Justin Herbert
  • Justin Herbert

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  • , Los Angeles Chargers
  • 26
  • 240 lbs
  • 6' 6"
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Scouting report

by Neil Dutton

LAC QB Justin Herbert - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 vs. Denver Broncos

In a game that was an insult to fantasy football, Justin Herbert managed a mere 8.0 fantasy points against the Patriots in Week 13. Herbert amassed 212 scoreless yards on 37 attempts as he finished as the QB22 for the week.

Herbert, and his fantasy managers, will be looking for a bounceback performance this week against the Broncos. Denver ranks eighth in aFPA to quarterbacks this season, but the Chargers' ground game is giving them next to nothing at present, ranking eighth last in rushing yards this season. So putting the game on Herbert's arm might be the way to go, making Herbert projectable as a low-end QB1.

by Neil Dutton

LAC QB Justin Herbert - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 at New England Patriots

Week 12 was a difficult week for Justin Herbert in both reality and fantasy football, as the Chargers went down to defeat against the Ravens. Herbert could only muster 217 yards and a single touchdown from 44 pass attempts, giving him 13.4 fantasy points and a QB16 finish for the week. In average points per game, Herbert is the QB4 with 20.4.

Herbert faces a tough matchup in Week 13 against a Patriots team that can't do anything on offense but ranks seventh in aFPA to quarterbacks in 2023. Herbert is probably a mid-tier QB1 this week, especially with other teams on a bye.

by Neil Dutton

LAC QB Justin Herbert - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 vs Baltimore Ravens

Truth be told, Justin Herbert did enough to earn a win against the Packers in Week 11. He passed for 260 yards and two touchdowns, adding another 73 yards with his legs on his way to 25.7 fantasy points, finishing as the QB3. His numbers would have been even better had his pass catchers not engaged in a series of heartbreaking drops.

Herbert cannot afford to see his surrounding talent fail again, with a clash against the Ravens coming up in Week 12. The Ravens rank sixth in aFPA to quarterbacks this season. Herbert should continue to take to the sky often enough to remain fantasy-relevant, despite the tough matchup, although he's closer to being a QB2 than he is to being THE QB1 this week.

by Neil Dutton

LAC QB Justin Herbert - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 at Green Bay Packers

Justin Herbert broke out of his fantasy fun last week, scoring 28.4 fantasy points on his way to the QB2 in Week 10. Herbert had struggled recently, but he still ranks QB3 in average fantasy points per game with 20.5.

Herbert, and Herbert's fantasy managers, will be hoping for another carnival performance from him against the Packers in Week 11. But gamescript might favor an alternative approach from the Chargers, given the Packers ranking eighth in aFPA to quarterbacks but 25th to running backs. Even so, with so many bad quarterbacks currently clogging up NFL starting gigs, Herbert should be viewed as a QB1, albeit a mid-tier one, in Week 11.

by Neil Dutton

LAC QB Justin Herbert - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 vs. Detroit Lions

Week 9 was not a banner week for Justin Herbert, who managed a meager 7.1 fantasy points against the Jets. Herbert was the QB25 for the week, a far cry from his seasonal averages of 22.26 points and a QB3 average in points per game. Herbert has struggled since Mike Williams was lost for the season. With Williams in the lineup this season, Herbert averaged 312 passing yards and two touchdowns per game. Without him, these numbers drop to 217 and 1.4.

Week 10 is another tricky matchup, as the Detroit Lions await the Chargers. The Lions rank 19th in aFPA to quarterbacks this season, but this game should be something of a shootout, which should keep Herbert in the top-end QB1 conversation by the time the games are over.

by Neil Dutton

LAC QB Justin Herbert - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 at New York Jets

In what was a topsy turvy week on the quarterback streets, Justin Herbert managed to put together a good showing for his fantasy managers. He finished the week as the QB7, just a little way off his season long form of QB4. Herbert racked up 298 passing yards and delivered his first game with three touchdown passes since Week 3. That was also the most recent game for Herbert with zero interceptions before Week 8.

There is no tougher matchup for fantasy quarterbacks than the New York Jets at present, with Robert Salah’s charges ranking first in aFPA to the position in 2023. It won’t be a stroll in the park for Herbert, but he should be safely viewed as a mid-tier QB1 option this week.

by Neil Dutton

LAC QB Justin Herbert - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 vs. Chicago Bears

Week 8 was a disappointing one for Justin Herbert, in real life and fantasy. He managed 259 yards and a touchdown, but he threw two picks (giving him four in his last three games) on his way to 10.9 fantasy points. This was enough to finish as the QB21. Herbert was fantasy football's best quarterback earlier this season, but he is down to QB5 in points per game after seven weeks.

Herbert has one hell of a bounceback spot this week against the Chicago Bears. The Bears rank 25th in aFPA to quarterbacks, giving Herbert one of the best matchups of any quarterback in Week 8. He should return to top-12 airspace this week.

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