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Kelley, Bolts Defense top Chargers fantasy performers

In a low-scoring affair, a rookie running back shined.

Los Angeles Chargers v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

For those of you who went full-homer and drafted a plethora of Chargers offensive players in your fantasy drafts....I’m sorry for the rough first week.

The Bolts only managed 16 points against the Bengals today and there was only one touchdown scored, but it was likely someone that started in only .01% of leagues across the country.

1.) RB Joshua Kelley - 12.0 points

Rookie running back Joshua Kelley was the only Charger to find paydirt and after coming into week one as the team’s RB3, I highly doubt he made many of your starting lineups today.

In all, Kelley took 12 carries for a solid 60 yards, but his five-yard scamper in the fourth. He didn’t catch any passes, so whether it was in a standard or PPR league, Kelley provided an even 12 points to owners.

2.) LAC D/ST - 12.0 points

If you decided to trot out the Chargers’ defense, you also got the same 12 points from that unit, as well. The Bolts registered three sacks, a fumble recovery, and an interception.

Jerry Tillery recorded the first QB takedown of the night and he was followed by Uchenna Nwosu and Joey Bosa, respectively. Melvin Ingram snagged the interception off an errant throw on a screen pass by Burrow. Denzel Perryman forced the fumble out of Mixon’s hands and Nick Vigil was the first guy there to cover it up.

3.) K Michael Badgley - 10.0 points

Badgley made field goals of 24, 22, and 43 yards but missed a 50-yarder while converting the team’s lone extra point attempt. He finished with an even 10 points but would have been the team’s highest scorer if he was able to keep a perfect mark on the night.