Chargers RB Troymaine Pope (neck, questionable) took full practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 10. He should be cleared by Sunday and form a three-man committee with Joshua Kelley and Kalen Ballage. Pope saw more touches than Kelley in Week 8, so he would seemingly have the edge here. Justin Jackson (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 10.
Jackson has been the best back after Austin Ekeler was placed on IR. Jackson did not make it beyond the first series last week before being ruled out and will now miss a pivotal game on the east coast.
Ballage came from the practice squad to take over as the lead back this week after Jackson got hurt. While Kelley played more snaps, the team seemed to trust Ballage more, and the same could probably be said last week with Pope, too. It looks like the Bolts aren't ready to let Kelley take over just yet. Heading into next week, it seems safe to assume Ballage could have a nice fantasy role if Jackson and Pope remain out of action. It also seems to be bad news for those holding out hope for Kelley this season. But with the Chargers struggling record-wise, one would think the team eventually turns things over to Kelley.