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  • Kenneth Murray Could Return During Training Camp

    Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Kenneth Murray (ankle) remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list after having offseason ankle surgery, but there's a chance he'll return to practices before the end of training camp. "I'm hoping it's some point during camp. We're not close yet, but he is improving, and he's getting more and more confident. Our goal for him was just to be here at some point during camp, and I think that goal is achievable," head coach Brandon Staley said when asked how close Murray is to returning. The 23-year-old missed five weeks in 2021, and the Chargers aren't rushing him back. If he returns during training camp, he'll have a chance to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season. Murray had 107 tackles (68 solo) and a sack in 16 games in his rookie season in 2020 after he was a first-round pick.

    Aug 4 · Source via Chargers Kenneth Murray
  • DeAndre Carter Making An Impression

    Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver DeAndre Carter caught two touchdowns from backup quarterback Chase Daniel while working with the second-team offense on Wednesday. He's proving to be an offensive weapon in training camp on top of what he brings as a kick and punt returner. Carter has four touchdowns in seven-on-seven, red-zone drills over the last three practices. "He is a very good receiver," head coach Brandon Staley said. "He is not just a return specialist. This guy can play offense. He can play in the slot. He can play out wide. He's very good after the catch." The 29-year-old had 24 catches on 44 targets for 296 yards and three touchdowns for the Commanders last year, and although he's been standing out this summer, but he's currently too buried on LA's receiver depth chart to be on the fantasy radar to begin the year.

    Aug 4 · Source via Chargers DeAndre Carter
  • Donald Parham Jr. Standing Out At Training Camp

    Los Angeles Chargers tight end Donald Parham Jr. is reportedly "having a great camp." The 24-year-old went undrafted in 2019 and has spent time with Detroit, Washington, and the XFL's Dallas Renegades. However, after inking a deal with L.A. during the 2020 offseason, he has compiled 30 catches for 349 yards and six touchdowns across 27 games. Nonetheless, there's a chance Parham could surpass Gerald Everett on the depth chart this season and benefit from the Chargers' high-powered offensive attack. Managers should keep him in mind toward the end of fantasy drafts heading into September, especially those who play it week-by-week when choosing a starting tight end throughout the year.

    Aug 3 · Source via Chargers Donald Parham
  • Isaiah Spiller Running With The Second- And Third-Team Offense

    Los Angeles Chargers rookie running back Isaiah Spiller was drafted 123rd overall in this year's draft, in large part because of a poor performance at the combine. Despite his lower draft capital, he still finds himself in a fantastic position, competing for the backup role in an electrifying offense. Spiller was reportedly playing with the second-team and third-team offense, which is not surprising for a rookie this early in camp behind Austin Ekeler. Spiller will not be handed the backup role but will have every chance to earn it. If he is able to establish himself as the No. 2 option, he will become a valuable insurance back for Ekeler that fantasy managers would be wise to target.

    Aug 3 · Source via Chargers Austin Ekeler Isaiah Spiller
  • Derwin James staying engaged with Chargers during his 'hold-in'

    James has the support of his Chargers teammates and coaches as he angles for a contract extension.

    Jul 31 · ESPN Chargers Derwin James
  • Austin Ekeler Doesn't Expect A Smaller Workload

    Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler handled a career-high in touches during the 2021 season, however, the dual-threat back doesn't expect his workload to change much as he enters his sixth season. "As far as my load, maybe it can be altered a little bit, but I don't think it will go down." Ekeler handled the most carries of his career with 206 last season while adding 70 receptions on 94 targets. With rookie Isaiah Spiller added to the mix, there is the chance we could see the rookie handle more of the load as a ball-carrier, while Ekeler sees similar usage to his 2019 season, when he handled just 132 carries and caught 92 passes. Regardless of how he will be used, the 27-year-old should be picked in the first round of fantasy drafts.

    Jul 29 · Source via Chargers Austin Ekeler
  • Joshua Palmer Expected To Become No. 3 Receiver

    The Athletic's Daniel Popper expects Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Joshua Palmer to distance himself as the clear No. 3 receiver during training camp, behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. The Chargers didn't make any significant additions to the receiver room in the offseason, and their belief in Palmer could be a big reason why. The former third-rounder has solid hands and displays sharp route-running abilities, and he also has outstanding work ethic. The 23-year-old had a solid rookie season in 2021 with 33 receptions for 353 yards and four touchdowns, and Popper sees him making a sizable jump in Year 2. He impressed during offseason workouts and his stock is on the rise as a breakout candidate in the late rounds of drafts.

    Jul 25 · Source via Chargers Josh Palmer
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