Los Angeles
Chargers
Stadium Dignity Health Sports Park
5-11-0 Overall | 0-6 AFC WEST 4th
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense90.8290.521.1
Defense112.8212.121.6
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Thu  8/8
@
Cardinals
L13-17
Week 3Sun  8/18
vs
Saints
L17-19
Week 4Sat  8/24
vs
Seahawks
L15-23
Week 5Thu  8/29
@
49ers
W27-24
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/8
vs
Colts
W / OT30-24
Week 2Sun  9/15
@
Lions
L10-13
Week 3Sun  9/22
vs
Texans
L20-27
Week 4Sun  9/29
@
Dolphins
W30-10
Week 5Sun  10/6
vs
Broncos
L13-20
Week 6Sun  10/13
vs
Steelers
L17-24
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Chargers are behind the Chiefs and Patriots in the AFC projected standings but are stil a leading contender assuming Derwin James is healthy for at least half of the season and into the playoffs. Their odds to win it all are 14/1, 6.7% (#7). Even with the juice, the Chargers are a good betting value. Their 7% chance to win the Super Bowl (based on simulations) is #5 in the league. They are also a good bet to win the AFC at 7/1, 12.5%. Their sim chance is 13%. Our projection is leaning on them to win under 10 games. The Chargers are averaging 9.9 wins per sim. At -200 the Chargers are a good value to make the playoffs with a 70.8% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 9/4, 30.8%. They win the division in 34.9% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the AFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

With a 12-4 record they managed to beat the high expectations that oddsmakers had of them (expected win percentage = 64%). They were solid against the spread going 9-7 for (+130 profit). They went over 8 times and came in under 8 times. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Indianapolis Colts. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are an elite scoring team based on points per game, despite a relatively low yards per play rank. They are an elite scoring defense, which make sense given their strong yards per play allowed rank.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Hunter Henry who is projected to be the #7 TE. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
13 Allen, Keenan WR6-221104/27/19927California
4 Badgley, Mike K5-1018307/28/19952Miami (FL)
97 Bosa, Joey DE6-528007/11/19954Ohio State
57 Brown, Jatavis OLB5-1122102/18/19944Akron
43 Davis, Michael CB6-219501/06/19953BYU
58 Davis, Thomas OLB6-123503/22/198315Georgia
74 Drango, Spencer G6-631510/15/19923Baylor
48 Dzubnar, Nick LB6-124008/15/19915Cal Poly-S.L.O.
51 Egbule, Emeke LB6-224510/13/19960Houston
30 Ekeler, Austin RB5-1020005/17/19953Western State (Colo.)
28 Facyson, Brandon DB6-219709/08/19942Virginia Tech
66 Feeney, Dan G6-431005/29/19943Indiana
25 Gordon, Melvin RB6-121504/13/19935Wisconsin
88 Green, Virgil TE6-525508/03/19889Nevada
72 Groy, Ryan C6-532009/30/19906Wisconsin
15 Guyton, Jalen WR6-120206/07/19970North Texas
26 Hayward, Casey CB5-1119209/09/19898Vanderbilt
86 Henry, Hunter TE6-525012/07/19944Arkansas
54 Ingram, Melvin DE6-224704/26/19898South Carolina
22 Jackson, Justin RB6-019904/22/19962Northwestern
33 James, Derwin FS6-221508/03/19962Florida State
23 Jenkins, Rayshawn SS6-222001/25/19943Miami (FL)
93 Jones, Justin DT6-330908/28/19962NC State
87 Kendricks, Lance TE6-325001/30/19889Wisconsin
20 King, Desmond DB5-1020012/14/19943Iowa
1 Long, Ty P6-22050Alabama-Birmingham
45 Mazza, Cole LS6-223502/14/19951Alabama
92 Mebane, Brandon DT6-131101/15/198513California
89 Moore, Jason WR6-221306/23/19950Findlay
42 Nwosu, Uchenna LB6-225112/28/19962USC
76 Okung, Russell T6-531010/07/198810Oklahoma State
16 Patton, Andre WR6-220005/28/19941Rutgers
52 Perryman, Denzel MLB5-1124012/05/19925Miami (FL)
31 Phillips, Adrian DB5-1121003/28/19925Texas
79 Pipkins, Trey T6-630409/05/19960Sioux Falls
35 Pope, Troymaine RB5-820511/29/19932Jacksonville State
61 Quessenberry, Scott C6-431003/23/19952UCLA
17 Rivers, Philip QB6-522812/08/198116NC State
98 Rochell, Isaac DE6-428004/22/19952Notre Dame
75 Schofield, Michael G6-630111/15/19906Michigan
78 Scott, Trent T6-532001/25/19942Grambling State
71 Square, Damion DE6-229302/06/19897Alabama
2 Stick, Easton QB6-121709/15/19950North Dakota State
5 Taylor, Tyrod QB6-121708/03/19899Virginia Tech
36 Teamer, Roderic DB5-1118705/12/19970Tulane
69 Tevi, Sam T6-531511/15/19943Utah
99 Tillery, Jerry DT6-629510/08/19960Notre Dame
49 Tranquill, Drue LB6-222808/15/19950Notre Dame
27 Watkins, Jaylen DB5-1119411/27/19915Florida
34 Watt, Derek FB6-223411/07/19924Wisconsin
44 White, Kyzir OLB6-221803/24/19962West Virginia
81 Williams, Mike WR6-422010/04/19943Clemson
96 Williams, Sylvester DT6-232811/21/19887North Carolina