The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 2 matchup between the Titans and Chargers.

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LA ChargersRank@TennesseeRank
-3.0 Spread3.0
24.0 Implied Total21.0
34.04Points/Gm15.026
36.030Points All./Gm16.08
76.03Plays/Gm59.023
65.017Opp. Plays/Gm64.016
5.74Off. Yards/Play4.814
8.232Def. Yards/Play5.528
52.63%8Rush%37.29%24
47.37%25Pass%62.71%9
30.77%4Opp. Rush %42.19%15
69.23%29Opp. Pass %57.81%18

  • 42.5% of the Chargers’ rushing attempts resulted in a first down or touchdown, the highest rate in the league Week 1.
  • Just 8.0% of the rushing attempts against Tennessee resulted in a first down or touchdown in Week 1, the lowest rate in the league.
  • The Chargers led the league in success rate per play (57.3%) in Week 1. The league average was 38.3%.
  • Going back to last season, the Chargers have now allowed 30 or more points in three straight games, their longest streak since 2007.
  • The Titans have not scored 30 or more points in 20 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the league.
  • The Chargers allowed a league-high 16.6 yards per completed pass in Week 1, the most a team has allowed in a game… since the Chargers in Week 18 last year (21.8 yards) against the Broncos.

Trust = spike production for that player

Quarterback

Justin Herbert (TRUST): Herbert opened the year with 228 yards and 6.9 yards per pass attempt with just one touchdown but was still able to close as the QB4 (20.9 points) thanks to adding 7.8 rushing points to his total.

With Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler still the primary pass catchers, Herbert’s depth of target (7.2 yards) did not skyrocket but did climb from a year ago.

Still, with those two target earners leading the way, Herbert only threw 24.2% of his passes 10 or more yards downfield, which was 27th in the league in Week 1.

If Ekeler misses this week, that can push the ball downfield more often.

The Chargers ran wild on the Dolphins, rushing for 238 yards. That is something that is surely not going to happen here against the Titans.

The Titans were once again dominant against the run in Week 1, but also once again struggled to defend the pass.

They allowed 9.2 yards per pass attempt (31st) to Derek Carr while allowing 0.430 passing points per attempt (21st).

Herbert threw for 313 yards in this matchup a year ago, but he failed to throw a touchdown and tossed a pair of interceptions.

I am betting on the touchdowns swinging back in his favor while the Chargers are going to have to throw the football against this defense.

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