Joey Bosa
Joey Bosa
23-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Los Angeles Chargers
Out
Injury Foot
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Bosa has been incredible in his first two NFL seasons, posting 23 sacks in 28 games, including a 16-sack pace when prorated to a 1,000-snap projection. He finished last year with 12.5 sacks on 852 snaps, apparently while playing through a since-repaired dislocated finger. Bosa doesn't even turn 23 until July. You never want to impose unfair expectations, but Bosa is on an obvious Hall of Fame pace right now, and in the meantime there's no reason to suspect he'll do anything but improve. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $25.87 million contract with the Chargers in August of 2016.
Likely out until October
DELos Angeles Chargers
Foot
September 16, 2018
Bosa (foot), who is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills, is expected to be sidelined into October, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn suggested a few days earlier that Bosa would be sidelined for "the next couple weeks" after the star defensive end was diagnosed with a bone bruise in his left foot when he met with Dr. Robert Anderson on Wednesday. It appears Lynn's estimation of the extent of Bosa's injury may have been a tad generous, with the timeline Schefter offered implying the 23-year-old's recovery may sit in the 3-to-4-week range, if not longer. Either way, the Chargers likely won't be able to pinpoint a target date for Bosa's return until he's able to practice in some capacity. While Bosa is sidelined, Isaac Rochell will likely be the primary beneficiary of increased snaps opposite Melvin Ingram.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
562
12
2017
852
2
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other DEs)

Height:   6' 5"
AVERAGE
Weight:   280 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.86 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.89 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   33.38 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   32 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   120 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   24 reps
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Los Angeles Chargers Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
If there's a young talent capable of pushing Watt and Mack on the defensive line, it's probably Bosa. The third overall selection from last year's draft, Bosa's billing as a 4-3 end was no impediment to immediate success in San Diego's 3-4 scheme, even after a bizarre contract dispute that held him out for the first four games. That Bosa hit double-digit sacks as a rookie on just 562 snaps shows how special he is, and his circumstances should be even better with the Chargers switching to a 4-3 alignment this season.
The surprise third pick of the 2016 draft, Bosa should prove an immediate IDP factor on the defensive line. Regardless of whether most of his snaps are at 3-4 end or on the edge in nickel formations, Bosa is an unusual talent who has the violence to succeed in traffic and the athleticism to evade blockers. The Chargers didn't draft him third overall to let him come along slowly, so expect Bosa to make an impact early in his career. He totaled 37 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks the last two years at Ohio State.
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Week-to-week
DELos Angeles Chargers
Foot
September 13, 2018
Bosa (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.
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Likely to miss 'next couple weeks'
DELos Angeles Chargers
Foot
September 13, 2018
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said Thursday in an interview with Ross Tucker of SiriusXM NFL Radio that Bosa (foot) "will probably be gone for the next couple weeks."
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Receives positive second opinion
DELos Angeles Chargers
Foot
September 12, 2018
Bosa was diagnosed with nothing more than a bone bruise in his left foot after meeting with Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Getting second opinion on foot
DELos Angeles Chargers
Foot
September 9, 2018
Bosa is scheduled to travel to Green Bay on Wednesday to meet with foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson for a second opinion, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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May miss 2-to-4 weeks
DELos Angeles Chargers
Foot
September 8, 2018
Bosa could miss 2-to-4 weeks with a bone bruise in his foot that the team fears is a fracture, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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