The 2021 NFL season may barely be in the books, but Dave Richard is already getting a jump on his 2022 preparation by highlighting at least one key statistic to know for each NFL team that had a major bearing on their 2021 performance and could mean a great deal for their 2022 outlook. In this space, Dave dives into the Los Angeles Chargers.
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Los Angeles Chargers stats to know
It's clear that Justin Herbert is legit. His play has improved the Fantasy production of multiple Chargers over the past two seasons (32 games Herbert's played in). Just how much?
- a running back (usually Austin Ekeler) has had at least 14 PPR points in 24 of 32 games (75% hit rate)
- Keenan Allen has had at least 14 PPR points in 20 of 29 games (69% hit rate)
- a receiver other than Allen has had at least 13 PPR points in 19 of 32 games (59.4% hit rate)
- a tight end has had at least 10 PPR points in 17 of 32 games (53% hit rate)
Keep in mind, the average success rate for top-12 running backs in 2021 was 56%, the average success rate for a top-15 wide receiver was 57.6%, and the average success rate for top-12 tight ends was 48.9%.