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LA Chargers: Ranking Justin Herbert's weapons by total Week 1 targets

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Keenan Allen: 10 total targets from Justin Herbert

Keenan Allen will be targeted the most in this game and it will not even be close. In fact, we will probably feel like he was not targeted enough after the game as he is going to start the 2021 season on a bang.

Again, the focus is going to be to get everyone involved and as we see the season go along we will likely see games where Allen is targeted 15-16 times. Ten targets is a fair number and Allen should finish right around eight catches for 150 yards and a touchdown.

Yes, I am predicting that big of a game for Keenan Allen. If I am right, and you have him in fantasy, you have to be feeling great right now.

The one area of Washington's defense that is not up-to-par is the cornerback position. While they are not downright awful, they also do not have a true CB1 that is going to match up against Allen.

Herbert is naturally going to get pressured in this game which will lead to more targets for the receiver he is comfortable with. We know Allen has elite route running and can get open early and that is exactly what he will do against Kendall Fuller.

Washington could try and double Allen, which would impact his target share, but it would just open up the game for everyone else and the Chargers would probably feast even more.

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For that reason, I expect a lot of 1-on-1 matchups between Allen and Fuller and it is quite clear who will win that matchup.