Matchup Analysis: Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots

Vegas Prediction

Vegas says: Chargers 22, Patriots 25

FBG Projections

TeamRushYardsTDCompAttPass YdTDINT
LAC261050.623342521.40.8
NE291181.024362651.80.8

Los Angeles Chargers Offense: overview

Points (vs AVG) (rank)Rush Yards (vs AVG) (rank)Pass Yards (vs AVG) (rank)
Chargers Offense26.5 (+3.3) (7)115 (+1) (16)250 (+12) (14)
Patriots Defense20.3 (-3.0) (6)113 (-1) (12)246 (+9) (22)

New England Patriots Offense: overview

Points (vs AVG) (rank)Rush Yards (vs AVG) (rank)Pass Yards (vs AVG) (rank)
Patriots Offense27.2 (+4.0) (4)127 (+13) (5)266 (+28) (8)
Chargers Defense20.4 (-2.9) (7)105 (-9) (9)223 (-14) (8)

Chargers Rushing offense

Good matchup vs. the Patriots defense.

The Chargers ground game floundered in a tough matchup with the Ravens last week, amassing just 89 rushing yards from 33 total attempts for an average of 2.7 rushing yards per attempt. Melvin Gordon saw his heaviest workload since returning from injury with 18 rushing attempts, but his injury woes continued as he suffered another knee injury--this time on the left side, during last week’s contest. Gordon played through the injury but was clearly hampered by it. He is reportedly dealing with a sprain similar to the injury suffered to his left knee earlier this season, but Gordon is expected to play through it this week and will undoubtedly be at less than 100 percent. Gordon has yet to top 50 rushing yards since his return from injury, but he remains a threat to score one or more touchdowns given how the Chargers use him. Austin Ekeler will almost certainly be in for an increased role with Gordon banged up. While dealing with a groin injury himself, Ekeler played in Week 17 and looked to be near 100 percent with his 11 carries last week. With his receiving upside and proven effectiveness on the ground (averaged 5.2 yards per rush attempt), Ekeler should be set up for success this week. The offensive line for Los Angeles remains healthy and should also be able to hold their own in this one.

The Patriots run defense has fared relatively well against running backs for most of the season, finishing 2018 allowing 112.7 rushing yards per game (11th-fewest) and only seven rushing touchdowns (2nd-fewest). From an efficiency perspective, however, the Patriots have certainly allowed their fair share of chunk gains as they rank 29th, giving up an average of 4.9 rushing yards per attempt. A weak schedule against the run can help explain their limited overall rushing yardage allowed, as facing running backs from the Bills, Dolphins, and Jets twice will certainly prop up any defense’s numbers. The New England front seven is far from a strength, as interior lineman Malcom Brown underperformed this season while their linebackers have been just mediocre overall. Poor choice of the defensive scheme along with limited help from the secondary also helps explain their inefficiency, as tackling has been a problem for this unit at times throughout the year while lining up in a lot of nickel and dime looks has sacrificed personnel up front. The extra help in run defense will be needed this week against a stout Chargers offensive line, and while Gordon is less than 100 percent, Ekeler offers plenty of big-play upside as we have seen throughout the 2018 season.

Chargers Passing offense

Neutral matchup vs. the Patriots defense.

Philip Rivers had a forgettable outing in his playoff win last week as the Chargers offense struggled to maintain drives against a strong Ravens defense. The ground game never got going while Chargers receivers had a tough time getting open against tough coverage. The Ravens effectively shut down Rivers in both meetings last season, but those rough outings were few and far between throughout the regular season. Rivers had one of the best regular seasons of his career and has consistently played well on the road leading the Chargers to an 8-1 road record. Keenan Allen should continue to be his top target out of the slot while Mike Williams should draw the best matchup amongst these wide receivers. Williams was targeted deep a couple times last week and has been the best big-play threat on this offense, finishing the regular season with the highest touchdown-to-target percentage amongst receivers with at least 50 targets. Tight end Hunter Henry could also make his season debut this week after being activated from the injured reserve list this week. Henry has been sidelined all season with a knee injury, but would serve as an upgrade at the tight end position to compliment Antonio Gates. With their top running back banged up, this week could be much more pass-heavy with Henry’s return very well-timed.

