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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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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 13: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on prior to the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 13: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on prior to the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers (ADP: 126, Quarterback 16): Take him if you don’t like losing

There may be some exaggeration in the header. Trying to remove all Chargers fan bias in these picks so far has been hard, but it is especially difficult with Rivers. The face of the Chargers for so long, Rivers has been a top 14 quarterback in fantasy in 11 of 13 seasons. Currently being selected as the 16th-best signal caller, there’s a strong chance that No. 17 exceeds these low expectations. That being said, the ceiling for Rivers is far lower than many other selections in his draft range. He is perhaps the ultimate safe pick, guaranteed to give a solid outing but rarely going to put up gaudy numbers. Luckily, the quarterback position is one where a little steady consistency might be exactly what the doctor ordered.

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So there it is, the top six Chargers by ADP, as well as whether fans should take them at their current ADP. Of course, there is a caveat with rankings like these: There is no way to tell who exactly will be available at each fantasy team’s selection. Take these rankings with a grain of salt, but hopefully there are a few stats and nuggets that will make you think twice before drafting some Chargers and reconsider selecting others. Good luck!

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