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Podcast: October 14 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff weigh in on the major fantasy headlines after Week 5 of the NFL regular season. Sponsored by Fantasy Points.  more »



Rookie QB Herbert throws 4 touchdowns on MNF

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT became the first rookie to throw 4 touchdown passes on Monday Night Football. The Chargers blew a 17-point lead for the second consecutive week, but the impressive outing by Herbert was the story of the game.



Chargers change direction, Herbert era officially begins

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said on Thursday that rookie quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT will be the starter for the remainder of the season. The announcement means that team captainMore and former starter TYROD TAYLOR is now the backup quarterback. Taylor has now lost his starting job three times with three different teams. Herbert, the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, has improved with every start while battling the likes of TOM BRADY and PATRICK MAHOMES. Less

Source: Los Angeles Daily News


Chargers QB Herbert making case for starting gig

While Los Angeles Chargers quarterback TYROD TAYLOR remains sidelined by an unfortunate injury, rookie signal-caller JUSTIN HERBERT is making a strong case to keep the starting job. Herbert threw 3 touchdownsMore in a loss to TOM BRADY and the Tampa Bay Bucs on Sunday. The rookie continues to perform well even while the Chargers continue to fall short on the scoreboard. Less

Source: Team Blog

Podcast: September 25 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 3 of the NFL regular season. Sponsored by Fantasy Index Weekly and Fantasy Points.  more »


Chargers QB Taylor’s lung punctured by team doctor

Los Angeles Chargers starting quarterback TYROD TAYLOR reportedly missed Sunday’s game because a team doctor accidentally punctured Taylor's lung while trying to administer a pain-killing injection to his cracked ribs. Taylor’sMore injury is not career threatening, but he will not be available for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Rookie quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT, who did well in his unexpected start, will lead the Chargers until Taylor is healthy enough to return. Less


Podcast: September 22 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Moishe Steigmann and Justin Eleff work the waiver wire -- and try to pull a rabbit out of a hat -- after Week 2 of the NFL regular season. Sponsored by Affordable Trophies.  more »



Chargers QB Taylor a late scratch with chest pains

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback TYROD TAYLOR developed chest pains just before Sunday’s game against Kansas City and was taken to the hospital. The pain was reportedly related to a rib injuryMore suffered late in the week. Taylor was released from the hospital but his status for next Sunday’s game is to be determined. Head coach Anthony Lynn said that Taylor will be the starter when he is healthy. In Taylor’s absence, rookie first-round pick JUSTIN HERBERT performed well in an unexpected start. Less

Source: NBC Sports


Tyrod Taylor era begins in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said on Wednesday that veteran TYROD TAYLOR will be the team’s starting quarterback for the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Lynn has consistentlyMore said that Taylor would be the starter, even after the Chargers selected quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT in the first-round of April’s NFL Draft. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Factoid: First-round quarterbacks

There were four quarterbacks drafted in the first round in April. We can pretty much say for certain that Joe Burrow will start right away, and that Jordan Love will not. But what about the others, Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert? Recent history suggests they'll play plenty.   more »



Chargers considered QB Newton

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn admitted that the team did consider free agent quarterback CAM NEWTON at one point. Given the questions about Newton’s health and other factors, theMore Chargers passed on signing him and instead decided to move forward with veteran TYROD TAYLOR and rookie JUSTIN HERBERT. Newton, meanwhile, remains unsigned. Less



Chargers draft QB Herbert with first-round pick

The Los Angeles Chargers selected quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft on Thursday night. Veteran quarterback TYROD TAYLOR is projected to be the starter when the season begins, but the selection of Herbert signals that Taylor is likely a short-term option.

Source: Los Angeles Times


Giants doing homework on QB Herbert

The New York Giants have reportedly spent a lot of time researching Oregon quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT, a process that has included FaceTime conversations with head coach Joe Judge. The Giants aren’tMore expected to draft Herbert just a year after making quarterback DANIEL JONES a top-10 pick, but the news is intriguing. The Giants are more likely gathering information on Herbert in order to engage in a meaningful negotiation if a team is interested in moving up in the draft for a potential trade. We will know for certain on Thursday. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Factoid: Kyler Murray

In a few days a quarterback will be taken No. 1 overall, so a brief look back at one of the best quarterbacks taken No. 1 overall this century. Based on their rookie seasons, anyway. It happened just last year, with Kyler Murray.   more »


Factoid: Top-10 Quarterbacks

Last week I ran an item about first-round quarterbacks drafted outside the top 10; what kind of fantasy impact can generally be expected from those players. Here's the companion factoid: how quarterbacks selected in the top 10 have worked out. No surprise: a whole lot better.   more »


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