• Justin Herbert

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  • , Los Angeles Chargers
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  • 237 lbs
  • 6' 6"
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Scouting report

by Richard Mejia

LAC QB Justin Herbert - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 at New Orleans

The rookie Herbert has looked like anything but, especially after his best performance of the season this past week against Tampa Bay. He finished the game on 20-of-25 passing for 290 yards three touchdowns with one interception. Herbert has officially been named the starter for the remainder of the season and played exceptionally well against tough defenses with high ranked aFPA against QBs in Kansas City (6th), Carolina (2nd) and Tampa Bay (12th).

Herbert might be teed up for his biggest game of the season this week against New Orleans who is ranked 20th in aFPA against QBs. Even though he will be without Austin Ekeler and Mike Williams, Herbert has enough weapons around him to be a high-end QB2 this week pushing into QB1 territory.

by Richard Mejia

LAC QB Justin Herbert - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 vs. Carolina

One week after the LA offense looked abysmal, the Justin Herbert-era seems to be upon us. In a late starting nod following an unfortunate injury to starting QB Tyrod Taylor, Herbert seemed to give the offense more juice as he finished the game with 311 passing yards, one passing touchdown and 18 rushing yards for one touchdown. Herbert also threw for an interception on his only “rookie mistake,” however he looked poised throughout the game. The combination of being a rookie and learning of the start minutes before kickoff would have given Herbert every excuse to fail, but that was not the case here.

Week 3 presents different challenges for Herbert as the Carolina Panthers have one of the best defenses against QBs this season. For Herbert, he’s fortunate to have a plethora of talent around him, good enough to keep him in the QB2 conversation and make him this week’s top QB streamer.

by Bob Harris

LAC QB Justin Herbert - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
The Chargers made Justin Herbert the sixth overall pick of this year's draft and, assuming all works out as hoped, their quarterback of the future. The club moving on from Philip Rivers could also open the door to Herbert becoming the quarterback of the present. Herbert threw for 3,471 yards with 32 touchdowns and six interceptions in his senior season for the Ducks, and head coach Anthony Lynn emphasized Herbert’s college experience as a positive upon drafting him. As ESPN's Mike Clay noted, at 6-6 Herbert is one of the biggest quarterbacks in this class. His best asset is his huge arm, though his accuracy remains a bit suspect. Herbert, who has drawn comparisons to both Ryan Tannehill and Carson Wentz, figures to add some slight value with his legs.

Fantasy Downside
A virtual offseason -- rather than more intensive on-field work -- will almost certainly be a limiting factor this fall. Lynn has made it clear that veteran Tyrod Taylor is in the driver's seat when it comes to the starting QB job but admitted that could change. "It's a competition, bro," Lynn told SI.com. "I can't just say Tyrod's gonna be the starting quarterback for the whole year if this young man goes in there and wins the job."

2020 Bottom Line
Cleary the Chargers didn't use such a high pick on a player they think is incapable of handling the job. That said, beyond Dynasty leagues, Herbert's immediate fantasy value is capped.

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