The Chargers need Austin Ekeler back. He will inject some life into this running game. But based on Anthony Lynn’s comments this week, I would not expect Ekeler back until Week 10 at the absolute earliest.
Chargers running backs Kelley, Jackson and Troymaine Pope finished with just 47 yards on 18 carries. That is a 2.61 yards-per-carry average, the story said. Jackson and Kelley have not got it done for the Chargers, nor for fantasy owners, but it looks like the Bolts have a few more weeks to deal without Ekeler in the picture.
Jackson returned to practice in full on Friday, which was a good sign for his Sunday availability. The bye week certainly helped him recover a bit. It will be interesting to watch the backfield split between he and Joshua Kelley against Jacksonville. In our half PPR ranks, Jackson is No. 23 and Kelley is No. 26 for running backs.