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Justin Herbert Easily Picking Up New Offense

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert has had three offensive coordinators in just four NFL seasons, so he has plenty of experience in learning a new system. He's set to play under former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman in 2024, and center Bradley Bozeman, who played from Roman in Baltimore, said Herbert is having no trouble picking up the offense. "He acts like he's been in the system for 10 years," Bozeman recently said. "He dives so deep into the system and knows it so well before anyone else could even grasp it. It's been impressive to see him put people in the right positions and just elevate people around him." Herbert is set to play in a run-heavy offense, but his efficiency could see an uptick behind an improved offensive line. He will look to elevate a mid-level supporting cast of Ladd McConkey, Joshua Palmer, D.J. Chark, and Quentin Johnston heading into his fifth NFL campaign.

Jul 5, 2024 4:10 PM EST


Justin Herbert Impressed With Ladd McConkey

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert was very impressed with rookie wide receiver Ladd McConkey during offseason workouts, and the second-rounder displayed the most potential throughout the offseason program with his precise route-running and sudden quickness in tight spaces. "It's like he's been a four- or five-year vet," Herbert said. "He understands the game. He understands leverage. He's a smart player, and he's very athletic. I'm really looking forward to getting him the ball." McConkey is gaining steam in dynasty/keeper leagues and could even be worth a late-round flier for receiver depth in deeper redraft leagues this fall if he continues to look good when the pads go on in training camp. There is opportunity in LA's receiver room with both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams no longer in town.

Jun 16, 2024 1:04 PM EST



Justin Herbert Developing Connection With Ladd McConkey

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert already appears to be developing a nice connection with rookie second-round wide receiver Ladd McConkey. McConkey played both inside and outside at organized team activities on Monday, with the majority of his snaps with the first-team offense coming out of the slot. All of the Bolts' offseason moves have led to Herbert's fantasy stock taking a pretty big hit as a QB1. The Chargers are expected to be a much more run-heavy offense under head coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman, and Herbert also lost both top receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. The 26-year-old signal-caller could still have big performances, especially if LA's offensive line provides more protection, but it's hard to argue that he'll have as much high-end upside in 2024.

May 21, 2024 9:45 PM EST


Patriots, Vikings Reached Out Regarding Justin Herbert

In recent weeks, both the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings reached out to the Los Angeles Chargers to see if they had any interest in trading quarterback Justin Herbert, according to league sources. The answer they got very quickly was "a flat no." Not only do the Chargers love Herbert, but they also would have had to take on a $63.5 million salary cap charge in 2024 at a time they have $32.3 million of cap space. Meanwhile, the Patriots took QB Drake Maye third overall and the Vikings took QB J.J. McCarthy 11th overall in the first round of this year's NFL draft. There's still a lot to like about the 26-year-old Herbert, but it's hard to ignore the fact that he lost Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams this offseason and is now in a run-first offense under new head coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

Apr 26, 2024 12:18 AM EST


Justin Herbert Out For The Season

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (finger) will miss the final four regular season games after having surgery to fix the broken index finger on his right hand on Tuesday. Backup Easton Stick will now run LA's offense for the rest of the year, which will be a major downgrade for the rest of the Chargers' offensive skill players in fantasy leagues, mainly receiver Keenan Allen and running back Austin Ekeler. The Chargers are doing what is best for Herbert in the long term with the team sitting at 5-8 and out of the AFC playoff picture. Fantasy managers can safely drop Herbert now in single-year formats and look for a replacement if you don't already have one on roster. Through 14 weeks, Herbert finished as a top-10 fantasy QB with 3,133 passing yards on 456 attempts for 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He's likely going to be working with a new head coach in 2024.

Dec 12, 2023 12:12 PM EST



Justin Herbert Likely To Undergo Surgery Tuesday

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (finger) is very likely to undergo surgery on Tuesday to fix his fractured right index finger, according to a source. Whether Herbert will be able to return this year will be determined by the surgery. However, with four games remaining in the regular season and the Chargers out of the playoff picture at 5-8, it's unlikely Herbert will return at this point. He was listed as a non-participant on Monday's injury report and is not going to play on Thursday night in Week 15 against the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders. Fantasy managers that have been using Herbert all year will need to use their backup option or hit the waiver wire moving forward. In LA, Easton Stick is in line to make the first start of his career this week against the Raiders.

