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San Diego Chargers Fantasy Football Warm-Up

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San Diego Chargers Fantasy Football Warm-Up
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A team looking for a new stadium or a place to live or both, the Chargers are in a division that has “oodles” and “oodles” of talent on the defensive side of the ball. I mean it has arguably the two best pure pass rushers in the league in Khalil Mack and Von “now paid in the shade” Miller. Oh what will the Chargers do? What do they have to oppose such forces? It may not play out well in the standings but for Fantasy Football purposes…

QB Phillip Rivers

661, that’s the number of passing attempts Rivers had last season. The next closes was 627 in New Orleans. In 2015 the Chargers were seond worst in rushing yards (1,358), last in rushing TDs (4) and last in yards per carry (3.5). The offensive line was suspect at best last year and the defense was not anything to be happy about. So I say all that to say this, nothing will change IMO despite who they drafted. Rivers will continue to throw, throw, and throw some more. With the addition of Travis Benjamin, the return of Keenan Allen and the drafting of Hunter Henry the Chargers have the weapons to move the football through the air. That defense though?!?!?  Along with that offensive offensive line… San Diego isn’t running the football. If his weapons stay healthy Rivers is a Top 10 fantasy QB easily.

 

WR Keenan Allen

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Keenan Allen – Getty Images

This guy is A DAMN BEAST! BEAST!!! He played in only eight games last year and caught 67 balls for 725 yds. The pace he was on was immense. Projected over 16 games your looking at134 receptions and 1,450 receiving yards. In terms of receptions that is Julio Jones and Antonio Brown like. In terms of receiving yards that matches OBJ just to give you some reference. By the way Keenan has caught 77 in ’14 (14 gms) and 71 in ’13 (15 gms). I only have one question when thinking of drafting Allen. 1) CAN HE STAY HEALTHY? He has missed 11 games in his 3-year career thus far. That’s 23% of games missed.

 

WR Travis Benjamin

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Travis Benjamin

I think we are looking at a pair of 1,000 yd receivers in Allen and Benjamin. I know Benjamin is from a putrid team in the Browns, but is coming off the best season of his career with the likes of Johnny Manziel and Josh McCown under center with 68 rec. and 966 yd and 5 TDs. He balled and he balled amongst the dysfunction that is the Browns. With the amount of passing that San Diego will be doing this season for a WR 2 the sky is the limit for Benjamin particularly with Allen on the other side. I think this duo will be one of the best in the league by season’s end. Keenan Allen a true Number 1 WR and Travis Benjamin an explosive and dynamic complement. Who do you double?

Others of note:
  • RB Melvin Gordon
  • TE Antonio Gates
  • TE Hunter Henry
  • RB Danny Woodhead

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