Monday, August 29, 2022

Los Angeles Chargers 2022 Fantasy Football Projections

Our 2022 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2022 fantasy football projections for the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Justin Herbert618.4407.24576.233.3912.3757.8260.13.9341.28
Chase Daniel4328.7283.81.461.

Justin Herbert: Along with Tom Brady, Herbert was one of two quarterbacks to throw for more than 5,000 yards in 2021. Aided by volume (minimum of 30 pass attempts every game), Herbert eclipsed the 300-yard passing mark and/or threw multiple touchdowns in 15 of 17 games. No other quarterback had more than 14 such games. In addition, Herbert (12) led all signal-callers in top-12 (i.e., QB1-level) performances last season. The Chargers led the NFL in fourth-down conversions (22), which helped the Chargers finish top five in both plays per game (66.4, fifth) and pass attempts per game (39.6, third) last season.


Austin Ekeler205.1912.76.9773619.75.1262.16
Isaiah Spiller94.8407.62.3713.5102.10.776.14
Joshua Kelley69.4281.11.395.743.70.446.07
Larry Rountree III24.397.20.53214.60.115.96
Zander Horvath1.

Austin Ekeler: While he set career highs in 2021 as a rusher (206 carries for 911 yards and 12 touchdowns), it's Ekeler's elite receiving ability that makes him an early first-round pick in fantasy drafts. Over the past three seasons, Ekeler has averaged 5.1/48.6/0.4 receiving per game.

Isaiah Spiller: After the Chargers drafted Spiller in the fourth round, many expected him to immediately take over the role as early-down complement/RB2 to Ekeler. Instead, it's been Joshua Kelley. Now there's "a chance" that Spiller could miss Week 1. Even so, I'd still expect Spiller to eventually emerge as the team's RB2.


Keenan Allen105.91178.66.5000209.81
Mike Williams72.11035.27.5000184.57
Josh Palmer52.1583.24.1000108.97
Jalen Guyton27.5381.52.84.620.70.0971.31
DeAndre Carter6.1680.500012.85

Keenan Allen: Allen's volume has allowed fantasy managers to take his consistency to the bank. The veteran receiver has a minimum of 97 receptions and 992 yards in five consecutive seasons, although he has scored more than six touchdowns only once during that stretch. During those five seasons, he's finished as fantasy's WR14 (or better) in half-PPR scoring every season.

Mike Williams: Williams shattered his previous career highs last season in targets (129), receptions (76) and yards (1,146) and his nine touchdowns were one shy of his previous career high. Even if we exclude his dominant start (31/471/6 on 51 targets, WR1 through Week 5), he performed as fantasy's WR28 from Weeks 6-18.

Josh Palmer: Will Palmer make a big second-year jump? The Athletic's Daniel Popper thinks so. Popper notes Palmer's "outstanding work ethic," as he's "regularly the last player on the practice field" and "throws with Herbert after practice more than any other receiver on the roster." In addition, Justin Herbert said, "it's a different Josh Palmer out there and he knows exactly what he's doing."


Gerald Everett46.9510.34.3000100.28
Donald Parham19.82091.800041.6
Tre' McKitty10.2106.90.900021.19

Gerald Everett: Everett set career highs in Seattle last season in targets (63), receptions (48), yards (478) and touchdowns (four). The athletic tight end is a breakout candidate as he joins an offense that threw 179 more pass attempts than Seattle's last season.

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