Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers
AFC West | 7-8-0
Avg PTS
25.6
Rank: 14th
Avg Yds
395.8
Rank: 6th
Avg PYds
284.2
Rank: 5th
Avg RYds
111.5
Rank: 17th
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Posted 5/01/2021 2:10 am UTC
Tennessee WR Josh Palmer was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers with the 77th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Palmer could slide into the No. 3 receiver role as a rookie, using his speed to stretch the field. He probably won't have the consistency as a rookie to warrant a spot on fantasy rosters, but he is a decent lottery ticket in dynasty formats.
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Posted 3/18/2021 5:48 pm UTC
Free agent TE Jared Cook on Thursday, March 18, signed with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to a source, receiving a one-year, $6 million contract with $4.5 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 34-year-old Cook is coming off four-year lows in targets (60), receptions (37) and receiving yards (504) while finishing 17th among tight ends with 129.4 total PPR points. He's the presumed replacement for Hunter Henry in L.A. and gets a QB bump with second-year Justin Herbert at the helm, but he's still a mid-level TE2 for 2021 fantasy purposes.
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Posted 3/03/2021 10:11 pm UTC
Free-agent TE Jared Cook (Saints) could be a target for the New England Patriots this offseason, in the opinion of NESN's Zack Cox.
Huddle Up: The Patriots used multiple tight ends this season but none of them posted 200 receiving yards. Cook can still be a productive pass catcher for a team but probably will not be more than a No. 2 fantasy tight end.
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Posted 2/20/2021 10:16 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen is only one of two receivers in the NFL to post at least 100 receptions in each of the last two seasons.
Huddle Up: Allen barely missed his fourth straight 1,000-yard season in 2020 but did tie a season high with eight touchdowns. He has recorded at least 100 receptions in three of his last four season and should have a similar workload next season. He will be selected in early rounds of drafts and will be a weekly starting fantasy option.
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Posted 2/20/2021 6:11 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler leads all players with 1,432 yards after the catch since the start of the 2019 season, according to Pro Football Focus data.
Huddle Up: Ekeler finished with 54 catches last season -- way down from his career high of 92 in 2019 -- but don't forget he missed six games with a bad hamstring injury, and his averages of 6.5 targets and 5.4 receptions per game weren't too far off his 2019 figures. He's a solid low-end RB1 in PPR league drafts this offseason.
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Posted 2/17/2021 3:16 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen has registered 87 catches against single coverage since the beginning of the 2019 season - good for the second-best mark in the league over that span - according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Allen is about as good as it gets as a route-runner, and the ball seems to find sure-handed receivers like him who can consistently get open in one-on-one situations. The four-time Pro Bowler reached the 100-catch mark for the third time in four seasons in 2020 despite missing two games and appears to be back in elite territory with Justin Herbert as his quarterback. Allen should be considered a rock-solid WR1 in fantasy in drafts this spring and summer.
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Posted 2/15/2021 9:30 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints impending free-agent TE Jared Cook probably will not re-sign with the Saints this offseason because of the team's salary cap situation, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Mike Triplett.
Huddle Up: Cook has caught 16 touchdowns over the last two seasons and can still be a productive tight end for a team. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a high-end No. 2 fantasy tight end next season depending on his situation.
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Posted 2/07/2021 2:51 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert was named The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year Saturday, Feb. 6.
Huddle Up: Herbert set a single-season record for touchdown passes by a rookie with 31 while throwing for more than 4,000 yards. The sample size is obviously small, but his QB1 potential undeniable.
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Posted 2/04/2021 4:45 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert won the Pepsi Zero Sugar NFL Rookie of the Year award Thursday, Feb. 4.
Huddle Up: Herbert was the QB8 in fantasy in 15 games in a season in which he was thrust into action unexpectedly. He performed very well under the circumstances and will be viewed as a midrange to lower-middle QB1 in drafts next year.
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Posted 1/22/2021 2:58 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert was pressured on 230 dropbacks in 2020, the second most of any quarterback, and he recorded a league-best 99.4 passer rating on those plays.
Huddle Up: Herbert was one of the biggest surprises of the 2020 season, turning in a QB1 campaign as a rookie. A sophomore slump is always possible, but his poise under pressure suggests he is more than capable of delivering a repeat performance next year.
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Posted 1/16/2021 12:07 am UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook (back) was upgraded to a full practice Friday, Jan. 15, and no longer appears on the injury report for the NFC Divisional Round game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Cook has established a solid floor over the last three games with Drew Brees getting more comfortable following his return from injury, finishing with either three or four catches and at least 40 yards each time. The 33-year-old posted 5-80-0 (Week 1) and 2-30-0 (Week 9) lines against the Buccaneers earlier this season, inspiring some confidence as a mid-priced DFS play at tight end this weekend.
