Los Angeles Chargers Depth Chart 2018 Chargers Depth Chart

10-3, 2nd AFC West

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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.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver 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
Linebacker LB
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
Linebacker LB
Middle Linebacker MLB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
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
Linebacker LB
Middle Linebacker MLB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

RBs
Player Rating
Austin Ekeler A. Ekeler
82
Justin Jackson J. Jackson
66
Detrez Newsome D. Newsome
66
Derek Watt D. Watt
60
Melvin Gordon M. Gordon
87
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Fumbles Targets Receptions Yards YPC Long TD Attempts Yards Long TD YPC YPG
Austin Ekeler A. Ekeler
82
RB 1 25.6 1 RB 1 25.6 1 52 39 404 10.4 44 3 98 496 32 2 5.1 38.2
Justin Jackson J. Jackson
66
RB 2 10 0 RB 2 10 0 5 5 61 12.2 19 0 27 139 20 1 5.1 23.2
Detrez Newsome D. Newsome
66
RB 3 1.6 0 RB 3 1.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 15 6 0 3 2.1
Derek Watt D. Watt
60
RB 4 8.9 0 RB 4 8.9 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 3 3 2 0 1 0.2
Melvin Gordon M. Gordon
87
RB 5 45.1 0 RB 5 45.1 0 60 44 453 10.3 66 4 153 802 34 9 5.2 80.2
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 51.8 122 88 1074 70 12.2 54 6 9 75 0 8.3 5.8
Mike Williams M. Williams
80
RWR 2 37.6 48 30 516 60 17.2 55 7 4 16 0 4 1.2
Tyrell Williams T. Williams
81
SWR 3 46 47 32 547 70 17.1 75 5 2 15 0 7.5 1.2
Travis Benjamin T. Benjamin
82
LWR 4 22.1 17 9 118 50 13.1 46 1 4 16 0 4 1.8
Geremy Davis G. Davis
63
RWR 5 4.9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dontre Wilson D. Wilson
69
WR 7
Dylan Cantrell D. Cantrell
66
LWR 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tight Ends Stats Receiving
Player Rating Depth Snaps/Game Targets Receptions Yards Catch% YPC Long TD
Antonio Gates A. Gates
79
TE 1 20.6 34 21 258 60 12.3 27 2
Virgil Green V. Green
75
TE 2 42.6 21 15 189 70 12.6 26 1
Anthony Kukwa A. Kukwa
66
TE 4
Sean Culkin S. Culkin
60
TE 5 14.7 1 1 24 100 24 24 0
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
Trenton Scott T. Scott
68
Cole Toner C. Toner
63
Forrest Lamp F. Lamp
80
Scott Quessenberry S. Quessenberry
65
Tyler Polumbus T. Polumbus
68
Dillon Deboer D. Deboer
66
Zachary Crabtree Z. Crabtree
68
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Russell Okung R. Okung
78
LT 1 OT 56.8
Sam Tevi S. Tevi
65
RT 1 OT 52
Michael Schofield M. Schofield
74
RG 1 G 61
Mike Pouncey M. Pouncey
77
C 1 C 59.2
Dan Feeney D. Feeney
75
LG 1 G 61.5
Trenton Scott T. Scott
68
RT 2 OT 1
Cole Toner C. Toner
63
C 2 C 4
Forrest Lamp F. Lamp
80
RG 2 G 7
Scott Quessenberry S. Quessenberry
65
C 3 C 3.8
Tyler Polumbus T. Polumbus
68
OL 10 OT 0
Dillon Deboer D. Deboer
66
OL 11 C
Zachary Crabtree Z. Crabtree
68
OL 12 OT 0

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
16.9 269.6 182.6 87 32 3 12
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
Linebackers Rating Depth Position Snaps/Game Tackles Tackles for Loss Fumbles INT TDs
Kyle Emanuel K. Emanuel
72
ROLB 1 14.5 25 2.5 0 0 0
Jatavis Brown J. Brown
76
LOLB 1 42.4 79 3 1 0 0
Hayes Pullard H. Pullard
70
MLB 1 6 7 1 0 0 0
Nick Dzubnar N. Dzubnar
60
MLB 2 0.2 9 0 0 0 0
Uchenna Nwosu U. Nwosu
67
ROLB 2 15.4 22 3.5 0 0 0
Tre'Von Johnson T. Johnson
67
MLB 3 0.2 3 0 0 0 0
Denzel Perryman D. Perryman
80
LB 7 42.8 51 1.5 0 1 0
Kyzir White K. White
66
LB 8 47.3 17 1 0 1 0
Kickers Rating
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
Punters Rating
Donnie Jones D. Jones
74
Punters Rating Depth Position
Donnie Jones D. Jones
74
P 1

Last Week's Chargers Starting Lineup

RB
Player Rating
Austin Ekeler A. Ekeler
82
Justin Jackson J. Jackson
66
Detrez Newsome D. Newsome
66
Running Backs Stats Receiving Rushing
Player Rating Depth Snaps Fumbles Targets Yards Long TD YPC YPG Attempts Receptions Yards YPC Long TD
Austin Ekeler A. Ekeler
82
RB 1 39 0 5 28 21 0 14 28 15 2 66 4.4 18 1
Justin Jackson J. Jackson
66
RB 2 21 0 2 23 17 0 11.5 23 7 2 12 1.7 3 0
Detrez Newsome D. Newsome
66
RB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2018 Chargers Lineups

Game Score Starting Lineup Game Score Starting Lineup
Week 14: 12/9/18 vs CIN 26-21 W Philip Rivers (QB), Austin Ekeler (RB), Keenan Allen (WR1), Tyrell Williams (WR2), Travis Benjamin (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)
Week 12: 11/25/18 vs ARI 45-10 W Philip Rivers (QB), Melvin Gordon (RB), Mike Williams (WR1), Sean Culkin (TE), Michael Schofield (G), Dan Feeney (G), Sam Tevi (OT), Mike Pouncey (C), Russell Okung (OT)
Week 11: 11/18/18 vs DEN 22-23 L Philip Rivers (QB), Melvin Gordon (RB), Tyrell Williams (WR1), Keenan Allen (WR2), Virgil Green (TE), Russell Okung (OT), Mike Pouncey (C), Dan Feeney (G), Michael Schofield (G), Sam Tevi (OT)
Week 10: 11/11/18 at OAK 20-6 W Philip Rivers (QB), Melvin Gordon (RB), Keenan Allen (WR1), Sean Culkin (TE), Russell Okung (OT), Sam Tevi (OT), Mike Pouncey (C), Michael Schofield (G), Dan Feeney (G)

Chargers Are Being Overshadowed by the Other LA Team

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.