Good morning, everyone, and happy Thursday. We’ve got football on tonight, so hallelujah to that.
Just throwing you guys a positive review for rookie Joshua Kelley if you were debating on whether or not to start him this week in your fantasy lineups. Kelley made it into Matthew Berry’s Love/Hate article he puts out every week and, of course, he made the “love” section due to the Bolts facing an extremely weak defense in Carolina.
Here’s what he had to say about Kelley’s prospects this week.
“By itself, 35 is just a number. It has no meaning, no context, it’s just two digits on a page. But what if I tell you that Kelley has 35 carries through two games and that those 35 carries is tied for sixth in the NFL ... and he also leads the Bolts in red zone touches with eight. You’re already starting Austin Ekeler, but Kelley, who somehow is still available in 48% of ESPN leagues, is part of the rare NFL backfield in which both guys are fantasy-viable, especially against a Panthers defense that has surrendered an NFL-worst six rushing scores so far this season.”
I already went ahead and picked up Kelley in whichever leagues I could, and I think he’s getting the start in at least one league, maybe two. Fingers crossed he gets another fat workload on Sunday.
And here are today’s links.
Gavino Borquez lists five things you need to know before the Bolts take on the Panthers (Chargers Wire)
Check out the latest photos from Week 3 of practice (Chargers.com)
Kalyn Kahler wonders if it’s going to be Herbert 100% of the way for the Chargers (Bleacher Report)
Bill Barnwell ranks the 0-2 teams in the NFL (ESPN)
Russell Wilson is now the betting favorite for NFL MVP (Pro Football Talk)
NFL Nation staff discusses the biggest injury concerns for every NFL team (ESPN)
The NFL’s chief medical officer explains why face coverings are “not optional” (Pro Football Talk)
Aaron Rodgers applauds Dak Prescott for speaking out about mental health (Bleacher Report)