Fantasy Football Outlook: Los Angeles Chargers

Hi, I am going to give you a fantasy football outlook on all 32 teams. I will be doing this in alphabetical order. It will be 32 teams in the next 32 days. I will be giving a fantasy stud, fantasy bust, fantasy breakout player, fantasy sleeper, top fantasy rookie, and since some leagues do defensive players – instead of team defensive, I will be doing top fantasy defensive player. So let’s get this started. Please follow me on Twitter @aaron_truesdale.

Fantasy Overview:

The Chargers have a bright future for years to come and their fantasy football presence is shining bright. As long their guys can stay healthy, the sky’s the limit for the Chargers. These are the players I came up with to look for and avoid.

Fantasy Stud: Justin Herbert QB

Watch: Justin Herbert takes the field for the first time with the Los  Angeles Chargers - oregonlive.com

Herbert has franchise quarterback written all over him. He also is a can’t miss quarterback one in fantasy football. He will be one of the top quarterbacks off the board and will be a top-five fantasy quarterback by season’s end.

Fantasy Bust: Mike Williams WR

Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams and the six best WR2s in football -  Page 3

Williams could be a valuable fantasy receiver except for the fact that he is so injury-prone. The injury bug will likely bite him again this year and as such, you should avoid him in your fantasy football drafts. He is on my ‘do not draft’ list.

Fantasy Sleeper: Jared Cook TE

What signing TE Jared Cook means for the Chargers

Cook has been underrated in fantasy football. He is a productive tight end and will slip towards the end of fantasy drafts. With Henry gone and Cook taking the reins as tight end one and with Herbert throwing to him, I believe he will be a sneaky steal later in drafts. So don’t be shy and take Cook late in your draft because he will end up being a tight end one by season’s end.

Fantasy Breakout: Joshua Kelley RB

Fumbles, injuries put Chargers rookie Joshua Kelley in the spotlight - Los  Angeles Chargers Blog- ESPN

Kelley will break out of his shell this year. I know Ekeler is still their main back, but they will want to lighten his load this year to have less risk of injury this season. Enter Kelley. I believe he will see enough carries to be relevant in fantasy football. Plus I believe he will be the main goal-line back and he rakes in the touchdowns this season. He will do good enough to be a running back three or four this season.

Top Fantasy Rookie: Tre’ McKitty TE

The Los Angeles Chargers Select Georgia TE Tre' McKitty With The 97th Pick  | 2021 NFL Draft - YouTube

Now I don’t believe he will have much of an impact this season but I do think he will be the tight end two for the Chargers. So he may have a flashy game here or there but not enough of them to be fantasy relevant this season in re-draft leagues. McKitty has a bright future ahead of him so if you’re in a dynasty league be sure to draft him.

Top Fantasy Defensive Player: Joey Bosa EDGE

Joey Bosa: Pretty obvious there's some problems with Chargers -  ProFootballTalk

Bosa wrecks opposing teams’ offensive plans. He is a guy the opposing team needs to game plan for. So if he can stay healthy he should be dominant enough to be a top defensive player in fantasy football. I consider him a high-risk high-reward player.

I hope you enjoy my Team Fantasy Outlooks. Please comment to let me know what you think I welcome the feedback. I also will be more than happy to discuss any player or team further.

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