The Los Angeles Chargers let Philip Rivers depart in free agency this offseason. Then they drafted Justin Herbert to be their next long-term quarterback with the sixth overall pick in the draft.
The Chargers can put their set of skill position talent up against anyone’s. In fantasy terms last year, despite finishing 5-11 and Rivers throwing 20 interceptions, the Chargers produced RB4 (Austin Ekeler), WR6 (Keenan Allen) and TE9 (Hunter Henry) in full PPR. WR41 from last year in full PPR (Mike Williams) is in the mix too.
The Chargers made a couple moves to address their offensive line, trading for guard Trai Turner and signing offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga. There’s a question mark at left tackle, as Russell Okung was sent to Carolina for Turner, but overall the front five is better.
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn has continually confirmed commitment to Tyrod Taylor as the starting quarterback. He should not be forgotten about as a fantasy commodity.
But it may only be a matter of time before Herbert takes over as a rookie. Here’s why the Oregon product could wind up being a fantasy steal in 2020.