The Patriots defense has been impressive against the pass for most of this season. They got off to a slow start with some forgettable outings leading up to Week 8, but since then, this defense has yet to allow a quarterback to pass for more than 276 yards in a game with quarterbacks scoring the 10th-fewest fantasy points per game (16.2) against them. The man-heavy coverage approach has worked well, for the most part, with Stefon Gilmore excelling as one of the top cornerbacks in football this season. Gilmore finished the regular season owning the highest forced incompletion percentage at his position--an accolade any cornerback would strive for. Jason McCourty has also been a tough matchup out the slot and should cause plenty of headaches for Keenan Allen. With Gilmore expected to cover Tyrell Williams in three-receiver sets, it may be Mike Williams with the best matchup against rookie J.C. Jackson. When the Chargers line up in 12 personnel, however, Gilmore’s focus should be on Mike Williams. This secondary has been up and down against tight ends, but overall, they have struggled against any reasonably talented tight end they have faced--including the likes of Trey Burton, Travis Kelce, Eric Ebron, and even allowing a touchdown to Vance McDonald in Week 15. Hunter Henry’s return could be well-timed against this unit that has given up some big games to the position.

Patriots Rushing offense

Neutral matchup vs. the Chargers defense.

The Patriots may not have sported the most productive rushing offense this season (ranked 20th with 4.3 yards per attempt), but they relied heavily on their ground game to the tune of 478 rushing attempts (third-most) and 2037 rushing yards (fifth-most). Rookie running back Sony Michel was the clear leader of this backfield when healthy, rushing 209 times for 931 yards with no other Patriots player having even half as much production on the ground. He saw double-digit carries in all 12 full games in which he played, rushing for over 100 yards in four of those outings. Michel offers a welcomed level of consistency to what has historically been one of the most unpredictable backfields in football. With that, this is still the Patriots. Among their other healthy three running backs, Rex Burkhead is next in line for carries as he closed out the season with a 13-carry game in Week 16 along with at least four carries in every other game since his return from injury. James White also continues to mix in as he has seen six or more carries in three of the last seven games since Michel’s return from injury, but it is clear that his talents lie as a pass-catcher rather than a runner. The Patriots offensive line has been average, at best, this season while this rushing offense certainly has the volatility to become very game-script dependent with Michel’s snaps getting absorbed by White in case this becomes a shootout.

The Chargers virtually shut down the Ravens offense for much of last week’s game as Ravens running backs managed just 36 rushing yards from 14 attempts. Lamar Jackson had some big runs, but Tom Brady will present no such threat this week. Do not let last week give the wrong impression of this defense, however, as they had a tough time against the run to close out the season. This defense has personnel much more suited for stopping the pass with their elite defensive backs and a pair of the best edge rushers in football. They lost both primary run-stoppers in middle linebacker Denzel Perryman and tackle Corey Liuget during the back half of the season, leaving a big hole in the middle of that defense with safety Derwin James being forced up into more of a linebacker position to pick up the slack on running downs. Their talent on the edges is undeniable, however, and while both Bosa and Ingram are known for their pass-rushing, they can each be effective against the run. This defense has certainly bent against the run, but they have yet to fully break this season and still should present a challenge even for a strong Patriots offensive line and ground game.

Patriots Passing offense

Tough matchup vs. the Chargers defense.

