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Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Chargers offense doesn’t need Melvin Gordon

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NFL: Preseason-Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona Cardinals Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Lessons from Chargers loss in preseason opener against Cardinals - William Struthers
The depth the Chargers have at the running back position was put on display on Thursday night. Other than Austin Ekeler’s fumble at the goal line in the first quarter, he played well and showed his vision and quickness, while all the running backs on the roster looked solid. Justin Jackson’s touchdown, which featured a key block from Lamp, was a powerful run. Melvin Gordon is a massive part of the team’s red zone offensive scheme, but runs like that remind fans of a potentially bright future with No. 22 leading the way.

Keenan Allen Is the NFL's Most Underappreciated Star - Mike Tanier
Allen gets overlooked for some obvious reasons. The Chargers marooned their San Diego fans two years ago and have been playing their games in a glorified microbrewery outside of Los Angeles. They are almost always the "other" late-afternoon game, except when they travel to the East Coast to play a game that kicks off at 10 a.m. Los Angeles time and is probably blacked out in your region.

The worst early-season schedules for fantasy purposes - Daniel Kelley
Between this poor schedule and the possibility of a holdout, Gordon could see his value at a low point after the season’s first month. And with Ekeler there to take some of Gordon’s workload most of the year, and the Chargers facing a tough RB schedule all year long (outside of a three-week stretch in Weeks 9-11 against Green Bay, Oakland, and Kansas City) … let’s just say it would be good for Gordon’s value if he got paid now.

Evaluating the NFL's best passers in dome games - Mark Chichester
The Chargers signal-caller has recorded 46 big-time throws from 622 pass attempts in an enclosed stadium. His corresponding turnover-worthy play rate (2.3%) is tied for fourth among the 39 qualifying quarterbacks.

Using PFF Fantasy rankings to beat ADP: Players going later than they should - Daniel Kelley
There’s a clear second tier at tight end that includes Henry, O.J. Howard, and Evan Engram. Our rankers have Henry atop that list; the drafting community have him at the bottom. It’s up to you to decide whether there’s a reasonable gap worth exploiting there.

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