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Posted 1/15/2021 1:18 am UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook (back) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: Cook tied for the most targets on the team during the Wild Card playoff game but finished with only 40 yards. He should have a solid role against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and could be a possible low-end No. 1 tight end in some leagues.
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Posted 1/13/2021 9:46 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Huddle Up: Cook has been targeted at least five times in three of the last four games but has posted at least 50 yards in only one of those games. He will see a handful of targets this week but can be avoided in most leagues.
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Posted 1/04/2021 2:14 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert completed 22 of his 31 passes for 302 yards and three touchdowns and added a rushing score in a 38-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17. RB Austin Ekeler rushed seven times for 18 yards and caught six passes for 33 yards and a touchdown, and WR Mike Williams hauled in six of his seven targets for 108 yards and a score. RB Justin Justin Jackson rushed nine times for a team-high 72 yards, and TE Donald Parham caught three of his four targets for 37 yards and a touchdown.
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Posted 1/03/2021 11:23 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (concussion) suffered a concussion during the Week 17 game and will not return.
Huddle Up: Ekeler dealt with various injuries this season but should be the starting running back for the Chargers again next season. He should be a weekly starting option in 2021.
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Posted 1/02/2021 12:32 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Jalen Guyton (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Guyton should be one of the starting receivers this week with Keenan Allen on the COVID-19 list. He likely will see a handful of targets in the Week 17 game and could be a possible flex option in deeper leagues.
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Posted 1/01/2021 1:20 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Jalen Guyton (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Guyton should have a decent role in the passing game with Keenan Allen on track to miss another game. He will see a handful of targets against the Kansas City Chiefs and could be a flex option in some leagues.
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Posted 12/31/2020 9:50 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Allen was already unlikely to play in Week 17 with a hamstring injury that has bothered him since Week 15, so this announcement will seal the deal on him missing the season finale against the Kansas City Chiefs. Mike Williams figures to take on a more prominent role and can be used as a WR3 in most leagues, while Tyron Johnson and Jalen Guyton could have some flex value.
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Posted 12/30/2020 10:53 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: Allen didn't play in Week 16 but needs just eight more yards to hit 1,000 for the season. It's tough to see him not taking the field in Week 17, but he may be left in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs just long enough for the milestone catch. He'll be a high-risk WR2 if active.
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Posted 12/28/2020 2:53 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams caught four of his 10 targets for 54 yards in a 19-16 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 16.
Huddle Up: The 10 targets were a season high, but Williams has just a single 100-yard effort and has not had more than five receptions in a game. He is a flex option, at best.
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Posted 12/28/2020 2:47 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler rushed 10 times for 45 yards and caught all three of his targets for 23 yards and a touchdown in a 19-16 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 16.
Huddle Up: The touchdown reception was just his second score of the year, but between his 10-plus carries per game and impact in the passing game, Ekeler remains a high-end RB2, especially in PPR formats.
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Posted 12/28/2020 2:36 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert completed 21 of his 33 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown and rushed four times for 26 yards in a 19-16 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Herbert threw one touchdown or less for the third time in his last five games, but he has enjoyed an excellent rookie campaign overall and will have QB1 upside in the season finale against the Chiefs.
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Posted 12/27/2020 7:35 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) has been declared inactive for the Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: Mike Williams and Jalen Guyton should be the main receivers for the Chargers with Allen unable to play. Williams can be a No. 3 receiver, while Guyton can be a flex option after a terrific Week 15 performance. Austin Ekeler should also see a few more targets in the passing game, but he should already be a starting option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/26/2020 10:15 pm UTC
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) went 2-for-3 for 17 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 16, before he left the game because of an injury. QB Chase Daniel went 13-for-18 for 86 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions during the game, while QB David Blough went 6-for-10 for 49 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception.
Huddle Up: Daniel replaced Stafford after the injury but was benched in favor of Blough because the game was out of reach. Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Stafford has a chance to play in Week 17. Fantasy players may want to avoid the Lions quarterback situation next week no matter the starter.
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Posted 12/26/2020 3:05 am UTC
New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook caught three of his four targets for 82 yards in a 52-33 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16.
Huddle Up: It was a season high in receiving yards for Cook, and it ended a streak of seven straight games with less than 50 yards for the veteran tight end. His overall numbers have dipped significantly from last season, but with six scores, he remains a touchdown-dependent streaming option.
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Posted 12/26/2020 12:44 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 25, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Allen probably will be a game-time decision, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list. He can be a starting fantasy option if he is active for the game, but fantasy players will need other options ready in case he is ruled out.
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Posted 12/25/2020 1:37 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: Allen is expected to be a game-time decision, so fantasy players will need to monitor his status over the next few days. He is a must-start option when healthy, but fantasy players should have other options available in case he is ruled out.
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