Los Angeles Chargers Depth Chart 2018 Chargers Depth Chart

12-4, 1st AFC West

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Los Angeles was widely viewed as one of the best teams heading into the season. Philip Rivers was coming in for another year as the starting quarterback, and Rivers has been one of the most durable quarterbacks, so the backup depth of Geno Smith wasn’t needed. Melvin Gordon wore down a bit towards the end of the season, as Austin Ekeler would back him up. Gordon was a workhorse back, and Ekeler would be used for receiving downs at times. When Gordon missed some time throughout the end of the season, and Justin Jackson who was drafted late in the prior draft started to get snaps, but was mainly the RB3. Keenan Allen is the true WR1 in this group, and they have one of the deeper depth charts for wide receivers. Tyrell Williams is listed as a WR2, but Mike Williams emerged after being drafted in the first round two years ago out of Clemson. They still even have Travis Benjamin as a WR4. After losing Hunter Henry before the season, Los Angeles added Antonio Gates again, who started but was hardly a factor. Henry should insert himself as the starting tight end next year.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE/OB
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE/OB
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE/OB
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

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Offense Depth Chart Stats

RBs
Player Rating
Melvin Gordon M. Gordon
87
Austin Ekeler A. Ekeler
82
Detrez Newsome D. Newsome
66
Derek Watt D. Watt
60
Justin Jackson J. Jackson
66
Troymaine Pope T. Pope
66
Terrell Watson T. Watson
61
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Melvin Gordon M. Gordon
87
RB 1 43.8 0 RB 1 43.8 0 66 50 490 9.8 66 4 175 885 34 10 5.1 73.8
Austin Ekeler A. Ekeler
82
RB 2 24.9 1 RB 2 24.9 1 53 39 404 10.4 44 3 106 554 41 3 5.2 39.6
Detrez Newsome D. Newsome
66
RB 3 3.2 0 RB 3 3.2 0 2 2 19 9.5 11 0 11 49 16 0 4.5 5.4
Derek Watt D. Watt
60
FB 4 9.1 0 FB 4 9.1 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 4 11 8 0 2.8 0.7
Justin Jackson J. Jackson
66
RB 5 16.6 0 RB 5 16.6 0 19 15 135 9 19 0 50 206 20 2 4.1 22.9
Troymaine Pope T. Pope
66
RB 6 0 0 RB 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Terrell Watson T. Watson
61
RB 33 RB 33
WRs
Player Rating
Keenan Allen K. Allen
94
Mike Williams M. Williams
80
Tyrell Williams T. Williams
81
Travis Benjamin T. Benjamin
82
Geremy Davis G. Davis
63
Artavis Scott A. Scott
67
Dontre Wilson D. Wilson
69
Marcus Peterson M. Peterson
67
Dylan Cantrell D. Cantrell
66
Nelson Spruce N. Spruce
62
Wide Receivers Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD Attempts Yards TD YPC YPG
Keenan Allen K. Allen
94
LWR 1 49.7 136 97 1196 70 12.3 54 6 9 75 0 8.3 4.7
Mike Williams M. Williams
80
LWR 2 38.9 66 43 664 70 15.4 55 10 7 28 1 4 1.8
Tyrell Williams T. Williams
81
RWR 3 47.6 65 41 653 60 15.9 75 5 2 15 0 7.5 0.9
Travis Benjamin T. Benjamin
82
RWR 4 23.2 24 12 186 50 15.5 46 1 7 41 0 5.9 3.4
Geremy Davis G. Davis
63
LWR 5 5.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Artavis Scott A. Scott
67
WR 8
Dontre Wilson D. Wilson
69
WR 8
Marcus Peterson M. Peterson
67
WR 9
Dylan Cantrell D. Cantrell
66
RWR 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nelson Spruce N. Spruce
62
WR 10
TEs
Player Rating
Antonio Gates A. Gates
79
Virgil Green V. Green
75
Hunter Henry H. Henry
86
Anthony Kukwa A. Kukwa
66
Cole Hunt C. Hunt
65
Sean Culkin S. Culkin
60
Austin Roberts A. Roberts
68
Anthony Manzo-Lewis A. Manzo-Lewis
68
Ben Johnson B. Johnson
69
Braedon Bowman B. Bowman
70
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Antonio Gates A. Gates
79
TE 1 22.9 46 28 333 60 11.9 27 2
Virgil Green V. Green
75
TE 2 42.1 27 19 210 70 11.1 26 1
Hunter Henry H. Henry
86
TE 3
Anthony Kukwa A. Kukwa
66
TE 4
Cole Hunt C. Hunt
65
TE 5
Sean Culkin S. Culkin
60
TE 5 14.8 1 1 24 100 24 24 0
Austin Roberts A. Roberts
68
TE 6
Anthony Manzo-Lewis A. Manzo-Lewis
68
TE 9
Ben Johnson B. Johnson
69
TE 10
Braedon Bowman B. Bowman
70
TE 28
OL
Player Rating
Russell Okung R. Okung
78
Sam Tevi S. Tevi
65
Michael Schofield M. Schofield
74
Mike Pouncey M. Pouncey
77
Dan Feeney D. Feeney
75
Forrest Lamp F. Lamp
80
Scott Quessenberry S. Quessenberry
65
Zachary Crabtree Z. Crabtree
68
Trenton Scott T. Scott
68
Cole Toner C. Toner
63
Tyler Polumbus T. Polumbus
68
Dillon Deboer D. Deboer
66
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Russell Okung R. Okung
78
LT 1 OT 57.8
Sam Tevi S. Tevi
65
RT 1 OT 54.5
Michael Schofield M. Schofield
74
RG 1 G 61.2
Mike Pouncey M. Pouncey
77
C 1 C 59.7
Dan Feeney D. Feeney
75
LG 1 G 62.2
Forrest Lamp F. Lamp
80
RG 2 G 8.5
Scott Quessenberry S. Quessenberry
65
C 2 C 3.7
Zachary Crabtree Z. Crabtree
68
LT 2 OT 0
Trenton Scott T. Scott
68
RT 2 OT 3.2
Cole Toner C. Toner
63
C 3 C 4
Tyler Polumbus T. Polumbus
68
OL 11 OT 0
Dillon Deboer D. Deboer
66
OL 12 C

