TE Lance Kendricks - Los Angeles Chargers

6-2, 243Born: 1-30-1988College: WisconsinDrafted: Round 2, pick 2011

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Week 7: at Tennessee Titans

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FBG says: Tough matchup. The Chargers are quickly becoming a pass-first team considering the rough shape of their offensive line that has been unable to sustainably support a viable rushing offense. The poor play from this offensive line has adversely impacted the passing game as well though, as Phillip Rivers has been under constant pressure in recent weeks. While the pressure is not totally to blame, Rivers has certainly struggled with accuracy throughout the season--notably over the past two weeks as he has thrown four interceptions. Turnovers have been an issue for Rivers this season, as he has thrown at least one interception or fumbled in all six games, amassing 10 total turnovers alone. On the bright side, Rivers is still slinging it as he has amassed over 290 passing yards in five of six games. Keenan Allen has been the primary beneficiary, but he has now failed to exceed 50 yards in three straight games. The return of Hunter Henry will certainly eat into Allen's targets, as Henry was a huge part of the offense last week as he amassed eight catches on nine targets for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Henry appeared to be close to 100% and should slot right back in as a big target for Rivers. Mike Williams has racked up air yards in and seen season-highs of 13 and 10 targets in the past two weeks, but he will remain a boom-or-bust option given the mouths to feed in this offense. Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler saw equal targets out of the backfield last week, which is most concerning for Ekeler who figured to maintain a big role as the primary pass-catching back. It will take more than one game to dethrone Ekeler, but fantasy owners must now be in high alert as his workload and snap share have begun to shrink. The Titans defense had another good game last week as they held Joe Flacco to just 177 passing yards and no touchdowns with one interception--granted, it was a low-volume passing day overall for the Broncos. This is a very well-rounded defense that can apply decent pressure on the quarterback while covering most angles of the field in the secondary. Safety Kevin Byard is having another great season while Logan Ryan has been phenomenal in coverage from the slot. Cornerback Adoree Jackson has also quietly been having a great season as opposing quarterbacks have been avoiding him in coverage. All Chargers wide receivers will be in tight matchups this week. Hunter Henry had a big week last week, but he may be hard-pressed to repeat it in this one. While the Titans have given up some touchdowns to tight ends along with a big game to Austin Hooper, safety Kevin Byard has been very strong in coverage against tight ends. He is allowing just 20 percent of balls to be caught by tight ends when thrown his way in direct coverage. The Titans front seven should also have the advantage over this struggling defensive line. Overall, the Chargers passing offense looks to be in a tough spot on the road in Nashville.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
3 vs HOU 11 1.0 13 0 0 1.3
4 at MIA 38 2.0 37 0 0 3.7
5 vs DEN 19 0.0 0 0 0 0
6 vs PIT 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
7 at TEN 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
7 at TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 0.2 * * * *
7 at TEN PROJ-Bloom * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Lance Kendricks's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 4 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)

Kendricks looked solid early on, picking up a big chunk for 24 yards on the opening drive. He found space in the zone and got open down the seam, adding another catch later in the half by shielding the defender with his body to pick up a key third down conversion. As the game went along and more of the Chargers depth got involved, Kendricks was phased out a bit and the wealth was very much spread around.

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Schedule

7@ Tennessee Titans
8@ Chicago Bears
9vs Green Bay Packers
10@ Oakland Raiders
11vs Kansas City Chiefs
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Denver Broncos
14@ Jacksonville Jaguars
15vs Minnesota Vikings
16vs Oakland Raiders
17@ Kansas City Chiefs