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Fantasy Football Rankings: Six Chargers among the Top 150 NFL players

Which San Diego Chargers will be big performers for your fantasy team in 2016?

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Evan Silva of Rotoworld recently released his projected top 150 players in fantasy football for the 2016 NFL season. Here's a look at which San Diego Chargers players made the cut.

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The first Charger on the list is a first round talent.

12. Keenan Allen (WR8) -- Was on a 134-1,450-8 receiving pace before his Week 8 injury.

This shouldn't be any surprise. Allen was Rivers' favorite target for the first half of the season, and Allen showed that it was for good reason. He made spectacular catches, but even more importantly, he made all of the catches that he should make. He doesn't have amazing speed, but he gets separation almost immediately anyway. Some of the Chargers' offseason acquisitions should help take away some of the defense's focus this season, too.

71. Danny Woodhead (RB26) -- Last year's PPR RB4. Gordon had microfracture surgery.

Even if Gordon comes back at 100%, Woodhead should easily continue to be the most productive fantasy (and real world) back on the Chargers. His skillset significantly outpaces the rest of Chargers running backs.

78. Antonio Gates (TE7) -- Another thin year at tight end. Still offers top-5 TE1 potential.

The future Hall of Famer will probably see some of his playing time go to the rookie Hunter Henry, but if anything that should just help him to stay healthy for a full season. It will be interesting to see how returning offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt uses two-tight end sets.

93. Melvin Gordon (RB32) -- 3.48 YPC, very little RZ work, now microfracture surgery.

Silva's concern about the microfracture surgery is probably premature. If the procedure ends up hampering Gordon's career, it probably won't be until 2017 or later.

102. Philip Rivers (QB9) -- Last year's overall QB2 before Keenan Allen's Week 8 injury.

El Capitan was dominating during the first half of last season. The additions of Benjamin and Henry along with the return of Allen should make Rivers one of the most productive quarterbacks in the NFL. It won't hurt that he finally has a real center again, either.

139. Travis Benjamin (WR56) -- Will play low-volume complementary role in San Diego.

Benjamin's presence will probably do more to help the other skill position players on the team than it will to help your fantasy team. That said, he's a big-play threat, and you can expect he'll probably have a couple of big games with multiple big plays.

Which Chargers will you be targeting in your fantasy drafts this Summer?