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San Diego Chargers weekly poll question: Who will lead the team in receiving yards?

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Tell us who you think will be the leading receiver for the 2016 Chargers.

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 San Diego Chargers offense will feature a new offensive coordinator in Ken Whisenhunt (though, obviously, we are already familiar with his work), a new starting wide receiver in Travis Benjamin, and a new #2 tight end in Hunter Henry. They have lost longtime Rivers-favorite Malcom Floyd as well as the last heir apparent to Antonio Gates, Ladarius Green. They are, however, returning all other relevant pass catchers (and some irrelevant ones, too).

The question posed this week is, "who among this group will put up the most receiving yards in 2016?" For reference, we're providing last year's Chargers receiving statistics below:

Name G GS Tgt Rec Yds
Danny Woodhead 16 1 106 80 755
Keenan Allen 8 8 89 67 725
Antonio Gates 11 4 85 56 630
Malcom Floyd 15 13 68 30 561
Stevie Johnson 10 8 65 45 497
Dontrelle Inman 14 7 63 35 486
Ladarius Green 13 11 63 37 429
Javontee Herndon 8 2 33 24 195
Melvin Gordon 14 13 37 33 192
Branden Oliver 8 1 15 13 112
Tyrell Williams 4 0 5 2 90
Donald Brown 9 2 13 8 88
John Phillips 16 5 11 10 69
Vincent Brown 1 0 2 1 22
David Johnson 16 4 2 1 4

Based on last year's numbers (and just a basic evaluation of the relative talent of the receiving corps), the favorite to lead the team in receiving yards has to be Keenan Allen assuming you expect him to reach double-digit games played. Last year's team leader, Danny Woodhead, seems unlikely to repeat given the new additions to the offense and the likelihood that Allen won't miss half the season again.

Anyway, vote in the poll. Comment below to let us know who you voted for and why.