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LA Chargers: Early draft or pass on Bolts’ 2020 fantasy football options

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Hunter Henry #86 congratulates Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers after his touchdown during the first half of a game against the Indianapolis Coltsat Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Hunter Henry #86 congratulates Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers after his touchdown during the first half of a game against the Indianapolis Coltsat Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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The LA Chargers have some intriguing fantasy football options.

Every football fan falls victim to it: favoring players from their favorite team in fantasy football, sometimes working out, and sometimes not. If you are a fan of the LA Chargers, then there are several players that you are likely already scouting for your fantasy football team in 2020.

Not only are the Charger going to experience the natural change that occurs from season to season, but the outlook of the offense is going to be entirely different than it was a year ago because of the change under center.

Tyrod Taylor is now the starting quarterback of the LA Chargers and that is going to have some big fantasy football ramifications. With that in mind, we decided to break down the ‘draft or pass’ argument for each notable fantasy contributor on the LA Chargers: Tyrod Taylor, Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Hunter Henry.

LA Chargers fantasy football draft or pass, Tyrod Taylor: Draft

If you are a frequent reader of my content here at Bolt Beat then you know that I am not the biggest fan of Tyrod Taylor being under center this season. While Taylor absolutely could succeed, I am just not overly excited about him being the quarterback.

However, I cannot deny the value that he can have as a fantasy quarterback. He is not someone to build your team around, but as a value pick in a deeper league or even a two-quarterback league, he is a great selection.

The dual-threat quarterback is going to get fantasy football points regardless and with a better offense than he has ever had before, we can believe that he might even be better than before. Let’s break down his 2015 season, which was the best of his career.

Taylor averaged 22.3 fantasy points per game that season, good enough for 16th in the league. That might not seem all that impressive, but the difference between the top-tier fantasy quarterbacks and the mid-tier like Taylor is immensely small.

The fifth-highest fantasy scoring quarterback that season, Russell Wilson, averaged 24.9 fantasy points per game, only 2.6 more than Tyrod Taylor.

With more weapons, Taylor could have another 22+ points-per-game season. Save those early-round picks for the positions that truly matter and snag Taylor late in the draft.

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