Los Angeles Chargers Depth Chart
- AFC West
- SoFi Stadium
- Head Coach
- Brandon Staley
- Offensive Coordinator
- Joe Lombardi
- Defensive Coordinator
- Renaldo Hill
- Special Teams Coach
- Derius Swinton II
- Defensive Scheme
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Jared Cook caught three of his five targets for 28 yards in a Week 2 loss versus the Dallas Cowboys. The veteran would have had a better outing, but his two-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter was called back with a penalty on the Chargers. The veteran is part of a high-powered passing attack, but is behind running back Austin Ekeler and wide receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams for targets. Next up for Cook will be a date against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3 and he remains a shaky option moving forward with plenty of mouths to feed in the Chargers offense.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams put together another big performance in Week 2 versus the Dallas Cowboys. The big receiver caught seven of his 10 targets for 91 yards and one touchdown. Williams scored the only touchdown for the Chargers with a 12-yard reception in the first quarter. The upcoming free agent has been off to a hot start in 2021 and has caught 15 balls for 173 and two touchdowns on the year. Williams has been injury prone throughout his career, but when healthy, he should be considered a WR2 in 10-team leagues. Next up for Williams will be a matchup versus the division rival Kansas City Chiefs. In what is expected to be a high scoring contest, managers should fire up Williams with confidence.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen put together another strong performance in Week 2 versus the Dallas Cowboys. Catching four of his eight targets, Allen put up 108 yards. The veteran has consistently put up WR1 numbers with quarterback Justin Herbert under center and there is nothing to indicated that it won't continue throughout the season. Next weeks matchup is expected to be a high scoring affair against the Kansas City Chiefs and managers should once again expect Allen to continue to play a big role. Allen has now caught 13 balls for 208 yards and remains a big part of the Chargers offense.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler put together a big performance in a Week 2 loss versus the Dallas Cowboys. Ekeler rushed nine times for 54 yards and caught all nine of his targets for 61 yards. Coming off of a Week 1 performance with zero targets, it was a positive sign to see him be heavily involved in the passing game. Known as a PPR beast for his ability to catch balls out of the backfield, managers got exactly what they expected in Week 2. Ekeler was removed for a brief period in the second half to be evaluated for a concussion and had to have his face mask changed. In Week 1, rookie Larry Rountree III appeared to be the main backup for Ekeler, but he only saw one carry for -1 yards and veteran Justin Jackson saw four carries for 21 yards. Both Jackson and Rountree would likely play a role in the offense if Ekeler were to miss time this year and Ekeler managers should consider both of them as insurance options. Entering Week 3 versus the Kansas City Chiefs, Ekeler remains a RB1 in all formats.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert had a rough day in a Week 2 loss versus the Dallas Cowboys. Coming off of an underwhelming Week 1, Herbert was 31-for-41 for 338 yards and one touchdown to go along with a pair of interceptions. He also picked up 12 yards on the ground. His lone touchdown was a 12-yard pass to Mike Williams in the first quarter. Herbert could have had a better day, but two of his touchdown throws in the second half were taken off of the board with penalties on the Chargers. Herbert has looked good on the field, but it hasn't translated to big numbers in the fantasy community. Herbert has now passed for 675 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. The signal caller has now had back-to-back games with at least 40 passing attempts and next week versus the Kansas City Chiefs is set up to be a shootout. Managers should continue to have confidence with Herbert for now.