued 2017 campaign in which he recorded just 79 tackles and failed to register a single sack. However, the third-year player appears to be entering the new season in better shape, looking "thicker" than he has in the past thanks to a change in his diet. Brown's speed and lateral quickness are tantalizing qualities for a defense that isn't known for its quickness, but he'll certainly have plenty of competition for a starting role, as the Chargers opted to bring back utility linebacker Nick Dzubnar and selected Uchenna Nwosu in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Given Denzel Perryman, the nominal starting inside linebacker, has yet to play a full 16-game season in his career, Brown could still have value in IDP leagues even if he's unable to win a starting job out of training camp.

Cole Toner
Toner (undisclosed) was released from the Patriots practice squad/injured list after agreeing to an injury settlement Monday, per the league's official transaction log.

Toner, whose injury situation remains behind closed doors, is now free to sign a contract with another organization.

Derwin James
James recorded eight tackles (seven solo), including a sack, and one pass defensed in Sunday's 31-20 win over the Bills.

James has now recorded two sacks in as many games. His eight tackles were a marked improvement over his three-tackle performance in Week 1. Thus far, the first-round safety has showcased the talent that made him a top-20 selection. Looking ahead, James and the rest of the Chargers defense will have their hands full in next week's tilt against the Rams.

Geremy Davis
Davis was not listed among the Chargers roster cuts, thus locking in his spot on the 53-man roster.

Davis had made the Chargers roster the previous two seasons, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise to see the 26-year-old on the team once again. Davis will act as depth at the wide receiver position, but with a plethora of players above him on the depth chart, he's unlikely to draw much fantasy consideration.

Damion Square
Jefferson (groin) is nearing a return to action at training camp, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Jefferson had sports hernia surgery in the latter portion of June, and it appears the Ravens are exercising caution before fully deploying him in training camp. Although head coach John Harbaugh held him out of practice again Friday, he did indicate that Jefferson is ready to go. The 25-year-old played the first four seasons of his career with the Cardinals before signing with the Ravens over the offseason. He tallied 96 tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles across 15 games last season. Barring any setbacks, he projects to be the Week 1 starter at free safety.

Brandon Facyson
No Updates
Jaylen Watkins
Watkins (knee) is scheduled for an MRI on Sunday, Jack Wang of The Press-Enterprise reports.

Watkins is battling for snaps with the Chargers, but he'll likely settle for a special teams role if he makes the 53-man roster. A serious injury would derail those plans altogether, though. The results of his evaluation should be available in the next day or two.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Drew Kaser
No Updates
Tyler Johnstone
D'Juan Hines
No Updates
Sam Tevi
No Updates
Russell Okung
Okung exited Saturday's preseason game against the Saints with a minor undisclosed injury, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Okung is tasked with protecting Philip Rivers' blindside, so the Chargers were taking no chances. The nature of his injury is still unclear, but he should be ready for Week 1 against the Chiefs.

Casey Hayward
Hayward left Tuesday's practice with an apparent hamstring injury, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

While covering teammate Mike Williams on a go route, Hayward pulled up and grabbed at his hamstring. Since signing with the Chargers during the 2016 offseason, Hayward has put together back-to-back second-team All-Pro campaigns, accumulating 98 tackles and 11 interceptions without missing a game. Due to his prowess as an IDP, this potential injury could hinder his prospects to begin the regular season.

Zachary Crabtree
Crabtree (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve, per the league's official transaction log.

Crabtree was waived with an undisclosed injury Tuesday and is likely stuck on IR through the end of the league year, barring an injury settlement.

Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Joey Bosa
Bosa (foot), who is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills, is expected to be sidelined into October, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn suggested a few days earlier that Bosa would be sidelined for "the next couple weeks" after the star defensive end was diagnosed with a bone bruise in his left foot when he met with Dr. Robert Anderson on Wednesday. It appears Lynn's estimation of the extent of Bosa's injury may have been a tad generous, with the timeline Schefter offered implying the 23-year-old's recovery may sit in the 3-to-4-week range, if not longer. Either way, the Chargers likely won't be able to pinpoint a target date for Bosa's return until he's able to practice in some capacity. While Bosa is sidelined, Isaac Rochell will likely be the primary beneficiary of increased snaps opposite Melvin Ingram.

