Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle D.J. Fluker (76) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers rule out DJ Fluker for Week 3


The San Diego Chargers will be without starting right tackle D.J. Fluker when they take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 3 of the regular season. Fluker was officially being listed as questionable heading in to the weekend, but the team has ruled him out, sources told the Union-Tribune San Diego.

Fluker suffered a concussion during’s Wednesday’s practice after a collision with a teammate during drills.

Without the rookie tackle, San Diego’s rushing attack could suffer significantly, so you should consider benching Ryan Mathews in your fantasy league if you have a better option.

In Fluker’s absence, second-year tackle Michael Harris will enter the starting line up.

Last season, Harris started nine games on the left side of the line.

Fluker shouldn’t have to miss much more time than a week, but the loss will be costly against a very game Titans team.

If all goes according to plan for the Chargers, Fluker should return in time for the team’s Week 4 match up against the Dallas Cowboys.

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