Dec 11, 2023 7:48 PM EST


Justin Herbert Not Expected To Play Thursday Night

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (finger) is not expected to play on Thursday night against the division-rival Las Vegas Raiders in Week 15 due to the fractured right index finger he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos. Herbert will be consulting with Dr. Steven Shin to determine the extent of the injury and how much time he will miss, according to a source. The 25-year-old QB already suffered a fractured finger earlier this year, but that was to his left (non-throwing) hand. This one is to the index finger on his throwing hand, which is much more serious for a QB and will put the rest of his season in doubt with only four games remaining. Easton Stick, who replaced Herbert under center in the Week 14 loss, is in line to make his first career start against the Raiders this week, which is obviously a big downgrade for LA's offense.

Dec 11, 2023 12:01 PM EST


Justin Herbert Suffers Potential Season-Ending Finger Injury

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (finger) sustained a fractured index finger on his throwing hand, which is putting the rest of his season in jeopardy. He'll have an MRI done on the finger today to determine if he's able to come back this season. He will almost certainly not be on the field on Thursday night when the Chargers face off against the Raiders. Given the record for Los Angeles, there's little reason to rush Herbert back. Easton Stick threw for 179 yards in relief duty and would likely get the start in Week 15.

Dec 11, 2023 9:25 AM EST


Justin Herbert Has A Fractured Finger

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (finger) didn't return to Sunday's ugly loss to the Denver Broncos. The signal-caller exited halfway through the contest and was listed as questionable. However, the team announced after halftime that Herbert's day was finished. As relayed by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, head coach Brandon Staley reported that Herbert sustained a fractured right index finger to his throwing hand. As a result, Herbert will likely need more tests to determine his treatment plan. But it's unlikely he'll be on the field on Thursday night against the Las Vegas Raiders. There's also a chance his season is over, considering the Chargers aren't expected to enter the postseason conversation. If that's the case, Easton Stick, who threw for 179 yards off 13-for-24 passing, may be under center for the rest of the 2023-24 campaign, although his presence may not be good news for Keenan Allen, who's been a top fantasy signal-caller all year.

Dec 10, 2023 8:10 PM EST


Justin Herbert Downgraded To Out

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (finger) won't return to Sunday's game versus the Denver Broncos. The signal-caller suffered a finger injury on his throwing hand, so he'll finish with 96 yards and an interception off 9-for-17 passing. Easton Stick will be under center for the remainder of the contest, although it's possible he could also be starting on Thursday night against Vegas if Herbert can't suit up.

Dec 10, 2023 6:10 PM EST


Justin Herbert Uncertain To Return Sunday

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (finger) is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup with the Denver Broncos. He suffered a finger injury on his throwing hand, although a further update on his status for the rest of Week 14 may not come until after halftime. But if Herbert doesn't return, he'll finish with 96 yards and an interception off 9-for-17 passing. Easton Stick is in for relief, although his presence may not be a good thing for guys like Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen.

Dec 10, 2023 5:54 PM EST


Justin Herbert Looks To Get Back On Track In Week 14

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert will look to get back on track in a Week 14 game at home against the Denver Broncos. Herbert is the overall fantasy QB5 this season, but he and the Bolts offense have struggled quite a bit in the past two games, leaving him with just 22 total fantasy points since Week 11. A matchup with the Denver defense isn't ideal, as they've been excellent against opposing quarterbacks since Week 8, allowing the second-lowest passer rating and the fewest passing touchdowns in that span. Still, we've seen what Herbert can do, so he's almost always going to be in the QB1 ranks, but there's certainly a lower floor this week than he usually has.

Dec 7, 2023 3:55 PM EST


Justin Herbert Doesn't Do A Lot In Week 13 Win

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert didn't do much in Week 13, but rode the defense to a 6-0 Chargers win. Herbert attempted 37 passes, completing 22 of them for 212 yards. He did not turn the ball over and was not sacked. On the ground, Herbert was credited with four carries, for negative five yards total. The Patriots defense was a challenge, but Herbert and the Chargers should be able to do a little more next week against the Broncos.