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Los Angeles Chargers Chargers
90
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Los Angeles Chargers
90
20.6 333.7 227.9 105.8 38 7 13
Special Teams Rating
Los Angeles Chargers Chargers
71
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Los Angeles Chargers
71
0 1 0 0 0 1
Defensive Line Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Melvin Ingram M. Ingram
91
DE/OB 1 57 43 11.5 1 1 0
Brandon Mebane B. Mebane
76
NT 1 33.8 41 3 1 0 0
Corey Liuget C. Liuget
85
DT 1 34.2 14 6 0 0 0
Joey Bosa J. Bosa
89
LDE 1 45.1 23 6.5 0 0 0
Damion Square D. Square
68
NT 2 33.1 31 4 0 0 0
Isaac Rochell I. Rochell
70
LDE 2 33.3 30 7 0 1 0
Darius Philon D. Philon
67
DT 2 37.9 33 9 1 0 0
Ty McGill T. McGill
73
NT 3 15.5 5 1 0 0 0
Justin Jones J. Jones
65
DT 3 20.3 16 0.5 0 0 0
Bijhon Jackson B. Jackson
67
DL 10
Tevin Lawson T. Lawson
66
DL 11
Whitney Richardson W. Richardson
68
DL 12
Marcus Hardison M. Hardison
58
DL 13
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Nick Rose N. Rose
76
K 1
Ty Long T. Long
K 2
Punters Rating
Donnie Jones D. Jones
74
Shane Tripucka S. Tripucka
72
Punters Rating Depth Position
Donnie Jones D. Jones
74
P 1
Shane Tripucka S. Tripucka
72
P 2

