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Friday, September 12, 2014

2014 San Diego Chargers Projections

San Diego Chargers



Overall Outlook
After winning five of their final six games, and crushing Cincinnati in a divisional playoff game, the Chargers are flying high coming in to 2014. The club did well adding value in Donald Brown and rookie Jason Verrett during the offseason, and look to build upon their 2013 run.  We expect the offense to be strong again with the return of Malcolm Floyd from injury and the emergence of Ladarius Green at TE.  On defense we see some weaknesses in the defensive backfield, but overall improvement in 2014.  We expect the Chargers to put together another impressive season and compete for a playoff spot.

Offensive Outlook
Philip Rivers has plenty of weapons at all of the skill positions, but with so many options, it's tough for fantasy owners to get a true stud out of this team outside of Keenan Allen.  We recommend grabbing Chargers throughout your fantasy draft at value spots, but do not reach for them as the TDs in this offense will be tough to gauge.

Defensive Outlook
The San Diego defense held it's own in 2013, ranking 11th in the NFL in points allowed, and 23rd in yards allowed. The addition of Jason Verrett should help the passing game, but this squad will continue to allow yards in an attempt to make big plays.  We see similar production to last year as a DST.  As for IDP options, Butler, Te'o, Weddle, and Verrett all should be viable assets.

Offensive Projections - 2014
QB1 - Philip Rivers - Passing - 4300 yds / 30 tds 
RB1 - Ryan Mathews - Rushing - 1100 yds / 6 tds  Receiving - 25 recs / 225 yds / 0 tds
RB2 - Danny Woodhead - Rushing - 400 yds / 1 td  Receiving - 70 recs / 575 yds / 5 tds
WR1 - Keenan Allen - Receiving - 80 recs / 1225 yds / 8 tds
WR2 - Malcom Floyd - Receiving - 55 recs / 800 yds / 3 tds
WR3 - Eddie Royal - Receiving - 40 recs / 575 yds / 3 tds
TE1 - Antonio Gates - Receiving - 60 recs / 625 yds / 6 tds
TE2 - Ladarius Green - Receiving - 50 recs / 575 yds / 5 tds

Defensive Projections - 2014
DE1 - Corey Liuget - 50 total Ts / 6 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 4 total TOs
DE2 - Kendall Reyes - 35 total Ts / 5 sacks / 1 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
DT - Sean Lissemore - 25 total Ts / 2 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 1 total TO
OLB1 - Dwight Freeney -  40 total Ts / 7 sacks / 3 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
OLB2 - Jarret Johnson - 50 total Ts / 4 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
ILB1 - Donald Butler - 120 total Ts / 3 sacks / 5 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
ILB2 - Manti Te'o - 110 total Ts / 2 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
CB1 - Jason Verrett - 80 total Ts / 0 sacks / 16 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
CB2 - Richard Marshall - 75 total Ts / 0 sacks / 14 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
S1 - Eric Weddle - 115 total Ts / 1 sack / 8 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
S2 - Marcus Gilchrist -  80 total Ts / 1 sack / 2 passes defensed / 3 total TOs

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