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Bolt Beat Oct 22, 2020

LA Chargers: Justin Jackson is a fantasy must-start in Week 7

The LA Chargers have a must-start fantasy football running back not named Austin Ekeler. Austin Ekeler is still out of action for the LA Chargers and is going to be out of action for the foreseeable future, as head coach Anthony Lynn confirmed that he will be coming back later rather than sooner. That means […] LA Chargers: Justin Jackson is a fantasy must-start in Week 7 - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
ClutchPoints Oct 21, 2020
Austin Ekeler’s injury considered ‘very serious’ with ‘later’ return date, per Chargers coach

Austin Ekeler’s injury considered ‘very serious’ with ‘later’ return date, per Chargers coach

The Los Angeles Chargers initially placed running back Austin Ekeler on injured reserve with the expectation he could miss six weeks of action. However, it seems Ekeler’s hamstring injury might be worse than previously stated. Ekeler was first diagnosed with a hamstring strain after leaving the Chargers’ Week 4 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. […] The post Austin Ekeler’s injury considered ‘very serious’ with ‘later’ return date, per Chargers coach appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Bolt Beat Oct 17, 2020

LA Chargers: Why Justin Jones is such a vital piece to the defense

The LA Chargers have missed Justin Jones for the past three weeks due to a shoulder injury. When talking about the current injuries the LA Chargers are dealing with, quite a few names will come up before Justin Jones. Austin Ekeler, Derwin James, Melvin Ingram, Bryan Bulaga, Chris Harris, etc. are some of the injured […] LA Chargers: Why Justin Jones is such a vital piece to the defense - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
Bolt Beat Oct 16, 2020

LA Chargers: A failing run game means it’s time to let Justin Herbert cook

It’s time to reevaluate the LA Chargers’ offensive approach and give more responsibility to Justin Herbert. In the first three games this season, the LA Chargers averaged 151.7 rushing yards per game. With Austin Ekeler playing at a high level plus an OK offensive line, the run game was excelling. Rookie running back Joshua Kelley […] LA Chargers: A failing run game means it’s time to let Justin Herbert cook - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
Bolt Beat Oct 14, 2020

LA Chargers: The checklist that must be filled to sign Le’Veon Bell

Le’Veon Bell is a free agent running back that could be of interest to the LA Chargers. The LA Chargers have one of the best dual-threat running backs in the league in Austin Ekeler and could get even deeper at the position if they pursue former All-Pro running back, Le’Veon Bell. After an interesting relationship […] LA Chargers: The checklist that must be filled to sign Le’Veon Bell - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
ClutchPoints Oct 9, 2020
Chargers RB Austin Ekeler placed on injured reserve

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler placed on injured reserve

The Los Angeles Chargers have officially placed running back Austin Ekeler on injured reserve after he suffered a hamstring injury in Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the Chargers have also promoted Tyron Johnson to the roster and signed Kalen Ballage to the practice squad, so as to add […] The post Chargers RB Austin Ekeler placed on injured reserve appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Bolts From The Blue Oct 9, 2020
Chargers place Austin Ekeler on IR, sign RB Kalen Ballage to practice squad

Chargers place Austin Ekeler on IR, sign RB Kalen Ballage to practice squad

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via The Chargers do the expected, and make a few roster moves, as well. On Friday afternoon, the Chargers announced a trio of roster transactions, headlined by the placement of running back Austin Ekeler on IR. He will be eligible to return after Week 8. we’ve placed Austin Ekeler on injured reserve, promoted Tyron Johnson to our active roster and signed Kalen Ballage to our practice squad.→ https://t.co/P39FcuggAm pic.twitter.com/X2y7tAWPv1— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) October 9, 2020 In a corresponding move, the Bolts promoted wide...
Bolt Beat Oct 9, 2020

LA Chargers: Why Justin Jackson will have a monster fantasy Week 5

Justin Jackson is going to have a big game for the LA Chargers on Monday night. The LA Chargers are going to be without Austin Ekeler for at least a month after Ekeler strained his hamstring in Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Picking up the workload for the Chargers is a running back […] LA Chargers: Why Justin Jackson will have a monster fantasy Week 5 - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
Bolts From The Blue Oct 8, 2020
Chargers land 3 on PFF’s ‘First Quarter’ All-Pro Team