Foot - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Out for Week 3 at L.A. Rams
T.Y. McGill
McGill was claimed by the Chargers on Wednesday, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports.

McGill has embraced the journeyman role thus far during his four-year NFL career. It's unlikely to expect that the Chargers have any great plans for McGill other than him being a big body to help out during practice. McGill's value could wind up being on special teams as the season progresses.

Philip Rivers
Rivers completed 23 of 27 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 31-20 victory versus the Bills.

The Chargers offense demonstrated remarkable balance Week 2, attempting 27 passes versus 26 runs. Rivers directed it admirably, posting the second-highest completion percentage in a given game (85.2) in his lengthy career. Moreover, he posted his 10th performance (in 194 starts) with three touchdowns, no interceptions and at least 9.5 yards per attempt. He'll upgrade opponents significantly Week 3, exchanging the dismal Bills for the rampaging Rams in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Thomas Duarte
Duarte has signed on with the Chargers' practice squad, the team's official site reports.

Duarte will remain on call for the Chargers should the team require the services of another tight end. He has played in just one career game since going pro in 2016, recording two offensive snaps for the Dolphins in 2016.

Isaac Rochell
Rochell should be in line for an increased role with Joey Bosa (foot) ruled out for Sunday's game at Buffalo, Jack Wang of The Orange County Register reports.

Rochell earned the start in the season opener, recording four tackles (two solo) while playing 51 of 56 defensive snaps. Coach Anthony Lynn said Bosa will "probably be gone for the next couple weeks," keeping the window open for Rochell. It looks as though the 23-year-old will continue to play a heavy role in the Chargers' defensive line rotation while Bosa is sidelined.

Detrez Newsome
Newsome earned a spot on the Chargers' 53-man roster, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Newsome led the Chargers with 42 preseason carries for 150 yards and two touchdowns, marking the second consecutive year an undrafted rookie running back earned his way onto the Chargers roster. It's unclear where Newsome ranks in the depth chart, as along with Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler, the team also opted to keep 2018 seventh-round pick Justin Jackson, who missed three exhibition games with a hamstring injury. An injury to Gordon would likely open up a plethora of carries, but Newsome wouldn't automatically be the running back to own in that scenario, as Ekeler and Jackson would likely chip in on the workload as well.

Joe Barksdale
Barksdale (knee) will not play in Sunday's game against the Rams, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

Barksdale is progressing in his recovery from a knee injury sustained in the Chargers' season opener, but is not yet ready to retake the field. Sam Tevi will serve as the team's starting right tackle against a dominant Rams defensive front.

Knee - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Out for Week 3 at L.A. Rams
Desmond King
King recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's 30-13 win over the Redskins.

Not only did King lead the team in tackles against the Redskins, but Sunday's 10 tackles was also a career high for the 22-year-old rookie. Given he's now recorded at least a sack or an interception in four of the last five games, the Iowa product has quietly solidified himself as a IDP option in deeper leagues. So long as the Chargers continue to operate with three safeties on the field in Gus Bradley's exotic 3-4 defensive scheme, King has the potential to rack up more numbers in the weeks to come.

Keenan Allen
Allen hauled in six of eight passes for 67 yards during Sunday's 31-20 win in Buffalo.

There were fewer passes to go around this week as opposed to the season opener with the Chargers firmly in the lead from the outset and opting to drain the clock, but Allen picked up a larger target share (29.6 versus 21.6 percent). The former is actually closer to his number from 2017 (27.3 percent), so it's difficult to argue with Sunday's result. Allen will now focus on preparation for a Week 3 matchup with the cross-town rival Rams.

