Los Angeles
Chargers
Stadium Dignity Health Sports Park
1-1-0 Overall | 0-0 AFC WEST 3rd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense13131320
Defense148.5217.518.5
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
CBS4:25pm
Week 4Sun  9/29
@
Dolphins
CBS1:00pm
Week 5Sun  10/6
vs
Broncos
CBS4:05pm
Week 6Sun  10/13
vs
Steelers
NBC8:20pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their odds to win it all are 25/1, 3.8% (#12). If futures lines were not heavily juiced, the Chargers would be a good betting value. Their 3.4% chance to win the Super Bowl (based on simulations) is #7 in the league. In simulations, they win the AFC 6.8% of the time and are not a good value at 12/1, 7.7%. They are projected to win 10 games and live up to their pre-season futures line of 10. Their playoff chances stand at 72.4% (28.2% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #4 in the AFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

At 1-1 they are below expectations. Based on the money lines, the Chargers had an expected win percentage of 61%. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down 65 units. They are 0-1-1 against the spread for a -110 loss. Their over-under record is 1-1. 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 favored in their upcoming game vs the Houston Texans. 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, which make sense given their strong yards per play rank. They are an elite scoring defense. They are the #8 ranked team based on yards per play allowed and the #9 ranked team based on TD per play allowed.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Keenan Allen who is projected to be the #6 WR the rest of the season. 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 DB6-019505/31/19970Delaware
13 Allen, Keenan WR6-221104/27/19927California
4 Badgley, Mike K5-1018307/28/19952Miami (FL)
12 Benjamin, Travis WR5-1017512/29/19898Miami (FL)
97 Bosa, Joey DE6-528007/11/19954Ohio State
91 Broughton, Cortez DT6-229109/02/19960Cincinnati
57 Brown, Jatavis OLB5-1122102/18/19944Akron
80 Culkin, Sean TE6-525506/11/19933Missouri
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
88 Green, Virgil TE6-525508/03/19889Nevada
26 Hayward, Casey CB5-1119209/09/19898Vanderbilt
86 Henry, Hunter TE6-525012/07/19944Arkansas
54 Ingram, Melvin DE6-224704/26/19898South Carolina
15 Inman, Dontrelle WR6-320501/31/19896Virginia
22 Jackson, Justin RB6-019904/22/19962Northwestern
23 Jenkins, Rayshawn DB6-222001/25/19943Miami (FL)
48 Johnson, Dontae DB6-220012/01/19916NC State
93 Jones, Justin DT6-330908/28/19962NC State
20 King, Desmond DB5-1020012/14/19943Iowa
77 Lamp, Forrest G6-431002/20/19943Western Kentucky
1 Long, Ty P6-22050Alabama-Birmingham
45 Mazza, Cole LS6-223502/14/19951Alabama
92 Mebane, Brandon DT6-131101/15/198513California
42 Nwosu, Uchenna LB6-225112/28/19962USC
--- Peace, Chris LB6-223802/08/19960Virginia
52 Perryman, Denzel MLB5-1124012/05/19925Miami (FL)
79 Pipkins, Trey T6-630409/05/19960Sioux Falls
35 Pope, Troymaine RB5-820511/29/19932Jacksonville State
53 Pouncey, Mike C6-529807/24/19899Florida
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