Team Preview: Los Angeles Chargers
Memorial Day weekend is here, and what better place to be than Southern California and the AFC West Los Angeles Chargers.
L.A. scored the 19th most points in 2020 while throwing for the 6th most passing yards. They were 18th in rushing yards on their way to a 7-9 record. Vegas is giving them a Win Total of 9 games.
Justin Herbert: The Oregan product set single-season rookie records for completions and touchdowns, and was just 38 yards short of breaking the record for yards. And he did all of this in just 15 games. He is a very athletic QB who mentally is light years ahead of where anyone thought he would be, and with an upgraded offensive line, he has easy Top-5 upside and should be viewed ad a high-upside mid-range QB1.
Austin Ekeler: Those who don't get concerned with overrated injury concerns know that Austin Ekeler has the potential to be a Top 5 back. On a per game basis, he's been one of the best in the leage the past two seasons. I think he is a great value at an ADP of RB10 as I have him a few slots higher than that.
Keenan Allen: The fantasy community has finally started to respect what Keenan has done for pretty much his entire career, given his current ADP of WR8. His 17.5 points per game in 2020 ranked 6th, but he was actually much better than that as he was injured and very limited in two of those contests, skewing the number. He is very safe in that range, and will likely be better than that if he stays healthy.
Mike Williams: Remember what I wrote about Justin Herbert's passing numbers? Well, Mike Williams was one of his WRs and only managed to be the 56th best WR on a points per game basis. He's no better than a WR4 for fantasy who could provide a few multi-touchdown games, but good luck trying to time those.
Jared Cook: The 34 year old journeyman TE was a decent addition for the Chargers, but he should be viewed as no more than a steamer option in 2021. He can be left on the waiver wire during your draft.