Dec 3, 2023 7:15 PM EST


Justin Herbert Looks For A Bounce Back In Week 13

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert will look to bounce back in a Week 13 game against the New England Patriots. Herbert faced the top-tier Baltimore Ravens defense last week and still put up a somewhat respectable 14 fantasy points, good for a QB15 finish. Week 13 sees him take on another tough defense, but he should have much more room to work than he did in the previous game. While his upside may be a little capped compared to most weeks, Herbert remains an easy QB1 option in all formats.

Nov 30, 2023 1:20 PM EST


Justin Herbert Struggles In Week 12 Loss

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert struggled against the Baltimore Ravens defense in a Week 12 20-10 loss. Herbert attempted 44 passes, completing 29 of them for 217 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He added 47 yards on four carries but lost a fumble as well, while taking three sacks for 24 negative yards. As usual, Herbert made some throws that few humans on Earth could make, but play calling was an issue again, as were drops and limited receiving talent beyond Keenan Allen. A matchup against the Patriots in Week 13 should be a little friendlier to Herbert and the rest of the Chargers offense.

Nov 27, 2023 12:29 AM EST


Justin Herbert Has A Tough Week 12 Matchup

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert has a tough matchup in a Week 12 game against the Baltimore Ravens. Herbert himself was outstanding in a Week 11 loss, but several dropped passes and mis-run routes led to a tough Chargers loss despite an overall QB3 finish in fantasy. This was after an overall QB2 game in Week 10. Week 12 will be a tougher matchup, as he'll face the top-rated Ravens defense, who has allowed the fewest fantasy points in the league to opposing quarterbacks. His upside is a little lower than usual, but Herbert remains a solid QB1 option in most formats.

Nov 23, 2023 12:09 AM EST


Justin Herbert Tosses Two Scores Against Packers

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert put together a big day on the ground to go along with touchdowns through the air despite suffering a three-point loss to the Green Bay Packers. The 25-year-old ended the game with 21 completions out of 36 attempts for 260 yards and two scores while collecting 73 yards on eight carries. Herbert has continued to play well, especially in fantasy terms, even though the team's record doesn't reflect how good he's truly been. The Chargers will have a harder task at hand in Week 12 as they face off against the Baltimore Ravens.

Nov 19, 2023 10:06 PM EST


Justin Herbert Practices Without Splint On Finger

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (finger) took another step in his recovery from a fractured middle finger on his non-throwing hand on Wednesday, practicing without a splint for the first time since the injury in Week 4. However, he said he wasn't sure if he would play without the splint against the Green Bay Packers in Week 11. "I think, maybe, the first couple of weeks, there might have been a difference," Herbert said about playing through the injury. "But having it get better, it's kind of going back to normal." Herbert didn't look very good against the New York Jets and Las Vegas Raiders, but he was back to his old self in last week's loss to the Detroit Lions, throwing for 323 yards, four touchdowns and a pick. He'll be a must-start QB1 this Sunday in Green Bay.

Nov 16, 2023 12:46 PM EST


Justin Herbert A Good Week 11 Choice Despite A Tough Matchup

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is a strong fantasy option in Week 11 despite a tough matchup on the road against the Green Bay Packers. Herbert has been a top-11 fantasy quarterback in seven of his nine starts this season, and while the Chargers have had many issues with winning games this season, the passing game has rarely been a problem. Herbert is coming off a four touchdown performance in Week 10, and even with a Packers defense that is ranked third against opposing quarterbacks, he should be a strong QB1 option in all formats.

Nov 16, 2023 11:32 AM EST


Justin Herbert Throws For Four Touchdowns In Loss

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert had a huge game in a tough Week 10 loss to the Detroit Lions. Herbert completed 27 of his 40 pass attempts for 323 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. He did not take a sack and added 15 yards on the ground on four runs. It was a strong game for Herbert, who made some outstanding throws in tight windows, but as talented as he is, he's not the one playing defense nor calling the plays for the Chargers, both things they've struggled with immensely all season. Herbert remains a fantasy all-star however, and should be a QB1 again next week against the Packers.

Nov 12, 2023 7:11 PM EST