Los Angeles Chargers Depth Chart
- AFC West
- SoFi Stadium
- Head Coach
- Brandon Staley
- Offensive Coordinator
- Joe Lombardi
- Defensive Coordinator
- Renaldo Hill
- Special Teams Coach
- Ryan Ficken
- Defensive Scheme
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Jalen Guyton, who will be competing with Joshua Palmer for the third wideout spot this summer, shined on special teams during the team's offseason workouts. "Jalen Guyton was fantastic in the offseason," head coach Brandon Staley said. "This guy made a lot of big plays for us in the spring. Really did a nice job on special teams. We kind of challenged him to be a factor in the kicking game. I think he's looked really good out there." Using his size and speed to their advantage, the Chargers have been lining him up at gunner with the punt team. The 25-year-old had 31 catches for 448 yards and three touchdowns last year, but he'll need to win the No. 3 job over Palmer to be worth a late-round flier in deeper fantasy leagues.
Los Angeles Chargers fourth-round rookie running back Isaiah Spiller has a clear path to claiming the RB2 spot behind starter Austin Ekeler this year. Spiller will be battling with Joshua Kelley and Larry Rountree III in training camp this summer, but if he performs up to his potential, Spiller could be Ekeler's clear backup entering the regular season. The 20-year-old from Texas A&M is elusive as a runner and also has good enough hands to contribute in the passing game as a change of pace for Ekeler in LA's backfield. Spiller is the clear target as Ekeler's handcuff near the end of fantasy drafts, and he'd become extremely interesting if he were forced into more substantial playing time in the event of an Ekeler injury this year.
The Los Angeles Chargers hope that tight end Gerald Everett will provide a more explosive yards-after-the-catch dynamic than veteran Jared Cook did last year. They plan to get the ball in Everett's hands via screens, flat routes and jet sweeps, which could put him in line to have a career-best season. The 27-year-old had a career-high 48 receptions for 478 yards and four touchdowns on 63 targets in his one and only season with the Seattle Seahawks last year, and he could easily top those numbers working with rising young quarterback Justin Herbert this year. Nobody should be drafting Everett as a TE1 in fantasy, but he's a great target as a TE2 with upside in fall drafts.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Josh Palmer has been making quite the impression lately. "He's been much more confident," quarterback Justin Herbert said regarding the sophomore wideout. "He knows exactly where he's going. I feel comfortable with him." Palmer, a third-round selection of the 2021 NFL Draft, finished last season by racking up 49 catches for 353 yards and four touchdowns, with three of those end zone trips occurring from Week 14 and beyond. He was spotted lining up as the WR3 during the club's recent mandatory minicamp, and while Keenan Allen and Mike Williams should receive most of Herbert's attention in 2022-23, Palmer could have more than a few impactful fantasy performances on the horizon, especially if one of those guys were to succumb to injury.
Los Angeles Chargers pass-rusher Khalil Mack (foot), who is coming off a foot injury that limited him to seven games last year with the Chicago Bears, will be ready for training camp next month, according to head coach Brandon Staley. Mack hasn't participated in full-speed individual drills at all this spring, but he has been on the field for 11-on-11 walk-throughs, including this week at mandatory minicamp. "Khalil is doing great out there," Staley said. "I think from when he got here to now, made a lot of progress." The 31-year-old edge rusher had just six sacks in his final season in Chicago in 2021, but the six-time Pro Bowler could bounce back in a big way opposite Joey Bosa in LA this year in one of the more talented all-around defenses in the league.