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Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Chargers offensive line is still middle of the pack

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The NFL's best quarterbacks working from clean and pressured pockets in 2018 - Connor Price
Philip Rivers did an excellent job of hiding the Chargers’ O-line flaws a season ago. Of his 674 dropbacks in 2018, 316 were stifled as a result of the Chargers’ 31st ranked pass-block unit (61.9), but he still managed to earn a 70.3 grade and a 67.5% adjusted completion percentage on these plays.

100 Questions: The fantasy outlook for the Los Angeles Chargers - Daniel Kelley
Because of the aforementioned Tyrell Williams departure and the tight end position opening up thanks to Gates’ departure, Henry’s ceiling is easily the highest of his career (not to mention he’s entering his de facto third year after the lost 2018). After the top tier of tight ends (Kelce, George Kittle, Zach Ertz, in whatever order you prefer), Henry is firmly in the next group that includes (again, in some order) him, O.J. Howard, and Evan Engram. By current ADP, Henry is going fifth, just after Henry; in our staff rankings, he’s fourth. Per my own rankings, he’s fifth — my main concern (if you can call it that) is the Chargers’ pace — see the next question.

NFL offensive line rankings: All 32 teams' units entering 2019 - PFF Analysis Team
The Chargers possess one of the most promising rosters in the league, especially following the 2019 NFL Draft, but the offensive line continues to be a headache. The group surrendered a quarterback pressure on 30.8% of dropbacks which ranked 25th in the league in 2018. For an offensive line that saw four players earn sub-62.0 grades, it has to finally be the time to give Forrest Lamp, 2017 second-round pick, the chance he deserves.

Highlighting the 10 pass-catchers PFF projects to go over 1,200 receiving yards in 2019 - Austin Gayle
Too often overlooked in a league chock full of high-end receiving talent, Allen is a freaky route-runner with profound ability in the red zone and great versatility. His two-year receiving grade (91.2) ranks fourth among the 84 NFL wideouts with 100 or more targets since 2017. Only Michael Thomas, DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones rank ahead of the oft-overlooked Chargers phenom. He also ranks third in yards per route run (2.43) and tied for 10th in passer rating when targeted (111.6) among the same group of qualifiers.

Fantasy pre-mortem -- If the top six picks fail, here's how it'll happen - Scott Barrett
Last season Gordon ranked just 10th in snap share when active (65%) — behind Elliott, McCaffrey, Barkley, and Johnson, and just ahead of Kamara. Given Gordon’s injury history and Ekeler’s efficiency numbers, it makes sense for the team to limit his touches in an effort to keep him at full health. Indeed, in Gordon’s last four games (including the postseason), he saw his snap share fall to just 54% though he was no longer on the injury report.

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