Los Angeles Chargers
DST - LAC
This Week Outlook
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Chargers are hiring formers Rams DC Brandon Staley as their next head coach.
Staley continues his meteoric rise through the coaching ranks, landing a head coaching gig despite having just one season as a coordinator on his resume. He's considered one of the most progressive defensive minds in football right now, however. The pairing is an interesting one as the Chargers' best selling point has to be the future of the offense under Justin Herbert. It'll be crucial to see who is brought in as the offensive coordinator.
The Los Angeles Chargers D/ST had one sack but no turnovers in a 45-0 blowout loss to the New England Patriots in Week 13.
The Chargers D/ST got stomped out by the Patriots in all facets of the game. Fortunately, there weren't any fans at the game because the Chargers got embarrassed on their home turf. The Chargers D/ST face the Falcons next week and are not a recommended streaming defense for the fantasy playoffs.
The Los Angeles Chargers D/ST had an interception, two fumble recoveries, and three sacks in a 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 12.
The Chargers D/ST brought pressure and did their part in keeping the game competitive. All-Pro DE Joey Bosa registered three sacks, and the defense forced fumbles by Josh Allen and Devin Singletary. The Chargers D/ST could offer sneaky upside in a home game against a struggling Patriots passing offense in Week 13.
The Los Angeles Chargers D/ST had an interception return for a touchdown and registered one sack in the Chargers' Week 11 win over the Jets.
The Chargers D/ST let up 28 points on an 0-10 team, but on the bright side, they came through for fantasy managers picking off Jets QB Joe Flacco for a 6-yard interception return for a touchdown. The Chargers D/ST will not be a recommended streaming option against the Bills in Week 12.
The Los Angeles Chargers D/ST had one sack and fumble recovery in a Week 9 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.
Jerry Tillery was responsible for the sack and fumble recovery for the Chargers but that was the extent of the Chargers' defensive contributions in Week 9. They'll travel to Miami to play the Dolphins in Week 10 and are not a recommended streaming option.