Tom Brady had a rocky 2018 season by his standards, finishing with his lowest touchdown total and the highest number of interceptions in a full 16-game season since 2013. He has been in particularly rough form to close out the season. Aside from an encouraging four-touchdown performance in Week 17 against the Jets, Brady had managed to pass for multiple touchdowns just twice from Weeks 8 to 16. Touchdowns aside, however, and Brady has still managed to post solid numbers in 2018--including an average of 272 passing yards per game and 7.7 passing yards per attempt, ranking him within the top-10 in both categories. The rest of this Patriots passing offense has been wildly inconsistent. Rob Gronkowski missed over four games worth of time due to injuries and finished with more than three receptions in just one of his final eight games to close out the season. His three touchdowns match a career-low, and his 52.5 receiving yards per game is his second-lowest mark only to his rookie season in 2010. Julian Edelman has been the most consistent receiving option with touchdowns in three of his last four games of the season with 69 or more yards in all four games, but Chris Hogan, on the other hand, has finished with a zero stat line in four of his last eight games to close out the year. James White remains a key weapon out of the backfield, but his workload has become game-script dependent with Sony Michel seeing most snaps if the Patriots are leading.

The Chargers took full advantage of facing a rookie quarterback last week as they held Lamar Jackson to just 25 passing yards and a zero passer rating with five sacks through three quarters before Jackson nearly mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter. This week, they face a near polar-opposite situation against one of the league’s most seasoned quarterbacks in Tom Brady. This defense is loaded with talent to defend against the pass, starting with a stacked secondary with the ability to lock down all areas of the field. Desmond King II has been one of the league’s best slot cornerback and should give Julian Edelman a tough time, while Derwin James, as a rookie, was one of the best safeties in the football. Casey Hayward was a top coverage cornerback last season and continued that high-level play this season despite a slight drop-off from 2017. Chris Hogan is expected to see shadow coverage from Hayward, giving him a tough matchup as well. The only possible weak link to be noted here would be opposite Hayward with Michael Davis, but even he has been above average at times with an elevated target load due to the lock-down play from King and Hayward. Phillip Dorsett should see most snaps against Davis in what is a neutral, at best, individual matchup. Rob Gronkowski will also draw tough coverage from Derwin James, and Tom Brady should have plenty of pressure in his face from this defense that racked up seven sacks last week. Led by the edge rushing duo of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, the Chargers front seven can be very tough to deal and could be a big factor against a Tom Brady, who has been noticeably hampered by a strong pass-rush in the past.

Patriots vs QB

STANDARDPPRFDDK
Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)20 (+0.7)20 (+0.7)20 (+0.4)19 (+0.4)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)7 (-4.0)7 (-4.1)6 (-4.3)6 (-4.6)
WEEKPLAYERoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
15Ben Roethlisberger642234235222-3017.517.515.115.1
16Josh Allen61204121712530015.915.913.713.7
17Sam Darnold56162816700128011.211.27.58.5

Philip Rivers (FanDuel: $7300, DraftKings: $5700)

oSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BAL632337181021107.27.25.35.3
17@ DEN4914241761210010.810.89.09.0
18@ BAL7322321600031509.59.59.99.9
19PROJ-Dodds23342521.40.811017.517.517.5 (H=38)17.5 (H=49)
19PROJ-Tremblay22342561.40.913017.817.817.8 (H=40)17.8 (H=51)
19PROJ-Bloom24332491.60.7110.118.918.918.9 (H=44)18.9 (H=57)

Patriots vs RB

STANDARDPPRFDDK
Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)12 (-1.0)12 (-0.8)11 (-1.2)11 (-1.1)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)4 (-6.3)3 (-8.2)3 (-8.2)3 (-8.7)
WEEKPLAYERoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
15Jaylen Samuels391914202230017.219.218.222.2
15Stevan Ridley6316000001.61.61.61.6
16Keith Ford307330421404.76.75.76.7
16LeSean McCoy31690331001.94.93.44.9
17Elijah McGuire4318410222406.58.55.57.5
17DeAngelo Henderson3219000001.91.9-0.10.9

Melvin Gordon (FanDuel: $7400, DraftKings: $6200)

oSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BAL42124113313011.414.412.914.4
17@ DEN3210420332406.69.68.19.6
18@ BAL3217401113010.311.310.811.3
19PROJ-Dodds15640.53260.112.615.614.1 (H=26)15.6 (H=37)
19PROJ-Tremblay15700.63230.113.516.515.0 (H=29)16.5 (H=41)
19PROJ-Bloom14550.53230.2121513.5 (H=24)15.0 (H=35)

