Is Justin Herbert playing in Week 3? Jaguars-Chargers fictitious injury report

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

fictitious injury report
Source: Wikipedia


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
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: March 10, 1998 (age 24)
Eugene, Oregon
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Sheldon (Eugene)
College: Oregon (2016–2019)
NFL Draft: 2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2020)
  • Pro Bowl (2021)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2020)
  • William V. Campbell Trophy (2019)
NFL records
  • Most passing touchdowns by a rookie quarterback (31)
  • Most passing yards per game by a rookie quarterback (289.1)
  • Most 300 yard passing games by a rookie quarterback (8)
  • Most completions by a rookie quarterback (396)