Checking in on the rookies and college prospects - Joey Cartolano (subscription)
Hunter Henry has seen a dip in his snaps since the return of Antonio Gates in Week 5, but he has still nearly doubled the veteran in terms of time on the field in those games. More importantly, the rookie has been producing with amazing efficiency, catching 19 of his 22 targets for 314 yards (16.5 YPR, the highest of any tight end in the league with 20 or more targets) and touchdowns in three straight games. Henry now sits as the third overall tight end in fantasy scoring through six weeks. This is not a fluke for the clear top tight end in this class since the draft process began, and dynasty owners should not treat this as a sell high scenario. Given how productive Gates has been with Rivers over the years, Henry seems destined for a prolonged stay in TE1 territory.
PFF's Top 32 prospects for the 2017 NFL draft - Steve Palazzolo
Garrett has not slowed down this season after two exceptional years to start his career. His explosiveness gives him the "wow" factor but it also shows up in his production where his 89.9 overall grade is the highest of any pass-rusher in the nation. We wanted to see better work against the run this season and he’s come through to this point. Garrett now has 26 sacks, 31 QB hits and 88 hurries in his career at Texas A&M.
Ranking all 32 NFL receiving corps entering week 7 - Michael Renner
The Keenan Allen injury is a crushing blow to what looked like the most promising receiving corps the Chargers have had in some time. The emergence of Tyrell Williams and Hunter Henry, though, still make this a solid unit. Henry is fifth in yards per route run among tight ends, and hasn’t dropped a ball so far this year. Travis Benjamin and his speed have also been a welcomed addition, as he’s a nightmare on the shallow cross that San Diego loves to run.
Chargers have to pressure Matt Ryan, Falcons' high-flying pass attack - Eric Williams
"They’re the best offense in the league right now," Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward said. "And they’re playing at a high level. Watching them on film, they do a lot of good things. And it’s not just Julio [Jones].
Chargers losing despite Philip Rivers' play - Eric Williams
"This is how teams win in this league," Rivers said after last week’s game. "I see it every weekend all over. I see teams win and this is how they win. It’s not pretty. It’s not perfect."