Austin Ekeler (FanDuel: $6200, DraftKings: $4500)

oSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
17@ DEN158581100011.811.811.811.8
18@ BAL3911290441404.38.36.38.3
19PROJ-Dodds5250.13210.15.88.87.3 (H=10)8.8 (H=19)
19PROJ-Tremblay3160.13240.15.28.26.7 (H=8)8.2 (H=17)
19PROJ-Bloom7290.23200.27.310.38.8 (H=13)10.3 (H=25)

Justin Jackson (FanDuel: $4700, DraftKings: $3800)

oSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BAL211-101074704.611.68.111.6
17@ DEN1261000000111.01.0
18@ BAL425000000.50.50.50.5
19PROJ-Dodds31001601.62.62.1 (H=1)2.6 (H=2)
19PROJ-Tremblay29021202.14.13.1 (H=3)4.1 (H=6)
19PROJ-Bloom3130170.12.63.63.1 (H=3)3.6 (H=4)

Patriots vs WR

STANDARDPPRFDDK
Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)11 (-0.6)14 (-0.1)11 (-0.5)13 (-0.4)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)13 (-2.2)14 (-1.1)12 (-1.7)13 (-2.1)
WEEKPLAYERoSNAPTARGRECYDTDRSHYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
15Antonio Brown617449100010.914.912.914.9
15James Washington44436500006.59.58.09.5
16Zay Jones619567100012.717.715.217.7
16Robert Foster59745200005.29.27.29.2
17Deontay Burnett30557300007.312.39.812.3
17Andre Roberts40432800002.85.84.35.8

Keenan Allen (FanDuel: $7100, DraftKings: $6400)

oSNAPTARGRECYDTDRSHYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BAL59855800005.810.88.310.8
17@ DEN45746400006.410.48.410.4
18@ BAL64643700003.77.75.77.7
19PROJ-Dodds6680.31208.814.811.8 (H=20)14.8 (H=33)
19PROJ-Tremblay6680.30208.814.811.8 (H=20)14.8 (H=33)
19PROJ-Bloom6680.50009.815.812.8 (H=23)15.8 (H=37)

Mike Williams (FanDuel: $6600, DraftKings: $4700)

oSNAPTARGRECYDTDRSHYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BAL4031701401.12.11.62.1
17@ DEN27656511-11011.416.413.916.4
18@ BAL55524200004.26.27.28.2
19PROJ-Dodds3440.30006.29.27.7 (H=10)9.2 (H=19)
19PROJ-Tremblay3380.30005.68.67.1 (H=9)8.6 (H=17)
19PROJ-Bloom3440.40006.89.88.3 (H=11)9.8 (H=22)

Tyrell Williams (FanDuel: $4900, DraftKings: $3900)

oSNAPTARGRECYDTDRSHYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BAL58211200001.22.21.72.2
17@ DEN41322300002.34.33.34.3
18@ BAL5242900000.92.91.92.9
19PROJ-Dodds2300.20004.26.25.2 (H=7)6.2 (H=12)
19PROJ-Tremblay2340.20204.86.85.8 (H=8)6.8 (H=14)
19PROJ-Bloom2190.10002.54.53.5 (H=3)4.5 (H=6)

Travis Benjamin (FanDuel: $4600, DraftKings: $3400)

oSNAPTARGRECYDTDRSHYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BAL21311101601.72.72.22.7
17@ DEN14100011101.11.11.11.1
18@ BAL16331100001.14.12.64.1
19PROJ-Dodds1170.11302.63.63.1 (H=3)3.6 (H=5)
19PROJ-Tremblay1180.11402.83.83.3 (H=3)3.8 (H=5)
19PROJ-Bloom2270.10003.35.34.3 (H=5)5.3 (H=10)

