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Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Keenan Allen is dominant against man coverage

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Top NFL receivers by WR rating against press and off-man coverage - Thomas Frank Carr
Allen generated 11 explosive plays on only 41 targets in off-man coverage last season and was second in total yards with 470 on 36 receptions. He was also the most valuable on a per-route basis with 3.11 yards per route run vs. off-man coverage, the highest of any wideout on this list.

Hits and misses in Madden 20's player ratings - PFF Analysis Team
Desmond King’s 86 overall rating is more than justified. The former Iowa product has been the highest-graded slot cornerback in the NFL since entering the league as a fifth-round pick in 2017. He’s an afterthought in a league that pours praise onto dominant outside cornerbacks, but Madden 2020 did King justice with his launch rating.

PFF ranks all 32 run defenses ahead of the 2019 NFL season - Michael Renner
This ranking comes as no surprise after they got trounced by the Patriots in the playoffs. They addressed defensive tackle in the first round with their selection of Notre Dame’s Jerry Tillery, but he will add far more to their pass-rush than their run defense after only earning a 78.1 run-defense grade last season.

Which quarterbacks are the best at targeting which positions? - Scott Barrett
Rivers ranks third-best in passer rating when targeting tight ends (115.4), which makes sense given the fact that future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates makes up 67% of the tight end targets within his sample. Even so, this should also be good news for Hunter Henry, who is maybe just as strong of a breakout candidate (and for similar reasons) as Howard.

Fantasy football tier wide receiver rankings for 2019 - Jeff Ratcliffe
Allen doesn’t quite have the ceiling of Hilton or Evans, but his big-time volume gives him a high weekly floor.

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