The Los Angeles Chargers are stuck in a rut, a bad one. Despite the team’s long list of problems, rookie quarterback Justin Herbert has been sensational, and he’s well on his way to a Rookie of the Year award. His play has also made him an asset in fantasy football, and that’s likely to continue this week when he faces the Miami Dolphins.
Fantasy Football analysis: Chargers QB Justin Herbert
Herbert threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns against the Raiders last week. Believe it or not, that was his lowest touchdown total since Week 3. He has thrown 17 touchdowns on the season so far, with 2,146 yards and five interceptions.
The Dolphins pass defense is no pushover. Two weeks ago they had four turnovers against Jared Goff. And only three quarterbacks have thrown multiple touchdowns against Miami. However, those numbers shouldn’t scare you away from Herbert this week. Kyler Murray had three touchdown throws last week, and Herbert has an excellent group of pass catchers to work with and a team that can’t do much right other than throw the ball.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Justin Herbert.