Patriots vs TE

STANDARDPPRFDDK
Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)20 (+0.8)17 (+0.7)18 (+0.6)17 (+0.8)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)15 (-1.3)14 (-2.4)14 (-2.5)14 (-2.8)
WEEKPLAYERoSNAPTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
15Vance McDonald23321317.39.38.39.3
16Jason Croom44645505.59.55.58.5
17Chris Herndon4631800.81.81.31.8

Hunter Henry (FanDuel: $4900, DraftKings: $2800)

oSNAPTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
19PROJ-Dodds2200.12.64.63.6 (H=3)4.6 (H=10)
19PROJ-Tremblay1140.1232.5 (H=1)3.0 (H=4)
19PROJ-Bloom3310.34.97.96.4 (H=10)7.9 (H=25)

Antonio Gates (FanDuel: $4900, DraftKings: $3200)

oSNAPTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BAL42532102.15.11.64.1
17@ DEN142000000.00.0
18@ BAL33443503.57.55.57.5
19PROJ-Dodds1130.11.92.92.4 (H=1)2.9 (H=3)
19PROJ-Tremblay1160.12.23.22.7 (H=2)3.2 (H=4)
19PROJ-Bloom180.11.42.41.9 (H=1)2.4 (H=2)

Virgil Green (FanDuel: $4100, DraftKings: $2500)

oSNAPTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BAL29221201.23.22.23.2
17@ DEN471000000.00.0
18@ BAL4411800.81.8-0.70.8
19PROJ-Dodds1700.71.71.2 (H=0)1.7 (H=2)
19PROJ-Tremblay1700.71.71.2 (H=0)1.7 (H=2)

Patriots vs PK

STANDARDPPRFDDK
Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)6T (-0.1)6T (-0.1)15T (-0.1) (+0.0)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)6 (-1.9)6 (-1.9)8T (-1.7) (+0.0)
WEEKPLAYERFGFGAXPXPASTDPPRFDDK
15Chris Boswell1222556.06.0
16Steve Hauschka2300667.07.0
17Jason Myers1100334.04.0

Mike Badgley (FanDuel: $--, DraftKings: $--)

FGFGAXPXPASTDPPRFDDK
16vs BAL1111444.04.0
17@ DEN0033333.03.0
18@ BAL5600151519.019.0
19PROJ-Dodds1.61.92.22.3778.18.1
19PROJ-Tremblay1.622.12.16.96.98.08.0

Patriots vs TD

STANDARDPPRFDDK
Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)7T (-2.8)7T (-2.8)3 (-3.6)3 (-3.6)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)7 (-2.5)7 (-2.5)8T (-2.7)8T (-2.7)
WEEKPLAYERPTYDSACKINTFRSFTYTDSTDPPRFDDK
15Pittsburgh Steelers1036811000337.07.0
16Buffalo Bills2439012100777.07.0
17New York Jets3837510000110.00.0

Los Angeles Chargers (FanDuel: $4300, DraftKings: $2400)

PTYDSACKINTFRSFTYTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BAL22.0036130100556.06.0
17@ DEN9.0037011301212121.021.0
18@ BAL17.0022971200131314.014.0
19PROJ-Dodds25.303882.20.80.600.47.57.57.5 (H=15)7.5 (H=27)
19PROJ-Tremblay25.253862.410.700.48.38.38.3 (H=18)8.3 (H=32)

Chargers vs QB

STANDARDPPRFDDK
Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)7 (-2.1)7 (-2.1)8 (-1.9)6 (-2.6)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)17 (+0.9)17 (+0.9)16 (+0.1)15 (-0.1)
WEEKPLAYERoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
15Patrick Mahomes6024342432023020.520.518.018.0
16Lamar Jackson621222204101339018.118.116.116.1
17Case Keenum7931482921138018.418.413.514.5
18Lamar Jackson61142919421954022.122.118.219.2

Tom Brady (FanDuel: $8200, DraftKings: $5600)

oSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BUF661324126120008.38.37.07.0
17vs NYJ6424332504000028.528.526.026.0
19PROJ-Dodds24362651.80.8130.120.520.520.5 (H=45)20.5 (H=66)
19PROJ-Tremblay24362651.61250.119.819.819.8 (H=42)19.8 (H=62)
19PROJ-Bloom24332431.80.700018.618.618.6 (H=38)18.6 (H=56)

