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NFL Week One fantasy preview: Don’t count on Ekeler or Jackson

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs after his catch in front of defensive back David Amerson #38 of the Arizona Cardinals during the third quarter at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs after his catch in front of defensive back David Amerson #38 of the Arizona Cardinals during the third quarter at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 02: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts as he runs off the field following a 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 02: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts as he runs off the field following a 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

NFL fantasy football: Chargers to start

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers has been a consistent fantasy performer over the years. Indianapolis has an average pass defense and a decent secondary, but a big day can be expected from Rivers with the Colts being more loaded on the defensive line and linebacker group than the secondary.  As long as the offensive line doesn’t completely implode, he’ll be a great start.

Chargers D/ST

The Colts’ offense, as mentioned earlier, is undergoing big changes following the retirement of Luck. Brissett is still a very serviceable quarterback, but it’ll take time for him to settle in his role as starter in such a short amount of time. It looks like a game in which the Chargers can hold them under 20 points and maybe grab a couple of takeaways in the process.

Mike Williams

What will the Chargers 2019 record be?. Next

Rivers has talked up Williams quite a bit this offseason, and he’ll be excited to try him out in his new role at the second starting receiver position following the departure of Tyrell Williams. On top of that, Williams has the ability to go up for the deep jump ball that Keenan Allen doesn’t really have with his size. Once the Chargers get into the red zone, he’ll be a prime target for Rivers, like he became towards the end of last year. Maybe Williams isn’t the leading receiver in a fantasy league, but he’s a scary good flex option for all of 2019, and particularly to start the season.

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