Leading RB2 competition
Kelley has seen more first-team work than Isiah Spiller and Larry Rountree at training camp, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Kelley, Spiller and Rountree are competing for the No. 2 RB job behind Austin Ekeler, who is coming off a career year in which he played 60-66 percent of the team's offensive snaps on each of first, second and third down (in his 16 active games). Kelley, Rountree and Justin Jackson all had shots to spell Ekeler last year, rotating through the No. 2 role without much success. The highlight for the group was Week 16 when Jackson went for 162 total yards and two TDs in a fill-in start, but he's now with the Lions, replaced by fourth-round rookie Spiller. Kelley was a fourth-rounder himself back in 2020, and while he's averaged only 3.2 YPC and 6.6 YPR on 144 career carries and 28 catches, he did start the preseason strong with six touches for 44 yards in a loss to the Rams this past Saturday. Between that and his work in camp, Kelley seems to have an early lead for the No. 2 spot, though Spiller remains the upside fantasy play of the bunch.
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Palmer caught his lone reception for 25 yards in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Texans.
Kelley carried the ball four times for 15 yards and didn't catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Texans.
Michel tallied six carries for 11 yards in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Texans. He also caught all three of his targets for 16 yards.
Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said Monday that Allen (hamstring) is considered day-to-day, Bridget Condon of NFL Network reports.
Everett recorded five receptions on six targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Texans.
Williams recorded seven receptions on 11 targets for 120 yards in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Texans.
Herbert completed 27 of 39 passes for 340 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Texans.
Ekeler carried the ball 13 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Texans. He added six receptions on seven targets for 49 yards and a touchdown.
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Bosa (groin) is expected to be sidelined 8-to-10 weeks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.