Chargers vs RB

STANDARDPPRFDDK
Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)18 (+0.5)23 (+1.6)21 (+0.9)20 (+1.2)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)20 (+2.0)26 (+4.3)21 (+2.5)24 (+3.1)
WEEKPLAYERoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
15Damien Williams44104926674024.330.327.330.3
15Darrel Williams152130221919.211.210.211.2
16Gus Edwards23149201113010.511.511.011.5
16Kenneth Dixon298280322004.86.83.85.8
17Royce Freeman441760010843010.318.314.318.3
17Andy Janovich11000223019.011.010.011.0
18Kenneth Dixon326130335306.69.66.18.6
18Gus Edwards21823000002.32.32.32.3

Sony Michel (FanDuel: $6600, DraftKings: $4700)

oSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BUF23181161000017.617.617.620.6
17vs NYJ25145000000555.05.0
19PROJ-Dodds17690.516010.511.511.0 (H=19)11.5 (H=29)
19PROJ-Tremblay15640.4020999.0 (H=13)9.0 (H=19)
19PROJ-Bloom16710.500010.110.110.1 (H=16)10.1 (H=23)

James White (FanDuel: $7400, DraftKings: $4900)

oSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BUF2984114213011.413.412.413.4
17vs NYJ2743005439112.916.914.916.9
19PROJ-Dodds4180.25390.49.314.311.8 (H=19)14.3 (H=40)
19PROJ-Tremblay4180.25410.38.913.911.4 (H=18)13.9 (H=38)
19PROJ-Bloom4150.35410.49.814.812.3 (H=20)14.8 (H=43)

Rex Burkhead (FanDuel: $5500, DraftKings: $3600)

oSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BUF2513390544007.911.97.910.9
17vs NYJ175140211819.210.29.710.2
19PROJ-Dodds5210.12160.14.96.95.9 (H=7)6.9 (H=15)
19PROJ-Tremblay6240.23200.16.29.27.7 (H=12)9.2 (H=25)
19PROJ-Bloom5280.22130.15.97.96.9 (H=10)7.9 (H=19)

James Develin (FanDuel: $4800, DraftKings: $3000)

oSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BUF360000000000.00.0
17vs NYJ2600011200.21.20.71.2
19PROJ-Dodds000.10000.60.60.6 (H=0)0.6 (H=0)
19PROJ-Tremblay150150121.5 (H=0)2.0 (H=2)
19PROJ-Bloom000000000.0 (H=0)0.0 (H=0)

Chargers vs WR

STANDARDPPRFDDK
Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)7 (-3.7)5 (-5.7)7 (-4.6)7 (-5.8)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)5 (-6.4)4 (-10.6)3 (-9.7)2 (-12.1)
WEEKPLAYERoSNAPTARGRECYDTDRSHYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
15Demarcus Robinson3632710006.78.77.78.7
15Tyreek Hill53744603-504.18.16.18.1
16John Brown34622700002.74.73.74.7
16Michael Crabtree43412000002.03.02.53.0
17DaeSean Hamilton73854900004.99.97.49.9
17Tim Patrick56744800004.88.84.87.8
18Michael Crabtree514238200015.817.816.817.8
18Willie Snead51635000005.08.06.58.0

Julian Edelman (FanDuel: $7600, DraftKings: $6300)

oSNAPTARGRECYDTDRSHYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BUF58106701000131916.019.0
17vs NYJ5865691224015.320.317.820.3
19PROJ-Dodds7790.513011.218.214.7 (H=27)18.2 (H=48)
19PROJ-Tremblay7860.600012.219.215.7 (H=31)19.2 (H=53)
19PROJ-Bloom7740.500010.417.413.9 (H=25)17.4 (H=44)

