Posted: 10/13/2020 3:37 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert completed 20-of-34 passes for 264 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints. At 22 years and 216 days, Herbert is the youngest quarterback in NFL history with four passing touchdowns on Monday Night Football.
Huddle Up: There was talk from head coach Anthony Lynn that when Tyrod Taylor was healthy, the veteran would bump Herbert back to the bench, but that would be foolish at this point. The rookie has emerged as a borderline low-end QB1 at this point. The Bolts are off in Week 6, so fantasy owners will need to make other plans.
Posted: 10/06/2020 8:26 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert has thrown for a league-high 433 yards while under pressure, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: That's 46.5 percent of his 931 passing yards. Herbert's decision-making was inconsistent at best at the University of Oregon, but he appears to be confident and poised as well as decisive through his first three pro starts. Head coach Anthony Lynn has yet to publicly make the move to name him the starter moving forward in an effort to "protect" the rookie, but he's going to be hard to bench after showing well against top defenses such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs. He needs to be added in all formats.
Posted: 10/05/2020 1:03 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert completed 20-of-25 passes for 290 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 4 against Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he ran for 14 yards.
Huddle Up: Herbert has been impressive since taking the reins in Week 2 for the injured Tyrod Taylor, throwing for 290 or more yards in each outing, while competing more than two thirds of his attempts in each game. Head coach Anthony Lynn said Taylor would start when healthy, but he might have a change of heart about Herbert's outstanding play.
Posted: 9/28/2020 1:41 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert completed 35-of-49 passes for 330 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers and he ran for 15 yards.
Huddle Up: Herbert made his second consecutive start in place of Tyrod Taylor, who is recovering from a punctured lung. Head coach Anthony Lynn has said when Taylor returns he is the starter, so Herbert is only worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues using two starting quarterbacks and in long-term keeper formats unless Lynn has a change of heart.
Posted: 9/23/2020 2:23 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert is likely to start in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Herbert went 22-for-33 for 311 yards, one touchdown and one pick and scored another TD on the ground. Another strong performance this week, and it's hard to see Tyrod Taylor (chest) returning to the starting lineup. Herbert is a QB2 in fantasy.
Posted: 9/21/2020 4:05 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert completed 22 of his 33 passes for 311 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Sept. 20. Herbert also ran four times for 18 yards and a score.
Huddle Up: Pressed into action by a pre-game health scare involving Tyrod Taylor, Herbert showed poise and good decision making in pushing the defending champion Chiefs to overtime. He consistently found his playmakers (Allen, Henry and Ekeler logged 17 of his 22 completions) and just looked like he belonged -- something Taylor didn't do in Week 1 against the Bengals. Head coach Anthony Lynn said after the game that Taylor, if healthy, is the team's starter, but you have to wonder how long that can possibly last given what each man has put on tape this season. If you have the room to stash Herbert on your bench it could be worth scooping him up off of waivers.
Posted: 7/26/2020 1:29 am UTC
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert signed his rookie deal Saturday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Herbert will have a chance to prove he can be a franchise quarterback, but even if he ends up starting at some point this year, his fantasy value is likely limited to keeper formats in 2020.
Posted: 7/25/2020 8:30 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers first-round draft choice QB Justin Herbert is close to an agreement on a four-year contract worth around $26.6 million, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Herbert is expected to compete for the starting job during training camp but may be the underdog since he did not practice this offseason. He should be an option in keeper leagues but can be avoided in standard leagues.
Posted: 6/04/2020 2:27 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers first-round pick QB Justin Herbert is expected to compete for the starting job with QB Tyrod Taylor, according to quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton.
Huddle Up: The expectation here is that Taylor wins the job and starts the first quarter or half of the season. Herbert is a great chip in dynasty, but his single-year value appears minimal with the circumstances rookies face entering the league this season.
Posted: 4/30/2020 5:41 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers rookie QB Justin Herbert was selected to be the team's franchise quarterback, according to head coach Anthony Lynn. When he'll begin that journey as a starter has yet to be determined. 'I don't want to put a timetable on this young man. ... Does he need a couple of years? Does he need one year? Maybe he doesn't need any at all. I don't know,' Lynn said. 'They're [Herbert and Tyrod Taylor] going to go in and they're going to compete. The best guy is going to play.' With the COVID19 shut down, Lynn acknowledges Herbert's development may be slowed without the on-field piece. 'I don't care how smart you are, until you get in there and get those reps, especially with a new offense and maybe doing some things differently than you've done in the past, like playing underneath the center, that's going to be harder if we don't have camps,' Lynn added. Lynn noted he thinks Herbert is able to do everything, saying Herbert is mobile, fast and has a strong arm.
Huddle Up: It may take some time this year for Herbert to win the starting duties, but it is just a matter of time before the Chargers hand over the keys. He shouldn't be considered in re-draft leagues at this time, but definitely carries dynasty value if you can stash him until future seasons.