Ranking the Fantasy assets for the Los Angeles Chargers – Los Angeles Chargers News

Ranking the Fantasy assets for the Los Angeles Chargers – Los Angeles Chargers News

It’s never a good thing when your first round pick misses all of OTAs with a back injury. But if any team can deal with losing a receiver, it’s this Chargers team. 

They are stacked with pass-catchers. From Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams out wide to Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates at tight end, this may be the most crowded competition for targets outside of Foxborough. With or without No. 7 pick Mike Williams. That makes expectations especially fun. Let’s take a look:

*Rankings expressed below are in terms of expected Fantasy points. This is a part of our actual Fantasy Football rankings but not a direct correlation to my rankings. Things like injury risk, upside, etc. factor into rankings but they’re not being talked about here. This is simply an expectation as the team is currently constructed.

Breaking down the touches

Ken Whisenhunt has twice been the offensive coordinator for the Chargers, and he’ll remain in that role under new head coach Anthony Lynn. The Chargers barely threw the ball 40 percent of the time in 2016, but I would expect a more even distribution in 2017. Look back to Whisenhunt’s 2013 version of the Chargers offense. That was a 9-7 team that had a much closer to a 50/50 split between runs and passes. I’m not sure this team has 9-7 in them, but I would expect something in between that and last year’s 5-11 record.

One thing that hasn’t changed with the Chargers is that at least a quarter of their targets go to the tight end position. If you expect them to throw close to 20 percent of their passes to running…

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