Eddie Royal WR SD 5 Days

Royal (elbow) had just one catch on five targets for 20 yards in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

Royal left last Sunday's game at Oakland with a rib injury, but it was never considered serious. He nearly connected with Philip Rivers on a long pass play in the final minute of the game, but he could not come down with the ball. He'll get a stiff test in Week 8 at Denver, although Rivers might be forced to air it out more than usual against a potent Broncos' offense.

Eddie Royal WR SD 5 Days

Royal (elbow) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

While his average of 54.2 receiving yards per game isn't especially notable, Royal has maintained fantasy utility by scoring five TDs over his last four games.

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Royal (elbow) is probable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, the Chargers' official site reports.

Royal should be out there if you need him Sunday, and while his average of 54.2 receiving yards per game isn't eye-popping, he has scored five TDs over his last four contests.

Eddie Royal WR SD 8 Days

Royal (elbow/rib) is practicing fully this week, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

As a result, look for Royal to draw a probable designation Friday, which would put him on track to see his usual workload this coming Sunday against the Chiefs.

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Royal (rib/elbow) practiced Wednesday, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.

The Chargers listed the wideout as a full practice participant Wednesday, so Royal's playing status for Sunday's game against the Chiefs looks secure at this stage.

Eddie Royal WR SD 9 Days

Royal (rib) was spotted at practice Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

We'll have to see how the Chargers officially list his participation, but Royal's presence on the field Wednesday supports the notion that the rib issue the wideout sustained in Week 6 is not a serious one.

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The rib injury which caused Royal to miss the end of last Sunday's game at Oakland is not considered significant and should not cause him to miss much time, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

No word yet on whether or not Royal will play this Sunday against the Chiefs, but it doesn't seem like the team is too worried. We will keep an eye on the reports throughout the week and will be sure to check on his status prior to kickoff on Sunday.

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Royal suffered a rib injury Sunday against the Raiders.

More on Royal's status as we know it, but prior to his exit from Sunday's game, the wideout caught two passes for 49 yards with a TD.

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Royal had three receptions on three targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 31-0 win over the Jets.

Royal wasn't much of a factor, although San Diego controlled the game from the onset, and didn't really need to air it out much. He did make a gorgeous over-the-shoulder catch for 32 yards at one point, as Phillip Rivers trusted him enough to throw it up for grabs. San Diego should be able to move the ball and put up solid points in Week 6, facing a suspect Raiders' defense.

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Royal had five catches for 105 yards with a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 33-14 win over Jacksonville.

Royal has been a pleasant surprise for San Diego through the first four games of the season, catching 17 passes for 236 yards and four touchdowns. Keenan Allen finally had a big game Sunday, grabbing 10 passes for 135 yards, so for at least one week, both wide receivers were able to put up big numbers and coexist from a fantasy standpoint. Although it may not happen as it did last year, keep in mind that Royal got off to a hot start in 2013, before fading away.