Justin Jones
Jones (ankle) took part in practice Tuesday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

Jones hasn't played since injuring his ankle back in the beginning of August , but the third-round pick is evidently healthy enough to hit the practice field Tuesday. Given the draft capital invested in jones, he's a virtual lock for the the 53-man roster. However, it's unlikely he sees much playing time this year, unless a plethora of injuries occur to others above him on the depth chart.

Adrian Phillips
Phillips (ankle) participated in team drills during Friday's practice, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.

Phillips appeared back in full form Friday, breaking up a would-be touchdown pass. The 26-year-old has a full preseason of first-team reps ahead of him, so staying healthy will be the No. 1 priority. He accrued 63 tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions in a situational role last season, and logging starter snap counts could render him a solid IDP option.

Sean Culkin
Culkin earned a spot on the team's 53-man roster, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

The return of Antonio Gates likely means that Culkin will be primarily a special teams player. The second-year tight end is firmly behind Gates and Virgil Green on the depth chart.

Justin Jackson
Jackson cleared waivers Tuesday and joined the Chargers' practice squad, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

Jackson was drafted by the Chargers in the seventh round but was unable to earn a spot on their 53-man roster to start the year. However, he is now set to work on the practice unit throughout the season and could potentially work his way up to the roster depending on injuries ahead of him on the depth chart.

Craig Mager
Mager (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Mager sat out a week of practice nursing a hamstring injury before falling on injured reserve. Primarily a special teams piece, the depth cornerback's absence should not significantly impact the Chargers' defense. With Mager sidelined, Michael Davis and Brandon Facyson are presented with the opportunity to claim increased special teams snaps going forward.

Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Scott Quessenberry
No Updates
Uchenna Nwosu
No Updates
Steven Richardson
No Updates
Mike Pouncey
Pouncey inked a two-year deal with the Chargers on Monday.

Following his release from the Dolphins, Pouncey will look to rejuvenate his career on the west coast. He's considered to be one the league's most dependable centers and should provide stability for the Chargers at the position.

Hunter Henry
Henry ran diagonal sprints with a brace on his right knee Friday, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. "It's so soon," coach Anthony Lynn said. "I was amazed at how he looked today. He's been doing stuff on the side all along, but today he kind of took it to another level."

The Chargers made curious moves by placing Henry on the PUP list at the start of training camp and keeping him there after cutting the roster to 53 on Sept. 1. Despite tearing the ACL in his right knee on May 22, there seemed to be some hope that he'd be able to return during the postseason, but Friday's development may move up that timetable by the sound of Lynn's comments. While Henry continues his recovery, Antonio Gates and Virgil Green will split the TE reps between them.

Knee - ACL - Physically Unable to Perform
Mike Windt
No Updates
Michael Schofield
Schofield agreed to terms Wednesday on a two-year contract with the Chargers , James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Schofield was claimed off waivers by the Chargers last September and was expected to serve in a depth role, but endued up starting five games for the team in 2017. He should settle back into a reserve role in 2018 but could be given an opportunity to battle for the starting job at right tackle if Joe Barksdale is released.

Derek Watt
Watt left Sunday's game with a thumb injury and is questionable to return.

The extent of Watt's injury is unknown, but should he not return, we will likely garner a better idea of his availability moving forward with next week's practice report.

Thumb - Did Not Practice on Wednesday. Questionable for Week 3 at L.A. Rams
Mike Williams
Williams caught both of his targets for 27 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-20 win over the Bills.

It was a bit disappointing to see Williams only targeted twice as No. 3 wide receiver Travis Benjamin (foot) was inactive for Sunday's contest. Still, Williams corralled his first career touchdown early in the first quarter, holding onto the catch despite being hit by two different defenders. After the game Williams hinted the pass was drawn up specifically for him, which would seem to suggest the second-year player is becoming a more prominent target in the red zone. Given his large frame (6-foot-4, 220 pounds) it wouldn't be a surprise to see Williams gain more looks near the end zone as the season progresses.

Jahleel Addae
Addae finished Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Chiefs with five tackles (three solo).

