2022 Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Football Preview

Jun 30, 2022
2022 Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Football Preview

It's time for the Los Angeles Chargers installment in 4for4's team preview series. We'll be writing an article for each team in the NFL, going over any fantasy-relevant players with a betting angle, as well.

Los Angeles Chargers Offense, 2021
Stat Rank
Points Per Game 27.9 5th
Yards Per Game 390.2 4th
Plays Per Game 66.4 5th
Drives Per Game 9.8 27th
Scoring Percentage 45.7% 4th
Pass Attempts Per Game 39.6 3rd
Available Targets 132 22nd
Available Air Yards 791 22nd
Available Carries 70 17th

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Chargers Through the Air

Churning through five different head coaches during the last six years of his football career, Justin Herbert finally finds himself in the same intuitive system under QBs coach Shane Day and OC Joe Lombardi, and behind a familiar (if not improved) group of hogmollies that permitted the third-lowest pressure rate (27.1%) in the league. Although the 24-year-old averaged an unimpressive 7.6 intended air yards (23rd) and 7.9-yard depth of target (25th) by season’s end, Los Angeles’ aggressiveness on early downs allowed him to convert the league’s fourth-highest pass play rate into the second-most fantasy points per game at his position. With continuity in place and two projected 50-point games (Buccaneers, Rams) sandwiched on the team’s schedule from Weeks 15 to 17 for the fantasy playoffs, Herbert is cemented as my overall QB3 ahead of Patrick Mahomes and Kyler Murray respectively. Opening up the playbook even a little more would go a long way.

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