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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 Half PPR Draft Rankings

Austin Ekeler Note
Austin Ekeler photo 15. Austin Ekeler RB - (at LV)
In eight full games with Justin Herbert under center last year, Ekeler saw 63 targets. Over a full 16-game season, that amounts to 126 targets. While I don't expect him to get there, he's one of just two running backs (Christian McCaffrey is the other) who I'm projecting for 100-plus targets in 2021. Targets are worth twice as much as carries, so even if Ekeler winds up getting just 12 carries per game, it's not the end of the world. In fact, he can still finish as a borderline RB1 if he were to hit just 200 carries on the season. The new coaching staff obviously brings on some potential volatility, but there's not much other talent on the roster at running back, so his role should be very safe.
4 days ago
Keenan Allen Note
Keenan Allen photo 27. Keenan Allen WR - (at LV)
Justin Herbert Note
Justin Herbert photo 73. Justin Herbert QB - (at LV)
Mike Williams Note
Mike Williams photo 126. Mike Williams WR - (at LV)
How often can you find a wide receiver being drafted outside the top 40 who's capable of posting WR1-type numbers? Williams fits that bill. He already has a 1,000-yard season on his resume. He also has a 10-touchdown season on it. He also happens to have one of the brightest young stars as his quarterback with little else on the depth chart outside of Keenan Allen. Health has been the biggest question mark for Williams, but once you're outside the top-40 wide receivers, there's hardly guaranteed production on the board, so take the upside.
6 days ago
Jared Cook Note
Jared Cook photo 154. Jared Cook TE - (at LV)
Joshua Kelley Note
Joshua Kelley photo 213. Joshua Kelley RB - (at LV)
He had his chance and likely blew it. Kelley acted as the early-down back for the Chargers last year, but wound up averaging more than 4.0 yards per carry just four times all season, including seven games averaging 3.1 or less yards per carry. Neither Justin Jackson nor Austin Ekeler had issues running behind the line, as both of them tallied 4.6 yards per carry. The Chargers also have a new coaching staff and drafted Larry Rountree in the 2021 draft, which could make Kelley expendable, or pushed down the depth chart.
6 days ago
Los Angeles Chargers Note
Los Angeles Chargers photo 222. Los Angeles Chargers DST - (at LV)
Justin Jackson Note
Justin Jackson photo 238. Justin Jackson RB - (at LV)
Michael Badgley Note
Michael Badgley photo 248. Michael Badgley K - (at LV)
Tyron Johnson Note
Tyron Johnson photo 286. Tyron Johnson WR - (at LV)
Donald Parham Jr. Note
Donald Parham Jr. photo 323. Donald Parham Jr. TE - (at LV)
Jalen Guyton Note
Jalen Guyton photo 358. Jalen Guyton WR - (at LV)
Josh Palmer Note
Josh Palmer photo 367. Josh Palmer WR - (at LV)
Larry Rountree III Note
Larry Rountree III photo 380. Larry Rountree III RB - (at LV)
K.J. Hill Jr. Note
K.J. Hill Jr. photo 553. K.J. Hill Jr. WR - (at LV)
Stephen Anderson Note
Stephen Anderson photo 564. Stephen Anderson TE - (at LV)
Tre' McKitty Note
Tre' McKitty photo 602. Tre' McKitty TE - (at LV)
Joe Reed Note
Joe Reed photo 626. Joe Reed WR - (at LV)
Chase Daniel Note
Chase Daniel photo 642. Chase Daniel QB - (at LV)
Austin Proehl Note
Austin Proehl photo 650. Austin Proehl WR - (at LV)
Eli Stove Note
Eli Stove photo 652. Eli Stove WR - (at LV)
John Hurst Note
John Hurst photo 653. John Hurst WR - (at LV)
Jason Moore Note
Jason Moore photo 654. Jason Moore WR - (at LV)
Matt Sokol Note
Matt Sokol photo 862. Matt Sokol TE - (at LV)
Hunter Kampmoyer Note
Hunter Kampmoyer photo 864. Hunter Kampmoyer TE - (at LV)
Darius Bradwell Note
Darius Bradwell photo 878. Darius Bradwell FB - (at LV)
Easton Stick Note
Easton Stick photo 937. Easton Stick QB - (at LV)