Los Angeles
Chargers
Stadium Dignity Health Sports Park
4-6-0 Overall | 0-2 AFC WEST 3rd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense86.1282.320.7
Defense110.5223.519.4
    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
    91 Broughton, Cortez DT6-229109/02/19960Cincinnati
    57 Brown, Jatavis OLB5-1122102/18/19944Akron
    11 Davis, Geremy WR6-321101/10/19925Connecticut
    43 Davis, Michael CB6-219501/06/19953BYU
    58 Davis, Thomas OLB6-123503/22/198315Georgia
    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
    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
    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
    24 Luani, Shalom DB6-020208/05/19943Washington State
    45 Mazza, Cole LS6-223502/14/19951Alabama
    95 McGill, T.Y. DT6-029911/23/19925NC State
    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)
    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