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CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter to take a 14-10 lead against the Arizona Cardinals at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter to take a 14-10 lead against the Arizona Cardinals at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 15: Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes a leaping catch over Justin Coleman #27 of the Detroit Lions in the second quarter at Ford Field on September 15, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 15: Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes a leaping catch over Justin Coleman #27 of the Detroit Lions in the second quarter at Ford Field on September 15, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Chargers: Buy low

Whoever drafted Mike Williams in your league likely thought they were getting a late-round steal, which he still might end up being. But he has battled through some injuries so far, and while he has made some clutch plays for the Chargers, he has not been the type of consistent fantasy performer people thought he would be coming off last season.

Williams is currently the WR74 in PPR formats. This is the perfect (and probably the last) time to buy low. Allen is likely to be shadowed by Chris Harris this upcoming game, meaning this is a prime opportunity for a breakout game from Williams.

His usage has not been great due to his injuries, but expect that to change sooner rather than later. Remember, this is the guy who thrived as an elite red-zone option and caught 10 touchdowns last season.

We have not seen that kind of usage yet this year, but it is almost certainly coming. Rivers needs his No. 2 receiver to get going, and frankly so do the Chargers. If Williams is able to break out this Sunday, the door for buying low on him would be officially closed. So, go get him!

The tight end position in fantasy football can be quite frustrating for fantasy players, especially if you are in a deeper league. Travis Kelce and Evan Engram are really the only ones that have lived up to their draft capital thus far.

The current top-10 tight end rankings include Darren Waller, Will Dissly and Greg Olsen, all of whom were likely not even drafted in your league. If you’re struggling at tight end right now because you drafted OJ Howard, Eric Ebron, Jared Cook or Vance McDonald, you might want to look into buying Henry on the low, especially if your league employs an IR roster spot.

Henry’s health is obviously a big question mark, but he was able to do some drills at practice this week, which is a really good sign of progress. We all know the Chargers are hurting for positive playmakers outside of Allen and Ekeler, so if Henry can get healthy he could easily return good value for your fantasy team.

If you have a middle to lower tier bench player you are trying to offload, you might want to send an offer to whoever has Henry on their bench.

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