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News: 6 days agoHerbert completed 29 of 44 pass attempts for 217 yards, a touchdown and an interception while rushing four times for 47 yards and losing a fumble in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Ravens.
Spin: Herbert had to be evaluated for a concussion after getting strip-sacked by Jadeveon Clowney in the fourth quarter, as reported by FOX Sports' Eric Williams. The Chargers' star quarterback was eventually cleared to return and did not miss a snap as he unsuccessfully attempted to mount a late comeback. As for his performance on the field, Herbert wound up being responsible for two of the four turnovers that helped contribute to his team's third straight loss. Barring any lingering issues stemming from Sunday's physical battle, it appears as if Herbert avoided injury and should be ready for next Sunday's road matchup in New England.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Herbert is entering his fourth NFL season after an odd 2022 campaign in which he finished second in pass attempts, completions and yards for the second consecutive season but saw his fantasy finish tumble from second to 11th. The culprits were a big drop in pass TDs (from 38 to 25) and rushing output (from 302 yards and three TDs to 147 yards and zero TDs). The latter (or perhaps both) may have been related to rib and labrum injuries, so a rebound in 2023 is certainly a possibility. That's especially the case with a new playcaller in Kellen Moore and with a good supporting cast led by Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Austin Ekeler. Herbert, who ranked fifth with eight top-10 fantasy outings last season, remains a solid fantasy starter with upside.