Addae took over his normal role at strong safety while 2018 first-round pick Derwin James manned the free safety spot, and both players played up to their potential despite the high-scoring affair. Addae set a career high in tackles (96) in 2017, and situated in arguably one of the deepest secondaries in the NFL, the 28-year-old appears poised to repeat similar numbers. Addae is expected to have a nice matchup against the struggling Bills next week.

Andre Patton
No Updates
Brandon Mebane
Mebane has fully recovered from the biceps tear he suffered last season, the Orange County Register reports.

Mebane was a welcomed addition to the defensive line during his first season with the Chargers in 2016, producing 21 tackles, a sack and an interception across 10 games. While he unfortunately suffered a torn biceps in Week 10 that forced him to finish the season on injured reserve, his return to full health should allow him to participate in the majority of the team's offseason program.

Darius Philon
Philon has been receiving first-team reps at defensive end as Joey Bosa continues his holdout, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.

With Joey Bosa continuing his holdout, Philon has stepped in and performed well during first-team reps. While the second-year pro will likely take a back seat once Bosa arrives to camp, it appears as if Philon has likely worked his way into San Diego's defensive line rotation and should see an increase in snaps heading into the 2016 season.

Artavis Scott
Scott (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Scott injured his ankle in the Chargers' preseason finale. It's unclear what the specifics of the injury are but the 23-year-old receiver will be out for the season unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team.

Ankle - Injured Reserve
Austin Roberts
Roberts (knee) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

Roberts, who just signed with the Chargers at the end of May, tore his ACL during practice Saturday, and landing on injured reserve officially ends the tight end's season. The rookie will have to wait another year before making his NFL debut.

Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Virgil Green
Green caught all three of his targets for 55 yards in the 31-20 victory over the Bills on Sunday.

Green has caught 55 or more yards just two other times in his career, so it's safe to say the blocking tight end has been able to flex his receiving muscles a little more in Los Angeles. While the eighth-year veteran has a modest 76 receiving yards through two games this year, he's already approaching his career high in receiving yards (237), which he set in 2016. More importantly, Green drastically out-snapped Antonio Gates, 42 to 11, suggesting the Broncos transplant seems to be fitting in nicely with the Chargers. That being said, the sheer amount of potential weapons on offense for quarterback Philip Rivers to target makes Green an unreliable fantasy option in most leagues.

Dylan Cantrell
Cantrell (knee) was waived by the Chargers on Saturday, Ricky Henne of the team's official site reports.

Cantrell was bothered by a bone bruise in his right knee during the preseason, but he'll join the Chargers' practice squad after failing to make the 53-man roster.

J.J. Jones
Jones fumbled twice during his only punt return opportunity in Sunday's 38-28 loss to the Chiefs.

It was an ugly debut for the undrafted rookie wide receiver, as Jones' pivotal fumble set up Kansas City for an easy touchdown on the ensuing play. Head coach Anthony Lynn evidently won't take Jones out of the starting returning role, a fact made apparent in a recent report by Jack Wang of the Orange County Register. But the decision to stick with the rookie wide receiver also means Travis Benjamin will continue to be used almost exclusively as an offensive weapon. In previous seasons, Benjamin had been considered the Chargers' main special teams weapon which gave him a bit of fantasy value in leagues that accounted for return yardage.

Trenton Scott
Scott was promoted to the Chargers' 53-man roster Saturday.

Scott's place on the active roster comes with Joe Barksdale (knee) already declared out for Sunday's game against the Bills. Expect Scott to serve as a depth offensive lineman in Week 2, and until Barksdale returns to the field.

Trevor Williams
Williams (ankle) could return to practice by the end of the week, Jack Wang of the Orange County Register reports.

Williams has been dealing with a sprained ankle since late July, but the Chargers' starting cornerback could return in limited fashion prior to the team's third preseason game versus the Saints on Saturday. There's a decent chance he fails to see any snaps during the final two preseason contests, but his potential availability for Week 1 is becoming clearer.