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Justin Herbert is active for Week 3 vs. Jaguars

We break down news that Justin Herbert is dealing with a ribs injury. What it means for Week 3 and beyond.

Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes the football during the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 15, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images

Gameday update: Herbert will start, per Ian Rapoport.

Gameday update: Allen is officially active, but it’s still unknown if he’ll start or if the video board is correct.

Gameday update:

Friday late update: Justin Herbert is questionable to play against the Jaguars. This one could come down to a game-time decision.

Friday update: Herbert wasn’t seen throwing on Friday, while Chase Daniel took the first team reps, per Daniel Popper. Add in that the line for the game has fallen from -7 to -3.5, and there is real concern about his status for this game.

Thursday PM Update: Herbert was limited again on Thursday, per the team’s official injury report.

Wednesday update: Herbert will be eased back into practice with his ribs injury. It feels like they’ll limit him all week trying to get him comfortable for Sunday’s matchup with the Jaguars.

Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season will have the Los Angeles Chargers hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars. Quarterback Justin Herbert suffered fractures to his rib cartilage against the Kansas City Chiefs in their Week 2 game. Herbert is reported to be throwing and looking like his normal self, per Bridget Condon.

Fantasy football implications

If Herbert happened to miss this week’s game, we would see veteran Chase Daniel with a rare non-Week 17 start. Daniel has been a perennial backup for most of his career, but with his supporting cast could be a fine fill-in against the Jaguars. If Herbert is active, then it will be business as usual for the fantasy football assets on the Chargers.

If Herbert misses the game, running back Austin Ekeler would likely see more work in the run game. If Keenan Allen is active, he would be downgraded with Daniel under center. The same could be said for Mike Williams, while I think tight end Gerald Everett could be the lone receiving benefactor on short routes.