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NFL: AFC Wild Card-Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Bobby Sylvester’s D/ST and Kicker Rankings with Notes - Bobby Sylvester
2. Los Angeles Chargers DST - LAC (12), +4 vs. ECR
The Chargers' D/ST disappointed in 2018, finishing tied for 14th, but they come into 2019 with a full bill of health and more talent than perhaps any other unit in the league so they should be one of, if not the top, D/ST drafted this year.

Streaming QB Strategy (2019 Fantasy Football) - Derek Lofland
Rivers has started 208 consecutive games and he is among the most durable players in league history. The last six years he has finished sixth, 12th, 11th, 14th, eighth, and 11th among fantasy quarterbacks. You can basically draft him and know that you are going to have elite quarterback play for the season, especially against the good matchups.

Expected fantasy points: The most and least efficient fantasy tight ends - Scott Barrett
Henry sat out all of 2018 with an ACL injury, but like Howard, seems to be a breakout waiting to happen. In 2016-2017, Henry trailed only Rob Gronkowski in per game efficiency (+2.7). Henry was also our second-highest-graded tight end (as a receiver) over this span, while also ranking third in yards per target and yards per route run. With Antonio Gates now 39 years old, it’s unlikely he’ll eat into Henry’s volume as much as he did in 2017 (46% positional market share).

Ranking all 32 NFL offensive lines by pass-blocking efficiency on long-developing plays - Mark Chichester
The Los Angeles Chargers’ offensive line allowed nine sacks, nine hits and 30 hurries from their 94 long-developing passing plays in 2018, and they did a truly terrible job of keeping their quarterback on his feet. All told, 19.1% of their long-developing passing plays ended in a knockdown, and 9.6% of those plays ended in a sack — both of these marks ranked 29th among NFL teams.

Every NFL team's X-factor entering the 2019 season - PFF Analysis Team
Mike Williams made some serious noise in his sophomore season, as he earned a receiving grade of 81.3, ranking 17th out of 108 qualifying wide receivers. Williams was targeted 64 times last season and generated a passer rating of 134.4, the fifth-best mark among receivers in 2018. Playing alongside Keenan Allen, Melvin Gordon and a returning Hunter Henry, look for Williams to take advantage as opposing defenses focus on the Chargers’ big three.

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