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Chargers: Predicting crucial pieces for 2019 season

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 08: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers stands on the sideline during a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 08: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers stands on the sideline during a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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: Key offensive players, continued

Players to watch for: Wide receiver Mike Williams, tight end Hunter Henry

Williams really came into his own in a big way last year. Playing in his first season fully healthy, he was targeted as much as wide receiver Tyrell Williams, but was much more productive. Racking up 10 touchdowns and over 600 yards on 43 receptions helped to show fans exactly what the Chargers saw when drafting him seventh overall back in 2017. Now the second receiver on the depth chart, Williams will look to build off his second season alongside Allen, becoming the red zone threat he has already proven to be and more. Look for a very good season from Williams this year, as he may put up upwards of 50 receptions, 700 yards, and 8 touchdowns.

Henry seems full strength and ready to start his comeback campaign. Henry spent all but one game recovering from a torn ACL suffered in OTA’s last May. Prior to his injury, Henry showed he could be a top tight end in football very quickly. We can most certainly expect Henry to continue progressing rapidly, with the very effective duo of Allen and Williams leaving little room for the defense to put more than one man on him. A season of 50 catches, around 650 yards, and seven touchdowns is very attainable for Henry this year in what looks to be one of the most lethal passing attacks in football.

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