Justin Herbert injured his ribs in Thursday night’s game against Kansas City, and despite limited practice, his status for this week’s late-afternoon matchup with the Jaguars remains uncertain. Here is the Jaguars-Chargers fictitious injury report.
Jaguars-Chargers fictitious injury report
Clearly, whether or not he plays has a significant impact on several key players, so you can’t make your fantasy start/sit decisions until you get some updates on his status.
We’ll keep updating this post with Herbert news until the official active/inactive report is released on Sunday around 2:35 p.m. ET.
Herbert (ribs) sat out on Friday after participating in limited practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Normally, this would be a reason for concern, but given that L.A. rested four key veterans on Friday, it could be a good sign.
At this point, he appears to be a lock to play against the Jaguars, but even with things looking up, NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Herbert “isn’t out of the woods yet.”
Given the Chargers’ late-afternoon start, fantasy owners are understandably concerned, but Herbert appears to be safe to leave in teams. He’s still just a rock- solid QB1 against a mediocre Jaguars defense, particularly with Keenan Allen (hamstring) expected to be back.
Clearly, Herbert takes the chance of worsening the pain and taking leave, but as long as he begins, he should begin for you.
If he is forced to sit, you’ll need a late-game/prime-time quarterback on hand. In most single-QB leagues, your waiver wire choices right now are Chase Daniel (vs. Jaguars), Marcus Mariota (vs. Seahawks), Geno Smith (vs. Falcons), Jimmy Garoppolo (vs. Denver), Daniel Jones (vs. Cowboys), and Cooper Rush (vs. Giants).
Given the matchups, Mariota has the highest floor of the group, while either Mariota or Smith has the highest ceiling. Either can serve as a last-minute Herbert replacement, as can his exact replacement, Daniel, but let’s hope that doesn’t happen.
About Justin Herbert
|No. 10 – Los Angeles Chargers|
|Born:||March 10, 1998
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||236 lb (107 kg)|
|High school:||Sheldon (Eugene)|
|NFL Draft:||2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6|
|Career highlights and awards|