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
32 Adderley, Nasir DB6-019505/31/19972Delaware
13 Allen, Keenan WR6-221104/27/19928California
--- Anderson, Stephen TE6-323001/30/19933California
4 Badgley, Mike K5-1018307/28/19953Miami (FL)
97 Bosa, Joey DE6-528007/11/19955Ohio State
91 Broughton, Cortez DT6-229109/02/19962Cincinnati
--- Campbell, Tevaughn DB6-020006/14/19931Regina (Canada)
84 Cantrell, Dylan WR6-322606/29/19942Texas Tech
43 Davis, Michael CB6-219501/06/19954BYU
51 Egbule, Emeke LB6-224510/13/19962Houston
30 Ekeler, Austin RB5-1020005/17/19954Western State (Colo.)
28 Facyson, Brandon DB6-219709/08/19943Virginia Tech
66 Feeney, Dan G6-431005/29/19944Indiana
88 Green, Virgil TE6-525508/03/198810Nevada
15 Guyton, Jalen WR6-120206/07/19971North Texas
26 Hayward, Casey CB5-1119209/09/19899Vanderbilt
86 Henry, Hunter TE6-525012/07/19945Arkansas
54 Ingram, Melvin DE6-224704/26/19899South Carolina
22 Jackson, Justin RB6-019904/22/19963Northwestern
33 James, Derwin FS6-221508/03/19963Florida State
--- Jefferson, Malik LB6-224011/15/19963Texas
23 Jenkins, Rayshawn DB6-222001/25/19944Miami (FL)
--- Johnson, P.J. DT6-433406/14/19961Arizona
--- Johnson, Tyron WR6-119301/08/19961Oklahoma State
93 Jones, Justin DT6-330908/28/19963NC State
20 King, Desmond DB5-1020012/14/19944Iowa
77 Lamp, Forrest G6-431002/20/19944Western Kentucky
1 Long, Ty K6-22050Alabama-Birmingham
--- Martin, Koda OL6-63040Syracuse
45 Mazza, Cole LS6-223502/14/19952Alabama
--- Meeks, Quenton CB6-120906/20/19962Stanford
89 Moore, Jason WR6-221306/23/19952Findlay
42 Nwosu, Uchenna LB6-225112/28/19963USC
16 Patton, Andre WR6-220005/28/19942Rutgers
52 Perryman, Denzel MLB5-1124012/05/19926Miami (FL)
79 Pipkins, Trey T6-630409/05/19962Sioux Falls
53 Pouncey, Mike C6-529807/24/198910Florida
61 Quessenberry, Scott C6-431003/23/19953UCLA
78 Scott, Trent T6-532001/25/19943Grambling State
--- St. Louis, Tyree T6-530508/05/19971Miami (FL)
2 Stick, Easton QB6-121709/15/19952North Dakota State
5 Taylor, Tyrod QB6-121708/03/198910Virginia Tech
36 Teamer, Roderic SAF5-1118705/12/19972Tulane
69 Tevi, Sam T6-531511/15/19944Utah
99 Tillery, Jerry DT6-629510/08/19962Notre Dame
--- Toner, Cole C6-531003/13/19943Harvard
49 Tranquill, Drue LB6-222808/15/19952Notre Dame
--- Turner, Trai G6-331506/14/19937LSU
87 Vollert, Andrew TE6-524503/15/19952Weber State
44 White, Kyzir OLB6-221803/24/19963West Virginia
81 Williams, Mike WR6-422010/04/19944Clemson