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3 WR trade targets for the Chargers that are actually realistic

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The NFL trade deadline is fast approaching and it is coming at a great time for the LA Chargers. The Bolts are currently in their bye week, giving them ample time to assess the roster and what to do moving forward instead of having to gameplan for an opponent.

It should be abundantly clear to Tom Telesco and Brandon Staley that this team needs receiver help. Keenan Allen just returned but now the team will be without Mike Williams after he suffered a high ankle sprain. Joshua Palmer's return timeframe from a concussion is unclear, as it is his second of the season.

DeAndre Carter was the fifth receiver on the depth chart heading into training camp. He has been the third all season and is the second if Palmer cannot go. That is simply not good enough. The Bolts need to bring in external help.

Here are 3 WR trade targets for the Chargers that are actually realistic:

1. Denzel Mims

For a trade target to be realistic the other team has to actually be willing to move said player and the player has to be relatively cheap. Checking both of those boxes is 2020 second-round pick Denzel Mims, who requested a trade before the season and just barely made his season debut in Week 7.

Mims was a healthy scratch during the first six weeks and he eventually got his shot with Elijah Moore not playing because of his injury drama. Moore could be a potential target for LA but it seems very unlikely that the Jets would trade him for anything other than a high price.

Mims could be a decent backup plan for LA. If New York doesn't trade Moore then the Chargers could probably get Mims for as cheap as a sixth-round pick at most. By doing so, the Chargers would be adding a pass-catcher with blazing speed that can help take the top off the defense.

He may not be a great all-around receiver, but he definitely could do what Jalen Guyton did for this offense as a deep-ball threat.