Chargers Fantasy Preview: The Receiving Game and Titans Players
The Receiving Game
In the last two weeks, the Chargers have gotten 266 yards from wide receivers for an average of 133 per week. As it is most weeks, the two potential options that have any real value are Allen and Mike Williams. This is especially true now that Benjamin is out.
If your team has Allen, staying the course despite the last few poor fantasy performances is probably your only choice. With Williams, the matchup may affect him more week to week than anything else, since his targets are going to be more situational than guaranteed. With how highly ranked Tennessee’s pass defense is, along with how few points they give to wideouts in comparison to the rest of the league, it probably won’t be a great matchup for any Chargers’ receiver.
Titans Players vs. Chargers
Henry vs. the Chargers is one of the best matchups of the week. The Chargers were terrible at stopping the run anyway, and now they’re down two defensive tackles. No matter how Tannehill performs, expect Henry to get a whole lot of the offensive load and go well over 100 yards.
And after Henry, there should be no other Titans’ options you even think about. Between Delanie Walker, Adam Humphries, A.J. Brown, and Corey Davis, there’s so much uncertainty every week as to who actually gets the ball, and that only is magnified with Tannehill starting for the first time this year. It’s receiver by committee in Tennessee, and it may as well be quarterback by committee at this point. And unless uprights count as points in your league, don’t start new kicker Cody Parkey.
At this point, there’s no way for anyone to realistically evaluate how the Chargers’ offense is going to be with how erratic it has been recently. That 2018 consistency definitely isn’t there yet. Could there be a big running game breakout finally? Sure. But there’s no reason to really depend on it, it’s more wishful thinking at this point.
Even with no predictability, starting Gordon or Ekeler if your team has them is still a must with how thin running backs currently are. With Allen, it’s a sort of similar situation since most teams don’t have anyone better despite his lack of production the last few weeks. Henry will get the ball this game since he’s healthy now and Rivers loves to look his way downfield, maybe more than any other player on the team at this point.
Starting the defense is a risky proposition with how many injuries there are on the unit, but it may be worth it simply because of the quarterback change and the lack of offensive firepower the Titans have. Rivers could be a decent start, but he’s been turnover prone the last few weeks. If you’re looking for Titans to play, just stick with Henry and no one else.