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Quarterback, Los Angeles Chargers

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Draft: 2020 Round 1 (6)
College: Oregon
Ht: 6’6”  Wt: 236 DOB: 1998-03-10 Age: 23
QB Rank Tier ADP-12
#9 2 5.07

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2020 LAC 15 396 595 66.6 4,336 31 10 55 234 4.3 5 394.2 26.3
2021 (Projected) LAC   374 585 63.9 4,388 29 11 60 265 4.4 3 379.9  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
Rookie sensation Justin Herbert was shoved into a starting role just moments before Week 2 when a freak accident by a member of the Chargers' medical staff knocked starter Tyrod Taylor out of the game. While he and the Chargers fell just short against the then-defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs in that game, Herbert's 311 passing yards, including both a touchdown as a passer and as a runner, immediately drew the media's attention. Herbert went on to break practically every notable rookie passing record, including touchdowns (31), completions (396), and yards per game (289.1). He finished just 38 total passing yards behind Andrew Luck's rookie record set back in 2012, but it's worth noting that Herbert probably would've broken that as well if he had been the starter in Week 1. He also finished just shy of Dak Prescott's record for single season completion percentage by a rookie.

His passing game production and efficiency was undeniable, but Herbert also proved that he is a contributor in the running game. He's not going to give you many 50-plus yard rushing days and in fact he exceeded 25 yards on the ground just twice as a rookie, but he was willing to run when it counts-near the end zone-as he added five touchdowns as a runner.

While the traditional "teams throw more when they're behind" concept certainly still applies, it's also interesting that Herbert was more productive when the Chargers were winning games. He threw multiple touchdowns in all but one game that the Chargers won in 2020 and he averaged 304 passing yards per game in those victories.

To piggyback off of that, things are looking up for the Chargers heading into 2021. The team won their final four games of the regular season, although Week 17's contest against the Chiefs saw Kansas City bench most of their starters. In addition, running back Austin Ekeler missed about half of the season which definitely didn't help the passing game, as the other backs in Los Angeles are not nearly as productive as pass catchers. Having him back at full strength, hopefully for an entire season, should give a bit of a boost to Herbert.

LA also invested heavily in their offensive line by adding former Green Bay center Corey Linsley. Linsley has been an elite performer as an entire offensive lineman and should immediately add stability to one of the most important positions on the line. In addition, the Chargers bolstered the unit by selecting Tackle Rashawn Slater with their first round draft pick at 13th overall. These were necessary additions as Herbert was under pressure constantly as a rookie. Rookie offensive linemen don't always step in and make an immediate impact, but it seems fairly likely that Linsley and Slater will give Herbert more time, and thus more confidence, to hold onto the ball and sling it down the field for big plays.

It would've been nice to see Los Angeles invest a bit more into pass catchers this off-season as they've been missing in the draft for a few years now. There were some quality free agent receivers available who would've been a nice compliment to Keenan Allen, but the team instead opted to stick with what it had for the most part, adding only wide receiver Josh Palmer in the third round and swapping out Hunter Henry in exchange for Jared Cook at tight end.

Still, Herbert is a legitimate candidate for MVP this season if the Chargers can improve as a team. His combination of talent and poise made him an elite rookie and it'll be fun to see what he can do with a full offseason of preparation as the official starter. He's not going to cost as much as some of the top QBs will in seasonal leagues, but he's someone who should absolutely be a target in Superflex and dynasty leagues this year.

Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 Justin Herbert
QB2QB2 Chase Daniel
QB3QB3 Easton Stick
Chargers Depth Chart
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2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
2 KC L 20-23 22 33 66.7 311 1 1 4 18 4.5 1 27.4
3 CAR L 16-21 35 49 71.4 330 1 1 3 15 5.0 0 22.0
4 at TB L 31-38 20 25 80.0 290 3 1 5 14 2.8 0 27.9
5 at NO L 27-30 20 34 58.8 264 4 0 4 8 2.0 0 30.0
7 JAC W 39-29 27 43 62.8 347 3 0 9 66 7.3 1 42.0
8 at DEN L 30-31 29 43 67.4 278 3 2 3 21 7.0 0 28.0
9 LV L 26-31 28 42 66.7 326 2 0 5 24 4.8 0 26.7
10 at MIA L 21-29 20 32 62.5 187 2 1 4 10 2.5 1 24.4
11 NYJ W 34-28 37 49 75.5 366 3 0 2 11 5.5 0 31.4
12 at BUF L 17-27 31 52 59.6 316 1 1 2 -2 -1.0 0 19.6
13 NE L 0-45 26 53 49.1 209 0 2 0 0 - 0 10.5
14 ATL W 20-17 36 44 81.8 243 2 1 0 0 - 0 20.2
15 at LV W 30-27 22 32 68.8 314 2 0 4 14 3.5 1 31.1
16 DEN W 19-16 21 33 63.6 253 1 0 4 26 6.5 0 19.3
17 at KC W 38-21 22 31 71.0 302 3 0 6 9 1.5 1 34.0

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