Th NFL draft has come and gone and that means it’s time for fantasy analysts to update their rankings to reflect the changes for each team’s situation now that all the draft prospects have found their new homes.
Two weeks ago when I spoke with ESPN’s Matthew Berry about the Chargers players, he had a lot to say about quarterback Tyrod Taylor and why he ranked Taylor as his QB18 prior to the draft. Now, with the addition of Justin Herbert, Berry has downgraded Taylor to QB26. This likely stems from the thought that Taylor will start most of the season but eventually get benched in favor of Herbert.
Austin Ekeler remains a top option at running back, coming in at RB7 after finishing last year as RB4. Keenan Allen sees a dip in production with a new quarterback throwing him the ball so he falls to WR15 after being a top-10 wideout last year and Mike Williams is WR46 after putting up an unsustainably efficient stat line in 2019.
Hunter Henry is rightfully in the top group with a #8 ranking among tight ends. His production is likely going to change the least knowing how much young quarterbacks love their safety valves.
Now to the links.
Hayley Elwood spoke to former Chargers and Oregon quarterback Kellen Clemens about rookie Justin Hebert (Chargers.com)
Check out the most recent photo gallery of SoFi Stadium (Chargers.com)
Gavino Borquez gives you one stat to know about each of the Chargers’ draft picks (Chargers Wire)
Jason Reed looks back at the track record for the Chargers when they trade up in the first (Bolt Beat)
Jason Reed lets us know why we should’t get too excited about the Pep Hamilton hire (Bolt Beat)
The sudden vanishing of sports will cost almost $12 billion in revenue and hundreds of thousands of jobs (ESPN)
Tyler Brooke predicts every first-round picks impact in year one (Bleacher Report)
Adam Wells brings us the arrest video of CB Bashaud Breeland (Bleacher Report)
Bengals officially released QB Andy Dalton (Pro Football Talk)