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Zero RB Draft Targets (2019 Fantasy Football) - James Esposito
WRs are the headcases and divas of every locker room, look for prolonged consistency from the position at the top of your drafts. The top of the WR group is as strong as ever, as passing production continues to reach unprecedented heights year after year. You really can’t go wrong with any of the guys in the first or early second rounds. But after that, aim for the 23rd through 26th overall players on FantasyPros, Mike Evans, Keenan Allen, T.Y. Hilton, and A.J. Green will serve as quality WR1s or difference making WR2s.

The Los Angeles Chargers were way too lucky in 2018 - Tyler Schoon (slide show)
Titans attempt a passing two-point conversion to win the game in London, and fail.
Referees miss a false start to give Travis Benjamin a touchdown in Pittsburgh.
Michael Badgley misses the first attempt at a game-winning field goal, but a Steelers offsides penalty gives him another chance (and then another).
Chargers have a penalty and a review go their way in the final drive against the Kansas City Chiefs

Target Analysis: AFC (2019 Fantasy Football) - Shane Manila
Running backs captured 27% of targets in 2018, 23% in 2017, and 18% in 2016. Melvin Gordon averaged 5.5 targets per game in 2018, 5.1 in 2017, and 4.3 in 2016. It appears the Chargers have made a concentrated effort to increase his usage in the passing attack every season. I’ll mark him down for 5.5 to 6.0 targets in 2019 and over a full season that’s a 19% target share. That leaves 16% of the targets available that will be dispersed among Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson (both of whom would see increases if Gordon misses time), and the Travis Benjamin type of players.

Expected fantasy points: The most and least efficient fantasy wide receivers - Scott Barrett
Williams is another regression candidate, but one I’m far less excited to own. Last season, he ranked 45th in fantasy points per game (11.1) and 75th in expected fantasy points per game (8.1). He currently ranks 26th at the position in ADP. Williams has to contend with Hunter Henry’s return to the lineup and will need to be less reliant on touchdowns than he was last year if he wants to come close to returning value at his lofty ADP.

The best three-year stretches of the PFF era - Mark Chichester
Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers — 93.4 overall grade, 2012-2014
Then a mainstay of the San Diego Chargers’ secondary, Weddle was simply dominant from 2012-14. The Utah product earned overall grades of 92.2, 85.9 and 90.3 in 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively, and he ranked in the top five among safeties in run stops (59), total pressures (23) and passer rating allowed (71.9).

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