Chris Hogan (FanDuel: $5500, DraftKings: $3900)

oSNAPTARGRECYDTDRSHYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BUF620000000000.00.0
17vs NYJ641166400006.412.49.412.4
19PROJ-Dodds3360.20004.87.86.3 (H=8)7.8 (H=17)
19PROJ-Tremblay2240.1000354.0 (H=4)5.0 (H=8)
19PROJ-Bloom3320.20004.47.45.9 (H=7)7.4 (H=16)

Cordarrelle Patterson (FanDuel: $5200, DraftKings: $3500)

oSNAPTARGRECYDTDRSHYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BUF17213046606.97.97.47.9
19PROJ-Dodds2220.21403.85.84.8 (H=5)5.8 (H=12)
19PROJ-Tremblay2260.21304.16.15.1 (H=6)6.1 (H=13)
19PROJ-Bloom2230.2290.1576.0 (H=8)7.0 (H=16)

Phillip Dorsett (FanDuel: $4600, DraftKings: $3800)

oSNAPTARGRECYDTDRSHYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BUF27000021301.31.31.31.3
17vs NYJ39553412160111613.516.0
19PROJ-Dodds2200.10002.64.63.6 (H=3)4.6 (H=7)
19PROJ-Tremblay1160.10202.43.42.9 (H=2)3.4 (H=4)
19PROJ-Bloom3350.20004.77.76.2 (H=10)7.7 (H=18)

Chargers vs TE

STANDARDPPRFDDK
Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)13 (-1.0)14 (-1.0)13 (-1.0)14 (-1.0)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)21 (+1.3)21 (+2.5)21 (+2.0)21 (+2.4)
WEEKPLAYERoSNAPTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
15Travis Kelce60976106.113.19.613.1
16Mark Andrews202283114.316.315.316.3
17Matt LaCosse62853303.38.35.88.3
18Mark Andrews28733103.16.14.66.1

Rob Gronkowski (FanDuel: $6200, DraftKings: $4600)

oSNAPTARGRECYDTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BUF593000000.00.0
17vs NYJ55222402.44.43.44.4
19PROJ-Dodds4460.47119.0 (H=14)11.0 (H=27)
19PROJ-Tremblay4460.36.410.48.4 (H=12)10.4 (H=25)
19PROJ-Bloom2250.34.36.35.3 (H=5)6.3 (H=10)

Chargers vs PK

STANDARDPPRFDDK
Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)7 (-0.8)7 (-0.8)5 (-1.1) (+0.0)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)10 (-1.0)10 (-1.0)10 (-1.4) (+0.0)
WEEKPLAYERFGFGAXPXPASTDPPRFDDK
15Harrison Butker0044444.04.0
16Justin Tucker3511101012.012.0
17Brandon McManus1100333.03.0
18Justin Tucker1222555.05.0

Stephen Gostkowski (FanDuel: $--, DraftKings: $--)

FGFGAXPXPASTDPPRFDDK
16vs BUF1133666.06.0
17vs NYJ1155888.08.0
19PROJ-Dodds1.82.22.72.88.18.19.49.4
19PROJ-Tremblay1.92.32.62.68.38.39.69.6

Chargers vs TD

STANDARDPPRFDDK
Season FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)11T (-0.6)11T (-0.6)9 (-1.1)9 (-1.1)
Last 4 weeks FPPG allowed rank (vs AVG)30 (+4.6)30 (+4.6)26 (+3.4)26 (+3.4)
WEEKPLAYERPTYDSACKINTFRSFTYTDSTDPPRFDDK
15Kansas City Chiefs2940752000998.08.0
16Baltimore Ravens1019842101222220.020.0
17Denver Broncos23276122009910.010.0
18Baltimore Ravens2324310100335.05.0

New England Patriots (FanDuel: $4700, DraftKings: $2600)

PTYDSACKINTFRSFTYTDSTDPPRFDDK
16vs BUF12.00289021006610.010.0
17vs NYJ3.0023940301222223.023.0
19PROJ-Dodds21.303662.20.80.700.59.29.29.2 (H=19)9.2 (H=35)
19PROJ-Tremblay21.253612.20.90.800.59.69.69.6 (H=21)9.6 (H=38)