Chargers land 3 on PFF’s ‘First Quarter’ All-Pro Team

Photo by James Gilbert/ Despite the losses, the talent for the Bolts has been noticed. We’re four games through the 2020 NFL season, which is quite crazy to think after there was a period during the offseason when we weren’t even sure if there would be a season, after all. But here we are. To celebrate the occasion, Pro Football Focus released an early rendition of the NFL’s All-Pro Team based off the first quarter of the season and there are is a trio of Chargers included. One is on the first-team while the other two are on the second-team. First up is running back Austin Ekeler,...
ClutchPoints Oct 8, 2020
Results of Chargers RB Austin Ekeler’s second opinion on hamstring injury, revealed

Results of Chargers RB Austin Ekeler’s second opinion on hamstring injury, revealed

Austin Ekeler exited early in the Los Angeles Chargers loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with apparent knee and hamstring injuries. After seeking a second opinion on his injuries, Ekeler won’t require surgery, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. A second opinion on Chargers’ RB Austin Ekeler’s hamstring injury confirmed what first doctor thought: No need for […] The post Results of Chargers RB Austin Ekeler’s second opinion on hamstring injury, revealed appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Bolt Beat Oct 6, 2020

LA Chargers: Justin Jackson should be the starter over Joshua Kelley

In the absence of Austin Ekeler, the LA Chargers should lean more on Justin Jackson as opposed to Joshua Kelley. Austin Ekeler‘s hamstring injury will keep him out for at least a month. It’s a crushing blow to the Chargers’ run game, which had been moving the ball very well. The LA Chargers had 455 […] LA Chargers: Justin Jackson should be the starter over Joshua Kelley - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
Bolt Beat Oct 6, 2020

LA Chargers: Justin Jackson is the better fantasy option with Ekeler’s injury

The LA Chargers are turning to Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson to hold it down while Austin Ekeler is hurt. The LA Chargers took a massive blow in Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team is already dealing with a surplus of injuries and took perhaps the biggest blow of the year, losing […] LA Chargers: Justin Jackson is the better fantasy option with Ekeler’s injury - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - LA Chargers News and Fan Community
Bolts From The Blue Oct 6, 2020
Chargers Week 5 Power Rankings

Chargers Week 5 Power Rankings

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via The Bolts are holding on for dear life. The Chargers suffered their third-straight loss of the season, this one coming at the hands of Tampa Bay and the G.O.A.T, himself. Despite the skid, the Chargers haven’t found themselves tumbling down NFL power rankings like most would have expected. At 1-3 through the first quarter of the season, here’s where the Chargers stand in various power rankings throughout the prominent sports publications. NFL.com - #18 There was bad news on Sunday, like Austin Ekeler’s injury, the...
Bolts From The Blue Oct 5, 2020
Austin Ekeler likely headed to IR after sustaining serious hamstring injury

Austin Ekeler likely headed to IR after sustaining serious hamstring injury

Photo by Harry How/ The hits...they just keep coming. Austin Ekeler only played three snaps of football against the Bucs on Sunday before the injury bug struck the Chargers once again. After attempting to shake off a would-be tackler, Ekeler’s left leg got caught up underneath him with his cleat in the grass as a defender pulled his upper-half downward, creating an obvious hyperextension of the limb. After Monday’s MRI, it’s being reported that Ekeler sustained a “serious” hamstring injury and he’s likely to end up on IR, although no real decisions have been made regarding...
ClutchPoints Oct 5, 2020
Report: Austin Ekeler expected to land on injured reserve after serious hamstring injury

Report: Austin Ekeler expected to land on injured reserve after serious hamstring injury

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler left Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a hamstring injury, and he might be sidelined for a while. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Ekeler sustained “what is considered a serious hamstring injury,” adding he is likely to be placed on Injured Reserve until official diagnosis […] The post Report: Austin Ekeler expected to land on injured reserve after serious hamstring injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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