2018 Chargers Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 17: 12/30/18 at DEN 23-9 W Philip Rivers (QB), Melvin Gordon (RB), Keenan Allen (WR1), Tyrell Williams (WR2), Virgil Green (TE), Dan Feeney (G), Michael Schofield (G), Russell Okung (OT), Mike Pouncey (C), Sam Tevi (OT)
Week 16: 12/23/18 vs BAL 10-22 L Philip Rivers (QB), Melvin Gordon (RB), Mike Williams (WR1), Antonio Gates (TE), Mike Pouncey (C), Sam Tevi (OT), Dan Feeney (G), Russell Okung (OT), Michael Schofield (G)
Week 15: 12/14/18 at KC 29-28 W Philip Rivers (QB), Justin Jackson (RB), Keenan Allen (WR1), Mike Williams (WR2), Virgil Green (TE), Mike Pouncey (C), Michael Schofield (G), Sam Tevi (OT), Russell Okung (OT), Dan Feeney (G)
Week 14: 12/9/18 vs CIN 26-21 W Philip Rivers (QB), Austin Ekeler (RB), Travis Benjamin (WR1), Keenan Allen (WR2), Tyrell Williams (WR3), Virgil Green (TE), Sam Tevi (OT), Russell Okung (OT), Michael Schofield (G), Mike Pouncey (C), Dan Feeney (G)
Week 13: 12/3/18 at PIT 33-30 W Philip Rivers (QB), Austin Ekeler (RB), Travis Benjamin (WR1), Keenan Allen (WR2), Sean Culkin (TE), Russell Okung (OT), Mike Pouncey (C), Michael Schofield (G), Dan Feeney (G), Sam Tevi (OT)

Preseason Analysis: Chargers Are Being Overshadowed by the Other LA Team

Los Angeles has been a team hindered by injuries and inconsistency over the last few years, but Philip Rivers leads this team again. Defensively they are one of the strongest in the league. The recent loss of Hunter Henry to an ACL injury is huge, as Antonio Gates retiring was finally going to open the door for him, and it was long overdue. Hunter Henry’s injury opens up way for Virgil Green, but I would expect the Chargers to make a move or sign another one sometime soon. The Chargers will rely on their wide receivers as they usually do, and they still have a hefty load of them. Keenan Allen played 16 games last season, and is one of the better receivers in the game when healthy. The rest of the wide receiver jobs are up for grabs, and Mike Williams who was drafted high last year will look to establish himself in this league. Los Angeles still has Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin, but Williams has been a guy Rivers depends on a lot, especially when guys are banged up. Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler look to be the one two duo, as Gordon will be a high volume back like the previous season.

The Los Angeles Chargers 2017 season is one they will not soon forget. In their first year in Los Angeles after a 56-year run in San Diego, the Chargers start of the season was a nightmare, however, the second half of the campaign was almost like a Hollywood script. The Bolts started the season with four consecutive losses and looked more like a team that had no NFL experience than a squad that boasted several Pro-Bowl players. Despite the 0-4 beginning, the Chargers turned out to be one of the hottest teams in the NFL from that point on as they went on a 9-3 run over the final 12 games, finishing the regular season with a 9-7 record and remarkably just one game behind the AFC West champion Oakland Raiders. Heading into 2018, the Chargers are hoping to get off to a much better start as they believe they can challenge anyone in the AFC West. If LA is dreaming of a postseason run in 2018, Philip Rivers will have to start this season the way he finished 2017, on fire!

Rivers’ slow start was a big reason LA started 0-4, well, that and some bad kicking. Nevertheless, Rivers finished the season strong as he threw for 28 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions. While the offense sputtered at times for LA in 2017, the defense did not. The Chargers gave up just 272 points in 2017, which was the fewest in the AFC West. Although the defense was stellar, the Chargers spent most of the 2018 NFL Draft making it even stronger. Los Angeles’ first four picks in the draft were spent on defense and included two players who could have an instant impact in safety Derwin James out of Florida State and linebacker Uchenna Nwosu from USC. While the Chargers defense was impressive in 2017, they addressed a huge need in the draft by selecting Nwosu. This guy was a flat-out beast for USC last season. LA’s defensive brain trust of Gus Bradley and Richard Smith both believe that the former USC standout could be special in the NFL.

On offense, the running game should be solid with the ever-improving Melvin Gordon, and the weapons Rivers has on the outside in Keenan Allen and Travis Benjamin should once again give defensive backs fits. It’s cliche to say teams need to get off to a great start to a season, however, for Los Angeles it is true. In 2016, the then San Diego Chargers started the season 1-4, while in 2015 they started off 2-2 before dropping six straight games and sputtering to a 2-8 mark. Owning a positive record heading into Week 5 of the upcoming season could be a huge boost for the Chargers in 2018. The Chargers will be tested right off the bat as they open the season against the rival Kansas City Chiefs on September 9. Following the Chiefs battle, Los Angeles will hit the road for back-to-back games against the Buffalo Bills and LA Rams before returning home to face the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4.