The biggest rises in fantasy average draft position from 2018 to 2019 - Daniel Kelley
I was hard on the Ekeler train a season ago, going so far as to call him a poor man’s Alvin Kamara. And while his 2018 production backed that up (he finished as RB25 on the year), the more he worked, the worse he did; his grade in four games where he topped 30 offensive snaps was 61.9, compared to 90.5 in all the games with fewer than that. And that makes Ekeler a very dicey fantasy proposition. You want a guy with bell cow potential without having to rely on exceptional efficiency, and Ekeler just doesn’t offer that. His ADP hasn’t skyrocketed, but it’s probably at or near its absolute ceiling.
Expected fantasy points: The most and least efficient touchdown scorers - Scott Barrett
Last season Gordon exceeded his touchdown expectation by 7.5 touchdowns, the third-largest positive differential by any running back this past decade. Gordon scored on all of his opportunities inside the 5-yard line and on nine of his 12 opportunities inside the 10-yard-line. That sort of efficiency is bound to regress (and significantly so), but with that regression, he should also see an increase in near-end-zone work (boosting his expectation next year). So, in terms of total touchdowns, his regression shouldn’t be too bad.
NFL over/under predictions: 32 picks for fantasy and win totals - ESPN.com
This edge rushing duo combined for 12.5 sacks last season, but Bosa missed nine games because of a foot injury. However, in 2017 a healthy Bosa and Ingram combined for 23 sacks. Both players had a productive offseason from a health standpoint and should stay out of the training room. Along with that, the Chargers will probably play from ahead more often this season -- creating more pass-rush opportunities -- so the over is the best play here.
Answering biggest AFC West questions: Can the Chargers or Chiefs end long Super Bowl droughts? - ESPN.com
"I say it every year. Even the things I'm good at, I want to be great. Things I'm average at, I want to be great. That's just who I am. I just want to keep working, keep grinding and just be the best running back out there."
Chargers: We're 'the team to beat in the NFL.' Can they prove it? - Eric D. Williams
"We're the team to beat in the NFL, not just the AFC West -- it's the NFL," Ingram said. "We feel like when we're going against our offense that we need to beat them because they're the best. They need to beat us because we're the best. And that's how we're going to get better."
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