The Los Angeles Chargers take on the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 15 in Thursday Night Football. The Chargers’ season, which was already on a rough path, became even more dismal upon the news that Justin Herbert would be unable to return for the rest of the year after fracturing his finger. This will affect every Chargers receiver’s fantasy output going forward. Let’s take a look at whether tight end Gerald Everett should start or sit this week.
Fantasy Football analysis: Chargers TE Gerald Everett
Everett has been on one of the best stretches of the season in the last three weeks, adding 126 receiving yards and a touchdown over his three most recent games. This Herbert injury comes at a tough time for Everett fantasy managers.
Start or sit in Week 15 PPR leagues?
If you’re in a smaller league, Everett can sit out this week, as there are likely better TEs or TEs whose quarterbacks weren’t injured last week available to play. However, once you get to about a 10-team league or larger, Everett is fine to start. Backup quarterback Easton Stick targeted Everett multiple times after coming in for Herbert against the Broncos, and he could be a comfortable short-yardage target for Stick.
Start or sit in Week 15 standard leagues?
Everett isn’t going to be worked into the long game much. He has yet to surpass the 50-receiving yard mark this season, and the Chargers will lean on the rushing game in goal-line situations rather than leave it up to Stick.
Player(s) you would start ahead of Gerald Everett
Outside of the obvious starters, Baltimore’s Isaiah Likely had a big week last week, as did New England’s Hunter Henry. If you’re looking for an alternative, both of those tight ends may be available to add from the waiver wire.