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Chargers fantasy football: Who should you draft?

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 13: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts during the second quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 13: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts during the second quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – AUGUST 08: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 17-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – AUGUST 08: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 17-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (ADP: 63, Wide Receiver 27): Avoid

There’s a pretty significant gap between Allen/Gordon and the next Chargers player on the ADP list. This is pretty common for all NFL teams: Each has their No. 1 wideout and running back, followed by a gap and then the other guys. Mike Williams counts as the first of these “other guys” for the Chargers.  In a 12-team league, fans are looking at Williams in the early sixth round. If you are smart and haven’t picked up a quarterback yet, you are likely tempted to take one here with the remaining players not as enticing to draft as someone like Drew Brees. Here, fans have an important philosophical question to consider: Do they bite on a signal caller? Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson have slightly higher ADPs than a receiver like Williams, but they are not at all unlikely to be available at the same pick as Williams. In the end, however, it’s not ideal to draft Williams at this ADP. There is simply too much talent that will be there at this selection to buy into the second or third option on a team. Allen Robinson, Christian Kirk, and Robby Anderson all have the potential to be No. 1 wide receiver on their respective teams and are all being drafter lower than Williams. No. 81 had a strong season last year, but repeating a double-digit TD effort is not guaranteed. Wait and hope that he falls.

Better Options: Robby Anderson (Wide receiver NYJ), Deshaun Watson (Quarterback HOU), Allen Robinson (Wide receiver CHI)

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